Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Afternoon Edition–Free Kindle Book!

It’s been a while since I’ve found a GOOD enough one to download. I’ve been reading Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants in hard back as my night time reading when I’m home –and kindle has been going with me on flying trips because Fall of Giants is so HUGE.

I’m loving the characters in this book –and I love Ken Follett’s writing style. I loved PIllars of the Earth, and World without End ---and this one is really proving to be a good read. I like being familiar enough with certain authors that settling into their “style” is like snuggling into a comfy space and listening to an old friend I haven’t talked to in a while!

I’m hoping this free book will have the same kind of feel – a drama that will suck me in and hold me tight. Don’t let the title fool ya! At first glance, I didn’t even look at it because it had the word NAKED ---but I’m glad I read farther!

From the Back Cover

"Bonnie Turner's Face the Winter Naked is a beautifully written tale of strength, hope, love, and despair. Within the pages of this book, the era of the Great Depression unfolds into sharply focused reality, and the people who were impacted the most by that time of financial desperation come to life. Ms. Turner is an excellent storyteller, and I found myself completely immersed in her narrative

Face the Winter Naked by Bonnie Turner is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 54 customer reviews.

Category: Historical Fiction

Book description:

Daniel Tomelin, a battle-worn veteran haunted by the carnage of the First World War, deserts his family in the Great Depression and goes on the road to seek relief from his soul-shaking trauma. He’s too proud to return and face his loving wife without a job, but LaDaisy is determined to care for their family alone, if that’s what it takes. After leaving his loved ones to cope with a hell he helped create, does Daniel dare show his face again? Sometimes LaDaisy feels like killing him.

FACE THE WINTER NAKED is a story for today’s struggling economy and unemployed citizens, set in a tragic era when hope was sometimes all they had.

Bonnie Turner’s Face the Winter Naked is set during the Great Depression, but her story encompasses issues that reach far beyond that era and know no time constraints”war. Political strife. Economic collapse. Environmental catastrophe. Division of families. Cruelty and oppression. Poverty, inequity, and all the faces of prejudice. But it is also about love. And faith. And strength. And hope, forgiveness, and perseverance.

Face the Winter Naked provides an engrossing read in which Turner interweaves history, geography, and a compelling love story. More than that, it is a story that looks beyond the surface, delving into the inner workings of the human mind a powerful narrative that illuminates larger issues of humanity that are timeless and volatile and just as apropos today as decades ago.

And with that I’m off to go ship some quilts via FedEx!


  1. Alas, Bonnie, not free in the UK, but most of your recommendations have been free.

    I am enjoying the family saga, whose title I can't remember, where the Norwegians are heading for Utah.

    I've enjoyed Ken Follet too, which I read in pre-Kindle days. I hope the sequel comes out soon.

    All the best, Susan.

  2. Pillars of the Earth I think is probably my favourite book ever. I have to read some of his other books now including World Without End. Now that you've recommended Fall of Giants I'll put that one on my list too!

  3. Anonymous1:54 PM EST

    I look forward to reading this thank you so much for sharing these reads as well as your quilting patterns.

  4. I actually bought my Kindle early in December 2011. But was reading Ken Follet's three books first. I had to finish them! I know exactly what you mean about being comfortable with an author's style of writing. I feel that way about James Mitchner too.
    After finishing those books, holding the Kindle is a DREAM!
    And I cannot resist getting all the free books. Now my Kindle feels "crowded" and unorganized a bit. I did make some collections but have a LONG way to go. I am wondering if I can use the computer to make those collections instead of the Kindle. Any thoughts on the subject??
    XOXOXO Subee

  5. Face the Winter Naked is free in Australia. I just can't resist getting these free kindle books. Kindles are just taking off here in Australia. I have had mine for a year. It''s great for reading when you forget your glasses.

  6. Have you tried digital books from your public library?

  7. I don't know if you've started reading this one yet but it sucked me right in. This is the first thing I've downloaded for my kindle reader program besides free cookbooks. Downloaded this evening and I read almost 1/3 of it tonight. Thanx for the linkee!


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