Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sunshiny Saturday Afternoon Edition: Free Kindle Book!

It’s GLORIOUS out there!

I took a drive to the post office to mail off book orders and Sadie came with me. At my small-town-one-window post office, we had to park way behind the building down by the ball field where there was a softball game/practice in progress. SPRING INDEED!

Upon stepping out of my car, I could smell the mulch and the wood chips from the “buy it by the truck load” lot next door. Does anything smell better than wood chips in the sunshine? Definitely a spring smell to me!

Next to the post office is the little Wallburg Diner, newly reopened – and it is doing a bang up business. I thought the parking lot was so full due to the ball practice and the diner – but when I walked into the post office itself, I could see the line was nearly out the door. Please remind me never to mail late on a Saturday morning ever again!

One poor guy in front of me, had tried to mail a letter at the blue “outside” mailbox, must have had his mind on something else, and promptly dropped his wallet into the mail box! We were all commiserating with him as he told his story to the clerk at the window, but being as there is only ONE employee on Saturday, he was going to have to wait until she closed up shop and went outside to empty those mail boxes to get his wallet back.

He said he’d be happy to go wait at the diner next door, but his money was in his wallet! TOO BAD! It smelled so good ((another yummy aroma -- the smell of bacon coming from a diner in the morning!)) that I almost went in myself ---but Sadie was waiting in the car.

When I got back to the car, there she was – in the front passenger seat --- watching those kids throw balls back and forth, silly girl!

I just came across this book that sounds like a good read –and I’m sending it on to you.

Into the Free by Julie Cantrell is free today in the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 15 customer reviews.

Category: Drama

Book Description:

Just a girl. The only one strong enough to break the cycle.

In Depression-era Mississippi, Millie Reynolds longs to escape the madness that marks her world. With an abusive father and a “nothing mama,” she struggles to find a place where she really belongs.

For answers, Millie turns to the Gypsies who caravan through town each spring. The travelers lead Millie to a key that unlocks generations of shocking family secrets. When tragedy strikes, the mysterious contents of the box give Millie the tools she needs to break her family’s longstanding cycle of madness and abuse.

Through it all, Millie experiences the thrill of first love while fighting to trust the God she believes has abandoned her. With the power of forgiveness, can Millie finally make her way into the free?

Saturated in Southern ambiance and written in the vein of other Southern literary bestsellers like The Help by Kathryn Stockett and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, Julie Cantrell has created a story that will sweep you away long after the novel ends.


I loved reading THE HELP ----so if this is written in the same vein, I think I’ll like it! Speaking of The Help --- I’ve got a paper back copy that needs a new home! I’ve passed it on to local friends and I’m happy to pass it on to someone within the USA who leaves me a comment that they want it. I’ll ship it to you in exchange for a Fat Quarter to cover the cost of the shipping, how’s that? Pick something that you think I’ll like. ((No millenium fabric please! LOL!)) The first person contacting me gets it! If you are commenting as ANONYMOUS, please leave your name an email address.


  1. Would love your book please. What color FQ woule you like?

  2. You've got it Bev! There is an email coming your way!

  3. Thanks for the free Kindle recommendation. I hopped on that one too!

  4. Bonnie, do you use paperback swap? I have passed on many books that way. And each time you do, you get points to get books from someone else FREE! Of course popular books (esp. quilting) have lonnnnnng waiting lists. I think I'm like #67 of 100+ on a few. I'll proly buy those before I get them in the swap, but books like The Help move around fast.


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