Monday, March 05, 2012

Lunch Time Edition! Two Free Kindle Books!

A Cook Book and a Drama!

I’m setting this to go as I head out the door. My departure was delayed this morning due to bad snowy conditions in Virginia ((What a great time for my first trip to Virginia Beach! LOL!)) and so ---I found myself surfing the net waiting for weather to clear a bit!

First off..because it is a cold cold end of winter day ---Soups from Gooseberry Patch!

You know I love their cook books…..they are full of simple, wholesome, delicious recipes and made of “normally on hand” ingredients!

The book description is simply stated:

Soups shares our very best recipes for all kinds of soups! Get cozy with fireside chili, baked potato soup and farmhouse beef stew.

I can get into that! And just downloaded it.

And while the soup is simmering, get into this one:

The Eighth Sea by Nancy Sprowell Geise is free today from the Amazon Kindle store, and has received a perfect 5 out of 5 stars based on 11 customer reviews.

Category: Drama / Historical Fiction

Book Description:

Have You Found Your Eighth Sea?

In the cold, black hold of a sailing ship, a young woman lies dying, tormented that her death will mean nothing. No one will know. No one will care. Only the will to find a purpose for her life keeps breath in her exhausted body.

Far away, a soft Carolina breeze touches a mother’s face as she peers into the night sky, agonizing over the loss of her infant daughter nineteen years before. A haunting vision that will not leave her—it whispers of a living tie, still unbroken, to that baby long ago. Worlds apart and unaware of one another, the mother and daughter fight their lonely battles for survival.

Between them—a man rising to greatness with the new America will bring them together.

In 1769, on the shores of St. Christopher in the West Indies, Weston and Emily Emerson are devastated by the sight of their infant daughter’s blanket floating among the splintered remains of a lifeboat. The voyage that began with promise of a new beginning in America ends in tragedy when a violent storm separates them from their child. Believing their daughter has perished, the heartbroken Emersons continue their voyage to the Colonies, not knowing Brenna was rescued.

Nineteen years later, Brenna, unaware of her true identity, begins an odyssey that will take her far from her dismal existence on St. Christopher. A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger will forever change the course of her life. In the old Roman city of Bath, Nathan begins an unrelenting search for Brenna that sweeps across England, involving romance, murder, and intrigue.

The themes of this story are universal: a long journey; separation and return; uncertainty; searching and finding; the search for understanding God’s will amidst tragedy; and finally, the realization that people can be bound together forever.

The Eighth Sea is a passionate love story involving two unforgettable
characters—Brenna and Nathan. Their story is our story—finding our place in the world, the meaning of our lives, our way home. Brenna’s solution is to set sail beyond the only world she has ever known and into her eighth sea. The story is inspirational, and its romance is deep and enduring.

Struggling to triumph are three major characters: Brenna—determined to find her place in the world yet haunted by the shadows of abandonment and self-doubt; Emily—plagued with grief over the loss of her only child an unable to shake a disturbing sense that something is unresolved; and Nathan—strong and charismatic, discovering that in his search for Brenna, he has found himself. Their story is a tribute to the human experiences of good overcoming evil, the power of persistence, and of love enduring against all odds.

The Eighth Sea is hard to put down, a deep and enduring romance, a plot filled with unexpected twists and the characters hard to get out of one’s mind…an inspiring journey into the unknown. A book club must read!

The Eighth Sea—finding the meaning of our lives, our way home.

And now that those are downloaded, this chickie is out the door! Virginia Beach, here I come --- snow or not!

Remember book prices can change without notice, so double check before clicking that these are still free for you!


  1. Bonnie, you are such a gracious blogger/quilter! Always on the go and yet always thinking about us readers! Thanks for the kindle tips today -- have a GREAT trip! :)

  2. Oh Bonnie, the Soup book couldn't have been better on a day like today. We had a little snow here this morning. A lot different than at 77 degrees we had last week. I love to make (and eat) homemade soup. I am always on the lookout for new recipes to try. And I think I'm going to love reading The Eighth Sea. I don't have a kindle but I have the kindle app for my iphone so I can take it wherever I go. Thanks for always thinking about us.

  3. how do you find all the great free books???? we must have the same taste in books. i almost always download all you recommend.

  4. Thanks for continuing to put up free Kindle books for us. I've downloaded just about everyone. I really look forward to seeing what you find each day. M

  5. Thank you! I got the soup book. I love cookbooks.
    I already had the other.

  6. Yeah free kindle books. We are in Flooded and isolated in Victoria Australia. With no mail and newspapers, I certainly need something to read and take my mind off rising waters. Sandbagged 4 houses yesterday and my husband and neighbours are exhausted.

    1. Oh, Caddie, we are thinking about you and all those who are so impacted by the weather in the last week or so! I hope you get a little rest, and a little hot, delicious soup, too!
      Maureen in a-tiny-bit-stormy Portland on the Left Coast of the USA


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