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Kindle First -- August 2017
« on: July 01, 2017, 03:45:04 AM »
Kindle First Titles for July 2017

A better selection this month, I thought. I went with A Beautiful Poison


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Re: Kindle First -- July 2017
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2017, 07:46:44 AM »
I'm undecided between A Beautiful Poison and What Was Rescued. The latter isn't one of the choices on the US site, just here in the UK.
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Re: Kindle First -- July 2017
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2017, 08:00:16 AM »
I went for Mrs. Saint and the Defectives.


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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2017, 06:59:06 PM »
I went for Mrs. Saint and the Defectives.

Can you let us know how that is?

I'm torn between that and the memoir.

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Re: Kindle First -- July 2017
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2017, 07:25:22 PM »
Can you let us know how that is?

I'm torn between that and the memoir.

Sure. I plan on starting it tomorrow.


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Re: Kindle First -- July 2017
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 09:56:38 PM »
Will probably go with A Beautiful Poison but might go with the memoir, The Sky Below

My concern about the memoir is that I really do not enjoy anymore reading about 'super people' who stupenously over-achieve. Reminds too much of some family members that I know.
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Re: Kindle First -- July 2017
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 01:43:55 PM »
Can you let us know how that is?

I'm torn between that and the memoir.

Mrs. Saint and the Defectives. Not my cup of tea, however, it was well written and edited.

Markie finds herself divorced, broke, living in a tiny bungalow with her teenage son Jesse, who reacts badly to the divorce. Enter Mrs. Saint, Markie's new next door neighbor.

Mrs. Saint is bossy, nosy, and keeps insinuating herself into Markie's life. She takes in "defectives" and tries to give them a chance at life. But it's obvious that Mrs. Saint has a lot of secrets.

I found the whole thing rather dreary and the revelations of Mrs. Saint's secrets over complicated and over done. In fact, it was so complicated that I had to reread quite a bit of it to "get" it.

What irritated me the most is the cover design insinuates that there will be some humor in the book and there wasn't. Not for me. Even the title is misleading in that regard. But, to be honest, I skipped over a lot and just read the last three chapters and the epilogue. It took too long for something to happen.

Other people loved it. Like I said, just not my cup of tea.


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Re: Kindle First -- July 2017
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 09:08:23 AM »
Mrs. Saint and the Defectives. Not my cup of tea, however, it was well written and edited.

Thanks, Gertie - this convinced me to get the memoir instead.

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Re: Kindle First -- August 2017
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2017, 05:17:46 AM »
Kindle First Titles for August 2017

I updated the thread title . . . . it's August now! :)

Again, not seeing anything that leaps at me. I'll wait for some reviews.

This month's titles:

Suspense: All the Little Children
Romantic Comedy: P.S. from Paris (US edition)
Thriller: When They Come for You (Harper McDaniel)
Science Fiction: Song of Edmon (The Fracture Worlds Book 1)
Contemporary Fiction: The Heart Echoes
Literary Fiction: The Judgment of Richard Richter

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Re: Kindle First -- August 2017
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2017, 06:06:12 AM »
I don't think I'll be getting anything this month, nothing really appeals. Frankly, given the size of my TBR list, I'm a little relieved!  :-\
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Re: Kindle First -- August 2017
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2017, 06:23:20 AM »
I don't think I'll be getting anything this month, nothing really appeals. Frankly, given the size of my TBR list, I'm a little relieved!  :-\

There is that!


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Re: Kindle First -- August 2017
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2017, 02:11:21 PM »
I picked the romantic comedy. Made it through 20% and fell asleep. He kept referring to things that happened previously with no explanation. It made me wonder if there was a book that came before this one.


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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2017, 03:07:38 PM »
And another month where there isn't anything in it for me. Its a trend.  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2017, 03:44:29 PM »
I almost picked the comedy but was afraid it would be boring. Glad I didn't now. In fact, I got sucked into the one I did pick and for the first time in a year think I might actually finish one of these Kindle first books.

I keep hoping there will be a good one. Oh, well. Maybe next month.


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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
I was about to pick All the Little Children when I saw a review that said it ended on a cliffhanger. :(
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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2017, 02:07:09 PM »
Hopefully you guys don't mind me posting here.

I chose P.S. from Paris. I just started reading a lot again so I try to pick a book every month.  I enjoyed this one. It was a quick and easy read and the characters were likable.

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