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Kindle First -- July 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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Re: Kindle First -- July 2017
« 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 08, 2017, 02:29:07 PM »
Read a few negative reviews and immediately went with A Beautiful Poison. Sounds like my kind of book. :)

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Re: Kindle First -- July 2017
« Reply #8 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.