Free Books 18/08/2013 Fiction & Literature

“I won’t have her forced,” Jack said. “Let her decide for herself.” Amy knew her father meant it. She could say no if she wanted. But this marriage would make everything all right. They could put all the trouble she had caused behind them. Everyone would be happy again. Everyone except her. “Sentence of Marriage” is the first book in the three-volume “Promises to Keep”. In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice. “One of the best historical novels I’ve had the pleasure to read in years.” – WorkingGirl Reviews. “The story was captivating, the characters real, the dialogue crisp. I admit to having cried and laughed and even having wanted to murder a character and beat another one within an inch of his life — which is simply a testament to how well written these books are.” – AmericanEditor.Fiction & Literature

 

 

A doctoral candidate in Theological Studies accepts recruitment by a friend in the U.S. State Department for an initiative to the most troublesome province in 2006 Iraq. The many challenges of nation building expand the mission from diplomacy to a survival situation as local and international interests position themselves to oppose the State Department initiative: one vital to progress in an uncertain theater. Terrorism and counter-terror operations threaten to keep the team from leaving the relative safety of Baghdad. Until, that is, a former USAF Special Tactics operative hunting the men who want to kill them draws duty as their protector. The simple questions posed during a tribal council threaten provincial and regional stability; the conclusions reached explode into a clash of faith, loyalty, schism and betrayal that will help shape the future of two nations. The Anvil of the Craftsman, the debut novel by author Dale Amidei, will be appreciated by fans of a broad range of fiction; from aficionados of the haunting themes of Ernest Hemingway to readers of the tightly woven plots of Tom Clancy and popular titles of authors like Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, David Baldacci, W.E.B. Griffin and Richard Marcinko.Fiction & Literature

 

 

THIS IS A SHORT STORY OF 8,000 WORDS, APPROX. NOTE: SOME SWEARING. Catherine is in love with Bill, a man hired by her therapist to help her overcome a phobia. She knows the relationship is wrong, but she can’t break away. Without Bill, she thinks, her life would be too bleak. She drifts along uneasily, telling herself she’s happy. Then disaster strikes . . .Fiction & Literature

 

 

This is the story of the first professional sports league. The intrigue, the drama, the scantily-clad girls holding placards, the beheadings! Follow the Mayan Ball League from its inception as a roughly played pick-up game to the marketing megalith it became to the unsightly end at the hands of the owners and players, whose greed cost them their livelihood, in some cases literally. The Mayan Ball League enjoyed a long, sweeping history full of characters and athletes and promoters who will shock and amaze you. After all, it was so popular, in its day, it was simply known as “The Ball Game.”Fiction & Literature

 

 

Josh Greenwood and his Mom and Dad are walking their neighbors to the corner of 13th and Jefferson after Josh’s 14th birthday party when a careening motorcycle kicks up a rock that kills Bonnie, the mother. But what if the rock killed Tom, the father, instead? Or the accident unfolded differently and Josh was killed? This uplifting tale of middle class family life in America offers all three stories. In Book 1, Tom struggles to cope with single parenthood and tries to woo Elaine, the neighbor at the accident who has a past with a mystery man. Josh and Max, Elaine’s son who doesn’t know that his real father is “somebody”, interfere and grow up until graduation from high school. In Book 2, Bonnie struggles to save Josh from the influences of her petty criminal half-brother, Mitch. Max reacts very differently to learning the identity of his real father and even with the best intentions and efforts of loving mothers things do not turn out well. In Book 3, Tom and Bonnie’s marriage flounders as they struggle to reinvent themselves as non-parents, Max becomes a real player in his father’s presidential campaign and Elaine… Well we can’t tell you the rest. In Book 4, (surprise!) the original tragedy is averted. How much do we really know about anyone?Fiction & Literature