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Initial post: May 3, 2012 8:59:56 PM PDT
Riki Kucheck says:
I am desperate for some good books...i read about two books a week on my kindle and I do not want any that are not on the Kindle.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. I read Ann Patchett, Joanna Trollope, Elizabeth Gregory, etc.

Posted on May 3, 2012 9:10:48 PM PDT
Here's a good one, available for kindle: Apart From Love

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012 10:58:30 PM PDT
I hope the book is better than the cover. That is a seriously weird picture.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 6:06:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 4, 2012 6:08:17 AM PDT
The Pulitzer committee this year was desperate also. They could not find one American novel worthy of the honor. Publishers in this country are pathetic in so many ways. They so want to dumb down literature for the masses that the concept of a good novel, one that will make a reader feel alive, is beyond them. My BF Vampire Loves Gucci.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 7:17:41 AM PDT
Riki Kucheck says:
Thanks. I bought on my kindle and will read it today. Then if good will post a review.

Sounds good.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 7:19:43 AM PDT
Riki Kucheck says:
No such book? Cannot use this to self promote!
Please go to Meet Our Authors.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 10:17:32 AM PDT
Your post makes no sense.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2012 10:20:58 AM PDT
good for them - I'm glad that they didn't award it to a book that they felt didn't meet their requirements. This isn't the first time that this happened in history - but it is the first time since 1973 (I think)

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 11:56:38 AM PDT
Barbara Kingsolver's novel THE GLASS CASTLE is excellent.

Posted on May 7, 2012 1:02:39 PM PDT
Read It All says:
Some of the best books ever are the "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon. This is romantic and historical. Just can't describe how good they are! Go for these even if you don't go for anything else. There are seven books now and we are all champing at the bit to get the next one.

Also, the "Pendergast" books by Preston and Child. Different from anything else I have ever read. Some good authors' names to look up are Laurell K. Hamilton, Charles De Lint, Jonathan Kellerman. Don't know if you will like them all, but you only specified "Fiction" on your thread name. A lot of people are reading "Fifty Shades Of Grey" right now and seem to like that trilogy. I think it is Erotica. If I think of anything else, I will post again.

Posted on May 10, 2012 2:25:37 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012 10:25:21 AM PDT
Four in the Morning is free on Kindle this week and includes myself and three other authors. Two of them, Marquitz and Erdelac, have series--good ones--multiple series in Marquitz' case.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 8:41:02 PM PDT
S.J.C. says:
Here's a great new read available for free on Kindle: Jason Jakson and the Paper Moon

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 8:30:02 AM PDT
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Posted on Jun 19, 2012 8:39:23 AM PDT
Since you like Joanna Trollope (I do too), I'll go ahead and recommend Elizabeth Buchan - but have to admit when I double-checked just now on kindle availability, to me those prices seem outrageous (I usually get her books in DTB from the library.) But I know everybody has different budgets, so keeping the recommendation. :)

Another British author, who's published by Sourcebooks (which often has great sales - it's worth it to keep an eye on their website) is Jill Mansell. Her stories are a bit lighter - yes, more like chick lit, but not too frothy...
I enjoyed Staying at Daisy's

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 8:50:51 AM PDT
Couple more....

Something fun to read for the summer is E.F. Benson's Mapp & Lucia series
- Miss Mapp (Make Way for Lucia)

Also, I've seen this author highly recommended on several UK blog sites (I have this book, just haven't gotten to it in the TBR yet): HOUSE OF SILENCE - Linda Gillard
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