Free literary fiction Kindle books for 14 Jun 18

The Port Elspeth Jewelry Making Club

by Holly Tierney-Bedord

From the author of Sweet Hollow Women comes a new novel about friendship, surprises, and the secrets that hide in the shadows of even the most ordinary-seeming lives. 
It’s been five years since the idyllic oceanside community of Port Elspeth was rocked by tragedy. Shortly after their high school graduation, Evangeline Maddingly, daughter of one of the town’s wealthiest old-money families, and Oliver Prescott, son of one of the town’s wealthiest new-money families, were found dead in an isolated cabin in the woods outside of town. The circumstances surrounding their untimely deaths are murky at best, thanks in large part to a sweeping effort from those in power to shut down any negative publicity that could harm the reputation of their pristine community. 
Five years later, a small group of strangers gathers to create jewelry for one of Port Elspeth’s many fundraisers. Before long, friendships are forming and old secrets are being revealed. Along with discovering how to make a perfect pair of chandelier earrings or cabochon necklace, this unlikely team of sleuths finds themselves at the heart of solving the murders that took place half a decade earlier.

Throwing Stones At God

by Michelle Flatley

Throwing Stones At God is the story of a young refugee boy from Eritrea.

Emmanuel Tesfaye is ten and boards a rubber boat with his Ma and sister to get to England. But when his Ma and sister are drowned at sea Emmanuel is unable to speak and his diary becomes his only voice. Will Emmanuel get to England?

Through the diary of Emmanuel, Throwing Stones At God explores friendship and freedom, hope and loss, and the untold stories of the world’s refugees.

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead: A modern fairytale of love and loss that weaves together the inner conflicts of a young womanâ??s life.

by Charlie Laidlaw

Intriguing and compelling… a tale that grips until the very last page – Jodi Taylor, bestselling author of The Chronicles of St Mary’s.

The Things We Learn When We’re Dead is about how small decisions can have profound and unintended consequences, but how we can sometimes get a second chance.

On the way home from a dinner party, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions.
It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN, because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the aging hippy captain. She seems to be there by accidentâ?¦ or does God have a higher purpose after all?
Despite that, The Things We Learn When We’re Dead is neither sci-fi nor fantasy. It is a book about memory and how, if we could remember things slightly differently, would we also be changed?

In HVN, Lorna can at first remember nothing. But as her memories return – some good, some bad – she realises that she has decisions to make and that, maybe, she can find a way back home.

“Clever and compelling… this book is hugely original and well worth a readâ?¦hugely enjoyable.” Book Bag
“A gem of a bookâ?¦a really good book about life and growing up.” Book Lore

Charlie Laidlaw was born in the west of Scotland and is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He has been a national newspaper journalist and worked in defence intelligence. He is married with two grown-up children. Visit

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