Free literary fiction Kindle books for 07 Jul 18

The Untold Tale (The Accidental Turn Series Book 1)

by J.M. Frey

Forsyth Turn is not a hero. Lordling of Turn Hall and Lysse Chipping, yes. Spymaster for the king, certainly. But hero? That’s his older brother’s job, and Kintyre Turn is nothing if not legendary. However, when a raid on the kingdom’s worst criminal results in the rescue of a bafflingly blunt woman, oddly named and even more oddly mannered, Forsyth finds his quaint, sedentary life is turned on its head.

Dragged reluctantly into a quest he never expected, and fighting villains that even his brother has never managed to best, Forsyth is forced to confront his own self-shame and the demons that come with always being second-best. And, more than that, when he finally realizes where Lucy came from and why she’s here, he’ll be forced to question not only his place in the world, but the very meaning of his own existence.

Smartly crafted, The Untold Tale gives agency to the unlikeliest of heroes: the silenced, the marginalized, and the overlooked. It asks what it really means to be a fan when the worlds you love don’t resemble the world you live in, celebrates the power of the written word, challenges tropes, and shows us what happens when someone stands up and refuses to remain a secondary character in their own life.



The Fat Lady’s Low, Sad Song

by Brian Kaufman

Courtney Morgan is a female knuckle-ball pitcher trying to break into professional baseball. Parker Westfall is an aging slugger with one last chance at the ultimate carrotâ??a spot on a major-league roster. She’s gorgeous, and he’s having the season of his life. Together, they’ll try to change a losing team’s fortunes on their way to the big show. But when tragedy strikes, will their dreams still matter? The Fat Lady’s Low, Sad Song is about what it means to be part of a team, and part of a community in the heartbreaking world of minor league ball.



Bycatch

by Sally Asante

Cole Tierney has spent a lifetime on the run, desperate to distance herself from memories of the night when the child she was babysitting died.
 
When she accepts an assignment with the Rwandan genocide tribunal, she expects to come face to face with evil incarnateâ?¦ but not in the form of her former lover, the urbane Georges Karamira, charged as a mastermind of the atrocities.
 
Cole’s anguish plumbs new depths as her own guilt becomes intertwined with accounts of Georges’s horrific crimes. She seeks absolution through alcohol and late-night conversations with a gentle revenant while Georges, confined to his prison cell, is steeped in regret that he failed to annihilate an entire people.
 
Not until she and Georges secretly meet does Cole finally gain perspective that leads to her redemption. Gracefully written and by turns both warm and heart-wrenching, BYCATCH is a study of guilt’s stranglehold on both the blameless and the culpable, and their disparate ways of coping with it.



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