Two Free Kindle Reads

Leah Courtney
Lately I finished reading two free Kindle books, both Christian fiction, historical romance novels.

Breathe by Lisa Bergren is the story of Odessa, a consumptive patient who makes her way to the new town of Colorado Springs to seek healing for her consumption in the famed mountain air.  At the sanatorium she meets two men who become her friends and finds love and a mystery even as her body heals.
Breathe is a good, light, easy read.  It was a little predictable, nothing very exciting.  But, the story line was good.  And the characters were believable.  It wasn't particularly mesmerizing, but it was an entertaining read.  (BTW, I noticed that it is no longer free.  I'm not sure it was good enough to pay to read...)


Surrender the Heart by MaryLu Tyndall is another Christian, historical romance set during the war of 1812.  Marianne needs to marry in order to release her dowry money.  Noah is engaged to her because of his father's plans.  When Marianne ends up on his merchant ship by accident they find themselves drawn to each other even as they are drawn into the war.
I thought this one was a well-written book.  Still light and easy to read, the characters were interesting and believable.  The storyline was compelling.  The historical setting was interesting.  I enjoyed the tension in the relationship between Noah and Marianne and thought the resolution of the story was good.  It wasn't so predictable as to become boring.  In fact, I finished it in two nights because I was so interested, I couldn't wait to find out what happened!  This one is still a free Kindle read as I write, but it would be worth paying for.  I'll be looking for more books by this author.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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