I thought I would post about a free ebook available right now. Harlequin Publishing is celebrating it’s 60th Anniversary and, in honor of that, is giving away 16 books online. There is no sign up required, no fees, they are just giving the books away. If you have a Kindle, you can also find all the free ebooks in the Kindle store. The website to get the free ebooks is here. Crime Scene at Cardwell Ranch by B.J. Daniels is an interesting mystery. I felt bad and sympathetic for both main characters, good character development and believable plot line. I liked how there were so many possible suspects and it was hard to guess who did it but there were some clues, looking back. I have to admit I was disappointed that Jordan didn’t do it because he was just an obnoxious brother and I wanted him to be the bad guy (sorry for the spoiler but I couldn’t help myself). Reference to sex and some graphic kissing but not full on sex scene, so I give it a four rating.[amazon-product alink=”0000FF” bordercolor=”000000″ height=”240″]037322897X[/amazon-product]
I thought I would start with one of my favorite books A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland. I usually don’t enjoy time travel books because I have a hard time believing they are real. (Yes, I know, I read romance novels but I struggle nonetheless.) One thing I really like about Kurland’s books is the fact that she doesn’t glamorize the time period. Modern Elizabeth finds herself transported back to medieval Scotland. Elizabeth is immediately put into a dungeon pit full of bugs and a woman is burned as a witch at one point in time because she displeased her laird.
Kurland’s wonderful description of the time period allows one to see what it must have been like, the good and the bad. This book is the first in series that is great and clean (except for Stardust of Yesterday and This is All I Ask is fairly descriptive of physical abuse main character experiences). Elizabeth is also almost raped in one scene and they describe lifting her skirt but nothing beyond that. There is some brief nudity (James sleeps in the nude) but it is done more in the keeping of the time period than anything else. There are some references to the couple having sex but no description of the act itself and they only have it after they are married.
I highly recommend all of Kurland’s books and eagerly await her next book.