Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Nobleman Mister Quixote of La Mancha, is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published, such as the Bokklubben World Library collection that cites Don Quixote as the authors’ choice for the “best literary work ever written”

Author: Miguel de Cervantes

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
2156 reviews

Pilgrim’s Progress (Illustrated): Updated, Modern English. More than 100 Illustrations. (Bunyan Updated Classics Book 1) by John Bunyan and Donna Sundblad

Often disguised as something that would help him, evil accompanies Christian on his journey to the Celestial City. As you walk with him, you’ll begin to identify today’s many religious pitfalls. These are presented by men such as Pliable, who turns back at the Slough of Despond; and Ignorance, who believes he’s a true follower of Christ when he’s really only trusting in himself. Each character represented in this allegory is intentionally and profoundly accurate in its depiction of what we see all around us, and unfortunately, what we too often see in ourselves. But while Christian is injured and nearly killed, he eventually prevails to the end. So can you.

The best part of this book is the Bible verses added to the text. The original Pilgrims Progress listed the Bible verse references, but the verses themselves are so impactful when tied to the scenes in this allegory, that they are now included within the text of this book. The text is tweaked just enough to make it readable today, for the young and the old. Youngsters in particular will be drawn to the original illustrations included in this wonderful classic.

Author: John Bunyan and Donna Sundblad

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
2551 reviews

Lianne (Second Chances Series Book 2) by Mona Ingram

It’s true… love is where you find it. The prequel to this series introduced you to five women, all of whom have recently suffered personal loss. As the friends work to save their dying town, each finds new love among the ashes of their heartbreak. The first of these is Lianne… Following in her late husband’s footsteps, Lianne takes a giant leap of faith and visits the spectacular Cornwall coast of England. Here on magnificent windswept beaches, she hopes to find herself again. What she doesn’t plan for is a growing attraction to a local man… and his dog. But just as they’re about to become intimate, he disappears, leaving her questioning her ability to love again.

Author: Mona Ingram

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
45 reviews

A Wife and a River: Clean Fishing Fiction by Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Scotts Mills, Oregon, 1960. When a young, pretty woman interviews for the cashier position at his tackle shop, Trevor Dawber rethinks his prayer request.
Mae was NOT what he had in mind when he asked four elderly women to pray for him in hiring his first employee. She was just the kind of lure he didn’t need in his fishing store.

Author: Sherri Schoenborn Murray

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
70 reviews

When the Stars Fall (The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series Book 2) by Becki Willis

Voted 2016 Best Mystery Series by the Association of Texas Authors.
Madison Reynolds is rebuilding her life, one obstacle at a time.
But the building blocks aren’t standard issue: widowed at thirty-nine…betrayed by her late husband…mother of teenaged twins…finances in shambles…living with her eighty-year-old grandmother…still attracted to her teenage crush Brash deCordova, who just happens to be the Chief of Police in The Sisters…embroiled in yet another murder mystery… How will she ever get all the blocks assembled and stacked one upon another, in order to build a future for herself and her children?
Madison’s newest client at In a Pinch Temp Service is a suspicious wife, up against a formidable foe—the lovely Caress Ellingsworth, former soap opera queen. When the star is murdered and Madison is eyewitness to the deed, she wonders if the shadowed person she saw commit the crime might really be her client. Now Madison is torn between uncovering the truth and keeping her customer’s name off the suspect list.
Caress is not the only star in town these days. With a little help from Granny Bert and Madison’s best friend Genesis, the popular television show Home Again arrives, with some crazy notion about remodeling the Big House for Maddy and her twins. The problem is, Madison can’t afford to buy the house, much less pay to have it renovated. No matter how tempting the offer—or how tempting the show’s star, Nick Vilardi—Madison sees it as just another block that will not fit.
Even if she manages to stack the blocks in a semblance of order, even if she climbs her way up and reaches for the sky, what happens when the stars fall?
Book Two of The Sisters, Texas Mystery Series. Homegrown characters, mystery and romance.

Author: Becki Willis

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
70 reviews

Kisses From Jack: The Other Side of a Billionaire Love Story (The Kisses Series Book 0) by Krista Lakes

Finally, kisses from the billionaire’s point of view…
Jack Saunders wanted one last hurrah before taking the mantle of DS Oil & Gas, the billion-dollar company that his father founded. His friend, Owen, let him borrow his mansion on a tropical island so that he could throw a final party before “marrying” the business that would dominate the rest of his life. He brought his secretary, Brandy, hoping that he could kindle a relationship that would last through the long days and nights of running a company. However, while the party was great, the gold digging woman he brought was not, and Jack resigned himself to a lifetime of loneliness.

That was until he took a walk down the beach and met her. A woman who didn’t recognize him from the tabloids and only saw him, the man behind the money. Of all the women Jack had ever met, there was nobody like Emma LaRue. With one pretend marriage ceremony, she would change his life forever, and become the only one he ever wanted to give his saltwater kisses to.

This novella is the first half of Saltwater Kisses written from Jack’s point-of-view, with a few bonus scenes thrown in as well. It contains the first half of Saltwater Kisses as a sample and also throws in the cast of all the Kisses books in an ensemble that is sure to make any of Krista Lakes’ fans happy!

Emma pushed open her door and nearly stepped inside before he caught her.

“What do you think you’re doing?” Jack asked, his eyes twinkling. Despite running along the beach, he wasn’t out of breath from running. He was out of breath controlling himself with Emma. It had taken every ounce of willpower he processed to get her back to the hotel room. The only reason he had managed to wait was that it was technically their wedding. He was looking forward to this part.

“Opening the door?” Emma cocked her head to the side, confused. She had sprinted just as hard to get back here.

With a fluid motion, Jack scooped her up in his arms. She giggled as she realized what he was doing, wrapping her arms around his neck and holding him close. She pressed her nose into his throat and inhaled, taking in the scent of him. It made his heart race with primal need.

He carried her to the bedroom, setting her down gently on the floor. She held onto him for an extra moment, as if she were soaking him into her skin. When she looked up at him, her long lashes fluttering over sea-green eyes, his heart melted into a puddle on the floor.

She stepped back and in a one smooth motion raised the hem of her sundress up and over her head. All she had on was a pair of tiny white panties. Jack’s breath caught and all the need he had been keeping tamped down came roaring to life…

Author: Krista Lakes

Rating: Rating: 4.20 / 5
197 reviews

Keeping Her: A Dark Romance (Keep Me Series Book 1) by Angela Snyder

“She calls to me like one of the Sirens from Greek mythology, and I would gladly crash into a thousand jagged rocks for just a single touch from her.”To say I had a rough start in life would be the understatement of the century.My uncle may have rescued me from my abusive childhood, but he couldn’t save me from the neurotic and compulsive obsessions I would develop in my adulthood.I deal with some of the worst criminals in the seedy underbelly of the world just to get what I want. What I need.And what I need is the perfect woman. Perfect and pure in every way possible. And I’m willing to obtain that perfection…no matter the cost.So when I make my newest purchase, I expect Adeline’s fate to be like all the others before her — taking what I want and then never seeing her again.But she’s different.Her beauty is disarming.And even though I promised to let her go after I took what I wanted…I slowly come to the realization that I can’t.I have to break my promise to her, because she’s mine now.And I’m keeping her.**Keeping Her is book one of the two-book dark romance Keep Me Series and ends with a cliffhanger. It contains adult content for mature readers.*****Saving Him: Book 2 of the Keep Me Series is now available for pre-order on Amazon!***

Author: Angela Snyder

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
178 reviews

Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

A thrilling tale of piracy, justice, and honor on the high seas from the author of Scaramouche Retired soldier Peter Blood lives a happy, comfortable life as a physician in seventeenth-century England. Yet everything changes one fateful evening when he saves the life of the wrong patient: a young rebel involved in an uprising against King James II. For doing his job and obeying the Hippocratic oath, the shell-shocked Blood is convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in Barbados, toiling as a slave.   Once in the Caribbean, however, Blood has other plans. The daring doctor wins over his peers with his courage and skill, falls in love with the plantation owner’s niece, and begins to plot his escape. When a Spanish privateer attacks the plantation town, Blood seizes his chance, and with the help of his fellow slaves, pulls off a daring heist of the pirates’ ship. Based on a true story, Captain Blood is an immensely satisfying high-seas adventure for the ages.   This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Author: Rafael Sabatini

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
215 reviews

No One’s Bride (Escape to the West Book 1) by Nerys Leigh

#1 bestseller in Women’s Christian Fiction, Women’s Religious Fiction , and Western & Frontier Christian Romance!A mail order bride with no intention of marrying, a young postmaster determined to change her mind.The last thing Amy wants is a husband, but her only hope of escape from a dangerous situation is to answer postmaster Adam Emerson’s advertisement for a bride.When her desperate plan to trick Adam into paying her way across the country goes awry, her guilty conscience compels her to stay in the small Californian town of Green Hill Creek to find a way to repay him the cost of the train fare before she moves on. The trouble is, she’s completely unprepared for the effect of his kindness, charm, wit, and ridiculously blue eyes.As her dream of a new life in San Francisco begins to falter and her past catches up with her, can Amy hold onto the one thing she never thought she’d want but now can’t bear to lose?Five mail order brides, one small Californian town, a lot of romance! The Escape to the West series tells the stories of five young women in 1870 who travel across the country to find love. These uplifting Christian historical romances will transport you to a time of courageous women longing for a better life and the strong men dedicated to winning their hearts. Each novel can be read on its own or as part of the series.

Author: Nerys Leigh

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
248 reviews