It has been awhile since my last post about free Kindle books. I had fully intended to write much sooner than this but sometimes I feel like that’s the story of my life!
I actually haven’t been reading very much lately and it has been awhile since I read these particular books, so you’re not going to get a detailed review! After all, they’re free!! You can delete them if you don’t like them! But these were ones that I enjoyed reading …
An Old-Fashioned Girl – this might be my favorite Louisa May Alcott book! It’s a story about a sweet young lady from the country who went to visit her fashionable city friends, and helped make some very positive changes in their lives and characters. My mother is actually reading this aloud to my younger siblings right now and it reminded me of how much I enjoyed the book when I first read it!
Eight Cousins – another favorite … this one is about an orphaned girl (Rose) who came to live with her extended family, which included seven cousins who were all boys with no sisters. The book begins with her avowal that she hated boys but she quickly learned to accept her family and became a good influence on her new friends. This was an enjoyable read.
Rose in Bloom – this is a sequel to Eight Cousins and tells about Rose once she grows up. It’s a good story and deals with the positive and negative aspects of character building. And yes, she does end up getting married but I won’t tell you to whom 😉
Little Women – most people are familiar with this book, as I believe it was the author’s most widely-read publication. I enjoyed the story but I dislike the amount of fantasy that is involved. As I recently addressed in my Disney post, we avoid reading material that involves witches and fairies and the like, and I recall some of this content – especially when it came to plays and performances. In a read-aloud setting, I would find it necessary to avoid these sections and I would have to read the story again to know whether it was worthwhile enough to deal with the inconvenience of “skipping parts”!
Little Men – I think I actually enjoyed this one more than Little Women! It was an easier read and I liked the concept of providing children in need with a loving home. The story was full of life and fun. There was some fantasy stuff that I didn’t want to read but not nearly as much as the other book.
There are many more free books by Louisa May Alcott on Kindle but some of them I have not read and for others, I don’t remember the story line very well! But if you search her name in the Kindle Store, you can download them for yourself.
I stumbled across Gene Stratton-Porter’s books last year, I believe, and have read a few of them. There are multiple free ones on Kindle but some of them I didn’t care for so much, or haven’t read yet. Here are my favorites:
A Girl of the Limberlost – this was a good story about a young lady who was fatherless and didn’t have a very good mother. It’s a story of determination and overcoming, of love and forgiveness.
Laddie; A True Blue Story – this one is written as of from the perspective of a young girl who was maybe 10 years old? Laddie is her older brother, of whom she is very fond, but she is the youngest of many children of a family on a farm. The book is full of stories centered around the life of a Christian farming family in the 1800s.
Michael O’Halloran – Michael is a newspaper boy who has had to make his way in the world. In spite of very little means, he takes in an orphaned invalid girl who was practically left to die, and this is the story of how he helped to give her a good life. It’s an interesting and heartwarming read.
That will be all for today. Have you read any of these books? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section!