Five Fresh Free Reads for You Today

by Alana on February 21, 2013



Thirty Something (Nothing's How We Dreamed It Would Be)Thirty Something (Nothing's How We Dreamed It Would Be)
Filipa Fonseca Silva
Joana is a conservative, controlling woman who expected much more from marriage; Maria is trying to get back on her feet after being dumped just before her wedding; Filipe hides his broken heart in failed relationships.
Is this as good as it gets when you're thirty something?
That's what these three friends from college times will find out during a dysfunctional dinner party. Because life is not always how we dreamed it would be.
Considered by some 'The Big Chill' of the 21st century, this debut novel is all about the end of innocence. Funny, clever and real.

"A very courageous novel that asks us to explore the hard questions in our lives no matter if we are thirty something or much older." - 5 stars - Karen Doering, Top 1.000 Amazon Reviewer

"Thirty Something is basically a story of reflection. We see how a group of friends, that are so different and have taken diverse paths in life, come together over dinner and how each one reflects on how different their lives are now." - 5 stars - Crystal Burns, Blogger: getlostinfiction.com



Captain's Day: A Golf CauserieCaptain's Day: A Golf Causerie
Terry Ravenscroft
At Sunnymere Golf Club meticulous plans put in place by club captain Henry Fridlington ought to have guaranteed that his Captain’s Day would be the best day in his life. However Henry has recently enforced a ‘no swearing on the golf course’ policy, a policy which has not gone down at all well with the membership - and a policy which is largely instrumental in ensuring that far from being the best day in his life his Captain’s Day quickly turns into the very worst day of his life. Of course the self-important behaviour of Henry himself doesn’t help matters. Neither does the arrival of the fire brigade on the golf course, the arrival of the police and the arrival of a twenty feet high pile of manure on the eighteenth green. But even without these unwanted distractions the two naked golfers charging about the course, one of them fuelled by drugs, the other fuelled by the desire to escape from the cuckolded fellow golfer chasing him, might have been enough to make Henry wish he’d never heard of the game of golf. Not to mention the mayhem caused by dance DJ Daddy Rhythm and his 120 decibel disco. Nor what the Lady Captain was getting up to with Henry’s father-in-law and two of his friends when Henry called in with his friend the Lord Mayor at the hospitality tent.
Captain’s Day will make non-golfers wonder why otherwise sane people take up the game and those who have taken up the game wish they had taken up something less fraught with danger, such as formation hang-gliding.

Just one of many 5 star Amazon Reviews -
“This is a very funny book. It will be enjoyed by golfers and non -golfers alike. In fact if Captain’s Day was like this in real life, lots more would take up the game. Refreshingly non PC with events that only the author could ever think of. Great fun and I doubt you have ever read anything like it before.” Cornishblue.

Captain's Day contains some sex scenes and strong language.

Are You My Mommy? The Search For My Birth Mother (Tales of Adoption Book 2)Are You My Mommy? The Search For My Birth Mother (Tales of Adoption Book 2)
Janet Louise Stephenson
Two sisters passed around from family to family as toddlers, handled their situation in dramatically different ways. The older sister internalized the abandonment and rejection, while the younger sister eagerly embraced each new mother figure asking, "Are you my mommy?"


Thirty years after being adopted into a Forever Family, these sisters seek out their past. In the search to reconnect with their biological family, they easily locate and reunite with their birth father. Through this reunion, they start to learn of the difficult life their birth mother had lived, and might still be living.

Several clues point to Native American Heritage through their birth mother's family line. While intense curiosity drives them to know more of their ancestry, their desire to reunite with her is diminished by an uncertainty over whether she wants to be found or if she would rather leave the past behind her where she buried it over 30 years ago.

They seek answers to these questions:
  • Is their birth mother alive? 
  • How will the answer to this question affect them?
  • If found alive, will she accept or reject them? 
  • What secrets has she been guarding all these years?
  • Does she hold the keys to connect them to their tribal ancestry?
  • What will it take to heal the wounds for both mother and daughters?
The tale stretches beyond the exhaustive search for their mother, delving into complicated family relationships, spirituality, healing, and forgiveness.