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Several people have suggested options for free books online, and I'm exploring what seems to me to be a wealth of choices. The Rowan Tree, by Robert W. Fuller, is available free for now on Google Play, and I'm reading it on my computer. You can read it here while it's free. I found it searching for free books in the literary fiction category at BookBub.
Rowan Ellway is a young college president; Easter Blue, an impassioned student leader. Upon graduation, she takes a fellowship to Africa, and they lose touch. When, decades later, they meet again, they discover that their prior bond was but a rehearsal for the world stage.It's quite the romantic, illicit affair-driven narrative and not my cup of tea. I won't seek out more by this author.
The Rowan Tree reaches from the tumultuous 1960s into humanity’s future, encompassing the worlds of politics, sport, ballet, presidential leadership, and world governance. An international cast of characters personifies the catalytic role of love in political change.
Replete with illicit loves, quixotic quests, and inextinguishable hope, The Rowan Tree foretells a dignitarian world much as the story of King Arthur and the round table sowed the seeds of democracy.
I'll take your word for it and pass.ReplyDelete
I'm glad I read it, but it just isn't my "style".Delete
Sounds like my kind of book, and I just finished one last night. Thanks for the link!ReplyDelete
The characters are interesting, and I liked how the plot was constructed. It was just the romance element that didn't suit me.Delete
At least you gave it a try and that should count for more than you might think!!!! Last night I fell on my left arm and it's too painful to use it. Typing with my right hand only, so keeping things short.ReplyDelete
I only use one hand to type lol!Delete
It is nice to find so many free books available online or on kindleReplyDelete
I've been excited to find so much available free. It does give me a chance to try new things, although I find myself looking for material I think I know I'll like ;)Delete
Sounds good, I will go get it! ValerieReplyDelete
Yayeee! I hope you enjoy reading it :)Delete
Sounds like an interesting tale. I Love the sound of the cranberry pie you mentioned on my blog. There are some awesome USA recipes, i always find them tempting. xReplyDelete
Nobody will eat it but me, I don't think, but I still may try it. I'd never heard of using cranberry sauce in a pie.Delete
I've been passing on romance for quite a while, in books and in movies. Thanks for the heads up. I'll pass, too. :)ReplyDelete
It's not primarily romance, I don't guess, but the plot seemed driven by the romance elements. Maybe I'm just overly sensitive to it...Delete
I went off on a tangent when I read the comments about cranberry pie recipes.ReplyDelete
Have you seen this recipe? It sounds good, and easy to make, so I'm thinking of giving it a try this Thanksgiving:
That cranberry pie recipe looks tasty :) This is the one I'm looking at: https://www.almanac.com/recipe/cranberry-dream-pie# I'm thinking it might last loner since it gets stored in the freezer.Delete
It's been driving me crazy that I've heard The Rown Tree before, but not this book. I finally put it together, it's from one of my British mystery shows, a child that was abducted & killed the woman planted a Rowan tree over his grave ... now my self mystery is solved. The Rowan Tree has quite a history in mythology.ReplyDelete
Your comment has sent me down the google bunny trail of Rowan tree myth/lore/legend. Cool! Thx :)Delete
There are so many books available online now 😁. I don't think I would choose this one either after reading the description 😉. I hope you had a lovely week! Hugs, Jo xReplyDelete
Ah, the word "free" has led me into many a place I would never have gone otherwise lolDelete
This sounds good. I am going to go check it out. It's been lots of mysteries for me.ReplyDelete
I am glad I read it. Variety is something I might could do with more of :)Delete