This morning’s latest addition to our 200+ Free Book Alert listings is “a lighthearted, amusing and tender story of preteen wisdom, adult immaturity and the fine line between” by the author of Social Blunders and Western Swing….
Don’t want to judge a book by its cover, even when it’s a great and telling cover like this one and the price is just 99 cents? That’s okay, because you can check out the Amazon reviews and find 23 straight good reasons to download A CHANCE FOR CHARITY….
Emily isn’t really Emily (she’s Charity), and Charity has an even bigger secret. Charity and her family are not like other people, they have “skills” that mere mortals cannot begin to comprehend. Are her family’s secrets endangered by her love for Link?
by S.L. Baum
4.9 out of 5 stars 23 Reviews
20 readers give it 5-star reviews (and the other 3 are 4-star reviews)
Here’s the set-up:
A new family has just arrived in the isolated mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. Welcome the Johnstons – Jason (a doctor), Rachel (a designer), and their niece Emily (a current High School Senior).
Emily has lived the life of a quiet loner in the past, trying to go unnoticed. But with Telluride being such a small and welcoming town, she finds a group of friends at school almost immediately. When Emily meets Link (another new transplant in town) her world turns upside down. She doesn’t understand why she feels a magnetic pull toward him, or why she unknowingly lets her guard down around him. Link is just as confused by his own need to be with her.
Emily knows she is playing with fire. She should be doing whatever she can to keep herself isolated, to keep Link from getting too close. Danger has a way of finding Emily’s family – that is what keeps them on the move. They arrive in a new town every few years – it is safer that way.
Because… Emily isn’t really Emily… her real name is Charity – and Charity has an even bigger secret. Charity and her family are not like other people, they have “skills” that mere mortals cannot begin to comprehend.
Before long, Charity is struggling with the reality that her two lives are coming closer to each other with each passing day. Soon Link will find himself wrapped in a supernatural world that he never knew existed – and discover that mortals are not the only beings that walk this earth.
What the Reviewers Say
–Imogene Rose, author of The Portal Chronicles
“I loved this book. It was very well written. It was just a great, entertaining story. I am definitely not of the YA demographic so this book should appeal to people of varied ages… You can’t go wrong by buying this book. It is a steal at the current price, but would have been a steal at a higher price.”
”What would it be like to be immortal? Always on the run, forever hiding from vigilantes? Charity, and her “family” have moved outside of Telluride. She’s supposed to be 17. Along come Link and instantly there’s an attraction. This is really well written, with just enough tease to keep you going, but at a good pace… Very good read. “
Girl meets boy, falls in love, becomes engaged, and walks down the aisle. Oh, if only life were that simple. When an Immortal girl meets a Mortal boy, life is a little more complicated.
When Charity accepted Lincoln’s marriage proposal, she thought they could handle anything that came their way… Link’s newly acquired lust for blood became the first problem to tackle… saying “I do” came next.
Is a no fuss wedding in Las Vegas too much to ask? It seems so when a Witch from their past is not what she seems, mortal friends from Telluride become thorns in their sides, and staying alive is harder than Charity has ever imagined it would be. What is an Immortal girl to do?
About the Author
In late 2006 I was involved in an off road accident and woke up to the realization that “life is short” so you should do what you love and not put things off for another day. I had always wanted to write, but had never finished any project I’d started. About two years after that accident, I decided to start again, and I have enjoyed every moment of the creative process.
I am still writing and am thankful that Amazon has provided the tools for me to become an “indie” author.