Archive for May 2011

Julie Ortolon Has Four of the 25 Most Wanted This Week

Contemporary romance author (Perfect Trilogy and Pearl Island Trilogy) Julie Ortolon has four entries in this week’s most-requested books list.

BookLending.com Most Wanted

Week of May 23, 2011

1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

3. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

5. My Horizontal Life by Chelsea Handler

6. The Pastor’s Wife by Jennifer Allee

7. The Bargain by Mary J. Putney

8. Summer Secrets by Barbara Freethy

9. Falling for You (Pearl Island Trilogy) by Julie Ortolon

10. Amaury’s Hellion (Scanguards Vampires #2) by Tina Folsom

11. Too Perfect (Perfect Trilogy) by Julie Ortolon

12. Reunion by Jeff Bennington

13. Switched (Trylle Trilogy, Book 1) by Amanda Hocking

14. Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee

15. Just Perfect (Perfect Trilogy) by Julie Ortolon

16. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

17. Lead Me On (Pearl Island Trilogy) by Julie Ortolon

18. Bridesmaid Lotto (McMaster the Disaster) by Rachel Astor

19. Her Perfect Revenge (a romantic comedy novel about getting even with a bad boy!) by Anna Mara

20. Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy by Susan Ray Schmidt

21. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

22. The BITCH-PROOF SUIT (Romantic Comedy) by De-ann Black

23. Fixing Freddie by Paula Munier

24. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

25. Seattle Girl (A chick lit romance about love, dating…and my really big mouth) by Lucy Kevin

Free Classics: Anne’s House of Dreams

Every Friday, Marilyn Knapp Litt, who blogs at ClassicKindle.com, brings us her recommendation of a free classic book to discover (or rediscover) on Kindle. Find more of Marilyn’s recommendations at her blog, ClassicKindle.com, a guide to the best free and inexpensive classic literature for the Kindle. You can also get Marilyn’s blog on Kindle and I recommend that you “Like” the Classic Kindle Facebook page as well so you don’t miss anything. Here’s Marilyn’s post:

When I hear or read a review of an interesting book, it used to be I made a note. Now I download a sample chapter and put it in a folder on my Kindle. When I want a book, I read the sample and if I want it, I can buy or, better yet – borrow it!

But my Kindle is also full of classic books I can keep and they didn’t cost a penny.

I was going to blog about Anne of Green Gables today, but the free version has a corrupted text that leaves out sections of the story. Then I thought, I’ll do Anne of Avonlea. Same problem!

So I turned to one of the less familiar sequels, Anne’s House of Dreams. The novel is free and the text is not corrupted.

Red-headed Anne Shirley of Prince Edward Island, Canada, is one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. And she is not just popular in the English speaking world. The series of books by L.M.Montgomery have made Prince Edward Island an improbable tourist destination for the Japanese.

Fans of the series will understand why I selected this section to quote!

So it fell out that Marilla and Mrs. Rachel Lynde and the twins came to Four Winds for Christmas. Marilla had the face of a woman who had circumnavigated the globe. She had never been sixty miles away from home before; and she had never eaten a Christmas dinner anywhere save at Green Gables.

Mrs. Rachel had made and brought with her an enormous plum pudding. Nothing could have convinced Mrs. Rachel that a college graduate of the younger generation could make a Christmas plum pudding properly; but she bestowed approval on Anne’s house.

“Anne’s a good housekeeper,” she said to Marilla in the spare room the night of their arrival. “I’ve looked into her bread box and her scrap pail. I always judge a housekeeper by those, that’s what. There’s nothing in the pail that shouldn’t have been thrown away, and no stale pieces in the bread box. Of course, she was trained up with you–but, then, she went to college afterwards. I notice she’s got my tobacco stripe quilt on the bed here, and that big round braided mat of yours before her living-room fire. It makes me feel right at home.”

Those of us who love Anne Shirley cannot get enough of her or Marilla or Rachel Lynde. If you do not know the incomparable Anne Shirley, then you are in for a treat.

Download your free copy of Anne’s House of Dreams here >>

Oh the Scandal! 25 Most Wanted

Are BookLending.com readers turning away from their love affair with paranormal romance to rekindle (sorry, couldn’t resist!) a relationship with an old flame? Ten of this week’s 25 most requested books are historical romances!

BookLending.com Most Wanted

Week of May 16, 2011

1. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

3. Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

4. Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) by Suzanne Collins

5. Claimed By Desire (A Contemporary Romance) (A Heart’s Desire) by KayAnna Kirby

6. Too Perfect (Perfect Trilogy) by Julie Ortolon

7. Just Perfect (Perfect Trilogy) by Julie Ortolon

8. Reunion by Jeff Bennington

9. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

10. Starbucks Coffee Recipes

11. Abandon by Meg Cabot

12. The Bargain by Mary J. Putney

13. The BITCH-PROOF SUIT (Romantic Comedy) by De-ann Black

14. A Scandalous Charade (Scandalous Series, BOOK 2) by Ava Stone

15. Don’t Make Me Come Up There! Quiet Moments for Busy Moms by Kristen Welch

16. A Scandalous Pursuit (Scandalous Series, BOOK 3) by Ava Stone

17. Highland Lover by Hannah Howell

18. Charming the Shrew (The MacLeods Book I) by Laurin Wittig

19. A Scandalous Past (Scandalous Series, BOOK 4) by Ava Stone

20. One Night Scandal by Christie Kelley

21. The Wary Widow (The Wetherby Brides, Book 3) by Jerrica Knight-Catania

22. Favorite Wife: Escape from Polygamy by Susan Ray Schmidt

23. Nowhere Near Respectable by Mary J. Putney

24. Intentions of the Earl (Scandalous Sisters, book 1) by Rose Gordon

25. The Queen Bee of Bridgeton (Dancing Dream #1) by Leslie DuBois