10 free ebooks with brilliant reviews to download to your eReader


You’ve found the best eReader for you and want to start digging into your reading list. But, since even an eReader library can get expensive, you should also be warned. You’re in luck, considering that there are currently around a million free e-books available in the UK. That said, it can be difficult to know which ones are worth downloading to your eReader.

Fortunately, there are plenty of resources online to point you in the right direction, including Amazon’s Top 100 Free Chart and iBooks Top Chart. You can also sign up for the Kindle Daily Deals newsletter and BookBub for free, both of which will send you emails with information on price drops and promotions. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you’ll automatically have access to 1,000 free titles through Prime Reading, plus the option to try First Reads, while owners of Kindle or Fire tablets can take advantage of the lending library. of Kindle owners.

It’s worth checking back regularly, as publishers usually put a time limit on a free offering. When it comes to classics, finding a free title can be easy – and often, when a copyright expires (70 years after the author’s death), a title can become free indefinitely. A good place to start looking is Amazon’s Top 100 Free Classic Fiction.

To get you started on your quest for the best free ebooks, here are 10 titles (which have received brilliant reviews) that you can download right now.

Lilac Mills Tanglewood Tea Shop

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With over 400 positive reviews on Amazon alone, this book – the first in a series of Mills’ books set in the fictional village of Tanglewood – is a tonic in these tumultuous times. The story follows pastry chef Stevie, whose life is whipped like one of her bowls of buttercream frosting when her great-aunt leaves her a heirloom, which she uses to open a teahouse in the Brecon Beacons. With an array of characters that are both easy to love and hate, a flat (but cranky) love interest (at local stable owner Nick), and plenty of entertaining antics for good measure, it’s a delicious slice. light escape.

Kimberley Chambers' life of crime

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If you haven’t discovered number one bestselling author Kimberley Chambers yet, then this could be your perfect opportunity. All of her books are set in the rocky underworld of Essex and London’s East End, and all exude authenticity, suspense, drama and a host of unforgettable characters. Life Of Crime has over 850 positive reviews on Amazon, with readers rating the crime thriller as “sharp,” “shocking” and “mind-boggling.” No spoils here – just know it’s worth downloading.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Still at the top of the Amazon Free Fiction Classics rankings, The Great Gatsby is one of the greatest American novels of all time. Set in New York City during the Roaring Twenties, the story is told through the eyes of young banker Nick Carraway, who finds himself embroiled in the glitzy world of his neighbor, the eccentric Jay Gatsby. Praised for his satirical take on society and for Fitzgerald’s pointed observations, there is a lot about this classic that still seems relevant today.

Don't Ask Questions by Lisa Hartley

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We don’t know about you, but the recent news that filming for the sixth series of the BBC drama Line Of Duty has finally started has made us want a juicy detective story. Ask No Questions, a gripping story delving deep into the shady world of police corruption, is the first in a collection of crime thrillers starring undercover detective Caelan Small. It has many four and five star reviews on Amazon backing it up, and readers are calling the book “unlikely.” We would say this is a freebie to download.

Darcie Boleyn's house in Greenacres

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Who doesn’t love a cozy romance in beautiful Cornwall? Better yet, this charming story has the added bonus of a fictional vineyard. The premise of the story? After fleeing Penhallow Sands a year ago, Holly Dryden never thought she would be back. However, that was before fate conspired to have his life collapsed around his ears. Helping to re-run the family business, Holly realizes that running away from the past is never the answer, especially when it comes to your child’s stepfather… An uplifting and poignant story about the family, l love and find your place in the world.

The Dentist by Tim Sullivan

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Acclaimed screenwriter with TV and movie credits for hits like Cold Feet and Letters To Juliet, it’s no wonder Tim Sullivan is always well reviewed on Amazon. You now have the chance to sample some of his written work for free. The Dentist, the first in the author’s DS Cross mystery series, follows the protagonist detective’s quest to find out why a homeless man was murdered in Bristol. Gritty, dark and satisfying, it’s a real treat for fans of the genre.

Killer Cupcakes by Leighann Dobbs

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One of the best-selling writers on USA Today’s book list, Leighann Dobbs has written 15 amazing books in the Lexy Baker Cozy Mystery series, and the first of them is currently free to download. Combining pastry and super-sleuth might not be the most obvious mix for fiction, but with over 1,500 reviews on Amazon from satisfied readers, Dobbs is clearly doing something right. Killer Cupcakes sees Lexy join forces with both her handsome detective neighbor and a gang of crime-solving grannies in order to catch the person who poisoned her horrific ex-boyfriend. Will she catch the killer and the man? You can find out for absolutely nothing!

Family Ties by Anna Jacobs

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While rummaging through her father’s belongings after his death, Gina discovers proof of a secret from her past. This triggers the decision to leave his demanding family in Australia and embark on a fact-finding mission to England. Meanwhile, in Blackpool, Peggy is fed up with the constant verbal abuse she suffers from her husband and desperately needs to escape. What no woman expects, however, is the impact they will have on the other. This touching reading of escape, which will seduce fans of Patricia Scanlan and Liane Moriarty, has known a flood of beautiful reviews. Get it while it’s free.

The new one by Kathryn Freeman

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If you’re looking for something a little sassy, ​​this fresh, funny (and free, of course) story about a woman who has a one-night stand with a man who turns out to be her new hire, is on your way. to become the easiest download of your day. The chemistry between the two main characters sizzles, the entertaining plot gallops and the ending will leave you with a big smile. There are over 150 positive reviews for this book on Amazon, and we can fully understand why.

Carried away by Penny Parkes

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Chances are you are already a big fan of Penny Parkes’ Larkford books – which follow events in and around a village doctor’s office. If you don’t know them yet, this free news is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Parkes. The author has created a fabulous cast of characters in a believable setting, and this delightful story well deserves a place in your eReader library.


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