I am not sure how I became acquainted with the BookBub. It is a site that notifies you of eBooks being sold at an excellent value. Each day, after signing up, you will receive an email with current specials. The books are available for the majority of the popular readers.
The good thing is that you will be presented with a lot of great reading at prices beginning at $0. The bad news is that in a matter of a week, if you are value conscious like I am, you will have several weeks of reading in front of you. At this rate, I will never get them all read.
It was through BookBub that I found The Execution by Sharon Cramer.
I took mine as an Apple download, but the link I provided above is for the Kindle.
Here is the description the was provided by Amazon;
The Execution is a powerful piece of dark, romantic fiction. A gripping thriller, set in the fourteenth century, it has strong elements of romance and intrigue. This book will propel you along in ways you’ve never experienced as you follow two parallel stories that come crashing together in a stunning finale. Award winning author, Sharon Cramer will break your heart beautifully as she compels you to recall what absolute hate and perfect love truly feel like.
When the young priest, D’ata, faces the ruthless killer to be executed the next morning, all is not as it seems, and things quickly crash out of control for both of them. Set in fourteenth century France, it is an epic, two-sided tale, woven amidst the cataclysms of that magnificent and wretched time as the two men tell the astonishing stories of their lives.
Recommended for adults only: Contains Graphic Violence, Sexuality, and Mature, Adult Situations
It was the book cover that caught my eye and I downloaded it with minimal expectations. Amazon’s description is on target. Especially it’s adult reading recommendation.
I am one of those folks you notice sometimes in a movie that is sniffling, if not downright bawling, when a movie has done a good job of doling out a very emotional scene.
It is something I can’t help. I get involved in the movie and its characters and when they are happy I am happy and when they are sad I am sad.
However, I think this may be the first book that produced so much moisture streaming down my cheeks. To say it was a page turner is not enough.
The mental images that are presented in this book capture you and you are transported into the 14th century. You will find yourself deeply involved with the characters and hoping that the next chapter is better for them.
I will make a bet with you. If you read this book’s first chapter to its very end, you will not put the book down.
I need a tissue.