[Free eBook REPEAT] Paris Demands by Mike Miksche [LGBT Literary Fiction]

Paris Demands by Mike Miksche is his contemporary gay literary fiction novel, free again for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press.

This is a journey of self-discovery via overseas travel tourism sort of novel, set in the titular Paris, and while it has a number of m/m sex scenes, is apparently not primarily erotic or even particularly romantic in nature, according to the reviews.

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[Free eBook] The One-Eyed Moon by Marguerite Steen [Vintage 1930s Literary Drama]

The One-Eyed Moon by the late British author Marguerite Steen, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature whose works enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, is her vintage standalone literary fiction drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Odyssey imprint.

This was originally published in 1935 by Victor Gollancz. The story takes place in Spain in the troubled years prior to the Spanish Civil War of the late 1930s (which officially started after this novel was originally written).

This is a mixed personal, family, and political drama where a man and his wife, their conflicts exacerbated by very different backgrounds, and their daughter play out their probable tragedy against the backdrop of the greater national turmoil.

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[Free eBook] The Hero of Saint Roger by Jerrard Tickell [Vintage Post-WWII Literary Satire]

The Hero of Saint Roger by the late Irish author Jerrard Tickell, whose WWII comedy novel Appointment with Venus has been twice adapted to film, is his vintage standalone literary fiction novel with satirical elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Odyssey imprint.

This was originally published in 1954 by Hodder & Stoughton.

The story is set several years after World War II, on a fictional Caribbean island which is a popular tourist destination which one day experiences a disaster which forces them to rebuild. With resources difficult to obtain, the islanders hatch a scheme to deceive the outside world into aiding them, which some islanders begin to have second thoughts about even as it gets underway, in a story that both explores and skewers life in both the wartime and postwar years.

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[Free eBook] The Turning Point by Freya North [Contemporary Literary Novel with Romance]

The Turning Point by bestselling British author Freya North is her standalone literary personal/family drama novel with strong f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Harper imprint.

This is a contemporary literary fiction novel about an unconventional love story (which the reviews hint may be a tearjerker that does not end HEA, YMMV) which takes place in Norfolk and British Columbia, centred around the slow-developing long-distance relationship between a Canadian musician and a British author—both single parents who meet by chance and discover they have a connection; the exploration of which will affect themselves and their families in unexpected ways.

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[Free eBook] The Marriage Will Not Take Place by Marguerite Steen [Vintage 1930s Literary Novel]

The Marriage Will Not Take Place by the late British author Marguerite Steen, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature whose works enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, is her vintage standalone literary fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Odyssey imprint.

This was originally published in 1938 by Collins. The novel takes place in England in the 1930s, exploring then-contemporary changing notions about love and marriage via the lens of a family which is not quite prepared to let go of its youngest and favourite daughter, who has fallen head over heels in love and is about to get married… or is she?

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[Free eBook] The Secret Wife by Gill Paul [Past/Present Literary Novel]

The Secret Wife by London-resident Scottish author Gill Paul is her standalone modern/historical literary novel with f/m romantic elements, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher HarperCollins’ Avon imprint.

This is one of those heartwarming past/present journey of self-discovery novels, wherein someone finds some sort of hint or artifact that puts them on the trail of finding a something hidden in the past which in turn unlocks meaningful personal realizations about themselves.

In this case, there’s a journalist escaping from the trauma of a recent personal revelation discovering a jewelled pendant which leads her to uncover a family secret dating back to the Russian Revolution and a doomed aristocratic love affair.

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[Free eBook] A House on the Rhine by Frances Faviell [Vintage Post-WWII Literary Novel]

A House on the Rhine by Frances Faviell, a pseudonym for the late author and painter Olivia Faviell Lucas, is her vintage literary fiction novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Dean Street Press.

This was originally published in 1955 by Rupert Hart-Davis, and this new edition contains an afterword by the author’s son who also lived through the time period in the novel, along with other supplementary material. The novel, which is now historical, but contemporary at the time it was written and loosely based on the author’s own observations which she also recorded in a memoir of post-war Berlin where her family was stationed as part of the occupation, takes place in the aftermath of WWII near Cologne.

The story is a family/societal drama exploring conflicts in a German family and its surrounding society which is struggling with the changes brought about by the end of the war, and the divide between the parents, who were part of the Nazi-ruled establishment, and the children, who are rebelling in various ways.

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[Free eBook] Spider by Marguerite Steen [Vintage Literary Novel]

Spider by the late British author Marguerite Steen, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature whose works enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, is her vintage literary fiction coming of age drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour’s The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1933 by Victor Gollancz. The story features a generational clash between a grandmother who has enshrined her late pianist and composer husband as a legend with herself at the forefront as his perfect muse, and a granddaughter who begins to question and think of challenging the family legend when it comes time to host the annual memorial festival.

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[Free eBook] Harry Doing Good by W. H. Canaway [Literary Crime Thriller]

Harry Doing Good by the late English author W. H. Canaway, a novelist and screenwriter who had one of his own novels adapted into film, is his vintage literary psychological crime thriller, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour’s The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1973 by Hutchinson & Co. This is a literary fiction thriller novel which explores the psychological effects of a crime and its aftermath.

The story is centred around a youth club hiking expedition which has the misfortune to interrupt the activities of a group of sheep-stealing psychopaths on a mountain plateau in Wales, leading to an unforgettable encounter that will prove nearly as deadly for its survivors as its victims.

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[Free eBook] At Dusk All Cats Are Grey by Jerrard Tickell [Vintage Literary Espionage Novel]

At Dusk All Cats Are Grey by the late Irish author Jerrard Tickell, whose WWII cow-rescue comedy novel Appointment with Venus has been twice adapted to film, is his vintage literary espionage thriller novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour’s The Odyssey Press imprint.

This was originally published in 1940 by Chapman & Hall Ltd. This is a hybrid humorous literary novel cum serious spy thriller, and tells a tragicomic tale taking place on the eve of WWII, as some Britons began to experience increasing unease about the pre-war European political scene.

The story is centred around a young British woman whose talent for languages gets her in over her head, as the eccentric characters at the advertising agency where she works take on a more sinister cast as they recruit her to inform upon the issues of a group of Austrian refugees.

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