Letter to Kindle Unlimited Readers

Dear Kindle Unlimited Readers,

I was “in Germany” this week.

I read a book where the setting was Germany circa 1942.

I don’t usually write book reviews. For the most part I just give them 4 or 5 stars on Goodreads if I was entertained from start to finish, and say nothing nor claim to have read it, if I hated it.

The book I just finished, Ragged Edge of Night by Olivia Walker, was wonderful in my opinion and I said, “I need to tell somebody.” I read it as historical fiction, but when I was done, I continued on with the author’s remarks and learned that it was a true story with some fluff and stuff to make the read more entertaining. Reading the Historical Notes and Author’s Remarks made me love the book even more.

From the author:

“It wasn’t until the 2016 election that I knew the time had come. As I watched the US I thought I knew devolve, seemingly overnight, into an unrecognizable landscape—a place where political pundits threw up Nazi salutes in front of news cameras, unafraid—a place where swastikas bloomed like fetid flowers on the walls of synagogues and mosques—I knew the time had come. I called Jodi Warshaw, my first editor at Lake Union Publishing, and told her I’d finally found a World War II subject I wanted to write . . . and I wanted to write it now. Jodi agreed that the time was right for a story of resistance—of an ordinary person taking a stand against hate.”

I narrow my selection of Kindle Unlimited books to read by what is available on audio so I can switch between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible audiobook. I listen during the day and read when I get in bed at night.

I was 28% through this book when I finally got attached to the story. At that point I felt like I missed some important details, so I started over and stayed up until “too late” reading to get back to the point where I was. Once the i’s were dotted and the t’s were crossed, I was on a roll.

It was a very good story and I thoroughly enjoyed the narrator.

About Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited isn’t for everyone. If you’re one of those people who canceled Netflix because you were looking for movies to stream like the ones in your DVD collection, then it’s not for you. With Kindle Unlimited, you have to do some digging to find something you might be interested in and go for it. The books you have to choose from aren't the ones on the Best Seller’s list. Fortunately after you’ve read several books, then Kindle starts giving you recommendations right up your alley.

I was in India last week.