Have you read “The Moonshiner’s Daughter?” I read it over the weekend. It’s a great book. A coming of age story from the sixties.

It reminded me of “Where The Crawdads Sing.”

The Moonshiner’s Daughter:

Set in North Carolina in 1960, The Moonshiner’s Daughter is about a 16-year-old girl wanting to escape her family’s past that goes back generations.

Jessie wants no part of the money that comes from selling moonshine. She believes moonshine caused her mother’s death many years ago.

Her father won’t talk about her mother. To fill the ache inside her, Jessie turns to food.

This self-destructive behavior is what her school’s nurse calls the “monster” inside Jessie. And what today would be called anorexia or bulimia.

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Amazon Prime Reading:

I read this book through Amazon Prime Reading.

This is like a private library that lets Prime members read books free. And where I get most of my books these days.

Prime Reading includes a selection of more than 2,500 books and magazines. It is one of the Prime benefits you can share in your household.

How To Begin Reading:

You get started by logging into your Amazon account. Then go to www.amazon.com/primereading to start browsing the titles currently available in Prime Reading.

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When you find a book, comic or magazine that looks tempting, simply click “Read for Free,” and the item will be available for download. Or click “Read and Listen for Free” for the titles that have Audible companions.

Ten Titles Limit:

You can continue choosing new books and magazines until you have downloaded 10 titles. If you want more titles, you will be prompted to return one title to download a new choice.

First Reads:

First Reads is another benefit that allows Prime members to download one free book each month from a selection of six editors’ picks.

This is one of many reasons to sign up for Amazon Prime.

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  1. I saw the book when I was spending the weekend in Maggie Valley N.C. The moonshiners daughter,I have been planning on reading it,so I just added it to my scribd where I read or listen to books,will start reading it tomorrow, I loved where the crawdads sing.

  2. Brenda, I had no idea about this book service, and I’ve been a Prime member for years. Thanks for the heads-up. The Moonshiner’s Daughter sounds like a book I’d enjoy.

  3. Is this like Kindle Unlimited? I do pay for that but there are so many books to read on it it’s kept me busy reading for years.

  4. Thank you so much for explaining how it works. I have Prime but have never taken advantage of it. Are you reading on your Kindle?

  5. I just finished reading “ Anxious People” by Fredrick Backman. He’s a very introspective and sensitive author. I loved this book about a single mother who is struggling to afford an apartment so that she can share custody of her two daughters. But the book is much more complicated than just that… which would be enough… but Backman additionally delves into the lives of characters that the mother meets up with as she works to be independent of her ex husband. It’s a great book with so many sentences where you just stop stare off into space and think.

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