Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Daily deal: Random Harvest, 250 pages, 4.5 stars, $1.99


I'm a fan of World War II novels. Some of my favorite re-reads are The Key to Rebecca, The Odessa Files, and The Eagle Has Landed. So I'm intrigued by today's Kindle Daily Deal from Amazon, which spans a soldier's traumatic journey of redemption across both World War I and II.

Normally $8.99, James Hilton's "Random Harvest" is on sale today only for $1.99. This 250-page novel has over 20 five-star reviews, and receives accolades similar to Hilton's previous books: Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr Chips.

Book description: Charles Rainier’s family feared him lost along with so many of Britain’s youth during the First World War. But two years after he was reported MIA, he appears in a Liverpool hospital with no memory of his missing years. Even after marriage and a life of relative success, he can’t recall his time on the battlefield—until the first bombs of the Second World War begin to fall. Suddenly, his memories flood back. Recollections of a violent battlefield, a German prison, and a passionate affair all threaten to fracture the peaceful life he has worked so hard to create.
Today only, you can get Random Harvest for 80% off.

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