Monday, June 10, 2013

Bargain Kindle books! (Monday Jun 10)

Penelope ( A Madcap Regency Romance ), by Anya Wylde. (Still 0.99?)

With over 80 five-star reviews, this "madcap regency romance" is a good bet at 99 cents!

"Make sure you have enough time to read this book because once you start reading it you will not want to stop." ~ MyShelf

"I loved it! It was refreshing, lively, witty, adventurous, a true riot and a romance with a fairy-tale happily ever after ending" ~ Book Mischief

"Penelope is a sweet, humorous, and delightfully endearing Regency romance that had me treasuring each turn of the page late into the night in order to finish this story in one sitting." ~ Lusty Penguin Reviews

"If you like witty words, funny twists and light-hearted romances, this book fits the bill."~ Joy in the Moments

Leaving behind the rural charms of Finnshire, Miss Penelope Fairweather arrives in London with hope in her heart and a dream in her eye. The dowager, no less, has invited her for a season in London, where she will attempt to catch a husband.

Thus begins our heroine's tale as she attempts to tackle the London season with all her rustic finesse. Unfortunately, her rustic finesse turns out to be as delicate as a fat bear trying to rip apart a honeycomb infested with buzzing bees.

What follows is a series of misadventures, love affairs, moonlit balls, fancy clothes, fake moustaches, highwaymen, sneering beauties, pickpockets, and the wrath of a devilishly handsome duke.

296 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 160 reviews.

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In the Beginning Was the Logos, by Paul Pavao. (Still 0.99?)

This historical work covers the intriguing and controversial events behind the Council of Nicea, which in the 4th Century A.D. transformed the basic tenets of Christianity.

"Man Alive what a book! I've worked in the `apologetics' field for years, defending the Trinity is something I do in my sleep....and then I read this book. The authors extensive knowledge and obvious love of the ante Nicene fathers comes across in every page. His writing style isn't pretentious, stuffy or academic but he IS competent in his field and a great communicator." -- Amazon reviewer

Who is the Logos? Men brawled in bars and beat each other to death in the streets over this question, a controversy which came to a head at the Council of Nicea. There a fringe group of peace-loving, communal worshipers of a crucified Palestinian prophet took over the Roman empire and begin an odyssey that would transform the world as we know it.

In this information age, rumors fly about the Council of Nicea. From fictions spread by noted university professors to the _Da Vinci Code_, and even to the Glenn Beck show, everyone counts himself an expert on the most significant transformation of Christianity in history.

Paul Pavao, webmaster of Christian History for Everyman, not only tells you the story of the most world-changing century of Christianity since the apostles, He puts the original sources in your hand, letting you read the words of the participants in the council and in the battles that preceded and followed the council itself. You'll never wonder again what really happened at the Council of Nicea.

Was the Emperor Constantine a Christian or a worshiper of Apollo, out to mold Christianity into pagan hybrid?

Was the Trinity invented at Nicea?

Were the books of the Bible decided upon at the Council of Nicea?

You'll not only know the answers to all these questions, you will relive the events of it in the words of the early Christians. No other century has influenced Christianity, and possible the whole western world, like the fourth. You will understand why. You will understand the issues, and maybe, just maybe, you will even begin to care about them.

462 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 7 reviews.

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Roan Rose, by Juliet Waldron. (Still 4.99?)

Rose Whitby is a commoner who is summoned to the royal castle, where her secret love will one day rise to be King Richard III. A fascinating "downstairs" view of royal life during the reign of the House of York.

"Fabulous read! Juliet Waldron's Roan Rose is a beautiful story of love and loyalty set during the tumultuous history of Richard III and his rise to kingship. The relationship between Rose, a young peasant girl, and her mistress, the noble Anne Neville, is a powerful one regardless of their different positions in life. Their friendship - though at times strained - manages to span both time and space. Rose, herself, is extremely human, a girl struggling to find her own place in life - for what place is there for a peasant in the intrigues of the English nobility? The novel is a strikingly crafted story about love and duty, mortality and devotion. I absolutely loved it!" -- Amazon reviewer

Poppet, playmate, servant, lover, Rose gave her heart and a life time of service to the House of York. More like a gangland war for turf and loot than chivalry, the War of Roses disrupted the life of the English common folk for hundreds of years. Roan Rose is the story of one of these commoners, Rose Whitby, born a peasant on the Yorkshire dales. When the Countess of Warwick, decides to take sturdy, gentle Rose to Middleham Castle to be companion and bed-time poppet for a frail daughter, her fate is changed forever.

Rose bonds strongly with Anne Neville, her young mistress. She also meets a royal boy enduring his knightly training--Richard of Gloucester, King Edward's baby brother. The noble children have illness and accidents as they grow, but Rose remains a constant, always there to nurse and serve.

Rose bears intimate witness to the passions, betrayals, murders, battles and those abrupt reversals of fortune which will shape her mistress' life--and her own. Anne Neville will briefly become a Queen, and Richard, Rose's secret love, will become a King, one whose name has become synonymous with evil. Rose, alone of the three, will survive the next turn of Fortune's Wheel and the invasion of England by Henry Tudor. Returning to her humble existence on the Dales, Rose has one last service to perform.

283 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 6 reviews.

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Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca? - An Adventure in the Frying Pan of Spain, by Alan Parks. (Still 0.99?)

A couple moves to Spain to raise alpacas in this enchanting story. Highly-praised and just 99 cents today!

"I want to believe that I could make the leap that Alan and Lorna made, but I'm not sure I could. But I am so pleased that they did and that Alan has shared the details with us. When Alan proposes that they move to Spain and raise Alpacas, I laughed out loud! I suspect if they had waited until it all made sense, they would never have made the move, and that would have been unfortunate for them, and for those of us who are privileged to follow their story. Alan has done a nice job of sharing their lives without making it overly romantic, or desperate. His honesty in showing the trials as well as the joys keeps the reader from believing they could just pick up and make the same move. But for the truly adventurous, it all seems wonderful! I enjoyed the neighbors and their willingness to step in and help, and to include Alan and Lorna in social events. Even though Alan and Lorna arrived with very little Spanish language, the neighbors still accepted them, and having that connection proved crucial to surviving. The paragraphs at the end of chapters that were written from the perspective of the various animals was also a clever touch that truly added to the story. All in all a great read especially for anyone who has ever thought of stepping off of the tread mill of life and into a simpler time." -- Amazon reviewer

A MUST READ BOOK FOR ALL ANIMAL LOVERSFIVE STARS - "This was an enchanting read. I regularly laughed out loud and as an animal owner, so many of the scenarios were terribly
familiar. I would recommend this book to anyone (and I have been) and in particular animal lovers." - Amazon Review


'Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca'' is the frank and charming story of a brave couple who risk everything to move to Spain to breed alpacas. Their intention is to make a living, but first they must negotiate their way through the Spanish property market, local characters, rogue builders and the worst weather AndalucĂ­a has seen for 100 years.
 

Alan and Lorna experience the joy, but also the heartbreak of alpaca breeding, picking up an assortment of stray animals on the way.

'Seriously Mum, What's an Alpaca'' may be full of glorious highs and monumental lows, but it is essentially a story of endeavour and spirit, living each day as though it may be the last.

188 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 22 reviews.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun, heart-warming story and oh Lord, how I do love alpacas!

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