Monday, August 5, 2013

Kindle Daily Deals--a novel inspired by a true story, a romance, a fantasy and a classic!

Today's Daily Deals include a novel about Chernobyl (inspired by a true story), a romance, a fantasy and a classic for young adults to read.

Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

The Sky Unwashed, by Irene Zabytko.

Early on an April Saturday in 1986 in a farm village in Ukraine, widow Marusia Petrenko and her family awake to a day of traditional wedding preparations. Marusia bakes her famous wedding bread-a korovai-in the communal village oven to take to her neighbor's granddaughter's reception. Late that night, after all the dancing and drinking, Marusia's son Yurko leaves for his shift at the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl.

In the morning, the air has a strange metallic taste. The cat is oddly listless. The priest doesn't show up for services. Yurko doesn't come home from work. Nobody know what's happened (and they won't for many days), but things have changed for the Petrenkos-forever.

Inspired by true events, this unusual, unexpected novel tells how-and why-Marusia defies the Soviet government's permanent evacuation of her deeply contaminated village and returns to live out her days in the only home she's ever known. Alone in the deserted town, she struggles up into the church bell tower to ring the bells twice every day just in case someone else has returned. And they have, one by one. In the end, five intrepid old women-the village babysi-band together for survival and to confront the Soviet officials responsible for their fate. And, in the midst of desolation, a tenacious hold on life chimes forth.

Poignant and truthful and triumphant, this timeless story is about ordinary people who do more than simply "survive."

276 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 23 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled.




Here's today's Daily Romance Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Wonderful You, by Mariah Stewart.

Twenty-eight, single, and struggling to keep her funky little shop of handicrafts afloat, Zoey Enright never thought she would become a celebrity like her mother, an internationally acclaimed mystery writer. But to her surprise, a knockout audition lands her a plum job as an on-air saleswoman for the Home MarketPlace home-shopping network. Unbeknownst to Zoey, the HMP's wily CEO, Delaney O'Connor, has set out to bring his only grandson, Ben Pierce -- the hero of Zoey's childhood -- home from Europe to run the network.
Ben's one true passion was grand prix racing -- until he laid eyes on Zoey again. But suddenly, a near-fatal accident brought his driving career to a screeching halt. Coming back to the States brings him face-to-face with not only an all-grown-up Zoey, but his own haunted past as well. Forced to confront painful emotions he crossed an ocean to forget, Ben finds that he must barter his old dreams for new ones if he and Zoey are to claim the wonderful future they were meant to share.
Despite being bright, charming, artistic, and talented, Zoey Enright has struggled for years to find her niche in life. After several aborted attempts at a variety of careers, Zoey's flair for sales lands her a job as an on-air saleswoman for a home-shopping network. Zoey is thrilled to get the job and even more excited to learn that Ben Pierce, her childhood hero, is her new boss. Whisked off to Europe after the death of his mother, Ben Pierce hasn't seen Zoey since she was a girl. When she walks into his office and says hello, Ben realizes that the once precocious 11-year-old is now an exceptional 28-year-old woman, and his feelings for her are more than brotherly. Zoey, too, finds her feelings have deepened for Ben, but will the two let their clashing career plans stand in the way of their growing love? Find out in this touching tale that will leave readers sighing with regret when the last page is turned. --Lois Faye Dyer

436 pages, with a 4.2-star rating from 20 reviews. X-Ray, enabled.

These two books are about other Enright siblings.
 



Here's today's Daily Science Fiction/Fantasy Deal, available for $1.99 today!

The Legend of Eli Monpress, by Rachel Aaron.

Eli Monpress is talented. He's charming. And he's a thief.

But not just any thief. He's the greatest thief of the age - and he's also a wizard. And with the help of his partners - a swordsman with the most powerful magic sword in the world but no magical ability of his own, and a demonseed who can step through shadows and punch through walls - he's going to put his plan into effect.

The first step is to increase the size of the bounty on his head, so he'll need to steal some big things. But he'll start small for now. He'll just steal something that no one will miss - at least for a while.

Like a king.

The Legend of Eli Monpress includes the novels: The Spirit Thief, The Sprit Rebellion, and The Spirit Eater.

1029 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 63 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, enabled.




Here's today's Kindle Daily Deal, available for $1.99 today!

Lost Horizon, by James Hilton.

Hilton’s bestselling classic about a man who stumbles on the world’s last great hope for peace: Shangri-La
Hugh Conway saw humanity at its worst while fighting in the trenches of the First World War. Now, more than a decade later, Conway is a British diplomat serving in Afghanistan and facing war yet again—this time, a civil conflict forces him to flee the country by plane. When his plane crashes high in the Himalaya mountains, Conway and the other survivors are found by a mysterious guide and led to a breathtaking discovery: the hidden valley of Shangri-La.

Kept secret from the world for more than two hundred years, Shangri-La is like paradise—a place whose inhabitants live for centuries amid the peace and harmony of the fertile valley. But when the leader of the Shangri-La monastery falls ill, Conway and the others must face the daunting prospect of returning home to a world about to be torn open by war.

Thrilling and passionate, Lost Horizon is a masterpiece of modern fiction, and one of the most enduring books of the twentieth century.

164 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 163 reviews. Text to Speech, X-Ray, Lending enabled. Whispersync for Voice audiobook available for $3.99 if you purchase this book.



Happy Reading!

Betsy

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