Sunday, July 13, 2014

Kindle Daily Deals for July 13, 2014: Pat Conroy, Pearl S Buck, romance, and a kid's novel!



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

The Great Santini, by Pat Conroy.

The bestselling Pat Conroy novel—now available as an ebook
The moving portrait of a son’s struggle to escape the iron fist of his volatile military father
Marine Colonel Bull Meecham commands his home like a soldiers’ barracks. Cold and controlling but also loving, Bull has complicated relationships with each member of his family—in particular, his eldest son, Ben. Though he desperately seeks his father’s approval, Ben is determined to break out from the Colonel’s shadow. With guidance from teachers at his new school, he strives to find the courage to stand up to his father once and for all.
Inspired by Conroy’s own relationship with his father, The Great Santini is a captivating and unflinching portrayal of modern family life and a moving story of a son becoming a man.

450 pages, with a 4.4-star rating from 325 reviews






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

Home to Seaview Key, by Sherryl Woods.

New York Times bestselling author Sherryl Woods reveals that the most delightful surprises may await right in your own backyard! 
Falling for a handsome stranger on the very morning they meet is hardly what recently divorced Abby Miller planned for her return to Seaview Key. Hoping to mend an old friendship and to give back to the community she loves, Abby's definitely not looking for love.
For ex-soldier Seth Landry, Seaview Key seems like the perfect place to heal a broken heart…eventually. And when he rescues a beautiful woman on the beach, his nightmares about the past are eclipsed by daydreams about the future.
Neither Abby nor Seth are looking for forever, but powerful love has its own timetable. And taking a chance on the future will test their courage in ways neither of them could possibly have anticipated.

384 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 155 reviews

Five romances by five authors, $1.99 each today only!






Here's today's Daily Non-Fiction Deal, available for $1.99!

Imperial Woman: The Story of the Last Empress of China, by Pearl S. Buck.

Pearl S. Buck’s remarkable account of the life of Tzu Hsi, the magnetic and fierce-minded woman from humble origins who became China’s last empress

In Imperial Woman, Pearl S. Buck brings to life the amazing story of Tzu Hsi, who rose from concubine status to become the working head of the Qing Dynasty. Born from a humble background, Tzu Hsi falls in love with her cousin Jung Lu, a handsome guard—but while still a teenager she is selected, along with her sister and hundreds of other girls, for relocation to the Forbidden City. Already set apart on account of her beauty, she’s determined to be the emperor’s favorite, and devotes all of her talent and cunning to the task. When the emperor dies, she finds herself in a role of supreme power, one she’ll command for nearly fifty years. Much has been written about Tzu Hsi, but no other novel recreates her life—the extraordinary personality, together with the world of court intrigue and the period of national turmoil with which she dealt—as well as Imperial Woman.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Pearl S. Buck including rare images from the author’s estate.

384 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 205 reviews






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

Earth Strike: Star Carrier: Book One, by Ian Douglas.

In the vein of the hit television show Battlestar Galactica comes Earth Strike—the first book in the action-packed Star Carrier science fiction series by Ian Douglas, author of the popular Inheritance, Heritage, and Legacy Trilogies and one of the most adept writers of military sf working today. Earth Strike rockets readers into a vast  and deadly intergalactic battle, as humankind attempts to bring down an evil empire and establish itself as the new major power. Fans of Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers and Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War, welcome aboard the Star Carrier!

369 pages, with a 4.0-star rating from 169 reviews

The first three books of the Star Carrier series are $1.99 today. Books four and five are also listed below for your convenience, but are not on sale. Series shown in order.






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

The Egypt Game, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder.

The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?

234 pages, with a 3.9-star rating from 255 reviews








Happy Reading!

Betsy

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