Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Bargain Kindle books! (Tuesday July 26)

Return of the Bones: Inspired by a True Native American Indian Story, by Belinda Vasquez Garcia. (Still 0.99?)

" The beginning started slow but I understand now that the author was adding layer upon layer of history and making it personal and interesting. Soon I was fully involved with this book and could not put it down. This is a piece of New Mexico history skillfully woven from the fabric of an old shaman's tales about his Pueblo ancestors. It is worth your time to read this very interesting story!" -- Amazon Reviewer

An award winning book about a little-known chapter of Native-American history! Generations collide when a woman agrees to drive her grandfather across the country to bring home the remains of their fallen Native American ancestors. A dazzling, family epic of love, massacre, mystery, and forgiveness.

In 1915, 2,067 skeletons were stolen from the ghost pueblo of Pecos. The bones were transported from the American West to Harvard University and held captive for medical research. In present day and across thousands of miles to the reservation, the wind carries their cries to Grandfather who hears the bones longing for home.

Hollow-Woman and Grandfather are the last of the Pecos people, but she is not interested in early Indian life, war, stories, or tales. She works at a Native American casino and is of the modern ways of America, while Grandfather is a chief who values tradition. Hollow-Woman hopes the road trip will heal their broken hearts. He wants her to love the missing bones, as he does and value their culture. Grandfather is a powerful shaman. He fashions a magical dream catcher that will sometimes hurl his granddaughter into the past to experience the days of her ancestors.

While driving a ratty, old pickup-camper, Hollow-Woman and Grandfather bicker from New Mexico to the Peabody Museum in Boston. The pages are filled with Grandfather’s comical wisdom while embracing the heartbreak and spirituality of the Native Americans.

Did you know that President George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, dug up Geronimo's grave and stole his skull to be used as initiation into the Skull and Bones Society at Yale?

You may know these famous bones on which landmark studies proved that exercise prevents osteoporosis! The desecration of these Indians’ graves was the beginning of American Archaeology.

Return of the Bones won Best Historical Fiction for the New Mexico / Arizona Book Awards, a Best ebook, and a Best Audio Book award.



248 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 134 reviews.

                     



Blaise Maximillian: Bitter Defeat, by Matthew Sylvester. (Still £1.99?)

"This is a collection of short vignettes that hit you full in the face with the savagery and brutality of war, and what it turns good, decent men into as a result. It also makes you ask yourself just how you might react if you were put in the same situation. Would you turn into the kind of man Maximillian becomes? Would you even survive the horrors that he's come through?" -- Amazon Reviewer

For 8 long years the Great War has raged. Blaise Maximillian has been there from the start. A bright-eyed and fearful young Ensign, the realities of war change him into a hard-bitten soldier and an even harder policeman.

Detective Inspector Blaise Maximillian of the Combined Imperial Special Intelligence Bureau, now works to protect the British Empire any way he can. Nothing will stop him from carrying out his duty. Not the law, not morals, not even ethics. A flawed man, he will do anything it takes.



172 pages, with a 4.9-star rating from 15 reviews.

                     



Murdered in Argentina: A Jack Trout Cozy Mystery, by Dianne Harman. (Still 0.99?)

"I was happy to see another cozy mystery by author Dianne Harman. Love her awesome plots and, of course the delicious recipes at the end of each book. 'Murdered in Argentina: A Jack Trout Cozy Mystery', is quite the whodunit with a lineup of probable suspects who might have knocked off Ray. No spoilers here. I couldn't stop reading until I found out who did it! Interesting Argentinian recipes in the back. Highly recommend for mystery lovers everywhere." -- Amazon Reviewer

From seven time Amazon All Star comes a new cozy mystery series!

What could go wrong at a world class fishing lodge in the charming town of San Martin de Los Andes, Argentina, home of gauchos, leather, and chocolate?

When Ray Martin, the wealthy owner of Moving Graphics, is murdered on a corporate fly fishing trip arranged by Jack Trout, Jack's wife, Carola, knows that if she doesn't solve the murder it could be the end of Jack's successful fishing business. She and Ray's wife, Lisa, along with some help from Cayo the cat, begin their search for the murderer.

When it becomes apparent that the small town's chief of police won't help, because he hates Americans, it's up to them to figure out who murdered Ray. Was it Mitch Graham, who made no pretense of the fact he was ready to take over the presidency of the company? Janelle Byers, the CFO who had been accused of embezzlement at her last job? Brad Dixon, who coveted Ray's antique Winston Fly rod, Hardy reel, and the early 20th century hand-tied flies? Pablo Varela, a local fishing guide whose wife desperately needed medical care they couldn't afford? Or even Ray's wife, Lisa?

As always plenty of good food and recipes. Enjoy!



166 pages, with a 5-star rating from 11 reviews.

                     



The Silver and Gold Deception: A Romantic Comedy, by Brenda G. Bradley. (Still 0.99?)

"Overall, the book has everything; romance, mystery, and light-hearted moments to make you laugh. This is a good read that I think anyone would enjoy...and personally I like that you can get through it in one sitting." -- Amazon Reviewer

Dee thinks her life is finally perfect; she’s found her “Mr. Right” and she has a great job. Things are going great until four masked men rob the store where she works—then things start to go horribly wrong. Bad luck seems to follow her everywhere, and when she finds a corpse in her bed, she knows she needs help. Agent Derek Branch sees the evidence pointing to the sexy Dee Carter, but his heart doesn’t want to believe this woman capable of murder. When evil targets Dee, will Derek’s duty to the FBI keep him from following his heart? Or will Dee go down for the crimes?


116 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 5 reviews.

                     



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