Linda Lael Miller's Big Sky Country is $2.99 right now. This is the first book in the Parable, Montana, series, and while some reviews say the story builds very slowly, those who love this series really like the hero.
The illegitimate son of a wealthy rancher, Sheriff Slade Barlow grew up in a trailer hitched to the Curly-Burly hair salon his mother runs. He was never acknowledged by his father…until now. Suddenly, Slade has inherited half of Whisper Creek Ranch, one of the most prosperous in Parable, Montana.
That doesn't sit well with his half brother, Hutch, who grew up with all the rights of a Carmody—including the affections of Joslyn Kirk, homecoming queen, rodeo queen, beauty queen, whom Slade has never forgotten. But Joslyn is barely holding her head up these days as she works to pay back everyone her crooked stepfather cheated.
With a town to protect, plus a rebellious teenage stepdaughter, Slade has his hands full. But someone has to convince Joslyn that she's responsible only for her own actions—such as her effect on this lawman's guarded heart.
Touched by Angels by Debbie Macomber is on sale for $2.99. This is a contemporary romance in the Angels Everywhere series. When previous books in this series have been on sale (see below), a few SBTB readers recommended this series because the angels, Shirly, Goodness and Mercy (HA!) are hilarious, and the tone is hopeful and sweet.
New York City is always in need of miracles, and this Christmas is no exception.
Thank heavens the divinely inspired, if slightly dizzy trio — Shirly, Goodness, and Mercy — have winged in to answer three Christmas wishes and trach a few lessons along the way.
As usual, they've come up with three deserving souls who are about to discover that with this crew, when you wish upon a star, you get a lot more than a pretty song.
The Trouble With Angels anthology, currently priced at $2.99, is book #2 in the Angels Everywhere series, but instead of being a novel, it's three separate stories. The first book, A Season of Angels is $4.99 or thereabouts. These would make a lovely gift for a Macomber fan you know.
When irrepressible angels Shirley, Goodness, and Mercy set out for the City of Angels to grant three rush Christmas prayer requests, they are sure they can help without resorting to, er, divine intervention.
But they soon find it will take more than one miracle to teach their precious lessons of love—as well as make three special holiday dreams come true!
Among the Janeites: A Journey Through the World of Jane Austen Fandom is a nonfiction account of the author's entrance into and investigation of the world of Jane Austen fandom. Reviewers say it's funny and honest, and not condescending, which is key, I think, when looking at fandoms. This book is a KDD today at $2.99, and would be a fantastic gift for your Janeite friends – or for yourself.
For anyone who has ever loved a Jane Austen novel, a warm and witty look at the passionate, thriving world of Austen fandom
They walk among us in their bonnets and Empire-waist gowns, clutching their souvenir tote bags and battered paperbacks: the Janeites, Jane Austen’s legion of devoted fans. Who are these obsessed admirers, whose passion has transformed Austen from classic novelist to pop-culture phenomenon? Deborah Yaffe, journalist and Janeite, sets out to answer this question, exploring the remarkable endurance of Austen’s stories, the unusual zeal that their author inspires, and the striking cross-section of lives she has touched.
Along the way, Yaffe meets a Florida lawyer with a byzantine theory about hidden subtexts in the novels, a writer of Austen fan fiction who found her own Mr. Darcy while reimagining Pride and Prejudice, and a lit professor whose roller-derby nom de skate is Stone Cold Jane Austen. Yaffe goes where Janeites gather, joining a pilgrimage to historic sites in Britain, chatting online with fellow fans, and attending the annual ball of the Jane Austen Society of North America—in period costume. Part chronicle of a vibrant literary community, part memoir of a lifelong love, Among the Janeites is a funny, touching meditation on the nature of fandom.