Lovely news folks: over 200 books are part of the Kindle Daily Deal, including Georgette Heyer, Jill Mansell, and Susanna Kearsley — and those prices are being matched elsewhere. WOOO! Ready for a look?
First, nearly all the Georgette Heyer novels are on sale, and you can find the complete list of her titles at Amazon | BN | Sony | Kobo | All Romance eBooks, all on sale for $1.99 today. That's a lot of Heyer and it can be difficult to figure out which one you should buy. In past discussions of Heyer novels on sale, the most recommended titles included the following books – but Cleo, in the comments of the last post wherein we discussed all the Heyers, had this piece of excellent advice:
[T]he best advice I’ve received about where to start with Heyer is to start with the one’s with a person’s name for the title – Frederica, Venetia, Sylvester, Arabella, etc. My brother told me this – I’m still not sure if he’s actually read them (seems unlikely) or just picked this up from his wife and mother-in-law who are big Heyer fans.
Here are a few of the most popular Heyers, if you haven't tried one, but do have a look at the complete list of all the titles.
These Old Shades
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( A | BN | K | S) SBTB Review: A
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What about you? Which Georgette Heyer novels do you recommend? Which are you buying today?
Don't stop there, though – there are more!
Several Jill Mansell novels are on sale, and each time her books drop in price, at least two people online will tell me how much they love her books. Earlier this year, I posted a selection of reader recommendations, including some from Ms. Mansell herself, and I'm reposting them here:
When I tweeted about a different sale in January 2013, I got very helpful responses, some from readers like Jessica and Amanda, and one from Jill Mansell herself. Jill says her favorites (sorry, favourites) are:
It's been a year since Ellie Kendall's husband, Jamie, was killed in an accident, but she's still haunted by his memory. In fact, she finds herself talking to him regularly. At the urging of Jamie's successful actor father Tony, Ellie moves to London's glamorous Primrose Hill, where nobody knows her past…
But even in her new home-and with her hardworking new boss, Zack McLaren; and Jamie's best friend Todd to distract her-Ellie can't seem to leave Jamie behind.
Will Ellie stay stuck in the past? Or will she realize the man of her dreams is flesh and blood-and right in front of her eyes…
Amanda also tweeted that this was her favorite of Mansell's books.
When hotel manager Daisy MacLean meets cocky sports hero Dev Tyzack, it's a no brainer-stay away. He is arrogant and sarcastic-but also incredibly sexy. Daisy tries her best to steer clear of him, yet soon comes to realize he is the one guest she can't bear to see leave.
Then she learns a devastating truth: most people are not who they seem to be, for better or worse…
Miranda's track record with men is horrible. Her most recent catastrophe is Greg. He seems perfect—gorgeous, witty, exciting. And he and Miranda are in love… until Miranda discovers he left his wife when he found out she was pregnant.
With the help of her friends, Miranda plans the sweetest and most public revenge a heartbroken girl can get.
But will Miranda learn from her mistake, or move on to the next “perfect” man and ignore the love of her life waiting in the wings…
Even the worst mistake of your life can lead to true love in the end…
He's the best thing that ever happened to her. He's also the worst. He's Millie's Fling.
Bestselling novelist Orla Hart owes her life to her friend Millie Brady, whose rotten boyfriend has just left her. So Orla invites Millie to Cornwall, where Millie looks forward to a summer without any dating whatsoever.
But Orla envisions Millie as the heroine of her next novel and decides to find Millie the man of her dreams. Except the two women have drastically different ideas about what kind of guy that should be.
With Orla and Millie working at cross-purposes, and a dashing but bewildered hero stuck in the middle, the summer will turn out to be unforgettable for all concerned…
But that was before she met Tom Kennedy the night before her wedding. Could she really be falling in love with a stranger?
Unable to forget Tom, or go through with the wedding, Poppy runs off to London. Her new life and colorful friends are anything but predictable. Misunderstandings, family secrets, and jealous quarrels ensue, but can Poppy stop running long enough to figure out what – or, rather, who – is in her heart?
But wait, there's MORE. Four of Susanna Kearsley's novels are also $1.99, and really, they're exquisite. You should own them, and read them on days when you're craving atmospheric historicals with incredibly emotional stories. Seriously. Go buy.
The Rose Garden is what you'd expect from Kearsley: atmospheric, lush and emotionally rich romance that's both historical and contemporary. Kearsley is an amazing writer, so this is a terrific book to pick up for $2 and add to the Kearsley shelf.
“Whatever time we have,” he said, “it will be time enough.” Eva Ward returns to the only place she truly belongs, the old house on the Cornish coast, seeking happiness in memories of childhood summers.
There she finds mysterious voices and hidden pathways that sweep her not only into the past, but also into the arms of a man who is not of her time. But Eva must confront her own ghosts, as well as those of long ago.
As she begins to question her place in the present, she comes to realize that she too must decide where she really belongs.
From Susanna Kearsley, author of the New York Times bestseller The Winter Sea and a voice acclaimed by fans of Gabaldon, du Maurier, and Niffenegger alike, The Rose Garden is a haunting exploration of love, family, the true meaning of home, and the ties that bind us together.
As if Greywethers were a portal between worlds, she finds herself transported into seventeenth-century England, becoming Mariana, a young woman struggling against danger and treachery, and battling a forbidden love.
Each time Julia travels back, she becomes more enthralled with the past…until she realizes Mariana’s life is threatening to eclipse her own, and she must find a way to lay the past to rest or lose the chance for happiness in her own time.
The Winter Sea was a Sizzling Book Club Pick, and it is truly an amazing book. Time travel and paranormal usually don't work for me, and this book is a singular exception to my normal preferences. It's absorbing, beautiful, and made me tear up at the end. It's amazing – buy it for yourself or for someone who likes historical romance, mystery, or really, really powerful writing.
In the spring of 1708, an invading Jacobite fleet of French and Scottish soldiers nearly succeeded in landing the exiled James Stewart in Scotland to reclaim his crown. Now, Carrie McClelland hopes to turn that story into her next bestselling novel. Settling herself in the shadow of Slains Castle, she creates a heroine named for one of her own ancestors and starts to write.
But when she discovers her novel is more fact than fiction, Carrie wonders if she might be dealing with ancestral memory, making her the only living person who knows the truth-the ultimate betrayal-that happened all those years ago, and that knowledge comes very close to destroying her…
Archaeologist Verity Grey has been drawn to the dark legends of the Scottish Borderlands in search of the truth buried in a rocky field by the sea. Her eccentric boss has spent his whole life searching for the resting place of the lost Ninth Roman Legion and is convinced he's finally found it—not because of any scientific evidence, but because a local boy has “seen” a Roman soldier walking in the fields, a ghostly sentinel who guards the bodies of his long-dead comrades.
Here on the windswept shores, Verity may find the answer to one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time. Or she may uncover secrets someone buried for a reason.