Highland Warrior by Monica McCarty is $1.99, and this book has all the good reviews – including a 4+ star average on GR. Readers really enjoyed the medieval Scottish setting, with feuding families and forbidden kisses and kittens in trees. Have you read this? Do you recommend it?
The ruthless enforcer of Scotland's most powerful clan, Jamie Campbell will use any means necessary to vanquish lawlessness and unrest among the feuding Highland clans. Seduction is a game as easily played as subterfuge, but when Jamie poses a as suitor to a rival clan's daughter in order to expose treason, the line between duty and pleasure is suddenly blurred. Ebony-haired, ruby-lipped Caitrina Lamont defies him, denies him, and arouses him like no other woman.
Caitrina has no intention of forsaking her beloved father and doting brothers for a husband–especially a hated Campbell. But Jamie's raw, sensual strength and searing kiss melt her resistance. When her idyllic world is shattered, Caitrina's only hope to save her clan lies in the arms of Jamie Campbell, the enemy she holds accountable for its ruin. Can their tenuous truce, born in the velvet darkness of passionate nights, forge a love as strong as the sword that rules the Highlands?
The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott is $1.99 right now. This is historical fiction/romance connected to the Titanic. The heroine boards the ship as a maid to Lady Duff Gordon, who was a real person. Some reviewers loved the adventure and the time period, while others disliked the romance and had problems with historical accuracy. Have you read this one?
Just in time for the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic comes a vivid, romantic, and relentlessly compelling historical novel about a spirited young woman who survives the disaster only to find herself embroiled in the media frenzy left in the wake of the tragedy.
Tess, an aspiring seamstress, thinks she's had an incredibly lucky break when she is hired by famous designer Lady Lucile Duff Gordon to be a personal maid on the Titanic's doomed voyage. Once on board, Tess catches the eye of two men, one a roughly-hewn but kind sailor and the other an enigmatic Chicago millionaire. But on the fourth night, disaster strikes.
Amidst the chaos and desperate urging of two very different suitors, Tess is one of the last people allowed on a lifeboat. Tess’s sailor also manages to survive unharmed, witness to Lady Duff Gordon’s questionable actions during the tragedy. Others—including the gallant Midwestern tycoon—are not so lucky.
On dry land, rumors about the survivors begin to circulate, and Lady Duff Gordon quickly becomes the subject of media scorn and later, the hearings on the Titanic. Set against a historical tragedy but told from a completely fresh angle, The Dressmaker is an atmospheric delight filled with all the period's glitz and glamour, all the raw feelings of a national tragedy and all the contradictory emotions of young love.
A few other discounts of note:
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And finally, there are lots of ways to be creative with the KDD books today. If you made a new year's resolution to be more creative, make more crafty art, learn a programming language, or maybe change careers, Amazon put a bunch of different nonfiction books on sale today that might be useful to you or someone you know.
Lonely Planet's Best Ever Photography Tips is $2.99.
This description made me laugh: “How to shoot wildlife, nightlife, people, cities, landscapes and lunch.”
Grammar Girl Presents the Ultimate Writing Guide for Students is $3.99 digitally. This book won the 2012 Teachers' Choice award from the International Reading Association.
For beginners to more advanced students, this guide covers it all: the parts of speech, sentences, and punctuation are all explained clearly and concisely with the warmth, wit, and accessibility Grammar Girl is known for. Pop quizzes are scattered throughout to reinforce the explanations, as well as Grammar Girl's trademark Quick and Dirty Tips—easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules.