The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro is $1.99. Historical fiction with a nice dose of romance, the story is set in a host of beautiful locations, like New York, Paris, Monaco, and London. Though the book interwines the stories of two women, Eva and Grace, some readers found they greatly preferred one storyline over the other. The Perfume Collector also as a 3.9-star rating on GR.
London, 1955: Grace Monroe is a fortunate young woman. Despite her sheltered upbringing in Oxford, her recent marriage has thrust her into the heart of London's most refined and ambitious social circles. However, playing the role of the sophisticated socialite her husband would like her to be doesn't come easily to her—and perhaps never will.
Then one evening a letter arrives from France that will change everything. Grace has received an inheritance. There's only one problem: she has never heard of her benefactor, the mysterious Eva d'Orsey.
So begins a journey that takes Grace to Paris in search of Eva. There, in a long-abandoned perfume shop on the Left Bank, she discovers the seductive world of perfumers and their muses, and a surprising, complex love story. Told by invoking the three distinctive perfumes she inspired, Eva d'Orsey's story weaves through the decades, from 1920s New York to Monte Carlo, Paris, and London.
But these three perfumes hold secrets. And as Eva's past and Grace's future intersect, Grace realizes she must choose between the life she thinks she should live and the person she is truly meant to be.
And One Rode West by Heather Graham is $2.99. This is the sixth book in her Cameron Family Saga, but the third in her Civil War-based trilogy (What?). The book features a romance between a Yankee and a Rebel after the end of the war and a psuedo-road trip romance (Civil War style!), as the pair head toward the West. There's some debate over the likability of the heroine, but the book has a 4-star rating on GR. The two other books in the trilogy, One Wore Blue and And One Wore Gray, are also on sale.
FROM THE BITTER AFTERMATH OF WAR…
A regal beauty with raven hair and piercing blue eyes, Christa Cameron suffered the indignities of defeat in the Civil War's bitter aftermath, her spirit unvanquished and her hatred of the victorious enemy undiminished. When marriage to a Yankee officer was the only way to save her plantation from confiscation, Christa coaxed Colonel Jeremy McCauley into a legal union, promising herself to keep her pride and purity intact. But her virile bridegroom had other ideas…
TO THE PROMISE OF AN UNTAMED FRONTIER…
Succumbing to her courageous husband's russet-haired, silver-eyed appeal, Christa rode west with the cavalry but remained a Rebel in her heart. Embarking on a trail off stampeding buffalo and wild Indians, a flower of the southern aristocracy was forced to play the part of loyal army wife. But it was only as a savage's hostage that Christa learned the startling depths of her new husband's devotion–and the extraordinary power of freedom–as she vowed to make the West her home… and to build a new world on the ashes of the old..
Hell, Yeah by Carolyn Brown is $2.99 at most vendors, will the exception being Barnes & Noble. A contemporary western romance, this is book two in Brown's Honky Tonk series. While some readers felt it read too similarly to the first book in the series, many noted that it could be read as a standalone book. Admittedly, I've always wanted to try a contemporary western. Have you read this one?
She's finally found a place that feels like home…
When Cathy O'Dell buys the Honky Tonk, the nights of cowboys and country tunes come together to create the home she's always wanted. Then in walks a ruggedly handsome oil man who tempts her to trade in the happiness she's found at the Honky Tonk for a life on the road with him…
He lives the good life…
Gorgeous and rich, Travis Henry travels the country unearthing oil wells and then moving on. Then the beautiful blue-eyed new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint becomes his best friend and so much more. When his job is done in Texas, how is he ever going to hit the road without her?
Borrowed Dreams by May McGoldrick is a whopping 99c! This is the first book in McGoldrick's Scottish Dream Trilogy. For those with a catnip craving for tortured heores and hot Scots, look no further. Readers loved the honest relationship between the hero and heroine, though they found the overall story to be a bit predicatble. Anyone picking this one up?
Driven to undo the evil wrought by her dead husband, Millicent Wentworth must find a way to save her estate and free the innocent people he enslaves. Her only hope is a marriage–in name only–to the notorious widower the Earl of Aytoun.
Devastated by the tragic accident that killed his wife and left him gravely wounded, Lyon Pennington, fourth Earl of Aytoun, is tormented by the accusations that blame him for the catastrophe. Filled with
despair, he lets his mother lure him into a marriage of convenience–for the sake of a good-hearted woman on the verge of financial ruin.
Under Millicent's gentle gaze, Lyon begins to regain his strength and his wounded heart begins to heal. And soon Millicent discovers that beneath his unruly beard and grim demeanor, Lyon just may be the most handsome–and caring–man she's ever encountered. For the first time in her life,
she realizes that she is alive–alive with a smoldering desire for the one man she'll love forever…