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The Christmas Star (A Romance Novella)

 Romance > Westerns
Author: Diane Darcy
FREE

The Christmas Star (A Romance Novella)

When an old woman makes a wish upon a Christmas star, miracles start to happen. A manipulative angel and a zany Christmas season are exactly what it takes to get Jason and Elise in the same vicinity again. But can they forgive each other and forget old resentments and hurts? Well, Christmas is a perfect time for miracles. Throw in the hunt for the perfect tree, a sledding competition and a desperate-for-grandchildren mother, and you have the perfect recipe for…love?

A Doll’s House

 Drama & Plays > Classical & Early
Author: Henrik Ibsen
FREE

A Doll's House

A Doll’s House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. It premiered at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 21 December 1879, having been published earlier that month.

The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th-century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with the protagonist, Nora, leaving her husband and children because she wants to discover herself. Ibsen was inspired by the belief that “a woman cannot be herself in modern society,” since it is “an exclusively male society, with laws made by men and with prosecutors and judges who assess feminine conduct from a masculine standpoint.” Its ideas can also be seen as having a wider application: Michael Meyer argued that the play’s theme is not women’s rights, but rather “the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she really is and to strive to become that person.”

JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated

  History > Americas > United States
Author: Douglas Horne, Jacob Hornberger
FREE

JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated

Ever since researchers and commentators began questioning the conclusions of the Warren Report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the response has been: Why would the U.S. national-security establishment — that is, the military and the CIA — kill Kennedy?

As Douglas P. Horne details in this ebook, JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated, the answer is because Kennedy’s ideas about foreign-policy collided with those of the U.S. national-security establishment during the height of the Cold War. In the eyes of the military and the CIA, Kennedy’s policies posed a grave threat to national security.

Widow Walk (Widow Walk Saga Book 1)

 Fiction > Sagas
Author: Gar LaSalle
FREE

Widow Walk (Widow Walk Saga Book 1)

Widow Walk is American Historical Fiction in the finest tradition, a direct descendent of Last of the Mohicans and Cold Mountain. LaSalle recounts the brutal, poignant clash between Native American Indian tribes and white settlers in the Pacific Northwest with economy and beauty, writing clean, devastating prose that clutches at your heart. This lean, unsparing narrative will make you look away in sorrow–before raising your fist in triumph. A quintessential rendering of the American Experience.”-

The Lion’s Courtship: A Dark Victorian Crime Novel (Anna Kronberg Book 1)

 Mystery > Historical
Author: Annelie Wendeberg
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The Lion's Courtship: A Dark Victorian Crime Novel (Anna Kronberg Book 1)

Anna Kronberg lives in Victorian London’s worst rookery, offering medical treatment to prostitutes, vagrants, and criminals. To her, plugging holes and mopping up blood is normal. Stitching the slashed face of a young prostitute is not. Witnesses refuse to talk. The police can’t be bothered with yet another injured whore. But whispers are spreading about a man who pays well for a few harmless knife marks.

No one dares reveal the man’s identity. Only Garret O’Hare – a thief Anna barely knows – reluctantly agrees to help her investigate the assault.
But when the injured girl disappears, a veil of silence descends upon the slum. And Anna learns that she is no longer the hunter, but the hunted.

Informed Consent

 Thrillers > Medical
Author: Raphael Hirsch
FREE

Informed Consent

David Myers is a young neurosurgeon willing to bend the rules to join the elite group of researchers who dominate the emerging field of gene therapy. But just when success is within reach, his cherished career is threatened. It becomes clear that someone else has been bending the rules-on him. As he searches frantically for an explanation, he discovers a terrible secret. He and his family have been unwitting subjects in a fifty year-old genetic experiment. And unless he can unravel the mystery, none of them-least of all Dr. David Myers-are safe.

Heart of the Hunter

 Thrillers > Espionage
Author: Deon Meyer, K. L. Seegers
Regularly $7.99, Today $3.68

Heart of the Hunter

Six-foot five-inch Thobela “Tiny” Mpayipheli was once a feared assassin and freedom fighter, trained by the Stasi and KGB. In post-apartheid South Africa, he’s happily working in a garage. But Tiny’s quiet domestic life is interrupted by a desperate plea from the daughter of a trusted old friend: he’s being held hostage after taking an incriminating hard drive and needs help. Tiny’s old training kicks in, and as he races across the South African landscape on a stolen BMW motorcycle to the rendezvous point, he is pursued by several interested and hostile forces, including South Africa’s Presidential Intelligence Unit. None of them have a clue what they’re up against.

Deathscape (Broslin Creek)

 Crime Fiction
Author: Dana Marton
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.99

Deathscape (Broslin Creek)

When artist Ashley Price finds Detective Jack Sullivan buried alive on her farm and rescues him, she doesn’t expect gratitude. But she also doesn’t expect him to accuse her of being in league with the serial killer who put him in the grave. Focused on raising her young daughter, Ashley wants nothing to do with Jack.

Hell-bent on an old vendetta, Jack is prepared to ignore the sizzling attraction between them. He’s not going to fall in love with a suspect! Except, the more time he spends with her, the more he falls under her spell. But can he trust her, or is he walking into another deadly trap?

3 Things Successful People Do: The Road Map That Will Change Your Life

 Business Life > Personal Success
Author: John C. Maxwell
Regularly $2.99, Today $0.99

3 Things Successful People Do: The Road Map That Will Change Your Life

Success is a journey. If you know where you’re going and how to get there, you are going to reach your destination. In fact, you already have.

The single most fulfilling, game-changing state of mind a person can adopt is the notion that success is in the journey itself. When you surrender superficial notions of “arrival” and realize that the daily process is what makes your goals real, you haven’t just changed the game of success . . . you’ve become a success already.

The Secrets She Keeps: A Novel

 Thrillers & Suspense > Crime
Author: Michael Robotham
Regularly $13.99, Today $2.99

The Secrets She Keeps: A Novel

In the bestselling tradition of The Girl on the Train and In a Dark, Dark Wood, from the internationally bestselling author whom Stephen King called “an absolute master” of the psychological thriller, comes a riveting suspense novel about the unlikely friendship between two pregnant women that asks: how far would you go to create the perfect family?

Agatha is pregnant and works part-time stocking shelves at a grocery store in a ritzy London suburb, counting down the days until her baby is due. As the hours of her shifts creep by in increasing discomfort, the one thing she looks forward to at work is catching a glimpse of Meghan, the effortlessly chic customer whose elegant lifestyle dazzles her. Meghan has it all: two perfect children, a handsome husband, a happy marriage, a stylish group of friends, and she writes perfectly droll confessional posts on her popular parenting blog—posts that Agatha reads with devotion each night as she waits for her absent boyfriend, the father of her baby, to maybe return her calls.

The Last Patriot: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series Book 7)

 Thrillers & Suspense > Spies & Politics
Author: Brad Thor
Regularly $8.99, Today $3.99

The Last Patriot: A Thriller (The Scot Harvath Series Book 7)

Brad Thor, master of suspense and #1 New York Times bestselling author is back with his highest-voltage thriller to date in which Navy SEAL turned covert Homeland Security operative Scot Harvath must race to locate an ancient secret that has the power to stop militant Islam dead in its tracks.

June 632 A.D.: Deep within the Uranah Valley of Mount Arafat in Mecca, the Prophet Mohammed shares with his closest companions a final and startling revelation. Within days, he is assassinated.

September 1789: U.S. Minister to France Thomas Jefferson, who is charged with forging a truce with the violent Muslim pirates of the Barbary Coast, makes a shocking discovery—one that could forever impact the world’s relationship with Islam.

Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

 Self-Help > Personal Transformation
Author: Victor J. Strecher
Regularly $3.99, Today $1.99

Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything

A pioneer in the field of behavioral science delivers a groundbreaking work that shows how finding your purpose in life leads to better health and overall happiness.

Your life is a boat. You need a rudder. But it doesn’t matter how much wind is in your sails if you’re not steering toward a harbor—an ultimate purpose in your life.

While the greatest philosophers have pondered purpose for centuries, today it has been shown to have a concrete impact on our health. Recent studies into Alzheimer’s, heart disease, stroke, depression, functional brain imaging, and measurement of DNA repair are shedding new light on how and why purpose benefits our lives.

Secrets of Sloane House (The Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series Book 1)

 Christian > Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Shelley Gray
Regularly $4.99, Today $2.99

Secrets of Sloane House (The Chicago World’s Fair Mystery Series Book 1)

Sloane House is among the most gilded mansions of Gilded Age Chicago. Rosalind Perry, the new housemaid, pours the morning coffee before the hard gaze of her mistress.

“It’s simple, Rosalind,” she says. “I am Veronica Sloane, heiress to one of the country’s greatest fortunes. You are simply one in a long line of unsuitable maids.”

Back on the farm in Wisconsin, Rosalind’s plan had seemed logical: Move to Chicago. Get hired on at Sloane House. Discover what transpired while her sister worked as a maid there—and follow the clues to why she disappeared.

Now, as a live-in housemaid to the Sloanes, Rosalind realizes her plan had been woefully simple-minded.

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