Sunday Brunch: Another big batch of fresh Kindle freebies

Enjoy these new Kindle freebies. Each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours (except for the “Kindle Daily Deal” at the bottom). Books qualify for “Editor’s Picks” if they have outstanding customer reviews. Warning: Kindle book promotions can end without notice, so before downloading click the link “See Kindle price at Amazon” to verify that the book is still free. (Prices and availability may differ outside USA.)


Sky of Red Poppies

fiction > contemporary

85 reviews 4.6

Author: Zohreh Ghahremani

Sky of Red Poppies

Sky of Red Poppies begins with a casual friendship between two schoolgirls coming of age in a politically divided 1960’s Iran under rule of the Shah. Roya, the daughter of a prominent family, is envious of the fierce independence of her religious classmate Shireen. But Shireen has secrets of her own. Together, Roya and Shireen contend with becoming the women they want to be, and in doing so, make decisions that will cause their tragic undoing. In the unraveling of family secrets, Roya begins to question how she was raised and how to become the person she wishes to be. Set against the backdrop of a nation forced to mute its profound identity, Sky of Red Poppies is a novel about culture, politics and the redeeming power of friendships.


The Leopard Tree

children’s books > action & adventure

73 reviews 4.8

Author: Lisa Brochu, Tim Merriman

The Leopard Tree

Three orphans from Kenya stow away on an airplane to embark on a desperate quest to meet the Secretary General of the United Nations in New York City and deliver a message they hope will help millions of homeless and hurting children in Africa. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz becomes their guidebook as they journey alone across the United States. The trio–one with HIV, one blind amputee, and one who hasn’t spoken for years after watching her family slaughtered–find themselves embroiled in a situation beyond their imaginations as they get close to meeting their goal.


Secrets to Die For (The Detective Jackson Mystery/Thriller Series)

mystery, thriller & suspense > police procedurals

64 reviews 4.3

Author: L.J. Sellers

Secrets to Die For (The Detective Jackson Mystery/Thriller Series)

Review

When social worker Raina Hughes visits the home of a young boy she’s been assigned to monitor, things quickly turn ugly with his meth-addicted dad. Later, when Raina is found brutally murdered,Detective Jackson thinks it’s an open-and-shut case against the boy’s ex-con father.

Complications develop when new evidence points to a serial assailant who’s becoming more violent with each attack. Raina’s friend, Jamie, knows what the victims have in common, but she won’t tell for fear of revealing her own secrets. When Jamie disappears,Jackson must uncover the truth before anyone else is murdered.