Enjoy this new baker’s dozen of Kindle freebies. It’s an especially strong lineup today, including a trio of books normally priced at $14.99 and one that retails for $25.99! Each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours. 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.

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The Widow's Son

The Widow's Son

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Enjoy the music, politics, fashion, televison and movie fare of the 1960s. Did you know that 2 days before the blizzard of 1967 that brought the Midwest to a halt, it was a balmy 65 degrees? Or that Wild Thing by the Troggs kicked the Beatle's Paperback Writer off the top of the pop charts? Or that Gomer Pyle USMC replaced the Dick Van Dyke Show? These details unique to 1966 and 1967 also include the Apollo 1 disaster, what young men did to avoid the draft and Vietnam, and President Johnson's conclusion in 1966 that the Vietnam War had been as good as won. All of this incredible history, accurately researched and woven into this incredible story without a seam, presents a historic backdrop for a powerful tale of survival - and the detemination of a neighborhood filled with beloved nuts and bolts who go beyond the call to save a broken family. And it all begins with these words of a child's lament - When I hear the news I want to jump on the dining room clock and make time go backwards . . .

Based on the real life loss of the author's father, Bruce Steinberg brings his passionate tale home as told through the eyes of his oldest brother - a child on the cusp of manhood who does not easily take to wearing the crown of New Man of the House.

The moment 12-year-old Jeremy Rosenberg witnesses his father's death, Jeremy loses the world he assumed would last forever. With a young brother expecting their father to yet come home, a sister blaming herself, and a mother falling toward isolation, Jeremy is sent fatherless into the world just as he enters adolescence. Beautifully and memorably set in mid-1960s Chicago suburbia, The Widow's Son is launched on a devastating moment. But this tale of misguided efforts and accidental triumphs of children forced into adult emotions creates a humorous, poignant novel. The reader's laughter and tears are sure to flow together to the last page as Jeremy battles to make his family into a family once again.

Author Bruce Steinberg also writes under the name B.R. Robb, and is the author of River Ghosts, a critically acclaimed novel for your review under Amazon.com's Look Inside program.

Love Amid the Ashes (Treasures of His Love Book #1): A Novel

Love Amid the Ashes (Treasures of His Love Book #1): A Novel

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Readers often think of Job sitting on the ash heap, his life in shambles. But how did he get there? What was Job's life like before tragedy struck? What did he think as his world came crashing down around him? And what was life like after God restored his wealth, health, and family?

Through painstaking research and a writer's creative mind, Mesu Andrews weaves an emotional and stirring account of this well-known story told through the eyes of the women who loved him. Drawing together the account of Job with those of Esau's tribe and Jacob's daughter Dinah, Love Amid the Ashes breathes life, romance, and passion into the classic biblical story of suffering and steadfast faith.

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Guns of Seneca 6

Guns of Seneca 6

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The Rise of the Old West, Again

On a distant planet, at the farthest reaches of the universe, the Old West has risen again. It is a place where outlaws, natives, and gunslingers roam the dusty canyons on massive horse-like creatures called destriers, doing whatever it takes to survive.
An intergalactic marshal crash-lands near a small settlement called Seneca 6, and he's not alone. He's got a murderous gang member in his custody. Time is running out, because the rest of the gang is on their way, and they're going to kill every living thing they find when they get there.
Lucky for him, Seneca 6 has a few interesting residents who won't go down without a fight.
Jem Clayton, the son of a murdered sheriff, has spent most of his life on the run. Now, with the marshal at his side, he'll find a reason to let his guns blaze.
Chamber 1 of the science fiction western epic readers are calling the perfect blend between Tombstone and Firefly.

A Little Ray Of Sunshine

A Little Ray Of Sunshine

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"There are worse things than going home again.

None come to mind at the moment."

Emmy James is not the kind of girl who believes in angels, or fate. So when a lost soul named Jess gets stranded at the convenience store where EJ works the night shift, and claims to be an angel delivered by Fate to fix EJ’s life, EJ calls her a cab and sends her on her way.

Ah, if only it were that easy to shake an angel off your leg...

Jess’s determination to fix EJ’s life culminates in a kidnapping and a cross-country trek at the end of which lies Fletcher, Oregon, and the scorched earth of EJ’s past. There’s Lilly, her narcissistic child-star mother; Danny, the stand-in father who raised her when her mother couldn’t; and Luke, the love of her life, the man who knew her best and loved her anyway. Now it’s up to EJ to heal the damage she left in her wake when she disappeared out of their lives six years ago, and even with an angel on her shoulder, that’s gonna be a tall order...

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“Lani Diane Rich writes stories that are both funny and true, sharply observant and deeply satisfying... A heartwarming story of a woman and her Airstream trailer, trying to find her way back to love, one duck joke at a time.”
– Jennifer Crusie, NYT Best-selling author

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"There are worse things than going home again.

None come to mind at the moment."

Emmy James is not the kind of girl who believes in angels, or fate. So when a lost soul named Jess gets stranded at the convenience store where EJ works the night shift, and claims to be an angel delivered by Fate to fix EJ’s life, EJ calls her a cab and sends her on her way.

Ah, if only it were that easy to shake an angel off your leg...

Jess’s determination to fix EJ’s life culminates in a kidnapping and a cross-country trek at the end of which lies Fletcher, Oregon, and the scorched earth of EJ’s past. There’s Lilly, her narcissistic child-star mother; Danny, the stand-in father who raised her when her mother couldn’t; and Luke, the love of her life, the man who knew her best and loved her anyway. Now it’s up to EJ to heal the damage she left in her wake when she disappeared out of their lives six years ago, and even with an angel on her shoulder, that’s gonna be a tall order...

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“Lani Diane Rich writes stories that are both funny and true, sharply observant and deeply satisfying... A heartwarming story of a woman and her Airstream trailer, trying to find her way back to love, one duck joke at a time.”
– Jennifer Crusie, NYT Best-selling author

Cloak

Cloak

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Thirteen-year-old bubble boy Will Tuttle lives a boring, friendless life trapped in a sterile Bronxville mansion, suffering from mysterious allergies no doctor can explain. Fed up with his pointless existence he breaks free of his bubble to explore New York City, not expecting to return alive. Along the way, Will discovers that his myriad allergies have a single, bizarre source.

Suddenly Will is a target. When he's chased through Central Park by a cloaked assailant, a misfit team of bodyguards shows up to keep Will Tuttle alive. . . . And teach him how to blend into a society that isn’t supposed to exist.

“CLOAK is a must-read…. fun and intriguing and high on the can’t-put-down quotient.” ~ A Traveler’s Library

"CLOAK is one richly layered and imaginative treat." ~Toby Barlow, author, Sharp Teeth

“Gough’s debut novel charges with a jolt of electricity as it introduces us to a world living right beneath our noses.....” ~Joe Borri, author, Eight Dogs Named Jack

“One of my favorite storytelling hooks is the classic “hidden world” angle, from motorcycle-riding mice to sentient toys to wizards living among us. James Gough brings a mix of fairy tales and science fiction and fantasy and espionage to that approach.” ~~John Booth, author, Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek

Olga - A Daughter's Tale

Olga - A Daughter's Tale

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A new author's first book written as the result of genealogical research into her mother's past and her family. Based on a true story 'Olga - A Daughter's Tale' is a family saga about love, heritage, culture, identity and belonging with an epic feel - from Jamaica to England amidst World War II.

Written in the form of diary entries and letters, it is about the cruelty, revenge and jealousy inflicted on an innocent young woman and about her moral courage, dignity, resilience and, in particular, love.

It is the story of a remarkable woman who, because of circumstances, made a choice which resulted in her losing contact with her beloved family in Jamaica until nearly half a century later when her daughter discovered her mother's past.

Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality (FT Press Science)

Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality (FT Press Science)

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Every day, we evaluate the people around us: It's one of the most important things we ever do. Making Sense of People provides the scientific frameworks and tools we need to improve our intuition, and assess people more consciously, systematically, and effectively.

Leading neuroscientist Samuel H. Barondes explains the research behind each standard personality category: extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness. He shows readers how to use these traits and assessments to do a better job of deciding who they'll enjoy spending time with, whom to trust, and whom to keep at a distance. Barondes explains:

  • What neuroscience and psychological research can tell us about how personality types develop and cohere.
  • The intertwined roles of genes, nurture, and education in personality development.
  • How to recognize troublesome personality patterns such as narcissism, sociopathy, and paranoia.
  • How much a child's behavior predicts their adult personality, and how personality stabilizes in young adulthood.
  • How to assess integrity, fairness, wisdom, and other traits related to morality.
  • What genetic testing may (or may not) teach us about personality in the future.
  • General strategies for getting along with people, with specific tactics for special circumstances.

Kirkus Reviews

A succinct look at personality psychology.

As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist at the University of California, Barondes (Molecules and Mental Illness, 2007, etc.) has spent years studying human behavior, and this book reflects his systematic, scientific approach for personality assessment. The average person isn't likely to have time to research a difficult boss or potential love interest, but the author supplements intuition with a useful cornerstone for gauging human behavior: a table of the "Big Five" personality traits, among them Extraversion vs. Introversion and Agreeableness vs. Antagonism. To learn how to apply the Big Five, Barondes supplies a link for a professional online personality test, in addition to a basic introduction of troubling personality patterns–e.g., narcissism and compulsiveness. While genetics may play a heavy hand in influencing personality, Barondes writes, it's awareness of a person's background, character and life story that is paramount in unearthing reasons for adult behavior. Readers might like to see the author weave more everyday examples into the text–his exercise in fostering compassion by imagining an adult as a 10-year-old child is a gem–but there is plenty here to ponder.

Those looking for traditional "self-help" advice won't find it here, but this book clearly lays the groundwork for deeper human interaction and better life relationships.



God Gave Me You (A Rhyming Picture Book For Young Children And Their Parents)

God Gave Me You (A Rhyming Picture Book For Young Children And Their Parents)

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The heavens have billions of stars,
The earth has oceans of blue,
I must have done something right,
Because God gave me you.

God Gave Me You is a beautifully illustrated picture book for young children. Your children will know how grateful to God you are for them when you read this book together. The simple, rhyming text makes for calm, soothing bedtime reading, and your little ones will fall asleep knowing that they are valued and loved.

By bestselling author Cindy Bracken

Angels Are for Real: Inspiring, True Stories and Biblical Answers

Angels Are for Real: Inspiring, True Stories and Biblical Answers

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Leading Expert Demystifies Angels and How They Interact with People

Angels have a vital role in the Kingdom of God--and in the lives of believers. Yet many Christians treat the existence of angels lightly or fail to consider them at all. In Angels Are Real Judith MacNutt pulls back the curtain on this intriguing topic, recounting inspiring, true-life stories and miraculous interactions, revealing what the Bible says about these heavenly beings, and offering insight into the spiritual realm. She draws on solid scriptural support to explore

· what angels look like
· what they do
· why they are important in believers' lives
· the heavenly hierarchy
· what fallen angels are
· and more.

Angels Are Real is an accessible, comprehensive, encouraging guide for Christians. When believers grasp the importance of angels to God--and themselves--they will better understand God's power and his extraordinary love.

FLESH AND THE DEVIL by Kola Boof

FLESH AND THE DEVIL by Kola Boof

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A TRUE CLASSIC!

At last Kola Boof's classic love story, "FLESH AND THE DEVIL" (originally published in 1995) is released in e-book form. Called “My love letter to Black America” by Boof who was adopted and raised by African-Americans, the book covers 26,000 years in a passionate romance that begins in ancient West Africa and continues in modern day Washington, D.C., Sag Harbor and New York.


"Flesh and the Devil" is widely considered to be Kola Boof's

first big hit in America.


PRAISE FOR KOLA BOOF


"...the African Garbo"--N.Y. Times


“Kola Boof is one of the great migrant writers of our time.” – Huffington Post


"Kola Boof is a writer of power, principle and loads of courageous perseverance"--Derrick Bell


"My pick for best book of 2006 is Kola Boof's autobiography 'Diary of a Lost Girl'..--Kam Williams, Princeton


"...Kola Boof is one of our greatest writers." -- Molefi Asante