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Dorien Kelly is the award-winning author of The Last Bride in Ballymuir, the first novel in her captivating trilogy from Pocket Books. Upon its release 10 years ago, Book 1 won the Maggie, Molly and Southern Heat contests, among several other awards.

This romance series has been revived for the Kindle, and Book 1 tops today’s Buffet. And this isn’t merely a recycling of the original text — Dorien updated all three books especially for their Kindle debut, a process she calls “a labor of love.”

Set in the lush Irish countryside, the story goes down just fine with a warm cup of tea, making this winter’s chill a distant memory.

With 19 novels and novellas in print, Dorien makes her home in Michigan. Before becoming a published author, she worked for several years as a commercial lawyer, but eventually returned to her old love, writing.

“Ultimately, I realized that while a legal career was lucrative, it was making me too ‘Type A’ to survive,” Dorien recalls. “Since I was tired of billing out my life by the quarter-hour and wearing pantyhose, I turned back to writing.”

Her first novel, a romantic comedy called Designs on Jake, was published by Harlequin in 2002. Recently she’s been co-authoring some quite satisfying novels with her pal Janet Evanovich, including Love in a Nutshell and The Husband List. Thank goodness she’s not billing by the hour anymore.

As usual, each book listed here has gone FREE within the past 24 hours (except for the “Kindle Daily Deals” on page 3). 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.)

The Last Bride in Ballymuir

Romance

Author: Dorien Kelly
The Last Bride in Ballymuir (Ballymuir Series)

When Michael Kilbride, a handsome man with a dark past, arrives in the Irish village of Ballymuir, rumors begin to fly. While many turn against him, one woman steps forward–the village’s beloved schoolteacher, Kylie O’Shea.

Miss Kylie “Soon-to-Be-a-Saint” O’Shea teaches at the Gaelic school, helps her neighbors, and volunteers for every good cause. No one in Ballymuir can figure out why she keeps the interested lads at bay but they all warn her that she’s in danger of fulfilling a local legend: becoming the last bride in Ballymuir.

Sparks soon ignite between Michael and Kylie. Will Kylie, who also hides secrets, find the courage to confront her past and claim passion as her own? Captivated by Michael’s intense passions, she lets herself go where Michael leads her — into an awakening of dreams and desires…even if it means exposing her beloved village’s and her own darkest secrets.

Steeped in the age-old beauty and traditions of Ireland, Dorien Kelly’s enchanting contemporary novel transports readers to a picturesque Irish village where passions run deep….”

All That I Am: A Novel (P.S.)

Historical Fiction
Author: Anna Funder
All That I Am: A Novel (P.S.)

When Hitler seizes power in 1933, a tight-knit group of friends and lovers suddently becomes hunted outlaws overnight. dora, liberated and fearless; her lover, the great playwright Ernst Toller; Ruth; and Ruth’s journalist husband, Hans, find refuge in London. There, using secret contacts deep inside the Nazi regime, they take breathtaking rirks to warn the world of Hitler’s plans for war.

But England is not the safe haven they think it will be, and a single, chilling act of betrayal will tear them apart….

Based on true events, All That I Am is testament to some of the earliest—now forgotten—heroes of the resistance to Hitler.