Instead of doing a monthly Kindle post I’m going to see how it goes spreading the deals over the month and also picking up on shorter term offers. Consequently the number of books on offer each day will vary and occasionally might include only one.
As usual the choices will reflect books that I’d be tempted by and not just any books that are on offer.
The price quoted is that given at time of posting, please always check before buying as some prices can change quickly.
This decision is also a result of Facebook having made my existing Jill’s Book Cafe Page into a separate entity from my personal page. This is a problem if I’m using a tablet (my normal medium) as I am forced to access it via the app. As this no longer links allows me to post directly from Amazon I have to copy and paste the details over, by going in and out of the app each time. The whole process is getting tedious, plus the Facebook algorithms mean that fewer people are actually seeing the posts anyway. This way, the post goes directly to Facebook, but also to Twitter so it becomes more visible. Time wise it might become unworkable but I’ll see how it goes.
Feedback always appreciated, especially as many of you will already be signed up to other offer sites and don’t want another ‘deal’ post clogging up your email each day.
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The Merry Christmas Project by Cathy Bramley
Christmas has always meant something special to Merry – even without a family of her own. This year, her heart might be broken but her new candle business is booming. The last thing she needs is another project – but when her hometown’s annual event needs some fresh festive inspiration, Merry can’t resist.
Cole loves a project too – though it’s usually of the bricks and mortar variety. As a single dad, his Christmas wish is to see his kids again, so getting the new house finished for when they’re all together is the perfect distraction.
But this Christmas, magic is in the air for these two strangers. Will it bring them all the joy they planned for . . . and take their hearts by surprise too?
After all, anything can happen at Christmas. . .
The Dressmaker of Paris by Georgia Kaufmann
I need to tell you a story, ma chère. My story.
Rosa Kusstatscher has built a global fashion empire upon her ability to find the perfect outfit for any occasion. But tonight, as she prepares for the most important meeting of her life, her usual certainty eludes her.
What brought her to this moment? As she struggles to select her dress and choose the right shade of lipstick, Rosa begins to tell her incredible story. The story of a poor country girl from a village high in the mountains of Italy. Of Nazi occupation and fleeing in the night. Of hope and heartbreak in Switzerland; glamour and love in Paris. Of ambition and devastation in Rio de Janeiro; success and self-discovery in New York.
A life spent running, she sees now. But she will run no longer.
The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths
The Night Hawks, a group of metal detectorists, are searching for buried treasure when they find a body on the beach in North Norfolk. At first Nelson thinks that the dead man might be an asylum seeker but he turns out to be a local boy, Jem Taylor, recently released from prison. Ruth is more interested in the treasure, a hoard of Bronze Age weapons. Nelson at first thinks that Taylor’s death is accidental drowning, but a second death suggests murder.
Nelson is called to an apparent murder-suicide of a couple at the isolated Black Dog Farm. Local legend talks of the Black Shuck, a spectral hound that appears to people before they die. Nelson ignores this, even when the owner’s suicide note includes the line, ‘He’s buried in the garden.’ Ruth excavates and finds the body of a giant dog.
All roads lead back to this farm in the middle of nowhere, but the place spells serious danger for anyone who goes near. Ruth doesn’t scare easily. Not until she finds herself at Black Dog Farm …
Beyond the Olive Grove by Kate Hewitt
He leaned forward so his voice was no more than a breath. “This war will not be won by keeping your head down. We must act. Quickly, quietly. There are those already at work, doing things you cannot even imagine. You must do your duty, Sophia.”
Greece, 1942. With the Nazi invasion of her beloved country, life is fraught for a twenty-year old Sophia as she struggles to keep her father and young sister safe. For months, Sophia has been playing an increasingly dangerous role in the resistance, trying to help end the war.
But when she is given her most risky task yet—one that could play a crucial role in ending the war in Greece but could also harm those she holds dearest if she is caught—Sophia is faced with a devastating choice.
Two generations later, Ava, Sophia’s granddaughter, arrives in Greece, heartbroken and adrift. But as she pulls up to the tiny village nestled on a cliff above the glittering Ionian Sea, and steps out in front of a tumbledown house that once belonged to Sophia, everything changes for her.
As pieces of her grandmother’s story to emerge, Ava can’t help but be drawn to Sophia’s hidden past… What she doesn’t know is that the truth has the power to change her life forever.
The Shetland Sea Murders by Marsali Taylor
Marsali Taylor returns with the ninth gripping mystery in her Shetland Sailing Mystery series.
While onboard her last chartered sailing trip of the season, Cass Lynch is awoken in the middle of the night by a Mayday call to the Shetland coastguard. A fishing vessel has become trapped on the rocks off the coast of one of the islands.
In the days that follow, there’s both a shocking murder and a baffling death. On the surface there’s no link, but when Cass becomes involved it is soon clear that her life is also in danger.
Convinced that someone sinister is at work in these Shetland waters, Cass is determined to find and stop them. But uncovering the truth could prove to be deadly . . .
All the Colours In Between by Eva Jorda
Life is never straightforward. Lizzie is fast approaching fifty. Her once angst-ridden teenage daughters have flown the nest: Cassie to London and Maisy to Australia. And although Connor, Lizzie’s teenage son, is now on his own tormented passage to adulthood, his quest to get there is a far quieter journey than that of his sisters. The hard years, Lizzie believes, are behind her. But things are never quite as black and white as them seem . . .
A visit to her daughter in London leaves Lizzie troubled. And that’s just to start. Add to the mix an unexpected visitor, a disturbing phone call, a son acting suspiciously, a run-in with her ex-husband, plus a new man in her life, and Lizzie will soon learn life is something that happens while you’re busy making plans. Nobody said it would be easy. Lizzie knows only too well that life is never straightforward when you see all the colours in between.
** Book 3 is also available for 99p**