Jill’s Friday Kindle Steals

Bargain Reads

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Snow Country by Sebastian Faulks

1914: Aspiring journalist Anton arrives in Vienna where he meets Delphine, a woman of experience and deep secrets. Entranced by the light of first love, Anton comes to life. Until his country declares war on hers.

1927: For Lena, life with her mother in a small town has been cosseted and cold. After a few years of schooling, she encounters a young lawyer who spirits her away to Vienna. However, what she imagines to be love soon crumbles, and she leaves the city behind to take a post at the snow-capped sanatorium, the Schloss Seeblick.

1933: Having lost many friends on the Eastern Front, Anton is sent to write about the mysterious Schloss Seeblick. In this place, on the banks of a silvery lake where the roots of human suffering are laid bare, two people will see each other as if for the first time.
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Sweeping across Europe as it recovers from one war and awaits the coming of another, SNOW COUNTRY is a landmark novel of exquisite yearnings, dreams of youth and the sanctity of hope. In elegant, shimmering prose, Sebastian Faulks has produced an epic love story of timeless resonance.


False Witness: The stunning new 2021 crime mystery suspense thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author by [Karin Slaughter]

False Witness by Karin Slaughter

Two sisters

One secret

Someone knows what they did…

Leigh doesn’t like to talk about her sister.
 
About the night that tore them apart.
 
About what they did.
 
But someone else is about to.
 
How far will Leigh go to protect her family?


The Reading List: Emotional and uplifting, the most heartwarming debut fiction novel of 2021 by [Sara Nisha Adams]

The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

When Aleisha discovers a crumpled reading list tucked into a tattered library book, it sparks an extraordinary journey.

From timeless stories of love and friendship to an epic journey across the Pacific Ocean with a boy and a tiger in a boat, the list opens a gateway to new and wonderful worlds – just when Aleisha needs an escape from her troubles at home.

And when widower Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to connect with his bookworm granddaughter, Aleisha introduces him to the magic of the reading list. An anxious teenager and a lonely grandfather forming an unlikely book club of two.


Queen Bee: A brand new addictive psychological thriller from the author of The Bridesmaid for 2022 by [Nina Manning]

Queen Bee by Nina Manning

In the quiet village of Helesbury, Miranda Wallace prides herself on being the most popular member of her small social circle; the perfect friend, the best mum – the queen bee.

Until one day, Verity arrives. Cool and indifferent, Verity is everything Miranda isn’t, but she threatens to shatter Miranda’s picture-perfect life.

Suddenly plagued with insecurities, Miranda is certain Verity is hiding something. And Miranda knows all about secrets and the damage they can cause, because she’s hiding some of her own.

So when Verity threatens to reveal the truth about Miranda and destroy the perfect life she’s built, Miranda knows she has to act to protect the people she loves – even if the results are deadly.


The American Girl: The Number One bestselling novel of heartbreaking secrets in a home for unwed mothers by [Rachael English]

The American Girl by Rachael English

Sent to Ireland in disgrace, she was forced to give up her baby…

Inspired by heartbreaking true events in a home for unwed mothers, journeying from
 Boston to Ireland, the No.1 bestselling novel The American Girl is a heartrending and captivating story of mothers and daughters, love and cruelty, and the triumph of hope.

Boston 1968. Rose Moroney is seventeen, smart, spirited – and pregnant. She wants to marry her boyfriend but her ambitious parents have other plans. She is sent to Ireland, their birthplace, to deliver her daughter in a home for unwed mothers – and part with her against her will.

Dublin 2013.
 Martha Sheeran’s life has come undone. Her marriage is over, and her husband has moved on with unsettling speed. Under pressure from her teenage daughter, she starts looking for the woman who gave her up for adoption more than forty years before.

As her search leads her to the heart of long-buried family secrets, an old flame also re-enters her life. Can the future offer an unexpected new beginning?


These choices are just the books that I’d be tempted by rather than 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.

4 comments

  1. I used to love Sebastian Faulks but haven’t read him for a few years now. Either my tastes changed or he went off the boil. Rather like William Boyd who I similarly have found disappointing of late

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