Today's Kindle Deal of the Day is The River Witch ($1.99), by Kimberly Brock.
Can the river heal her?
Roslyn Byrne is twenty-four years old, broken in body, heart and soul. Her career as a professional ballet dancer ended with a car wreck and a miscarriage, leaving her lost and grieving. She needs a new path, but she doesn't have the least idea how or where to start. With some shoving from her very Southern mama, she immures herself for the summer on
Manny's Island, Georgia, one of the Sea Isles, to recover.
There Roslyn finds a ten-year-old girl, Damascus, who brings alligators, pumpkins and hoodoo into her sorry life.
Roslyn rents a house from Damascus's family, the Trezevants, a strange bunch. One of the cousins, Nonnie, who works in the family's market, sees things Roslyn is pretty sure she shouldn't, and knows things regular people don't. Between the Trezevant secrets and Damascus's blatant snooping and meddling, Roslyn finds herself caught in a mysterious stew of the past and present, the music of the river, the dead and the dying who haunt the riverbank, and a passion for living her new life.
Escape ($1.56 / £0.99 UK), by Barbara Delinsky, is the Kindle Deal of the day for those in the UK (the US edition is $7.99).
Have you ever wanted to walk out on your life?
One Friday morning, Emily realises that, somewhere in life, she has chosen the wrong path. She’s stifled by her job as a New York lawyer, she barely sees her husband, James, and their attempts to start a family have proven unsuccessful.
So Emily escapes. She walks out of the office, turns her phone off, packs a bag and leaves New York. She doesn’t even tell James she’s leaving…
But when a new path leads back to her past, and an old lover, new problems arise. As Emily begins to carve out a new life, where does that leave everything and everyone she left behind?
Guilt by Degrees (
Update: Finally price matched at Amazon!
Someone has been watching D.A. Rachel Knight--someone who's Rachel's equal in brains, but with more malicious intentions. It began when a near-impossible case fell into Rachel's lap, the suspectless homicide of a homeless man. In the face of courthouse backbiting and a gauzy web of clues, Rachel is determined to deliver justice. She's got back-up: tough-as-nails Detective Bailey Keller. As Rachel and Bailey stir things up, they're shocked to uncover a connection with the vicious murder of an LAPD cop a year earlier. Something tells Rachel someone knows the truth, someone who'd kill to keep it secret.
Harrowing, smart, and riotously entertaining, GUILT BY DEGREES is a thrilling ride through the world of LA courts with the unforgettable Rachel Knight.
Walk Two Moons ($1.99 Kindle, B&N), the 1995 Newbery Medal winner by Sharon Creech, is the Nook Daily Find for Families, price matched on Kindle. If you have kids (or grandkids) in this age group (8+), don't miss also picking up Absolutely Normal Chaos, Chasing Redbird, The Wanderer (a 2001 Newbery Honor book) and Ruby Holler (winner of the 2002 Carnegie Medal), all of which are also on sale for $1.99 apiece. None of these are in a series, so can be read in any order and you don't have to worry about skipping the titles that aren't on sale.
"How about a story? Spin us a yarn."As Sal entertains her grandparents with Phoebe's outrageous story, her own story begins to unfold--the story of a thirteen-year-old girl whose only wish is to be reunited with her missing mother.
Instantly, Phoebe Winterbottom came to mind. "I could tell you an extensively strange story," I warned.
"Oh, good!" Gram said. "Delicious!"
And that is how I happened to tell them about Phoebe, her disappearing mother, and the lunatic.
In her own award-winning style, Sharon Creech intricately weaves together two tales, one funny, one bittersweet, to create a heartwarming, compelling, and utterly moving story of love, loss, and the complexity of human emotion.
Grade Level: 8 and up