Below are several (mostly Christian) books that are on sale in the Kindle format, but as far as I can tell are not a part of a formal Amazon sale.
321 pages, 15 of 23 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Pursuing the family name as the finest silk producer in Lyon, the young Huguenot Rachelle Dushane-Macquinet is thrilled to accompany her famous couturier Grandmere to Paris, there to create a silk trousseau for the Royal Princess Marguerite Valois.The Court is magnificent; its regent, Catherine de Medici, deceptively charming … and the circumstances, darker than Rachelle could possibly imagine. At a time in history when the tortures of the Bastille and the fiery stake are an almost casual consequence in France, a scourge of recrimination is moving fast and furious against the Huguenots—and as the Queen Mother’s political intrigues weave a web of deception around her, Rachelle finds herself in imminent danger.Hope rests in warning the handsome Marquis Fabien de Vendome of the wicked plot against his kin. But to do so, Rachelle must follow a perilous course.
Empire of Lies by Andrew Klavan – $1.45
401 pages, 40 of 50 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Sustained by a deep religious faith, Jason Harrow has built a stable family and become a pillar of principle and patriotism in the Midwest. Then the phone rings, and his past is on the other end of the line. A woman with whom he once shared a life of violence and desire claims her daughter is missing — and Jason is the one man who can find her.
Returning to New York City, Jason finds himself entangled in a murderous conspiracy only he can see and only he can stop — a plot that bizarrely links his private passions to the turmoil of a world at war. Hunted by terrorists and by the police, Jason has mere hours to unravel an ex-lover’s lies and face the unbearable truth: in order to prevent a savage attack on his country, he’s going to have to risk his decency, his sanity, and his life.
244 pages, 59 of 64 reviews are 4 or 5-star
In her critically acclaimed Leaving Church (“a beautiful, absorbing memoir.”—Dallas Morning News), Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about leaving full-time ministry to become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now, in her stunning follow-up, An Altar in the World, she shares how she learned to encounter God beyond the walls of any church.
From simple practices such as walking, working, and getting lost to deep meditations on topics like prayer and pronouncing blessings, Taylor reveals concrete ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see. Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of devotion if we pay attention to what we are doing and take time to attend to the sights, smells, and sounds around us. Making eye contact with the cashier at the grocery store becomes a moment of true human connection. Allowing yourself to get lost leads to new discoveries. Under Taylor’s expert guidance, we come to question conventional distinctions between the sacred and the secular, learning that no physical act is too earthbound or too humble to become a path to the divine. As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives, we begin to discover altars everywhere we go, in nearly everything we do.
389 pages, 44 of 53 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
273 pages, 10 of 16 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Tommy Lasorda is baseball’s true immortal and one of its larger than life figures. A former pitcher who was overshadowed by Sandy Koufax, Lasorda went on to a Hall of Fame career as a manager with one of baseball’s most storied franchises. His teams won two World Series, four National League pennants, and eight division titles. He was twice named National League manager of the year and he also led the United States baseball team to the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
In I Live for This! award-winning sportswriter Bill Plaschke shows us one of baseball’s last living legends as we’ve never seen him before, revealing the man behind the myth, the secrets to his amazing, unlikely success, and his unvarnished opinions on the state of the game. Bravely and brilliantly, I Live for This! dissects the personality to give us the person. By the end we’re left with an indelible portrait of a legend that, if Tommy Lasorda has anything to say about it, we won’t ever forget.
319 pages, 19 of 23 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
From beloved mystery writer Tamar Myers comes an enthralling tale of duty, greed, danger, and miracles in equatorial Africa.
The Congo beckons to young Amanda Brown in 1958, as she follows her missionary calling to the mysterious “dark continent” far from her South Carolina home. But her enthusiasm cannot cushion her from the shock of a very foreign culture—where competing missionaries are as plentiful as flies, and oppressive European overlords are busy stripping the land of its most valuable resource: diamonds.
Little by little, Amanda is drawn into the lives of the villagers in tiny Belle Vue—and she is touched by the plight of the local witch doctor, a man known as Their Death, who has been forced to take a second job as a yardman to support his two wives. But when First Wife stumbles upon an impossibly enormous uncut gem, events are set in motion that threaten to devastate the lives of these people Amanda has come to admire and love—events that could lead to nothing less than murder.
220 pages, 17 of 22 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
“The Last Year in the Life of Marilyn Monroe, A Hidden History” is the imagined details of the last days of the American icon, Marilyn Monroe. Historically researched and vetted by author, Don O’Melveny—this is the first in a three volume series that spans the shattering era that began in Los Angeles in 1961 and ended in Dallas in 1963. O’Melveny threads sensational history, biography and mystery together, answering the questions Marilyn’s fans have asked for decades.
The death of Marilyn Monroe has never ceased to haunt the American psyche. The last year of her whirlwind life she was deeply enmeshed in the lives of some of the world’s most powerful men. Her own narrative became tangled in her paramours ambition, greed, betrayal, espionage and all-consuming drive for political-power. Read this intimate account of “The Naked Sessions” with George Cukor, stand trembling beside her backstage before she sings, “Happy Birthday Mr. President”, learn what she was thinking after her daily sessions with Dr. Ralph Greesnon, and linger with her poolside at Frank Sinatra’s house in Palm Springs. Volume One is just the beginning.
364 pages, of reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
I have not read any of these books, so they may not be any good. Some of the books from previous Free Book posts are still available for free. If you want to see all free books as they come out you should follow Books on the Knob on their RSS or Twitter Feed. Or Ireaderreview or the many free book threads on Amazon’s Message Boards.
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