Hold Us Close (Keep Me Still), by Caisey Quinn. (Still 0.99?)

"A sweet conclusion! I thought this novella was the perfect way to wrap up Landen and Layla's story. Keep Me Still ended sweetly, but I still had a lot of questions. A lot of 'what ifs.' Hold Us Close gives you that closure. You deal with a more mature Landen and Layla -- who are dealing with grown up problems that even grown ups would rather avoid. There's a little angst and a lot of love. The secondary characters still shine! I loved it! Caisey Quinn's writing wins me over every time!" -- Amazon reviewer


Sometimes happily ever after is just the beginning…

High school sweethearts Layla Flaherty and Landen O'Brien are living a fairytale in the heart of Spain. Landen's professional soccer career is taking off and Layla is finishing her college degree. But when her aunt Kate calls with life changing news, she has to reveal the secret she's been keeping from everyone.

She's pregnant. And she's not sacrificing her child for anything, not even her own life.

Landen has a secret of his own. There's one thing he never wants to be. Ever.

A father.

123 pages, with a 4.7-star rating from 44 reviews.

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Ollie's Cloud, by Gary Lindberg. (Still 0.99?)

If you buy (or already have) the printed book, this ebook is free, through Amazon's new Matchbook program.

"This is an amazing historical novel set in the years 1823 to 1853. It's the spiritual journey of two best friends in Persia who, at twelve years of age, have the same dream-- to become mullas, "priests" in the Islamic Faith. But one boy, Ali, the son of a small village mayor, is abducted from his father and whisked away to Regency London. The story, always full of astonishing but believable surprises, follows both boys as they grow up and face numerous disappointments and tragedies. Ali inevitably turns against God, while his friend is caught up in the birth and propagation of a new religion that the Islamic regime considers heresy and sets out to brutally persecute. While reading, I found it is impossible to predict where the story would go next and how the characters would respond to each dramatic turn of events. The story has something for everyone - romance, murder, great tragedy, vivid characters, even an epic military battle with the highest stakes imaginable. The conclusion, once you get there, seems inevitable and surprising at the same time--and both heartbreaking and uplifting. If you only read one historical this year, make it this one." -- Amazon reviewer

★★★★★ "Ken Follett is not the only successful thriller writer to transition to historical novels. Gary Lindberg has also masterfully made the leap." -- Mary Freeman, Amazon Reviewer

★★★★★ "Well-researched historically and full of interesting twists." -- Bruce Rubenstein, author of Smoke and The Great Rockwell Heist
★★★★★ "The book is filled with enough adventure and intrigue to make a thriller, but in the end is the moving story of two fascinating spiritual journeys." -- Jennifer Renaud, Amazon Reviewer

Astounding Adventure in an Age of Great Expectations

The year is 1827 - seventeen years before the Muslim and Christian worlds expect the appearance of the "Promised One" that each religion has been awaiting for centuries.

What could possibly go wrong?

During this time of global religious fervor, two best friends begin unexpected adventures into the trials, tumult, and tragedies of adulthood. This sweeping tale of love, intrigue, betrayal and great hope transports young Ali from a dusty Persian village into a dazzling western world that he never could have imagined.

Raised in the harem of the town mayor, Ali is abducted one night by a Christian missionary and his mother, who is a victim of his father's abuse. After a breathtaking escape, Ollie lands in Regency England where his devout Muslim faith is stamped out, he is given a new identity ("Ollie"), and the harsh schools of Dickens' age teach him how to be both a Christian and a proper Englishman.

Good fortune and keen wits helps Ollie become a wealthy young man, but restlessness drives him further to the west, to New York, the heartland of American revivalism, where a series of heartbreaking tragedies turn him against all religions and every "man of the cloth."

As he bitterly rages against God, the best friend left behind becomes the trailblazer of a new religion--neither Christian nor Muslim--that is declared a heresy and savagely persecuted by a ruthless Persian regime. The startlingly different paths of these two best friends finally converge, with each on opposite sides of a climactic armed battle that may alter the lives and beliefs of millions.

★★★★★ "Lindberg, who already has a film under his belt, has written a true book, in the tradition of the likes of Dickens and Tolkien." ★★★★★-- Pamela Bell, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "At its heart, "Ollie's Cloud" is a deeply moving and personal story about how good intentions can be overwhelmed by the events of life." ★★★★★-- Moeller, Amazon Reviewer
★★★★★ "Totally relatable -- I felt like I was watching my best friends grow up!" ★★★★★-- Brant Zwiefel, Amazon Reader

538 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 22 reviews.

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Dream Weaver, by Shirley Martin. (Still 2.99?)

"Imagine yourself back in the year 1762, and what it was like to be a woman at that time, which meant having no rights. That's the situation Gwen finds her self in in Dream Weaver. Well-developed and strong characters combined with intriguing plot and romance make this time-travel tale a fascinating read." -- Amazon reviewer

Sent back in time, Gwen must save her lover's life. She failed him once before. She can't fail him again. Dream Weaver was nominated for the CAPA the Cupid and the Psyche Awards.

Strange dreams haunt Gwen's sleep, of a lonely cabin in the woods and a tall, dark stranger she's never met. While visiting a restored village, Gwen is flung back in time and meets the man of her dreams!

All Christian wants to do is to practice medicine in the Pennsylvania wilderness. He doesn't want to deal with a crazy lady who shows up at his doorstep, claiming to be from the future. And the last thing he wants is to fall in love.

But Gwen and Christian can't deny their past or their future. They must deal with the dangers that threaten them...or die together.

240 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 12 reviews.

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Chesapeake 1850 (Steamboats & Oyster Wars: The News Reader), by Ken Rossignol. (Still 0.99?)

If you buy (or already have) the printed book, this ebook is free through Amazon's new Matchbook program.

"Ken Rossignol's new series is off to a great start with Chesapeake 1850, the tale of Ethan Douglas from his days as a 10 year old cabin boy on his grandfather's Chesapeake Bay steamship before the Civl War, through his rise to become a wealthy ship owner in his own right. The young boy witnesses everything from a hanging to hurricanes, to the bloody Oyster Wars as he matures, and meets the love of his life and later marries her. The author does an excellent job of bringing history to life in an entertaining and captivating way that keeps you reading from start to finish." -- Amazon reviewer

The life of Ethan Aaron Douglas is chronicled as the ten-year-old joins his grandfather for a life on the Chesapeake Bay. With his grandfather as captain of a steamboat traveling between Norfolk, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, the boy learns quickly about life on the water. From hurricanes to blue crabs life on the Bay changes quickly. Learning Shakespeare and witnessing a hanging are just part of the life along the river. Ethan Douglas' life brushes past major events in the United States from slavery to the underground railroad and the days leading up to the civil war. How did those who lived along the Potomac deal with active warfare during the War Between the States' Life was always a war on the water with pirates shooting at each other as well as Maryland and Virginia oyster police. Ethan's younger brothers and sisters soon join him as they grow older and become entrepreneurs as the nation's capital city grows and changes.

From buyboats to newspapers the lives of the Douglas family become part of the history of the young nation. Oysters were the "white gold" of the east while railroads and shipping competed for freight. This book is the first in the series that will tell the story of life in tidewater Chesapeake Bay region from 1850 to 1950.
109 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 7 reviews.

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You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy, by James Blanchard Cisneros. (Still 4.99?)

If you buy (or already have) the printed book, the ebook is only 1.99, through Amazon's new Matchbook program.

"Look no further... This book says it all... period! After 10+ years as a spiritual seeker; I have finally found the answer(s) I have been searching for. This book is incredible... every word, every page resounds with wisdom, depth, clarity, and pure consciousness... astounding! Buy it, read it, meditate on it, read it again and HOLD ON...your life is about to change." -- John Conner, Amazon Review
"Insightful I found this book about four years ago through the website and have purchased 2 additional copies since to gift to family and friends through Amazon. Today I decided to purchase the Kindle version for myself again because I miss having my own copy. This book was exactly what I needed when I read it the first time and it's exactly what I need now. The book speaks in plain language about many puzzling questions in life. If you are searching for peace, hoping to heal, feeling lost and confused, this is a great book about finding peace through the doorway of forgiveness." -- M.E., Amazon Reviewer

"Mind blowing and Uplifting. Totally love it... I have purchased this book for my Kindle. I have only a few precious moments during the day to be able to sit and enjoy life and I prefer it spent with this book. It is mind blowing and uplifting. Totally love it and would recommended it to anyone who is searching within themselves and even a reminder for those who have found themselves." -- Rose, Amazon Reviewer

The awareness, peace of mind and joy that you are yearning for - is available to you now.

Anything real that has been obtained by religious leaders or spiritual gurus is also obtainable to you. In fact, awareness, peace of mind and joy are not so much obtained as they are realized and remembered.

Love, harmony and awareness are natural qualities of your soul. If you simply extend what you truly are, you will create more beauty than anything that could or has ever been built.

There are many paths you may choose to take in order to realize awareness, peace of mind and joy in your life. The journey will be as complicated as you choose to make it, or as easy as you allow it to be. This book provides simple strategies to make this process easy.

You Have Chosen to Remember: A Journey from Perception to Knowledge, Peace of Mind and Joy is an incredibly inspiring book filled with simple, yet very effective, strategies for remembering your true self, and embodying self-awareness, forgiveness, peace of mind and joy - in your day to day life.

316 pages, with a 4.8-star rating from 47 reviews.

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