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The Wars of the Roses by Alison WeirThe Wars of the Roses by Alison Weir. $ $1.99 AMZN | iBooks

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Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century, these two families were locked in battle for control of the English throne. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names were ruined while rising dynasties seized power and lands. The war between the royal houses of Lancaster and York, the most complex in English history, profoundly altered the course of the monarchy. Alison Weir, one of the foremost authorities on British history, brings brilliantly to life both the war itself and the larger-tha-life figures who fought it on the great stage of England. The Wars of the Roses is history at its very best—swift and compelling, rich in character, pageantry, and drama, and vivid in its re-creation of an astonishing period of history.

“[A] spellbinding chronicle . . . [Alison] Weir’s dark, glorious pageant restores the personal dimension to an oft-told tale without losing sight of a war that shattered feudalism, paved the way for capitalism, and weakened the monarchy.”—Publishers Weekly starred review

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The Genuine Article by Patricia Rice. $ 1.99

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Lady Marian Lawrence is in London to snare a rich husband to save her family from ruin-a difficult task given her biting wit and lack of beauty. Hiding her true self, Marian is about to win the wealthy and amiable Lord Darley-until the detestable Reginald Montague blocks their path to the altar.

Reginald Montague has vowed to never marry and is determined to keep his bestfriend Darley from being snared by a fortune hunter.

A master of subtle stratagem, Reginald sets out to transform Marian’s dislike for him into desire and is caught in his own trap even as Marian struggles to keep her true self a secret and her heart her own.

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One that I Want Jennifer EcholsThe One that I want by Jennifer Echols. $ 1.99

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A double date becomes singularly confusing in this charming romantic comedy that gets matchmaking all mixed up.

Gemma can’t believe her luck when the star football player starts flirting with her. Max is totally swoon-worthy, and even gets her quirky sense of humor. So when he asks out her so-called best friend Addison, Gemma’s heartbroken.

Then Addison pressures Gemma to join the date with one of Max’s friends. But the more time they all spend together, the harder Gemma falls for Max. She can’t help thinking that Max likes her back—it’s just too bad he’s already dating Addison. How can Gemma get the guy she wants without going after her best friend’s boyfriend?

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Forever, Interrupted: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins ReidForever, Interrupted: A Novel by Taylor Jenkins Reid. $ 1.99 AMZ | iBooks.

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“Have you ever heard of supernovas? They shine brighter than anything else in the sky and then fade out really quickly, a short burst of extraordinary energy. I like to think you and Ben were like that . . . in that short time, you had more passion than some people have in a lifetime.”

Elsie Porter is an average twentysomething and yet what happens to her is anything but ordinary. On a rainy New Year’s Day, she heads out to pick up a pizza for one. She isn’t expecting to see anyone else in the shop, much less the adorable and charming Ben Ross. Their chemistry is instant and electric. Ben cannot even wait twenty-four hours before asking to see her again. Within weeks, the two are head over heels in love. By May, they’ve eloped.

Only nine days later, Ben is out riding his bike when he is hit by a truck and killed on impact. Elsie hears the sirens outside her apartment, but by the time she gets downstairs, he has already been whisked off to the emergency room. At the hospital, she must face Susan, the mother-in-law she has never met—and who doesn’t even know Elsie exists.

I mean…you spend the whole book getting over Ben? Even the blurb makes me kind of sad.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

3 Comments

  1. Lynn M
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 14:34:25

    At this point, “Forever Interrupted” isn’t showing as being on sale for $1.99 but rather at the usual Kindle/Nook/etc. price. I’m not complaining because it looks like kind of a downer story, but I just wondered if anyone else had the same result?

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  2. Pat
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 14:49:15

    “Forever, Interrupted”, was the Nook daily deal, yesterday.

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  3. Lynn M
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 16:17:12

    @Pat: Figures – I’m always a day late! Thanks for the clarification.

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