Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-22-14

The Secret Agent: In Search of America’s Greatest World War II Spy (Kindle Single)

By Stephan Talty / Genre: Military, Leaders & Notable People, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (256 reviews)

The Secret Agent: In Search of America's Greatest World War II Spy (Kindle Single)

Eric Erickson was the most important American spy of World War II. He also had a secret to keep.

In 1942, the Brooklyn-born Erickson was a millionaire oil mogul who volunteered for a dangerous mission inside the Third Reich: locating the top-secret synthetic oil plants that kept the German war machine running. To fool the Nazis, Erickson played the role of a collaborator. He hung a portrait of Hitler in his apartment and “disowned” his Jewish best friend, then flew to Berlin, where he charmed Himmler and signed lucrative oil deals with the architects of the Final Solution. All the while, he was visiting the oil refineries and passing their coordinates to Allied Bomber Command, who destroyed the plants in a series of B-17 raids, helping to end the war early.

After the war, Erickson’s was revealed as a secret agent and received the Medal of Freedom for his bravery. William Holden even played him in a hit Hollywood movie. For a brief moment in the early ’60s, Erickson was the most famous spy in the world. His secret? He hadn’t played a Nazi collaborator. He’d actually been one – a war profiteer who’d made millions of trading with Hitler before having a change of heart. Black-listed by the Allies and disowned by his family, Erickson had volunteered for the spy mission in order to redeem himself, and ended up saving thousands of Allied lives.

Based on newly-discovered archives in Sweden, The Secret Agent is a riveting piece of narrative nonfiction that tells the true story of Erickson’s remarkable life for the first time.

Free as of 08/22/14 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

A Night to Forget (Emma’s Story Series, #1)

By Jessica Wood / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (107 reviews)

A Night to Forget (Emma's Story Series, #1)

A Night to Forget is the first book in the two-book series, Emma’s Story. The second book in the series, The Day to Remember, is currently available.

What happens in Cancun doesn’t always stay in Cancun.

When Emma Anderson and her friends decided to spend their senior year Spring Break in Cancun, she expected some crazy memories to end their final college days. What Emma didn’t expect was to meet Brandon Fisher. Tall and sexy, with dimples that would make any girl swoon, Brandon Fisher was literally the man of Emma’s dreams. She couldn’t quite believe that this stranger, who seduced her every night in her dreams, actually existed.

After serendipitously bumping into each other, Emma could not resist Brandon’s pull and spent an unforgettable night with him. Passing it off as a spring break fling, Emma never expected to see Brandon again. But when she started her first day at her new job a few months later, there he was. The only problem was, Brandon didn’t even remember her.

Free as of 08/22/14 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

That Bear Ate My Pants! Adventures of a real Idiot Abroad

By Tony James Slater / Genre: Memoirs, Biographies & Memoirs / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (324 reviews)

That Bear Ate My Pants! Adventures of a real Idiot Abroad

There comes a time in every man’s life when he says to himself, “Holy Sh*t! I’m about to be eaten by a bear!”  Tony James Slater went to Ecuador, determined to become a man. It never occurred to him that ‘or die trying’ might be an option… The trouble with volunteering in a South American animal refuge is that everything wants a piece of you. And the trouble with being Tony, is that most of them got one. Just how do you ‘look after’ something that’s trying its damnedest to kill you and eat you? And how do you find love when you a) don’t speak the language, and b) are constantly covered in excrement and entrails? If only he’d had some relevant experience. Other than owning a pet rabbit when he was nine. And if only he’d bought some travel insurance… That Bear Ate My Pants is the hilarious tale of one man’s quest to better himself. Whether losing a machete fight with a tree, picking dead tarantulas out of a tank of live ones or sewing the head back on to a partially decapitated crocodile, Tony’s misadventures are ridiculous, unbelievable and always entertaining. Long before Sky One got involved, there were already plenty of Idiots Abroad. This is the story of one of them… This book is now the first in a series, following Tony’s adventures through the UK and Thailand in ‘Don’t Need The Whole Dog!’, and around Australia in ‘Kamikaze Kangaroos!’ They can be read separately or together just as easily.

Free as of 08/22/14 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters Book #2): A Novel

By Lorna Seilstad / Genre: Romance, Religious & Inspirational Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (97 reviews)

While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters Book #2): A Novel

After graduating from Fannie Farmer’s School of Cookery in 1910, Charlotte Gregory is ready to stir things up. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to travel, lecture, and give cooking demonstrations on the very latest kitchen revolution–the gas stove–and certainly doesn’t mind that the gas company has hired the handsome Lewis Mathis to perform at her lectures. Lewis encourages her work, especially her crusade to introduce fresh, appetizing, nutritious food to those convalescing in hospitals. But young hospital superintendent Dr. Joel Brooks is not convinced any changes should be made–especially by this outspoken young woman.

When Charlotte and Joel are coerced into planning a fund-raising gala for the hospital, will this combustible pair explode?

Fan favorite Lorna Seilstad is back with a breezy, lighthearted love triangle that will keep readers guessing. Attention to historic detail adorns the timeless story of a young woman looking for true love and making her way in a rapidly changing world.

Free as of 08/22/14 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

The Bionics

By Alicia Michaels / Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (88 reviews)

The Bionics

All I ever wanted was to be a normal girl. I had dreams of joining the ranks of the Military Police and making my family proud. But the nuclear war that laid waste to our country destroyed any hope I had of being normal ever again. They took everything away from me, including my humanity. I am now half-human, half-machine, part of the never-ending freak show that is the Restoration Project. They hate what they created and they fear us for being powerful. And so they hunt us, destroying our lives so that they can bury what they built. What they don’t know is this: there is a Resistance out there and The Bionics aren’t going down without a fight.

Free as of 08/22/14 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-21-14

Undeclared (The Woodlands Book 1)

By Jen Frederick / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (235 reviews)

Undeclared (The Woodlands Book 1)

For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she’s decided? No way is Noah Jackson — or any man — ever going to break her heart again.

Noah has always known exactly what he wants out of life. Success. Stability. Control. That’s why he joined the Marines and that’s why he’s fighting his way — literally — through college. Now that he’s got the rest of his life on track, he has one last conquest: Grace Sullivan. But since he was the one who stopped writing, he knows that winning her back will be his biggest battle yet.

Free as of 08/21/14 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Secret Sister

By Emelle Gamble / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (107 reviews)

Secret Sister

“Secret Sister is compulsively readable. I defy anyone not to race through the pages to find out what happens to Cathy and Nick — and Nick and Roxanne!” Patricia Gaffney, New York Times Best-selling author of The Saving Graces

“Lovers of women’s fiction have a new must-read! Secret Sister by Emelle Gamble has it all . . . romance, drama, and suspense . . . I could not put it down.” Beth Harbison, New York Time’s best-selling author of Chose The Wrong Guy, Gave Him The Wrong Finger and Shoe Addicts Anonymous

To their friends, Nick and Cathy Chance have the perfect marriage. High school sweethearts who’ve been together for ten years, they’ve weathered challenges and are as committed as they were when they first fell in love. Cathy trusts Nick, Nick’s world revolves around his wife, and the future looks golden.

To everyone who knows them, Cathy Chance and Roxanne Ruiz have a perfect friendship. They connected in grade school and since then have been each other’s confidant and trusted advisor. Cathy loves the gorgeous Roxanne like a sister, Roxanne has fun-loving Cathy’s back in every situation, though lately there’s been tension between these two best friends . . .

And then, on a sunny summer morning, the unthinkable occurs, throwing into doubt the truth of what each of these people really know about themselves and one another.

Will Roxanne’s sacrifice be too little, and too late? Should Nick’s love for his wife be strong enough to risk trusting his heart more than logic? Can Cathy’s devotion to Nick give her enough strength to convince him to see her for who she really is?

SECRET SISTER proves how strong, how stubborn, and how trustworthy love can be as Nick and Cathy and Roxanne are challenged to overcome the secrets, the lies . . . and one extraordinary twist of fate that turns their lives upside down.

Free as of 08/21/14 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Rancher’s Girl: (Book One of the Rancher Series)

By Jeanne Harrell / Genre: Westerns / Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars (84 reviews)

Rancher's Girl: (Book One of the Rancher Series)

When pretty Lily Cable moves to a small town in Nevada to rebuild her life, the last thing on her mind was falling for local rancher Sandy Johnson. Neither was remotely interested in any romance. But they had more in common than they thought: He’s a cowboy poet and she loved Jane Austen novels. They might have had a chance when old family secrets are exposed that throw their love in jeopardy.

Free as of 08/21/14 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Chasing Hope

By Kathryn Cushman / Genre: Christian, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (80 reviews)

Chasing Hope

A Personal Drama of Shattered Dreams and Second Chances

A talented runner fully committed to Olympic dreams, Sabrina Rice’s future was shattered by a devastating diagnosis. One forfeited scholarship and several years later, she has new goals and dreams that have nothing to do with running–something that’s become far too painful to think on.

Until the day she sees Brandy Philip running across the community college campus, easily outpacing security. Sabrina immediately recognizes world-class speed, and it’s all the more painful that it belongs to a teenage graffiti artist. When a chance encounter brings the two young women together, Sabrina becomes Brandy’s best hope for staying out of juvenile hall. Soon, Sabrina begins to feel an uncomfortable nudge that her new life is just about to be toppled…that God may be calling her to minister to this talented but troubled girl.

Free as of 08/21/14 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

Blue Rose (Alana’s Story): A Flowering Novel

By Sarah Daltry / Genre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (42 reviews)

Blue Rose (Alana's Story): A Flowering Novel

Warning: This book deals with topics of abuse and may trigger reactions in people who have experienced those things in their own lives. It remains a story about healing, but it’s not always an easy journey.

“Four. My life has been shaped by four people. Four men, to be more specific. My father, my stepfather, my best friend, and my boyfriend. The first two shaped it in horrible ways, but what I am, who I am, is all because of four men.”

Over the last twenty years, I’ve learned how to keep secrets. It doesn’t really matter, since everyone already seems to think they know everything about me. So I hide. I avoid confrontation, I treat Xanax like a magic pill that will make it all go away, and I become everything they think I am. A slut. A whore. Nothing but trash.

I can only name two guys who have ever made me feel like I was more than that. Jack is my best friend and I’ve loved him since I met him. Now, though, he’s in love… with someone else, and I guess I need to get over him. Somehow.

And then there’s Dave. The guy I never gave a chance. The guy I used almost as much as people used me, because I wanted to pretend I was someone worth loving. Two years have passed since we last spoke, but I don’t know how to stop thinking about him.

My new therapist is making me face my past, and she tells me that life inevitably changes without our permission. I believe it, but I know what I am. I hear what she’s saying to me, and I want to try again with Dave, to help Jack find joy, to love myself, and to move on. I just wonder if anyone can do that, really.

Free as of 08/21/14 for Kindle. Click here to find out if this book is still FREE.

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