Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 08-01-13

Wine in my Sippy Cup

By Deborah Dove / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (218 reviews)

Wine in my Sippy Cup

A sophisticated, put together career woman prior to having kids, now Liz Cartwright is lucky to go to the bathroom by herself, much less get out of the house wearing matching shoes and a clean shirt. While she is preoccupied with the sometimes mind-numbing responsibilities of motherhood, her husband is becoming increasingly distant and preoccupied with work, giving Liz the distinct impression that she is losing her husband along with her sense of identity. Armed with a book on spicing up her sex life purchased at a sex toy party and the help of her three best girlfriends, Liz embarks on an all-out attempt to rejuvenate her marriage and find personal fulfillment.

However, things in Liz’s life have a tendency to fail with hilarious results, and her attempts to woo her husband are no exceptions. Despite numerous setbacks—a pantiless tennis court seduction gone awry, a stolen vibrator and an unfortunate incident involving a thong—Liz is determined to reclaim her romantic mojo, until a chance encounter with her first love and a hobby that inadvertently turns into a job opportunity make Liz reevaluate what love inside marriage means and the price she is willing to pay to reclaim her sense of self-worth.

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Against the Tide

By Elizabeth Camden / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (177 reviews)

Against the Tide

Love and Lives are Threatened in Camden’s Latest Offering

As a child, Lydia Pallas became all too familiar with uncertainty when it came to the future. Now, she’s finally carved out a perfect life for herself–a life of stability and order with no changes, surprises, or chaos of any kind. She adores her apartment overlooking the bustling Boston Harbor, and her skill with languages has landed her a secure position as a translator for the U.S. Navy.

However, it is her talent for translation that brings her into contact with Alexander Banebridge, or “Bane,” a man who equally attracts and aggravates her. When Bane hires Lydia to translate a seemingly innocuous collection of European documents, she hesitantly agrees, only to discover she is in over her head.

Just as Bane’s charm begins to win her over, Lydia learns he is driven by a secret campaign against some of the most dangerous criminals on the East Coast, compelled by his faith and his past. Bane forbids any involvement on Lydia’s part, but when the criminals gain the upper hand, it is Lydia on whom he must depend.

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Chick Flick

By Deryn Warren / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (24 reviews)

Chick Flick

Sometimes a single sentence can change your life. “There’s been an accident.” “We need to talk.” Or, in the case of Sara, a mother of four getting ready for a dinner party she’s hosting for her husband’s boss, the almost offhand admission from her husband that he’s having an affair.

Sara, a film director (when she can get the work), is plunged into the chaotic world of single motherhood. But soon her awkward, awful and often hilarious attempts to patch up her marriage make her real life feel like something out of a movie – hiring a detective to find out who her rival is, dealing with her snobby in-laws, and resisting her friend’s advice to date and display what Sara thinks of as her “used” body. (Candles illuminate flaws like a searchlight!).
Sara’s friends, Landa, a brilliant film star, Rikki, whose ambition is to have an ambition, and Turley, the teen with too many piercings and hair that sticks up eight inches off her head, help Sara cope with her new life. When Sara discovers that her husband and his girlfriend are producing a film, the women plot to take the project down. Revenge has never been so cinematic.
Will Sara’s life be a full-out drama or the romantic comedy she deserves?

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Cast of Stones, A (The Staff and the Sword Book #1)

By Patrick W. Carr / Genre: Fantasy / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (113 reviews)

Cast of Stones, A (The Staff and the Sword Book #1)

An Epic Medieval Saga Fantasy Readers Will Love

In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone’s search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit priest in the hills. Desperate for coin, Errol volunteers to deliver them but soon finds himself hunted by deadly assassins. Forced to flee with the priest and a small band of travelers, Errol soon learns he’s joined a quest that could change the fate of his kingdom.

Protected for millennia by the heirs of the first king, the kingdom’s dynasty is near an end and a new king must be selected. As tension and danger mount, Errol must leave behind his drunkenness and grief, learn to fight, and come to know his God in order to survive a journey to discover his destiny.

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Angel Sister (Rosey Corner Book #1): A Novel

By Ann H. Gabhart / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (70 reviews)

Angel Sister (Rosey Corner Book #1): A Novel

It is 1936 and Kate Merritt, the middle child of Victor and Nadine, works hard to keep her family together. Her father slowly slips into alcoholism and his business suffers during the Great Depression. As her mother tries to come to grips with their situation and her sisters seem to remain blissfully oblivious to it, it is Kate who must shoulder the emotional load. Who could imagine that a dirty, abandoned little girl named Lorena Birdsong would be just what the Merritts need?

In this richly textured novel, award-winning author Ann H. Gabhart reveals the power of true love, the freedom of forgiveness, and the strength to persevere through troubled times. Multidimensional characters face real and trenchant problems while maintaining their family bonds, all against the backdrop of a sultry Kentucky summer. Readers will be drawn into the story and find themselves lingering there long after they’ve finished the book.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-29-13

Resisting the Bad Boy (NICE GIRL TO LOVE)

By Violet Duke / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (66 reviews)

Resisting the Bad Boy (NICE GIRL TO LOVE)

Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she’s only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast.

Preferably him.

An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he’s a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn’t enough…or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery–and repel the drama–Connor always makes his one and only rule crystal clear right from the start. Absolutely nothing more than a month.

Turns out, a whole lot can happen in one month.

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True Colours; Can you ever forget your first love?

By Vanessa Fox / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (45 reviews)

True Colours; Can you ever forget your first love?

Can you ever forget your first love?

Successful interior designer Alex Ryan knows going back to Dublin will be difficult, but she has no idea of the hidden dangers that await her.
With her father in hospital after a mysterious accident and a new design client demanding her attention, when Alex finds herself in the offices of Venture Capital Ireland the last person she expects to meet is Sebastian Wingfield, heir to the Wingfield fortune – the one man in Ireland she is desperate to avoid.

And the last thing on Sebastian’s mind is interior decoration.

But Sebastian is to marry his best friend’s sister, Caroline, in eight weeks time. And as the wedding plans unfold, unknown to any of them, someone is set on ruining him – whatever it takes.
There is no escaping the past, and the night Alex meets Sebastian at Kilfenora House, more than just their TRUE COLOURS are finally revealed.

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Never Buried: Volume 1 (Leigh Koslow Mystery Series, Book 1)

By Edie Claire / Genre: Humor / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (424 reviews)

Never Buried: Volume 1 (Leigh Koslow Mystery Series, Book 1)

Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn’t pack heat–just a few extra pounds. And she doesn’t go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara’s refurbished Victorian house, she wasn’t planning on discovering a corpse–certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin’s house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949.

Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house–someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn’t know Leigh’s impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder?

The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home!

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The Beholder, a Maddie Richards Mystery

By David Bishop / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (109 reviews)

The Beholder, a Maddie Richards Mystery

Maddie Richards is an efficient and resourceful detective with a secret wish that she could handle her messy personal life as well as she handles her work life. As a homicide sergeant for the Phoenix, Arizona Police Department, she has one of the highest solve rates in America. Her success leads her chief of police to assign her a serial killer case. Some sicko the press calls the Beholder is killing beautiful women. Her chief describes the case as “a career maker or breaker, get me?”
She has an ex-husband she still cares for, but who was bad for her and her ten-year-old son. Her widowed mother who lives with her is both a blessing and a trial. And, oh yes, her ex-husband has married an extremely wealthy and politically connected woman who cannot give birth. So, Maddie’s ex is filing a motion to obtain permanent custody of their son, citing the risks attendant to Maddie’s police work endanger the boy.
If that were not enough, the brother-in-law of the chief of police is using his position as an administrative assistant to sexually harass Maddie. She could file a formal complaint, but the good-old-boys network in the department is watching how she handles the situation.

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Replacing Gentry

By Julie N. Ford / Genre: Literary Fiction / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (31 reviews)

Replacing Gentry

When Marlie attends a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she does not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her such a chilling message. Despite the cadaver’s warning, a year later Marlie is married to Tennessee state senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step-sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry, and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head.

What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s clouded past ends with Marlie facing a dangerous conspiracy.

A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels like Rebecca and Jane Eyre, REPLACING GENTRY follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she seeks to learn the truth about the man she married.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-27-13

Harvest of Rubies

By Tessa Afshar / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (158 reviews)

Harvest of Rubies

The prophet Nehemiah’s cousin can speak numerous languages, keep complex accounts, write on rolls of parchment and tablets of clay, and solve great mysteries. There is only one problem: she is a woman.

In her early childhood years, Sarah experienced the death of her mother and her father’s subsequent emotional distance and she came to two conclusions: that God does not care about her, and that her accomplishments are the measure of her worth – the measure of her self.

Sarah, the talented scribe and cousin to Nehemiah, is catapulted into the center of the Persian court, working too many hours, rubbing elbows with royalty, and solving intrigues for the Queen. Ironically, it isn’t failure but success that causes Sarah to lose her only source of external validation.

Sarah soon learns that she has something of worth to offer beyond her ability with languages and sums – her very being proves to be a blessing to others particularly the aristocrat, Darius, she was given to in marriage.

Sarah and Darius’ story continues in Harvest of Gold. Darius may be able to learn to love his wife, but can he ever learn to trust Sarah and her Lord?

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Marrying Cade

By Sally Clements / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (19 reviews)

Marrying Cade

Capable financial advisor Melo Bellucci always knew when it came to organising her sister’s wedding she’d be in charge. After all, her sister Rosa is notoriously scatterbrained. But there’s a silver lining in the form of the Best Man, Melo’s childhood crush, Cade West.
When Cade returns to the Tuscan island, Isola dei Fiori, he’s prepared to mix business with pleasure, especially when he meets Melo again. The confident, sexy woman is a world away from the lanky tomboy he remembers, and attraction burns between them instantly.
But when he discovers that the perfect site for his hotel, idyllic Paradise Beach, belongs to Melo rather than her father, can their relationship survive, when there are two plans for Paradise?

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Alex

By Sidney Knight / Genre: Hard-Boiled, Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (68 reviews)

Alex (a psychological mystery/thriller, with crime, literary drama, romance and suspense)

On 1st June, 2010, an unspeakable act of murder was committed—a crime so evil that its perpetrator, Alex Merton, could never be forgotten.

He left behind not just his bloody fingerprints stained over the city, but also debate, confusion, question upon question as to why he did it.

How could a man in possession of such genius—a man so in love—unleash such horror on the living? How could a man so seemingly invisible in the community become the face of a nation’s nightmares? And who was the mystery somebody who knew of his murderous blueprints way beforehand, yet decided to do nothing until it was too late?

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Holding On

By Meg Jolie / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

Holding On

Quinn Johnson has known the McGrath boys for as long as she can remember.

Luke has been her best friend for most of her life. He’s always been there for her, catching fireflies with her, maneuvering the hazards of high school with her, attending college parties with her, and protecting her. He was the boy that she could always trust, even if he was the boy that stole her first kiss.

His older brother, Jake, was the one who teased them mercilessly while they were growing up. Yet, he was the one who would ultimately steal Quinn’s heart.

A surprise pregnancy and a cruel twist of fate are about to change everything.

Forever.

Friendship and family will be tested.

Quinn will find out that sometimes the only way to get through life is to hold on with everything you have. And other times…the only thing you can do is let go.

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The Color Of The Soul (The Penbrook Diaries)

By Tracey Bateman / Genre: Historical, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (40 reviews)

The Color Of The Soul (The Penbrook Diaries)

The story of an old woman’s need for forgiveness, a young man’s drive to succeed, and the history that links them both will keep readers enthralled from beginning to end. A Pandora’s box opens when reporter Andy Carmichael, too light-skinned for acceptance by blacks and too dark-skinned for acceptance by whites, is sent to Georgia to interview Miss Penbrook, an icon of Southern literature. From her deathbed, the mysterious Miss Penbrook gives Andy journals that reveal a surprising twist–”her story and his own meld into one.

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-17-13

Stolen in Paradise (A Lei Crime Companion Novel)

By Toby Neal / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (51 reviews)

Stolen in Paradise (A Lei Crime Companion Novel)

One betta fish, two dead biologists, three trysts, four suspects and thirty-five pairs of shoes add up to complicated days in paradise for Special Agent Marcella Scott.

Marcella gets into sand way over her Manolos investigating the death of a prominent scientist washed up on a Waikiki beach with a bullet hole between the eyes. BioGreen, a genetically-engineered algae that could solve the world fuel crisis, has been stolen from the development lab—a hotbed of intrigue where everyone on the project has something to hide.
Marcella also has a secret vice, more dangerous than expensive shoes—and it leads her into arms that are too close for comfort.

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Callis Rose

By Mark Tufo / Genre: Occult, Horror / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (95 reviews)

Callis Rose

Callis Rose is a girl blessed with a gift from above or cursed with a ruthless power she barely understands, it’s really just a matter of degrees. As her family life is turned asunder she is thrown into an indifferent Social Services program where she defends herself the only way she knows how. Callis is moved from home to home until she finally settles at the Lowries. As she starts her first day of high school she meets both her favorite and least favorite person, both happen to reside at the same household.
Mindy Denton makes it her single mission in life to destroy Callis, even as her brother Kevin falls deeper into love with the mysterious and beautiful girl who is hiding something from them all.

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Angel on Fire (Angel Investigations)

By Jacquie Johnson / Genre: Contemporary, Romance / Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars (45 reviews)

Angel on Fire (Angel Investigations)

All Angela wants is to understand why her father, security specialist Mac McKenzie, dropped dead on a sidewalk in Boston. Instead, she is thrust into the midst of an international conspiracy when she discovers that her father was working on a classified project at the time of his death. Now, the FBI, a terrorist and a killer have her in their sights.

Former Navy SEAL turned undercover operative, Chase Romero thinks his boss is overreacting when he orders Chase to small town America to protect Angela. But he changes his mind when her home is burglarized and “accidents” begin to happen. The real question becomes, how can he keep her safe if he keeps tripping over his own heart?

After shooting an intruder, Angela flees the scene, and the FBI issues a warrant for her arrest. On the run for her life and her freedom, she places her trust in Chase. As they travel from New England, to the nation’s capital, to the shores of Lake Michigan, the trail – and their attraction – grow hotter. Together, they team up to prevent a global financial market meltdown and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the project Mac protected with his life.

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The White Tree (The Cycle of Arawn)

By Edward W. Robertson / Genre: Epic, Fantasy / Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars (47 reviews)

The White Tree (The Cycle of Arawn)

Sixteen-year-old Dante is obsessed with learning to wield the nether, the powerful magic of the death god Arawn. But a century ago, Arawn’s followers were scoured from the kingdom of Mallon. Their temples smashed. Their secrets lost.

When Dante tracks down a copy of their holiest book, he throws himself into its study–and finds himself under siege in the city streets. Arawn’s believers aren’t dead. They’re in hiding, and they want back their book. With the help of the nether and a loudmouthed bodyguard named Blays, Dante escapes into the wilds. But Arawn’s army is ready to march from the shadows. As they move against Mallon, they hunt Dante relentlessly, in search of the book.

And with his powers growing by the day, Dante finds himself used as a tool in the war against them. He and Blays are dispatched on a thousand-mile journey to assassinate the Arawnites’ leader. If they fail, their homeland will fall.

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In Honor Bound (The Chastelayne Trilogy)

By DeAnna Julie Dodson / Genre: Romance, Religious Fiction / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (38 reviews)

In Honor Bound (The Chastelayne Trilogy)

His father will stop at nothing to keep the royal bloodline “pure” –even murder. But his sins have nearly destroyed Prince Philip and the future of his reign.

Forced into a political marriage, Philip tells his bride, “I will not lie to you, I will not be unfaithful to you, and I will not love you. My heart is pledged to another and I am not a man to break an oath.”

His one true love is a lowly serving girl. When Philip refuses to set her aside in order to form a politically beneficial marriage, his father has the girl tried on false charges and executed. He then forces Philip to marry the beautiful and nobly born Lady Rosalynde. Devastated and embittered by his loss and his father’s betrayal, Philip is determined to never love again . . . not his father, not his wife, not his God. Although Rosalynde adores him, he withholds his heart from her, refusing to let even death end his devotion to the love he lost. Despite his coldness towards her, Rosalynde is determined to love him and teach him to love her — as determined as the God he has turned his back on. As civil war rages throughout the realm, Philip faces a greater struggle within himself. Will he open his heart to love again or let his pride destroy him and his kingdom?

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Best Free and Bargain Kindle Books: 07-14-13

Alpha Girl (Book 1: The Wolfling Saga)

By Kate Bloomfield / Genre: Paranormal, Romance / Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (75 reviews)

Alpha Girl (Book 1: The Wolfling Saga)

Seventeen year old Rose Goldman is highly unpopular in the little town of Halfway. Ever since the ‘attack’ when she was a little girl, people and animals have been afraid of her. She gets bullied in school, and called ‘wet dog’ because of the way she smells, despite being extremely hygienic. However, life takes a turn when a new teacher starts at Halfway High. Mr. Stone, the quirky and charismatic English teacher is twice Rose’s age, but she feels an unexplainable pull towards him from day one. Despite her better judgement, Rose pursues a friendship with Mr. Stone, who seems unable to stay away from her. What is pulling this unlikely pair together?

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Not in the Heart

By Chris Fabry / Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (64 reviews)

Not in the Heart

2013 Christy Award winner!
Truman Wiley used to report news stories from around the world, but now the most troubling headlines are his own. He’s out of work, out of touch with his family, out of his home. But nothing dogs him more than his son’s failing heart.

With mounting hospital bills and Truman’s penchant for gambling his savings, the situation seems hopeless . . . until his estranged wife throws him a lifeline—the chance to write the story of a death row inmate, a man convicted of murder who wants to donate his heart to Truman’s son.

As the execution clock ticks down, Truman uncovers disturbing evidence that points to a different killer. For his son to live, must an innocent man die? Truman’s investigation draws him down a path that will change his life, his family, and the destinies of two men forever.

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Shine On

By Allison J. Jewell / Genre: Coming of Age / Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars (22 reviews)

Shine On

Emmie’s sole purpose in life was taking care of her moonshine loving step-father. When he is killed in a fiery crash on their farm, she is left alone and frustrated with a mountain of debt. Working as a seamstress for a crazy-old-coot shopkeeper is not the kind of life she had imagined for herself.

The curious events that surround her step-father’s death send Emmie on a quest for answers. Answers that lead to a dangerous secret tucked away on her property. Stumbling on a moonshine still was an unfortunate event for most folks in the hills of Kentucky. She was lucky not to have been shot on the spot. Emmie saw hope in the steam escaping the curved copper pipe of “Ole Maizy”. However, a series of mishaps put her front and center in a local moonshine war.

In the midst of chaos, Emmie is befriended by an attorney recently transported from Chicago. Silas McDowell is a man seeking some answers of his own. In an attempt to find a little roaring twenties glamour in the small town, he introduces Emmie to the underground world of Speakeasies and Blind Pigs. Loyalty, lies, and murder conspire to push Silas and Emmie together or rip them apart. Cloaked in secrets and unsure whom to trust, Emmie must decide to drown in darkness or find a way to Shine On.

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Confidential (A Suspense Novel)

By Jack Parker / Genre: Mystery & Thrillers / Rating: 3.8 out of 5 stars (45 reviews)

Confidential (A Suspense Novel)

Heidi Van Dauson had led a normal, quiet, spoiled life until she found herself as the only living witness able to make a case around three of the most wanted criminals in North America. After being forced into hiding until the trial, Heidi finds Camdon, someone who changes her :

Making her new life more than bearable, he makes it perfect.

Now she has to decide if it’s worth giving up the perfect life she has to testify, if it’s worth it to go back to the old life she had before, and if she can keep lying to the only person that she’s ever loved.

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Linnet and the Prince

By Alydia Rackham / Genre: Action & Adventure / Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (26 reviews)

Linnet and the Prince

Sixteen-year-old Linnet has been given a grave task. If she succeeds, it could end her life. If she fails, it could destroy her people.
She must kill a prince.
But first, she must marry him.
Prince Rajak of the Badi, son of the tyrannical desert king, has given Linnet’s Highland kingdom of Hilrigard an ultimatum: give him a princess for his bride, or be slaughtered. Linnet’s older sister is his first choice, but when she begs not to be sent, Linnet volunteers, to save her people.
Her mother, however, sees an opportunity. She secretly instructs Linnet to gain Rajak’s trust and then assassinate him, before he discovers the legendary chamber that will resurrect the Badi’s greatest king.
Linnet is united with Rajak and goes to his court determined to obey her mother’s command, though repulsed by the strange customs and bizarre foods. But the more she learns of the prince, the more she realizes that his brooding exterior conceals a good heart. And the more she learns of the chamber, the more she suspects that the legend is not what it seems.
But time runs short when Linnet’s mother sets the coup in motion, and Linnet is faced with a heart-rending choice—for the one sent to kill the prince is now the only one who can save him.

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