The Bargain Five
Here are my Top 5 Kindle Bargains for this week …
This book was recommended to me on Twitter and sounds fantastic! A nice collection of 5 star reviews and currently only 77p …
How difficult is it to earn your place in Heaven? If you’re not abiding by God’s Law, then it’s all but impossible. No one knows this better than 12-year-old Catholic schoolboy, Brian Scanlon. He’s on a quest, not only to save his own soul, but that of his younger brother Michael. However, there is just one thing that lies between them and eternal salvation – their evil, older brother, Patrick.
It’s 1985 in small town Catholic Ireland where religion is deeply rooted into the psyche of the people. Confession is a weekly event, statues of the Virgin Mary are moving or crying up and down the country and Dallas is almost as popular as Sunday Mass. For The Love of God follows the darkly humourous twists and turns in the life of the three brothers. In the end, as the age-old question goes – can good really overcome evil?
I keep seeing this book around and I’m delighted it’s a Kindle Bargain! With quotes such as this from The Times ~ “Only occasionally does a piece of fiction leap out and demand immediate cult status …” it’s hardly surprising that I want to give it a go … I do love a good cult!
After her husband leaves her for another woman, twentysomething Londoner Alison Temple impulsively applies for a job at the very P.I. firm she hired to trap her philandering ex. She hopes it will be the change of scene she so desperately needs to move on with her shattered life. At the all-female Fitzgerald’s Bureau of Investigation, she spends her days tracking lost objects and her nights shadowing unfaithful husbands. But no matter what the case, none of her clients can compare to the fascinating characters in her personal life. There’s her boss, the estimable and tidy Mrs. Fitzgerald; Taron, Alison’s eccentric best friend, who claims her mother is a witch; Jeff, her love-struck, poetry-writing neighbour; and—last but not least—her psychic postman. Her relationships with them all become entangled when she joins Taron for a road trip to the seaside and stumbles into a misadventure of epic proportions! Clever, quirky, and infused with just a hint of magic, this humorous literary novel introduces a memorable heroine struggling with the everyday complexities of modern life.
I do love a bit of Sue Townsend and this is a little bit … a novella from the wonderful Author. What really made me want to read it was the line “I opened the curtains and saw that the sun was shining brightly. (A suspicion is growing in my mind that the BBC is not to be trusted.)” – which is similar to comments made by my Brother and I on a weekly basis!
Had a lie in until 6am. Then got out of bed and had a brisk rub down with the pumice stone. I opened the curtains and saw that the sun was shining brightly. (A suspicion is growing in my mind that the BBC is not to be trusted.)
Margaret Hilda Roberts is a rather ambitious 14 1/4 year old grocer’s daughter from Grantham. She can’t abide laziness, finds four hours of chemistry homework delightful and believes she is of royal birth – or at least destined for great things. But Margaret knows that good things never come to those who wait . . .
I’ve had a few people recommend M.C. Beaton’s novels to me but I’m yet to purchase one. The first in the Hamish Macbeth series seems a good place to start ….
When society widow and gossip columnist Lady Jane Winters joined the fishing class, she wasted no time in ruffling the feathers — or was it the fins? — of those around her. Among the victims of her sharp tongue and unladylike manner was Lochdubh Constable Hamish Macbeth. Yet not even Hamish thought someone would permanently silence Lady Jane’s shrills — until her strangled body is fished out of the river. Now, with the help of the lovely Priscilla Halburton-Smythe, Hamish must angle through the choppy waters of the tattler’s life to find the murderer…and stun all with discovery of secrets left hidden too long.
It wouldn’t be Miss Melvis’ Kindle Bargains without a little slice of Chick Lit so here’s this week’s Chick Litty Choice …
Nell Sullivan is having the worst day ever…
Nell has always been known as ‘Miss Five-Year Plan’. But when she’s dumped and made redundant on the same day, Nell wonders if it’s time to stop planning and start taking chances.
Nell blows her redundancy cheque on a trip of lifetime to a place where anything can happen – San Francisco. Nell meets a host of colourful characters, including an intriguing new love interest, Max, and soon San Fran begins to feel like a second home.
But when Nell is forced to return home, will she leave the ‘new Nell’ behind? And can the magic of San Francisco continue to sparkle thousands of miles away?
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