‘King’s Fool: A Notorious King, His Six Wives, and the One Man Who Knew All Their Secrets‘ by Margaret Campbell Barnes (Sourcebooks Landmark) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site.
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A Remarkably Intimate Tale of the Intrigue, Ruthlessness, and Majesty of Henry VIII’s Court
When country lad Will Somers lands himself the plum position of jester to the mercurial King Henry VIII, he has no idea that he’s just been handed a front-row seat to history.
With a seat near the throne and an ear to the floor, Somers witnesses firsthand the dizzying power struggles and sly scheming that marked the reign of the fiery Tudor king. Somers watches the rise and fall of some of the most enigmatic women in history, including the tragic Katherine of Aragon, the doomed Anne Boleyn, and Mary Tudor, who confided in the jester as she made the best of the fragile life of a princess whom everyone wished was a prince.
Based on the life of the real Will Somers, King’s Fool is infused with Margaret Campbell Barnes’ trademark rich detail and historical accuracy. This intimate peek into the royal chambers gives readers a unique view on one of the most tumultuous periods in English history.
Includes a bonus reading group guide written by the author’s great granddaughter.
‘General and Mrs. Washington: The Untold Story of a Marriage and a Revolution‘ by Bruce Chadwick (Sourcebooks) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site.
Here is the story of the fateful marriage of the richest woman in Virginia and the man who could have been king. In telling their story, Chadwick explains not only their remarkable devotion to each other, but why the wealthiest couple in Virginia became revolutionaries who risked the loss of their vast estates and their very lives.
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‘Volumetrics: Feel Full on Fewer Calories‘ by Barbara Rolls PhD and Robert A. Barnett (HarperCollins) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site.
From Dr. Barbara Rolls, one of America’s leading authorities on weight management, comes a much-anticipated lifestyle guide and cookbook that empowers and encourages her readers to quit “dieting” for good, to feel full on fewer calories, and to lose weight and keep it off while eating satisfying portions of delicious, nutritious foods.
The Volumetrics Eating Plan doesn’t eliminate food groups or overload you with rules. It’s a commonsense approach to eating based on Dr. Rolls’s hugely popular Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan and her respected research on satiety that shows you how to choose foods that control hunger while losing weight. Along with menu planners, charts, and sidebars on healthy food choices, the 125 recipes put her revolutionary research into real and tangible instructions for every meal. The full-color photographs make these delicious recipes irresistible.
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‘Good Kings Bad Kings: A Novel‘ by Susan Nussbaum (Algonquin Books) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site.
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A winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction.
Bellwether Award winner Susan Nussbaum’s powerful novel invites us into the lives of a group of typical teenagers—alienated, funny, yearning for autonomy—except that they live in an institution for juveniles with disabilities.
This unfamiliar, isolated landscape is much the same as the world outside: friendships are forged, trust is built, love affairs are kindled, and rules are broken. But those who call it home have little or no control over their fate.
Good Kings Bad Kings challenges our definitions of what it means to be disabled in a story told with remarkable authenticity and in voices that resound with humor and spirit.
‘Dead Man’s Folly: Hercule Poirot Investigates‘ by Agatha Christie (William Morrow Paperbacks) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $1.99 on the US Kindle site.
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Whilst organising a mock murder hunt for the village fete hosted by Sir George and Lady Stubbs, a feeling of dread settles on the famous crime novelist Adriane Oliver. Call it instinct, but it’s a feeling she just can’t explain…or get away from.
In desperation she summons her old friend, Hercule Poirot – and her instincts are soon proved correct when the “pretend” murder victim is discovered playing the scene for real, a rope wrapped tightly around her neck.
But it’s the great detective who first discovers that in murder hunts, whether mock or real, everyone is playing a part.
‘Gemini: A Novel‘ by Carol Cassella (Simon & Schuster) is available for a limited time at the specially discounted price of $2.99 on the US Kindle site.
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A stranger’s life hangs in the balance. What if you had the power to decide if she lives or dies?
Dr. Charlotte Reese works in the intensive care unit of Seattle’s Beacon Hospital, tending to patients with the most life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Her job is to battle death—to monitor erratic heartbeats, worry over low oxygen levels, defend against infection and demise.
One night a Jane Doe is transferred to her care from a rural hospital on the Olympic Peninsula. This unidentified patient remains unconscious, the victim of a hit and run. As Charlotte and her team struggle to stabilize her, the police search for the driver who fled the scene.
Days pass, Jane’s condition worsens, and her identity remains a mystery. As Charlotte finds herself making increasingly complicated medical decisions that will tie her forever to Jane’s fate, her usual professional distance evaporates. She’s plagued by questions: Who is Jane Doe? Why will no one claim her? Who should decide her fate if she doesn’t regain consciousness—and when?
Perhaps most troubling, Charlotte wonders if a life locked in a coma is a life worth living.
Enlisting the help of her boyfriend, Eric, a science journalist, Charlotte impulsively sets out to uncover Jane Doe’s past. But the closer they get to the truth, the more their relationship is put to the test. It is only when they open their hearts to their own feelings toward each other—and toward life itself—that Charlotte and Eric will unlock Jane Doe’s shocking secret, and prepare themselves for a miracle.
Filled with intricate medical detail and set in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest, Gemini is a riveting and heartbreaking novel of moral complexity and emotional depth.