Wednesday, January 1, 2014 Kindle Monthly Book Deals, $3.99 or less for January 2014

Some of you may or may not have a Kindle. I apologize if you don't, but these posts are for anyone with either access to a Kindle or a way to get the app downloaded.

Every month, Amazon sells books for $3.99 or less that typically cost more. I have been able to purchase some really great books from these sales, and always check on the first of the month. I also check their daily deals as often as I can remember.

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The Long Way Home by Karen McQuestion ($4.99 - 67% off print list price)
Four women bound by chance take the trip of a lifetime in Karen McQuestion's fifth novel The Long Way Home. For Wisconsinites Marnie, Laverne and Rita, life isn't working out so well. Each is biding time, waiting for something better, something to transport them out of what their lives have recently become. And then there's Jazzy: bubbly, positive, and happy even though she hears voices of the departed. Brought together by a chance meeting, the women decide to join Marnie on a road trip from Wisconsin to Las Vegas where she intends to reunite with Troy, the boy she raised as her own ? and who she's been separated from since her boyfriend's death. Little do they know that as the road trip unfolds, so will their lives ? in directions they never anticipated. Humorous, heartwarming, and bittersweet, the journey has something special in store for each woman.

Why I'm Recommending It: It sounds like a good story, and gets reasonable ratings on Goodreads.

I'm not sure why this book is listed at $4.99 when all the other books are $3.99 and under, and it was on that page. Either way, it sounds interesting and I'm putting it on my "to read" list.

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Hannah's Dream by Diane Hammond ($1.99 - 86% off print list price)An elephant never forgets . . . but can she dream?

For forty-one years, Samson Brown has been caring for Hannah, the lone elephant at the down-at-the-heels Max L. Biedelman Zoo. Having vowed not to retire until an equally loving and devoted caretaker is found to replace him, Sam rejoices when smart, compassionate Neva Wilson is hired as the new elephant keeper. But Neva quickly discovers what Sam already knows: that despite their loving care, Hannah is isolated from other elephants and her feet are nearly ruined from standing on hard concrete all day. Using her contacts in the zookeeping world, Neva and Sam hatch a plan to send Hannah to an elephant sanctuary—just as the zoo's angry, unhappy director launches an aggressive revitalization campaign that spotlights Hannah as the star attraction, inextricably tying Hannah's future to the fate of the Max L. Biedelman Zoo.

A charming, poignant, and captivating novel certain to enthrall readers of Water for Elephants, Diane Hammond's Hannah's Dream is a beautifully told tale rich in heart, humor, and intelligence.

Why I'm Recommending It: It gets a solid 4 star rating on Goodreads, and the more reviews I'm reading through, the more I'm getting excited about reading this book. It sounds character rich, and effortless. It sounds like the kind of book I'd feel good about after I finish it, which is always nice, because I tend towards books that aren't "feel good". But every once in awhile, it's nice to close a book with a smile on my face, and this book would probably do that for me.

There was only two books this time because there were a lot of "resolution" books this month, and I'm not really about that.
There are 112 other books available, and all of them will be available at the above reduced prices until the end of January.

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