This summer has certainly flown by, but there’s still time to load up your NOOK with some really great reads at really low prices. We love the value-priced beach reads below, but you’ll find even more fantastic offers in our 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99 Collection.

 

 

 

 

One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory.

 

Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.

 

All will come to a terrifying conclusion in Ken Follett's unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, and the dangerous machinations of the human heart.

 

 

 

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbol & Agnete Friis

 

Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse, wife, and mother of two, is a compulsive do-gooder who can't say no when someone asks for help—even when she knows better. When her estranged friend Karin leaves her a key to a public locker in the Copenhagen train station, Nina gets suckered into her most dangerous project yet. Inside the locker is a suitcase, and inside the suitcase is a three-year-old boy: naked and drugged, but alive.
 
Is the boy a victim of child trafficking? Can he be turned over to authorities, or will they only return him to whoever sold him? When Karin is discovered brutally murdered, Nina realizes that her life and the boy's are in jeopardy, too. In an increasingly desperate trek across Denmark, Nina tries to figure out who the boy is, where he belongs, and who exactly is trying to hunt him down.

 


 

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Summer’s essentially half over, which means that it’s time to ramp up your summer reading. We’re making it easy on you, and your wallet, with some really great reads at really great prices in our 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99 collection.

 

The varied books below all make for interesting poolside reads, but be sure to explore the entire collection here.

 

 

Just back from maternity leave, forensic archeologist Ruth is finding it hard to juggle motherhood and work when she is called in to investigate human bones that have surfaced on a remote Norfolk beach. The presence of DCI Harry Nelson, the married father of her daughter, does not help. The bones, six men with their arms bound, date back to World War II, a desperate time on this stretch of coastland.

Home Guard veteran Archie Whitcliffe reveals the existence of a secret the old soldiers have vowed to protect with their lives. But then Archie is killed and a German journalist arrives, asking questions about Operation Lucifer, a plan to stop a German invasion, and a possible British war crime. What was Operation Lucifer? And who is prepared to kill to keep its secret?

 

A Thousand Days in Tuscany:: A Bittersweet Adventure by Marlena de Blasi

 

American chef Marlena de Blasi and her Venetian husband, Fernando, married rather late in life. In search of the rhythms of country living, the couple moves to a barely renovated former stable in Tuscany with no phone, no central heating, and something resembling a playhouse kitchen. They dwell among two hundred villagers, ancient olive groves, and hot Etruscan springs. In this patch of earth where Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio collide, there is much to feed de Blasi's two passions--food and love. We accompany the couple as they harvest grapes, gather chestnuts, forage for wild mushrooms, and climb trees in the cold of December to pick olives, one by one.

 

 

 

A thrilling, multi-layered World War II adventure following two men and an unforgettable woman, from Pearl Harbor through the most dramatic air and sea battles of the war.

 

Marsh, Mick, and Tommy were inseparable friends during their naval academy years, each man desperately in love with the beautiful, unattainable Glory Hawthorne. Graduation set them on separate paths into the military, but they were all forever changed during the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941.

 

 

 

If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska by Heather Lende

 

Tiny Haines, Alaska, is ninety miles north of Juneau, accessible mainly by water or air—and only when the weather is good. There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace and funerals are a community affair. Heather Lende posts both the obituaries and the social column for her local newspaper. If anyone knows the goings-on in this close-knit town—from births to weddings to funerals—she does.

Whether contemplating the mysterious death of eccentric Speedy Joe, who wore nothing but a red union suit and a hat he never took off, not even for a haircut; researching the details of a one-legged lady gold miner's adventurous life; worrying about her son's first goat-hunting expedition; observing the awe-inspiring Chilkat Bald Eagle Festival; or ice skating in the shadow of glacier-studded mountains, Lende's warmhearted style brings us inside her small-town life.

 


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Before you set off on your summer travels this year, you’ll want to make sure your NOOK is loaded with some great poolside reads at a great price. Our 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99 collection is the best place to start, and the titles below are some of our current favorites:

 

 

In the silent pre-dawn city hours -- alone with his thoughts about Rina Lazarus, the woman he loves, three thousand miles away in New York -- LAPD detective Peter Decker finds a small child, abandoned and covered in blood that is not hers. It is a sobering discovery, and a perplexing one, for nobody in the development where she was found steps forward to claim the little girl. Obsessed more deeply by this case than he imagined possible, Decker is determined to follow the scant clues to an answer.

 

 

 

 

Rebekkah Barrow never forgot the attention her grandmother Maylene bestowed upon the dead of Claysville, the small town where Bek spent her adolescence. There wasn't a funeral that Maylene didn't attend, and at each one Rebekkah watched as Maylene performed the same unusual ritual: She took three sips from a silver flask and spoke the words "Sleep well, and stay where I put you."

 


Now Maylene is dead, and Bek must go back to the place she left a decade earlier. She soon discovers that Claysville is not just the sleepy town she remembers, and that Maylene had good reason for her odd traditions. It turns out that in Claysville the worlds of the living and the dead are dangerously connected; beneath the town lies a shadowy, lawless land ruled by the enigmatic Charles, aka Mr. D. If the dead are not properly cared for, they will come back to satiate themselves with food, drink, and stories from the land of the living. Only the Graveminder, by tradition a Barrow woman, and her Undertaker—in this case Byron Montgomery, with whom Bek shares a complicated past—can set things right once the dead begin to walk.

 

 

Bestselling author Bruce Feiler was a young father when he was diagnosed with cancer. He instantly worried what his daughters' lives would be like without him. "Would they wonder who I was? Would they wonder what I thought? Would they yearn for my approval, my love, my voice?"

Three days later he came up with a stirring idea of how he might give them that voice. He would reach out to six men from all the passages in his life, and ask them to be present in the passages in his daughters' lives. And he would call this group "The Council of Dads."

 

"I believe my daughters will have plenty of opportunities in their lives," he wrote to these men. "They'll have loving families. They'll have each other. But they may not have me. They may not have their dad. Will you help be their dad?"

 

The Queen of Whale Cay  

 

A fascinating biography of the woman champion motorboat racer of the 1920s who in the ’30s bought and became ’ruler’ of an island in the British West Indies. ’Joe’ Carstairs was born in London in 1900, the daughter of a Scottish colonel and an American heiress. Educated in Connecticut, she returned to Europe in 1916 and drove ambulances for the Women’s Legion in France. She deserted her husband at the church door (marriage was a prerequisite of her coming into her $4 million inheritance) and settled in England where she took up racing, established a boat yard at Cowes and won nearly every trophy going.

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For parents, summer break means one thing: kids sitting around the house with too much time on their hands. One way to keep them out of trouble, and encourage good habits, it to load up their NOOK with irresistible summer reading options. These three books are each $2.99 or less, meaning you can buy yourself a little alone time for a low price!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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There are always lots of great deals on NOOK Books, but I know sometimes it’s hard to find the very best. That’s where our 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99 collection comes in handy. These are great books at a great price, and the books below offer a small sampling of this always-changing collection, so make sure you explore the full list here.

 

 

 

 

Reviewers exhaust superlatives when it comes to the science fiction of Peter F. Hamilton. His complex and engaging novels, which span thousands of years–and light-years–are as intellectually stimulating as they are emotionally fulfilling. Now, with The Dreaming Void, the eagerly awaited first volume in a new trilogy set in the same far-future as his acclaimed Commonwealth saga, Hamilton has created his most ambitious and gripping space epic yet.

 

 

 

 

 

From the moment rancher Jack Turner rescues Jenna Caldwell Merrick, he is determined to help her. Soon, he is doing more than tending to her wounds; he is mending her heart. Jenna is a woman on the run—hunted down by her ex-husband, David Merrick, from the day she left him, taking part of his company with her, to the second she finds herself in the safety of Jack's ranch. More than just a haven, Jack's offering the love, family, and home she thought were out of reach.

 

 

 

 

Plus, don’t forget today’s NOOK Daily Find, and the latest $1.99 Spotlight Offer. Today’s NOOK Daily Find is the compelling  science fiction novel The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett and Stephen Baxter for just $1.99, and the newest Spotlight Offer is Philip K. Dick’s award-winning science fiction novel, The Man in the High Castle, for just $1.99. It’s a great day to be a sci fi reader.

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With Tax Day right around the corner, you’re probably looking for ways to stretch your dollar. Good news: We’ve added some fantastic new books to our NOOK Books Under $2.99 collection. These are a few you won’t want to miss, and you can explore the whole collection here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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It’s the first day of spring, and after a long winter (that’s still hanging on for some of the country), it’s time to celebrate with some really great reads at really low prices.

 

Among the excellent books to be found in our 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99 collection are Chris Cavender's piping-hot pizza shop mystery, A Slice of Murder; Molly Gloss's heartwarming tale of a young woman horse whisperer, The Hearts of Horses; and David Sheff's illuminating memoir of his son's addiction struggles, Beautiful Boy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifty Shades of Grey fans looking to get a taste of a hot new series without any risk should try the first installment of Sara Fawkes’ scintillating Anything He Wants series for free.

 

 

 

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Bargain-hunters know the first place to look for really great reads at really low prices: our 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99 collection. I've highlighted a few standouts, but you can explore the full collection here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newly available for NOOK, Julia Alvarez's How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is a brilliant and bouyant story of a prominent Dominican family trying to straddle two worlds in 1960s New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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It’s easy to go overboard and bust your budget over the holidays.

 

Have no fear—we’re here to help. Right now there are a lot of great deals on some really spectacular books. But if you see something you like, grab it now, since prices are subject to change.

 

If you’re looking for really great reads at really low prices, start with our 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99 collection.

 

To get you started, you might want to check out one of these gems:

 

 

Robert Morgan’s Gap Creek is a beautiful story of marriage set during the turn of the 19th century. A young couple tries to make a new life in a hardscrabble valley, only to find that their love will be put to the test by nature, work, and the disappointment of unrealized dreams.

 

An ideal New Year’s read, Live More, Want Less give readers a user-friendly non-judgmental approach to simplifying their lives in a week-at-a-time format.

 

Fans of Robert Jordan’s blockbuster Wheel of Time series will be delighted to introduce their favorite young reader to From the Two Rivers—the first in a YA adaptation of his beloved fantasy series.

 


 

 

 


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As majordomo of the NOOK Blog, I consider it my duty to help you find your next great read. And when I can help you find your next great read at a fantastic value, it’s even more satisfying. So I’m exceptionally pleased to let you know about our new 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99 collection. It’s filled with a wide range of major works by bestselling authors, so every NOOK reader is sure to find something irresistible. These are really great reads, at really low prices.

 

Right now you can grab each of the following books for under $2.99—plus many more in our 101 NOOK Books Under $2.99 collection. Plus, we'll be refreshing this collection every two weeks, so check back for new titles soon. Let the shopping, reading, and saving begin!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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