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      • 255. Re: Best bargains II
        javabird

        The Spider and the Stone - currently $0.99

         

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        As the 14th century dawns, Scotland’s survival hangs by a spider’s thread. While the Scot clans scrap over their empty throne, the brutal Edward Longshanks of England invades the weakened northern kingdom, scheming to annex it to his realm.

         

        But one frail, dark-skinned lad stands in the Plantagenet monarch’s path.

         

        The beleaguered Scots cherish and lionize James Douglas as their "Good Sir James." Yet in England, his slashing and elusive raids deep into Yorkshire and Northumbria wreak such havoc and terror that he is branded the Black Douglas with a reward placed on his head for his capture.

         

        As a boy, James falls in love with the ravishing Isabelle MacDuff, whose clan for centuries has inaugurated Scottish monarchs on the hallowed Stone of Destiny. His world is upturned when he befriends Robert Bruce, a bitter enemy of the MacDuffs. Forced to choose between love and clan loyalty, James and Isabelle make fateful decisions that will draw the opposing armies to the bloody field of Bannockburn.

         

        Isabelle will crown a king. James will carry a king's heart. At last, both now take their rightful places with Robert Bruce, Rob Roy, and William Wallace in the pantheon of Scot heroes.

         

        Here is the story of Scotland’s War of Independence and the remarkable events that followed the execution of Wallace, whose legend was portrayed in the movie Braveheart. This thrilling epic leads us to the miraculous Stone of Destiny, to the famous Spider in the Cave, to the excommunicated Knights Templar, to the suppressed Culdee Church, and to the unprecedented Declaration of Arbroath, the stirring oath document that inspired the American Declaration of Independence four hundred years later.

         

        The Spider and the Stone is the unforgettable saga of the star-crossed love, religious intrigue, and heroic sacrifice that saved Scotland during its time of greatest peril.

        • 256. Re: Best bargains II
          TarHeelGirl00

          Book Cover Image. Title: If You Were Here, Author: Alafair Burke

           

          If You Were Here by Alafair Burke | 9780062208378 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

           

          Currently $ .99

           

          Journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the latest urban folktale—the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenage boy from the subway tracks seconds before the arrival of an oncoming train. When McKenna locates a video snippet that purportedly captures the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the competition scrambling to identify the mystery heroine.

          McKenna is shocked to discover that the woman in the video bears a strong resemblance to Susan Hauptmann, a close friend—and a classmate of her husband's at West Point—who vanished without a trace ten years earlier. The NYPD concluded that the nomadic Susan—forced by her father into an early military life, floundering as an adult for a fixed identity—simply started over again somewhere else.

          But McKenna has always believed the truth went deeper than the police investigation ever reached. What might have been a short-lived Metro story sends her on a twisting search that leads across New York City—and to dark secrets buried dangerously close to home. . . .

          • 257. Re: Best bargains II
            TarHeelGirl00

            Book Cover Image. Title: The Silent Girls, Author: Eric Rickstad

            The Silent Girls by Eric Rickstad | 9780062351517 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

             

            Currently $2.09

             

            With the dead of a bitter Vermont winter closing in, evil is alive and well . . .

            Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he turned in his detective's badge to become a private investigator and raise a daughter alone. Then the police in his remote rural community of Canaan find an '89 Monte Carlo abandoned by the side of the road, and the beautiful teenage girl who owned the car seems to have disappeared without a trace.

            Soon Rath's investigation brings him face-to-face with the darkest abominations of the human soul.

            With the consequences of his violent and painful past plaguing him, and young women with secrets vanishing one by one, he discovers once again that even in the smallest towns on the map, evil lurks everywhere—and no one is safe.

            Morally complex, seething with wickedness and mystery, and rich in gritty atmosphere and electrifying plot turns, The Silent Girls marks the return of critically acclaimed author Eric Rickstad. Readers of Ian Rankin, Jo Nesbø, and Greg Iles will love this book and find themselves breathless at the incendiary, ambitious, and unforgettable story.

            • 258. Re: Best bargains II
              TarHeelGirl00

              Dark Places

              Dark Places by Linda Ladd | 9780786034406 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

               

              Currently $ .99

               

              A Killer's Tracks. . .

               

              Missouri detective Claire Morgan is eager to get back to work after recuperating from injuries sustained on her last job. But the missing persons case that welcomes her home in the dead of winter soon turns more twisted and treacherous than Lake of the Ozarks' icy mountain roads. . .

               

              Can Only Lead. . .

               

              The woman's body is found suspended from a tree overlooking a local school. She is bleeding from the head, still alive--but not for long. Someone wanted Professor Simone Classon to suffer as much as possible before she died, making sure the victim had a perfect view of her colleagues and students on the campus below as she succumbed to the slow-working poison in her veins. . .

               

              To Dark Places. . .

               

              Frigid temperatures and punishing snows only make the investigation more difficult. And then the death threats begin--unnerving incidents orchestrated to send Claire a deadly message. Now, as she edges closer to the truth, Claire risks becoming entangled in a maniac's web--and the stuff of her own worst nightmares. . .

               

              NOTE: This is the second book in the Claire Morgan Series.  Many of you may have read the first-in-the-series,  "Head to Head" which was previously a Free Friday selection.

              • 263. Re: Best bargains II
                TarHeelGirl00

                Dirty Blonde

                Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline | 9780061801921 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                 

                Currently $1.99

                 

                Cate Fante is strong and sexy and wears designer suits like overpriced armor. She's just become a judge but leads a dark double life that she hides from everyone.

                Her cover is blown when a high-profile case in her courtroom takes a stunning turn. Overnight the tabloids tell her secret, her boyfriend dumps her, and her new career hangs in tatters. But Cate's troubles are only beginning. An enemy no one anticipated sends her running for her life, and she'll have to fight her way back to the truth . . . or die trying.

                • 264. Re: Best bargains II
                  TarHeelGirl00

                  Deep Storm

                  Deep Storm by Lincoln Child | 9780307387684 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                   

                  Currently $1.99

                   

                  Dr. Peter Crane investigates a mysterious outbreak on a deep-sea oil rig — only to discover that the ocean holds terrifying secrets...

                  • 265. Re: Best bargains II
                    TarHeelGirl00

                    Until You're Mine: A Novel

                    Until You're Mine: A Novel by Samantha Hayes | 9780804136907 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                     

                    Currently $1.99

                     

                    You're alone. You're vulnerable. And you have something that someone else wants. At any cost.

                     

                    Claudia Morgan-Brown finally has it all. Pregnant with a much-wanted first baby of her own, she has a happily established family of two small step-sons and a loving husband with a great career. But she is also committed to her full-time job as a social worker, and her husband travels often. So when Claudia hires Zoe to help her around the house in anticipation of the baby’s arrival, it seems like the answer to her prayers. But despite Zoe's glowing recommendations and instant rapport with the children, there's something about her that Claudia cannot trust.

                     

                    Moreover, there has been a series of violent attacks on pregnant women in the area, and Claudia becomes acutely aware of her vulnerability. With her husband out of town for work and her family far away, who will be there to protect her? And why does she feel unsettled about Zoe? Realizing appearances can be deceiving even in her seemingly perfect world, Claudia digs deeper into Zoe’s blurry past and begins to wonder – how far would someone go to have a child of her own?

                     

                    Riveting from its very first pages, Until You’re Mine is a multilayered masterwork of twisted, psychological suspense. Readers of Before I Go to Sleep and Turn of Mind will be enthralled by this multilayered novel, featuring a twisted plot that ends in a breathtaking and shocking finale.

                    • 266. Re: Best bargains II
                      TarHeelGirl00

                      Angel Fire

                      Angel Fire by Lisa Unger | 9780307953100 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                       

                      Currently $1.99

                       

                      The childhood murder of Lydia Strong’s mother has turned her into a woman obsessed with bringing brutal killers to justice. The reclusive, bestselling true-crime writer and investigative consultant has made a life out of chasing monsters. And her powerful intuitions rarely fail her.

                      When three adults—loners, drifters—go missing, no one seems to notice except for Lydia. Enlisting the help of her friend, former FBI agent Jeffrey Mark, Lydia starts an investigation of her own. But when someone raises the stakes and goes after Lydia—just as fifteen years ago when she put the FBI on the trail of her mother’s killer—the real hunt begins.

                      • 267. Re: Best bargains II
                        TarHeelGirl00

                        The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 1

                        The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume 1 by C. S. Lewis | 9780061947117 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                         

                        Currently $1.99

                         

                        Explore the formative years of one of the 20th century’s greatest writers, and follow the origins of his most memorable, imaginative ideas. This stunning collection includes letters from C. S. Lewis’s boyhood, his army days in World War I, and his time at Oxford.

                        • 268. Re: Best bargains II
                          TarHeelGirl00

                          The Cider House Rules

                          The Cider House Rules by John Irving | 9780062235183 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                           

                          Currently $1.99

                           

                          First published in 1985 by William Morrow, The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. Set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch—saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.

                          • 269. Re: Best bargains II
                            TarHeelGirl00

                            The Ophelia Cut (Dismas Hardy Series #14) by John Lescroart | 9781476709178 | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble

                             

                            Currently $1.99

                             

                            WHEN A BRUTAL RAPIST IS MURDERED, A LOVING FATHER STANDS ACCUSED OF THE CRIME. DEFENSE ATTORNEY DISMAS HARDY MUST DEFEND HIS BROTHER-IN-LAW AND OLD FRIEND MOSES McGUIRE IN A THRILLING CASE THAT HITS FAR TOO CLOSE TO HOME.

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