When A.J. Jacobs takes on the daunting task of living for a year following the Ten Commandments–the tenets of both the Christian and Jewish faiths–the result is funny, heartwarming and ultimately finds Jacobs exploring his own faith and discovering more about himself–and God–than he ever thought possible.
This latest masterpiece from Leon Uris finds the reader in Berlin, after the end of WWII. When Captain Sean O’Sullivan is sent to oversee the rebuilding of Berlin, he comes face-to-face with the horror of the Holocaust, a defeated society and a new threat–that of Soviet power. With the blockade of Berlin and the Berlin airlift, O’Sullivan finds himself facing a moral crisis that will change his life forever.
When Helen’s mother dies and her father walks out, she is left to the care of her older sister Claire. Years later, Helen is faced with her past as the adoption of her baby daughter coincides with Claire’s diagnosis of cancer. As she watches her sister slip away, can Helen make peace with her traumatic past and finally learn to live?
A minute-by-minute account of the final moments of the Titanic, told through the eyes of 63 survivors of the worst maritime disaster in history.
Bliss House has been hiding it’s mysterious secrets for more than 100 years. When Rainey Bliss Adams and her daughter move to the family home to heal from the sudden loss of their husband/father, the house wastes no time in making known it’s displeasure. Can Rainey finally solve the mystery that has haunted her family for years, and find peace and healing in her own life?
A must-read for history buffs, this first of three installments provides a fascinating look at the earliest days of England’s history, from Stonehenge to the death of Henry VII in 1509.
A riveting account of the War of 1812, the war that saw America break away from British rule and finally establish her own identity, assuming a prominent place on the world’s stage.
Katie Beers was just ten years old when she was kidnapped by a family friend and held captive for 17 days in an underground cell where she was sexually abused. Now, 20 years later, Katie is opening up and telling the story of how she escaped and ultimately put the past behind her, finding triumph in the midst of pain.
The saga of a wealthy and titled English family, spanning three generations of tragedy, history and violence that threatens to undo the very fabric of their history.
The story of Terry Francona and his eight years with the Boston Red Sox, one of the most accursed franchises in major league baseball. Francona speaks candidly of his time with the franchise, his successes and failures, and how the teams’ love for money rather than love for the game ultimately led to their downfall.
These are just a sampling of the many amazing deals this month on Amazon Kindle. Now that October is here, winter is coming and life is slowing down, take some time to enjoy a good book and a mug of hot cider. Tell us in the comments which one of our selections you liked the best, and why!