I try to stay on top of the Kindle First book selections Amazon offers because – FREE BOOKS – but last month I failed due to my maternity “leave.” The April books are now available, however, and they look pretty great!
Kindle First is a perk Amazon provides for Amazon Prime members. Each month members can download one FREE pre-release book to their Kindle devices. The books will then be made available – at cost – to the public on the first day of the following month.
When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she’d fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay.
Buried secrets rise to the surface as their father—the victim of humiliating racism and perpetrator of horrible violence—remains unconscious. As his condition worsens, the daughters and their mother wrestle with private hopes for his survival or death, as well as their own demons and buried secrets.
The daughter of uncompromising Ukrainian immigrants, Nadia was raised to respect guts, grit, and tradition. When the events around the seemingly accidental death of her estranged godfather don’t add up, Nadia is determined to discover the truth—even if she attracts the attention of dangerous men intent on finding out what she knows through any means possible.
Her investigation leads her to her hometown and to the people least likely to welcome her back: her family.
In this thrilling prequel to the Nadia Tesla series, Nadia must try to solve the mystery surrounding her godfather’s death—and his life. The answers to her questions are buried with the secrets of her youth and in post–World War II refugee camps. What Nadia learns will change her life forever.
My personal pick, of course, would be the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, which is on sale for $99 (normally $119). I upgraded to the Paperwhite last year and I love it because the screen is backlit, which means that I can read anywhere without needing an external light source.
This is a limited-time-only sale, so if you’re interested I would grab the device you’re after sooner than later. No end date was provided.
Designer denim really became a “thing” back when I was in college and at the time I remember wishing I could afford to purchase a pair of Joe’s Jeans. I don’t know why this brand caught my attention, but it was the brand I lusted after more than all of the others. Alas, I was completely and totally broke in college and the years immediately thereafter, so I’m still waiting to pick up a pair of Joe’s.*
If any of you are interested in the brand then you may want to check out Amazon’s Joe’s Jeans Sale, which is their deal of the day! Select styles for women and men are 50% off, with all styles costing less than $100 per pair through the end of the day!
This Lilly Pulitzer Mills Seahorse Maxi Dress has me thinking thoughts of spring! Alas. Normally $158, you can grab it for $62 today at Amazon!
I am loving this Lilly Pulitzer Maria Boatneck Sweater, but unfortunately it’s only available in a size XS at this point. I’m not sure I could get it over my bump at this point. 😉 Normally $88, it’s on sale for $44 today.
I could also see myself wearing this Lilly Pulitzer Carol Shift Dress. I think it’d look cute with some navy tights during these crazy cold days, but would also be great during the summer (obviously). Normally $198, it’s $98 today.
My husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas, as we usually get each other a trip or something for the house. Last year we purchased a new refrigerator and I was over the moon. That’s how you know you are an adult. 😉 Anyway, with the birth of the twins this year trips are on hold. And so are large household purchases. So we opted to get each other gifts. That got me thinking, what did I want? So I thought I’d share my Christmas wish list with you all today. (Check out Lisa’s wish list here.)
Those Stella McCartney sneakers are amazing. If they wound up in my home I wouldn’t be upset. I’m also currently obsessed with blazers, so this velvet collar one is a must have. My husband and I always say “I love you more” to each other, so if he’s smart he’ll get this. And lastly, I’m dying to go to Paris, so why not act like a Parisian for the off-chance I get to go one day!
Of course anything he gets me I will love, but I thought sharing my wants would take the guess work out of it. I’m honestly excited to see what he gets!
I feel a little funny writing about this Amazon Gold Box Deal, because as many of you probably know, Gilmore Girls is now available for streaming on Netflix. (In fact, it’s what I plan on watching when I’m on maternity “leave.” (And by “leave” I don’t actually have a clue what I’m going to do.)) However, if you don’t have Netflix or just want to own the entire series, this is a great opportunity because Gilmore Girls (The Complete Series) is on sale for $52.99 at Amazon today!
This is a 42-disc DVD set that includes all 7 seasons of the show, as well as a bunch of bonus material from every season.
This is one of Amazon’s Gold Box Deals of the Day so the set is only available at this price through the end of the day today, December 19, 2014.