As we enter in New Year what better way is there than to spend the evenings curled up with a book? Here are some great books at amazingly low prices that you should add to your reading list!
Road Trip Blues
August 1926 – September 1927 “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” Laure and Dan are posilutely sure the good times will roll as they plan and build their future together. Laure receives glowing reviews for her performance in The Great Gatsby movie and the studio offers her roles in two movies with her Hollywood ‘cousin’ Louise Brooks. More good news arrives when Famous Players-Lasky Studio green-lights film production of their Road Trip Blues movie. Instead of good times, storm clouds roll in.
Laure is framed for murder and Road Trip Blues movie production is disrupted. The sabotage escalates until a stuntman is killed and the studio halts production. Laure and Dan defend themselves from a series of attacks designed to ruin them personally but that’s just the first stage.
1899… Rachel is young, charming and troubled – brought down by rumour and innuendo, she is a social outcast; then she meets Richard and things change for the better, although potential problems still abound. Her father is a self made man of influence, and she will have to convince him that Richard should be allowed to court her; a difficult task, even if things do go to plan.
Richard is athletic and devil-may-care, but things change rapidly after he and Rachel meet. Keen to prove that he is worthy enough to take Rachel’s hand, he errs when he enlists to fight in South Africa and leaves her under a cloud.
Pianist in a Bordello
What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth—the whole truth?
Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency—and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.
And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA…Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all.
Tyson, a sister’s love be limitless is a fictional whodunit written in the voice of a 27-year-old, southern “colored” woman, Leonia Gillette. She and her big brother, Tyson, come north to escape a drunken father who tried to rape her. They settle in Harlem in 1927 during the Harlem Renaissance and just before the Great Depression.
In 1932, somebody castrates, then murders Tyson in a Harlem alleyway, supposedly as revenge for his unpaid gambling debts. Leonia doesn’t believe the police report and decides to investigate her brother’s death. Along the way to uncovering Tyson’s killer, Leonia introduces us to a cast of characters–good, bad, and very bad– found only in the Harlem of the thirties.
The Wentworth Legacy
Being born into one of the old and privileged families of the Gold Coast of Long Island, Spencer A. Wentworth and his sister, Emma, enjoy the lavish lifestyle money can buy. Three years into his Grand Tour, Spencer gets a telegram to come home. With the stock market about to collapse and the Great Depression looming on the horizon, the Wentworth family faces a difficult time financially.
Only one solution is available to Spencer which means losing the woman he loves. As Spencer struggles with his decision, Emma struggles with her conscience as her secret lover, a married man, was murdered. Will Spencer be able to save the family fortune and Wentworth Hall, his ancestral home and how will Emma deal with the family scandal? The Wentworth Legacy is a tale of responsibility, love, betrayal, and suspense during the Gilded Age.
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