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You can find great deals on BookBub every day of the year, but in honor of Cyber Monday, we’re highlighting some of our very best ebook offers. From captivating holiday stories to the bestselling adventure of a private eye, check out these ebook deals for every type of reader.
Our First Christmas by Collected Authors
“It’s that time of year when the world falls in love…”
Join four of your favorite authors for tales of Christmas romance to remember forever.
“Under the Mistletoe,” Lisa Jackson
Megan Johnson’s marriage is over — or so she thinks. When her husband Chris lands in the hospital, fighting for his life, she remembers the unexpected joy of their first Christmas together…
“A Ranger for Christmas,” Mary Burton
The holidays bring painful memories for history professor Marissa Thompson. Agreeing to help Texas Ranger Lucas Cooper solve a case offers the perfect distraction. But as danger threatens, the joy of love has never been more tempting.
“A Southern Christmas,” Mary Carter
Reporter Danielle Bright is heading home for the holidays to write up a feature story about Christmas down south — and possibly win back her ex. But Sawyer, the sexy photographer along for the ride, is determined to jingle her bells…
“Christmas in Montana,” Cathy Lamb
Family is the ideal antidote to getting fired, but Laurel Kelly isn’t prepared for the changes at home in Montana — or the fact that her college boyfriend Josh Reed now owns the family land. But a blue Christmas could be the perfect surprise for a holiday to remember.
Who should read it: Those looking to get into the Christmas spirit. This collection of Christmas stories comes from four hit writers, including New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson. It’s packed with more holiday spirit than a Hallmark movie marathon!
Charm City by Laura Lippman
As a practiced reporter until her newspaper went to that great pressroom in the sky, P.I. Tess Monaghan knows and loves every inch of her native Baltimore, even the parts being slobbered on by the sad-sack greyhound she’s minding for her uncle. It’s a quirky city where baseball reigns, but lately homicide seems to be the second most popular local sport. Business tycoon “Wink” Wynkowski is trying to change all that by bringing pro basketball back to town, and everybody’s rooting fro him — until a devastating, muckraking expose of his lurid past appears on the front page of the Baltimore Beacon-Light. It’s a surprise even to the Blight’s editors, who thought they’d killed the piece. Instead, the piece killed Wink — who’s found in his garage with the car running.
Now the Blight wants to nail the unknown computer hacker who planted the lethal story, and the assignment is right up the alley of a former newshound like Tess. But it doesn’t take long for her to discover deeper, darker secrets, and to realize that this situation is really more about whacking than hacking. It’s just murder in Baltimore these days — and Tess Monaghan herself might be next on the list.
Who should read it: Mystery lovers. Millions of readers are already fans of Tess Monaghan, the Baltimore journalist-turned-detective. If you’re not already on the bandwagon, and you love a good mystery, this is a good time to hop on.
Homeland: Carrie’s Run by Andrew Kaplan
Beirut, 2006. CIA operations officer Carrie Mathison barely escapes an ambush while attempting a clandestine meeting with a new contact, code-name Nightingale. Suspicious that security has been compromised, she challenges the station chief in a heated confrontation that gets her booted back to Langley.
Expert in recognizing and anticipating behavioral patterns — a skill enhanced by her bipolar disorder she keeps secret to protect her career — Carrie is increasingly certain that a terrorist plot has been set in motion. She risks a shocking act of insubordination that helps her uncover secret evidence connecting Nightingale with Abu Nazir, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Determined to stop the terrorist mastermind, she embarks on an obsessive quest that will nearly destroy her.
Filled with the suspense and plot twists that have made Homeland a must-watch series, this riveting tale reveals the compelling untold backstories of the series’ main characters and takes fans deeper into the life and mind of one brilliant female spy.
Who should read it: If you’re addicted to the Showtime series, you’ll quickly page through this Homeland prequel, which covers the backstory of Carrie Mathison.
Asa by Jay Crownover
Starting over in Denver with a whole new circle of friends and family, Asa Cross struggles with being the man he knows everyone wants him to be and the man he knows he really is. A leopard doesn’t it change its spots and Asa has always been a predator. He doesn’t want to hurt those who love and rely on him, especially one luscious arresting cop who suddenly seems to be interested in him for far more than his penchant for breaking the law. But letting go of old habits is hard, and it’s easy to hit bottom when it’s the place you know best.
Royal Hastings is quickly learning what the bottom looks like after a tragic situation at work threatens not only her career but her partner’s life. As a woman who has only ever had a few real friends she’s trying to muddle through her confusion and devastation all alone. Except she can’t stop thinking about the sexy southern bartender she locked up. Crushing on Asa is the last thing she needs but his allure is too strong to resist. His long criminal record can only hurt her already shaky career and chasing after a guy who has no respect for the law or himself can only end in heartbreak.
A longtime criminal and a cop together just seems so wrong… but for Asa and Royal, being wrong together is the only right choice to make.
Who should read it: Fans of new adult fiction or those looking to get on board. For those not familiar, new adult fiction is similar to young adult romance, but with slightly older protagonists (think ages 18-30). Sound interesting? The Marked Men series, which includes Asa, is a great place to start.
Fancy Nancy: The Dazzling Book Report by Jane O’Connor
Nancy’s first book report is sure to be dazzling. After all, she is the second-best artist in her class. She is using beads, fringe, and a fancy border. And she is writing about Sacajawea, a true-life heroine. What could go wrong?
Who should read it: Anyone with a child in their life. Part of the popular — and adorable! — Fancy Nancy series, this book walks kids through Nancy’s first book report and helps them master their own reading skills.
The Physician by Noah Gordon
In 11th-century London, a child holds the hand of his dying mother and is terrified, aware something is taking her. Orphaned and given to an itinerant barber-surgeon, Rob Cole becomes a fast-talking swindler, peddling a worthless medicine. But as he matures, his strange gift — an acute sensitivity to impending death — never leaves him, and he yearns to become a healer.
Arab madrassas are the only authentic medical schools, and he makes his perilous way to Persia. Christians are barred from Muslim schools, but claiming he is a Jew, he studies under the world’s most renowned physician, Avicenna. How the woman who is his great love struggles against her only rival — medicine — makes a riveting modern classic.
Who should read it: Historical fiction fans. This international bestseller kicks off an engrossing family trilogy that starts in 11th-century England and fast-forwards to modern-day Boston.
Lost and Found Groom by Patricia McLinn
Far Hills Ranch has bound together the Susland family for nearly a century and a half. For just as long, there’s been a legend that the ranch and its family are cursed. Now, says the legend, the current generation is the last with a chance to break the curse.
A stranger rescues her, then disappears when she needs him most… Until he knocks on her door, years later and half a world away…
Lost and Found Groom by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn begins the contemporary western romance collection A Place Called Home. It delivers an emotional, compelling adventure with international intrigue, at the same time the first element of the curse tests the strength and heart of the family that calls Far Hills Ranch home.
Who should read it: Romance readers with a heart for the wild west. This contemporary western romance is the first book in the A Place Called Home trilogy, which takes readers to a Wyoming ranch packed with sexy strangers, soldiers, and of course, cowboys.
A Time to Dance & A Time to Embrace by Karen Kingsbury
A Time to Dance
John and Abby are ready to call it quits. But is it ever too late to love?
They’re the perfect couple — envied by their friends, cherished by their children. But John and Abby Reynolds know they’re just pretending. In fact, they’re waiting for the right time to tell the kids they’re going to divorce. But at the family meeting where they plan to tell them, Nicole shares a surprise of her own: she’s getting married. How can they spoil her joy?
They’ll pretend a little longer — until after the wedding. But questions begin to haunt them as the date draws nearer. Are their love and commitment still there under all the pain and misunderstanding? And is it still possible, alone in the moonlight, to once more find a time to dance?
A Time to Embrace
Their whole life together has been a series of miracles. Can they really hope for more?
After overcoming a crisis in their marriage, Abby and John are experiencing a season of joy and restoration. For the first time in years they’re making time to enjoy life and embrace each other.
But then a car accident causes them to suddenly face a future they never imagined. Fumbling for forgiveness and hoping for a miracle, they must remember what is important and cling to that above all else.
Who should read it: If you could use some of Karen Kingsbury’s powerful inspiration, these two books on redeeming love will do just the trick.
52 Little Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life by Bob Welch
Do you pay a visit to Bedford Falls every Christmas? Does December feel incomplete without a reminder that “no man is a failure who has friends”? If George and Mary Bailey are annual guests at your home during the holidays, you already know that It’s A Wonderful Life is far more than just a festive seasonal film. It’s a reflection of what we can be when we’re at our best and a reminder that our lives can change everyone around us for better or worse.
Revisit the defining lessons in Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, and discover new dimensions of the film you’ve seen time and again. What can you learn from Mary’s quiet contentedness? Does George’s selflessness make you rethink your own priorities? And how about Clarence’s dogged commitment to his assignment? Join author Bob Welch for a close-up of the characters and themes that shape this beautiful story. You’ll be reminded that life’s most important work is often the work we never planned to do and that God can use the most unlikely among us to get the job done.
Who should read it: Holiday movie fans. ‘Tis the season for holiday movie marathons, and there are few more inspiring than It’s a Wonderful Life. This delightful book pulls out 52 lessons from the movie — one for each week of the year — so you can be reminded of truisms like, “No man is a failure who has friends.”
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France… but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.
Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious 18-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can… completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.
With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France — a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.
Who should read it: WWII fanatics. This New York Times bestseller offers a “richly evocative examination of life, love, and the different ways people react to unthinkable situations — not to mention the terrible and mounting toll of keeping secrets” (Sara Gruen).
Which ones will you read? Tell us in the comments!