Saturday, May 7, 2011

Planet iPad Daily Free Book Alert, Friday, May 6: 4 Brand New freebies, including a short story pre-order by bestselling author Joseph Finder and a unique look at travel in Europe in the 1930s, plus The Last Letter, a mother's hard decisions in hard times with harsh consequences and a daughter's last chance to understand why (Today's Sponsor)

Hard to imagine what it would have been like to travel through Europe just as Hitler was rising to power.  Fodor's 1936--On The Continent as it was written then takes you back.  Plus top-seller Joseph Finder offers Plan B:  A Nick Heller Story, a short story up for pre-order.  Plus How to Sew and Bring On The Blessings, free if you nab them today....

But first, a word from ... Today's Sponsor
A mother's choices for survival cause great family harm, and her daughter has a final chance to know why.  A perfect score of 5.0 stars from each of  8 reviewers welcomes this debut novel from Kathleen Shoop, who also has work published in 4 Chicken Soup For The Soul books and writes for  magazines and newspapers in her home area, Pittsburgh, PA.

The Last Letter
By Kathleen Shoop
5 Stars  -  8 Reviews

Kindle Price:  $0.99
Text-to-Speech:  Enabled
Lending:  Enabled

Here's the set-up:

Katherine wouldn’t have believed it if she hadn’t found the letter...

Katherine Arthur's mother arrives on her doorstep, dying, forcing her to relive a past she wanted to forget. 

When Katherine was young, the Arthur family had been affluent city dwellers until shame sent them running for the prairie, into the unknown. Taking her family, including young Katherine, to live off the land was the last thing Jeanie Arthur had wanted.  But she would do her best to make a go of it. For Jeanie's husband Frank, it had been a world of opportunity. Dreaming, lazy Frank. But, it was a society of uncertainty—a domain of natural disasters, temptation, hatred, even death.

Ten-year-old Katherine had loved her mother fiercely, put her trust in her completely, but when there was no other choice, and Jeanie resorted to extreme measures on the prairie to save her family, she tore Katherine’s world apart.

Now, seventeen years later, and far from the homestead, Katherine has found the truth:  she has discovered the last letter. After years of anger, can Katherine find it in her heart to understand why her mother made the decisions that changed them all? Can she forgive and finally begin to heal before it’s too late?

Kathleen Shoop, PhD, is a language arts coach in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Last Letter is her debut novel. 

She is published in four Chicken Soup for the Soul books and regularly places articles and essays in local magazines and newspapers. Kathleen is also married and the mother of two children.

Click here to download The Last Letter  (or a free sample) to your Kindle, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Android-compatible, PC or Mac and start reading within 60 seconds!

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