Bestselling author Jean Brashear’s The Goddess of Fried Okra (4/5 stars) is today’s $1.99 Kindle Daily Deal for adults. From Amazon:
Grief. Hope. Love. Sword fights. And the crisp glory of fried okra.
Ex-cocktail waitress and “convenience store professional” Eudora “Pea” O’Brien is filled with grief and regret, low on cash and all alone. Headed down the hot, dusty back roads of central Texas, Pea is convinced she’ll find a sign leading her to the reincarnated soul of the sister who raised her. A sign that she’s found her place in the world of the living again. At least that’s what the psychic promised.
In an unforgettably funny and poignant journey, Pea collects an unlikely family of strays-a starving kitten, a pregnant teenager, a sexy con man trying to go straight, and a ferocious gun dealer named Glory, who introduces Pea to the amazing, sword-wielding warrior goddesses of Texas author Robert E. Howard-creator of the Conan the Barbarian novels-and celebrated in festival every year. Six foot tall, red-headed Pea looks good with a sword in her hand. Glory, the goddesses, and a grandmotherly café owner become Pea’s unlikely gurus as she struggles to learn swordplay and the art of perfect fried okra. She’ll have to master both if she’s going to find what matters most-her own lost soul.
And for the kids (or young at heart!), it’s the beloved classic Mary Poppins (4.5/5 stars), being offered at $1.99 today only in Kindle format and recommended for grades 3 and up. From Amazon:
Mary Poppins is like no other nanny the four Banks children have ever seen. She whirls into their home and “spit-spot”, she works her inimitable brand of magic to make even the bland seem extraordinary. An endless source of fascinating adventure, she slides up the banister, produces an endless array of tricks from her empty carpetbag, and ensures their lives will never be the same.