Today’s Featured Kindle Book of the Day is The 15th Star , by Lisa Grace, and this book is normally $5.99 but has been discounted 50% in connection with this promotion to just $2.99; this book has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 36 customer reviews.
Category: Mystery / Historical Fiction
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
Set during the War of 1812:
In the fall of 1809 Grace Wisher, a young slave girl, escapes the plantation to live her life in the port city of Baltimore, Maryland. She is indentured to Mary Pickersgill who teaches her the skill of sewing flags and standards. Yet Grace is hiding a terrible secret, one men will murder for even hundreds of years later.
In the present, Keiko Zorben is finishing her master’s degree by working as an intern at the Smithsonian Institute. While archiving mislabeled letters, she finds a clue to the whereabouts of the missing star from the Star Spangled Banner. For over two hundred years its location has been a real-life mystery, until now.
Keiko asks the handsome Dr. Julian Lone Wolf, the head of the American Indian Studies Department, to join her on her search for the missing star.
When a docent is murdered and an attempt is made on their lives, Keiko and Julian realize finding the missing star and the secret it holds, is their only key to survival.
“The 15th Star” has been compared by first readers as a mix of “National Treasure” meets “1776”.
Lisa Grace’s Angel Series ” Angel in the Shadows Book One“, and ” Angel in the Storm, Book 2 (Angel Series)” are in development for a major movie through Motion Picture Pro Studios, which has been involved in five Academy Award winning films including: “Fargo”, “Shakespeare in Love”, “Life is Beautiful”, and “The Usual Suspects.”
“When the summers get too hot, we migrate to our cabin in the northern woods of Wisconsin along with our dwarf Netherland’s albino bunny. We leave our manatee, dolphin, and a wild turkey (what kind of seagull is that?) at home in the Gulf. Somehow they manage to get along without us,” Lisa says. “I also enjoy rescuing gopher tortoises (tip: hold them far out because they tend to pee when you pick them up) and setting them free in a nearby preserve. For the injured ones I know a vet who fiberglasses them back together again.”
“I love to hear from my readers. If you take the time to read my books, I’ll take the time to email you back. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @lisagracebooks
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