Free book December 18, 2019

One FREE book … today only, grab it quick like I did.

Corner Booth by Chautona Havig

Corner Booth

Amazon Quote:

A rushed lunch and a bold move “introduces” Carlie to a stranger–one who hardly acknowledges her existence as he sits across from her, sharing his booth to save her a wait in a long line.

What began as a random encounter becomes a weekly date in which Carlie chatters about her life to a silent lunchmate. Much about him interests her–his slightly Euro fashion sense, his commitment to the work he does as he eats his lunch week after week, and his evident attention to the running monologue she shares between bites of meals that he inevitably pays for.

Dean gets to know the woman across from him–looks forward to their lunches each week, learns valuable lessons about himself–but when the cafe is threatened, and then when she doesn’t show up one day, he suspects their unusual “friendship” means more to him than he imagined.

Happy Reading

Free/bargain books recently read… December 16, 2019

There are no new free books so far today but… there are some old free books.

The one I just started reading is still FREE.  Whisper- the Pete Zendel Suspense Series. I’m liking it.

The first two chapters are pretty intense with burning buildings, armed and dangerous intruders, vehicles forced off the road. Accidentally witnessed drug deals in ancient ruins, resulting in crooks shooting and blowing up buildings to eliminate the threat to their freedom. Fortunately, the drug dealers and their thugs missed.

I’m thinking the two situations are probably linked. Check it out.



There would have been a better search for Free books if I had been home today. I needed/wanted to attend a funeral for a dear extended family member. It was in the city, an hour from me, and I had a couple of hours waiting time in the middle of everything. Perfect for some reading time.

I finished the book started yesterday. Longing for the Tormented Sheriff, Cassidy Hanton. Still a bargain at $1.31.

It was an okay story. Unique and well enough written. It moved too slowly for me – with a great number of books still waiting to be read. I admit to skipping ahead to the last three chapters, I wanted to see how it all turned, I did like the ending.

Looking for the cover to share here – it appears this download has not been mention in a post yet. I remember now, being uncertain about it and wanting to wait a bit. It turned out better than expected so that’s a plus.

longing for the tormented Sherriff


Waiting time wasn’t over for me yet this afternoon so I started (and then finished at supper)  Bespoke: a Tiny Christmas Tale. It is a Victorian story with a bit of a fantasy twist to it. It was different but definitely a good read. It’s still FREE

Bespoke is a British word I wouldn’t have known except that it turned up in another book I read recently. I had to look it up to figure it out. My head still can’t make the connection between the meaning and the word but we’ll go with it. It is a term used for something ordered that is specific to you, such as business cards with your logo, or even a commissioned suit of clothes. In this case it was something forged in a unique, and unheard of, shape.


I’m looking forward to tomorrow, maybe it will have something new for us.

Happy Reading.


Free books December 14, 2019

BookRunes has one FREE book for us today. Courage Dares Sisters of Spirit book 4

I’ve read the first three chapters and I’m hooked. It is definitely gripping suspense.

Here is Amazon’s comment.

A tragic past; a dangerous present.
A cliffhanger on real cliffs.
The fighter pilot and the peace-loving mapmaker.

Courage Dares


I haven’t read this author – I’m hoping the story don’t disappoint but turns out to be as good as I think it is.


I’m currently reading, and loving, Peg Leg’s Princess. It’s still FREE if you need it.

There is more to this book than the cover suggests. A feisty little woman running from a mean step-father. A wounded soldier who thinks no woman would ever want him. She’s loved him since he saved her life ten years ago and she has no intention of letting him hold onto his misguided ideas. She has time. There is a guest ranch to keep them busy while he figures it out.

Peg Leg's Princess

Happy Reading on this chilly weekend.

I heard a comment on the radio the other day. Talking about some people surviving winter better than others. The opinion was that some don’t do winter better, they just dress warmer. That’s me today. It’s currently -24c outside, feels like -31c with the wind chill. I’m feeling the cool more than usual in the house today for some reason. Four warm layers plus a heavy fleece winter bath robe. Toasty.

Another FREE book December 13, 2019

Another FREE book to add to our list. Thanks Dianne!

The Heart of Christmas

The Heart of Christmas

The Heart of Christmas is a collection of two romantic stories. If you love Christmas, and if you love soul-stirring drama and romantic surprises as merry as a rose blooming in a snowfall—then you’re going to love this gathering of winter tales. So, bring a mug of something warm, cozy up by the fire, and make yourself ready to laugh, cry, and helplessly fall in love.  (Amazon Quote)

Happy Reading!

Free books December 13, 2019

Some days are just full of treasures! This is one of those days. I didn’t mean to look for free books. I was just closing out an Amazon page left open from earlier, researching a book mentioned in my last post. My curiosity wouldn’t let me leave without checking the book ribbon at the bottom of the page. I’m so glad I took the time. I think I’ve found some gems.

Whisper – The Pete Zendel Suspense Series. A regular family. An old secret. And a dangerous enemy collide. Who will stand? (Amazon quote)


Bespoke: a Tiny Christmas Tale

While the elusive Secret Symphony of Giovanni St. John captivated the world’s fascination, it left his daughter closed away in the Silent House – she, the one who holds the fullness of truth about the ninth symphony. Now Aria St. John is determined to not only break free of the loss that has defined her, but to honor her father through one final gift in his last days. (Amazon quote)


Redemption’s Edge – Redemption Mountain series book 1.

Someone says on Amazon – “A heartwarming, passionate story of loss, forgiveness, and redemption set in the untamed frontier during the tumultuous years following the Civil War. Ms. Davies’ engaging and complex characters draw you in from the start, creating an exciting introduction to this new historical western romance series.”

Redemption's Edge

Made For Each OtherGrandma Mandy Series book 1

When Lissa arrives in New Mexico, her grandmother is recovering from a mild illness so Grandma’s young friend, Jason, picks Lissa up from the airport. Though Lissa’s attraction to him is immediate, she refuses to be tempted into romance with a man in a creative profession. (Amazon quote)

Made for Each Oher

BookRunes has a FREE book today, A Merry Little Christmas, and it looks intriguing.

A Merry Little Christmas

A Merry Little Christmas is about Franny Martin—a woman who isn’t afraid to dream big. But most of all, A Merry Little Christmas is a love story about two people who come from different worlds. Charlie is all wealth and polish while Franny is a simple farm girl who has more spirit than money. In the process of making a “trading places” arrangement between them, they unearth some discoveries of the heart—that sometimes love comes when you’re least ready for it, and that love can bring the most impossible dreams within reach. (Amazon quote)

It seems crazy to mention more books than I can possibly read but… they have to be grabbed quickly, before they disappear, never to be found again. That happened to me yesterday. There were several suggested books I wanted to check out but when I clicked to a new screen by mistake – they were gone. Clicking the back button didn’t help. They slipped into the black hole… GONE. Grab them quick, while you can. That’s my daily cry of encouragement.

Happy Reading everyone!

Free book December 12, 2019

BookRunes has a FREE book for us today. Peg Leg’s Princess. I don’t really know this author – Cyndi Raye – but it looks interesting, from the little bit I read of it.

Peg Leg's Princess

Amazon says it well:

A man struggling with his past – A woman determined to help him overcome his pain – Outside forces that may destroy everything. Can they overcome these obstacles for love?

Josephine Johnson is determined to get away from her gambling step-father who lost her family home – the Union Station Inn. When she sees an advertisement for a cook in Montana Territory, she recognizes the name Zebediah Harris, a wounded civil war veteran who never came back to their small town. When she decides to leave to take the job as cook, she brings something with her that may very well land her in jail.

Zebediah Harris, or, Peg Leg, as everyone calls him, doesn’t believe he is good enough for anyone. He claims there isn’t a woman within ten miles who would want a one-legged man. When the cook they hire for the Pistol Springs Resort shows up, it turns out Joe was actually Jo, or Josephine, a woman he had saved from drowning years ago.

That’s it for today. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

Happy Reading!

I’m still reading a Tuscan Legacy and liking it a lot. I’m on book 5, almost half way through. This collection is still a bargain today at $1.33

A Tuscan Legacy

Free books December 11, 2019

LPC books has some free books for us this week after all. It looks like they changed they minds and we aren’t complaining one bit.

Focus on Love (The Wardrobe series book 2) is a FREE book  (Tip: This has to have the complete name used for it to come up in an Amazon search. At least that’s how it behaved for me.) This was part of a box set earlier in 2019 and it was good. It’s about two photographers who start out as friends before they realize they are in competition with one another. What a way to discourage a budding romance.

Focus on Love

The Yuletide Angel has come up again as FREE. I think it’s only a few days since it was mentioned in my read & enjoyed post.

We picture angels as dressing in white but this angel dresses in black. She wants to blend in with the night so she can leave hampers on front porches without being seen. She’s become a legend, everyone knows about her gifts but no one has guessed her identity. Until, someone does notice. He sees a figure lurking about late one night, and investigates. Once he realizes who she is and what she’s doing he becomes concerned for her safety. He decides to follow her. Now they are both nervous.  She hears a few quiet steps but can’t tell who it is that’s following her.

The Yuletide angel

Whiter Than Snow is FREE.  I’ve read this a while back as part of a boxed set.

Jennifer has a broken arm and cracked ribs and she’s stuck home alone in the blizzard of the century.  Both the phone and the power have gone out and she needs to prepare to survive in the cold.

Rick, a volunteer fireman, is checking residences on the side of the mountain for anyone left stranded. He’s about to move her to a shelter in town when a tree comes crashing down. It’s huge and the gale force winds have toppled it onto his truck. Now they’re both stranded.

Whiter Than Snow

Enjoy the surprise of a few more free books.

Happy Reading


Bargain book collections December 10, 2019

It’s a slow day for books from Bookbub, BookRunes, and LPC books but there are still a couple of new bargain book collections to talk about.

The 12 Mysteries of Christmas is just that  – twelve books. Well, novellas really, as they are about 100 pages each. Susette Williams and Alexa Verde are two authors showing up regularly for me, I like their books so I think this will be good a cozy-mystery read. It’s a bargain at $1.31 CDN

The twelve Mysteries of Christmas

We are going from Christmas to summer with the next collection. A little warmth to take our minds off the sunny, glittery, frigid weather we are experiencing here today. I have read book 1 but it’s been a few years.

A Summer Romance Collection, a bargain at $1.32 CDN

A summer Romance Collection


I’m currently reading A Tuscan Legacy and I’m up to book 4 and loving this collection. Each book is the unique love story of one of the cousins. And there is an intriguing thread of mystery winding it’s way through each book. It adds to the allure of the story. We will have to wait until the end, though, to discover the closely guarded family secret that’s lasted for two generations.

It’s still a bargain at $1.32 CDN if you don’t have a copy yet.

A Tuscan Legacy

Happy Reading

Sand & Mistletoe, and more

It looks like I started a read-and-enjoyed post and then forgot about it. Probably because it has a Christmas theme and September felt a little too early. These books were free back in July but … not anymore. They were all a good read. Maybe you will find them enticing anyway, free or not.

Sand and Mistletoe  Sand & Mistletoe – Chautona Havig


Under the Christmas Star  Crossroads Collection – Under The Christmas Star – Five awesome authors

snow angels A Great Lakes Series – Snow Angels – Cathe Swanson

The Yuletide angel The Yuletide Angel – Sandra Ardoin  Angels are usually depicted wearing white. This angel is wearing black to help her remain a mysterious legend as she sneaks around in the dark of night, doing good deeds without fear of detection.

Poles Apart Poles Apart – Marion Ueckermann

There is quite an accumulation of Christmas themed books happening, it seems. I may have to devote a page specifically to Christmas books sometime soon. Before they all fall into obscurity in my download folder (living anonymously amongst 2967 fellow folder dwellers.)

Merry Christmas and Happy Reading



Free and bargain books December 09, 2019

BookBub has a free one for us this morning.

Remembering Christmas is FREE. I’m drawing a blank on this one, although it seems I did read it in 2012. There are other Dan Walsh books in my collection of downloads too and I’ve read most of them by the looks of it. I’ll have to pay better attention this time.

Remembering Christmas

Rick has a life that doesn’t include his parents. He’s never liked his step father and when his mother begs him to come home he reluctantly agrees. Her husband’s stroke leaves her needing help running the family bookstore, a chore Rick is not thrilled about.


As promised, here is another installment of the bargain book collections I found on Amazon yesterday.

A Date With Danger, a six book, 1406 page, Romantic/Suspense collection, a bargain at $1.32 CDN. Reading through the blurbs on Amazon, it looks as though this may be a fun read, in places. I think it may have to go the top of my TBR pile. Digging a little deeper into my reading experiences, it appears I’ve read several of these books along the way somewhere. I guess that’s not too surprising as contributors will sometimes go with manuscripts already published.

A Date With Danger

The fun one will be the last one. Delilah Morgan’s dying husband wants to protect her from future suitors lacking his approval so he arranges for the local judge to court her, when the time is right. Unfortunately, he doesn’t remember to share the news of this arrangement with his wife who is, decidedly, not looking to be courted.


A Tuscan Legacy will keep us busy with nine books plus a novella. A good deal at $1.33

A Tuscan Legacy

Amazon quote:

When Isabella Rossi invites each of her adult grandchildren to her estate in the Tuscan hills for her eightieth birthday, she hopes to reunite a family fractured by distance, death, and secrets.

The birthday gift of a painting, arriving unsigned and with no sender’s details, rips open old heartbreak. One family secret has already been revealed, her youngest son Albertino’s illegitimate English daughter. Now it seems there could be yet more secrets.

Returning home, the cousins, scattered across three continents, each discover their lifetime love. When they gather again at the villa as summer ends, the remaining secrets are revealed. But can they be forgiven, or will the mistakes of the past be repeated?

Sounds interesting.

Happy Reading