Bargain and Free books February 1, 2020

BookBub has two book suggestions today. One is FREE and the other is a bargain at $0.99 CDN

The Dante Connection is book 2, and FREE, in the Genevieve Lenard series, one of my favorites. It probably is my favorite, actually, because it pops into my head more often than any other book series in the last five years. The plot is great but I think it’s the awesomely quirky, super intuitive characters that have me falling in love with it. I’m even passionate about it, so much so that over the years I’ve tried to do a sell job on any reader who shows the least bit of interest.

The Dante Connection

Amazon quote:

Art theft. Coded messages. A high-level threat.

Despite her initial disbelief, Doctor Genevieve Lenard discovers that she is the key that connects stolen works of art, ciphers and sinister threats.

Betrayed by the people who called themselves her friends, Genevieve throws herself into her insurance investigation job with autistic single-mindedness. When hacker Francine appears beaten and bloodied on her doorstep, begging for her help, Genevieve is forced to get past the hurt of her friends’ abandonment and team up with them to find the perpetrators.

Little does she know that it will take her on a journey through not one, but two twisted minds to discover the true target of their mysterious messages. It will take all her personal strength and knowledge as a nonverbal communications expert to overcome fears that could cost not only her life, but the lives of many others.


Larkspur Cove is the BookBub bargain suggestion. The first time a Lisa Wingate book showed up for me was in 2013 and this will be the fourth one since that. I do remember reading her books, so that is a plus. Especially since it’s been three years since the last one. I’m looking forward to this read.

Larkspur Cove

Amazon quote:

Adventure is the last thing on Andrea Henderson’s mind when she moves to Moses Lake. After surviving the worst year of her life, she’s struggling to build a new life for herself and her son as a social worker. Perhaps in doing a job that makes a difference, she can find some sense of purpose and solace in her shattered faith.

For new Moses Lake game warden Mart McClendon, finding a sense of purpose in life isn’t an issue. He took the job to get out of southwest Texas and the constant reminders of a tragedy for which he can’t forgive himself.

But when a little girl is seen with the town recluse, Mart and Andrea are drawn together in the search for her identity. The little girl offers them both a new chance at redemption and hope–and may bring them closer than either ever planned.


BookRunes also has a FREE suggestion for us.

Blackbird (Amish Mountain Secrets series book 2.) I will admit – I’ve recently downloaded a 13 book mystery collection, which includes the work of Mary Alford, and have yet to read it. Her name sounds familiar though so it’s possible I’ve encountered her in other collections but have just forgotten. This one does sound intriguing.


Amazon quote:

Sara Hersberger thought she’d fled the nightmare of her father’s sins when she left her St. Ignatius, Montana Amish community. For ten years she’d lived in the shadow of the crimes he committed. Sought to free herself of his shadow. Now, with nowhere else to go, Sara is forced to return to her former home where the bad things her father did still haunt the families of the people he killed, including her neighbor, Hunter Troyer, who lost his wife to Amos Hersberger’s sinister games.

But Sara’s hopes at repairing her fractured relationship with the community disappear when another innocent victim is found dead near Sara’s home, the MO matching the murders from ten years earlier. The distinctive blackbird, the killer’s signature, left near the body.

The dead can’t come back to life, no matter how much Sara wants to blame her father for the mounting body count. So who is responsible for the latest string of murders, and why are they targeting Sara? With help from an unlikely ally, Hunter Troyer and Sara had better figure it out soon before the killer manages to silence Sara for good.


I’m half way through my current read – Whispers of the Past – it’s still free and I think it’s  going to be my favorite of the week.

Whispers of the Past

Amazon quote:

On her last night at as owner and manager of her family’s antique business, a stranger arrives at Tessa’s doorstep with an impossible dream: find and replace a one-of-a-kind chair. Having lost more in his life than just a chair, Brian convinces Tessa to procure and restore the furnishing for his stately family home. With conflicting feelings of attraction for Brian and an embarrassment for her uncle’s dishonesty, Tessa tries to begin her life anew. But the main women in Brian’s life, his beautiful business partner Simone and his sister Darrie don’t want the complication that Tessa brings. They want the family home sold, not restored and will stop at nothing to get their way. Can Tessa do the impossible?

Happy Reading!

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