Free and bargain books March 14, 2020

Two I’m excited about, two I’m not sure about, and one was a favorite read.

BookBub has a bargain suggestion for us at $0.99. I’ve not read this book but have downloaded several other books from this author. I’ve read one of them but can’t remember what I thought of it.

Short-Straw Bride (The Archer Brothers Book #1)

Shortstraw Bride

Amazon quote:

Lighthearted Historical Romance From a Rising Star

No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.

Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can’t bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt send him riding to her rescue once again.


Another $0.99 bargain book showed up while on my search. I’ve read three books by this author and the first chapter of this book has me wanting to read more.

The Reluctant Warrior (High Sierra Sweethearts Book #2)

The Reluctant Warrior

Amazon quote:

Union army officer Cameron Scott is used to being obeyed, but nothing about this journey to Lake Tahoe has gone as expected. He’s come to fetch his daughter and nephew, and seek revenge on the people who killed his brother. Instead he finds himself trapped by a blizzard with two children who are terrified of him and stubborn but beautiful Gwen Harkness, who he worries may be trying to keep the children.


I see Code of Ethics is still a $0.99 bargain. It is high on my list of favorite reads accomplished this week.

Code of Ethics


BookRunes has a FREE suggestion for us. I’ve not read this author but want to. The first few pages have me wanting more.

A Twisted Strand: A Story of Faith and Second Chances

A Twisted Strand

Amazon quote:

After dragging her heart through a divorce, Rachel Davis is ready to settle down on their South Texas country home, raise her kids, and find some peace. Can she find the secret to making her heart whole again?

William Davis, MD, would do anything to take back his horrible mistake, but infidelity is more than his wife can forgive. He goes home to an empty house in Austin every night, trying his best to be a good dad to his kids from afar.

When Rachel discovers their Jersey heifer dead from a hemorrhagic fever, she quickly realizes that the danger may spread to humans. Working for an epidemiologist, she joins the investigation. Is it natural? Or terrorism?

The family vet sickens, and Will enters the fray. Could this become an epidemic? Why was their family targeted?


I’m currently reading When You Come Home but I’m not sure If I’ll get through much of it. It’s time for a change of pace, I think. Maybe laundry and a few dishes will be helpful.

When You Come Home

Things always look better after a good nights sleep. Tomorrow is another day and books will be calling my name again, I’m pretty sure.

In any event, there will be lots of reading time in the days and weeks ahead. The coronavirus has finally showed up in Manitoba and we are all being encouraged to stay home, avoiding close contact with other people. I’m glad this scare is taken seriously and these measures are being encouraged to prevent the virus spreading far and wide.

I didn’t join the current panic and storm the grocery store to load up on food and toilet paper though. I’m so glad I didn’t. Not that I need much anyway, and my TP supply is already robust. I hear it was crazy out there. I figure I’ll wait til Monday when the next freight trucks are scheduled, to renew my supply of milk and apples.  By then the rush should be over  and maybe I’ll have the store all to myself. Unless a few others have the same bright idea.

Oh, and I mustn’t forget, I need a replacement bag of chocolate chips and some furnace filters. It may even be a good time to get the oil change and tire rotation the dealership keeps reminding me about. A quiet day in the hood.

In the meantime, stay safe and….

Happy Reading!



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