Free and bargain books March 25, 2020

 

BookRunes has a FREE suggestion for us today. It’s an author I’ve not seen previously and I’m thrilled to meet someone new.

Finding Sarah (Echoes of Nutt Hill Book 1)

Finding Sarah

Amazon quote:

Finding Sarah is an emotionally captivating story about a woman whose life has been turned upside down by the infidelity of her husband.
With her house sold from under her, Sarah finds herself moving to a small cottage in the country in order to make ends meet. Fortunately, she soon makes a new friend, Maggie.
Maggie is the matriarch of Nutt Hill, a Texan woman and hopeless romantic, and it is she who takes Sarah under her wing, encouraging her to grow. But one day Sarah meets a new man and her idyllic new life seems set to fracture.
Two very different souls searching for peace. One entire parish watching and in a small country village, nothing stays private for long.

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While browsing, an interesting FREE book showed up in the lineup. It’s been several years since this author has appeared on my radar but there are four of her books in my collection and that bodes well. I’m looking forward to this one.

KNOX: The Montana Marshalls – An Inspirational Romantic Suspense Family Series

Knox

Amazon quote:

Montana rancher Knox Marshall’s danger years are behind him. A former bull-rider, he now runs the Marshall family ranch, raising champion bucking bulls for the National Professional Bullrider’s Expo (NBR-X). Wealth and success are his, but life is stable, expected, and…ordinary.  But he wants more from life…

Kelsey Jones just wants a safe life, a family, a home. Onstage, the beautiful rising star of the Yankee Belles becomes the person she longs to be – vivacious and confident – burying the brokenness she carries from a violent assault. Becoming NBR-X’s next country act is key to outrunning her past and achieving the success and security she craves.

Knox and Kelsey’s paths collide when an explosion at an NBR-X event traps them in the rubble and leaves them reeling. Kelsey’s crippling nightmares return, but for Knox, an obsession to find the bomber is ignited.

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I’m currently reading Obsessed (Everyday Heroes Book 2) and it’s still a bargain at $0.99. I’m just getting started but it’s holding my attention.

Obsessed

Amazon quote:

When a stalker ruthlessly targets people she loves, a woman flees her old life, creating a new identity as Serena Remington. Her plan to escape the madman and lead him away from family and friends worked for three years. Now he’s back. With nowhere else to run, her only choice is war. Quinn Taylor, her neighbor and a firefighter with expertise in arson, comes to her aid, but will it be in time to save her?

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All in all it’s not a bad day for new books.

There have been quite a few new books lately and some of them have turned out to be excellent reads. Others, not so much. There haven’t been any that were awful. Mostly they were just OK. I can’t really put the time into OK so if I want to know the ending I skip whole chapters and if that’s not enough, I’ll head right to the end. The two most prevalent reasons for disengagement – content that should have been cut and telling rather than showing. It’s not really a matter of personal preference, it’s a matter of what works. I’m a pretty easy sell for a well written book.

I’m a reader not a writer, but I like to learn and grab hold of any opportunities that come my way. This week Jerry Jenkins (check out his website if you are unfamiliar with his name) offered a free webinar giving seven tips on how to publish a book everyone will want to read. It was excellent content and I’m glad I listened in. He is currently inviting new gild members for his masterclass writing courses and mentorship program. If I were a writer I’d sign up. Check it out if you think it could be helpful.

The other person I follow is a blogger on WordPress, Jane Friedman. Her credentials are impressive and she features highly qualified contributors as guest bloggers on her site. I found today’s guest post, March 25, to be worth sharing far and wide. The discussion was Peer Critique vs Professional Editing. Very helpful. As a reader, I like to promote material like this in my quest to see good writers become better writers. Selfish motivation, I know.

So, back to books and reading….

Happy Reading on this fine sunny day.

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