Free and bargain books June 12, 2020

Where has the time gone. It will be the longest day of the year soon (here in southern Canada) and it feels like the year has just begun. I like long days, I’m not ready to see them getting shorter this quickly. In the meantime…

Bookbub has several bargain suggestions. $0.99 each, a known, and an unknown, author.



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When asked what he does for a living . . .

Commander Mark Bishop is deliberately low-key: “I’m in the Navy.” But commanding the ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada, keeping her crew trained and alert during ninety-day submerged patrols, and being prepared to launch weapons on valid presidential orders, carries a burden of command like few other jobs in the military. Mark Bishop is a man who accepts that responsibility, and handles it well. And at a time when tensions are escalating around the Pacific Rim, the Navy is glad to have him.

Mark wants someone to come home to after sea patrols. The woman he has in mind is young, with a lovely smile, and very smart. She’s a civilian, yet she understands the U.S. Navy culture. And he has a strong sense that life with her would never be boring. But she may be too deep in her work to see the potential in a relationship with him.

Gina Gray would love to be married. She has always envisioned her life that way. A breakup she didn’t see coming, though, has her focusing all her attention on what she does best–ocean science research. She’s on the cusp of a major breakthrough, and she needs Mark Bishop’s perspective and help. Because what she told the Navy she’s figured out is only the beginning. If she’s right, submarine warfare is about to enter a new and dangerous chapter.


Cotton Tree Ranch: The Complete Trilogy

Cotton Tree Ranch

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Everything in Hazel’s perfect life is going according to plan. Every moment is accounted for. But she’s in for a surprise. When her best friend and roommate takes ill, Jenny begs Hazel to fill in for her on a trip to South Georgia. But life on a horse ranch in her Jimmy Choos isn’t exactly what Hazel had in mind for her summer break.

When Dalton Sullivan takes a spill from a bronc at the last rodeo of the season, his life changes forever. Uncertain about his future, his fortunes take another turn when Grandpa Joe bequeaths him a dilapidated horse ranch in his will. Dalton’s plans to refurbish the place and turn it into a working ranch again are interrupted when a beautiful woman shows up pretending to be someone she’s not.

Eamon thinks he has love and life figured out. A successful accountant, full of confidence and charm, he’s got it all, including the beautiful girlfriend and the high flying job. But when his brother inherits a ranch in south Georgia, he leaves everything behind to help him run it.

Emily Zhu is a driven and ambitious surgeon from Boston. Everything in her life is structured and planned, down to the last detail. When she doesn’t get the job she’s been promised and has been working toward, it seems everything could come tumbling down around her. Suddenly the future is clouded with uncertainty.

When bumbling veterinarian Jennifer Barsby’s friend Hazel falls ill, she doesn’t hesitate to take action. After quitting her job in Atlanta, she packs up her life and moves to the Cotton Tree ranch in South Georgia to take care of her sick former room-mate. But when circumstances change, she wonders what she should do with the rest of her life.

Handsome and brooding cowboy, Parker Williams, is just another pal — at least that’s how Jen sees him. A former Army Ranger, he’s found renewed purpose as part-owner of the ranch. But he’s given up on the idea of ever moving on or finding love. That is until Jen moves in.


BookRunes has a FREE suggestion. It’s not really clear to me what this is but it looks like it could be two books. There are 457 pages. This is a new author to me, not sure what to expect.

The Beginning of Forever: Inspirational Pioneer Frontier Romance Novella (Journey to Hope Book 2)

The Beginning of Forever

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23-year-old Hope was running away from a future she was born and bred to embrace; yet it was not what she wanted. Upon the death of her father and the insistency of a man she didn’t love to marry him, she decides to travel out west to become a school teacher. She wanted the freedom the west could provide her but little did she know that she would soon be chained to the grey eyed man who was her first welcome to Yellow Creek County.

Jed wasn’t looking for love. All he wanted to do was prove to his father that he could survive and be a man without his protection. To do that, he would have to live the life of a loner for some time. It all changes when he meets the green eyed Angel with wild red hair that invades his dreams every night. Instead of trying to prove himself a man, he finds himself thinking of ways that will lead to forever with this woman.


I’m currently reading and enjoying …

Poustinia: A Novel (Poustinia Series Book 1) 


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When Victoria Sullivan finds herself at a crossroad in life, she books a rustic cabin in the woodlands of the Monastery of St. Carmella. While trying to discern her future, she meets other guests who face their own challenges.

The Sisters also have a dilemma, as they anticipate a merger because of their dwindling numbers and an aging congregation. Will they lose their beloved homeland, nestled among the vineyard, forest, and lake?

Poustinia: A Novel is the first book of the Poustinia series. If you enjoy contemporary and inspirational fiction with a touch of romance, you’ll love Kathleen McKee’s heartwarming story of friendship, generosity, and love.


Happy Reading!

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