Bargain book October 30, 2020

BookBub has an interesting bargain suggestion and at the moment I think it is going to be my next read.

Magnolia Storms (Coastal Hearts Book 1) 

Amazon quote:

Maggie Marovich couldn’t save her father or her home from Hurricane Katrina, but she’s dedicated her life to meteorology so she can warn others when the monster storms approach. Except…she works three hours inland and rarely risks returning to her childhood hometown of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Both her single-parent sister and the ship pilot Maggie once loved refused to leave the Coast, despite Maggie’s requests. Now a hurricane’s headed toward Mississippi, and Maggie’s sister is seriously injured, leaving Maggie little choice but to head south—into the storm.

The water and tides flow through Josh Bergeron’s veins, and he can’t imagine giving up piloting—even for the love of his life, the infuriating Magnolia Marovich. He tried to move on without her, marrying and having a child. But after his wife abandons him and his little boy, his career choice is threatened by the weight of his parental responsibilities. Moving next door to Maggie’s sister and sharing their child care seems like the perfect set-up. Until Maggie blows back into town.

Being forced to lean on Josh for help washes up the wreckage in Maggie’s faith. Where was God during the destruction of Katrina? Why do some prayers seem to go unanswered? Between the hurricane looming in the Gulf and another gale raging in her heart, can Maggie overcome her past and find the trust to truly live?


My current read is both funny and serious at the same time which makes it quite enjoyable. It’s a short book so it won’t take long to finish and move on.

The Thing about Mustard Seeds: A Cozy Christian Romance

Amazon quote:

They watched a man die.

It’s been many years since Gentry and Rosling visited their hometown. It’s been even longer since they spoke to each other. When they were only children, they witnessed a murder. The pain of that day drove a wedge between them and has haunted them ever since.

Now, Gentry is the pastor of the local church—the same church where Rosling has taken over her dying grandmother’s duties. Together again in their small Southern town, the two adults wrestle with their faith. Gentry’s faith is strong, while Rosling struggles to believe at all. As they come face-to-face with the pain of their childhoods, they must learn how to be whole again, even when healing seems impossible.

Heartbreaking and inspirational, The Thing about Mustard Seeds is a tale of redemption in the face of insurmountable odds.


I’m sad about the slow trickle of interesting books these days.

In truth, I probably shouldn’t be. (In a very selfish and self-centered kind of way, of course.) There are 216 unread books currently sitting on my Kindle. A faster trickle would mean an even bigger build-up in that list.

Available reading time has greatly diminished in the last month or so. The work load of my day job has increased dramatically. From a mental health point of view this is actually a good thing, I’m counting my blessings.

On the other hand, more work hours make it harder to keep up with a daily posting routine. My head is in the wrong space to have much to say about books and related subjects. It takes time I don’t have to get back into the zone.

I’m enjoying the season anyway, just the way it is. Nothing lasts forever. Grasp it fully while it’s here. That’s my motto and it serves me well.

In the meantime…

I’m still wishing you all,

Happy reading!

I won’t forget to keep posting every chance I get.

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