Free book, and a few read and enjoyed. May 10, 2021

BookBub has a FREE suggestion from a popular author. I was hoping for bargain books too but sadly, it’s not to be. There were a few possibles but in the end the attraction was not strong enough for me to cave and order them. Sort-of-like is just not enough.

Here in Hart’s Crossing: Four Charming Small Town Novellas

Amazon quote:

Welcome to Hart’s Crossing … the small town with a big heart!

In the charming town of Hart’s Crossing, neighbors still care about neighbors and visitors are offered a respite from fast-paced living as they observe the antics of its lovable residents.

A daughter returns home from the big city to care for her injured mother. Childhood sweethearts reconnect after decades apart. A single mom finds herself the target of her starry-eyed daughter’s matchmaking scheme. And a young couple struggles to find their own American dream in this wonderful collection of four novellas from bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher.

Celebrating family, faith, and forgiveness, Here in Hart’s Crossing will warm your heart and soothe your spirit.

Includes: Legacy Lane * Veterans Way * Diamond Place * Sweet Dreams Drive

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Three books qualified as enjoyed this week but they were not at the top of my most-favored list. I liked them enough to wish they could have been.

In each case there was a weakness showing up to demote them from the lofty first place position. Sort of a three-strikes-you’re-out situation. My favorite of the three was The Perfect Spy, it was a light-hearted, fun read with a quirky twist that really worked for me.

One more, almost-top-of-the-list book I forgot about.

All of these were good reads.

Currently I’m experiencing another quirky read. It’s too early in the game to figure out what is happening with this story but I’d like to know.

This is a good example of you-snooze-you-lose. The bargain price has expired.

The Fifth Avenue Story Society

Five strangers get the chance to rewrite their stories… 

Executive assistant Lexa is eager for a much-deserved promotion, but her boss is determined to keep her underemployed.

Literature professor Jett is dealing with a broken heart, as well as a nagging suspicion his literary idol, Gordon Phipps Roth, might be a fraud.

Uber driver Chuck just wants a second chance with his kids.

Aging widower Ed is eager to write the true story of his incredible marriage.

Coral, queen of the cosmetics industry, has broken her engagement and is on the verge of losing her great grandmother’s multimillion-dollar empire.

When all five New Yorkers receive an anonymous, mysterious invitation to the Fifth Avenue Story Society, they suspect they’re victims of a practical joke. No one knows who sent the invitations or why. No one has heard of the literary society. And no one is prepared to reveal their deepest secrets to a roomful of strangers.

Yet curiosity and loneliness bring them back week after week to the old library. And it’s there they discover the stories of their hearts, and the kind of friendship and love that heals their souls.  

“This captivating story full of heart, soul, and humor kept me turning pages until midnight to finish it. Rachel weaves the perfect amount of tension and opens possibilities to keep the reader pondering long after the story is over.  I loved it!” —Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author

“Rachel Hauck’s flair for inviting prose and well-drawn characters shines in this delightful story about searching for hope and healing within the most unexpected circle of people. Finely tuned themes of love, self-authenticity and discovering the benevolent hand of providence make this one sweet gem of a book.” —Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Last Year of the War 

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If something interesting shows up later I’ll let you know.

Happy reading.

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