Two suggestions today, from BookBub and 1531 Entertainment.
The first one is mystery and the second historical romance.
Collision of Lies
Three years ago, a collision between a fast-moving freight train and a school bus full of kids led to devastation and grief on an unimaginable scale. But a fresh clue leads San Antonio police detective Amara Alvarez to the unlikely conclusion that one of the children may still be alive. If she’s correct, everything law enforcement believes about the accident is a lie.
With time running out, Amara must convince others–and herself–that despite all evidence to the contrary, the boy lives. And she will do everything in her power to bring him home.
To Discover Her Heart’s Longing: A Historical Western Romance Book
Amy Richardson never imagined that staying at the orphanage she called home would put her at such risk. When she realizes that someone from her past isn’t ready to let her go, her future suddenly becomes uncertain. Forced to flee west in hopes of starting over, little does she know that things are about to get even more complicated. Arriving in a new town to meet her husband-to-be, she is shocked to find that he has no idea of her existence…
Will Amy ever find the safety she longs for in this new place?
After his father’s death, Peter McKelvey never intended to get married. So when his mother shows up with Amy as a mail-order bride arranged on his behalf, he is stunned. Seeing Amy’s dismay at his reaction though, he can’t bring himself to turn her away and hires her as a cook on his ranch. Yet as he begins to realize that she could be in very real danger, keeping his distance from Amy may not be possible if he wants to keep her safe…
Will Peter allow himself to care for Amy and even open up his heart to love?
With an unexpected bond between Peter and Amy growing, so do the challenges that face them. As they try to deal with the threats coming their way, Amy is still keeping secrets… Will Peter and Amy manage to trust each other and their budding feelings? Or will they lose everything to ghosts from the past?
It has been a bit of a mixed up day. In many ways upsetting.
It seems like difficult situations stir things up in a way that we are forced to see elements of our life in a new light.
It’s easy to think I’ve made a lot of progress in my abusive healing journey and it’s a major shock when unexpected triggers happen.
I don’t pretend to be rational when that happens. I know I am a pro at knee jerk reactions.
It’s hard to know for sure what is reflex and what is me standing up for myself.
The trouble is it’s likely some of both.
The beauty of living alone in isolation is the absence of triggers. Social situations are a minefield especially when the interaction is between badly wounded souls. We understand better than most but we also trigger each other.
The desire to walk away is very real.
I’m sure you can guess my choice.
Now I’m thinking through the event trying to see how I can learn from it and do better in the future.
I would say other than that it’s been a good day but I can’t. It hasn’t been the worst day of my life but…
I’m gonna go finish my book. Drown my sorrows.
It’s the weekend, that’s encouraging.