Free and bargain books September 14, 2022

This is turning into a good book day. For starters, BookRunes has a FREE suggestion for us.

Christmas Still

It’s Christmas 1918 and Lottie Webster has faced a pandemic and a war that have caused one heartache after the next for her family. Trying to mother her grieving nieces and help her shell-shocked husband, celebrating Christmas is the last thing on Lottie’s mind. But when her brother returns home from the front, his holiday “surprise” threatens to ruin not only Christmas but the fragile peace left in Lottie’s life.

Ada Unser is alone and starving in war-ravaged Germany when she gets an unexpected opportunity to escape, but she must risk everything and step into the unknown. Will her courage be rewarded with a loving family or resentment and scorn? And will her cherished Christmas traditions bring her new family together or tear them further apart?

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Browsing was fruitful. Years ago one of my favorite authors was Mary Stewart, it has been a long time since the last read so I am excited to see her again.

One of her books made an unforgettable impression on me. It was Airs Above the Ground: The suspenseful, romantic story that will sweep you off your feet . It is not a bargain but I can’t help but mention it anyway. The part I loved best was the dancing horses. Airs above the ground was a reference to these amazing animals. The title was pretty memorable too.

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Here is the bargain today. A book I haven’t read yet and look forward to.

Wildfire at Midnight: The classic thriller you will not be able to put down

The tense, twisty murder mystery which will have you on the edge of your seat, from the author of Madam, Will You Talk?/font size>

‘Mary Stewart is magic’ New York Times

Following a heart-breaking divorce, Gianetta retreats to the Isle of Skye hoping to find tranquillity in the island’s savage beauty.

But shortly before her arrival a girl’s body is found on the craggy slopes of the looming Blue Mountain, and with the murderer still on the loose, there’s nothing to stop him from setting his sights on Gianetta next . . .

Praise for Mary Stewart:

‘There are few to equal Mary Stewart’ Daily Telegraph

‘One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century’ Independent

‘A natural successor to Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte’ Guardian

‘Total heaven. I’d rather read her than most other authors’ Harriet Evans

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One more book, this time from an author I’ve never read. I’ve tried to discover whatever I could in making a decision. Everything looks good so far.

I hate deciding only to find it wasn’t a good choice. Sometimes it too hard to tell ahead of time and I just have to take a chance. More times than not it works out OK. My expectations are high today. What I have seen has a very different feel though and I can’t get rid of the little niggle of doubt. Hopefully all will be well.

A Flicker of Light

Secrets are like pennies. Everybody’s got one, even the poorest among us.

For generations, the Jensens have raised their families in the small Montana town of Moose Creek, where gossip spreads faster than the wind. Yet some secrets need to be told.

When twenty-one-year-old Bea discovers she’s pregnant on the heels of her husband losing his job, she’s forced to admit she needs help and asks her dad for a place to stay. But past resentments keep her from telling him all that’s going on.

Mitch Jensen is thrilled to have a full house again, though he’s unimpressed with Bea’s decisions: dropping out of college, marrying so young–and to an idealistic city kid, of all things. Mitch hopes to convince Bea to return to the path he’s always envisioned for her, but she’s changed since her mom died. And he refuses to admit how much he’s changed, too, especially now that he might be losing his mother as well.

Grandma June is good at spinning stories, but there’s one she’s never told. Now that her mind is starting to fade, her time to tell it is running out. But if she reveals the truth before her memories are gone forever, the Jensen family will never be the same.

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Three new books, I’m very excited.

I hope you are too.

Happy reading y’all

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