Bargain books October 05, 2022

I’m getting an early start today. Midnight is still a long way off, not like the last two nights when I barely made it under the wire to keep from breaking the chain of daily posts. It’s not the end of the world to start over, at the same time it’s nice to see the days add up. One fellow blogger managed to reach 1000 days in a row. Amazing. I doubt I will ever make it that far but hey, it’s incentive to keep posting when I lose momentum.

It’s helpful that I have a purpose for maintaining this blog. It’s to encourage you to read, to help you find books worth reading in a mind boggling sea of options, and most of all, to inspire you to fall in love with reading if you haven’t discovered the love already.

It’s never too late to find the right book that will make you fall in love with the experience.

The books here may not be your first choice but exploring them will put you in a position to stumble over books that you could love. If that happens I figure – mission accomplished.

So, on to some books.

I’m excited because Christy Barritt has published a new book in her latest series. We’ve been following it and I’m glad it’s a bargain because she puts out so many and I want them all.

Deadly Intent (Vanishing Ranch Book 4)

Sarah Chamberlain enjoys a new life far away from her abusive ex-husband, thanks to help from Vanishing Ranch. But when she starts to have unexplained, dangerous episodes and suffer memory lapses, she begins to doubt her reality.

She senses her ex has found her. But she doesn’t know if the problem is real or if her mind is playing tricks on her. She can’t contact the police—they would ask too many questions. So, she turns to the very people she knows can help her.

When former Secret Service agent and Vanishing Ranch operative Ruger Stark is assigned to check in on Sarah, he comes determined to find what exactly has her so spooked. But when he arrives at her lakefront home, he realizes he has much more to handle than a typical protection detail.

Ruger and Sarah must stick together to sort through the lies and uncover the truth. Is Sarah drowning in confusion. Or is someone playing a deadly game?


Continuing on, we have a WWII story suggestion we didn’t have time to get to with yesterday’s short post. It has a fresh perspective on the Second World War and this makes it attractive to us. We’ve seen a large number of books lately covering this subject and a fresh slant relieves possible boredom.

The Lines Between Us 

A WWII novel of courage and conviction, based on the true experience of the men who fought fires as conscientious objectors and the women who fought prejudice to serve in the Women’s Army Corps.

Since the attack on Pearl Harbor, Gordon Hooper and his buddy Jack Armitage have stuck to their values as conscientious objectors. Much to their families’ and country’s chagrin, they volunteer as smokejumpers rather than enlisting, parachuting into and extinguishing raging wildfires in Oregon. But the number of winter blazes they’re called to seems suspiciously high, and when an accident leaves Jack badly injured, Gordon realizes the facts don’t add up.

A member of the Women’s Army Corps, Dorie Armitage has long been ashamed of her brother’s pacifism, but she’s shocked by news of his accident. Determined to find out why he was harmed, she arrives at the national forest under the guise of conducting an army report . . . and finds herself forced to work with Gordon. He believes it’s wrong to lie; she’s willing to do whatever it takes for justice to be done. As they search for clues, Gordon and Dorie must wrestle with their convictions about war and peace and decide what to do with the troubling secrets they discover.


1531 Entertainment has an exciting suggestion for us from another favorite author.

Sunrise (Sky King Ranch Book #1)

Coming home was never the plan

Pilot Dodge Kingston has always been the heir to Sky King Ranch. But after a terrible family fight, he left to become a pararescue jumper. A decade later, he’s headed home to the destiny that awaits him. 

That’s not all that’s waiting for Dodge. His childhood best friend and former flame, Echo Yazzie, is a true Alaskan–a homesteader, dogsledder, and research guide for the DNR. Most of all, she’s living a life Dodge knows could get her killed. One of these days she’s going to get lost in the woods again, and his worst fear is that he won’t be there to find her.
When one of Echo’s fellow researchers goes missing, Echo sets out to find her, despite a blizzard, a rogue grizzly haunting the woods, and the biting cold. Plus, there’s more than just the regular dangers of the Alaskan forests stalking her . . .

Will Dodge be able to find her in time? And if he does, is there still room for him in her heart?

Sunrise is the first explosive volume in a new nail-biting series from USA Today bestselling author Susan May Warren.


We are in good shape for reading material for the weekend.

Happy Reading y’all.

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