Read & enjoyed, free book December 05, 2022

I have a couple of books I’m excited to tell you about but first we have one bargain suggestion from LPC Free Books. It’s by an author we’ve seen before and I don’t know about you but I haven’t read them. Well, I did read one of the four but that was three years ago and my memory of it is gone.

This one today sounds interesting, at least the few pages of the sample I read, and I want to take a chance on it. The price is right so why not, it’s the perfect time. I love the cover.

On Sugar Hill (The Georgia Magnolias Book 2) 

To make ends meet, the Fitzgerald women must open their home as a boardinghouse, but will the secrets they uncover prove their undoing?

The day Cora Fitzgerald turned sixteen, she fled Sugar Hill for the bright lights of New York City, leaving behind her senator father’s abuse. But just as her career takes off, she’s summoned home.

The stock market has crashed. The senator is dead. Her mother is delusional, and her mute Aunt Clara pens novels that expose the town’s secrets. Then there’s Boone Robertson, who never knew she was alive back in high school but now manages to be around whenever she needs help.

And the Fitzgerald women need a lot of help, indeed. They are forced to find a way to make ends meet, whether it’s mining for gold or doing what Southern women have done for generations in times of need—turning their home into a boardinghouse.

But will the people of Cora’s past keep her from returning to a brilliant future?


So, the books I’m excited about — I’ve read other books in the series and I’ve met and enjoyed these characters before. This time though they are even more engaging. Keep me up all night reading engaging.

The first one was yesterday and the second one is today.

This blind private investigator/retired cop is believable and brilliant. His partner suits him well. She is younger, a smart lawyer turned investigator, and dabbles in high-stakes real estate investments (which definitely adds the opportunity for a few unexpected twists and turns.)

The stories are well written, original, and fun, but with depth. I’m 2/3 of the way through today’s read and can’t wait to get back to it.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells…Rifle Shells?

Blind private investigator Steve Smiley and his partner hear a rifle shot. Hordes of Christmas shoppers scatter. A famous big-game hunter drops to the sidewalk. They grab the beautiful teen who was arguing with the man and flee to safety. Bella, the adopted daughter of the victim and a celebrity in her own right, shows no emotion over the murder. Her one passionate request: find her birth parents.

Smiley and McBlythe’s search intertwines with the murder investigation of Bella’s adopted father again and again—and uncovers a shocking secret. Like it or not, they must first identify the killer in order to discover the truth about Bella’s adoption.

A host of suspects line up like Santa’s reindeer. Can the determined investigators tie a ribbon on the case? Will Bella have the best Christmas ever—or will death and heartache be the only presents under the tree?

You’ll love this page-turning mystery—it has more twists and turns than stripes on a candy cane.


Try them out. They lean toward cozy but with more substance, which to my way of thinking is a perfect fit.

Happy Reading

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