It has been a good day. Family has arrived for the Christmas season and life is good.
Not only that but we have an interesting bargain suggestion today.
At dinner tonight family wanted to know if bargain books were worth reading and I assured them that the ones I choose are. I figure that with thousands of books read over the last decade and a half that makes me an experienced and discerning reader. I share what I am willing to read and I can say it has to be a book that is worth my time to make it on to my reading device.
Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean poorly written.
Many authors use price breaks as a way to attract buyers for their books. Usually it will be one of the books in a series, to get us hooked so we will buy the rest. Over time another book in the series will be offered as incentive too so patience works well.
I’m always on the look out for 4 and 5 star books and mostly that’s what we get. Occasionally one of them will be a disappointment but I keep track of author experiences and try to avoid future disappointments.
It’s kind of like food, where you discover awesome restaurants and ever after make you dining choices based on those experiences. I know a good book when I see it and avoid the not-so-great books as much as possible. There are many talented writers out there that are worth our time and money.
I can guarantee (most of the time) quality writing for a good experience.
What I can’t guarantee is a genre you will love every time. There is no accounting for taste (as they say) and we all love differently. Sorry about that.
Today’s suggestion from BookBub looks interesting. It’s historical, set during war time, a theme we have seen often lately. This story looks to have a fresh approach and so I’m inclined to give it a try.
Until Leaves Fall in Paris
As the Nazis march toward Paris in 1940, American ballerina Lucie Girard buys her favorite English-language bookstore to allow the Jewish owners to escape. Lucie struggles to run Green Leaf Books due to oppressive German laws and harsh conditions, but she finds a way to aid the resistance by passing secret messages between the pages of her books.
Widower Paul Aubrey wants nothing more than to return to the States with his little girl, but the US Army convinces him to keep his factory running and obtain military information from his German customers. As the war rages on, Paul offers his own resistance by sabotaging his product and hiding British airmen in his factory. After they meet in the bookstore, Paul and Lucie are drawn to each other, but she rejects him when she discovers he sells to the Germans. And for Paul to win her trust would mean betraying his mission.
Master of WWII-era fiction Sarah Sundin invites you onto the streets of occupied Paris to discover whether love or duty will prevail.