Free and bargain books January 09, 2023

We have books today, a variety of genres. Some light and some not so much.

This first one was suggested by 1531 Entertainment and Amazon identifies it as a best seller.

A Cowboy for Keeps (Colorado Cowboys Book #1) 

Greta Nilsson’s trip west to save her ailing little sister, Astrid, could not have gone more wrong. First, bandits hold up her stagecoach, stealing all her money. Then, upon arriving in Fairplay, Colorado, she learns the man she was betrothed to as a mail-order bride has died. Homeless, penniless, and jobless, Greta and her sister are worse off than when they started.

Wyatt McQuaid is struggling to get his new ranch up and running and is in town to purchase cattle when the mayor proposes the most unlikely of bargains. He’ll invest in a herd of cattle for Wyatt’s ranch if Wyatt agrees to help the town become more respectable by marrying and starting a family. And the mayor, who has promised to try to help Greta, has just the candidate in mind for Wyatt to marry.

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Then the suggestion strip had a few good choices for us this morning.

A Castaway in Cornwall 

Set adrift on the tides of fate by the deaths of her parents and left wanting answers, Laura Callaway now lives with her uncle and his disapproving wife in North Cornwall. There she feels like a castaway, always viewed as an outsider even as she yearns to belong.

While wreckers search for valuables along the windswept Cornwall coast–known for its many shipwrecks but few survivors–Laura searches for clues to the lives lost so she can write letters to next of kin and return keepsakes to rightful owners. When a man is washed ashore after a wreck, Laura acts quickly to protect him from a local smuggler determined to destroy him.

As Laura and a neighbor care for the survivor, they discover he has curious wounds and, although he speaks in careful, educated English, his accent seems odd. Other clues wash ashore, and Laura soon realizes he is not who he seems to be. Despite the evidence against him, the mysterious man might provide her only chance to discover the truth about her parents’ fate. With danger pursuing them from every side, and an unexpected attraction growing between them, will Laura ever find the answers she seeks?

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We’ve been treated to a number of Angela Hunt’s books in the past but it’s been two years since the last one. How time flies.

Let Darkness Come 

The murder trial promises to be the most sensational to hit Chicago in years. And attorney Briley Lester knows it could make—or break— her career. The tabloid headlines are screaming that a long-mistreated society wife has killed her abusive husband—the scion of one of the city’s wealthiest, most powerful, most dangerous families….

It seems like a hopeless, open-and-shut case, but Briley is becoming more and more convinced that her client truly is innocent. A tragic secret, almost too shocking to be believed, could be the key to proving it. But before she can bring the truth into the light, she’ll have to face this woman’s shadow-haunted past—and her own— and let darkness come….

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Well, it was fun browsing but nothing more that was interesting and new showed up. Maybe tomorrow. Although three won’t be read in a big hurry so it’s not like there is a need to be greedy.

I hope your day is going well. I’m determined that mine is. I’m trying not to give in to the sadness of one of my kids heading home today. Missing my family is a good sign, I guess. It means I care. How sad would it be if I didn’t?

The sun is shining and all is well in my world otherwise. And we did have a good time when we were all together. I’ll do my best to dwell on memories of the good times. In between chores that are loudly calling my name.

I’d be tempted to escape to a book but I’m not liking the mean characters in my current read. Hopefully it will be done soon and I can move on to another story that I can’t bear to put down.

Happy Reading y’all

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