It’s a start. One free book. We may even find a few more, if we’re lucky. BookRunes is today’s suggester, our only suggester in fact.
Is suggester even a word? I hope so because I like it. Goggle says it is so we are good.
This author is unknown to us, although I’ve think I’ve seen her name somewhere before. I was sure she was on my download list. Hmmm.
It appears this will be a first time reading one of her books and it’s always a joy to discover someone new to me. It could be another name to be added to my growing list of great authors.
Bloody Point (Tucker and McKenna, FBI Book 1)
Looking for some peace in her life, FBI Special Agent Cassidy McKenna leaves the Bureau, retreats to a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, and struggles with the recent death of her husband and her shaken faith in God. When her former partner, Jake, is assaulted and nearly killed and then her marina is torched, Cass knows she must find out why.
She believes the crimes are connected and unofficially investigates, not knowing that she is both the hunter and the hunted. She must connect the evidence, help Jake deal with his brain injury, and find the perpetrator before she becomes the next victim.
Browsing, I came across a bargain book. This author I’ve read twice before but haven’t added her to any lists. Maybe I will have formed an opinion and added her to a list this time, hopefully.
Oceans of Mercy: A friends-to-lovers romance (Magnolia Island Book 1)
Marine biologist and aptly nicknamed “Shark Girl,” Allie Jameson has always been the peacemaker of her five siblings, preferring to fly under the radar and only making waves when it comes to her questionable dating choices.
Boat captain and Allie’s long-time best friend Knox Parker is struggling with his feelings for the girl who has been there for him through the good and the hard. He knows he has feelings for her, but can he risk their friendship to tell her?
Knox has been a strong and steady presence in Allie’s life for as long as she can remember, their friendship spanning the test of time and multiple tragedies for them both. Still, as Allie begins to grow as a person and in her faith, she realizes she’s let those around her fight her battles for her for far too long. It’s time for her to step up and stand up for herself, but old habits die hard for Knox who has been her protector since childhood.
Just as Allie and Knox navigate the growing pains of their changing friendship and feelings for one another, a routine dive reopens a long closed missing person case that has deeply personal ties to Allie’s family. At the same time, an unexpected career opportunity for Allie thrusts her into the spotlight and stretches their friendship to the point where they must either bend or break.
There was something I read in one of my recent books that caught my attention. It was a comment about adding spices to coffee for a better taste experience. It seemed like an interesting idea except they didn’t include amount sizes. I decided to give it a try and guessed at how much cinnamon and chocolate to add.
I’m not entirely sure if it worked. Mainly because I have no idea what it should taste like. How do I know if the result was even close to the target taste. Also, I had to use chocolate chips because I am out of powdered cocoa, which could be a problem.
I didn’t love it but it was a decent cup of coffee. Although my coffee loving sons would probably turn their noses up at it as an experiment gone wrong. Maybe it would be a good idea to do a few searches looking for recipes before I try this again.
I’ve been hiding in books today, trying to bring down my stress levels. Mostly it’s working. The fact it’s the weekend, a long one at that, has helped significantly.
I try my best not to worry over things but even good intentions are not enough sometimes.
One thing for sure, this too shall pass. Everything comes to an end at some point, nothing in life lasts forever. In some cases this is good, in some cases not so good.
Another thing we can be sure of, though, is this; it will never be all one or the other. Bad will come to an end just as often as good. Hopefully even more often than good.
There is one thing I can say about my current situation, it’s not about anticipating bad. It’s more about change. Coming at me from several different directions. Change can be good, and I know that right now the changes coming my way do look to be good. It’s the stress of it. Probably because I don’t see a target date for it all to be accomplished.
On the other hand maybe it’s good I can’t see the end date. Maybe the time frame and the workload to make it happen would add even more stress.
Sometimes ignorance really is bliss.
So, my coffee is done. I’m going back to my book to bury my head in the sand for a little while longer.
Hopefully there is Happy Reading to you too.