More bargain books March 23, 2020

Author Margaret Daley has several bargain books for us. This first one is $0.99 and I’ve not read it. I suspect I’ll be saying this more than once tonight.

Obsessed (Everyday Heroes Book 2)


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Another romantic suspense from USA Today Bestselling Author, Margaret Daley
Stalker. Arson. Murder.
When a stalker ruthlessly targets people she loves, a woman flees her old life, creating a new identity as Serena Remington. Her plan to escape the madman and lead him away from family and friends worked for three years. Now he’s back. With nowhere else to run, her only choice is war. Quinn Taylor, her neighbor and a firefighter with expertise in arson, comes to her aid, but will it be in time to save her?


The next Ms Daley suggestion belongs to her author friend, Laura Scott. A book we’ve seen before and are more than happy to see again. It’s also $0.99. I have to say it was an enjoyable read.

A Doctor’s Promise: A Sweet and Emotional Medical Romance (Lifeline Air Rescue Book 1)

A Doctor's Promise

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Dr. Jared O’Connor has given his parents a promise–to find his dead brother’s fiancee and child. But his mission is derailed when he meets beautiful flight nurse Shelly Bennett. The sadness in her eyes, mirrors his own, and he is drawn to her and to her young son in a way he’s never experienced before.
Shelly can’t afford to be distracted by Jared’s attention. Her son’s upcoming testing may confirm he has kidney failure–there’s no room for anything else in her life. But when Jared uncovers the truth, she realizes her days of running from the past are over. But can she forgive Jared long enough to accept his love?


Browsing was fruitful tonight too. One of popular author, Lyn Cote’s book came up at $1.33 on pre-order which means it’s one I’ve not read. Bonus for meand for you too if you are interested.

Precarious Summer: Clean Romance and Mystery (Northern Shore Intrigue Book 1)

Precarious Summer

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Beautiful shore, dangerous season~
Summer tourists flock to the shore of Lake Superior—beautiful clean blue water, historic lighthouses, and thick pine forest. Audra Blair, a young single mom, is no longer going to work for someone else during the brief summer tourist trade. She has bought an old Victorian near the lakeshore and has opened “Audra’s Place,” a coffee shop-bakery in the mornings. And in the evenings a carry-out pizza shop. Her future and her little girl’s hinges on its success. She is the sole support of her child, not wanting to have contact with the man who abandoned her when she told him she was expecting six years ago.
But someone in town is dangerously unhappy and begins setting booby traps that explode into flame. Targeting people close to Audra and Carter.


Another bargain I couldn’t resist. $1.99. It’s one of Lynette Eason’s and it’s in a series I’ve not read yet. I think I’d buy it just for the cover.

Justice Mission (True Blue K-9 Unit)

Justice Mission

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Introducing the True Blue K-9 Unit series

After K-9 unit administrative assistant Sophie Walters spots a suspicious stranger lurking at the K-9 graduation, the man kidnaps her—and she barely escapes. With Sophie’s boss missing and someone determined to silence her, NYPD officer Luke Hathaway vows he and his K-9 partner will guard her. But he must keep an emotional distance to ensure this mission ends in justice…not cold-blooded murder.


Once again today…. Happy Reading

It’s awesome finding enough books to post twice in one day.

Free and bargain books March 23, 2020

This whole social distancing thing surrounding the corona virus issue is turning out better than some of us thought it would. In so many ways. Checking in with some of my friends, they seem to be just as busy as they were before. It looks different these days but they’re not having to search for things to do.

Kids are a different story, it’s a little harder for them to find things to do sometimes. An active imagination helps though and I’ve noticed my grandsons have a knack for making good use of their’s. My daughter shared a picture of her boys intently playing with a small patch of ice in a snowbank on the side of their street. It wasn’t clear what scenario they were visualizing but it was working for them.

This weekend the new reality of universal self isolating impacted my normal hermit lifestyle in an unexpectedly negative way. Not that I’m complaining or anything. It’s the sudden explosion in live-streaming.  Everyone is jumping on board, singers, bloggers, church services, pretty much anyone and everyone. It took all my time just to keep up with some of the interesting new offerings out there this weekend. So much fun.

The flow of new book suggestions has been a little slow anyway so the lack of new posts is all good. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

So, back to awesome book suggestions:

1531 Entertainment has a FREE suggestion I’ve not seen before.

Relentless Love: A Father’s Pursuit

Relentless Love

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Gretchen Volmer didn’t come home last night. It’s Sunday morning and her dad has heard nothing from her since she left for the concert the night before. When he learns that her best friend is also missing, and her car has been abandoned in another town, his worry turns to fear.
An Army veteran and former cop, Den Volmer gathers emotional and logistical resources for pursuing his daughter. The police think she might simply be exercising the freedom of a nineteen-year-old. Den knows his girl. Something is wrong. And now he’s in a frantic race to find the abducted girls before they’re dropped into the darkness of the underworld.


1531 Entertainment also has a bargain suggestion for us at $1.44 CDN. We had a suggestion from this author a few months ago and it was a good read. I’m looking forward to this one as well.

Looking for Justice: Christian Contemporary Romance with Suspense (Dangerous Series Book 4)

Looking for Justice

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Alexis Jergenson, a former attorney, flees her painful past and unsettling law career to teach at a small Christian college. But she’s not the only one running. Luke Stephens is fleeing the effects of the Afghanistan War and a failed marriage, and the last thing he wants is another pretty woman in his life. Haunted by their pasts, they’re both seeking new lives. However, when one of their students is assaulted, they find themselves allies in a fight for her life.


Another 1531 Entertainment bargain, at $1.31 CDN this time. This is an author new to me. A time travel story catches my interest.

Vestige of Hope (Vestige in Time Book 1)

Vestige of Hope

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Thrown out of his element into a time not his own, he must overcome his doubts to save the life he never knew he wanted.

Soldier, Hunter Bennet, is always in control…
…control of his missions.
…control of his life.
…control of his emotions.
Until he hesitates on an important mission, leaving a child orphaned. Chased by the demons of failure, he finds himself thrown back in time. Why has God called him here?
Viola Thomas’s idyllic life in the new state of Colorado is shattered when her father fails to return from his winter trapping trip in the Rocky Mountains and a man tumbles into her life from the future. Threats from an unwanted suitor who has pestered her for years jeopardize all she holds dear. Now she must trust a man from a world far from her own.


BookRunes also has a FREE suggestion, one that has been around before but we are happy to see again. I can even remember reading this a bunch of years ago.

All of Me: A Small Town Romance (The Bridesmaids Club Book 1)

ALL of Me

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Four friends. Twenty-two bridesmaids’ dresses. One random act of kindness that will change their lives forever.

Tess has given up looking for Mr. Right, but that doesn’t mean she’s given up on love. When she reads a newspaper article about a young couple who’ve had everything stolen from their home, including four bridesmaids dresses, she knows she has to help.

But by helping the bride, Tess risks exposing a past she doesn’t want anyone to know about. She does everything she can to minimize the danger she’s in, but she does the one thing guaranteed to destroy everything – she falls in love with the wrong man.


It has been a good day. Three new books for me. Hopefully you will find something interesting here too.

Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books March 20, 2020

We have suggestions today from several different directions.

LPC Books has a good selection of Young Adult fiction FREE but it ends today March 20 so we need to hurry.

1531 Entertainment has a FREE and several bargain suggestions. The first is an author new to me, the second is a series we’ve seen recently and it is still a bargain at $0.99. The third is a bargain book I’ve not seen before $1.32

Misdirect: A Novel of Spies, the Sahara, and Searching for God


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A mission failure has confined CIA covert operative Eve Parker to desk duty and she’s left to pick up the pieces of her broken personal life. But when her daughter’s fiancé is taken hostage, Eve must return to the Middle East armed with rusty tradecraft, and dubious credibility shrouded in her peers’ skepticism. Will she get it together in time to thwart the biggest threat to America since 9/11, or will her old-fashioned ways cause her to fail again?

Southern Hearts Series: Books 1 – 4 (I’ve not read this yet but it’s on the list)

Southern Hearts Series

Riven (Riven Republic Book 1)


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America Holds Its Collective Breath Awaiting A Twenty-First-Century Fort Sumpter
As America fractures along geopolitical boundaries—left against right, blue against red—the nation has become a powder keg. The tiniest spark might light the fuse detonating Civil War 2.


LPC Books has some FREE Young Adult fiction for us.

Something I Am Not

Something I am Not

Rumor of a Werewolf (Monster Mysteries Book 4) 

Rumor of a Werewolf

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves

The End of Calico Jack (Caribbean Chronicles Book 3)

The End of Calico Jack

Happy reading!

A few more free books for March 18, 2020

There’s more. What a happy thought!

This time two of the FREE suggestions are from 1531 Entertainment.

A Time to Dance: Silverton Lake Romance (Time for Love Book 1) is all new to me. New makes my day.

A time to Dance

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After a bad breakup, Artist Deni Sparks has given up on love. When a friend wills her a lakefront cottage she packs her stuff and her Labrador and seeks solace in the home that once healed her. The catch? She must stay for three months and the cottage needs repairs. She’s no stranger to hard challenges. How hard could this be?

Architect Joel Anderson has wanted to develop the beachfront since high school, and now it’s even more important to help his hometown’s failing economy. But when the key piece of his development is left to a woman he’s never heard of that hope drowns. There’s a way to get what he wants—convince her to leave. How hard could that be? But with one look, he was hooked on the girl.

When things begin going wrong Deni suspects the handsome neighbor wants the house more than her. She’s been fooled by kindness and good looks before.

Coming Home: The Route Home: Book 1  also new to me

Coming Home

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Logging camp owner Seth is Becca’s first love and the reason she turned her back on her hometown.

In 1881 Oregon, Becca is a university student, determined to be a modern woman and not a resident of a frontier boomtown. Now her brother’s dead, and she needs Seth’s help to find justice. If only she can avoid falling in love with Seth and keep herself out of the killer’s sights.

Seth enjoys having Becca back in his life until a piece of evidence implicates him in her brother’s death. If he tells her, he risks Becca leaving again.

As the stakes get higher, Seth must keep both of them alive long enough to offer a future to this woman he’s fallen in love with.


and this one is a FREE suggestion from BookRunes

We have seen this before but will never object to seeing a book more than once. I can recall this as a good read for me.

Return To Paradise

Return to Paradise

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A detour and a freak accident result in David finding himself in the small farming community of Spring River. Is David’s arrival in Spring River purely happenstance, or is there a reason for him to be there? As David learns more about the corrupt practices of the local bank he must decide what role, if any, he will play in trying to stop the foreclosures. Complicating his decision is Sarah, a local waitress. With plans to only be in town a couple of days, David knows that Sarah will likely be just a passing acquaintance. But is that all she really is to him?

Happy Reading on this sun shiny day





Free LPC Books March 18, 2020

Seven Free suggestions from LPC Books this morning, they want to make sure we have reading material while we are socially distancing ourselves with covid 19.

Murder in Disguise (A Preston Barclay Mystery Book 3)  We have seen his one before but it’s still nice to see it again.

Murder in Disguise

Fatal Transaction is also a book we’ve seen before, it was a year ago. I didn’t finish reading it. I’ll try again.

Fatal Attraction

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Sara, an expert computer hacker, knows better than to trust anyone—certainly not the powerful and crooked business mogul for whom she works. But there is no future for the life of a thief. Determined to find a way out, Sara devises a scheme to double-cross her employer and steal millions through one final fatal transaction.

Midnight Is My Time also seen a year ago. I did read this one

Midnight is my time

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Loner Andy Mayer is on the run from a past he cannot escape and headed into a future he cannot foresee. But along the way he meets Missy, a mysteriously gifted and blind woman, whose senses point him in the right direction. Andy and Missy need to get to Maine but it seems every force in the universe is against them. Navigating a post-apocalyptic landscape, the two fight their way north where they eventually come face to face with an enemy so powerful it will take their collective efforts to defeat it. And only then will they both realize the true purpose of their journey.

Saratoga Letters is new to me. It appears to be a dual historical USA war story.

Saratoga Letters

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1777: The Battle of Saratoga, a turning point of the Revolutionary War, gives the American Continental Army its first great victory. But there seems little to celebrate for Abigail, a woman forced to tend to a wounded British soldier. While nursing William back to health, Abigail finds herself pursued by others in the enemy camp who have less than gallant intentions toward her. Fearful of who she can trust and who might betray her, she leans on her faith and God’s Providence for survival.

1977: On the anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga, thousands arrive from Europe and the United States to celebrate the event. Among the re-enactors are descendants of the original participants from both sides of the battle. One young American, Abby, meets the offspring of a British soldier. But when she finds herself almost assaulted by some men at the event, Abby turns to the only person she knows—her British ally. Can she trust him with her life? Or will he betray her in the same way loyalist spies betrayed her ancestors? Perhaps her answer lies in the letters from her ancestor and namesake, Abigail.

The Queen’s Daughters (Kate Bushnell Series Book 2) also from a year ago (for those of you following me all this time) I didn’t finish reading this one, I will give it another try.

The Queen's Daughters

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Inspired by a dream, Dr. Kate Bushnell writes to Josephine Butler, famous crusader who frees women from sex slavery in Victorian England. Kate tells Mrs. Butler she is planning to travel to Great Britain. Though she she doesn’t have a cent for the journey from America, miraculously she arrives months later in London.

Once there, Kate and her friend Bess are invited to tea with Mrs. Butler. “When I read of your experiences rescuing girls in the lumber camps in Wisconsin,” Mrs. Butler says, “I thought you might be able to help us in India. We need proof for Parliament that the military entices or buys girls for the brothels on the bases.”

Kate glances at Bess. She sees a streak of fear in her eyes.

Mrs. Butler goes on, “I warn you, you would have to enter as secretly as possible. General Roberts, the commander-in-chief, would make sure you’d never enter another base again.” She pats Kate’s hand as if to soften her words. “I’m afraid this will be one of the hardest assignments you’ve undertaken.

Everlasting Light Andrea Boeshaar   another historical civil war novella

Everlasting Light

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The American Civil War has ended, but Alaina McKenna still awaits news about her husband, Braeden. Did he die in a Yankee prison? Was he buried in a shallow grave on a Virginia battlefield? Or has he turned his back on the specter of death and loss around him and sought solitude west of the Mississippi River, never to return home, again?

As Christmas nears, Alaina deflects the advances of a suitor in the neighboring county, choosing to cling instead to hope and her belief that Braeden will return.

Our Heart Psalms  a new release to bring us a little comfort in this time of fear and panic.

Our Heart Psalms

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Want a deeper relationship with God? Wonder how to talk to Him when you’re hurt, confused, angry—or overwhelmed with gratitude? Our heavenly Father wants us to know Him intimately. He wants us so close we can share every detail of life with Him—the agonies and ecstasies.

Our Heart Psalms explores the emotional rollercoaster of Scripture’s psalm writers, then invites you to use their patterns to create your own psalms. This interactive journal encourages you to develop an honest relationship with your Creator—who knows everything about you anyway.

Happy Reading y’all

Free and bargain books March 17, 2020

A good day this is. Two more authors new-to-me showing up this morning.

One is a FREE suggestion through 1531 Entertainment.

Kate’s Innocence (Kate’s Case Files Book 1)

Kate's Innocence

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Kate watched as her campus was torn apart by bombs and now is being accused of perpetrating the crime. As the evidence quickly stacks up against her, she begins to lose hope that the truth will come to light. Even though the handsome FBI Agent, Patrick, has taken up her cause, will they be able to prove her innocence?

Browsing through her book collection, I see Sarah Holman write’s in several genres, not just mystery.


While browsing, another interesting suggestion showed up as FREE. A cozy mystery this time.

Red Rover, Red Rover (The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott Book 1) 

Red Rover

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He makes terrible coffee, but he sure is good in a car chase!

Emily Abbott is working hard as a coffee barista in downtown Phoenix, keeping one eye on her tiny college fund and the other on the mysterious new guy with his profound lack of coffee-making skills. Just when she thinks they might be getting the hang of working together, she’s abruptly thrust into his world of espionage and danger.

Brent Peterson, aka Agent Nighthawk, needs her help protecting a defecting enemy spy and keeping the information he carries out of the wrong hands. But she’s just a barista—what can she do?
Much more than she thinks.

Perry Elizabeth Kirkpatrick enjoys publishing short stories, judging by her book collection on Amazon. Awesome covers. I’m tempted but short stories are just not long enough.


I’m currently reading Outbreak. It’s holding my attention, and I’m grateful.

Listening to all the rhetoric surrounding COVID-19, anxious feelings seem to be unavoidable even though the truth is – my lifestyle is already self-isolating and I’ve worked remotely for years. I feel relaxed about the whole situation and yet there is a low level of discomfort rippling just below the surface, making it difficult to settle down to any of my normal activities. I’m grateful for any distraction able to hold my attention.

The irony is… this story is about viral pandemics. Funnily enough, it’s not adding to my stress level. In fact, it’s doing quite the opposite. Probably because there is a scary human element involved, the protagonist is reluctantly drawn into someone else’s struggle and now his life is in danger.


This is still a bargain, check it out if you dare.

Happy Reading, when it’s needed more than ever before. Stay safe!


Free and bargain books March 16, 2020

The pickings are slim today. It’s not like there’s a shortage of books to choose from, there’s just a shortage of something to catch my interest. In my mind though, one or two is better than none so it’s still a good day.

BookRunes has a FREE suggestion for us, a story with depth – something that always catches my interest. It appears I have downloaded a story from this author once before but haven’t read the book. Today is a good reminder I must do that.

Broken: Macy’s Story

Broken Macy's Story

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Macy’s past won’t let her forget.

Macy Elmsworth has found herself in a mess. The 18 year old pastor’s daughter got in trouble with the law, nearly died, and in the process, damaged her relationship with her family. She now needs to fulfill community service hours. As a last resort, she moves in with her grandparents, where they need a housekeeper at the small motel they own.


I’m currently reading Outbreak by Davis Bunn. I’ve tried starting several other books but found it difficult to stick with any of them. I’m not having that problem with this thriller. It’s still a bargain at $1.99 if you’ve not already downloaded it.


The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur–and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the algae vanishes, and the deaths stop. Everyone is relieved when things return to normal, and local government officials are happy to sweep the publicity nightmare under a rug.


Today seems to be an off day for finding interesting books so I’m giving up the search. Tomorrow is new day. Maybe 24 hours will make the difference and the hunt will prove more successful. Although, if you’re like me, it’s not like we really need more books at the moment anyway.

In the meantime, Happy Reading!






Free and bargain books Davis Bunn

More to share on this quiet Sunday.

Best selling author, Davis Bunn, has a specially priced book suggestion for us (at $1.99). I’ve lost track of how many decades I’ve been reading and loving his books, or even how  many I’ve read. Not nearly enough, I can tell you that. His first book was published in 1990, according to Wikipedia, and there is a very long list of titles to his name (seventy-two if I counted correctly.) He also writes as Thomas Locke and that’s another eighteen novels .

Outbreak is on special right now and I’ve not read it, yet.


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The waters off the West African coast are a menacing red, full of algae thick enough to stand on in places. In nearby villages, mysterious deaths start to occur–and the panic mounts. But before an alarm can be sounded, the sea currents shift, the algae vanishes, and the deaths stop. Everyone is relieved when things return to normal, and local government officials are happy to sweep the publicity nightmare under a rug.

An American biological researcher, Avery Madison, is dispatched by his employer to piece together exactly what happened, having long feared an ecological disaster just like this could occur. He’s had little evidence to go on before now, and what he finds in West Africa is rapidly disappearing. But Avery knows the danger hasn’t disappeared–it has just moved on.

When parts of the Caribbean start turning a familiar red right before hurricane season kicks into high gear, the implications are clear. If Avery and his colleagues can’t convince the world of what’s about to happen, toxic destruction could be loosed on American soil. Will their efforts prove too late?


If you are interested in trying one of his Thomas Locke stories there is a FREE title to be had today. I’ve read and enjoyed this one, back in 2016.

Double Edge (Fault Lines): A Fault Lines Story

Double Edge

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Reese Clawson’s work is mind-bending–literally. Her company specializes in global data analysis for an elite group of industry executives, and now a lucrative government contract is moving her into the realm of cutting-edge intelligence gathering. She is determined to crack the limits of consciousness–and in doing so, the boundaries of secrets and lies. But her experiment crashes as test subjects slide into a coma-like state. Reese is left scrambling to maintain control, drawing three disparate people into the search for answers–an adrenaline-amped thrill junkie with altered brain chemistry, an Italian scientist working on remote-viewing technology, and a math prodigy whose algorithms subvert computer encryption.


Also FREE is an excerpt to introduce us to the Legends of the Realm series. I’ve downloaded this book in 2016. Previously, in 2015, I downloaded and read the first book in the series, Emissary, and I recall loving it. The introductory book, The Captive, is 400 pages so it is not short and I’m a little confused as to what exactly it does contain.  I’ve not read it but guess I should if I want to understand. It’s back on my TBR list.

The Captive (Ebook Shorts) (Legends of the Realm): A Legends of the Realm Story


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The only remnant of Joelle’s former life is her name.
The only hint of her future is a foreboding vision of darkness.
And her only hope is a man she has yet to meet.

One of the last of a disappearing race, Joelle spends her days as a prisoner of the Long Hall, sweeping corridors and dusting scrolls while young wizards learn to ply their trade. In the dark of night, she practices the magical arts that are forbidden to one of her kind, hoping to soon break the spell that holds her captive.

But an evil is growing beyond the enchanted stone walls. Joelle will need much more than her own skills to escape it. Someone is coming for her. And when he arrives, he will change everything.

This short ebook excerpted from Emissary gives you a magical glimpse into the Realm–and the heroes who will stop at nothing to save it.


Emissary (Legends of the Realm Book #1) is not a bargain but you can see what it looks like. Maybe you will want to read it anyway.


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Hyam is a likeable lad who will make a fine farmer someday. But he carries a burden few can fathom. As his mother slips toward death, she implores him to return to Long Hall, where he spent five years as an apprentice. It was there that Hyam’s extraordinary capacity for mastering languages came to light–and soon cast him into the shadows of suspicion. How could any human learn the forbidden tongues with such ease? When Hyam dares to seek out the Mistress of the Sorceries, her revelation tears his world asunder.

He has no choice but to set out on the foreboding path–which beckons him to either his destiny or his doom. An encounter with an enchanting stranger reminds him that he is part hero and part captive. As Hyam struggles to interpret the omens and symbols, he is swept up by a great current of possibilities–and dangers.

I am a fan of fantasy and this was a favorite when I read it five years ago.


If you’ve not met Davis Bunn yet I think you will enjoy him, just like so many others do.

Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books March 15, 2020

BookRunes has a FREE suggestion today. Another new (to me) author. I love to cross paths for the first time with some of the great writers popping up everywhere.

A Time for Every Matter: A Christian Romantic Suspense Novel (An Offer of Grace Book 2)

A Time for Every Matter

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Seven years ago, Madeline Pine went mad. At least it seemed that way. She traded in her fast-paced New York City lifestyle for a quiet small town existence. On the upside, she now has faith and a sense of purpose.

Yet her tranquil world is upended when her nephew witnesses a murder, and she is faced with the challenge of keeping him safe. Compelling and enigmatic business mogul, Hiram MacArthur offers to assist her, but their growing attraction makes him more distracting than helpful.


Chloe Flanagan also has a new book releasing soon, it’s available for $1.33 on pre-order. It is book seven in the Potter’s House Series, a series written with multiple authors and I’ve  ordered this one too. Just to see what these books are all about.

Changed Somehow: (Potter’s House (Two) Book 7) (The Potter’s House Books Series 2)

Changed Somehow

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New York City actress, Natalie Rivers is a taker. She found out years ago that she has to look out for herself because no one else will. But when she loses a coveted role and her home in the same day, she is forced to take a painful look at her life and attitude. She struggles through her crisis alone, until her path collides with an eccentric pair of friends who show her the unexpected beauty of caring for others.

In the midst of finding love and a sense of purpose, Natalie’s perspective is changing. But when the heartbreak and mistakes of her past catch up with her, she will have to answer an important question: is new life possible or is she simply playing a part?


Both of these are looking irresistible.

Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books March 14, 2020

Two I’m excited about, two I’m not sure about, and one was a favorite read.

BookBub has a bargain suggestion for us at $0.99. I’ve not read this book but have downloaded several other books from this author. I’ve read one of them but can’t remember what I thought of it.

Short-Straw Bride (The Archer Brothers Book #1)

Shortstraw Bride

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Lighthearted Historical Romance From a Rising Star

No one steps on Archer land. Not if they value their life. But when Meredith Hayes overhears a lethal plot to burn the Archer brothers off their ranch, a twelve-year-old debt compels her to take the risk.

Fourteen years of constant vigilance hardens a man. Yet when Travis Archer confronts a female trespasser with the same vivid blue eyes as the courageous young girl he once aided, he can’t bring himself to send her away. And when an act of sacrifice leaves her injured and her reputation in shreds, gratitude and guilt send him riding to her rescue once again.


Another $0.99 bargain book showed up while on my search. I’ve read three books by this author and the first chapter of this book has me wanting to read more.

The Reluctant Warrior (High Sierra Sweethearts Book #2)

The Reluctant Warrior

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Union army officer Cameron Scott is used to being obeyed, but nothing about this journey to Lake Tahoe has gone as expected. He’s come to fetch his daughter and nephew, and seek revenge on the people who killed his brother. Instead he finds himself trapped by a blizzard with two children who are terrified of him and stubborn but beautiful Gwen Harkness, who he worries may be trying to keep the children.


I see Code of Ethics is still a $0.99 bargain. It is high on my list of favorite reads accomplished this week.

Code of Ethics


BookRunes has a FREE suggestion for us. I’ve not read this author but want to. The first few pages have me wanting more.

A Twisted Strand: A Story of Faith and Second Chances

A Twisted Strand

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After dragging her heart through a divorce, Rachel Davis is ready to settle down on their South Texas country home, raise her kids, and find some peace. Can she find the secret to making her heart whole again?

William Davis, MD, would do anything to take back his horrible mistake, but infidelity is more than his wife can forgive. He goes home to an empty house in Austin every night, trying his best to be a good dad to his kids from afar.

When Rachel discovers their Jersey heifer dead from a hemorrhagic fever, she quickly realizes that the danger may spread to humans. Working for an epidemiologist, she joins the investigation. Is it natural? Or terrorism?

The family vet sickens, and Will enters the fray. Could this become an epidemic? Why was their family targeted?


I’m currently reading When You Come Home but I’m not sure If I’ll get through much of it. It’s time for a change of pace, I think. Maybe laundry and a few dishes will be helpful.

When You Come Home

Things always look better after a good nights sleep. Tomorrow is another day and books will be calling my name again, I’m pretty sure.

In any event, there will be lots of reading time in the days and weeks ahead. The coronavirus has finally showed up in Manitoba and we are all being encouraged to stay home, avoiding close contact with other people. I’m glad this scare is taken seriously and these measures are being encouraged to prevent the virus spreading far and wide.

I didn’t join the current panic and storm the grocery store to load up on food and toilet paper though. I’m so glad I didn’t. Not that I need much anyway, and my TP supply is already robust. I hear it was crazy out there. I figure I’ll wait til Monday when the next freight trucks are scheduled, to renew my supply of milk and apples.  By then the rush should be over  and maybe I’ll have the store all to myself. Unless a few others have the same bright idea.

Oh, and I mustn’t forget, I need a replacement bag of chocolate chips and some furnace filters. It may even be a good time to get the oil change and tire rotation the dealership keeps reminding me about. A quiet day in the hood.

In the meantime, stay safe and….

Happy Reading!