Free books April 16, 2020

BookBub has a  FREE three book collection suggestion for us today.

Serenity Landing Second Chances Compilation: (Serenity Landing & Beyond – The Collections Book 3)

Second Landing Second Chances

Amazon quote:

A down-on-her-luck single mom and the heir to an American political dynasty.
A pregnant mom with no place to live and a child television star with a royal brother.
A duchess trying to escape from under her father’s tyranny and the Crown Prince who’s loved her for years.
Three women in the cottage yarn industry. Three men who don’t understand their fascination, but love them anyway.

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BookRunes also has a FREE suggestion for us…

Chronicles of the Mercy Giver: A Race for Tomorrow Thriller (Book One)

Chronicles of the Mercy Giver

Amazon quote:

From the author who shocked the world with his groundbreaking and bestselling Battle Series, comes Mark Romang’s most chilling thriller yet.
Investigative journalist Lauren Kramer, a rising star in the Cable TV news industry, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime. Find an angel and interview him, and do it within a four-week window.
Lauren’s target is a mysterious being who has rescued people from peril all over the world, only to disappear without a trace soon after performing the miracle. Armed with various newspaper accounts of the alleged angel’s exploits, an artist rendering of the angel’s face, and assisted by a kindly seminary professor specializing in angel studies, Lauren hits the road in an all-out effort to do the impossible and acquire the interview.
But Lauren soon discovers she isn’t the only one searching for the hero. A secretive group of people have spent large sums of money trying to capture him. And the more Lauren learns of these dangerous individuals and their plans to alter the planet, the more convinced she becomes she’s chasing the wrong story altogether.
An action thriller tour de force with an over-arching Christian theme, The Chronicles of the Mercy Giver crosses over into multiple genres, including mystery, suspense, fantasy, science-fiction, and dystopian. 

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It looks like there will be enough here to keep us busy for a while. The book collection has over 900 pages and the thriller will likely be a consuming read, I’m thinking.

Happy Reading!

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

Amazon quote:

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.

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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

Amazon quote:

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.

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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.

Outbreak

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

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

 

Free books March 11, 2020

LPCBooks has some FREE suggestions for us. This special deal ends on the 13th so we need to move quickly to take advantage of it. Most of them are repeat suggestions but they are worth pursuing if you’ve not seen them yet. Two are new to me: When You Come Home and Faith House . The two Young Adult fiction I’ve not read yet but they look like they could be interesting.

Practically MarriedSeeking Mr Perfect 2

When You Come HomeHidden Things

Romance Box Set: Finding Love in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Hearts in North Carolina Romance

Romance Box set

Who is Harrison SawyerDeception

The Zenia WoodDead Man's Hand

Faith House: A Journey of Faith

Faith House


Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books March 6, 2020 part two

Today is turning out to be a good day for books.

Bookbub has a bargain suggestion for us at $0.99. Dee Henderson has been a favorite for many years.

Traces of Guilt (An Evie Blackwell Cold Case)

Traces of Guilt

Amazon quote:

 Riveting Cold-Case Mystery from Dee Henderson

Evie Blackwell loves her life as an Illinois State Police detective . . . mostly. She’s very skilled at investigations and has steadily moved up through the ranks. 

Gabriel Thane is a lifetime resident of Carin County and now its sheriff, a job he loves. 

When Evie arrives in Carin, Illinois, it’s to help launch a new joint task force dedicated to  unsolved crimes across the state.  As she reexamines old evidence to pull out a few tenuous new leads, she unearths a surprising connection . . . possibly to a third cold case, with key answers coming from Sheriff Thane’s family. 

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Browsing through Amazon suggestions has yielded some interesting results.

Hidden (Jacobs Family Series Book 1) is romantic suspense and a bargain at $1.31

Hidden

Amazon quote:

DANA JACOBS is the supervisor in charge of the Department of Homeland Security in Taos. Her team is prepared to handle any threat—biological, chemical, conventional, cyber, even nuclear. BENJAMIN MARSHALL is newly assigned to Dana’s office. Straight from a six year military deployment, he is not what Dana wants or needs.

When a local school is threatened, they open a case which leads them on a chase through the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest, pursuing a man filled with a bitterness Dana can understand.

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Then there’s a fun romance, a bargain at $0.99

Nurse’s Date with a Billionaire: A clean billionaire romance (Billionaire Date Book 1)

Nurse's Date with a Billionaire

Amazon quote:

Nurse Kali is sure she’ll never love again…until she meets Craig. He’s everything she ever wanted —handsome, funny, and sweet. Too bad he’s also a former patient suffering from amnesia. A relationship is out of the question, but when Kali finds out Craig has no place to stay while recuperating, she offers him her rental apartment. All she’ll have to do now is figure out how to ignore the annoying attraction she feels for him.

Craig feels like his whole life is a puzzle. He doesn’t know what landed him in the hospital or even where he came from. The only thing he does know is that he’s quickly becoming way too attached to his landlord/former ICU nurse. He can’t remember anything about his life before her… and now he’s not even sure he wants to anymore.

Craig knows Kali won’t consider making new memories with him until the mystery of his past is solved. But what if the truth he seeks is the one thing that could destroy their budding romance before it even truly begins?

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Author Chautona Havig has a FREE book for us, since it’s Friday

Argosy Junction

Argosy Junction 2012

Amazon quote:

With a past more like a tragic ballad than a sweet love song, Lane’s life is about to change forever.

Montana—rugged, wild, and full of sheep that Matt Rushby had never imagined in his childhood dreams. Much to his relief, the local rancher’s daughter arrives just in time to save him from certain death by sheep smothering.

Lose yourself in the pages of Argosy Junction and fall in love with Matt, Lane, and the entire Argosy family.

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Further browsing paid dividends.

Some of Christy Barritt’s Lantern Beach series (she has a few) have showed up in my downloads but I don’t think I’ve read any in this particular series. A  good time to start maybe.

Rising Tide (Lantern Beach Blackout Book 4) is a PRE-ORDER bargain at $1.31

Rising Tide

Amazon quote:

The thrilling conclusion to the Lantern Beach Blackout series is here!

A FORMER SEAL UNDER SCRUTINY
Benjamin James knows there’s a traitor within his former command. The rest of his team might even think it’s him. As danger closes in, he must clear himself and stop a deadly plot by a dangerous terrorist group.

A WOMAN CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE
All CJ Compton wanted was a new start after her career ended under suspicion. Working as the house manager for private security group Blackout seems perfect. But there’s more trouble here than what she left behind.

A BATTLE TO THE END
As the tide rushes in, the stakes continue to rise. If the Blackout team fails, it’s not just Lantern Beach at stake—it’s the whole country. Can Benjamin and CJ overcome their differences and work together to find the truth?

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I think we will call it good for this post.

Happy Reading

 

Read and Enjoyed February 24, 2020

My favorite book today is Egypt’s Sister by Angela Hunt, one of my long time favorite authors. This story is based on historical fact with a fictional character tying it all together.

Young Chava and her princess friend grow up together becoming fast friends. Accompanying her scholarly father to the palace everyday, Chava receives an extraordinary education right alongside her friend. Learning skills that will save her life in the future yet to come.

Over the years their friendship deepens and, as young teens do, they pledge themselves as blood-sisters. They will always be there for one another.

Invariably, the way life does, things change and move on. The princess becomes queen, Cleopatra, with new friends, and enemies. Eventually even friends become enemies and Chava is left wondering why.

This story was captivating and very well written. Finishing it was not a problem, I was sad to see it end.

This is still a bargain at $0.99

Egypt's Sister

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The Defiant Bride Tish Davis. I had trouble getting into this one, I don’t remember why. Picking it up again after a couple of months, it went much better and was a good read after all.

The Defiant Bride

Amazon quote: Still a bargain too

Victoria Beatty is a poised, obedient heiress who was raised to always honor God’s law and remain in control of her emotions, unlike her mother who abandoned her family when Victoria was young. Even though Victoria dreams of having a husband and family of her own, she strives to please her father in every way – until she falls for a fortune hunter and her father sends her away to avoid the embarrassment she’s brought to the family.

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Now comes a whole batch, all at once. I think a few of these are still bargains and maybe even FREE.

Shadows in the CurtainOn His Bended Knee

The Boden BirthrightHis Stubborn Sweet Bride

Small Town ChristmasAt First Sight

Remember MeLine of Duty

The After books 1-3The Gifted Groom

Forever YoursGranted

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I’ve just started Sentence of Marriage. I keep seeing this in the FREE section and just now realize it’s been downloaded since 2012 and I’ve not read it. Not sure why. I’ll try again and see how it goes. This may be one I find a little too dark to handle.

Sentence of Marriage 2012

Amazon quote:

“I won’t have her forced,” Jack said. “Let her decide for herself.”

Amy knew her father meant it. She could say no if she wanted. But this marriage would make everything all right. They could put all the trouble she had caused behind them. Everyone would be happy again.

Everyone except her.

“Sentence of Marriage” is the first book in the three-volume “Promises to Keep”.

In nineteenth century New Zealand, there are few choices for a farm girl like Amy. Her life seems mapped out for her by the time she is twelve. Amy dreams of an exciting life in the world beyond her narrow boundaries. But it is the two people who come to the farm from outside the valley who change her life forever, and Amy learns the high cost of making the wrong choice.

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Wishing you Happy Reading!

 

 

Bargain books February 22, 2020

BookBub has a bargain suggestion for us today at $0.99. This book showed up for us last summer and I can remember really liking it.

The Red Door Inn (Prince Edward Island Dreams Book #1)

The Red Door Inn

Amazon quote:

Marie Carrington is running from a host of bad memories. Broke and desperate, she’s hoping to find safety and sanctuary on Prince Edward Island, where she reluctantly agrees to help decorate a renovated bed-and-breakfast before it opens for prime tourist season.

Seth Sloane didn’t move three thousand miles to work on his uncle’s B&B so he could babysit a woman with a taste for expensive antiques and a bewildering habit of jumping every time he brushes past her. He came to help restore the old Victorian–and to forget about the fiancée who broke his heart.
The only thing Marie and Seth agree on is that getting the Red Door Inn ready to open in just two months will take everything they’ve got. Can these two wounded souls find hope, healing, and perhaps a bit of romance on this beautiful island?

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The Vacant House (Sophie O’Brion Mysteries Book 1) is still a bargain at $0.99. I liked this one a lot too.

The Vacant House

Amazon quote:

She knows she didn’t do it, but everybody thinks she did.

It all begins when best-selling author Sophie O’Brion is the last person to see a murder victim alive. She looks even more guilty when a woman from her church is beaten, and Sophie was seen with her just hours before. Suddenly, people she has known her entire life begin pointing accusing fingers at her.

Marine Master Sergeant Burke Maguire, an old flame who dumped Sophie years ago, has recently been hired as a police officer in Forman Falls, Texas, and is assigned her case. She doesn’t want his help.

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I’m excited to see Angela Hunt has a bargain book out right now. She has been one of my favorite authors for decades. $0.99 is a really good deal for one of her books. There are other similar books in this series and I can’t recall if I’ve read any of them. I don’t think so – though I’ve read similar books. I’m looking forward to this.

Egypt’s Sister (The Silent Years Book #1): A Novel of Cleopatra

Egypt's Sister

Amazon quote:

Five decades before the birth of Christ, Chava, daughter of the royal tutor, grows up with Urbi, a princess in Alexandria’s royal palace. When Urbi becomes Queen Cleopatra, Chava vows to be a faithful friend no matter what–but after she and Cleopatra have an argument, she finds herself imprisoned and sold into slavery.

Torn from her family, her community, and her elevated place in Alexandrian society, Chava finds herself cast off and alone in Rome. Forced to learn difficult lessons, she struggles to trust a promise HaShem has given her. After experiencing the best and worst of Roman society, Chava must choose between love and honor, between her own desires and God’s will for her life.

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I found another bargain book, by an author unknown to me. I’ve read similar books to this one, but they were definitely not the same. I can’t make a recommendation at this point but I do plan to read it to see if I like it as well as I liked the others. This would fall in the Metaphysical Fiction category.

Adam’s Reign (The Hidden Kingdom Book 1) $0.99

Adam's Reign

Amazon quote:

Take a leap of faith into a world unlike any you have ever known, one where mankind still remembers its foundations and all the earth is clothed in perpetual springtime. Here, angels and demons wage war for the souls of mankind, and man lives for hundreds of years, forever growing either in righteousness or in evil. In these days, there are few who acknowledge where they have come from, few who keep hold of the one true God who wrought the world. For those who do, the blinders are ripped off and they see the truth: a world at war. Tucked just behind the veil of sense experience, battles rage and captives are taken as kingdoms collide and man is caught in the middle, a part of the struggle but unaware of his role.

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The last two books will not be quick reads. I think it will be a deep and thought provoking experience, for both of them.

It’s always a good day when we find reads that break away from the usual. Today is a good day.

Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books February 21, 2020

Author Jennifer Youngblood has a couple of suggestions for us this morning.

Billionaire romances seem to be all the rage these days. I thought a subject like this automatically translates as tacky. I’m changing my attitude. After coming across a few great stories recently, I found some of them truly are tacky free. I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of  Cami Checketts’ (Jennifer’s friend) books in the last year and I’m expecting this to be a good experience too.

Shadows in the Curtain (Billionaire Beach Romance book 7) is FREE

Shadows in the Curtain

Amazon quote:

Every stage actress wants fans, but what happens when one goes too far? 
Emmy has the perfect life— a house on the beach, a successful career headlining the local theater, and love. But when a brutal murder brings unimaginable grief, Emmy’s world comes crashing down. As she tries to pick up the pieces, she can’t seem to avoid Josh, the new fireman in town. 
Emmy does her best to fight the sizzle in her chest when Josh is near. But with the stalker still out there, terrorizing her and those she cares about, she can’t fall for anyone—especially Josh, a suspect in the murder investigation.
If Emmy allows a man to get close, it’s not just her heart she puts at risk, it’s her life. 

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Jennifer Youngblood is offering a bargain collection of her own this morning. It’s $2.62 CDN and $1.99 US. I’ve read one of the four books (False Identity) and downloaded two (and Burned) of them in 2017.

Romance Suspense Collection: 4 Complete Novels

Romance Suspense Coolection

Amazon quote:

False Trust

Victoria and her two kids are on the run—hiding from her ruthless ex-boyfriend. She never expects to meet Hudson, a rough and tumble cop with piercing blue eyes and ripped muscles. Nor does she count on kissing him in the storeroom of the restaurant where she works or slapping him afterwards, not once but twice!

Burned

Sydney Lassiter has the perfect life—glamour, wealth, and all the high-society status to go with it. But something is tell her that she needs to return to the sleepy little town of Stoney Creek, Alabama where she grew up. She hasn’t been there since her father was killed in a boating accident—or was he murdered? She takes a job as a safety consultant at the local sawmill—the same place where her father worked—and sets out to discover the truth about his death.

Promise Me Love

When tragedy unfolds to betrayal … a haunting love refuses to die …

Chloe Kensley tries to put her life back together after her fiancé, Dan, is killed. Things get really bizarre when she starts seeing Dan’s ghost. He torments her in her dreams, and her terror mounts to new heights when she starts seeing him during waking hours.

In her search to carve out a new life for herself, Chloe gets caught up in a love triangle with two very different brothers who have glamorous yet turbulent lives. She unwittingly becomes the pawn in a deadly game of intrigue and betrayal where she must fight to stay alive amidst the growing darkness. Will the ghosts of the past prevent her from truly finding love, or will she finally be delivered when darkness falls?

False Identity

A chance encounter leads to a chilling deception where nothing is as it seems …

Chancy Hamilton can’t bear the thought of spending the holidays without her late husband Max who died in a plane crash. When Chancy and her teenage son, Travis, have an argument, Travis storms out of the house and ends up in the wrong part of town where he is attacked by a group of thugs. When a homeless man comes to his rescue, he invites the man home to have a meal with his mom and little sister.

Gabe Jones is not like any other homeless man Chancy has ever seen—he’s confident, intelligent, and devastatingly handsome. Jake, Chancy’s boyfriend, takes an instant dislike to Gabe and warns Chancy to stay away from him. Nevertheless, their lives become intertwined, and Chancy is soon thrown into nightmarish events, bringing a terrifying aftermath that threatens not only her, but also the lives of her children.

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I guess while we are at it we may as well add another hot collection to the mix. It promises to be clean. I don’t have any other downloads from this author but she looks familiar. Maybe she has taken part in some of the other collections I’ve read lately. I need to explore the possibility of this being a good read and the beginning pages of the first book look like they will deliver. The three book collection is a bargain at $1.29 CDN

Hot Navy SEAL Romance Collection: 3 Sweet, Contemporary, Military Romances

Hot Navy Seal collection

Amazon quote:

The Found Warrior

When Blaine Hammerton, Navy SEAL, is notified that his father died of a heart attack, he finds himself in Brooklyn, shaking hands with people he’s never met and accepting a random key from one of his father’s friends. As he finds himself lost in a mental fog on the streets of Manhattan, he never expects to walk into an art gallery, and he really never expects to discover a beautiful woman…having a breakdown. 

The Dream Groom

Scar Walker, professional football player and ex Navy Seal, only wanted to focus on getting his gym built for military vets while he was in San Diego. He didn’t want to take crap from his brother, he didn’t want to deal with a lippy waitress, and he really didn’t want random people calling him on the phone.

Shayla Castle came to San Diego to finally live out her childhood dream. When she accidentally calls the mysterious phone number left on her table while waitressing, she never anticipated it would be the handsome jerkface soldier who chewed her out that morning. It confuses her even more when the same jerkface shows up the next night and saves her from an attacker.

The Broken Warrior

Zane Kent, ex Navy SEAL and Thor look-alike, takes pride in keeping calm in stressful situations while being part of a ‘special teams’ vigilante group. But when he walks into a mission blind and discovers the woman who broke his heart 7 years ago is the target, the lines become fuzzy and his pride flies out the window.

Sarah Hamilton moved to San Diego to start a new life with her son and start a matchmaking business. She is shocked when Zane Kent shows up at a client meeting and down-right stunned when she finds herself asking for his protection. But it’s fine because their relationship is professional now. Too bad he kisses her. Good thing she slaps him.

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Sorry for such a long post this morning but I couldn’t resist including these great synopses. I’m sure the writers will do a good job of delivering but if not the lives of the characters promise enough excitement to carry the show.

A couple of other sources have not weighed in yet this morning, I’ll let you know if there’s more.

Happy Reading!

 

Free and bargain books February 20, 2020

Amanda Tru is one of my favorite authors. I came across one of her books with the intriguing aspect of time travel and I have to read it. Fortunately it is also at a bargain price of $2.66 CDN.

Yesterday Amanda Tru

Yesterday

Amazon quote:

Her yesterday was five years ago. What will her tomorrow bring?

When HANNAH KRAEGER saves a family injured in a car accident, she has no idea she has changed events in the past. Waking the next morning, Hannah discovers her yesterday was really five years ago.

Each trip Hannah takes through time changes the timeline and her own life. With help from DR. SETH MCALLISTER, Hannah must unravel the mystery of why she time travels and who she actually is before the strange ability costs her future, the man she loves, and even her life.

YESTERDAY is a thrilling Christian Romantic Suspense filled with unexpected twists, mystery, and romance.

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BookRunes has a FREE book suggestion for us today. Reading the synopsis I can’t decide how I feel about it. It is free though so I guess I’ll take it and decide later whether I like it or not.

Alice’s Journey West Finding Her Way

Finding Her Way

Amazon quote:

The American Civil war has torn Alice Cleary’s family apart, and cast the children amongst what friends and relations would have them. And though Alice appreciates the home she and her younger brother, Will, have had with her aunt and uncle, when they pressure her to marry an older man for their benefit, she flees to the sanctuary of the church. There, sister Agnes helps to set Alice’s feet on a path that will lead her across the country. In Kansas, Will finds a place on their sister Louisa’s farm, but times are hard and as much as she craves the security of her own people, there is no place for Alice. Her journey lies onward, in the wilds of New Mexico.

After navigating risk and peril, Alice comes into her own. She knows her own mind – and her own heart. But when it is broken, will Alice have the strength and courage to remain true to herself?

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BookBub also has a FREE suggestion. This is book one in a series. It was offered awhile back in a three book collection, I remember reading it then and liking it. A good read.

On His Bended Knee: The Brides of Purple Heart Ranch book 1

On His Bended Knee

Amazon quote:

Sgt. Dylan Banks lost more than just his leg in the war. His fiancée and family turned their backs on him as well. Now, he’s determined to create a safe place where wounded warriors like himself can heal. But a hidden zoning law requires all residents of the Purple Heart Ranch to be married. To save his dream, Dylan and his men will have to tie the knot—but can a man with such deep scars inside and out believe in love again?

Maggie Shaw lost both her job as a veterinary technician and her apartment on the same day. Who knew her unreasonable landlord would kick her out for being four dogs over the one pet limit? Now, she and her gang of special-needs dogs are in trouble. Fate puts her in Dylan’s path with a proposal that seems too good to be true—but can her heart bear a loveless marriage of convenience?
 
Dylan yearns to reach out for Maggie’s healing touch, but he keeps his distance, convinced his wounds are too deep for her embrace. Maggie sees past Dylan’s injuries, but if she fails to capture his heart they both could lose it all: her beloved animals, his ranch, and each other.

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Happy Reading

on another beautiful, crisp day. It’s -18c and supposed to be even warmer tomorrow. Yay! Winter is on it’s way out, although… it’s not in any hurry.

Today is a read and enjoyed day

Today is a lite day for interesting books. It’s a great time to catch up on  read-and-enjoyed stories. The list is probably heavier with Romance than Mystery but there will be a variety, I hope.

A Model Bride is the latest book read and it suited my mood of the day. It is set in England with a side trip to Edinburgh, Scotland. The real story, though, is about the insecurities the characters have to work their way through. It was the perfect balance between lite and heavy, for me anyway.

Model Bride

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A Marriage of Convenience this is the fun story of a much appreciated care-giver and a beloved absentee grandson, jointly inheriting a successful ranching enterprise. To keep the inheritance they have to agree to be married in six months time. She is actively involved in running the ranch and is good at it. He’s from New York and a city boy through and through. And… they’ve never met. She needs her share to provide for her son. He doesn’t need it but decides he wants it.

A Marriage of Convenience

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Garden of Dreams I can’t describe this story as well as Amazon, so here is their quote:

Raised by a mother who was haunted by worry and fear, Jill vowed to live a different kind of life. As a young woman, she planned out what she wanted—a husband, a large home full of children, the opportunity to paint and grow a beautiful garden, a community of believers, and a best friend—then watched as it all came true in the art-filled town of Ashland, Oregon.

But Jill has a secret that she has kept from those she loves most, including her husband and her best friend, Caye…

This is one of my favorite book on this list.

Garden of Dreams

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Cold Terror This is another of my favorites on this list. A forensic artist, she’s vacationing on a secluded island where the local sheriff (who hears the local gossip and knows she can) asks her to do a facial reconstruction on a young murder victim they haven’t been able to identify. In the midst of this task a ferocious someone enters her cottage, and with threats, attempts to kill her. She manages to escape and get help but no one knows who the intruder is or why he keeps trying to kill her.

Cold Terror

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The Turn of a Wheel a blending of romance, intrigue, and danger. A very good story

The Turn of a Wheel

And… a bunch more, all enjoyable.

Hidden ProspectsWillow Falls

FlamesThe Healing Touch

There are a number of partially read collections still in the queue but we’ll wait a bit to mention them.

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Currently I’m reading In The Field of Grace, the story of Naomi and Ruth. A daughter-in- law honoring her husband’s mother even though they are both widowed and are from different cultures and countries. When Naomi decides to return to the land of her birth Ruth vows to follow her and look after her. There have been many retellings of this popular Bible story but this one stands out with it’s different perspective. I’m really liking it so far (I’m still near the beginning) and expect to keep liking it.

In the Field of Grace


I hope you are feeling inspired and ready for the next batch of free and bargain books. Tomorrow could be a good day.

Happy Reading

 

 

 

 

Books Read and Enjoyed January 2, 2020

It seems, today is not a good day for free or bargain books but there is a long list of read-and-enjoyed books to talk about, so let’s get to it.

Three Days in Heaven, I think this is probably my favorite story on this list. Although I haven’t refreshed my memory about the others yet, to verify this statement. For sure it is one of my favorites.

I didn’t know what to expect with this story. How would he handle this subject matter. Would his treatment of the idea make sense? Would the characters and their actions come across as believable? I think he did a great job on all aspects. It is believable and gives an accurate, if rather unorthodox, view of what God is like. To give the author credit: he isn’t trying to cater to anyone’s sensibilities, just giving an honest view of heaven as he understands it.

Some-things I know he’s got right; God loves all of us deeply (most of us have no idea how deeply), he has a large sense of humor, he doesn’t look at our actions through the lens of a strict set of rules and regulations (the way we assume he does), rather he looks deeply at the longings and intents of our hearts.

The author weaves an engaging story that leaves us with hope and a feel good experience.

Three Days in Heaven

Alias Raven Black  Second Chances book 2. Great book. It didn’t take much effort for me to spend the time needed to make my way through this story.

The FBI has some evidence against Raven and they are demanding cooperation if she wants to avoid prison. They want her to go undercover as a nanny for a mob boss’s young kids. She has no training for undercover work never mind filling the role as a nanny. They know enough about her actions in past indiscretions to believe she has the bravado to pull it off. She will find the evidence they need for a solid conviction.

Things become complicated when Raven discovers she’s not the only undercover operative in the house. Nor is the FBI the only agency represented. On top of that, her dad keeps showing up as a friend to her employer. What in the world is he up to?

Lots of awesome twists and turns in this story.

Alias Raven Black

Remembering Christmas

Rick has never allowed his mother’s new husband to have the role of dad in his life. It’s been years since he escaped to make a new life in California. His visits home have been rare and brief. Now, after her husband’s major stroke, his mother needs Rick’s help. For more than just the few days he’s expecting.

There are many things he needs to learn while he’s here and the truth is at the top of the list.

Remembering Christmas

A Merry Little Christmas

A Merry Little Christmas

Christmas Suspense Boxed Set

Christmas Suspense

The Sleigh on Seventeenth Street

The Sleigh on 17th Street

All For Anna (Letting Go book 1)

All for Anna

A Mouse for the Duke …. excellent book.

A Mouse for the Duke

The Heart of Christmas

The Heart of Christmas

Bespoke: A Tiny Christmas Tale

Bespoke

Longing for the Tormented Sheriff

longing for the tormented Sherriff

Courage Dares (Sisters of Spirit book 4)

Courage Dares

Peg Leg’s Princess (The Pistol Ridge series.) I loved this book.

Peg Leg's Princess

Shattered Image (Chain of Lakes series book 1)

Shattered Image

I liked all of these books. Admittedly, there were some I liked better than others but overall they are all worth reading.

Happy Reading