Favorite books this week September 23, 2020

This has been an exceptional week for excellent books. Three in a row. I feel like it’s been my lucky week.

A Distance Too Grand (American Wonders Collection Book #1)

What I liked most about this book:

  • There was a whole cast of strong well developed characters. I loved all but one of them. You might even agree with me on this.
  • There was a fresh and interesting story line with more than enough tension and intrigue to keep me reading. All of it well balanced to avoid reader frustration. (I’m a big fan of no frustration.)
  • An amazing setting.
  • I won’t tell you about the ending. Surprises are a good thing.
  • I could easily read this one again. It was my favorite.

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Number two on the list was my next favorite.

Blessing Bentley (Marriages of Conviction Book 1)

What I liked most about this book.

  • The writing style was quirky. This created light moments which made the read fun.
  • The foundation of the story was thought provoking. At no point was there intent to convince the reader of a particular point of view. This was both unusual and greatly appreciated. The what if question was posed and thoroughly explored. In the end any conclusions would be left to the reader.
  • Sometimes (many times, if we are honest) the writer has an agenda and it is to sell an idea. With his/her attention focused on the idea the story falters as underdeveloped and weak. A simple vehicle to carry the idea. In this case that didn’t happen. There was an agenda of sorts but it ended up as foundational to the story. It worked beautifully.
  • The characters were relatable and lovable.
  • There was tension in all the right places without a hint of frustration in the reader over the progression of the story.
  • I’m not in a hurry to read this again but I could easily.

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Number three:

The Wedding Bond (Christian Romance): Sacred Bond South: Book One

What I liked most about this book:

  • It was both light (not shallow) and deep (not dark). Stories with substance are my favorites.
  • As with the other two books; the characters were relatable and strong. They had flaws and struggles which made them all the more real. I couldn’t help but love them.
  • The plot was unique. Not once did I wonder if I’d read this book before (a thought that runs through my mind more often than I like it to.)
  • Overall, it was worth my time and I’m glad I took a chance on it.

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Happy Reading.

I hope your reading week has been as awesome as mine.

Bargain books September 22, 2020

First up we have an interesting bargain ($1.31 CDN) from an author I’ve discovered recently and enjoyed immensely.

Fatal Illusions: A Novel (North Woods Chronicles Book 1)

Amazon quote:

Who Will Escape Alive?

An Amateur Magician, an Unassuming Family . . . a Fatal Illusion

Haydon Owens wants to be the next Houdini. He has been practicing his craft and has already made four women disappear. All it took was a bit of rope and his two bare hands.

The Thayer family has come to the north woods of Newberry, Michigan, looking for refuge, a peaceful sanctuary from a shattered past. But they are not alone. Little do they know that they are about to become part of Haydon’s next act.

Time is running out and already the killer has spotted his next victim. Who will escape alive?

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Then, this interesting box set was recommended by the author above and is on pre-order at a bargain price for a release date of October 6th. $1.34 CDN. I’ve ordered my copy. A few months back actually and I’m looking forward to it.

Mistletoe and Murder: A Christmas Suspense Collection

Amazon quote:

Silent Night, Deadly Night. Welcome to a Killer Christmas!

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My current enjoyable read is still a $1.99 bargain and I would highly recommend it. This is not your average run of the mill story. It has a freshness about it… my favorite thing.

A Distance Too Grand (American Wonders Collection Book #1)

Meg Pero has been assisting her photographer father since she was big enough to carry his equipment, so when he dies she is determined to take over his profession–starting with fulfilling the contract he signed to serve on an Army survey of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in 1871. What she doesn’t realize is that the leader of the expedition is none other than the man she once refused to marry.

Captain Ben Coleridge would like nothing more than to leave without the woman who broke his heart, but he refuses to wait even one more day to get started. This survey is a screen for another, more personal mission, one he cannot share with any member of his team.

As dangers arise from all sides, including within the survey party, Meg and Ben must work together to stay alive, fulfill their duties, and, just maybe, rekindle a love that neither had completely left behind.

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Happy Reading! …

… on this sunny day that promises to reach 27C. I’m not so sure it will be able to deliver on that promise but I’m hoping. After the cold spell we’ve had, with frost at night, I’m looking forward to relaxing with coffee on the deck in shirtsleeves. Maybe for the last time this year.

Winter is arriving much too quickly. Plants are shutting down and leaves are falling many weeks ahead of last year. On the bright side, yard work has slowed down and I’m not complaining about that.

Story prompt – Gold

Sunday Scribblings  is hosted by peckapalooza – the Confusing Middle

This weeks prompt is Gold.

The first thing to come to mind for this weeks prompt was … There’s gold in them thar hills.

You could justly accuse me of reading too many penny dreadfuls. There are a zillion stories of men afflicted with gold fever. Selling all they had, heading for the gold fields where rumor had it fist sized nuggets were sitting in the streams waiting for men to come by and pick them up.

The many fictional stories are based in fact. The gold rush was at it’s height in the mid-to-late 1800s and stretched from California to Alaska. It’s true there was gold to be found by some but more often than not it was the outfitters who made money on the phenomenon. Life was beyond hard for many of these dreamers and their families. Many loved ones were left behind to wait for a man who may or may not ever come home.

One positive fallout from men chasing their dreams – many areas of the US and Canada were settled with residue from the influx of hopeful prospectors.

Some settlements were short lived and a few of those survived as ghost towns. One is Barkerville in British Columbia, Canada. It’s listed as a world class historical site and well worth seeing. As a BC resident most of my life, I’ll admit to travelling through the Fraser Canyon dozens of times without making the short detour to visit Barkerville. It’s still on my wish list.

There are many non fiction books to be had on the subject but here is one such book by a celebrated author with personal connections to the Klondike.

The Klondike Fever: The Life And Death Of The Last Great Gold Rush 

Amazon quote:
In 1897 a grimy steamer docked in Seattle and set into epic motion the incredible succession of events that Pierre Berton’s exhilarating The Klondike Fever chronicles in all its splendid and astonishing folly. For the steamer Portland bore two tons of pure Klondike gold. And immediately, the stampede north to Alaska began. Easily as many as 100,000 adventurers, dreamers, and would-be miners from all over the world struck out for the remote, isolated gold fields in the Klondike Valley, most of them in total ignorance of the long, harsh Alaskan winters and the territory’s indomitable terrain. Less than a third of that number would complete the enormously arduous mountain journey to their destination. Some would strike gold. Berton’s story belongs less to the few who would make their fortunes than to the many swept up in the gold mania, to often unfortunate effects and tragic ends. It is a story of cold skies and avalanches, of con men and gamblers and dance hall girls, of sunken ships, of suicides, of dead horses and desperate men, of grizzly old miners and millionaires, of the land — its exploitation and revenge. It is a story of the human capacity to dream, and to endure.

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If I lived in those times I think I would have become an outfitter to amass my share of the gold. Seems like a safer bet.

Free and bargain books August 31, 2020

BookBub has a FREE suggestion for us and I see the author has the prequel in this series FREE as well. This is speculative fiction, which I do enjoy. The suggestion today is book 2 but we did see book 1 back in March. It was Vestige of Hope: (Vestige in Time Book 1.)

Vestige of Legacy: (Vestige in Time Book 2)

Amazon quote:

A woman bent on survival…
…a man haunted by his failures…
…thrown together by a tumble through time.

After running away from her foster home and surviving several years living on the streets, Samara has finally found her path in life—performing music with the hope of putting down roots. But when she is violently attacked and somehow ends up one hundred and forty years in the past, it appears her dreams for the future have once again been ripped from her.

While trekking through the Coloradan Rockies in 1879, Orlando finds a wounded woman. He questions why God would put this small, weak woman in his path. As he races to save her from the harsh wilderness bent on destroying them, he hopes his failures of the past don’t catch up to them.

If you like page-turning adventure, fascinating characters, and engaging stories of triumph, you’ll love Sara Blackard’s unique time travel series.

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Then there’s the prequel

Vestige of Power: Novella (Vestige in Time Book 0)

Amazon quote:

Joseph, a man of the wilderness…

…thrown into the wilds of the city.

Born and raised in the heart of the Rockies, Joseph can’t imagine a more exciting life. But when one wrong step lands him in the alleys of an unknown city, excitement takes a new turn. Will he get his bearings in time to help a stranger whose life’s about to be threatened?

Though Victoria grew up in high society, her father encouraged her to follow her dreams. Now she wants everyone to have the same freedom she’s had. Freedom to an education, no matter your gender or social rank. Little does she realize speaking at a rally will change her life completely.

Can Joseph and Victoria look past those grasping for power around them to their true destinies or will the shadows of doubt keep them from all God means for them?

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1531 Entertainment has an interesting bargain suggestion for us. The first few pages have me wanting to read further. I have not read this author but see one of her books was downloaded earlier this year. I’d better get busy and read this one.

The Silent Governess 

Amazon quote:

Believing herself guilty of a crime, Olivia Keene flees her home, eventually stumbling upon a grand estate where an elaborate celebration is in progress. But all is not as joyous as it seems.

Lord Bradley has just learned a terrible secret, which, if exposed, will change his life forever. When he glimpses a figure on the grounds, he fears a spy or thief has overheard his devastating news. He is stunned to discover the intruder is a scrap of a woman with her throat badly injured. Fearing she will spread his secret, he gives the girl a post and confines her to his estate. As Olivia and Lord Bradley’s secrets catch up with them, will their hidden pasts ruin their hope of finding love?

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One more from 1531 Entertainment, this one FREE

The Trouble with Nancy (Gold Diggers Collection One Book 2)

Amazon quote:

Nancy Harrison has finally stepped out of her prissy box and tried to do something helpful–but did she go overboard in her first self-less act?

She can’t ride, she hates horses, and she’s terrified of being alone. What’s a girl to do?

Join the Pony Express, of course.

When Nancy Harrison’s family receives a tax bill they can’t pay, there’s only one option open to them. Her brother, Lewis, will have to join the Pony Express and earn the money that way.

It would have worked, too, if ruffians hadn’t attacked him and broken his leg.

She doesn’t want to do it, of course, but what choice is there? Lose everything or ride a stupid, smelly horse for a few weeks? Nancy decides that she’ll chop off her hair, take to the dusty overland trail, and prove that she isn’t a “flighty little thing.”

But things go from bad to worse as she discovers that riding astride is worse than sidesaddle—especially when you’re not used to it.

Can’t she just go back home to balls, teas, and the hope of a suitor before her twentieth birthday? Sans her hair, of course, because that’ll entice the fellows. Sigh.

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It’s been a good day for suggestions.

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Currently:

Yesterday I was starting this series at book 2 having previously read book 1. After some middle of the night reading I’m twenty pages away from finishing book 3. Two more books to go. You can tell I’m liking it.

Northwest Counter-Terrorism Taskforce: the complete series

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Happy Reading!

…. to one and all.

Free and bargain books July 27, 2020

LPC Books has some suggestions for us today. This first one is FREE

Above the Fold

Above the Fold

Amazon quote:

After losing the love of her life to a big city journalism job, Elissa Tillman pours herself into the suffragette movement and her secretarial work helping keep her father’s Pittsburgh newspaper afloat.

Cole Parker returns to the steel city with the phantom failures of his past nipping his heels. All he asks of the future is a second chance with the woman he once spurned.

The murder of a millionaire offers the perfect chance for Elissa to prove to her father and the world that she’s a serious journalist. But there’s a catch—she has to compete for the story. Against none other than Cole Parker, the very man who shattered her heart.

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Another one FREE

Lessons in Love (Secrets in Savannah Book 2)

Lessons in Love

Amazon quote:

Can the handsome man who holds the secret to the disappearance of Megan’s boyfriend hope to hold the key to her heart?

Megan Conley can’t believe her eyes. That handsome man who keeps popping up all over town looks a lot like her boyfriend, Michael. But Megan hasn’t seen him since he vanished unexpectedly, leaving her searching for answers. Turns out the stranger is Michael’s cousin, Noah, and he seems to have her best interests at heart. Could Noah help explain Michael’s absence?

Noah can’t deny his attraction to Megan. But he made a promise to his cousin, and he’s a man of his word. He’ll help her move on with her life—but he can go no further. Unless the key he holds to Michael’s disappearance is also the key to Megan’s heart…

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Also FREE

Cassia (Women of the American Revolution Series Book 3)

Cassia

Amazon quote:

Her family’s voyage from South Carolina turns ugly when the ship’s captain maroons Lilyan and her family on an island along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. There, the family is captured by pirates and taken to a secret island hideout where they witness a mock trial and a hanging.

Forced to rebuff the advances of the murderous pirate, Captain Galeo (The Shark), and fearful that her children will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, Lilyan forges an escape plan. Meanwhile, her husband, Nicholas, calls upon his skills as a captain in Brigadier General Francis Marion’s militia to devise a battle plan to save his family.

Will the young couple’s faith be enough to see them through? Or will their declaration to rescue Cassia from the pirates prove too high a price?

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A bargain collection $1.34 while browsing

The Way to the Heart: The Vintner, The Baker, The Barista, The Chef

The Way to the Heart

Amazon quote:

THE VINTNER: THE OTHER YOU

An American photojournalist seeking her identity is sent on assignment to South Africa to discover the inspiration behind the DeBois estate’s flagship wine. Mystery has enshrouded the story of the woman for whom the wine is named.

South African winegrower Armand DeBois’s world is shattered after a car accident leaves him widowed.

When Armand and Taylor meet, the country and winegrower hold a strange attraction for Taylor while Armand struggles with whether he’s falling in love with his past or his future.

THE BAKER: GINGER & BRAD’S HOUSE

While Ginger Murphy completes her music studies, childhood sweetheart and neighbor, Brad O’Sullivan betrays her with the new girl next door. Heartbroken, Ginger escapes as far away as she can go—to Australia—for five long years. During this time, Brad’s shotgun marriage fails. Besides his little boy, Jamie, one other thing in his life has turned out sweet and successful—his pastry business.

When her mother’s diagnosed with heart failure, Ginger has no choice but to return to the green grass of Ireland.

A gingerbread house contest at church to raise funds for the homeless has Ginger competing with Brad. Both are determined to win—Ginger the contest, Brad her heart.

THE BARISTA: MELBOURNE MEMORIES

Escaping his dangerous past, former British rock star Justin “The Phoenix” Taylor flees England. A marked man with nothing left but his guitar and his talent, Justin is desperate to start over yet still live off the grid. Loneliness and the need to feel a connection to the London pastor who’d saved his life draws Justin to Ella’s Barista Art Coffee Shop—the famous and trendy Melbourne establishment belonging to Pastor Jim Anderson’s niece.

Intrigued by the bearded stranger who looks vaguely familiar, Ella Anderson tries to discover his secrets by coaxing him with her elaborate latte art creations. And muffins.

When Justin’s past collides with their future, Ella must decide whether they have a future at all.

THE CHEF: A COURTSHIP FOR CLOVER

Top London chef Clover Blume has one chance to become better acquainted with Jonathan Spalding away from the mayhem of her busy restaurant where he frequently dines—the groomsman’s supposed to escort her at her sister’s New Year’s Eve wedding. But when business delays him, Clover begins to wonder whether she really wants to waste time with someone who’d rather make money than keep his word.

There’s one thing London Investment Banker Jonathan Spalding’s money hasn’t managed to buy: a woman to love—one worthy of his mother’s approval. But the auburn-haired beauty who was to partner with him at his best friend’s wedding—a wedding he stood to miss thanks to a glitch in a deal worth millions—might be finding a way into his heart.

What will it cost Jonathan to realize it profits him nothing to gain the world, yet lose his soul?

And the girl.

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A Pre-order bargain $0.99 (while browsing)

In Spite of Ourselves: A Murphy Brothers Story (2) (The Potter’s House Books (Two) Book 13)

In Spite of Ourselves

Amazon quote:

Jackson Murphy: family prankster, class clown… and now, smack in the middle of a Vegas-sized mess. All he’d wanted was to qualify for the Boston Marathon. After failing that goal, he slipped into a deep, sulking valley, only to emerge from it with a much bigger problem. He’s married. To a complete stranger! Forget making a world-class marathon so that his family will believe that (1) he’s capable of being grown up and serious on occasion and (2) he doesn’t need the ongoing pity about his brother and a certain ex-girlfriend.

Now? Now he has no idea what to do.

Mackenzie Murphy: independent woman and excellent student—but not a med student. Because those pesky MCATs were H-A-R-D. She doesn’t particularly mind that much, seeing as she’s never really wanted to be a doctor, but her mother will be…uh, displeased. Exceptionally. That’s nothing, however, compared to how Mother will respond if she finds out what else happened in Vegas.

Mackenzie wants out. Jackson wants a chance. Neither of them is prepared for what’s coming. Caught in the middle of a disaster that keeps getting bigger, they hardly dare ask: Can God take their monumental mistake and turn it into a beautiful life?

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It always seems to be feast or famine with good book suggestions. Today looks like an excellent feast day.

Happy Reading!

It’s not you it’s me. The tale of unfinished books.

I’m pretty sure it’s me not you (the authors). That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

It’s funny how interest, or lack of it, seems to go in waves. Sadly, the tidal wave of engagement is still out these days. I’m having trouble finding a book with a story that grips me. A highly disappointing state of affairs.

I’m pretty sure, though, the fault lies with me and whatever place I’m at emotionally. At least that’s what I’m guessing. I’m not necessarily finding anything disappointing with the writing style or the story premise.

Bottom line though… my reading list needs to be shorter. Let’s make that happen.

I'll Watch the MoonOnce Beyond a Time

The Birhday PortraitFaith House

The RunawayThe Christmas Bliss collection

The Secret of Pembrook ParkWhen You Come Home

 

Fatal AttractionComing Home

The Queen's DaughtersGrace & Lavender

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There were a few more slated for removal but they seemed to demand another chance. They have been moved to the top of the list again and we’ll see how it goes.

Twelve makes a good difference even though there are many more in the started but not read category.

Refreshing my memory before removal (in case I could be drawn in after all) I noticed a common response on my part to many of the unfinished books.

Triggers.

My childhood was difficult, to put it mildly, Acknowledging there is such a thing as triggers is a recent consideration for me. They explain so much and learning to recognize how specific childhood trauma could be behind the trigger (reaction) has been a freeing experience. I haven’t gotten very far in this learning exercise and it’s still a mystery to me what aspect of these books is causing the shut down reaction.  Maybe some things just hit a little too close to home.

Anyway, it’s nice to know the books deserve to be read.  It is just me.

I’m currently reading… a whole bunch. Hopefully I can settle on at least one of the four at the top!

It could be this one.

Above all Things

Happy Reading …

…on this warmish day. The promised heat has arrived, 31 C  – feels like 43 C (109.4 F) with the humidity.

I’m grateful for air conditioning.

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