Free and bargain books May 29, 2020

1531 Entertainment has a bargain suggestion for us. $1.38 CDN It looks like this could be a debut novel but I’m not totally sure.

The River Beautiful 

The River Beautiful

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A difficult past. A strange letter. An unsolved mystery.

Someone is following Lena, mapping her every move.

Where strength can be weakness and vulnerability-an asset, the greatest danger that threatens Lena may just be herself.

After the death of her father years ago, Lena ran from the quiet community of Kennerdell, but she’s back, forced to face a past she’d rather forget.

To make things more difficult, awkward, and terrifying, her old friend, Will, is back in her life. Even worse, she needs him there if she hopes to figure out what the letter she found in her father’s study means. They’re on a mission to find answers before her stalker does.

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A reader suggested I should mention FREE Classics and I think it’s a good idea. Here are a few for your enjoyment. I’ve read and enjoyed a number of classics over the course of my lifetime but have not yet read the first two although I have downloaded them and have good intentions. The third one I’ve read a number of times. These three are popular and diverse. Something for everyone (hopefully.) If you’ve never read the Classics, I hope you will.

A Tale of Two Cities 

A Tale of Two Cities

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Novel by Charles Dickens, published both serially and in book form in 1859. The story is set in the late 18th century against the background of the French Revolution. Although Dickens borrowed from Thomas Carlyle’s history, The French Revolution, for his sprawling tale of London and revolutionary Paris, the novel offers more drama than accuracy. The scenes of large-scale mob violence are especially vivid, if superficial in historical understanding. The complex plot involves Sydney Carton’s sacrifice of his own life on behalf of his friends Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess–the latter memorably caricatured in Madame Defarge, who knits beside the guillotine. The book is perhaps best known for its opening lines, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” and for Carton’s last speech, in which he says of his replacing Darnay in a prison cell, “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.” — The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

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Moby Dick (AmazonClassics Edition)

Moby Dick

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Ignoring prophecies of doom, the seafarer Ishmael joins the crew of a whaling expedition that is an obsession for the ship’s captain, Ahab. Once maimed by the White Whale, Moby Dick, Ahab has set out on a voyage of revenge. With godlike ferocity, he surges into dangerous waters—immune to the madness of his vision, refusing to be bested by the forces of nature.

An exhilarating whaling yarn, an apocalyptic theodicy, a tragic confessional, and a profound allegory, Moby Dick encompasses all that it means to be human—from the physical and metaphysical to the spiritual and emotional. Full of strange wisdom and wild digressive energy, it’s a singular literary performance universally regarded as one of the great American novels.

Revised edition: Previously published as Moby Dick, this edition of Moby Dick (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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A number of movies have been made based on this book. An enjoyable new one was released this winter. I liked it, along with many others.

Little Women (AmazonClassics Edition)

Little Women

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As a New England mother struggles to support her family in the wake of her husband’s service in the Civil War, her four daughters struggle, too—caught between childhood dreams and the realities of burgeoning adulthood. For Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March, raised in integrity and virtue, negotiating the right path in life means making choices that will either narrow or expand their destinies.

Based on the author’s life, Little Women transcends genre, gender, and class with its examination of personal quests, societal restrictions, family ties, and the end of innocence.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from the masters of storytelling. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or rediscover an old favorite, these new editions open the door to literature’s most unforgettable characters and beloved worlds.

Revised edition: Previously published as Little Women, this edition of Little Women (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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I’m currently between books, again, and I’m looking at a lighter read this time, a collection that is still a bargain price $1.39

Honeysuckle Cove: The Collection: Books 1-6 

Honey Suckle Cove collection

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Enjoy the first six books in the Honeysuckle Cove series, all in one collection.

Now is the perfect time to take a mini-vacation to the cozy town of Honeysuckle Cove, where romance two-steps with a hint of mystery…

Sunrise at Honeysuckle Cove ~ Dylan O’ Connor’s handyman skills will be put to the test when it comes to rebuilding the bridge between Maggie’s heart and his, and designing a future…together.

Beyond the Storm ~ Nick Jones is skilled at extinguishing fires, so he doesn’t count on kindling the flames with lifelong friend Ava Kennedy.

Honeysuckle Cove Secrets ~ When the paths of childhood friends Luke and Peyton cross, he must make a choice—bare his heart and face the consequences of a past mistake, or allow the only woman he’s ever loved to slip away. …

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Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books March 7, 2020

Author Cami Checketts, a regular here, has a FREE book us this morning.

The Gentle Patriot: Georgia Patriots Romance (Quinn Family Romance Book 3)

The Gentile Patriot

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It was love at first glance for Mack Quinn, but Sariah Udy has scars that not even this gentle giant can heal.
Sariah Udy has been staring at, and falling in love with, Mack Quinn every game of the Patriots’ winning season, but she knows she could never date someone perfect like him. Sariah has deformities and heartache that she covers with her long hair and lots of humor. When Mack pursues her across the country, can she trust him with her heart, and her sad past?
Mack Quinn knows Sariah Udy is the woman for him. When his efforts to connect with her fail, he has to decide how far he’s willing to go to pursue a woman who won’t allow him into her life.

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BookBub has an interesting bargain suggestion for us. This author is new to me and I find that attractive. Also, her book sounds different and intriguing, another good reason to check it out. A bargain at $0.99

The Secret of Pembrooke Park

The Secret of Pembrook Park

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Abigail Foster is the practical daughter. She fears she will end up a spinster, especially as she has little dowry, and the one man she thought might marry her seems to have fallen for her younger, prettier sister.

Facing financial ruin, Abigail and her father search for more affordable lodgings, until a strange solicitor arrives with an astounding offer: the use of a distant manor house abandoned for eighteen years. The Fosters journey to imposing Pembrooke Park and are startled to find it entombed as it was abruptly left: tea cups encrusted with dry tea, moth-eaten clothes in wardrobes, a doll’s house left mid-play…

The handsome local curate welcomes them, but though he and his family seem acquainted with the manor’s past, the only information they offer is a stern warning: Beware trespassers drawn by rumors that Pembrooke Park contains a secret room filled with treasure.

This catches Abigail’s attention. Hoping to restore her family’s finances–and her dowry–Abigail looks for this supposed treasure. But eerie sounds at night and footprints in the dust reveal she isn’t the only one secretly searching the house.

Then Abigail begins receiving anonymous letters, containing clues about the hidden room and startling discoveries about the past.

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Browsing, I came across an interesting FREE romance

The Marine’s Marriage: (Fuller Family in Brush Creek Romance Book 1)

The Marine's Marriage

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Tate Benson can’t believe he’s come to Nowhere, Utah, to fix up a house that hasn’t been inhabited in years. But he has. Because he’s retired from the Marines and looking to start a life as a police officer in small-town Brush Creek.

Wren Fuller has her hands full most days running her family’s company. When Tate calls and demands a maid for that morning, she decides to have the calls forwarded to her cell and go help him out. She didn’t know he was moving in next door, and she’s completely unprepared for his handsomeness, his kind heart, and his wounded soul.

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

Free and bargain books February 28, 2020 Part Two

It will be an adventure to see what we can find for new downloads today. There are a few suggestions worth checking out. Very encouraging.

BookBub has suggested a bargain book collection by an author we see quite often, Liz Isaacson. It’s a three book collection for $1.32

Her Last Chance: Christian Cowboy Romance (Three Inspirational Seasoned Romances Book 1)

Her Last Chance

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Her Last First Kiss: A cowgirl down on her luck hires a man who’s good with horses and under the hood of a car. Can Hudson fine tune Scarlett’s heart as they work together? Or will things backfire and make everything worse at Last Chance Ranch?

Her Last Billionaire Boyfriend: A billionaire cowboy without a home meets a woman who secretly makes food videos to pay her debts…Can Carson and Adele do more than fight in the kitchens at Last Chance Ranch?

Her Last Make-Believe Marriage: A female carpenter needs a husband so she can get her contractor’s license back… Can Jeri and Sawyer navigate the minefield of a pretend marriage before their feelings become real?

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Author Chautona Havig has a FREE book for us this Friday. I can remember reading this last summer. It was a good experience.

Christmas Embers

Christmas Embers

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Emily Byrne sits in her daughter’s classroom listening to the deepest wishes of twenty kindergarteners as she sketches them. But when little Joey Cordell breaks down, weeping and insisting the only thing he wants to find is his father, she isn’t sure where her Christmas project will take her.

Davia Cordell came to Rockland for one purpose–find her son’s father before she dies. An ex-prostitute, she’s well aware that the news will cause waves, but what’s a mother to do?

As these women join forces to search for Joey’s father–a Rockland area pastor, no less– Emily learns compassion for a woman who just wants the best for her son and can’t quite imagine that Jesus wants anything to do with her.

Each day, Davia weakens until Emily isn’t confident she’ll find the boy’s father in time–if at all. Doubts form. Should she look? Is it right to risk destroying a family like this–an entire church? The weight of that responsibility crushes her as Davia wastes away before her eyes.

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A bargain at $1.30. When Night Comes is a suspense novel from my 2016 reading days and I do still remember the book.

When Night Comes (Jack Turner Suspense Series Book 1)

When Night Comes

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Jack Turner comes back to Culpepper to give a series of lectures for his old history professor. Within days, he starts having bizarre experiences at night. Like he’s traveling back in time, experiencing the epic events in his lectures firsthand. He has no control over these experiences and can’t make them stop.

Joe Boyd thought he’d left big city crime back in Pittsburgh when he took a detective job in Culpepper, Georgia, a sleepy southern college town. His peaceful life ends when two students turn up dead in two weeks. The coroner is saying natural causes, but something doesn’t add up.

Rachel Cook, a teaching assistant at Culpepper, can’t believe Jack is back in her life again. She’s had a crush on him since she was fourteen, but Jack never knew. He instantly seems attracted to her, but she can tell…something is deeply troubling him.
Watching all this from a distance is Nigel Avery. He’s certain this experiment’s about to unravel. It’ll be his job to tie up all the loose ends when it does.

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A new book showed up, one I’ve not seen before. I have nothing from this author in my collection either so double good. It’s a bargain at $1.32 and I’m looking forward to checking this out.

Irregardless of Murder (A Miss Prentice Cozy Mystery Series Book 1)

Irregardless of Murder

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Amelia Prentice regains consciousness after tripping over the corpse of a former student in the safest of places, the public library.

Returning to the classroom where she teaches, she tries to pretend nothing happened. But when it becomes obvious that the victim’s death wasn’t an accident and she is now a murder suspect, she realizes that her cozy small-town life in New York’s Adirondack region will never be the same.

Crazy things begin to happen: The victim’s mother disappears. Amelia’s friend Lily is thrown overboard from the Lake Champlain ferryboat. A mysterious millionaire from Montreal seems determined to buy Amelia’s house. The school nurse is viciously attacked by a student. Amelia’s old beau Gil suddenly seems determined to rekindle their romance. Amelia is carjacked, and, of course, there’s the Lake Champlain Monster . . .

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I thought I was done, but I found another gem. I’d leave it until tomorrow except it’s impossible to find the same books two days in a row, it seems, so….

Me & Mr Everything is a bargain at $1.32 and Brooke St James is becoming a favorite author so this appeals to me as a good choice.

Me & Mister Everything: A Romance (Tanner Family Book 4)

Me and Mr Everything

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My brother needed thirty thousand dollars to make an investment that could potentially change everything for him. The problem was, he was still in college and working as a stable hand, so coming up with that kind of money seemed virtually impossible.

I was daydreaming of ways to help him while I covered the morning shift at Roxy’s coffee shop. Business was slow, so I couldn’t help but notice when a handsome stranger walked in. I didn’t know it at the time, but he would turn out to be the answer to my brother’s prayer.

And he might even be the answer to mine.

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OK, I’m going to stop looking now, this is a big enough haul for today, I think.

Are the links helpful at all? I realized just now that they are for Amazon.ca which won’t be helpful in other countries. Maybe let me know in the comments if the book titles  would be better without links.

Happy Friday and Happy Reading

 

 

Free and bargain books February 26, 2020

LPC has several FREE suggestions for us today and they are both New Releases. Rachel Scott McDaniel is new to me but Susan L Tuttle has been seen twice in the last year. I’ve read and enjoyed one of her books so far.

Hurry is needed as this price will be good only until the 28th.

Above the Fold

Above the Fold

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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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Love You Truly

Love You Truly

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Blake Carlton, the camera-shy son of Hollywood’s Darling, dodges the invasive limelight and scripted relationships that so often accompany fame. But when his mother’s popularity declines and she falls into a depression, he offers himself up as the next bachelor on a reality show, hoping to reignite interest in her career while creating a way for them to finally connect.

After her fiancé dumps her for her best friend, aspiring photographer Harlow Tucker is done with romance—until her beloved, disabled sister requests her aid to start a nonprofit. Harlow agrees to do whatever is needed to raise funds, even reluctantly costarring on a dating show with a notorious womanizer who distrusts anyone behind a lens.

As Blake and Harlow navigate the superficiality of a reality show, their preconceived notions of love are challenged. Deciding to trust each other feels like the ultimate risk, but taking that chance could lead to a love truly picture-perfect, worth both of their hearts.

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Two bargains showing up as a bonus while window shopping.

Diamond in the Rough, a bargain at $0.99. We’ve seen a number of awesome books from Jen Turano and this one sounds like it will be a fun read too. There is a good chance this could be next on my TBR list.

Diamond in the Rough

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To save her family from financial ruin, Miss Poppy Garrison accepts an unusual proposition to participate in the New York social season in exchange for her grandmother settling a family loan that has unexpectedly come due. Ill-equipped to handle the intricacies of mingling within the New York Four Hundred, Poppy becomes embroiled in one hilarious fiasco after another, doomed to suffer a grand societal failure instead of being deemed the diamond of the first water her grandmother longs for her to become.

Reginald Blackburn, second son of a duke, has been forced to travel to America to help his cousin, Charles Wynn, Earl of Lonsdale, find an American heiress to wed in order to shore up his family estate that is in desperate need of funds. Reginald himself has no interest in finding an heiress to marry, but when Poppy’s grandmother asks him to give etiquette lessons to Poppy, he swiftly discovers he may be in for much more than he bargained for.

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Sweet on You is new to me and a bargain at $0.99. Becky Wade is not new though. It looks like she appears on my radar every two years, except this time it’s only been a year. I’m not complaining, at all.

Sweet on You

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Britt Bradford and Zander Ford have been the best of friends since they met thirteen years ago. Unbeknownst to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long.

Independent and adventurous Britt channels her talent into creating chocolates at her hometown shop. Zander is a bestselling author who’s spent the past 18 months traveling the world. He’s achieved a great deal but still lacks the only thing that ever truly mattered to him–Britt’s heart.

When Zander’s uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Merryweather, Washington, to investigate, and Britt is immediately there to help. Although this throws them into close proximity, both understand that an attempt at romance could jeopardize their once-in-a-lifetime friendship. But while Britt is determined to resist any change in their relationship, Zander finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings hidden.

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Actually, all four of these new books will probably make their way to the top of my TBR list. I couldn’t be happier.

I’m currently reading Sarah’s Smile and it’s awesome.

Sarah's Smile

It’s been a good day for books. As much as I love them, it gets boring seeing the same covers show up over and over. The appearance of new authors and covers is the best.

I hope you will be as excited about today’s awesome selection as I am.

Happy Reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free and bargain books February 19, 2020

An Amazon suggestion that showed up while I was searching for something else. A FREE book that also appeared in my 2016 reading lineup. I can still remember the great experience with this story.

Moving On

Moving On

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Two completely different personalities must learn to get along and play nice in order to survive a will that will change their lives.

Twenty years ago, Tyler Hayes was ripped from his childhood home. Right after a horrific accident took his parents’ lives, Tyler’s grandfather cast him out of the mansion and sent him away.

Now his grandfather has passed away and he can finally come home. However, even in death, Tyler’s grandfather has betrayed him, leaving the mansion to a woman he’s never met.

Even though Kate Mitchell has never met Tyler, she knows all about the accident that changed the Hayes family. What she doesn’t know is how she will be caught in a twenty-year estrangement between two generations and an inheritance tussle she wants no part of.

Kate has a promise to fulfill, but how will she do that when Tyler wants nothing to do with her?

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An interesting historical romance bargain book showed up next ($1.23). This book is new to me and I expect the author is too. I’m looking forward to checking it out, the synopsis sounds intriguing.

His Stubborn Sweet Bride

His Stubborn Sweet Bride

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When Englishman Nate Trowbridge inherits his uncle’s American ranch, he and his sister Leonie travel to Colorado. Nate plans to become a gentleman rancher and to marry Emmaline Chiswick, the daughter of family friends in Denver.

But Nate’s orderly world is turned upside down when his proposal letter to Emmaline is accidentally delivered to the wrong woman. When a redheaded adventuress arrives on his doorstep, demanding that he honor his offer of marriage, Nate is outraged at her nerve but also attracted to her beauty.

But when Molly Clanahan refuses to be bribed and also refuses to leave his house, Nate finds himself on the horns of a dilemma. In his wealthy social circles, where reputation is everything, the presence of a voluptuous unmarried woman in his home is a recipe for disaster.

But the longer Molly stays, the more Nate begins to suspect that she isn’t the greedy gold digger that she seems. He starts to believe that she’s taken refuge in his home because she’s hiding from something.

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A exciting new release at a bargain price showed up next. It will be out April 20, 2020 and the pre-order price is a $1.30. This series is written by a team of authors (different book different author) authors most of us have seen and enjoyed. It looks like most of the other seven books are at bargain prices right now as well. My pre-order copy is now in the queue.

Accept Me (Chapel Cove Romances book 8) 

Accept Me

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On her deathbed, Haddie Hayes’s mother whispers a secret into Haddie’s ear—one that she and Haddie’s father had kept for twenty-eight years. The truth that Haddie wasn’t born a Hayes sends this shy Kentucky girl far from the bluegrass of home to a small coastal town in Oregon in search of her birth mother. Hopefully in Chapel Cove she’ll find the answers to all her questions.

EMT Riley Jordan can’t help himself—he’s a fixer, a helper, sometimes to his own detriment. A 911 call to Ivy’s on Spruce has Riley attending to Haddie Hayes, the new girl in town. After Riley learns of Haddie’s quest, he promises to help her find her birth family.

When Haddie makes the wrong assumptions, she vows to give up on her foolish crusade and go back to the only place she called home, a place she’d always felt safe and loved. But a freak accident hinders her plans of bolting from Chapel Cove.

And running from Riley…who has a secret of his own.

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Well, that’s not too bad for a Wednesday, we have a few new intriguing reads to look forward to, anyway.

Happy reading

on a sunny and crisp Manitoba morning.

 

Free and bargain books February 14, 2020

BookRunes has a FREE suggestion that showed up a couple of months ago. It’s always good to see books come back for another look. I did read this one too.

The Renovation: (Fulton Ridge Series book 3) 

The Renovation

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FINDING LOVE THAT’S BUILT TO LAST.

Donovan hasn’t dated since he wrecked the last two attempts. But when he sees Elizabeth, he rethinks his ‘no dating’ policy.

Starting over in a new town means Elizabeth needs to build friendships. When her roommate invites her to join the home improvement ministry, she gets more than she bargained for. Even though she gets a warning to stay away from her new best friend’s ex-boyfriend, she discovers that romance can be healing.

Life in Fulton Ridge gets better until gossips ruin her plans.

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Author Chautona Havig has a Friday Freebie (it will be FREE for several days.) I think this cover would show up better on a paperback copy but the inside will read well just the same.

Speak Now, Chautona Havig

Speak Now

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They met at a wedding and his children stole her heart. What started as a polite dance at the reception initiated a whirlwind romance. He admires her heart–not to mention her beauty. She feels more comfortable with him than anyone she’s ever met.

Their chemistry–so intense that they can’t risk affection. Their temptation threshold is simply too narrow to risk.

Cara has a unique talent for making anyone feel at ease. Jonathan prefers to listen rather than speak.

But some things must be spoken–never assumed.

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Amazon browsing offers this bargain book  at a $1.32 CDN

Gotta Have Faith: A Seven Virtues Ranch Romance Book 1

Gotta Have Faith

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Can a small town cowgirl and a big-time city boy risk a second chance at happily ever after?

Faith Goodacre has overcome major obstacles to save her family and bring Seven Virtues Ranch back from the brink of disaster.

So when her high school sweetheart shows up out of the blue hoping to win back her heart – oh, and he’s bought the ranch next door – her tightly wound world suddenly spins out of her control.

Cordell Overman is back, and he’s ready to face his past and make things right. But he’s got a whole town to convince that this time around, he’s here to stay.

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1531 Entertainment has a FREE suggestion for us today. This book is new to me and the author is too. I like new.

Sarah’s Smile (The Daughters of Riverton Book 1) 

Sarah's Smile

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Romance. Heartbreak. Scandal. Secrets. Second Chances.

In 1902, Sarah McCall is waiting to leave for the mission field when the man she once loved steps back into her life. Abandoned as a child by her mother and gambler father, she strives to overcome a tarnished history she didn’t create and a heartbreak she can’t forget.

Peter Caswell returns to his Wisconsin hometown a pastor, dedicated to his four-year-old daughter and new congregation. But no matter how hard he tries to move on with his life, he can’t forgive himself for his wife’s death.

When Sarah learns that Peter is returning to Riverton, the letter giving her departure date for Africa can’t come soon enough for her. They were best friends—she loved him and supported his dreams—but he married another and broke her heart. Although ten years have passed since he left Riverton, Peter hopes Sarah still cares enough to give him a second chance. But a charming newcomer pursues her affections—and Sarah’s childhood nemesis manipulates her way into Peter’s life. Will Sarah and Peter find their way to forgiveness and each other, or will past mistakes make a life together impossible?

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One last bargain ($1.32 CDN), I couldn’t resist. It doesn’t look like all the rest and that has me hopeful. We have seen this author before, though.

Remember Me: (Chapel Cove Romances Book 1)

Remember Me

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Heath Brock has been in love with Clarise for over twenty-seven years and counting. As a young man, he’d plucked up the courage to ask her out on a Valentine’s date, but the couple succumbed to pent-up passions, sending Clarise dashing for the other side of the country.

He’d held out hope of Clarise’s return, but buries his feelings for his childhood sweetheart when he learns she’s married.

Almost penniless, divorced, and with nowhere to go, Clarise returns home to Chapel Cove, her future uncertain. 

With Clarise back in town, Heath is determined not to repeat past mistakes, but if he has anything to say about it, never again will he lose the only woman he’s ever loved.

Welcome to Chapel Cove, Oregon, where life begins at forty.

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Today’s abundance makes up for the slime pickings of yesterday, which is very nice.

My current read was More Than Meets the Eye but I left it for Gotta Have Faith. Hopefully I’ll finish one of them, not sure yet if that’s gonna happen.

More Than Meets the EyeGotta Have Faith

Happy Reading y’all.

Free and bargain books February 13, 2020

BookBub has a FREE suggestion for us this morning. It’s a book that was offered free in 2017 and I read and loved it.

Instant Daddy (Noah’s Crossing book 1)

Instant Daddy

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A grateful mother…
Jessie Chandler is used to heartbreak. But she’s also used to blessings. Before her sister died, she gave Jessie the gift of a lifetime, her baby son, and Jessie is joyfully dedicating her life to raising little Jake. It isn’t until she meets Dr. Peter Sheridan, her sister’s colleague, that Jessie begins to fear heartbreak might win out.

An overwhelmed father…
Dr. Peter Sheridan never wanted to be a father. Finding a cure for neurological disease demands his full focus, and he has no room in his life for anything else. But when he sees Jake’s little face, the spitting image of his own, Peter realizes he can’t turn his back on his responsibility to his child even when he has no earthly idea how to be the daddy his son needs.

The gift of love…
Wanting the best for Jake, Jessie agrees to help Peter learn to take care of his son, even though losing the toddler she loves will destroy her. 

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There is a bargain book ($1.26 CDN) showing up on Amazon this morning, one we’ve seen before and it’s nice to see again. This is a collection of the four first books of four series. Several have recently been promoted separately but in case you haven’t been initiated to them here  they are again. I’m pretty sure I read all four books in this collection back in 2018 but I will have to check it out just in case I didn’t finish.

Introductions: Four Books introducing You to Four Spunky Female Sleuths

Introductions

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Hazardous Duty (The Squeaky Clean Mystery Series)

On her way to completing a degree in forensic science, Gabby St. Claire drops out of school and starts her own crime scene cleaning business. When a routine cleaning job uncovers a murder weapon the police overlooked, she realizes that the wrong person is in jail. But the owner of the weapon is a powerful foe . . . and willing to do anything to keep Gabby quiet. With the help of her new neighbor, Riley Thomas, a man whose life and faith fascinate her, Gabby plays the detective to make sure the right person is put behind bars. Can Riley help her before another murder occurs?

Random Acts of Murder (The Holly Anna Paladin Mystery Series)

When Holly Anna Paladin is given a year to live, she embraces her final days doing what she loves most—random acts of kindness. But one of her extreme good deeds goes horribly wrong, implicating Holly in a string of murders. Holly is suddenly in a different kind of fight for her life. Only two other people know Holly was at the site of the murder, and one of them is the killer. Making matters stickier is the fact that the detective assigned to the case is her old high school crush and present day nemesis. Will Holly find the killer before he ruins what’s left of her life? Or will she spend her final days alone and behind bars?

Pounced (The Sierra Files)

Animal rights activist Sierra Nakamura never expected to stumble upon the dead body of a coworker while out filming a project. She definitely never expected to get involved in the investigation. But when someone threatens to kill her cats unless she hands over the “information,” she becomes more bristly than an angry feline. Sierra knows that curiosity killed the cat, but she’s determined that her snooping will ultimately save the lives of her furry friends. Making matters worse is the fact that her cats—and the investigation—are driving a wedge between her and her boyfriend Chad. With every answer she uncovers, old hurts rise to the surface and test her beliefs. In the fight for survival, one thing is certain: It’s either pounce or be pounced.

Ready to Fumble (The Worst Detective Ever)

Joey Darling, better known to the world as Raven Remington, detective extraordinaire, is trying to separate herself from her invincible alter ego. She played the spunky character for five years on the hit TV show Relentless, which catapulted her to fame and into the role of Hollywood’s sweetheart. When her marriage falls apart, her finances dwindle to nothing, and her father disappears, Joey finds herself on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, trying to piece her life back together away from the limelight. A woman finds Raven—er, Joey—and insists on hiring her fictional counterpart to find a missing boyfriend. When someone begins staging crime scenes to match an episode of Relentless, Joey has no choice but to get involved. Can Joey channel her inner Raven and unearth whodunit before she ends up totally done in? 

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Author, Jennifer Youngblood, suggested a FREE book this morning from one of her author friends, Sarah Gay.

The Gifted Groom: Texas Titan Romances

The Gifted Groom

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Max Moore is known as the most gifted of the Texas Titan Triplets. Having refused to sign with the Titans unless they brought on his triplet brothers, Miles and Mason, Max expected to have a few more years with his brothers to raise their 15-year-old twin sisters.

Max’s job is to protect the quarterback from his blindside, but Max is unable to protect himself from being blindsided when his brothers are traded and cut from the team. When a striking woman purchases a date with him at a benefit auction, he knows his life is about to change.

Rosemary White, a columnist with the popular sports’ tabloid The Daily Sun, is given the assignment to purchase a date with the strapping NFL football star Maximillian Moore with the anticipation of uncovering his dark secrets in a sensational exposé. She needs her job to keep her family from losing their home, but when she finds herself falling in love with the handsome football player, her obligations to her family and employer are put to the test. Will she write the family secrets she’s uncovered, or will she choose to trust that Max’s love will protect her own heart from being blindsided?

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Billionaires and fake marriages seem to be the trending book subjects these days so maybe I should give them a chance. A bargain collection ($1.31 CDN) showed up on Amazon and it looks like it could be taken seriously, I’ve decided to give it a try after reading the first chapter of the first book.

Crystal Beach Fake Marriage Series: A Fake Marriage Billionaire Romance Collection

Crystal Beach Fake Marriage

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Sun. Sand. Billionaires. Romance. Second chances. Join four fake marriages at the private island Crystal Beach Resorts in this happily ever after romance series.

Book 1: The Billionaire’s Fake Marriage

Riley Armstrong lost her job and has no way to care for her three-year-old daughter. Billionaire Logan Williams just lost his father and needs to be married in order to inherit his family fortune. He hires Riley to be his fake wife and soon discovers that the woman he’s falling for is an ocean of secrets.

Book 2: The Billionaire’s Fake Bride

Cooper Grant’s ex-wife left him with a broken heart and the threat of bankrupting his family’s private island business. In order to save Crystal Beach resorts, he must find a new wife and fast. Cooper’s secretary, Grace Stevens, was recently dumped at the altar and vows she can fill the wifely position with no strings attached. Can the pair act as husband and wife or are their roles becoming more than play?

Book 3: The Billionaire’s Fake Wedding

Single mother Fiona Million has a life-threatening illness. If she can’t pay for treatment, she’ll only have a few months to live. Beckett Davenport is the son of America’s most famous celebrity chef. After losing everything in a tragic accident, his reputation is shot. In desperation, Fiona agrees to be his wife to help revitalize his image. How long can she hide her illness and her daughter from the man she’s falling for?

Book 4: The Billionaire’s Fake Wife

Struggling journalist Willow Watkins is hired to investigate Nani Makai’s billionaire president. Ryder Prescott’s ex-wife is running a smear campaign against his father during election season. His parents arrange a marriage for Ryder to help boost their public persona. The only problem? Willow and Ryder used to date, and letting go of the past isn’t always easy.

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Today was a good day for books and it’s tempting to keep searching but practicality wins out and I’ll leave the rest for another day.

Happy Reading!

 

Free books February 10, 2020

BookBub has a FREE book suggestion for us this morning.

A Joyful Break (Dreams of Plain Daughters book 1) I read this book in 2013 and I can still remember enjoying it.

A Joyful Break

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After her mother’s untimely death, a twenty-year-old Amish woman has a difficult decision to make: Choose to break from the Plain community and her boyfriend and live in the English world permanently…or join the Amish church.

Rachel Hershberger wants to get away from her Amish home in Fields Corner, Ohio. For a year she’s been trying to fill her mother’s shoes by taking care of her father and siblings. She quit her job at the bakery so she would have more time to clean and cook at home. Before her mother died, Rachel was positive she wanted to marry Samuel Weaver, but now she can’t think about wedding plans. She blames her father for her mother’s death. If they had installed a phone in their barn or a shanty, her mother might have received medical help in time to save her life. Her mother’s death has made Rachel question if she should be baptized and join the church. She wonders if non-Amish women live longer and have less stress. Maybe her forty-four-year old mother would still be alive had she left the Amish lifestyle like her sister Carrie did.

When her Aunt Carrie invites her to go to the beach, Rachel decides the time away will help her to decide whether to join the Amish church or to live in the English world. She is conflicted because she loves Samuel and her family. Instead of a relaxing time away, disturbing events happen while Rachel’s in Florida. A photographer snaps troublesome pictures of Rachel because of her famous senator uncle, and a handsome and charming college student falls in love with Rachel.

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Another FREE book showed up during this morning’s search.

Brush Creek Cowboy (Brush Creek Cowboy Romance book 1) This is a book new to me but we do see Liz Isaacson regularly. This should be a good read.

Bush Country Cowboy

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Former rodeo champion and cowboy Walker Thompson trains horses at Brush Creek Horse Ranch, where he lives a simple life in his cabin with his ten-year-old son, Michael. 

He’s worked with Tess Wagner, a widow who came to Brush Creek to escape the turmoil of her life to give her seven-year-old son, Graham, a slower pace of life. Together, they run a cotton candy stand at the town’s Heritage Festival every fall, and Walker gets up the nerve to ask Tess to dinner.

Neither of them wants to inflict more sorrow and suffering on the other than they’ve already endured. So when Tess confesses that her breast cancer has flared up again, Walker backs off. Way off.

He’ll have to decide if he’d rather spend even a short time with Tess and Graham than not have them in his life at all. 

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That’s the best I can do for today. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Happy Reading.

Bargain and Free books February 1, 2020

BookBub has two book suggestions today. One is FREE and the other is a bargain at $0.99 CDN

The Dante Connection is book 2, and FREE, in the Genevieve Lenard series, one of my favorites. It probably is my favorite, actually, because it pops into my head more often than any other book series in the last five years. The plot is great but I think it’s the awesomely quirky, super intuitive characters that have me falling in love with it. I’m even passionate about it, so much so that over the years I’ve tried to do a sell job on any reader who shows the least bit of interest.

The Dante Connection

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Art theft. Coded messages. A high-level threat.

Despite her initial disbelief, Doctor Genevieve Lenard discovers that she is the key that connects stolen works of art, ciphers and sinister threats.

Betrayed by the people who called themselves her friends, Genevieve throws herself into her insurance investigation job with autistic single-mindedness. When hacker Francine appears beaten and bloodied on her doorstep, begging for her help, Genevieve is forced to get past the hurt of her friends’ abandonment and team up with them to find the perpetrators.

Little does she know that it will take her on a journey through not one, but two twisted minds to discover the true target of their mysterious messages. It will take all her personal strength and knowledge as a nonverbal communications expert to overcome fears that could cost not only her life, but the lives of many others.

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Larkspur Cove is the BookBub bargain suggestion. The first time a Lisa Wingate book showed up for me was in 2013 and this will be the fourth one since that. I do remember reading her books, so that is a plus. Especially since it’s been three years since the last one. I’m looking forward to this read.

Larkspur Cove

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Adventure is the last thing on Andrea Henderson’s mind when she moves to Moses Lake. After surviving the worst year of her life, she’s struggling to build a new life for herself and her son as a social worker. Perhaps in doing a job that makes a difference, she can find some sense of purpose and solace in her shattered faith.

For new Moses Lake game warden Mart McClendon, finding a sense of purpose in life isn’t an issue. He took the job to get out of southwest Texas and the constant reminders of a tragedy for which he can’t forgive himself.

But when a little girl is seen with the town recluse, Mart and Andrea are drawn together in the search for her identity. The little girl offers them both a new chance at redemption and hope–and may bring them closer than either ever planned.

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BookRunes also has a FREE suggestion for us.

Blackbird (Amish Mountain Secrets series book 2.) I will admit – I’ve recently downloaded a 13 book mystery collection, which includes the work of Mary Alford, and have yet to read it. Her name sounds familiar though so it’s possible I’ve encountered her in other collections but have just forgotten. This one does sound intriguing.

Blackbird

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Sara Hersberger thought she’d fled the nightmare of her father’s sins when she left her St. Ignatius, Montana Amish community. For ten years she’d lived in the shadow of the crimes he committed. Sought to free herself of his shadow. Now, with nowhere else to go, Sara is forced to return to her former home where the bad things her father did still haunt the families of the people he killed, including her neighbor, Hunter Troyer, who lost his wife to Amos Hersberger’s sinister games.

But Sara’s hopes at repairing her fractured relationship with the community disappear when another innocent victim is found dead near Sara’s home, the MO matching the murders from ten years earlier. The distinctive blackbird, the killer’s signature, left near the body.

The dead can’t come back to life, no matter how much Sara wants to blame her father for the mounting body count. So who is responsible for the latest string of murders, and why are they targeting Sara? With help from an unlikely ally, Hunter Troyer and Sara had better figure it out soon before the killer manages to silence Sara for good.

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I’m half way through my current read – Whispers of the Past – it’s still free and I think it’s  going to be my favorite of the week.

Whispers of the Past

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On her last night at as owner and manager of her family’s antique business, a stranger arrives at Tessa’s doorstep with an impossible dream: find and replace a one-of-a-kind chair. Having lost more in his life than just a chair, Brian convinces Tessa to procure and restore the furnishing for his stately family home. With conflicting feelings of attraction for Brian and an embarrassment for her uncle’s dishonesty, Tessa tries to begin her life anew. But the main women in Brian’s life, his beautiful business partner Simone and his sister Darrie don’t want the complication that Tessa brings. They want the family home sold, not restored and will stop at nothing to get their way. Can Tessa do the impossible?

Happy Reading!