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

Amazon quote:

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. 


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


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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? 


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?


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

Amazon quote:

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.


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

Amazon quote:

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.


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

Amazon quote:

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. 


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

Amazon quote:

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.


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

Amazon quote:

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.


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.


Amazon quote:

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.


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

Amazon quote:

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!

Free and Bargain books January 31, 2020

BookBub has a bargain for us, $0.99 is what it shows up as for me (CDN) but their email says $1.28. It will be a surprise for us all maybe.

Legacy Restored book 2 in the Legacy Series. Robin Patchen is another author to show up regularly in my TBR pile. I’m looking forward to this new read.

Legacy Restored

Amazon quote:

Angelica Rossi deserves to be behind bars, but if secretly working with the police to take down an art thief will keep her out of prison, she’s willing to take the deal—even when she discovers the thief is also a brute and a murderer. As a former con artist, she’s learned to take care of herself. 

Grieving his sister’s fatal overdose, Donovan Gilcreast retreated to an eighteenth century lakeside Victorian owned by an old friend, where he works on his paintings in the mornings and restores the house the rest of the day. He blames himself for not protecting Katie, and he blames Angelica Rossi, Katie’s old friend, for introducing her to drugs years before. When Angel, the owner’s sister, moves into the house, Donovan tries to keep his distance, but her bruises pull at his protective nature. Who would hurt a tiny thing like her?  

Angel has no idea why the brooding recluse hates her, but despite his glares and grunts, she finds his quiet presence comforting, especially amid the fear and confusion of working as a confidential informant.  


I found an interesting bargain suggestion on Amazon, it’s for a book and author new to me. It looks like it’s worth a try at $0.99.

The Vacant House

The Vacant House

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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.

As she gets deeper and deeper into trouble, though, she must rely on him, but trusting him is another matter.


Frozen Footprints is a thriller from last October and it’s FREE again. I have a feeling I’ve not read it yet. This is a YA and up read.

Frozen Footprints

Amazon quote:

When her twin brother disappears and a ransom note shows up, eighteen-year-old Charlene’s world is shattered. Fearing the worst, she determines to find him before it’s too late. Her quest hurls her into a twisted, frigid world of snow and ice . . . and leads to terror in an isolated cabin. Together the twins struggle for survival while enduring fierce trials of mind, body, and spirit. Devoid of all worldly comfort and consolation, will faith and hope be enough to get them through this chilling nightmare? And where is Charlene’s hero when she needs one most?


The Collins Case is a shorter read from last year and it is FREE again too. I think I did read this one.

The Collins Case

Amazon quote:

FBI Special Agent Julie Ann Davidson isn’t assigned the case, but she works it anyway because she knows the Collins family. Add in a baffling case of internet thievery, and Ann and her partner, Patrick Duncan, have plenty to think about.

Who took the Collins family and why?

One thing’s certain: time is running out.

If Ann and Patrick don’t work fast, Rachel Collins and her kids will die.

Happy Reading on a quiet Friday night.

Free books January 30, 2020

LPC Books has a FREE book for us from an author I don’t recognize but would like to try.

Double Jeopardy

Double Jeopardy

Amazon quote:

Mining, murder—and a mock marriage?

New York City socialite Becky Campbell inherited more than a speck of her father’s wanderlust. Now his murder bequeaths her a mystery, a ramshackle homestead, and a silver mine.

Zeke Graumann signs on as Becky’s foreman to keep his portion of his family’s ranch. He shares the workers’ reservations about a woman boss, especially one who burns water and prances around in dungarees. Even though she did look awful good in the dungarees.

Then a series of accidents add threat to tension. Can Becky trust Zeke, find her father’s killer, and turn her mine into a profitable venture? Will Zeke be forced to give up his ranching dream to win Becky’s heart?


And another FREE LPC offered book, one we’ve seen before and enjoyed.

The Witness Tree

The Witness Tree

LPC quote:

To gain his wife, he must break her heart.

Past betrayal has turned John Kliest’s passion to his work as a builder and surveyor in the Moravian town of Salem, North Carolina. Now, to satisfy the elders’ edict and fulfill his mission in Cherokee Territory, he needs a bride. But the one woman qualified to record the Cherokee language longs for a future with his younger brother.

Clarissa Vogler’s dream of a life with Daniel Kliest is shattered when she is chosen by lot to marry his older brother and venture into the uncharted frontier. Can she learn to love this stoic man who is now her husband? Her survival hinges on being able to trust him—but they both harbor secrets.


BookBub also has a FREE Romance for us from an author appearing often on the free list.

Charmed by the Cowboy book 3 in the Cowboys of Ransom Creek series

Charmed by the cowboy

Amazon quote:

Romance, cowboys, rodeo, ranching and wild mustangs…the Presley men, aka the cowboys of Ransom Creek, will win your heart and have you longing for Texas.

After making a major dating mistake, Cooper Presley has sworn off women. But then he meets his new neighbor and she’s making his new “no dating policy” hard to abide by. She’s special and he knows it, but what’s he going to do about it?

Beth Lee is happy to settle into her new property with her baby goats and her dreams of a small productive farm. Forced to hide from her ex-boyfriend, she isn’t looking for romance of any kind. Especially with a cowboy with a jealous ex of his own. But after Cooper rescues her baby goats she can’t get the handsome cowboy off her mind. When her past catches up to her, Cooper Presley comes to her rescue. Now, despite all the rumors and the jealous ex’s, Beth is at risk of falling in love with the sexy cowboy.


BookRunes has a FREE book for us too. Another book and author new to me. I like new.

Whispers of the Past

Whispers of the Past

Amazon quote:

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? Find and replace these antique pieces as well as show Brian that Christians really are good people and find a little love along the way?


A great day for books!

Happy Reading

Free and bargain books January 28, 2020

BookRunes has a FREE suggestion for us this morning.

Paper Roses, book 5 in Serenity’s Plain Secrets. An Amish Mystery series appearing in my reading list since 2015. All five books have been read and enjoyed by me, and hopefully others too.

Paper Roses

Amazon quote:

Some Amish communities aren’t so cozy.

Paper Roses is the electrifying new addition to the Serenity’s Plain Secrets’ mystery/crime thriller series.

While an archeological team digs up Blood Rock’s sinister past, a forbidden romance begins, and Serenity races to stop a serial killer before he strikes again.

When the mutilated corpse of a young Amish woman is discovered in Blood Rock, Sheriff Serenity Adams embarks on her most terrifying case yet, facing a killer unlike anything she’s seen before. Law enforcement and the Amish join forces to unravel the truth and find the person terrorizing the community, and just when Serenity thinks she’s solved the case, she finds out that the nightmare is far from over.


BookBub has a bargain suggestion ($0.99) from frequently appearing, prolific author, Joy Ohagwu,

The After (Books 1-3) Christian Inspirational Series

The After books 1-3

Amazon quote:

After – Series Book 1

All she had was a stunning voice, but he plotted her downfall and the loss of her faith. Will she let shame win or fight back with the faith he despised?

Sixty thousand people watched as Candace Rodriguez literally fell off the stage while performing the national anthem, wrecking more than her self-esteem. Is her music career over? Now, weighing 350 pounds and jilted by her fiancé after the shame of her public fall, can she find another chance at true love? Will her new Christian faith anchor her future hopes?

Former highbrow stock trader, “JB” Patrickson has had enough of life making mockery of his best laid-out future plans. His father insisted he’d never make it more than selling ” chickn” stock in Kentucky. Proving him wrong, JB succeeded at the NY Stock Exchange, becoming one of the best US traders…until the market crashed in 2008. Seven years later and mired in debt, he can’t shake the urge that God is leading him down a different path. Has he fallen low enough to toil with his hands to eke out a single meal? What future could God plan for him on a farm?

AFTER 2 – Series Book 2

I almost drowned…then I lived.

Blossom Daniels lost her job moments after she reported to work, because she couldn’t climb the stairs for mail delivery, thanks to a permanently broken down elevator. Her day was only beginning. Little did she know, before it ended, she’d be fighting for her life in the chilly grip of the Potomac. 

Josh Miller was running late to his sister’s baby shower–a shower she pressured him to attend, refusing to hear his complaints of, “men don’t attend that sort of event.” But after a slew of traffic mishaps, neither his sister’s baby shower nor the traffic comprised his agenda. He was diving into the depths of the Potomac River to save a person he’d never met. 

Blossom knew her weight would challenge anyone attempting to save her. She prayed desperately, “God, if you save me, I will lose this weight!” First, she must overcome the rough waves determined to sink her. 

AFTER 3 – Series Book 3

After she reached her limit, she stumbled into a miracle.

As far as former supermodel Rachel Song was concerned, her best modeling days–and the good cash it brought along–were over, thanks to her age and a medical condition beyond her control. Stuck with debt, and working a low-paying job, she finds herself doubting an opportunity to revisit her modeling days, was from God. Will she follow through on her promise to be part of this new venture, or will the rejections she’d suffered impact her obedience to God?

Since the day his late fiancee died, New York Times bestselling author, Al Dove had kept one promise to himself–to keep breathing until he died too–and to do nothing more. He was no longer interested in anything life had to offer him beyond breathing, eating and sleeping. 

When a knock at the door, and a sharp awakening led him to revisit his decision, he attempts to pick up the pieces of his life from shambles. Can he see a possible future with God and the people around him in it, or will he remain blinded by grief?


One more bargain at $1.31. from another award winning author, Christy Barritt.

Clean Break (Squeaky Clean Mysteries book 15)

(I know… it says three on the cover but fifteen in the product description. I haven’t discovered why yet, so we’ll just go with it. It does work to search this way.)

Clean Break

Amazon quote:

Gabby and the Cold Case Squad tackle their most personal case yet.

Evie Manson’s foster mom vanished six weeks ago on a trip to Pennsylvania. The mystery surrounding her disappearance haunts Evie. Was it a blind date gone bad? Is she injured somewhere all alone? Why hasn’t anyone heard from her since?

With not a clue in sight, Gabby and the Cold Case Squad travel to Shady Valley to investigate. When no one will answer their questions and hostility abounds around every corner, the crew determines something is definitely shady in the valley.

News of a dead body found in the local park intensifies the search for Evie’s missing mother. Just what is the town hiding? Is Evie’s foster mom even still alive? Gabby and her team need to catch a break before time runs out. But will obstacles at every turn stop them?


My current read is Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas

Happy Reading! Have a good day.

Free books January 26, 2020

Not much action in the world of free books today and BookRunes is the only one with suggestions for us.

Heart’s Design is FREE. I don’t know anything about this book, yet. It will be a surprise for all of us.

Heart's Design

Amazon quote:

Caroline wants to grab hold of the future. Seth can’t let go of the past.

Recent Wellesley College graduate Caroline Prescott’s future is set in stone. After Harvard Law School, she’ll step into place beside her two brothers in their father’s legendary Boston law firm. Caroline secretly longs for the quiet, peaceful life and a career designing jewelry with precious gemstones instead of life as a hotshot Boston attorney.

On a hiking trip with her two best friends weeks before entering law school, Caroline meets Seth Barnes in charming Evergreen, Maine. A mineralogist and part-time college professor, Seth drives a truck sporting an I DIG ROCKS license plate, lives in hiking clothes, flannel shirts and jeans, and loves Jesus.

Two years later, when they meet again, Caroline and Seth confront both the promise of possibility and the pain of past heartaches. What’s a girl to do when the man she secretly loves has a serious girlfriend and seems determined to hold her at arm’s length? And what’s a guy to do when he can’t stay away from a certain irresistible woman no matter how hard he tries? Does the Lord have His own design for their hearts?


I’ve just finished Hope Harbor, which I thoroughly enjoyed. It has great characters and an engaging story line. It’s still a bargain at $0.99.

Hope Harbor


It’s been hard to settle on what comes next. There were several tries that didn’t catch my interest but it looks like Falling for You could be a good choice. It’s still FREE too.

Falling for You

Happy Reading!

Friday Freebies and bargains January 24, 2020

Chautona Havig’s Friday Freebie is Vintage Wren January. It was originally published in installments and later gathered into a book. This is the first book in the whole series.

The Vintage Wren January.

Amazon quote:

The Vintage Wren is a serial novel released in several chapter episodes. Volume One contains the first four and a half episodes in one full-length novel.

Cassie Wren. Legal assistant. Convenience queen. Thrifter extraordinaire. If there was a “green police” she’d be a fugitive from eco-friendly justice.

But when a friend’s teasing feels like a challenge, Cassie accepts it. The result? One year. Twelve months. Fifty-two weeks. Three hundred sixty-five days–of green.

It seemed simple enough. Cut back on paper plates, plastic forks, and straws. Easy peasy. But when her competitive side wars against her desire for convenience, Cassie finds it’s not so easy to be “eco-friendly” and “Cassie-friendly.”


BookBub has a bargain book for us  $0.99

Shelter  I read and enjoyed this book about four years ago, it’s one of my favorites.


Amazon quote:

She begged God to rescue her. 

He said, “Go.” 

So she headed out into the blizzard. In a car that wasn’t exactly hers, with a dog who wasn’t exactly a rat terrier, she drove. Until she ran out of gas in the small Maine town of Mattawooptock. Mattawoopwhat? What on earth is God thinking? 

But it is there, in a weird little bathroom in a weird little church in a weird little town that Maggie Hansen finds herself. And as God would have it, she finds a lot more than that.

You will love this book because it will warm your heart. Read it today!


BookBub has a second bargain book for us today, also $0.99

Hope Harbor is from another author that I enjoy, Irene Hannon

Hope Harbor

Amazon quote:

Tracy Campbell never wanted to leave Hope Harbor, Oregon, or the idyllic three-generation cranberry farm where she grew up. But life–and love–altered her plans. When tragedy strikes and changes her plans yet again, she finds herself back in her hometown with a floundering farm to run and a heartbreaking secret. Romance is not on her agenda. Nor is it on Michael Hunter’s. The visitor from Chicago has daunting secrets of his own. But when Tracy recruits him to help save a struggling charitable organization, the winds of change begin to sweep through Hope Harbor, bringing healing, hope, and love to countless lives–including their own.


I’m currently reading Hush and it is sill FREE. It’s definitely suspenseful.

It reminds me of a favorite TV show, Missing, that lasted a couple of seasons around 2003.  Here is part of the Google blurb describing it  – Jess Mastriani was a normal person who only wanted to take over her parents’ restaurant in Indiana. But that changes when she is hit by lightning, after which she begins seeing visions of missing people. Jess decides to put her newfound ability to use as a consultant to the FBI to help locate missing individuals.

The protagonist in this book wasn’t struck by lightening but has an inherited trait behind the dreams. Hopefully it will be enough to save her life. I’m only half way through the story so it will be awhile before I find out for sure. I’m guessing it will be fine, though, since we seem to go for good endings.

Maybe this book reminds me a little of TV’s Criminal Minds too.


Happy Friday reading!!

Free and bargain books January 22, 2020

BookBub has a great bargain book for us today ($0.99) and it’s from a favorite author. I loved this book.

No One to Trust

No one to trust

Amazon Quote:

Summer Abernathy wakes up one morning to find her husband missing, three men in her home intent on finding him, and the life she’s been living based on a lie. Which Kyle Abernathy did she marry? The computer programmer she met in line at the bank? Or the one who was apparently using that image as a cover story?

The search for her husband–and answers–takes Summer ever deeper into a world of organized crime where people are used one moment and discarded the next. And with her deepest relationship of trust already shattered, Summer doesn’t know who to believe.


BookRunes has a FREE book for us

Deliverance ….I’ve not read this author before so I’m not sure what to think except that it’s worth a try.


Amazon Quote:

Lydia Blankenship and her husband, Jim, lost their own little girl years ago to a medical mishap. It took Lydia nearly thirty years to stop hating the nurse who administered the wrong medicine. Now, she and Jim are once again in parental bliss as the legal guardians for Lydia’s charming five-year-old grandniece, Gracie. The girl’s mother, however—recently released from prison for drug-related theft—plots to kidnap the little girl and run.

Lydia’s happy days with her grandniece are quickly threatened, along with her tranquil marriage. The law is on Lydia’s side, but her niece, Nicole, has years of experience sidestepping the law. When Lydia turns to her friends to help thwart her niece, they support her crazy antics. When she turns to God, she doesn’t like the answers.


Another author I have not experienced but would like to. A bargain book at $0.99

Granted is book 3 in the May Hollow Trilogy


Amazon quote:

Former international flight attendant Annie Taylor is embracing her country roots and racing toward a future with her sustainable farmer fiancé, but wedding plans are complicated by her new job, a mysterious ex-boyfriend, and a narcissistic father. 

Meanwhile, Annie’s old-fashioned grandma, Beulah, is facing a shake-up in the last place she ever thought she would—home. A crisis on May Hollow Road follows a friend’s betrayal, challenging Beulah’s forgiving nature. An unwelcome diet, a new houseguest, and a possible overseas trip will all stretch her spirit—if she lets it.

Happy Reading everyone!

Free books January 20, 2020

BookBub has a FREE suggestion for us this morning.

The McNallys series, To Love, book 1 from Laura Scott. We’ve had several of her stories in the last year.

To Love

Amazon quote:

Desperate for a fresh start, Jazz McNally pours her energy into renovating her grandparent’s mansion overlooking Lake Michigan. Her goal is to turn the cherished childhood home into a bed and breakfast she’d manage with her twin sister. Jazz doesn’t mind the hard work, until vandals strike. She needs help fast or risk missing the date of their grand opening and being in debt to her four older brothers.

Drifter Dalton O’Brien doesn’t mind giving Jazz a hand, knowing once the job was complete he’d be on his way. But he enjoys spending time with her, more than he should. When vandalism escalates into danger, Dalton is determined to keep Jazz safe. Can he let go of the ghosts in his past long enough to embrace the future?


An interesting FREE book on Amazon’s list

Love on the Range Rebecca Nightsong is an author new to me and I’m looking forward to experiencing her prequel to the Looking Glass Lake series.

Love on the Range

Amazon quote:

A plucky city girl. A tough cowboy. Romance in cowboy country.
When a crisis cripples the ranch, stern cowboy Jett Maddox is suddenly promoted to foreman. Just in time for the fall cattle drive. No sweat. Except for the new spitfire cook who is way too soft for wild country.
City-girl Marlee Donovan knows failure. She’s already on her second career, and her family is sure she’ll fail again. But plucky Marlee packs up her chef’s knives and heads west for a cook’s job on a ranch anyway. She’s ready to prove herself.
As Marlee struggles with the hardships of life in the west, Jett finds himself falling for her. And Marlee is drawn to the unexpected soft side of the gruff cowboy.
But when tragedy at the ranch escalates, a difficult decision must be made…and Marlee’s stubborn streak could cost her everything.


One more FREE book found on Amazon:

Sapphire Bay series book 1 Falling For You , Leeanna Morgan has been showing up for us fairly regularly lately.

Falling for You

Amazon quote:

After six years of focusing on her career, Natalie Armstrong craves the peace and tranquility that only Sapphire Bay can give her. But returning to her grandparents’ cottage isn’t as easy as she imagined. No one told her about her houseguest or the unexpected changes in the small town she calls home.


Gabe Lanigan is a former NYPD detective. His new career as a bestselling crime writer has brought him everything he didn’t want–fame, fortune, and a deep distrust of strangers. When Natalie arrives in Sapphire Bay, their unlikely friendship sparks into something he never expected. But he needs to be careful. The real reason he left New York City is closing in fast and Natalie is standing in his way.

FALLING FOR YOU is the first book in the Sapphire Bay series and can easily be read as a standalone. Each of Leeanna’s series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. 


I’m looking forward to every one of this mornings books, just not yet. The blue sky on a  crisp sunny day has me energized to get moving and accomplish something. Tonight, for sure.

Happy Reading!