Free book June 23, 2022

Good Morning all. It’s a beautiful day again and to make it even better BookBub has a FREE suggestion for us.

After All (Hanover Falls Series Book 3)

Eighteen months after the Grove Street Fire took the life of her husband and four other heroic firefighters, Susan Marlowe thinks she’s finally beginning to heal.

But then Susan discovers that David carried a secret to his grave. A secret that changes everything she thought their marriage had been. For the sake of their sons, can Susan forgive the unforgivable?

Andrea Morley lost her closest friend in the fire. But she has no right to mourn him. Instead, she must forever grieve in silence—because her dearest friend was someone else’s husband.

Peter Brennan carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. As Hanover Falls’ fire chief, he was responsible for the brave firefighters who lost their lives that awful November night. Can he ever shake the feeling that he should have somehow prevented the tragedy? As he tries to rebuild the team at Clemens County’s Station 2, it seems he might find comfort in the arms of the woman he least expected.

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That’s all we have so far. Maybe there will be more later and I’ll be back. Hopefully.

Happy Reading!

Free book June 19, 2022

BookBub has a FREE suggestion for us.

Ben in Love: A Ben Mitchell/Titus Ray Thriller (Ben Mitchell/Titus Ray Thrillers)

CIA operative Titus Ray isn’t interested in getting involved in Ben Mitchell’s love life.
Not until he discovers Ben is lying about being in love with the daughter of a Turkish cleric.

Ben’s love life is complicated . . .
Ben claims to be in love with Kamila Hanim, the daughter of an exiled Muslim cleric, who’s been accused of trying to overthrow the Turkish government. Titus doesn’t believe him. He thinks Ben is in love with Jennifer, another CIA operative. Can Ben’s feelings for Jennifer survive his deception?

Ben’s love life is confusing . . .
After Titus decides to put Ben under surveillance, he follows him to a compound in northern Virginia, where he discovers Ben is entangled in a duplicitous joint operation involving the FBI and an operative from Titus’s past. Will Titus be able to share his newfound faith with an old enemy?


Ben’s love life is cunning . . .
Once Titus learns the truth about Ben’s deception, he and Jennifer join with Ben to prevent a Turkish terrorist cell from carrying out a kidnapping operation on American soil. Can the two men discover the truth before it’s too late?

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The current collection is about done, and then it’s on to another mystery. The collection hasn’t been my favorite but it was still a worthwhile read.

Northwest Counter-Terrorism Taskforce: the complete series

Next it will be …

Lethal Deception (Refuge from Danger Book 1)

I’m looking forward to this next one.

Happy Reading guys and gals.

Free and Bargain books June 17, 2022

It’s a beautiful sunny day. A cheerful start to any day and I’m loving it.

Even better, we have book suggestions to make it a doubly nice day.

BookBub has several Romance suggestions for us. Light reading compared to Mystery/Suspense. As a bonus they are short reads and one is free.

In Love with Alaska: The Alaskan Sunrise Romances Full Series Collection (Alaska Sunrise Romances) 

Brothers, sisters, cousins, and friends—are all about to learn that love has a way of finding you when you least expect it. From rescue dogs to avalanches and every possible scenario in between, the one thing that doesn’t change is how hard each is willing to fight to secure a happily ever after.

This special full series collection of the Alaska Sunrise Romances by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Storm includes nine novellas full of heart and humor, the perfect pick-me-up for any day!

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Someone to Trust (Life Unexpected Book 2)

She wants to give him her heart. He wants to give her the best chance at a happy life. They’re headed separate ways . . . until faith steps in.

Chess Summers never got to have a “real” family growing up. Thankfully, his makeshift family of former foster kids has given him the sense of belonging he’s always been missing. However, insecurities about his dark past may cost him the future he longs for, especially when it comes to Brooke, the spunky and beautiful woman he has found himself falling for. He’s determined to protect her, and convinced she deserves someone much better than him.

Brooke Pierce may have had a rough childhood, but she also had her trust in Christ, which sustained her through it all. When Chess crushes Brooke’s dreams of a future together, she must rely on faith once again to heal her heart and help her move on. But is walking away from each other the answer? Or does redemption lie in these two broken spirits facing the past together?

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1531 Entertainment has an interesting bargain suggestion from an author new to me.

A Strike to the Heart

She’s fiercely independent. He’s determined to protect her.

Wisconsin, 1933When a routine mission becomes an ambush that kills his team, Craft Agency sniper Miles Wright determines to find the persons responsible and protect the woman he rescued. But the fierce independence that led Lily Moore to leave her family’s dairy business for the solitary life of a dog trainer and the isolation of her farm don’t make that easy. Neither does his unwanted attraction to her. Meanwhile, escalating incidents confirm that she’s far from safe.

Lily fears letting the surprisingly gentle retired marine into her life almost as much as she fears whoever is threatening her. As Wisconsin farmers edge toward another milk strike, one that will surely turn violent, it becomes clear that the plot against Lily may be part of a much larger conspiracy. When the search for her abductor leads close to home, she must decide whether to trust her family or the man who saved her life.

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Not a bad start to the weekend.

Happy reading everyone.

Free books June 09, 2022

BookBub has a FREE suggestion I am exited to see. It’s book 1 in a new Suspense series by Lisa Phillips, one of my favorite and prolific authors.

Point of Impact (Last Chance Downrange Book 1) 

“Lisa Phillips is the master of edge-of-your-seat action and suspense!” – USA Today best-selling, RITA winning author, Susan May Warren

An old haunt.
A deadly killer at work.


Fifteen years after a serial killer tormented them, Addie and Jacob are living very different lives.
As an FBI Profiler, Addie is on the edge of burnout. When she returns home, she has to face down every nightmare she’s ever had. Is the resurgence of a series of all too familiar deadly crimes the work of a former ally, or a mastermind who has been pulling her strings all along?

Recluse and artist Jacob likes his life. It’s how he’s managed to cope with who he became all those years ago. But he can’t avoid the past any longer. Not when Addie walks back into town, and right back into his life.

The past returns in a wave of unexplained crimes. Addie and Jacob find themselves at the heart of it all, at the place where their lives were torn apart.

This stand-alone story is part of the accountant’s office series, Last Chance Downrange.
An all-new setting. An all-new set of characters.

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1531 Entertainment has a FREE cozy mystery suggestion. We have seen author Bruce Hammack a few times in the last year, books 1-3 in this series. The PI is blind, an interesting wrinkle in story dynamics.

Murder In The Dunes: A clean-read private investigator mystery (Smiley and McBlythe Mystery Series Book 7) 

A detective’s perfect vacation: sun, sand, surf… and murder.

When blind PI Steve Smiley visits his friend and writing mentor, Kate Bridges, he anticipates an idyllic South Padre Island getaway. The island’s magic spell is broken when Kate is accosted by her abusive ex-husband. Two days later, his body is found in the dunes, and she becomes the prime suspect.

With the police in a hurry to close the case and Kate arrested for the murder, Steve sets out to find the real killer. His investigation leads him into the dangerous world of dirty cops and the Mexican cartel—a world where there are no rules.

In a last ditch effort to prove Kate’s innocence, Steve lays a trap for the murderer. Can he outwit the devious opponent, or will the next blood spilled in the sand be his?

Smiley and McBlythe are on the case. He’s a blind former police detective with a special gift for solving homicides and she’s a straight-to-the-point Boston debutante turned detective.

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A good day for books, yes it is.

Happy Reading!

Catch up on Bargain books June 03, 2022

We are way behind on checking out free and bargain books and I’m trying a bit of a catch-up.

BookBub has an interesting suggestion from earlier in the week with an author new to this site. I’m looking forward to this read.

Shadow Game: A Christian Romantic Suspense (Shadow Alliance Book 1)

She must put her faith in a God she doesn’t trust in order to save a man she can never have.
Morgan Caine spent three years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit before being acquitted, but that doesn’t mean she’s innocent. While trying to rebuild her life, she takes a gamble and hacks into a computer network, stumbling across an assassination plot in the process. But despite the possible risks, she refuses to sit back and let a man die, even if he represents everything she’s never had.
But Oliver Wright is not the man she thinks he is, and her good deed traps her in a conspiracy that forces her to question everything she’s known to be true and reveals to both of them that they have more in common than they first realized. Now, with time running out, both Morgan and Oliver must decide how much they are willing to sacrifice in order to save each other
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1531 Entertainment has an interesting suggestion.

In Search of a Prince

It seems like a dream come true . . . until it forces her to question everything.

Brielle Adebayo is fully content teaching at a New York City public school and taking annual summer vacations with her mother to Martha’s Vineyard. But everything changes when her mom drops a bombshell–Brielle is really a princess in the island kingdom of Ọlọrọ Ilé, off the coast of Africa, and she must immediately assume her royal position, since the health of her grandfather, the king, is failing.

Distraught by all the secrets her mother kept, Brielle is further left spinning when the Ọlọrọ Ilé Royal Council brings up an old edict that states she must marry before her coronation, or the crown will pass to another. Brielle is uncertain if she even wants the throne, and with her world totally shaken, where will she find the courage to take a chance on love and brave the perils a wrong decision may bring?

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Not a lot to show for the week but two new books are still appreciated, always.

It’s Friday, maybe something else will pop up and I’ll be back. I’m thinking Christy Barritt will have something new coming out soon. Hopefully. I will be checking it out.

I have some appreciated reads to share with you too. Coming soon.

Happy Reading y’all

Free and bargain books April 20, 2022

BookBub and BookRunes both have suggestions for us.

Northern Hearts (Heroes of the Tundra Book 2)

Wealthy socialite Kali McIntyre dreams of opening her own dessert bar, Sassy Sweets, in downtown Winnipeg—until her father crushes that dream when he cuts her off financially. He’s determined to get her to use her law degree to join the family’s high-powered law firm. She’s determined to do anything but that. And when an unknown-to-her aunt dies in Churchill, Manitoba, leaving her an unbelievable inheritance, Kali’s on the next flight up north to make her dreams a reality.

Chef Jake Miller has lived in Churchill for the past ten years, working hard to keep The Great Northern Lodge afloat through some tough times. But then his business partner dies unexpectedly, without telling him that she’d changed her will or that she had a niece who is set to inherit everything. Now, Jake and Kali have thirty days to work together and decide—who will stay and who will go—before Christmas rolls around. Secrets, attempted murder, and a new menu all add up to a Christmas unlike any other.

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This is a new author for me.

Winter’s Captive (The Georgia Series Book 1)

Recently separated from her cheating husband and unaware of a budding pregnancy, Georgia Charles is on her way to Yukon to visit a childhood friend.

After she’s attacked by unknown men, Georgia’s trip becomes a fight for survival. Escaping to the wild, she seeks shelter in an abandoned cabin.

With no survival skills and an impending childbirth, Georgia has to face the harsh elements of British Columbia’s Last Frontier – and her inner demons – in order to survive.

As adversity and unrelenting conditions test her character and will to live, can Georgia save herself, and her unborn child?

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That’s it for today

Have a good one…

Happy Reading.

Free books April 18, 2022

BookBub has a FREE collection suggestion. I see we read and enjoyed book 1 in this boxset several years ago.

The Brides of Purple Heart Ranch Boxset Volume 1: Three Sweet Marriage of Convenience Western Romances

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

Maggie Shaw lost both her job as a veterinary technician and her apartment on the same day. Who knew her unreasonable landlord would kick her out for being four dogs over the one pet limit? Now, she and her gang of special-needs dogs are in trouble. Fate puts her in Dylan’s path with a proposal that seems too good to be true—but can her heart bear a loveless marriage of convenience?

HAND OVER HIS HEART
Francisco DeMonti has always been a man with a plan. Though his last plan led to his entire squad being wounded on a mission in Afghanistan. Now he’s seeking redemption by getting all the men in his unit hitched so they can stay together and heal. But his own heart is under lock and key due to the shrapnel around it that could kill him at any moment.

After years of scraping and saving, Eva Lopez finally steps foot onto a college campus only to be yanked away by the mean streets she came from. A local gang threatens her family’s safety until a wounded veteran offers a reprieve: marry a soldier in exchange for protection and the freedom to attend school.

OFFERING HIS ARM
Reed Cannon may be a numbers guy but being minus one arm due to enemy fire hasn’t slowed him down. Now he’s faced with a new challenge—find a bride so he can stay on the rehabilitation ranch that has given him and his squad back their lives. Reed turns to a dating app to narrow down the selection of potential brides. The woman who matches him nearly 100% is accessible online, but out of reach in reality.

Sarai Austin has done the impossible, she’s found a great guy online. The problem is now he wants to meet in person, and Sarai’s not ready for IRL. Her profile picture was taken three years and thirty pounds ago. To hide her weight issues, she tells Reed she’s out of town on business. All she needs is a couple of months to lose the weight and get back down to model-size. What she doesn’t count on is running into Reed in town.
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There are still other suggestion emails to check out but anything there will fit better in a separate post.

Hopefully I will have reason to be back soon.

Happy Reading

Free books April 14, 2022

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen any special promotions from this first author and I’m excited to see her. I do enjoy her writing and have missed her.

BookBub is the suggester of this one. It’s FREE

The Seat Beside Me (The Steadfast Series Book 1) 

Welcome aboard Flight 1382

You are seated next to a stranger. An insignificant coincidence, small talk and pretzels. Yet this time, there’s a connection. A bond forms and your life is changed for having met them.

Five passengers and the people in the seats beside them. Five plus five. Ten lives forever linked—by chance or divine design? And someone is a hero and doesn’t even know it.

In the aftermath of a crisis, the passengers reevaluate their priorities and question the meaning of their lives. Compelling truths surface about what is really important. No one will be able to ignore the special significance of chance encounters ever again.

Is there a hero in you?

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BookRunes has a FREE suggestion for us too. I’ve read this author but can’t remember much about the experience. The price is right for us to take a chance.

Westward Wanderers-Book 3: Season of Flight 

Two sisters are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Fern has always wanted to see the ocean, so when her mother asks her to accompany a wagon load of bees to Emerald City, Oregon, she jumps at the chance.

Content to stay at home, Iris, Fern’s sister, never imagines that God will call her to follow after her sister–alone.

What will the Founder sisters find waiting for them in the coastal town? Perhaps true love . . . or danger beyond their wildest imaginations. Their sisterly bond might be challenged in ways they never dreamed . . . can they pass the test?

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Two is not too overwhelming and they will be a nice change from the mysteries we’ve been reading lately.

At least I hope you have been reading mysteries with me lately. There have been some good ones.

Happy Reading y’all

Bargain books April 13, 2022

It’s been a crazy day. We were excited because spring was happening and the snow was nearly gone … until this morning. We woke up to the results of another big storm moving in and it looks like it will be hanging around for a few more days. The whole world is covered in snow again, the heavy wet sloppy kind. I’ve been putting off grocery shopping and the promise of more snow is a great motivator. There is food in the cupboards, let the storm do it’s thing.

On top of that we have books. We are ready.

BookBub has a great suggestion. I’m hooked on the first chapter.

Vendetta (The Nikki Boyd Files Book #1)

No one needs to push Nikki Boyd to excel on the Tennessee Missing Persons Task Force. The case of her own missing sister, still unsolved after ten years, is the driving force in her work. When a Polaroid photo of a missing girl shows up at a crime scene, Nikki quickly recognizes similarities to the past. The closer she gets to the abductor, the more she feels this case has become personal, and she is not the hunter . . . but the hunted.

With this explosive first book in The Nikki Boyd Files, award-winning author Lisa Harris takes you on a fast-paced pursuit of justice that will have you holding your breath until the heart-stopping finish.

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1531 Entertainment has a FREE suggestion from an author we’ve not seen before.

The Loophole in Lilies: A small-town, Christian romance (Hometown Holiday Heartstrings Book 4)

Let her stubborn but oh-so-dreamy neighbor remain single? Not on her watch. If only he weren’t her perfect match.

Kendra Keller prides herself in her matchmaking prowess until she tries to set up Dusty Williams. He has a knack for derailing her plans while making her weak in the knees. She knows when she’s not wanted, though, and has no desire for a repeat heartbreak.

Dusty has been dodging Kendra for months. She talks too much. Plus, all she wants is to play matchmaker, and he’s not interested. He has a more pressing problem, and he doesn’t want to talk about it. But when Kendra moves in across the way, there’s no more avoiding.

As Dusty discovers she’s not so bad—maybe even meant to be—can he admit his attraction when he’s at his lowest? He may be the only one who can make Kendra believe she has more to offer a man than mere matchmaking.

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I’m soon to be finished my current read and this first book has a good chance at being my next one. I’m looking forward to it already.

Have a good day folks…

and Happy Reading

Free and bargain books April 11, 2022

Good morning! On this beautiful sunny day in my part of the world. Hopefully your day is sunny too. If not by the sun in the sky then hopefully by the joy in your life. The kind of joy not dictated by our circumstances.

Maybe we can find a book that will contribute to your joy, or at least will be a needed distraction.

BookBub has a FREE suggestion from an author we’ve seen often. Her books are thoughtful and insightful, just what we need at times. I have read and enjoyed this one.

A Nest of Sparrows 

His Fiancée Was the One Woman He’d Loved.
Her Children Are All He Has Left.

Reserved contractor Wade Sullivan never expected to fall in love with Starr Parnell or to love her three small kids as if they were his own. But that’s exactly what happened. As their wedding draws near, however, tragedy strikes–and Wade must put aside his own grief in order to help Starr’s children cope.

As Wade focuses his efforts on caring for the children, he discovers that their tender, young lives give tremendous meaning to his own broken one. Then Starr’s abusive ex-husband shows up to claim the offspring who barely remember him–and Wade prepares for the fight of his life.

Will Anyone Believe His Claim to Love the Children More than Their Father Loves Them?

A powerful novel of loss and discovery, courage and grace, A Nest of Sparrows masterfully illustrates one man’s struggle to know when to fight, when to let go, and when to simply wait.

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1531 Entertainment has a bargain suggestion with another author we see often. I’ve read and enjoyed this book too.

Agent Undercover (Rose Mountain Refuge Book 1)

From bestselling author Lynette Eason comes this exciting suspense about a child in need of protection—and a killer in pursuit, part of the Rose Mountain Refuge series.The traumatized six-year-old boy hasn’t said one word since the unsolved murder of his single mother. And now, the killer is after the child—and the devoted uncle raising him, Dr. Dylan Seabrook. Working undercover in the boy’s school, DEA agent Paige Ashworth is determined to find the murderer. But she can’t tell Dylan her real identity, what she knows—or just how close to the case she really is. Dylan’s strength and fierce love for his nephew soon have Paige longing to join their family. First, though, they must catch a killer who never wants little Alex to speak again.

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That’s it for now. If anything else interesting shows up later I will be back.

Happy Reading!