Free book June 08, 2022

BookRunes has a FREE suggestion with an author we’ve not seen before now.

The Trust Charm (A Finding Faith Romance Book 1)

After losing her brother-in-law in a fire, Avery Sanders makes a vow to never put her heart on the line for a man with a dangerous career. And then Liam Reed walks into her life and everything is suddenly beautiful in ways she’d never imagined.

When Liam meets Avery at the youth center where he volunteers, the attraction is instant. But then he learns that she won’t date guys with a dangerous profession. So he keeps his career as a cop secret until the time is right. When Avery discovers what he’s been hiding, will she trust God with their future? Or will she let it all slip away when tragedy strikes?

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That’s it for suggestions today folks.

Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books June 06, 2022

Playing catch up again on great book suggestions.

1531 Entertainment has several suggestions for us.

The River Beautiful by Andrea Carmen

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.

The River Beautiful mingles history and legend in a fast-paced ride through the deceptively peaceful Allegheny Mountains on a quest for answers amid loss, strength in the face of love, a whirlwind of self-discovery, and learning to use faith to illuminate even the darkest places.

I will admit to downloading this book several years ago and not reading it. Probably the darkness of the story was the stumbling block. Maybe I should try again, just in case now is a better time.

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This next one is another downloaded book I’ve not read. I have read and enjoyed other Ted Dekker books though. His books chart as Science Fiction and Metaphysical Fantasy.

Black (Circle Book 1)

Thomas Hunter narrowly survives a shooting attempt only to awaken in an alternate universe of green forests, a world to which he subsequently travels every time he goes to sleep.

This is the short version of a synopsis. The longer one is… long… and wild.

Check it out. He is on a quest to save the world. Both of them.

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Changing the subject totally…

BookRunes has a suggestion I have read and enjoyed.

Red Rose Bouquet: (Grace Revealed Book 2)

Cheryl Thompson learned over a decade ago to guard her shattered heart with a veil of cold indifference. Life since that day has been an endless cycle of detachment and loneliness, followed by superficial relationships. Break up, rinse, and repeat. Until something in her snaps. This life…she can’t do it anymore. She returns to her childhood home in the Colorado Rockies to help her nana.

Brock Kelly lived high as King of the Slopes in the world of snowboard cross racing. Medals. Money. Fame. But after a visit to an orphanage in Mexico, he gave up his adrenaline-packed lifestyle to follow a calling from God he didn’t know he had—helping kids who’d been damaged emotionally.

When Cheryl finally tells Brock what she’s never told anyone else…no wonder she is the way she is. It would take a miracle to heal that wound, and a love bigger than Brock had ever imagined to walk with her through the process.

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I think there could be more but that will have to be a new post.

Happy Reading y’all…

Although, with this lot it may be more tense than happy.

Tense can be good though… right?

Free books May 24, 2022

BookRunes has an interesting FREE book suggestion.

Enchanting Everton (Everton Diaries Book 1)

Elinor Grant has spent most of her life on a quiet farm with just her family and the forest to keep her company. When her orphaned cousins come to live with them, she moves to the city to earn some money to send home. However, adjusting to city life isn’t always easy.

Jack Price was abandoned by his parents at a young age, and lived on the streets of Everton with barely enough to survive. Adopted by the Price family at the age of eleven, Jack is still searching to understand who he is, and overcome the memories of the past that threaten to hold on to him forever.

Can Jack find it in himself to forgive the boy from his past who tells him he’ll never be good enough?

And can Elinor believe in herself enough to do something she never thought she could do?

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Another interesting FREE book

Lessons in Love (Secrets in Savannah Book 2)

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

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

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

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I have read and enjoyed the second story but the first is all new to me. It will be a surprise.

Happy Reading!!

Free and bargain books May 01, 2022

BookRunes has an gripping tale for us.

Shining Grace: A Christian Romance (The Whitecliffe Bay Series Book 1) 

A young woman’s tragic mistake. Another woman’s chance to forgive.

Learning to adjust to life as a widow and single parent was never part of Sarah Harvey’s plan. But when her husband was killed in a tragic accident, it’s exactly what she had to do.

Twelve months on from her husband’s death, Sarah finds herself adjusting to her ‘new normal’ as the permeating fog of grief starts to lift. With a promotion at work, and meeting the handsome Dr Caleb Willis, she finds herself rediscovering the meaning of joy, until another accident strikes her family.

When a letter arrives from the woman responsible for her husband’s death, Sarah is caught between choosing forgiveness, or allowing anger and bitterness to dictate her future.

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Browsing showed another interesting book.

From the Ruins (Winds of Change Book 1)

Since becoming a widow, these questions have plagued Sandra Tolbrook to the point where she feels completely lost without her soul mate. After an ankle injury forces her to sell the family home, her three children convince her to move into Summerset Resort, a retirement village for over-50’s. With a tennis court, swimming pool and cinema, the resort had sounded so perfect when she signed on the dotted line. But now, she’s not so sure …

Damien Kensington is Summerset Resort’s most eligible bachelor, according to some of the other retirees nearby. It doesn’t sit well with him, given the past he’s not proud of, the past he tries to keep hidden – but good-naturedly, he takes the title in his stride. It’s not until he meets the new widow two streets away that he realises something has been missing from his life.

When Sandra’s children suggest she step out of her comfort zone and start living again, a road trip to North Queensland seems to be the perfect solution. But surely she can’t do that … at her age! Or with Summerset Resort’s most eligible bachelor! What would people say?! A pastor’s widow travelling with another man – imagine the scandal!

But the road trip may be just what Sandra and Damien need. Along with exploring beautiful parts of Australia, they discover a wonderful friendship, a deeper faith, and an abandoned house which might just be the answer to Sandra’s prayers.

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A new pre-order bargain book showed up from an author regularly seen here.

Stand by Me: A clean and faith-filled opposites attract small town Christmas romance. 

He’s big city, she’s small town. He’s a fast-paced businessman, she’s a slowed-down artist. He loves the night life, she loves the quiet life. He’s wealthy, she… well, isn’t. Can such opposites make love work?

Successful Austin CEO Isaiah Williams rarely gives himself the luxury of time off. He thrives on the buzz of making deals and signing multi-million dollar contracts. But spending the holidays in a small Oregon town with his former business partner will let him arrange to buy his friend’s share of their business. And maybe also give him a chance to spend more time with the pretty artist he met and fell for at his friend’s wedding.

Watercolor artist and cafe manager Cas Salter loves to paint the ever-changing ocean. She also loves her friends, her church, and the way her mental health problems have improved since she came back to live in Chapel Cove. And okay, maybe she does love Isaiah, just a little bit. His confident charm is hard to resist, but she can’t give up the life she’s worked hard to create or the faith that means everything to her to join him in the fast lane. Life in the slow lane suits her fine.

When Isaiah is thrown into relying on God as his world crumbles, will Cas choose to stand by him? And when she reveals the reason she can’t risk moving back to the city, can he choose to stand by her?

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This has been a good book day.

Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books April 22, 2022

The first one today is a FREE book alert coming directly from the author. It has been awhile since we’ve heard much from Chautona and we’ve missed her weekly visits. Life happens and things change, we’re just glad to see her again, even for a moment.

Bookers on the Rocks: Elnora Island (Independence Islands Book 7)

If it ain’t broke, why’s she so intent on fixing it?

Tessa Booker hates romance.

For twenty-five years, Tessa Booker has insisted that romance is something Hollywood cooked up to sell books and movies. Yes, she knows the word existed before movies.  She doesn’t care. That’s her story, and she’s sticking to it.

So when Ross gets a gentle nudge from Mallory Barrows to look into what Tessa’s doing every day while he’s at work, he discovers a romance in the works–one that sounds a little too “ripped from the pages” of his life!

Who is this woman, and what has she done with his wife? 

Armed with advice from 101 Ways to Romance Your Wife and a copy of the manuscript he printed while she was napping, he’s determined to figure out what’s up with his wife… and if maybe a little romance wouldn’t be a good thing after all.

In a twist of the “on the rocks trope,” this book introduces the next island in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters.

The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.

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A bargain we didn’t bite on that’s showed up a few times in the last few days, we will break down and go for it today. This author has been on my read and enjoyed list for years.

The Promise of Dawn (Under Northern Skies Book #1)

Beloved Author Lauraine Snelling Launches New Immigrant Series

When Signe, her husband, Rune, and their three boys arrive in Minnesota from Norway to help a relative clear his land of lumber, they dream of owning their own farm and building a life in the New World. But Uncle Einar and Aunt Gird are hard, demanding people, and Signe and her family soon find themselves worked nearly to the bone in order to repay the cost of their voyage. At this rate, they will never have land or a life of their own.

Signe tries to trust God but struggles with anger and bitterness. She has left behind the only life she knew, and while it wasn’t an easy life, it wasn’t as hard as what she now faces. When a new addition to the family arrives, Signe begins to see how God has been watching over them throughout their ordeal. But after all that has happened, can she still believe in the promise of a bright future?

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BookRunes has an interesting FREE suggestion for us.

Coming Home: A Sweet Small Town Romance (Montana Promises Book 1) 

Fans of Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series will love this small-town, feel-good romance!

Mia Costas is a successful artist, not an event planner. Agreeing to help stage a charity gala is the last thing she needs, but it’s for a good cause and she doesn’t want to let her friends down. When she realizes how important the event is, she knows she’s not the best person for the job—and so will the director of the hospital if he discovers who she is.

With less than three months until the opening of a new neonatal unit, Stan Lewis, the Director of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, needs to organize the biggest fundraising event Montana has ever seen. An event staging company could be the answer to all his problems or create more than he ever imagined.

With the hopes of more than one child resting on their shoulders, Stan and Mia work together to create a night no one will forget. And maybe, if they let themselves believe in the power of love, they can create a little magic of their own.

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There may be more yet but we will go with this for now.

Happy Reading!

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 book April 17, 2022

BookRunes has a FREE suggestion for us. One we had back in 2019, I’m trying to remember this story. It sounds interesting and I’m downloading it again for a refresher.

Tess in Boots: A Country Romance

Tess Dougherty plans every aspect of her life right down to the last detail. But she doesn’t plan on running her boyfriend off by bringing up the topic of marriage before he’s ready. And she doesn’t plan to lose her job on the day she’s set to receive a huge promotion. So when her perfect world unravels, Tess makes a new plan: disappear.

Tess packs her bags and leaves her city apartment for a remote vineyard in North Carolina. At first, she’s put off by the slow pace of small-town life in the South. She’s especially irritated by Thatcher, the vineyard’s smart-mouth, dimple-faced farmhand. But she soon begins to appreciate the area’s charm, and Thatcher’s charm, too. She even swaps her trademark heels for a pair of cowboy boots. As Tess spends more time getting to know Thatcher, she finds herself loosening her grip on her old life little by little. Unfortunately, things on the vineyard aren’t as simple as they seem. There’s a secret here, and when the truth comes to light, Tess is forced to reconsider every plan she’s ever made.

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I’m off for a family Easter dinner at my daughter’s place. I love spending time with family.

One of these days soon I hope to be set up so you can travel to the city with me. It’s not that great on this grey and cloudy day but a bright and sunny day is a much different story.

Wishing you a blessed and pleasant day.

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

Free and bargain books April 07, 2022

This is a good day, we have books.

BookBub has a FREE suggestion for us.

Piercehaven: Welcome to the Island (Piercehaven Trilogy Book 1)

Should Emily try to fit in—or fight for what’s right?

Emily has finally found her dream job. She’s moving to a remote Maine island to teach high school English. The handsome lobsterman is an unexpected bonus.

But life on the island is very different. The eccentric islanders seem to be hiding something from her, but what is it? And does she even want to know? If she figures out the secret, she might have to do something about it.

Welcome to Piercehaven, an idyllic small town in the middle of the Atlantic, where things aren’t as simple as they seem and everyone is obsessed with basketball. You’ll love this faith-filled story because you’ll feel like you’re right there with Emily, tasting the fresh, salty air. Visit Piercehaven today!

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BookRunes has a FREE suggestion for us and I’m looking forward to it.

A Lawman for Lisette: Christian Historical Western Fiction (Willow Wood Brides Book 1)

When Lisette Pelletier answers an ad to become a physician in the frontier town of Willow Wood, Idaho, she knows her life will change forever. What she doesn’t expect is to fall in love with the U.S. Marshal whose life she saves on her way to town. Federal Marshal Grayson Dutton spent his career protecting pioneers, chasing down bandits, settling disputes before they erupted into gunfire, and returning fire when needed. None of it prepared him for dealing with a feisty lady doc who can’t see when she’s in over her head.
When Grayson hears the gang of outlaws that attacked the stagecoach that brought Lisette to Willow Wood have targeted the lady doc, he’ll stop at nothing to protect her. Lisette doesn’t want to give the lawman the reins to her life. She came west to serve the people of Willow Wood, not hide under her bed in fear at the first sign of danger.
She certainly didn’t plan to fall for a long-legged lawman whose kisses make her dream of marriage, babies, and happily-ever-after, all the things that conflict with her call to medicine. Can she find a place in her life and her heart for love? Can Grayson tame the wild filly before she gets both of them killed?

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1531 Entertainment has a bargain suggestion.

Rekindling Trust (Widow’s Might Book 2)

Widow Edythe Westin’s rebellious young son is suspected of arson and assault. With nowhere else to turn, she defies her controlling father and appeals for help from the only man she ever loved—the man who deserted her when she needed him most.

Attorney Barrett Seaton returned to his hometown to make his brother’s final days comfortable. Seeing Edy again raises his guard, especially when she remains under her father’s thumb…just like the day she rejected Barrett to marry another man.

A second betrayal by Edy would destroy Barrett as surely as her devious father destroyed his brother. But to save her son, somehow, they must rekindle the trust that was lost years earlier.

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Three books new to us. Awesome.

I’m excited, and trying to figure out how I can free up more reading time!

Check these out.

What a good deal. Three books for the price of one bargain. Grab them quickly before they disappear.

Happy Reading.

Free and bargain books April 06, 2022

This is a day for Romance.

BookRunes has a FREE popular author suggestion for us. There are 10 Pepper Basham books in my collection and I’ve read all but two. This is one of the two. It was added in 2018 and sadly I’m on my third reader since then and it was left behind. It has jumped to the head of the line for next up as current read.

Just the Way You Are (A Pleasant Gap Romance Book 1)

Single mom, Eisley Barrett, prefers to keep romance housed within a centuries-old mystery, but when she travels to England to unearth the secret, an actor with a sordid past offers her heart a very different type of discovery.

Wes Harrison has a past he’s ashamed to confess. Suspicious and cynical, he’s managed to avoid romantic entanglements since a tragedy upended his career and life, that is until American Eisley Barrett comes along. Her authenticity and kindness upend his bitter assumptions and send his heart into unscripted territory.

When his past threatens to ruin a second chance at love, can some Appalachian matchmaking and letters from the grave salvage their unexpected romance?

Humor, love, mystery, cute kids, crazy families, and culture clashes make this Britallachian Romance a unique and delightful romantic comedy sprinkled with adventure. A clean and spicy read.

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1531 Entertainment has a bargain suggestion.

Stay with Me (Misty River Romance, A Book #1)

Loving her is a risk he can’t afford . . . and can’t resist.

When acclaimed Bible study author Genevieve Woodward receives an anonymous letter referencing her parents’ past, she returns to her hometown in the Blue Ridge Mountains to chase down her family’s secret. However, it’s Genevieve’s own secret that catches up to her when Sam Turner, owner of a historic farm, uncovers the source of shame she’s worked so hard to hide.

Sam has embraced his sorrow, his isolation, and his identity as an outsider. He’s spent years carving out both career success and peace of mind. The last thing he wants is to rent the cottage on his property to a woman whose struggles stir his worst failure back to life. Yet can he bear to turn her away right when she needs him most?

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That’s all there is for today, for the moment anyway. I’ll be back later if more shows up.

Happy Reading