Bargain books April 27, 2020

Fresh inspiration is what I needed in the daily search for good books. Focusing on a single author worked well yesterday and it should be good as a search method today too. After several other tries, Carol Moncado looks promising with an assortment of bargain books. A taste test for some of her other books.

Finding Mr. Write: (CANDID Romance Book 1) $1.24

Finding Mr Write

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Jeremiah Jacobs moved to the Ozarks for a fresh start. He knows no one and has no plans to get romantically involved with anyone. Ever. He’s already had his heart ripped out once and once is enough. Besides he has contractual obligations that prevent him from talking about work – and what woman would want to be involved with a man who has to keep his job a secret? When he attends his first local writers’ group meeting, he finds the leader so intriguing, his instant attraction to her threatens to complicate his currently uncomplicated life.

Dorrie Miller has never been good enough. Not for her father or any of the guys she’s dated in the past. She’s pushed beyond her father’s disapproval to have a good career while pursuing her dream of becoming a published novelist. The Christian Authors Network – Dedicated to Inspirational Distinction, or CANDID, is hosting their annual conference in Indianapolis and who’s rumored to be in attendance? The super reclusive, super-star author, Mya Elizabeth Linscott.

The hunky new member of her local CANDID group, Jeremiah, wants to carpool to Indy. Dorrie can handle not making a fool of herself for eight hours each way. Right? But she never imagined doing a favor for someone during the conference would leave her accidentally married to the gorgeous guy she barely knows. How will she get out of this mess, married to a near stranger? Does she want to? Will her insecurities and Jeremiah’s secrets tear them apart? Or can she trust that, all along, God’s been helping her with Finding Mr. Write?

Hmm… this sounds interesting.


This one I’ve seen before and it’s good to see it again.

Good Enough for a Princess: (The Monarchies of Belles Montagnes Book 1)  $1.32

Good enough for a Princess

Amazon quote:

The Monarchies of Belles Montagnes
Book 1: Montevaro

Crown Princess Adeline of Montevaro has her life planned out for her: get her Master’s in international relations, marry nobility, produce an heir, inherit the throne. There’s no room for romance with the single father she meets when their cars collide on an icy winter night. Parliament – and her father – would never approve.

Charlie Brewer grew up without roots. The son of an archaeologist father and anthropologist mother, he either traveled along or lived with his aunt and uncle in the States. He’s determined to give his daughter the stability he never had. He also wants to give her a mom, but the beautiful European he’s falling for refuses to move to Serenity Landing, Missouri permanently.


There were more bargains but they were novellas, a 100+ pages or so, too many of them to mention at the moment. Check out Carol Moncado on Amazon if you like shorter stories. They did look interesting.

This search wasn’t as fruitful as expected so we will finish with an assortment of authors (including Carol) as a further taste test. A year ago was the first sighting of this collection and I know I’ve mentioned it more than once but it was a very good read.


Betwixt Two Hearts (Crossroads Collection) $1.31

Betwixt two hearts

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Betwixt Two Hearts by Amanda Tru
With control of their dating website the prize, Bailey and Camden embark on a matchmaking competition that snags on unexpected results. All is fair in a contest of love. May the best matchmaker win.

The Swedehearts Glory Quilt by Cathe Swanson
Eleanor ran away to find herself. David knew exactly where he wanted to go. Could a matchmaking agency put them on the same map?

Whole Latte Love by Kari Trumbo
Misguided Drew thinks all quiet women hide harmful secrets. While pretty, new best friend Addi’s soft-spoken nature reminds him too much of past hurts to move their relationship forward. Can a matchmaking agency change his heart?

Seoul Refuge by Alana Terry
Caroline is a new believer, excited and passionate about her faith. Calvin is a Boston police detective, an atheist who can hardly believe Christians have brainwashed his wife. Caroline just wants to follow God. Calvin just wants his wife back.

Guardian of Her Heart by Carol Moncado
Signed up for a dating service by friends and brought together by a stowaway cat, Mark and Casey must decide if they want to overcome their apparent incompatibilities or go their separate ways.

Random Acts of Shyness by Chautona Havig
Heath’s sister, Selby, has laid down the law. It’s time to let her take over his love life. After a series of first and only dates, Heath embarks on her new scheme to help him overcome the debilitating nervous habit that has plagued him all his life. However, between dates, each worse than the last, he tries one more time to do things his way… sort of.

Please Note: The Crossroads Collections are sets of stories that are interconnected in some way, but the collections are independent, complete, and can be read in any order.


Happy Reading!


Free and Bargain books April 24, 2020

Today is a day for Romance.

This first book is a bargain at $1.32 , from an author new to me.

Snow Belle: A Sweet Small-town Romance (Madison Creek Bed & Breakfast Book 1)

Snow Belle

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Haley Madison packed her big dreams and drove to the Arctic. Well, all right, so it’s Madison Creek, Michigan. But for a Texas gal, this frozen land ought to come with a sled and huskies. If it wasn’t for her family’s rundown property, she’d have stayed where the sun shone bright and warm. However, she has grand ideas for her inheritance even if the town has thrown up their objections to her plans.

Ethan Winters hated going home and admitting failure. Sure, he has a special talent with the violin, but he has bigger ambitions than playing at the local bowling alley. And then there was the idea of facing his father. No, he wasn’t ready to go home just yet. He veered off the interstate and drove to a little town named Madison Creek. Maybe his luck would change.


Another bargain at $1.32. I’ve read books 1 and 3 in this series and now I’m looking forward to this one.

Consider the Thorns (The Trampled Rose Series Book 2)

Consider the thorns

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Barbara Houlton is a best-selling romance author, known for her achingly sweet love stories. However, her own love-life is nothing to write home about. Raped on the eve of her high-school graduation, she was left pregnant and scarred, both emotionally and physically. She has learned to hide the physical scars, but the emotional scars that taint her soul become harder to hide each day. Sarcasm, avoidance and denial have become weapons to keep her monstrous past at bay. Barbara avoids her home town at all costs. She denies to all those who are concerned for her that there is anything wrong. And those who try to pass her protective boundaries are met with her cutting sarcasm. Her emotional scars make intimacy a frightening thing, and those who try to grasp this beautiful rose are quickly met with her thorns. Instead, she loves through her characters, embracing her romantic dreams with every book she writes, and convinces herself it is enough.

When her father falls ill, she is forced to return home to Hamilton, New Mexico, a small town that comes with big problems, the biggest of which is Steve Meston. Steve has had a crush on Barbara since high school. But he is no longer the awkward, shy boy from her youth. He is now confident, handsome and relentless in his pursuit of her, despite her best efforts to put him off. His patient and steadfast love back her into a corner, and she finds that all her weapons are useless against his sweet love. Now she must stop avoiding and confront her past, or lose the one man who was able to get past her thorns.


This next one is a bargain at $0.99, with another author new to me. I’m always happy to make the acquaintance of a new author.

Not Until This Day: A Christian Romance (Hope Springs Book 6)

Not Until This day

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Three kids. Two broken hearts. One chance to become a family.

Isabel has three simple rules: Keep moving. No friends. No men. It’s the only way to keep herself and her daughter safe. But when she arrives in the small town of Hope Springs, she finds that she suddenly wants to break all the rules. Especially when it comes to a certain sweet single dad.

Tyler has one goal: Keep his boys from ever getting hurt again. That’s why he avoids dating, women, or anything having to do with love. So why does the mysterious single mother who works at his family’s orchard have him rethinking everything?


And a FREE book. It’s never to early to talk about Christmas.

The Matchmakers of Holly Circle 

the Matchmakers of Holly Circle

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Flirtation can be an art, or so they say. Well, if so, Ruth and Richard are “the old masters” of the flirting game. Despite their strictly platonic relationship, there’s “something there,” as so many of their friends and families say. Neighbors and friends for ten years, neither seems willing to change the course of their relationship.
Three doors down, at the end of the cul-de-sac, Mason Dickenson has watched his favorite neighbors with an interested eye, but he’s finally had it with the dance. So, with a pack of cards and a few tricks up his sleeve, he’s determined to get them out of the “friend rut” and into romance.

Thanks to Mason’s unique matchmaking scheme, Ruth and Richard concoct one of their own—a deeper, stronger, eternal love and relationship that nothing on earth can match.


This list could have been much longer if all of the books featured in the brochure were at bargain prices. I’m kind of glad they weren’t, actually. I was worried thinking what if . The thought of thirty seven new books in one day was pretty scary. I am excited to have four new books.

I’m currently reading  Justified Means. This is one author I’ve read extensively, enough to be accustomed to her voice and style. You know, like answering the phone and knowing immediately who is calling. (you have no call display, work with me here) This is the second time I’ve been thrown by the tone of one of her books. Which is cool, actually.

The voice reminds me of another favorite author, I get caught up in the story and forget who I’m listening to. The first time it happened it was shocking, mainly because Chautona has a very distinct and recognizable voice and the shock was finding I wasn’t reading who I thought I was. I can’t remember who I thought it was but it wasn’t Ms Havig.  I guess it would be like watching a movie with a favorite British actor showing up in a movie sporting a very good New York accent.

I have to say, she nailed the new voice and I quite enjoyed both stories. And, when I think about it, this new voice works well in the new genre. Fitting in better than the voice we are used to hearing from her.

Justified Means (Book One) (The Agency Files 1) is still a bargain at $0.99

Justified Means

Erika Polowski, in grave danger–danger she has no idea exists–finds herself captive, shackled, bound, gagged. Her captors have the most unbelievable story, yet as the enemy manages, time after time, to get too close, she has to decide who or what to trust. Can she believe the man who daily holds her at gunpoint? Does she trust her gut? She is certain that she knows nothing that could possibly matter to anyone–has done nothing that should put her in danger.

For Keith Auger, it’s just another assignment. Extract the client, protect the client, return the client to her life with minimal interruption. Except that this “client” isn’t so keen on being protected. His usual cheerful demeanor disappeared the night he helped her escape from her home–escape with the aid of duct tape, rope, and the dark of night.


Happy Reading.





Free and bargain books April 3, 2020

BookBub has a bargain collection for us today $0.99 . This author has appeared for me before but it’s been quite a while and my memory is dim on the experience.

Saddle Springs Romance 1-3: A Montana Ranches Christian Romance

Saddle Springs Romance

Amazon quote:


When Kade Delgado joins his buddies in a Cowboy Santa program to shower Christmas blessings on old folks and single moms, he doesn’t expect his former fiancée to return to Saddle Springs, in need and with a child in tow. Does God really expect him to treat Cheri the same as the others on his new Christmas list?


It’s been fourteen long years since two teens made a pact to marry each other if both remained single at thirty. But the nearer the time comes, the more Lauren Yanovich steps up her matchmaking game to let James off the hook. Not that he likely remembers.


Burned by love, Trevor Delgado has pushed aside all his personal dreams in favor of expanding his family’s ranching empire in western Montana. That’s what any hardworking, dependable firstborn son should do, right? He’s not lonely, just solitary. All he needs is a saddle beneath him, the mountain breeze on his face, and no time to think.

Editing hundreds of romance novels has made Denae Archibald an expert on love. She knows how it’s supposed to go… and tall, dark and mysterious Trevor Delgado is exactly her kind of hero. If only her issues weren’t enough to send any worthy cowboy galloping for the range.


1531 Entertainment has a FREE suggestion for us. There was an enjoyable box set from this author last fall.

A Caffeine Conundrum (The CafFUNated Mysteries Book 1) 

a Caffeine Conumdrum

Amazon quote:

Solving a murder mystery is harder when you don’t trust your partner…or their taste in beverages.

Sassy city girl Tandy Brandt moves to the small town of Grace Springs to start a coffee shop, never imagining she’ll be competing with local beauty queen Marissa Alexander and her dream of running a tea house. Unfortunately, the current store owner dies before selling the location to either of them, and they both become murder suspects.


and 1531 has a second one FREE as well. I’m undecided about this, reading the synopsis, but the first few pages have me taking a chance on it.

Katie’s Crossroads: A Christian Romance (Solomon’s Woods Book 2)

Katie's Crossroads

Amazon quote:

Katie Hardinger lost her faith when God didn’t answer her childhood prayers. For years, she coped with her husband’s psychological abuse while trying to maintain a happy home. As their children approach adulthood, Katie and her husband finally divorce. Katie finds a good job, but before long, trouble follows her there. When a good-looking married man charms her with kindness and compliments, Katie finds it hard to resist.
Hunter Campbell’s marriage ended when his wife deserted him for another man. He’s attracted to Katie Hardinger, and his mom and little boys are too. When Katie realizes her daughters are reading her diaries and breaks down and confesses her sin, Hunter is in the wrong place at the wrong time … or is he?


Browsing there is a bargain looking interesting. It’s a switching places novel, it’s $0.99 and sounds like fun.

Double Take: A Novel

Double take

Amazon quote:

It’s spring break of her senior year and Madison Van Buren is fed up. Stressed over Ivy League pressure, her parents’ marital problems, and her boyfriend’s neglect, Madison gets in her car and drives west. Meanwhile, eighteen-year-old Anna Bronner wants to escape the so-called simple life–which for her consists of caring for younger siblings, sewing, cooking, and gardening–and she’s well aware that her future will simply be more of the same with a man she doesn’t love. Suddenly, worlds collide when Madison and Anna meet in a small town, realize they look uncannily similar, and decide the grass is definitely greener on the other side.

Readers will love this funny and provocative tale of switching places from bestselling author Melody Carlson. As they get a glimpse into two very different worlds, they may find themselves happy to be just who they are, where they are.


I couldn’t resist one more bargain. Not because it’s a bargain either. $1.30

The Real Thing: A sweet and clean Christian romance set in Scotland (The Macleans Book 4)

The Real Thing

Amazon Quote:

He’s an embittered cynic. She’s a perpetually cheerful Pollyanna. They both need to learn what trusting God really means.
Disabled since birth, bullied as a child, Edinburgh author Brodie Maclean has no faith in God, or in human nature. He learned young that his best weapons are his sharp tongue and his biting honesty, and he doesn’t hesitate to use them.
When he’s forced to employ Flynn Ferguson as his housekeeper, it’s instant dislike. She’s too cheerful, she’s too loud, she’s too everything. Including distracting. How is he supposed to write with her around? Even always-look-on-the-bright-side Flynn finds it hard to be glad about her grouchy boss, apart from the little fact the generous salary he pays means she won’t be evicted. As soon as she can (“Tomorrow, please Lord?”), she’ll quit.
Neither intends to deceive the other, but only when they meet online, safe behind names that aren’t their names and photos that aren’t their photos, are they able to be their real selves and fall in love. Can they recognise the truth behind their false impressions before it’s too late?

You’ve Got Mail meets As Good As It Gets meets a mischievous ferret in this faith-filled Scottish enemies-to-love romance.


Time to quit looking and leave some room for more tomorrow, I think.

I hope you are well and enjoying finding a good book. Until tomorrow…

Happy Reading.

Free and bargain books March 28, 2020

It’s a slow day for book suggestions from the usual sources. There is one FREE book offered by Jennifer Youngblood though. Something on the lighter side, giving us a little sunshine on a day when I’m sure we could use it. Maybe browsing will take up the slack and be fruitful for us with a good book selection again today. We’ll see how it goes.

Love on the Rocks (Hawaii Billionaire Romance Book 1)

Love on the Rocks

Amazon quote:

Artist Liam Barclay has spent the past few years, living the carefree life of a bachelor, playing the field and soaking up the sun in beautiful Oahu. Until a startling heartbreak awakens him to a sobering realization—he’s in love with Maurie, his best friend and business partner. There’s only one problem—she recently got engaged.

Maurie Bradshaw has loved Liam for years, but fears he’s incapable of committing to a serious relationship. Tired of putting her life on hold and waiting for something that might never be, Maurie accepts a marriage proposal from Cooper Manning, a handsome art distributor, who’s an all-around great guy.

Tormented by the knowledge that he’s on the brink of losing the love of his life, Liam sets out to win Maurie’s heart. He becomes increasingly suspicious of Cooper, and suspects that he’s not what he’s making himself out to be. Liam does some investigating and uncovers dark secrets, which put him and Maurie at risk. As events climax to a heart-pounding frenzy, Liam must fight to protect the woman he loves, while trying to convince her that his heart is true.


Since we are going for the lighter side this afternoon, here is a bargain four book collection looking sweet and  interesting. Part of the attraction for me, aside from the topic, is the chance to read another unfamiliar author. $1.33

Sweet Fake Relationship Romance Collection

Sweet fake relationship

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The Lumberjack’s Match
Lumberjack Rhett Neumann is looking to buy land, but the seller says he must build a family home on the acreage, establishing roots in their small town. Rhett hasn’t devoted much thought to marriage, but he’ll do anything to acquire this property—even if it means pretending to have a bride. Shy and socially-awkward Lacey Macuzzi has given up on the idea of getting married, but wants to please her pressuring parents. She’d love to find a man willing to pose as her groom for the big day, just to get them off her back.

The Rock Star’s Match
Rock star Skylar Schultz’s manager lectures him about settling down and cleaning up his reputation. Rather than taking him seriously, Skylar turns to the Pretendr app to find someone who will pretend to be his girlfriend. Jessie Monroe is married to her work at an after school music program. A big benefit is planned and she doesn’t want anyone bothering her for a date, so she signs up for Pretendr. But when Skylar and Jessie discover they’ve been matched, they’re shocked beyond words. 

The Cowboy’s Match
In order for him to take over his parents’ ranch when they retire, cowboy Trent Reed needs to get on the straight and narrow and find a wife. Ever the rascal, he logs into Pretendr to find a fake fiancée instead. Pretendr is something Sally Marshall wishes she didn’t need, but her family has given her no choice. She’s successful in her own way, but it seems they’ll never see that unless she settles down and ties the knot with someone. 

The Detective’s Match
Detective Phillip Russell has been handed the case of the century. There’s only one catch. The crime lord he’s supposed to go undercover to bring down only trusts family men. By joining Pretendr, he hopes to find someone willing to act as his wife so he can get closer to the crime boss and put him behind bars. Lucy Mills is a single mom working two jobs to pay the bills. She’s hoping to get a great new job at a law firm, but they’re not interested in hiring someone with so much baggage. She decides to sign up for Pretendr to find a stand-in husband and land the job of her dreams. 


A bargain book showed up that is definitely not on the lighter side but… it looks good anyway, even with a few reservations I have about leaving light. There are many Staci Stallings books in my collection but I couldn’t resist this is one, mainly because it’s one I’ve not read yet. $1.23 CDN

For Love’s Sake: A Historical Christian Romance

For Love's Sake

Amazon quote:


It sounds so simple, yet rarely does it turn out to be that way.

From USA Today Best Selling Contemporary Christian Romance Author, Staci Stallings, comes a historical novel about love, acceptance, hope, and the battle for good we are all in regardless of time and place…

At only 19, Bryna Elliott seems to have little control over the circumstances of her life. With her parents gone, she is relegated to running the household and trying to stay in the good graces of her obstinate, disrespectful brother. But when a long-lost neighbor comes back to town, Bryna’s life might be about to change for the better. If only she can learn how not to be herself…

Daniel Brody, a young man steeped in society’s finer points, finds himself in the midst of a romance he neither expected nor wanted to happen. However, the sister of the young lawyer handling his affairs upon his return to his mother’s childhood home soon proves intriguing beyond rationality. Unfortunately, she is as her brother often points out “uncontrollable” especially when love for those in her charge comes into question. Can Daniel hope to bring this headstrong young woman back under the constrictions of society, or is his life destined to be turned upside down by her willful determination to live only for love’s sake?

Set in the pre-Civil War south, “For Love’s Sake” takes the reader on a journey to discover the courage it takes to truly live a life of love for others. The Christian message of not letting the world tell you what is and isn’t proper when love is involved will inspire the reader to reconsider what love means in their own lives. Come along for the journey, you just might find that love means more than you ever imagined.


Six books is still a good day and most of them are easy reads to make our Saturday a little more fun. It’s a gorgeous sunny afternoon here again and the snow is quickly melting all around us. It’s not even April quite yet, we’re ahead of the game. Sun and good books, can’t beat it.

Happy Reading to you!



Another Read & Enjoyed installment

There is a mixed bag of emotions in regard to this list of books. For the most part they held my interest and the reading went quickly. There was a need for speed reading in a few places and a little skipping of pages now and again, but not nearly as often as it has been known to happen in truly bad situations.

There is only one book in this group standing out as disappointing. Mainly because the opening had me all excited – it was so good – but then the momentum didn’t last. A strong beginning makes a slightly weak story seem even less than it might have otherwise.

Overall though, it has been a pleasing reading week.

The Marine's Marriage

The Gentile Patriot

Nurse's Date with a Billionaire


Traces of Guilt

Love & Family

Falling for you Wade

the Amish Widow

Not a Word

Happy Reading, y’all!




Free books March 11, 2020

LPCBooks has some FREE suggestions for us. This special deal ends on the 13th so we need to move quickly to take advantage of it. Most of them are repeat suggestions but they are worth pursuing if you’ve not seen them yet. Two are new to me: When You Come Home and Faith House . The two Young Adult fiction I’ve not read yet but they look like they could be interesting.

Practically MarriedSeeking Mr Perfect 2

When You Come HomeHidden Things

Romance Box Set: Finding Love in the Blue Ridge Mountains: Hearts in North Carolina Romance

Romance Box set

Who is Harrison SawyerDeception

The Zenia WoodDead Man's Hand

Faith House: A Journey of Faith

Faith House

Happy Reading!

Read, and Free books February 28, 2020

A couple of great books are still FREE, if you hurry.

I finished reading Diamond in the Rough and I loved it. The story completely drew me in, but the thing I loved most was the humor. Jen Turano has a gift for funny one liners and hilarious situations that will leave you laughing out loud. It makes me smile just thinking about the experience.

Guess what else! I’ve inadvertently figured out how to include the links. Awesome.

Diamond in the Rough (American Heiresses Book #2)

Diamond in the Rough

Amazon quote:

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.


I’m half way through the second FREE book Love You, Truly and it is about impossible to put down. It’s one of those stories that make you forget you are reading a book. Grab a copy quick while it’s still free.

Love You, Truly

Love You Truly

Amazon quote:

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.


There are some new free and bargain books to be had today but I think I’ll put them in a separate post.

In the meantime, try these two books out, they are awesome.

Happy Reading

No new free and bargain books February 16, 2020

I’m currently reading Speak Now, it’s still free, and I’m loving it. The setting, the life situations of the characters, and the direction things are taking them make the story appealing but….

The thing I love most about this story is the way it is being developed. Two things; first Chautona is using an awesome tool that is working very well for her. Unspoken communication. So much can be said with inference, reducing long paragraphs of mind numbing conversation to simple sentences. She’s got it just right and it works.

The second thing is character development. The two main characters are emerging layer by layer. The strong picture the opening scenes create is constantly changing with each new revelation. I’m at 15% of the book and realizing – I have no idea who these people really are. And I’m loving them.

This is one of my favorite Chautona books.

Speak Now, Chautona Havig

Speak Now

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.


After an extensive Amazon search, I’ve not found anything else new and interesting in the Free and bargain range. I guess this is about it for today then. I’m hoping this won’t be a huge disappointment for you and that you still have something interesting waiting in your TBR pile.

My weather app says it’s cloudy here today but at the moment the sun is shining and life looks cheerful. A perfect time to refresh my coffee and go back to my book.

Maybe a little later I can come up with a read and enjoyed post. It would be a very good idea if I could since another backlog of read books is starting to accumulate.

In the meantime, Happy Reading to you!

Read and Enjoyed February 2, 2020

It has been a slow day for Free and bargain books so that makes it a good day to list read and enjoyed.

I had reservations about Rhett’s Make-Believe Marriage, the title left me with the impression of shallow Hollywood scenario. Fake marriage  and Billionaire romance seems to be the hot subject matter these days and books with this theme are popping up everywhere. It’s highly possible many of them are as imagined, flaky and shallow. This book was a surprise. It had more depth and maturity than expected. It was actually a very good read. It’s not free to purchase anymore but if you subscribe to Kindle Unlimited it is free to read that way

Rhett's Make Believe


Cooper: Charmed by the Cowboy (Cowboys of Ransom Creek book 3) was also a good read and it is still FREE

Charmed by the cowboy

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.


Double Jeopardy was a good read but I found my self skimming through chunks of it. It is back to full price for purchase but can still be read free with Kindle Unlimited.

Double Jeopardy


Clean Break (Squeaky Clean Mysteries book 15) was another good read that I skimmed my way through. It is also regular price now but free reading on Kindle Unlimited.

Clean Break


Loving a Rebel: The Preacher’s Daughters was one book I did read all the way through without skimming. It didn’t turn out like expected either, it was way better. It is still FREE to purchase… what a good deal.

Loving a Rebel


Gone to Texas was a good read and is free reading on Kindle Unlimited

Gone to Texas


Next is a group to finish off the list of books read

Falling for YouTo Love

Hope HarborHush

Love on the RangeGrime Beat

No Greater LoveOnly Her Heart

Engaged in TroubleThree Hearts

In the Field of GraceFirst Wave

No other Will DoA Tuscan Legacy


It’s hard to believe I managed to get this far behind on clearing out read books. It can’t possibly have been that long since the last update.

On a positive note: most of this last grouping were thoroughly enjoyed with no skimming.

Tomorrow we may be back to having some free books, if not, I may clear out some of my partially read and may or may not finish books. There is getting to be quite an accumulation in those categories too.

in the meantime ….Happy Reading!

Bargain books December 22, 2019

Some Christmas-y bargain books to curl up with this afternoon.

Cozy Mysteries Collection (Heart and Holiday edition) … 6 books, 1096 pages, a lovely bargain at $0.99

Cozy Mysteries Collection

Partial Amazon quote:

Just in Time for the Holidays!

Treat yourself to the brand new “Heart & Holiday” Cozy Mystery Collection featuring 6 bestselling books from four of Hope Callaghan’s most popular mystery series. Each book has a heart/love or a holiday theme.

These books are not available in any other boxed set or collection…

I’m happy to see these stories aren’t included in any other box set. I’ve read some of her other cozy collections and was worried maybe I’d read half of this already. So glad.


Christmas Suspense book set is another collection that looks like it will be a fun read. A bargain too, $1.31, 321 pages. These stories are novellas, a little less daunting than full book length.

Christmas Suspense

Amazon quote:

In the season of Love, Peace and Joy, a chance meeting with a young woman in a supermarket sets Detective Cole Allen on an urgent quest to save the lives of three young women.
It will take the combined skill and dedication of the Twin Falls Homicide Bureau, and a helping hand from God, to locate and end the nightmare of the helpless victims.

Nothing bad can happen in a place called Christmas Tyme, Colorado. Right?
Granted, Sean McGregor is there to bodyguard a recent heiress to the Kane Industries fortune. Not to mention there have been two previous attempts on her life.
For Sean, a former Recon Marine and ex-Secret Service Agent this should be a no-brainer. Safely ensconced in a mountain chalet overlooking the picturesque town he can control the environment. Control the environment, control the mission.
But the Kane chalet is hiding dark secrets he can’t control.

Chance Crawford is back in Afghanistan.
A place he swore to never return.
No longer the team leader of a Marine Recon unit. He’s now a CIA agent, searching the mountains of the Hindu Kush for a Taliban chief who wants to defect.
While tracking his objective he encounters two children in need of a protector. And he’s the only one available.
It’s mission impossible but Chance has never run from trouble.
No matter the odds.

A Bonus Christmas Short Story

I’m not sure if I’ve read this author. I think I have but it must have been in a collection if I did. Looking forward to checking this one out anyway.


I’m currently reading, and enjoying, so far anyway. I’ve only just begun so it’s a little early to tell for sure. I still have hopes.

Resort to Love a collection still at the bargain price of $1.31

Resort to Love

I’m on book 1 Oregon Coast 

Christina Lovejoy finds herself honeymooning alone when she leaves her fiancé at the altar. Dave Lake prayed for a wife and has a bride show up at his bed and breakfast. When she agrees to stay on as his cook, will he be able to convince her not to run away from another chance at romance? (Amazon quote)

All of today’s offering are on the lighter side. Maybe that’s a good thing?

Enjoy. Happy Reading!