Free and bargain books March 27, 2020

BookBub has a bargain suggestion for us at $0.99, from an author new to me.

The Duke’s Refuge (The Leeward Island Series Book 1)

The Duke's Refuge

Amazon quote:

Georgia Lennox has traded in her boyish ways for pink gowns and a coy smile to capture the eye of the Earl of Claremont. However, on the day she’s convinced the earl will propose, Georgia is shipped off to the Leeward Islands to care for her ailing father. But when she arrives on Nevis, the last thing she expects is to learn that her abrupt departure was not at her father’s bidding but that of the infuriating, yet captivating, island schoolmaster. And now her plans may well be shipwrecked.

Harrison Wells is haunted by the memories of his deceased wife and hunted by the subsequent women who aspire to be the next Duchess of Linton. Desiring anonymity, he finds sanctuary in the Leeward island of Nevis. He’s willing to sacrifice his ducal title for a schoolmaster’s life and the solace the island provides. That is until unrest finds its way to Nevis in a storm of pink chiffon—Miss Georgia Lennox.

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1531 Entertainment has a YA Fantasy FREE suggestion for us today. Another author new to me. Nice!

Missing (Faith in Concordia Book 1)

Missing

Amazon quote:

Having moved around from home to home her whole life, Faith Elvenwood doesn’t like to get attached. In fact, in her current school, she has managed to seep beautifully into obscurity, only ever needing to worry about her bully, Reese Grant. With only a little over a month left of her senior year, she thinks she’s in the clear.

That is, until the school counselor decides Faith would be the best person to show around new student, and fellow senior, Colman Nightingale. So many things don’t make sense about this. Why would the counselor want a self-proclaimed loner to be the new kid’s introduction to not only the layout of the school, but the social aspect of it? What is this guy doing transferring so close to graduation? How does that even work?

Despite trying her darndest to put him off, Cole insists on becoming her friend. Just when Faith decides that it might not be so bad to have a friend, he goes and makes up some grand story about her being the daughter of a fae lord. Yeah right.

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Last but not least – BookRunes has a sweet FREE suggestion for us. This makes three new authors in one day, A record I think. Awesome.

Posies and Poison (Sweetfern Harbor Mystery Book 1) 

Posies and poison

Amazon quote:

An amateur sleuth with a bed and breakfast, an unfriendly resident found dead, and a handsome detective who helps unravel the mystery in the cozy beach town of Sweetfern Harbor.

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I’m currently reading and enjoying Vestige of Hope, it’s still a bargain at $1.31. It’s not making a big impression or grabbing my attention but I will probably read to the end.

Vestige of Hope (Vestige in Time – A Time Travel Romance Book 1)

Vestige of Hope

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It’s another pleasant sunshiny Friday. A good day. I’m healthy and able to sit still long enough to read some of these new books. Bonus!

Happy Reading!

Free books March 26, 2020

My brother called today to check up on me and we got to reminiscing about the hard times cycling in and out of the (many) decades of our life. Hard places that affected everyone, not just us personally. One thing is true about every single hard place we as a country, and even the world, faced – it passed, as a collective we lived through it. Health crisis and financial low places did not last forever. Wars that seemed hopeless, ended.

Somehow I feel very encouraged about this pandemic situation. Good things are going to come out of it. We will learn to do business and life in new and better ways. We’ll be reminded of what is truly important. Our priorities will change and life will be richer for it. Our relationships will become stronger, if we are open to it happening.

Today, Sars and Ebola are distant specks in our rear-view mirrors. One day, in the not too distant future covid-19 will be the same and life will be good again. Remember…just a speck, soon. Months, not weeks, but soon.

There are many things we could do to entertain ourselves hunkered down in proverbial storm cellars. Books are at the top of the my list and I think we need more. It looks like someone else had the same idea because there were more than usual to choose from. Check these out.

BookBub has a FREE suggestion for us today. From an author showing up regularly.

Whispers From Yesterday: A Novel

Whispers from Yesterday

Amazon quote:

Following her father’s death and her own attempted suicide, pampered socialite Karen Butler reluctantly seeks refuge at the home of Sophia Taylor, the grandmother she has never known. Determined to escape Sophia’s broken-down ranch as soon as she can, Karen resists connecting with its inhabitants – especially Dusty Stoddard, the driven director of the Golden T’s summer camp for at-risk youth. Karen is not the only one who has been wounded; Sophia, Dusty, and the boys have all suffered tremendous pain and loss. But by the time Karen discovers this, it is too late to escape; they have become a part of her healing and she a part of theirs. For through their kindness and acceptance, along with the diaries of a remarkable women who died twenty-eight years before she was born, Karen will discover hidden secrets and amazing truths that could lead her to the greatest love of all.

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BookRunes has a FREE book suggestion for us today too.

Just a Little While Longer: A Second Chance Romance Novella (Only You – Book 1)

Just a Little While Longer

Amazon quote:

Giselle Reeves, a successful surgeon, is given a once in a lifetime opportunity to move abroad and ultimately change the face of medicine.

But when a terrorist attack strikes New York City on September 11th, Giselle finds her first love, whom she hasn’t seen in fifteen years, laying on her operating table. She never got over the wrench of leaving him when they were teenagers.

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Browsing seems to be fruitful today too. Here is another FREEbee

The Superheroes Next Door (Truly Yours Digital Editions Book 842)

The Superheroes Next Door

Amazon quote:

Ciara thinks she’s fine without God or a man in her life. Ciara Rome doesn’t need God, and she doesn’t need a man. Her entire life is a proud testament to that declaration, and her master’s thesis is merely a culmination of what she has learned. So when she discovers her new neighbors include a single dad and his three rambunctious sons, she is delighted to have first-hand corroboration of her theory. Luke Weston is fascinated by his new neighbor. Ciara’s open admission that she intends to use his family in support of her wild theory is unsettling, but Luke decides to let his life speak for itself—and he turns the issue over to God.

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One more…FREE

The Way Home: Amish Christian Romance (The Amish Millers Get Married Book 1)

The Way Home

Amazon quote:

When Noah Hostetler while on rumspringa loses control of a borrowed car on an icy road and drives into a buggy, the Miller sisters are hurt. Injured and with unforgivingness in her heart, Hannah Miller vows she will never again feel for Noah what she once did—a deep and loyal love.

Both Hannah and Noah believe that with God’s grace anything is possible, but healing from a painful past is no easy task. Can Hannah rediscover what once she felt for Noah before his terrible mistake, or will her heart remain closed to him forever?

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A FREE book from my 2017 days and I still remember reading it.

Buried (Twisted Cedar Mysteries Book 1)

Buried

Amazon quote:

Buried (book 1, Twisted Cedars Mysteries Trilogy)
In the coastal town of Twisted Cedars, Oregon an ugly secret from the past has been festering for over thirty years when five librarians were targeted by a serial killer. Now an anonymous emailer wants true crime writer Dougal Lachlan to tell the story. To uncover the truth Dougal enlists the help of local Twisted Cedar librarian Charlotte Hammond.  

Since the disappearance of her older sister, Daisy, eight years ago, Charlotte has led a quiet, sheltered life. But as Dougal’s investigation proceeds she realizes there is no safe zone. Not even in libraries. And especially not in Twisted Cedars.

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Keep looking up!

Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books March 25, 2020

 

BookRunes has a FREE suggestion for us today. It’s an author I’ve not seen previously and I’m thrilled to meet someone new.

Finding Sarah (Echoes of Nutt Hill Book 1)

Finding Sarah

Amazon quote:

Finding Sarah is an emotionally captivating story about a woman whose life has been turned upside down by the infidelity of her husband.
With her house sold from under her, Sarah finds herself moving to a small cottage in the country in order to make ends meet. Fortunately, she soon makes a new friend, Maggie.
Maggie is the matriarch of Nutt Hill, a Texan woman and hopeless romantic, and it is she who takes Sarah under her wing, encouraging her to grow. But one day Sarah meets a new man and her idyllic new life seems set to fracture.
Two very different souls searching for peace. One entire parish watching and in a small country village, nothing stays private for long.

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While browsing, an interesting FREE book showed up in the lineup. It’s been several years since this author has appeared on my radar but there are four of her books in my collection and that bodes well. I’m looking forward to this one.

KNOX: The Montana Marshalls – An Inspirational Romantic Suspense Family Series

Knox

Amazon quote:

Montana rancher Knox Marshall’s danger years are behind him. A former bull-rider, he now runs the Marshall family ranch, raising champion bucking bulls for the National Professional Bullrider’s Expo (NBR-X). Wealth and success are his, but life is stable, expected, and…ordinary.  But he wants more from life…

Kelsey Jones just wants a safe life, a family, a home. Onstage, the beautiful rising star of the Yankee Belles becomes the person she longs to be – vivacious and confident – burying the brokenness she carries from a violent assault. Becoming NBR-X’s next country act is key to outrunning her past and achieving the success and security she craves.

Knox and Kelsey’s paths collide when an explosion at an NBR-X event traps them in the rubble and leaves them reeling. Kelsey’s crippling nightmares return, but for Knox, an obsession to find the bomber is ignited.

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I’m currently reading Obsessed (Everyday Heroes Book 2) and it’s still a bargain at $0.99. I’m just getting started but it’s holding my attention.

Obsessed

Amazon quote:

When a stalker ruthlessly targets people she loves, a woman flees her old life, creating a new identity as Serena Remington. Her plan to escape the madman and lead him away from family and friends worked for three years. Now he’s back. With nowhere else to run, her only choice is war. Quinn Taylor, her neighbor and a firefighter with expertise in arson, comes to her aid, but will it be in time to save her?

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All in all it’s not a bad day for new books.

There have been quite a few new books lately and some of them have turned out to be excellent reads. Others, not so much. There haven’t been any that were awful. Mostly they were just OK. I can’t really put the time into OK so if I want to know the ending I skip whole chapters and if that’s not enough, I’ll head right to the end. The two most prevalent reasons for disengagement – content that should have been cut and telling rather than showing. It’s not really a matter of personal preference, it’s a matter of what works. I’m a pretty easy sell for a well written book.

I’m a reader not a writer, but I like to learn and grab hold of any opportunities that come my way. This week Jerry Jenkins (check out his website if you are unfamiliar with his name) offered a free webinar giving seven tips on how to publish a book everyone will want to read. It was excellent content and I’m glad I listened in. He is currently inviting new gild members for his masterclass writing courses and mentorship program. If I were a writer I’d sign up. Check it out if you think it could be helpful.

The other person I follow is a blogger on WordPress, Jane Friedman. Her credentials are impressive and she features highly qualified contributors as guest bloggers on her site. I found today’s guest post, March 25, to be worth sharing far and wide. The discussion was Peer Critique vs Professional Editing. Very helpful. As a reader, I like to promote material like this in my quest to see good writers become better writers. Selfish motivation, I know.

So, back to books and reading….

Happy Reading on this fine sunny day.

Free LPC Books March 24, 2020

LPC Books has some great FREE suggestions for us today.

With Each New Dawn (Women of the Heartland Book 2) is the first one.

With each new dawn

Amazon quote:

London – Summer 1943. To honor her husband’s sacrifice—and in hopes of learning more about her father, a World War I vet—widow Kate Isaacs joins the Special Operations Executive and parachutes into Nazi-occupied France to work with the Resistance. Domingo, a Resistance saboteur, meets her drop, tends to her sprained ankle, and carries Kate to her first assignment.

During a clandestine mission Kate finds herself attracted to Domingo, but as Allied forces push across France and the Waffen SS closes in, the pair must put aside their feelings for the good of the Underground Resistance.

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Also Free, I recall this one coming around last fall.

The Baker’s Daughter – Braving Evil In WW II Berlin

the baker's daughter

Amazon quote:

While chaos reigns over WW II Berlin, seventeen-year-old Liddy returns to her family’s bakery only to be confronted by a new customer—Keppler, a Nazi officer. Marek, a young man with a secretive past, labors just a few paces away in the kitchen, but where do his loyalties lie? With the Nazis? With Liddy?

Liddy’s father, Klaus, secures a night job as a prison guard where anti-Nazi dissident, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, is being held. Klaus smuggles out the pastor’s letters, but tensions rise as Keppler establishes a tenuous relationship with Liddy’s young brother, Willy. Does the Nazi officer wish to recruit Willy, or is Keppler there to spy on Liddy’s family?

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This FREE book also appeared a year ago. It was one of my favorite books.

A Season to Dance

A Season to Dance

Amazon quote:

Everyone has a dream. A passion. You work hard, you get there. Right? But what if you don’t get there? Despair? It happens… Then what? Give up? Try harder? What if all this time, you’ve been going after the wrong dreams? What if the best part of life hasn’t even started?

Ana Brassfield tries everything to be happy. An important career. A dream of dancing. A famous boyfriend. A move overseas. But all she experiences is a series of almost successes with a side of heartbreak. Then when she hits rock bottom, a stranger opens an unexpected door. Could she change her whole life? Should she? Or would this be another mistake in a life defined by rushed decisions and wrong turns?

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FREE. More from a year ago. This was intense with surprising twists and turns.

Abide With Me (The Barn Church Series Book 3)

Abide With Me

LPCbooks quote:

After ten years of marriage to the only man she’s ever loved, why is Angelina so unhappy? As a wealthy yet lonely wife, Angelina Rousseau pours all her emotions into her paintings. She’s so desperate for affection and attention, she finds herself willing to do almost anything to feel loved. Her husband Nick is determined to provide everything Angie could possibly want, including finally giving her what she’s asked for most—time with him. When what seems to be the perfect investment turns sour, he’s arrested for real estate fraud, and then learns that being accused of multiple felonies is the least of his worries.

Could “having it all” cost Nick and Angie more than they ever imagined?

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I’m currently reading and enjoying…

The Silver Suitcase It is an excellent read and is still a bargain at $0.99

The Silver Suitcase

Amazon quote:

It’s 1939, and Canada is on the cusp of entering World War II. Seventeen-year-old farm girl Cornelia has been heartbroken since the day her mother died five years ago. As a new tragedy provides Cornelia still more reason to reject her parent’s faith, a mysterious visitor appears in her hour of desperation. Alone and carrying a heavy secret, she makes a desperate choice that will haunt her for years to come. Never telling a soul, Cornelia pours out the painful events of the war in her diary.

Many decades later, Cornelia’s granddaughter, Benita, is in the midst of her own crisis, experiencing several losses in the same week, including the grandmother she adored. The resulting emotional and financial stress takes its toll on her and her husband, Ken, who is unemployed. On the brink of divorce, she discovers Cornelia’s diary. Now the secrets of her grandmother’s past will lead Benita on an unexpected journey of healing, reunion, and faith.

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Happy Reading on this fruitful book day

More bargain books March 23, 2020

Author Margaret Daley has several bargain books for us. This first one is $0.99 and I’ve not read it. I suspect I’ll be saying this more than once tonight.

Obsessed (Everyday Heroes Book 2)

Obsessed

Amazon quote:

Another romantic suspense from USA Today Bestselling Author, Margaret Daley
Stalker. Arson. Murder.
When a stalker ruthlessly targets people she loves, a woman flees her old life, creating a new identity as Serena Remington. Her plan to escape the madman and lead him away from family and friends worked for three years. Now he’s back. With nowhere else to run, her only choice is war. Quinn Taylor, her neighbor and a firefighter with expertise in arson, comes to her aid, but will it be in time to save her?

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The next Ms Daley suggestion belongs to her author friend, Laura Scott. A book we’ve seen before and are more than happy to see again. It’s also $0.99. I have to say it was an enjoyable read.

A Doctor’s Promise: A Sweet and Emotional Medical Romance (Lifeline Air Rescue Book 1)

A Doctor's Promise

Amazon quote:

Dr. Jared O’Connor has given his parents a promise–to find his dead brother’s fiancee and child. But his mission is derailed when he meets beautiful flight nurse Shelly Bennett. The sadness in her eyes, mirrors his own, and he is drawn to her and to her young son in a way he’s never experienced before.
Shelly can’t afford to be distracted by Jared’s attention. Her son’s upcoming testing may confirm he has kidney failure–there’s no room for anything else in her life. But when Jared uncovers the truth, she realizes her days of running from the past are over. But can she forgive Jared long enough to accept his love?

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Browsing was fruitful tonight too. One of popular author, Lyn Cote’s book came up at $1.33 on pre-order which means it’s one I’ve not read. Bonus for meand for you too if you are interested.

Precarious Summer: Clean Romance and Mystery (Northern Shore Intrigue Book 1)

Precarious Summer

Amazon quote:

Beautiful shore, dangerous season~
Summer tourists flock to the shore of Lake Superior—beautiful clean blue water, historic lighthouses, and thick pine forest. Audra Blair, a young single mom, is no longer going to work for someone else during the brief summer tourist trade. She has bought an old Victorian near the lakeshore and has opened “Audra’s Place,” a coffee shop-bakery in the mornings. And in the evenings a carry-out pizza shop. Her future and her little girl’s hinges on its success. She is the sole support of her child, not wanting to have contact with the man who abandoned her when she told him she was expecting six years ago.
But someone in town is dangerously unhappy and begins setting booby traps that explode into flame. Targeting people close to Audra and Carter.

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Another bargain I couldn’t resist. $1.99. It’s one of Lynette Eason’s and it’s in a series I’ve not read yet. I think I’d buy it just for the cover.

Justice Mission (True Blue K-9 Unit)

Justice Mission

Amazon quote:

Introducing the True Blue K-9 Unit series

After K-9 unit administrative assistant Sophie Walters spots a suspicious stranger lurking at the K-9 graduation, the man kidnaps her—and she barely escapes. With Sophie’s boss missing and someone determined to silence her, NYPD officer Luke Hathaway vows he and his K-9 partner will guard her. But he must keep an emotional distance to ensure this mission ends in justice…not cold-blooded murder.

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Once again today…. Happy Reading

It’s awesome finding enough books to post twice in one day.

Free and bargain books March 23, 2020

This whole social distancing thing surrounding the corona virus issue is turning out better than some of us thought it would. In so many ways. Checking in with some of my friends, they seem to be just as busy as they were before. It looks different these days but they’re not having to search for things to do.

Kids are a different story, it’s a little harder for them to find things to do sometimes. An active imagination helps though and I’ve noticed my grandsons have a knack for making good use of their’s. My daughter shared a picture of her boys intently playing with a small patch of ice in a snowbank on the side of their street. It wasn’t clear what scenario they were visualizing but it was working for them.

This weekend the new reality of universal self isolating impacted my normal hermit lifestyle in an unexpectedly negative way. Not that I’m complaining or anything. It’s the sudden explosion in live-streaming.  Everyone is jumping on board, singers, bloggers, church services, pretty much anyone and everyone. It took all my time just to keep up with some of the interesting new offerings out there this weekend. So much fun.

The flow of new book suggestions has been a little slow anyway so the lack of new posts is all good. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

So, back to awesome book suggestions:

1531 Entertainment has a FREE suggestion I’ve not seen before.

Relentless Love: A Father’s Pursuit

Relentless Love

Amazon quote:

Gretchen Volmer didn’t come home last night. It’s Sunday morning and her dad has heard nothing from her since she left for the concert the night before. When he learns that her best friend is also missing, and her car has been abandoned in another town, his worry turns to fear.
An Army veteran and former cop, Den Volmer gathers emotional and logistical resources for pursuing his daughter. The police think she might simply be exercising the freedom of a nineteen-year-old. Den knows his girl. Something is wrong. And now he’s in a frantic race to find the abducted girls before they’re dropped into the darkness of the underworld.

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1531 Entertainment also has a bargain suggestion for us at $1.44 CDN. We had a suggestion from this author a few months ago and it was a good read. I’m looking forward to this one as well.

Looking for Justice: Christian Contemporary Romance with Suspense (Dangerous Series Book 4)

Looking for Justice

Amazon quote:

Alexis Jergenson, a former attorney, flees her painful past and unsettling law career to teach at a small Christian college. But she’s not the only one running. Luke Stephens is fleeing the effects of the Afghanistan War and a failed marriage, and the last thing he wants is another pretty woman in his life. Haunted by their pasts, they’re both seeking new lives. However, when one of their students is assaulted, they find themselves allies in a fight for her life.

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Another 1531 Entertainment bargain, at $1.31 CDN this time. This is an author new to me. A time travel story catches my interest.

Vestige of Hope (Vestige in Time Book 1)

Vestige of Hope

Amazon quote:

Thrown out of his element into a time not his own, he must overcome his doubts to save the life he never knew he wanted.

Soldier, Hunter Bennet, is always in control…
…control of his missions.
…control of his life.
…control of his emotions.
Until he hesitates on an important mission, leaving a child orphaned. Chased by the demons of failure, he finds himself thrown back in time. Why has God called him here?
 
Viola Thomas’s idyllic life in the new state of Colorado is shattered when her father fails to return from his winter trapping trip in the Rocky Mountains and a man tumbles into her life from the future. Threats from an unwanted suitor who has pestered her for years jeopardize all she holds dear. Now she must trust a man from a world far from her own.

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BookRunes also has a FREE suggestion, one that has been around before but we are happy to see again. I can even remember reading this a bunch of years ago.

All of Me: A Small Town Romance (The Bridesmaids Club Book 1)

ALL of Me

Amazon quote:

Four friends. Twenty-two bridesmaids’ dresses. One random act of kindness that will change their lives forever.

Tess has given up looking for Mr. Right, but that doesn’t mean she’s given up on love. When she reads a newspaper article about a young couple who’ve had everything stolen from their home, including four bridesmaids dresses, she knows she has to help.

But by helping the bride, Tess risks exposing a past she doesn’t want anyone to know about. She does everything she can to minimize the danger she’s in, but she does the one thing guaranteed to destroy everything – she falls in love with the wrong man.

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It has been a good day. Three new books for me. Hopefully you will find something interesting here too.

Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books March 20, 2020

We have suggestions today from several different directions.

LPC Books has a good selection of Young Adult fiction FREE but it ends today March 20 so we need to hurry.

1531 Entertainment has a FREE and several bargain suggestions. The first is an author new to me, the second is a series we’ve seen recently and it is still a bargain at $0.99. The third is a bargain book I’ve not seen before $1.32

Misdirect: A Novel of Spies, the Sahara, and Searching for God

Misdirect

Amazon quote:

A mission failure has confined CIA covert operative Eve Parker to desk duty and she’s left to pick up the pieces of her broken personal life. But when her daughter’s fiancé is taken hostage, Eve must return to the Middle East armed with rusty tradecraft, and dubious credibility shrouded in her peers’ skepticism. Will she get it together in time to thwart the biggest threat to America since 9/11, or will her old-fashioned ways cause her to fail again?

Southern Hearts Series: Books 1 – 4 (I’ve not read this yet but it’s on the list)

Southern Hearts Series

Riven (Riven Republic Book 1)

Riven

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America Holds Its Collective Breath Awaiting A Twenty-First-Century Fort Sumpter
As America fractures along geopolitical boundaries—left against right, blue against red—the nation has become a powder keg. The tiniest spark might light the fuse detonating Civil War 2.

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LPC Books has some FREE Young Adult fiction for us.

Something I Am Not

Something I am Not

Rumor of a Werewolf (Monster Mysteries Book 4) 

Rumor of a Werewolf

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves

The End of Calico Jack (Caribbean Chronicles Book 3)

The End of Calico Jack

Happy reading!

A few more free books for March 18, 2020

There’s more. What a happy thought!

This time two of the FREE suggestions are from 1531 Entertainment.

A Time to Dance: Silverton Lake Romance (Time for Love Book 1) is all new to me. New makes my day.

A time to Dance

Amazon quote:

After a bad breakup, Artist Deni Sparks has given up on love. When a friend wills her a lakefront cottage she packs her stuff and her Labrador and seeks solace in the home that once healed her. The catch? She must stay for three months and the cottage needs repairs. She’s no stranger to hard challenges. How hard could this be?

Architect Joel Anderson has wanted to develop the beachfront since high school, and now it’s even more important to help his hometown’s failing economy. But when the key piece of his development is left to a woman he’s never heard of that hope drowns. There’s a way to get what he wants—convince her to leave. How hard could that be? But with one look, he was hooked on the girl.

When things begin going wrong Deni suspects the handsome neighbor wants the house more than her. She’s been fooled by kindness and good looks before.

Coming Home: The Route Home: Book 1  also new to me

Coming Home

Amazon quote:

Logging camp owner Seth is Becca’s first love and the reason she turned her back on her hometown.

In 1881 Oregon, Becca is a university student, determined to be a modern woman and not a resident of a frontier boomtown. Now her brother’s dead, and she needs Seth’s help to find justice. If only she can avoid falling in love with Seth and keep herself out of the killer’s sights.

Seth enjoys having Becca back in his life until a piece of evidence implicates him in her brother’s death. If he tells her, he risks Becca leaving again.

As the stakes get higher, Seth must keep both of them alive long enough to offer a future to this woman he’s fallen in love with.

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and this one is a FREE suggestion from BookRunes

We have seen this before but will never object to seeing a book more than once. I can recall this as a good read for me.

Return To Paradise

Return to Paradise

Amazon quote:

A detour and a freak accident result in David finding himself in the small farming community of Spring River. Is David’s arrival in Spring River purely happenstance, or is there a reason for him to be there? As David learns more about the corrupt practices of the local bank he must decide what role, if any, he will play in trying to stop the foreclosures. Complicating his decision is Sarah, a local waitress. With plans to only be in town a couple of days, David knows that Sarah will likely be just a passing acquaintance. But is that all she really is to him?

Happy Reading on this sun shiny day

 

 

 

 

Free LPC Books March 18, 2020

Seven Free suggestions from LPC Books this morning, they want to make sure we have reading material while we are socially distancing ourselves with covid 19.

Murder in Disguise (A Preston Barclay Mystery Book 3)  We have seen his one before but it’s still nice to see it again.

Murder in Disguise

Fatal Transaction is also a book we’ve seen before, it was a year ago. I didn’t finish reading it. I’ll try again.

Fatal Attraction

Amazon quote:

Sara, an expert computer hacker, knows better than to trust anyone—certainly not the powerful and crooked business mogul for whom she works. But there is no future for the life of a thief. Determined to find a way out, Sara devises a scheme to double-cross her employer and steal millions through one final fatal transaction.

Midnight Is My Time also seen a year ago. I did read this one

Midnight is my time

Amazon quote:

Loner Andy Mayer is on the run from a past he cannot escape and headed into a future he cannot foresee. But along the way he meets Missy, a mysteriously gifted and blind woman, whose senses point him in the right direction. Andy and Missy need to get to Maine but it seems every force in the universe is against them. Navigating a post-apocalyptic landscape, the two fight their way north where they eventually come face to face with an enemy so powerful it will take their collective efforts to defeat it. And only then will they both realize the true purpose of their journey.

Saratoga Letters is new to me. It appears to be a dual historical USA war story.

Saratoga Letters

Amazon quote:

1777: The Battle of Saratoga, a turning point of the Revolutionary War, gives the American Continental Army its first great victory. But there seems little to celebrate for Abigail, a woman forced to tend to a wounded British soldier. While nursing William back to health, Abigail finds herself pursued by others in the enemy camp who have less than gallant intentions toward her. Fearful of who she can trust and who might betray her, she leans on her faith and God’s Providence for survival.

1977: On the anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga, thousands arrive from Europe and the United States to celebrate the event. Among the re-enactors are descendants of the original participants from both sides of the battle. One young American, Abby, meets the offspring of a British soldier. But when she finds herself almost assaulted by some men at the event, Abby turns to the only person she knows—her British ally. Can she trust him with her life? Or will he betray her in the same way loyalist spies betrayed her ancestors? Perhaps her answer lies in the letters from her ancestor and namesake, Abigail.

The Queen’s Daughters (Kate Bushnell Series Book 2) also from a year ago (for those of you following me all this time) I didn’t finish reading this one, I will give it another try.

The Queen's Daughters

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Inspired by a dream, Dr. Kate Bushnell writes to Josephine Butler, famous crusader who frees women from sex slavery in Victorian England. Kate tells Mrs. Butler she is planning to travel to Great Britain. Though she she doesn’t have a cent for the journey from America, miraculously she arrives months later in London.

Once there, Kate and her friend Bess are invited to tea with Mrs. Butler. “When I read of your experiences rescuing girls in the lumber camps in Wisconsin,” Mrs. Butler says, “I thought you might be able to help us in India. We need proof for Parliament that the military entices or buys girls for the brothels on the bases.”

Kate glances at Bess. She sees a streak of fear in her eyes.

Mrs. Butler goes on, “I warn you, you would have to enter as secretly as possible. General Roberts, the commander-in-chief, would make sure you’d never enter another base again.” She pats Kate’s hand as if to soften her words. “I’m afraid this will be one of the hardest assignments you’ve undertaken.

Everlasting Light Andrea Boeshaar   another historical civil war novella

Everlasting Light

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The American Civil War has ended, but Alaina McKenna still awaits news about her husband, Braeden. Did he die in a Yankee prison? Was he buried in a shallow grave on a Virginia battlefield? Or has he turned his back on the specter of death and loss around him and sought solitude west of the Mississippi River, never to return home, again?

As Christmas nears, Alaina deflects the advances of a suitor in the neighboring county, choosing to cling instead to hope and her belief that Braeden will return.

Our Heart Psalms  a new release to bring us a little comfort in this time of fear and panic.

Our Heart Psalms

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Want a deeper relationship with God? Wonder how to talk to Him when you’re hurt, confused, angry—or overwhelmed with gratitude? Our heavenly Father wants us to know Him intimately. He wants us so close we can share every detail of life with Him—the agonies and ecstasies.

Our Heart Psalms explores the emotional rollercoaster of Scripture’s psalm writers, then invites you to use their patterns to create your own psalms. This interactive journal encourages you to develop an honest relationship with your Creator—who knows everything about you anyway.

Happy Reading y’all

Free and bargain books March 17, 2020

A good day this is. Two more authors new-to-me showing up this morning.

One is a FREE suggestion through 1531 Entertainment.

Kate’s Innocence (Kate’s Case Files Book 1)

Kate's Innocence

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Kate watched as her campus was torn apart by bombs and now is being accused of perpetrating the crime. As the evidence quickly stacks up against her, she begins to lose hope that the truth will come to light. Even though the handsome FBI Agent, Patrick, has taken up her cause, will they be able to prove her innocence?

Browsing through her book collection, I see Sarah Holman write’s in several genres, not just mystery.

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While browsing, another interesting suggestion showed up as FREE. A cozy mystery this time.

Red Rover, Red Rover (The Accidental Cases of Emily Abbott Book 1) 

Red Rover

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He makes terrible coffee, but he sure is good in a car chase!

Emily Abbott is working hard as a coffee barista in downtown Phoenix, keeping one eye on her tiny college fund and the other on the mysterious new guy with his profound lack of coffee-making skills. Just when she thinks they might be getting the hang of working together, she’s abruptly thrust into his world of espionage and danger.

Brent Peterson, aka Agent Nighthawk, needs her help protecting a defecting enemy spy and keeping the information he carries out of the wrong hands. But she’s just a barista—what can she do?
Much more than she thinks.

Perry Elizabeth Kirkpatrick enjoys publishing short stories, judging by her book collection on Amazon. Awesome covers. I’m tempted but short stories are just not long enough.

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I’m currently reading Outbreak. It’s holding my attention, and I’m grateful.

Listening to all the rhetoric surrounding COVID-19, anxious feelings seem to be unavoidable even though the truth is – my lifestyle is already self-isolating and I’ve worked remotely for years. I feel relaxed about the whole situation and yet there is a low level of discomfort rippling just below the surface, making it difficult to settle down to any of my normal activities. I’m grateful for any distraction able to hold my attention.

The irony is… this story is about viral pandemics. Funnily enough, it’s not adding to my stress level. In fact, it’s doing quite the opposite. Probably because there is a scary human element involved, the protagonist is reluctantly drawn into someone else’s struggle and now his life is in danger.

Outbreak

This is still a bargain, check it out if you dare.

Happy Reading, when it’s needed more than ever before. Stay safe!