Current read September 28, 2022

Before we get into the current read I have to tell you that I was wrong. Last night I shared my guess, it was the doctor behind the unexplained murder attempts. Well, the book is finished, the mystery is solved and I couldn’t have been more wrong. I would love to tell you who it was but that would spoil it for you when you decide to read the story.

On the other hand by the time you may get around to reading it you will have forgotten this conversation and it will still be a surprise. Maybe, if I remember, I will mention who it was as I say good bye.

This book was so much fun. Yesterday’s post had the synopsis, if you would like it I’ll leave the link here.

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Moving on . . .

I was excited with the thought of reading this next book when we downloaded it but sometimes the excitement fades when a little time goes by. I was worried that’s what would happen. Something that would make me sad because I wanted to love it.

It was a needless worry. I’m only 1/4 of the way in but I’m hooked. I was doing my usual walk/read laps around the long dining room table when I woke up to the fact that I was still walking, perfectly. Auto pilot kicked in. It’s crazy how that can happen. It does prove I was off in another world.

So here’s the current read. It’s set in medieval times, it isn’t dark but it leans in that direction, compared to the lightness of my last read.

The Healer’s Apprentice (Fairy Tale Romance Series Book 1)

A realistic, fast-paced reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale full of royalty, romance, and danger. This masterful combination of love and heartbreak—combined with the novel’s surprise ending—is everything fans of fantasy, historical, and medieval fiction yearn for.

Rose has been appointed as a healer’s apprentice at Hagenheim Castle, a rare opportunity for a woodcutter’s daughter like her. While she often feels uneasy at the sight of blood, Rose is determined to prove herself capable. Failure will mean returning home to marry the aging bachelor her mother has chosen for her—a bloated, disgusting merchant who makes Rose feel ill.

When Lord Hamlin, the future duke, is injured, it is Rose who must tend to him. As she works to heal his wound, she begins to understand emotions she’s never felt before and wonders if he feels the same.

But falling in love is forbidden, as Lord Hamlin is betrothed to a mysterious young woman in hiding. As Rose’s life spins toward confusion, she must take the first steps on a journey to discover her own destiny.

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I hope you like these two too.

Happy Reading.

( shhhhhh, it was the butler. Seriously!) laugh

Frost? It’s a bit early isn’t it? September 27, 2022

Frost. We’ve had the first one of the season and it’s only September 27, 2022. I wonder when the first snow will fly. I’m sad to see summer leave but… winter has it’s own charm.

Everything is still green although with the change in weather it probably won’t be for too much longer. It’s hard to tell though. Every year seems to have a different timetable.

So, I’m just popping in for a short while. My current book is a page turner and it’s not easy to break away long enough to write anything of any consequence. I’m loving the story. I love the characters, the setting, the story line, but most of all I love that it makes me laugh out loud. And long sometimes. A good laugh is good for the soul and this book does it for me. I’m going to be sad when it ends. That said, the joy of the read will soon win out over the sadness.

This is the kind of story where you forget you are reading a book and find yourself living life along with the characters. The last week or so we’ve been staying at the country estate having a house party, but the guests have all suddenly departed, a sign it’s time to go back to the city. We have a murderer to flush out and catch. Well, a potential murderer. He or she, (we haven’t ruled anyone out yet,) has made several attempts on Herman’s life but so far hasn’t succeeded. We don’t want them too either.

Personally, I think it is the grandmother’s friend. He is a doctor and some of the coddling he does to his patient/friend seems a bit manipulative. He may have a reason to want the grandson out of the picture. We’ll see if I’m right about him, or if I’ll change my mind before the end.

To Write a Wrong (The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency Book #2)

Miss Daphne Beekman is a mystery writer by day, inquiry agent by night. Known for her ability to puzzle out plots, she prefers working behind the scenes for the Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency, staying well away from danger. However, Daphne soon finds herself in the thick of an attempted murder case she’s determined to solve.

Mr. Herman Henderson is also a mystery writer, but unlike the dashing heroes he pens, he lives a quiet life, determined to avoid the fate of his adventurous parents, who perished on an expedition when he was a child. But when he experiences numerous attempts on his life, he seeks out the services of the eccentric Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency to uncover the culprit. All too soon, Herman finds himself stepping out of the safe haven of his world and into an adventure he never imagined.

As the list of suspects grows and sinister plots are directed Daphne’s way as well, Herman and Daphne must determine who they can trust and if they can risk the greatest adventure of all: love.

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This is definitely a favorite read. Five stars, for sure.

It’s still a bargain too if you are tempted. I hope you are because you will love it.

Happy Reading!

A little this and that September 25, 2022

This has been a slow book day and we only have one suggestion, and it’s free. Several years ago this was on my read and enjoyed list. A good book.

Bitter Autumn: Clean Romance Mystery (Northern Shore Intrigue)

“an edge of your seat-do not expect to put it down adventure!”

When Grey returns to his small Wisconsin hometown on the shore of Lake Superior to care for his beloved great-aunt, he’s determined to seek forgiveness for his past. But as he falls into an unlikely romance, danger looms on the horizon…

But one truth many don’t realize until it’s too late—vengeance can be dangerous. A suspenseful love story of redemption and second chances from a Carol Award–winning author, you don’t want to miss.

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My new read is one of our recent downloads. I’m quite enjoying the experience. Sometimes there is a sameness in stories that leave you feeling like you’ve read it before. That is missing this time. The story feels fresh to me in so many ways

Western Hearts: A Sweet Cowboy Romance (Cowboys of Aspen Valley Book 1)

Two promises.
Two tests of faith and love.


Kip made a promise to his dying brother, but cowboy life didn’t prepare him to run a ranch, deal with a rebellious kid sister, and raise twin boys.

Upon first meeting, Kip mistakes Nicole for the new housekeeper hired so his kid sister can avoid her work, then he realizes her true purpose is taking the boys away.

Nicole has a will from her sister – the boys’ mother – giving custody of the twins to her father. Not willing to tear the kids away from everything familiar, she agrees to stay for a getting-to-know-you period.

But the boys aren’t the only ones she’s getting to know, and Nicole finds herself falling for the ruggedly handsome cowboy.

Can something beautiful grow between them or will cross-purposes kill what could be before it truly begins?

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What do you know. I didn’t expect to talk about books today and look what happened anyway. Probably because my nose has been in a book more today than it has in weeks and that’s where my thoughts are.

Winter is coming soon and I was out pruning one of the smaller trees. It was overtaking the flower bed and was it a heavy job, at least it was for me. Now I’m relaxing with a book giving my muscles a chance to recover, I’m feeling very pleased to have that chore done, we could have snow in another four weeks and it would be too late.

Thinking back, it seems like the leaves were already falling by this time last year. We have had so much rain this summer that the grass is still green and the trees are not letting go of their leaves. When they do come down there will be a massive pile. Although, the tree pruned today lost all it’s branches including leaves so that will be one small pile that won’t need to be raked.

It was a sunny, warm day to be out in the yard and it was a mood lifter.

I have to specify it was sunny and warm because around here it can very easily be sunny and cold. There could be another warm day yet this year but we can’t count on it. Make the most of what you have sounds like a good idea to me. Not that I always do but at least my intentions are good.

Have a good week.

Happy Reading!

Read and enjoyed September 24, 2022

This first one was my favorite. It’s book 1 in the series and I liked it so well that I’m now reading and loving book 2. Book 2 is a continuation of their story although Marian’s sister Ellen is the main character this time. I’m halfway through and the sisters are currently together in a castle back in 1382.

We don’t know yet whether Ellen will be left there too or will be drawn back to present day. We don’t know if the crooked scientist forcing her to travel to an earlier time to find more of the healing water will be able to harm Ellen and her beloved friend if she fails or if he will be caught and charged with his crimes. I know what I expect to happen but so far nothing as gone as expected. Which is awesome.

Here they are.

Book 1

That’s exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father’s quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He’s left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he’s crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.

William Durham, a valiant knight comes to Marian’s rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?

Book 2

In the last stages of a genetic disease, Ellen Creighton has decided to live out her remaining days at the estate of her longtime friend Harrison Burlington. Harrison cares deeply for Ellen, but as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, he’s never allowed himself to get serious in a relationship. However, he’s desperately trying to save her by finding the holy water that is believed to heal any disease.

When he locates two flasks, Ellen refuses to drink one of them because she believes the holy water killed her sister and father. In an effort to convince her to take it, Harrison ingests the contents first, and when Ellen witnesses the effects, she can no longer deny the power of the substance in the bottles. Dangerous criminals are also seeking the holy water, and Ellen soon learns they will go to any lengths to get the powerful drug–including sending her back into the past to find it for them.

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And now for the rest.

It has been a pleasant run on good books this week.

Now back to see what will happen next in my story.

Danger abounds.

Happy Reading y’all.

A little bit of nothing September 23, 2022

A bookless day. I’m sad, kind of. It’s exciting to have more books but I don’t need more today, it’s all good.

I have nothing exciting in mind to share either but I feel like posting. I guess I’ll just talk and see what happens.

I like to watch newsy videos on YouTube. The suggestion strip down the side is great but it changes whenever I pick something to watch and then try to come back for the next one which has, of course, disappeared . This is frustrating. Today I decided to use the watch-later flag and went through the list picking out a whole bunch. I’ve done this before, thinking I needed to go back to the list to see the next one. This decision didn’t work all that well. Everything seemed to be messed up somehow and nothing worked the way I thought it would.

Today I decided to let it do it’s own thing and, surprise, surprise, it played through the whole list of flagged clips, automatically. The irony is I would have discovered this feature last time if I had been paying attention instead of insisting on doing things my own way. I like it their way, much more efficient. And less frustrating.

I enjoy watching a bunch of different people but picking one causes the algorithm to change the suggestion strip based on what it decides I want to see. More clips from whatever source I picked first. It will be fun flagging a bunch of different sites all at the same time throwing a wrench in his algorithmic brain cogs. Is that even possible?

I’ll end with my current read. I’m liking it but will admit to skimming rather than read every word. Not a bad thing as I can get through the book and on to the next one faster that way.

To save a woman from being kidnapped, Officer Chris Fuller and his K-9 partner, Teddy, have no choice but to let the fugitive they’re tracking get away. But when the escaped murderer returns to hunt tour pilot Lexie McDaniels again, Chris knows the attempted kidnapping wasn’t a chance encounter.

Lexie won’t be safe until he catches the criminal…but are her secrets what is endangering them all?

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I’m a third of the way through this and should be on to another book tomorrow. Maybe we will even have new book suggestions tomorrow too. We just never know.

Happy Reading y’all

Read and enjoyed. September 22, 2022

Finished, finally. This book seemed to go on for a long time. It could be blamed on being filled with an impressive number of details. This situation can be chalked up to changes in writing styles through the years.

Mary Stewart, one of the 20th century’s best selling authors, would be over 100 if she were alive today. Imagine the differences in writing over that space of time. The pace was slower, dialogue different, actions and locations described with enough information to paint a picture in the reader’s mind.

Way back in the day, Ms Stewart was one of my favorite authors but the last couple of decades have brought an abundance of changes in the writing world and while I enjoyed today’s experience it didn’t meet the highs of my early reads. She is a good writer though and tells an engaging story. I’ll admit to skipping over large chunks (chapters, mostly) but it was still worth the read.

I joked in an earlier post about suspecting the butler of these murders. The hotel didn’t have one so that let him off the hook. There were plenty of red herrings thrown to keep us off the track so the ending was a surprise. But not a total surprise.

Anyway, it was a good read. It was set in Scotland, in treacherous mountains. There were colorful characters of all stripes, grating against each other for the most part. On reflection, I can’t think of anyone qualifying as mild mannered. Mind you, mild mannered doesn’t make for much of an interesting story. We need to see a few fireworks every now and then and see them we did.

Wildfire at Midnight

The tense, twisty murder mystery which will have you on the edge of your seat, from the author of Madam, Will You Talk?/font size>

‘Mary Stewart is magic’ New York Times

Following a heart-breaking divorce, Gianetta retreats to the Isle of Skye hoping to find tranquillity in the island’s savage beauty.

But shortly before her arrival a girl’s body is found on the craggy slopes of the looming Blue Mountain, and with the murderer still on the loose, there’s nothing to stop him from setting his sights on Gianetta next . 

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For the next read I think a complete change of pace would be an excellent choice.

Hiding in Montana (Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit Book 3) 

A fugitive at large…

This K-9 is on his trail.

To save a woman from being kidnapped, Officer Chris Fuller and his K-9 partner, Teddy, have no choice but to let the fugitive they’re tracking get away. But when the escaped murderer returns to hunt tour pilot Lexie McDaniels again, Chris knows the attempted kidnapping wasn’t a chance encounter. Lexie won’t be safe until he catches the criminal…but are her secrets what is endangering them all?

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Laura Scott is a new favorite, I’ve enjoyed her offerings over the last couple of years and look forward to this one too. It’s a mystery, but with a modern treatment this time.

Check it out, it’s still a bargain. Both books are, if you are interested.

Happy Reading.

Current read September 19, 2022

Yesterday I said I would let you know if my current read turned out to be any good. Well it has. This author has a new spin on time travel and it will be interesting to see where she goes with it.

Come Back to Me (Waters of Time Book #1)

The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.

That’s exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father’s quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He’s left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he’s crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.

William Durham, a valiant knight comes to Marian’s rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?

Bestselling author Jody Hedlund is your guide down the twisting waters of time to a volatile era of superstition, revolts, and chivalry in this suspenseful story.

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I know in my first post today I said I was done with more books. I was, I just couldn’t pass up book two in this series. Who knows how long it will be before it goes back up to a normal price and I will be kicking myself for missing out.

Never Leave Me (Waters of Time Book #2)

In the last stages of a genetic disease, Ellen Creighton has decided to live out her remaining days at the estate of her longtime friend Harrison Burlington. Harrison cares deeply for Ellen, but as a wheelchair-bound paraplegic, he’s never allowed himself to get serious in a relationship. However, he’s desperately trying to save her by finding the holy water that is believed to heal any disease.

When he locates two flasks, Ellen refuses to drink one of them because she believes the holy water killed her sister and father. In an effort to convince her to take it, Harrison ingests the contents first, and when Ellen witnesses the effects, she can no longer deny the power of the substance in the bottles. Dangerous criminals are also seeking the holy water, and Ellen soon learns they will go to any lengths to get the powerful drug–including sending her back into the past to find it for them.

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It’s always a shock when I download books and today’s reaction was right up there. I forget what I’ve ordered and don’t recognize half of them after waiting a few days between connections to wifi. I’m left gazing at the list, wondering how this happened! (laugh)

It’s a bit like Christmas. Surprise, surprise.

I’d better get reading!

Later, folks.

Bargain books September 19, 2022

BookRunes has a bargain suggestion for us and I’m excited about it. I’ve not read this author but I’m hooked on the first few pages and can’t wait to read the rest.

Searching for Anna: A Clean, Historical Christian Romance (Love in Lansing Book 1)

An impoverished seamstress. A wealthy suitor. An entangled past that could tear them apart.

A historical Christian romance from debut author Jenifer Carll-Tong.

As the Great War rages in Europe, Anna Gibson struggles to make ends meet as a seamstress in a small dress shop in Lansing, Michigan. She is content with her life. Or, so she thinks. However, a handsome suitor from her former life unexpectedly reappears, and she finds herself questioning her future when he begins to open doors to her past.

Warren Mallory has never taken life too seriously…until now. Suddenly, he is very serious about finding the amber-eyed beauty that has haunted his thoughts since she left him standing alone on that street corner. And once he has, he doesn’t plan to let her vanish again.

But even as fate draws them together, the sparks of chemistry are doused when a mysterious package and a long-hidden secret threaten to drive them apart. Can Anna forgive the past in order to be with Warren, or will pride and misconceptions make her walk away from the only man she has ever loved?

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1531 Entertainment has several suggestions for us. One new to us, one we’ve seen before but have not read.

Under the Hibiscus (Suamalie Islands)

Do you have to give God two-weeks’ notice when you quit the ministry?

After a lifetime of being her father’s right-hand girl, Ezra gets a small taste of freedom during her friend’s honeymoon visit to the Suamalie islands and decides enough is enough. All she needs is to find a replacement secretary, teacher, project manager, accountant… et cetera.

In fact, what he needs is a wife.

Scott Keil intended to serve the Lord on St. Alyn Island for life. He just never intended to do it without his wife. So, when his daughter begins balking at being saddled with a ministry she never signed up for, he knows he needs to find a replacement for her. And well, she’s right. A wife who loves organization and serving the Lord would be the perfect solution.

But only one woman interests him and loves his ministry nearly as much as he does. Natalie Dershem—the event planner at St. Alyn’s newest resort. Why did she have to be nearly as young as his daughter… and so intriguing?

Under the Hibiscus is the introductory Christmas “noella” in the brand-new, Suamalie Islands Series from Celebrate Lit Publishing. Grab this May/December Christmas romance today.

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A Lady in Attendance

Five years in a New York state reformatory have left a blemish on Hazel’s real name. So when she takes a job as Doctor Gilbert Watts’s lady in attendance in 1898, she does so under an alias. In the presence of her quiet and pious employer, Hazel finds more than an income. She finds a friend and a hope that if she can set her tarnished past in order, she might have a future after all.

As Gilbert becomes accustomed to the pleasant chatter of his new dental assistant, he can’t help but sense something secretive about her. Perhaps there is more to this woman than meets the eye. Can the questions that loom between them ever be answered? Or will the deeds of days gone by forever rob the future of its possibilities?

Rachel Fordham pens a tender tale of a soft-spoken man, a hardened woman, and the friends that stand by them as they work toward a common purpose–to expunge the record of someone society deemed beyond saving–and perhaps find love along the way.

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This last one, it turns out I did read half of it and abandoned it. Maybe the growing list of partly read books had gotten so long that I gave up on them and moved on. I will give this one another shot to see what’s what.

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Hold on a minute, we aren’t done yet.

I found another had-to-have bargain, you guys. I couldn’t pass it up. Mainly because I’m hooked after a few pages and have to know what happens next.

Hiding in Montana (Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit Book 3)

A fugitive at large…

This K-9 is on his trail.

To save a woman from being kidnapped, Officer Chris Fuller and his K-9 partner, Teddy, have no choice but to let the fugitive they’re tracking get away. But when the escaped murderer returns to hunt tour pilot Lexie McDaniels again, Chris knows the attempted kidnapping wasn’t a chance encounter. Lexie won’t be safe until he catches the criminal…but are her secrets what is endangering them all?

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I’m out of here, before anything else shows up.

Happy Reading y’all

This and that September 18, 2022

A beautiful day for a walk. And I took advantage of it. The best thing about walking, aside from good exercise, is the chance to see things we normally miss in the hurry of driving by. People’s yards and what they have done with them was interesting and inspiring. There are a few possible new ideas for my yard floating around in my mind.

Walking also gives a better glimpse into life in my area. Going past the hospital, which I’ve done fairly often, for the first time I noticed the beautiful park/garden area with benches, trees, and arches, perfect for families visiting their friends or loved ones on a nice day. It could be a new area that I just haven’t noticed before but either way it’s a nice idea.

Next thing on the list after a little cool down time was food. The favorite fast food a few blocks down the road was the target. Usually I do the drive-thru and come home, it’s become a habit over the last two years. Today was the first time for a regular eat-in experience. Anywhere. It was liberating. And maybe even life changing.

The other recent event that will bring a little hope to some of us and may even be life changing, was the election of a new leader for our conservative political party (opposition currently.) Pierre Poilievre won the race by a landslide on the first vote which in itself is unusual. With a large number of candidates running it usually takes multiple votes eliminating lowest names until someone is able to get a majority vote.

Pierre has a good track record in Parliament and is experienced enough to be a credible contender in an election. The characteristic impressing me the most about this man is his high common sense quotient. Common sense if the one major quality seemingly deficient in our lives these days. Ideals are all well and good but they are dangerous without good old fashioned common sense. You know, like driving a fancy pick up truck or expensive snow mobile out onto a frozen lake without checking first for ice thickness. It happens every now and then in this part of the country. Rather embarrassing if it’s your piece of equipment.

Anyway, there are signs popping up all over indicating that cooler heads could be emerging and that is cause for hope in these crazy times of acting without thinking it through first.

Change of subject: it’s time to mention the current read, a much better topic of conversation, I’m sure you would agree.

Come Back to Me (Waters of Time Book #1)

The ultimate cure that could heal any disease? Crazy.

That’s exactly what research scientist Marian Creighton has always believed about her father’s quest, even if it does stem from a desire to save her sister Ellen from the genetic disease that stole their mother from them. But when her father falls into a coma after drinking a vial of holy water believed to contain traces of residue from the Tree of Life, Marian must question all of her assumptions. He’s left behind tantalizing clues that suggest he’s crossed back in time. Insane. Until Marian tests his theories and finds herself in the Middle Ages during a dangerous peasant uprising.

William Durham, a valiant knight comes to Marian’s rescue and offers her protection . . . as his wife. The longer Marian stays in the past, the more she cares about William. Can she ever find her father and make it back to the present to heal her sister? And when the time comes to leave, will she want to?

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I’ve just started so it’s hard to say where the story is going but for sure it will be a surprise. This is a combination sci-fi and time travel. There are some interesting main characters to keep us guessing and there is a good selection of bad guys with an unknown motive that, so far, defies logic.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

This book is still a bargain if you are interested.

Have a good day and happy reading.

Bargain books September 17, 2022

Not much happening today with books. BookBub has a couple of suggestions we’ve seen before, which is actually good for me right now. I don’t need any more books at the moment. I will share them again though, just to have something to say.

I do remember reading these, I liked them both but the second one was my favorite.

See Me : A sweet, faith-filled fake engagement story

It’s love at first sight when reclusive inventor Jesse Buckley meets unemployed music teacher Bronte, moonlighting as a take-out delivery driver. Okay, so splattering guacamole and sour cream over them both wasn’t the best way to impress the woman he hopes to make his wife, but from here on the only way is up, right? Still, maybe offering her a job as his chauffeur and personal assistant wasn’t one of his best ideas.

It means he’ll see her almost every day, sure. It also means, as one of his employees, she’s out-of-bounds. Besides, though he’s had to admit to his failing eyesight, he hasn’t told her yet that one day he’ll become completely blind. And he’s managed to keep the little fact he’s one of the wealthy owners of the business a secret, letting her believe he’s just another staff member.

Desperate to untangle the mess a con man left her life and her finances in, Bronte gratefully said yes to the job Jesse offered her. Spending most of her time with a sweet, kind, handsome guy she could easily fall head-over-heels for wasn’t supposed to be part of the deal. After all, the last man she thought loved her stole everything she had. Her home, her inheritance, her music, her faith, and most of all, her trust in her own judgment. A new love isn’t on her wish list, especially when she can’t shake the feeling Jesse’s hiding something from her.

What neither counted on was Jesse’s ailing grandmother and her determination to see him settled with the right woman. First she beguiles them into a fake engagement neither will admit they want to make real. Then she maneuvers them into accompanying her on a trip to Chapel Cove to visit his former PA, Nai. Could it be, the spring vacation in a small Oregon seaside town will bring love, renewed faith, and God’s sweet healing for them all?

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To Steal a Heart (The Bleecker Street Inquiry Agency Book #1) 

After a childhood as a street thief, Gabriella Goodhue thought she’d put her past behind her until a fellow resident at her boardinghouse is unjustly accused of theft. In the middle of breaking into a safe that holds the proof to prove her friend’s innocence, Gabriella is interrupted by Nicholas Quinn, the man she once considered her best friend–until he abandoned her.

After being taken under the wing of a professor who introduced him into society and named him as heir, Nicholas is living far removed from his childhood life of crime. As a favor to a friend, Nicholas agreed to help clear the name of an innocent woman, never imagining he’d be reunited with the girl he thought lost to him forever.

As Gabriella and Nicholas are thrown together into one intrigue after another, their childhood affection grows into more, but their newfound feelings are tested when truths about their past are revealed and danger follows their every step. 

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A large chunk of my time today was spent on YouTube. It was good in a way, but in some ways it was a waste of time. The content was repetitive in many cases. I can’t say it added value to my life but I enjoyed my time. It’s addictive which is the whole point I’m guessing. There are some sites that do add value to my life, I need to develop the habit of spending more time with them and less on the other ones.

At this point I’d better go read a book for a while. Get this current one finished, I’m so close to the end.

If I can get it done then I get to see what comes up next. I don’t take them in order, That’s no fun. It’s more fun to browse and see what catches my interest. I think I would avoid reading if I had to stick to the order they arrived. Being forced to read something sounds like drudgery.

This way it’ll be a nice (hopefully) surprise.

Happy Reading!