Free and bargain books June 08, 2020

A good book day. Multiple contributors. No browsing needed. Awesome.

BookBub has a FREE YA (13-18)  suggestion for us today.

All the Promises (Deborah Raney) 

All Promises

Amazon quote:

Michelle Penn has dropped out of college to work as a reporter for a tiny weekly newspaper. The boss’s son, Robert Merrick III, is quickly making her forget all about her former sweetheart, Kevin, who has shipped out to Vietnam. Rob loves the newspaper business but feels trapped working for his father. He dreams of having his own newspaper, but now that he’s met Michelle, she is what he wants most of all. Rob is forbidden by office policy to date Michelle, but if he were to quit his job, he’d have nothing to offer her. It seems the thing they most desire–each other–is out of reach. But then, love always makes a way.


1531 Entertainment has bargain suggestion for us, This selection has appeared fairly often lately but it doesn’t hurt to present it again. $1.32 CDN. It is a good read.

The Demise (A Braxton Mystery Book 1) 

The Demise

Amazon quote.

Tiny Braxton, Tennessee, is a quiet, tight-knit community wrapped around an old town square just a stone’s throw from Nashville. But when the town’s most prominent citizen is found dead at the base of its water tower, news of Peter Lanham’s apparent suicide roars through town like a massive tsunami.

Peter, the handsome, beloved CEO of Lanham’s Fine Foods, had taken a small, family-owned grocery store founded in 1927, and grew it into a successful national chain. With most of Braxton’s residents employed by Lanham’s corporate headquarters, word of Peter’s demise left them searching for answers. What could possibly have made him take a swan dive off that tower?

Julie Parker is convinced he didn’t. As receptionist at Lanham’s executive office suite, she’s determined to find out what really happened to her boss. An aspiring actor who also stars as “The Lanham Girl” in the company’s TV commercials, Julie prides herself on her perceptive observations and people-skills. Who better to find out what happened to Peter up on that water tower?

Matt Bryson, on assignment as a rookie Special Agent for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, isn’t about to let the attractive receptionist intrude on his first case. She may be a hometown insider, but he’s perfectly capable of solving the case without “Miss Marple” screwing up his investigation.


LPC Books has a FREE suggestion, an author new to me.

Spring Splash 

Spring Splash

Amazon quote:

The heart of a champion may surprise you.

When an injury sidelines college swimmer Anna Callaway, her dreams are crushed. She pours herself into her sports marketing practicum, helping a local special needs organization promote their athletic event. What she doesn’t expect is a swim team ripe for the Special Olympics—and their handsome but stubborn coach.

Craig Holt has dealt with eager and ignorant volunteers before. No matter how determined or persuasive uptight Anna might be about coaching his team to the Special Olympics, he has no intention of allowing her to raise the hopes of his swimmers, his sister, or his guarded heart.

Then Anna herself gets a second chance at becoming a champion. Will she pursue her lifelong goals or make room for a new dream?


Another LPC Books FREE suggestion. I don’t recall reading this the first time I downloaded it. I must check it out.

Starving Hearts (Triangular Trade Trilogy Book 1)

Starving Hearts

Amazon Quote:

“Not only is this a delightful regency romance but it is also suspense filled mystery of the very best kind.” ~ Amazon review

“The author did a great job, maybe too great a job, describing the slave scenes. Spine tingling and suspenseful. I was biting my nails throughout much of this book.” ~ Amazon review

Plagued by nightmares, Annette yearns to find her anonymous rescuer — the man who saved her life from a near deadly assault. Deep inside she is starving for companionship and a mutually respectful relationship. When Mr. Peter Adsley, an abolitionist pastor dealing with his own emotional baggage, agrees to a clandestine meeting, the event appears providential. But self-doubt, deception, and the schemes of a mutual enemy threaten to keep the pair apart. A phantom adversary will stop at nothing to win Annette’s dowry for himself, even if it means killing Peter.


One more FREE LPC Books suggestion. I’m do recall reading this downloaded book a year ago.

A Perfect Weakness

A Perfect Weakness

Amazon quote:

The Civil War left its mark on Dr. John Turner. He turns his back on medicine and sees his unexpected inheritance in England as an opportunity to start over. But he never imagines how God intends to use his new role as lord of Ashford Hall — or the beautiful woman he finds there — to ease his troubled soul.

A tragic loss led Penelope Howard to bury her heart and dreams in her work for the Hall and the village of Woodley. But the arrival of the new heir stirs not only her discarded longings but her compassion as well. What burden does he carry that he can’t accept that grace covers the darkest of sins?

A deadly epidemic sweeps through Woodley revealing secrets which threaten everything. The doctor faces a choice: leave or dare to believe what the Lord whispers through the woman John has come to love.


I’m currently reading a favorite author book that is still a bargain at $0.99

On the Lookout (Lantern Beach P.D. Book 1)

On the Lookout

Amazon quote:

A runaway woman. A dead body. A mysterious compound. 

When Cassidy Chambers accepted the job as police chief on Lantern Beach, she knew the island had its secrets. But a suspicious death with potentially far-reaching implications will test all her skills—and threaten to reveal her true identity. 

Cassidy enlists the help of her husband, former Navy SEAL Ty Chambers. As they dig for answers, both uncover parts of their pasts that are best left buried. Not everything is as it seems, and they must figure out if their John Doe is connected to the secretive group that has moved onto the island.


It’s Monday. May this be a good week for you.

I’m looking forward to a productive week.

Happy Reading!

Free and bargain books April 10, 2020

Author Chautona Havig has a FREE book suggestion to tell us about today. It’s young adult novel by another of our favorite authors, Pepper Basham.

A Match for Emma (Mitchell’s Crossroads Book 3)

A Match for Emma

Amazon quote:

Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe.

When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s fairly certain her life can’t get any better…until her matchmaking schemes nosedive, her culinary future falls flat, and a life-long friendship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected.

With a little inspiration from Jane Austen’s classic and a touch of Blue Ridge charm, will Jon and Emma discover that what they need the most may be the last thing they’re trying to find?


If you are looking for Romance author Jennifer Youngblood has one of her books FREE for us today.

The Diehard Warrior (Jennifer’s Navy SEAL Romance Book 2)

The Diehard Warrior

Amazon quote:

A love gone wrong, a chance for redemption and reconciliation, and the web of deceit that could destroy everything.

When feisty and headstrong Addie Spencer, the manager of an upscale resort in Colorado, finds herself in danger, she must put aside old grudges and rely on her former boyfriend, ex-Navy SEAL Maddox Easton—the guy she dumped—to keep her safe.


While browsing, I discovered a favorite author, Christy Barritt, has a new Lantern Beach series out and book 1 is a bargain at $0.99. We’ve been reading and enjoying a number of her other Lantern Beach mysteries lately.

On the Lookout (Lantern Beach P.D. Book 1)


On the Lookout

Amazon quote:

A runaway woman. A dead body. A mysterious compound. 

When Cassidy Chambers accepted the job as police chief on Lantern Beach, she knew the island had its secrets. But a suspicious death with potentially far-reaching implications will test all her skills—and threaten to reveal her true identity. 

Cassidy enlists the help of her husband, former Navy SEAL Ty Chambers. As they dig for answers, both uncover parts of their pasts that are best left buried. Not everything is as it seems, and they must figure out if their John Doe is connected to the secretive group that has moved onto the island.


Happy Reading!




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.


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

Missing (Faith in Concordia Book 1)


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.


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.


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


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 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


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)


Amazon quote:

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.


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!

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!

Bargain books March 1, 2020

It’s funny how things go sometimes. I’ve been thinking back on yesterday’s post and the Traditions of Leap Year theme. It makes me chuckle, the way the day’s book selections went for us. More often than not Romance novels show up regularly but yesterday when romance – chick-flick style – would have fit with the topic perfectly, that’s not what we got. Irony. We were talking about Sadie Hawkins day where tradition say’s it’s one day where a woman can propose to the man of her choosing, if she can catch him. Since most of the available men we know live in books, it’s a good job we weren’t taking the whole subject very seriously. The lack of good novels could have ruined our whole day.

Getting back to every day topics.

Gospel E-books has some bargains for us today (they are on FaceBook). Author Max Lucado is a prolific non-fiction writer and has been for many years. I haven’t read this book but I’ve read some of his others and appreciate his wisdom. I particularly like buying his greeting cards, he has such a thoughtful way of expressing what I’m feeling.

$1.99 for one of his books is good.

A Gentle Thunder: Hearing God Through the Storm

A Gentle Thunder

Amazon quote:

How far do you want God to go in getting your attention? Don’t answer too quickly. What if God moved you to another land? (As He did Abraham.) What if He called you out of retirement? (Remember Moses?) How about the voice of an angel or the bowel of a fish (Gideon and Jonah.) God does what it takes to get our attention. That’s the message of this book: the relentless pursuit of God.


Another bargain. This time it’s YA fiction from an author unfamiliar to me. The source is trusted so I expect it will be a good read. It’s $1.99 as well.

Gilt Hollow (Blink)

Gilt Hollow

Amazon quote

Willow Lamott’s best friend is a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. Over four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background—but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and fueled by revenge. The moment their eyes meet, Willow no longer feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton’s mask of rage, she sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he’s a villain, a savior, or both.

Ashton thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow Lamott stepped back into his life. Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and Ashton wonders if his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves. 


A bargain ($0.99) that popped up while I was busy searching –  Falling for You. This is book 2 in the Bradford Sisters series, I’ve read book 1 and I think I liked it. I will have to double check that just to be sure. Book 3 Sweet on You is a recent download from a few days ago and it is still $0.99 as well.

Falling for You (A Bradford Sisters Romance Book #2)

Falling for you Wade

Amazon quote:

Famously beautiful model Willow Bradford is taking a temporary break from her hectic schedule to work as the innkeeper at her family’s small-town bed-and-breakfast. She was enjoying the peace of her hometown, Merryweather, Washington, right up until she came face-to-face with Corbin Stewart, the man she loves to hate. A thoughtful rule-follower by nature, Willow threw caution to the wind four years ago when she entrusted her heart to Corbin–and suffered the consequences when it all fell apart.

Former NFL quarterback Corbin is forceful, charming, and accustomed to getting what he wants . . . except where Willow Bradford is concerned. Unable to forget her, he’s never stopped regretting what happened between them. When their paths unexpectedly cross again, he’s determined to make her give him a second chance.

When a decades-old missing persons case finds Corbin and Willow working together, they’re forced to confront their past and who they’ve become–and whether they can risk falling for one another all over again.

Still a bargain at $0.99 

Sweet on You (A Bradford Sisters Romance Book #3)  

Sweet on You


Looks like there is no shortage of romance today!

Happy Reading 

on this quiet Sunday evening.



Free and Bargain books January 31, 2020

BookBub has a bargain for us, $0.99 is what it shows up as for me (CDN) but their email says $1.28. It will be a surprise for us all maybe.

Legacy Restored book 2 in the Legacy Series. Robin Patchen is another author to show up regularly in my TBR pile. I’m looking forward to this new read.

Legacy Restored

Amazon quote:

Angelica Rossi deserves to be behind bars, but if secretly working with the police to take down an art thief will keep her out of prison, she’s willing to take the deal—even when she discovers the thief is also a brute and a murderer. As a former con artist, she’s learned to take care of herself. 

Grieving his sister’s fatal overdose, Donovan Gilcreast retreated to an eighteenth century lakeside Victorian owned by an old friend, where he works on his paintings in the mornings and restores the house the rest of the day. He blames himself for not protecting Katie, and he blames Angelica Rossi, Katie’s old friend, for introducing her to drugs years before. When Angel, the owner’s sister, moves into the house, Donovan tries to keep his distance, but her bruises pull at his protective nature. Who would hurt a tiny thing like her?  

Angel has no idea why the brooding recluse hates her, but despite his glares and grunts, she finds his quiet presence comforting, especially amid the fear and confusion of working as a confidential informant.  


I found an interesting bargain suggestion on Amazon, it’s for a book and author new to me. It looks like it’s worth a try at $0.99.

The Vacant House

The Vacant House

Amazon quote:

It all begins when best-selling author Sophie O’Brion is the last person to see a murder victim alive. She looks even more guilty when a woman from her church is beaten, and Sophie was seen with her just hours before. Suddenly, people she has known her entire life begin pointing accusing fingers at her.

Marine Master Sergeant Burke Maguire, an old flame who dumped Sophie years ago, has recently been hired as a police officer in Forman Falls, Texas, and is assigned her case. She doesn’t want his help.

As she gets deeper and deeper into trouble, though, she must rely on him, but trusting him is another matter.


Frozen Footprints is a thriller from last October and it’s FREE again. I have a feeling I’ve not read it yet. This is a YA and up read.

Frozen Footprints

Amazon quote:

When her twin brother disappears and a ransom note shows up, eighteen-year-old Charlene’s world is shattered. Fearing the worst, she determines to find him before it’s too late. Her quest hurls her into a twisted, frigid world of snow and ice . . . and leads to terror in an isolated cabin. Together the twins struggle for survival while enduring fierce trials of mind, body, and spirit. Devoid of all worldly comfort and consolation, will faith and hope be enough to get them through this chilling nightmare? And where is Charlene’s hero when she needs one most?


The Collins Case is a shorter read from last year and it is FREE again too. I think I did read this one.

The Collins Case

Amazon quote:

FBI Special Agent Julie Ann Davidson isn’t assigned the case, but she works it anyway because she knows the Collins family. Add in a baffling case of internet thievery, and Ann and her partner, Patrick Duncan, have plenty to think about.

Who took the Collins family and why?

One thing’s certain: time is running out.

If Ann and Patrick don’t work fast, Rachel Collins and her kids will die.

Happy Reading on a quiet Friday night.

Free books December 28, 2019

I’m back. I did think about blogging over Christmas but, it was a nice break just to be with family. Nothing interesting showed up in the daily emails or I would have been posting for sure.

Today, Chautona Havig has a FREE book on offer. Everard (Not-So-Fairy Tales) it is sort of a retelling of a fairy tale and is on my 2018 reading list. My memory is short on details but I do remember liking this one.


I’ve also found a couple of FREE books on Amazon from even farther back. Apparently I did read them but will need a refresher to remember them.

Finding Her Way is the historical story of a city girl travelling by wagon train to make a new life in the wild west. I’ll have to read it again to decide if I liked it.

Finding Her Way

I’ve read This Time Forever but it’s been even longer, 2012 or so. It’s FREE too. I’ll have to read this again along with you.

This Time Forever

BookRunes has a FREE book today. The Defiant Bride

A wealthy heiress and obedient daughter, her father disapproves of her choice in men and sends her away as an embarrassment to the family.

Travelling west the train is set upon by bandits and she’s kidnapped. One of the bandits seems to be helping her but she still doesn’t trust him.

I’m not sure about this author or the story but it looks to be worth a shot.

The Defiant Bride

Happy Reading


Free book December 1, 2019

Author Chautona Havig made another suggestion, today.  Ghost of a Girl  is FREE It’s Young Adult (YA) and a Novelette. The beginning story in a new series The Good Shadows. Carol Alwood is a new author to me so I can’t make any comments on what this will be like. It looks like it’s worth a shot to me though.

Part of the synopsis on Amazon says…

He may be a mortician’s son, but that doesn’t mean he’s seen a ghost. Until one night…

Sixteen-year-old Owen Parker stays busy with his family’s business, playing basketball and keeping up his grades. But he’s never too busy for his friend and secret crush, Violet Blackstone. Lately, Violet is acting strange spending time with new friends, talking about going to parties, and blowing off plans to hang out. Owen forgives Violet for testing their friendship, but it still hurts.

Ghost of a Girl

I’m looking forward to checking out this book.

That’s it for free books today. It’s been a slow day for new material. Catch up time!

Currently I’m reading The Soldiers of Purple Heart Ranch book two.

Book one was The Corporal and the Choir Girl. Brandon is spending time at Purple Heart Ranch with his fellow Special Unit members, healing from a mission gone wrong. One of their four members disappeared in the unexpected blast. He is considered dead even though they can find no trace of his remains.

The three reach the ranch with a mission that’s two fold. Healing is one part but the painful part will be telling Reegan (gardener at the ranch) that her twin brother (the only remaining member of her family) is considered to be dead.

Afternoon church service surrounded by friends seems like the kindest place for her to hear the traumatic news. Brandon is captivated and filled with inner peace at the sound of the voice of an angel in the choir. Reegan’s voice silences the inner turmoil of guilt and flashbacks for the first time since the blast took his friend. He feels peace even though they have still have the telling ahead of them.

Reegan can’t accept their decree Reece is dead. She’s always had a sense of her brother’s presence and she can feel he’s still alive. Something’s wrong but he’s alive. She won’t accept the guilt Brandon feels either. Instead there’s this strong pull of inspiration to comfort him.

This collection is still a bargain today at $0.99. Grab a copy if you haven’t already.

The soldiers of the purple heart ranch

I’ll need to post about read & enjoyed books again soon

In the meantime Happy Reading.

Free Books for November 12, 2019

Exciting news! After a slow period for FREE books, LPC Books (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) is offering eight free books. They will only be this price for several days so hurry to not miss out. Their email says the books are available in many areas so they should be free most anywhere Amazon covers.

If you have been following me for a time you may recognize some of these as having been offered a few months ago. It’s nice to see them being offered again.

The Zenia Wood  This one appears to be YA Fantasy. They are hiding out in Zenia Wood, struggling to escape their parents’ killer.

Winter's Fury A Jeremy Winter Thriller book 3, we’ve seen and enjoyed Tom Threadgill’s books before.

the bridge beween This one for sure I’ve mentioned before. One of my favorites. Romance category.

The Cowboys This is also a repeat. A western Romance collection with various authors.

Fashioning the Future One of my favorite authors. Well worth the read.

I'll Watch the Moon This is a new one by an author I enjoy. Looking forward to it.

Still Life in Shadows This one I did read years ago but can’t remember if I liked it.

Summers' Love This one is billed as a cute Cinderella story. I didn’t  love it when it came out a few months back but maybe that’s just me. I’ll include it this time so you have a chance to decide for yourself.

I think there are three I’ve not read before so I’m excited about that. Hopefully you find  something here to be excited about as well.

Happy Reading