Bargain and Free Books for 12-17-16

by Ron on December 17, 2016

Here are 9 bargain books and 4 free books for you to check out.

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Bargain Books

Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship – Amazon
by Gail Caldwell
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Memoirs and Biographies
Price: $1.99 Save $8.00
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Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship – Nook
Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship – iBooks
Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship – Google Play

“A loving tribute to friendship…” -K. Kasabian

New York Times Bestseller by a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

They met over their dogs. Gail Caldwell and Caroline Knapp (author of Drinking: A Love Story) became best friends, talking about everything from their love of books and their shared history of a struggle with alcohol to their relationships with men. Walking the woods of New England and rowing on the Charles River, these two private, self-reliant women created an attachment more profound than either of them could ever have foreseen.

Then, several years into this remarkable connection, Knapp was diagnosed with cancer. With her signature exquisite prose, Caldwell mines the deepest levels of devotion, and courage in this gorgeous memoir about treasuring a best friend, and coming of age in midlife. Let’s Take the Long Way Home is a celebration of the profound transformations that come from intimate connection—and it affirms, once again, why Gail Caldwell is recognized as one of our bravest and most honest literary voices.


An Aussie Summer Christmas – Amazon
by Various Authors
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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“I really enjoyed this box set. Each story is different but has the Aussie connection” -Jenny B.

USA Today Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors

Collection includes six brand-new novellas with a holiday theme, all set on Australia’s beaches!

Melbourne Memories by USA Today bestselling author Marion Ueckermann
Escaping his dangerous past, former British rock star Justin “The Phoenix” Taylor flees to Australia. Intrigued by the bearded stranger visiting her coffee shop, Ella Anderson decides to discover his secrets. But when Justin’s past collides with their future, Ella must decide whether they have a future at all.

Next Door Santa by USA Today bestselling author Lacy Williams
Will Harris is proud of his no-complications life. So why is he drawn to his upstairs neighbor, who seems obsessed with Christmas? Can Bridie soften Will-the-Scrooge’s heart in time for Christmas?

Seaside Christmas by Narelle Atkins
Political advisor and former bad boy Gus Donovan is intrigued by Chelsea Somers, the girl he didn’t call after their one and only date, six years ago. Chelsea is impressed by the new Gus, but can she trust him with her family secrets … and with her heart?

A Christmas Resolution by Rose Dee
Breeah has avoided returning to her Australian coastal hometown of Kiisay Point for ten years—avoided the mistake that changed her life, ruined her friendships, and soured her first love. She’s never returned to Resolution, the island where it all happened. But now she’s back, and having to face up to the childhood she loved, the man she can’t forget, and the future that won’t start until she lets it all go.

All is Bright by Andrea Grigg
Amy’s always been a good Christian girl…except for being in love with her brother-in-law. Josh is looking for love again, surprised to find it with his late wife’s sister. But will a mountain of guilt and an unexpected letter stop them from making it to the altar?

Falling for Maddie Grace by Meredith Resce
Australia’s first professional female football umpire, Maddie Grace, gets knocked out in an on-field accident, crushed beneath the weight of an athletic sports star. What is it about the visual images that has the media making up stories of a secret love affair? Escaping the paparazzi is one thing, but escaping each other is quite another.


Water Lily – Amazon
by Crystal Packard
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Young Adult
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“I absolutely loved it! There is so much going on in this book to keep your mind spinning but the details are released with the right amount of description and timing so you never feel overwhelmed.” -FillMyBookshelf

A fantasy adventure filled with magic, true love, and fate…

Seventeen-year-old Lily Harris is pretty sure she’s going crazy. Weird things are happening. Scary things. A demented owl taunts her daylight hours, and her nights are filled with frightening dreams. On top of that, the two people Lily can count on in this world are gone.

Her best friend is dead, and now Lily’s grandmother, Meme is missing.

Lily retreats to her grandmother’s home, hoping to find clues to her disappearance. Lily discovers more than she bargained for. Meme has been keeping secrets, lots of secrets–the biggest one being the painted mural on her bedroom wall. It’s of a beautiful lake, nestled deep in a night forest. When Lily touches the painting, she is transported into another world. She’s in Westmoorland. And she’s not alone. The man that haunts Lily’s dreams is there, warm and real . . . and familiar.

Lily’s journey through Westmoorland brings her closer to finding Meme, but also to lasting friendships, to true love, and to powers within herself she never knew existed.

The truth of Meme’s past and the secrets she’s been hiding could destroy everything in Lily’s future, including the greatest love she has ever known…


Mistletoe, Makeup and Murder – Amazon
by Cindy Bell
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Mystery
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“It was a very entertaining read. Mystery, madcap, mayhem. Just my kind of book.” -Jacquie B.

It is almost Christmas and Harroway is starting to get a festive feel. Everyone is excited about the upcoming holidays, business at the salon is thriving and Bekki and gorgeous Detective Nick Malonie’s relationship is flourishing.

But then the dry cleaners is robbed and the owner kills the robber. The dry cleaner claims that it was in self-defense but Bekki suspects that this might not be as cut and dry as it seems and she goes searching for the truth.

Will Bekki discover the truth in time to have a memorable Christmas? Will Bekki’s search for the truth put her in harm’s way? Will Bekki finally commit to a serious relationship with Detective Nick?

Join Bekki and the gang for a Christmas special!


Divine Hotel – Amazon
by Nicole Loughan
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Thriller and Suspense
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“It’s well-written, deftly plotted, with plenty of twists and unexpected connections. I loved reading it and give it five stars.” -by Sandy Penny, SweetMysteryBooks

Award-Winning Author

When two street-wise children make the ruins of the once majestic Divine Hotel their playground they find themselves in big trouble. After they go missing the social worker tasked with their retrieval learns that their lives and the other inhabitants of the hotel are hopelessly intertwined with the fate of the famed preacher who founded the hotel, Father Divine and a notorious interloper who tried to steal the hotel from him, Jim Jones.

The only way to save the children is to go back to 1964, in the heart of the battle between good and evil and try to save the children and everybody whose lives followed the hotel into ruin. This will be no easy feat as she learns there are people willing to fight to keep their sins buried in history.


Unto the Last Generation – Amazon
by Juanita Coulson
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Science Fiction
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“Coulson works on an enormous canvas — sometimes almost overwhelming. The characters are always memorable.” -Marion Zimmer Bradley

Wholesale application of population control technology has rendered man infertile.

Fifteen years ago, Earth’s population ceased to mushroom. Its people no longer reproduced. Because they could not.

It’s not long before society loses its mind. Rifts emerge, as the Young and Old begin to spar over whose rights are most important in a time of such catastrophic struggle. Leaders rise out of the darkness, channelling the animosity into political lecturings and creating more chaos and despair. Robbed of over more than half the population, urban America withered.

Food becomes a much fought-over commodity and luxury. Famine, plague and war spread like wildfire. And no children are born – anywhere. Two generations later, and the spread of the immuno-factor was complete.

A team of scientists, headed by Dr. Richard Parnell and his wife Therese, based at the Life Sciences headquarters works tirelessly to produce life artificially.

One day, a young girl walks into their midst.

“I’m eight,” the girl announces proudly.

Mankind has been sterile for more than fifteen years… A living child could be the answer to humanity’s greatest problem. How can she be alive, and so young, when not a single child has been born for two generations?

Parnell and his team are now on a mission: to find the parents of this young girl, named Ria, before the trail runs cold and humanity’s last hope disappears into the darkness.

Will they track them down in time?

Or is Ria to be humankind’s last generation?


The Coming Home Boxed Set – Amazon
by Meli Raine
Rating: 4.6
Genre: Romance
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The Coming Home Boxed Set – Nook
The Coming Home Boxed Set – iBooks
The Coming Home Boxed Set – Google Play
The Coming Home Boxed Set – Kobo

“The narrations were amazing, creating an atmosphere of mystery that kept my interest…” -Dora E.

USA Today Bestselling Author

When a mysterious job offer brings Carrie Myerson back to the town where her father was set up for a federal crime, she returns–to face a past more dangerous than she ever imagined.

And a love more passionate than she ever dreamed.

Drug crimes, kidnappings, set-ups and betrayal all unfold as Carrie and her ex-boyfriend, local police officer Mark Paulson, untangle the complicated web of deceit at the heart of her past.

Nothing is what it seems.

Including Mark.

This boxed set includes all three books in the Coming Home series: Return, Revenge and Reunion


Bear for Christmas – Amazon
by Amy Lamont
Rating: 4.7
Genre: Paranormal
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“It was a great holiday read. Ms. Lamont immediately swept me into the story with her dialogue and excellent story line.” -Jenny H.

Award-Winning Author

Shy and introverted Ivy Quinn has psychic abilities she’s only beginning to understand. Sheltered by her father most of her life, she never questioned his use of her skills to further his business interests. But when she finally realizes exactly how he wants to exploit her abilities, she has no choice but to run.

Out from under her father’s thumb, Ivy’s self-confidence grows along with her psychic gifts. She uses them to stay one step ahead of everyone her father sends to hunt her—everyone except the sexy bear shifter who is relentless in his pursuit. But now that she knows the truth about her father’s plans, the last thing she wants to do is go home for the holidays. No matter how hot the werebear tracking her might be, she’s determined to evade him. Even if the rugged shifter is making her wish for something she can never have.

Bounty hunter Cole Jackson is a legendary predator, even among werebears. His talents make him the perfect choice to head up the bond enforcement division of Ursus Security Solutions. But when Ivy’s file lands on his desk, he takes one look at her and thinks Christmas just came early. She might just be the fugitive he wants to capture and keep for himself. Can Cole keep Ivy safe and help all her Christmas wishes come true?


Templar – Amazon
by Paul Bannister
Rating: 5.0
Genre: Historical Fiction
Price: $0.99 Save $3.00
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“Full of action, intrigue and historical insight.” -Richard Foreman, author

1216 AD.

King John has died and his young son, Henry, a boy of only nine years has been left to rule.

Frederick Banastre and his own son, Alaric, know that the kingdom is too fragile to withstand any further civil war.

But they are distrustful of the devious William Longsword and fear that the old William Marshal does not have many more years left in him.

A new regent must be found before internal strife tears the country apart once more.

Count Ramon of Toulouse seems to be the perfect choice; he is powerful enough to bring the barons to heel until Henry is ready to fully assume the throne.

But convincing Ramon to leave his lands to become regent of England is more difficult than Frederick and Alaric first thought…

After Alaric takes up holy orders with the Templar Knights, he and Frederick travel to France to bring back a regent that England is so desperately in need of.

But Ramon is tied up many troubles of his own, most prominently the 5th Earl of Leicester, Simon de Montfort, who is wreaking havoc by declaring a holy crusade against him and his people.

Will Frederick and Alaric be able to help Ramon protect his lands?

Will they be able prevent the succession crisis that is imminent in England?

Free Books

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Shadow – Amazon
by Maureen A. Miller
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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Shadow – Nook
Shadow – iBooks
Shadow – Kobo

USA Today, Top 50 Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Author

Sophie Diem’s boss has skipped town, abandoning their counseling firm and taking her investment money with him. As she seeks to rebuild her professional career she is distressed by the appearance of a stranger. The man keeps to the shadows, but he is definitely stalking her. In an attempt to flee him she accepts a job offer…in London. Surely crossing the Atlantic would be enough to deter her Shadow.

Glenn Barber is a desperate man. He sorely wants answers. The man that can supply them has gone missing, though. Now all Glenn can do is go after the next best thing, the man’s former employee, Sophie Diem.

Sophie is shocked to spot her shadow in London. What she learns is that Glenn, the Shadow, is not a stalker, but rather her only protection. As her attraction to Glenn grows, together they conspire to locate her former boss and stop him before he can harm others.


Closest Thing to OK – Amazon
by Cristy Rey
Rating: 4.3
Genre: Womens Fiction
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At eighteen years-old, Sam DeCastro moved to Tallahassee to lend her recently widowed brother a hand in caring for his two small children. Five years later, Sam is their sole caregiver, her troubled brother increasingly fades from their family picture. Not a mother to the children that she raises. Not a wife to the brother that she’s shackled to. Not a daughter to the parents that hardly loved her as a kid. Not a cookie-cutter example of the perky PTA parent—not with her tattoos and penchant for heavy music, twenty-three year-old Sam has practically no social life, no college degree, and no room for love in her life.

Jake Turner is the counselor at Canopy Hopes where Sam’s niece and nephew attend school. Jake had Sam once, and then he lost her. Six months later, when they reunite for a parent-teacher conference, sparks reignite. With Jake back in the picture, Sam must decide what she wants for her own life: Stay trapped in a platonic marriage with an absent husband of a brother? Strike out on her own, leave the kids behind, and never look back?

Jake isn’t sure that Sam sees a happy medium, but he wants her to. He knows that, if she doesn’t, there won’t be any room for him in her life.


Twelve Days – Amazon
by Teresa Hill
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Romance
Price: $0.00 Save $2.99
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Twelve Days – Nook
Twelve Days – iBooks
Twelve Days – Kobo

USA Today and Barnes And Noble Bestselling Author

Twelve Days before Christmas, Rachel McRae opens her front door and a social worker puts a baby in her arms-one who comes with a four-year-old boy and eleven-year-old girl-siblings abandoned and in need of a temporary home. But there’s a catch: Rachel’s family is falling apart.

Rachel and her husband, Sam, have dreamed of a house filled with children — a dream that has led them to repeated heartbreak. Sam McRae has finally decided the only thing left to do is leave his wife.

Reluctantly, Rachel and Sam take the children in, but just until after Christmas. They will do their best not to fall in love with them, not to get their hopes up that this time a miracle will happen. That these children will stay, and that their marriage can still be saved.


Allfather Saga: Time’s Orphans – Amazon
by C.K. Sheldon
Rating: 3.7
Genre: Fantasy
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What happens when humanity’s greatest mysteries are no longer a secret?

The Incredible Origins Of All That We Hold Dear…

The king is dead. Is a heartbroken and pregnant Queen Eliza responsible? Victer, drinking at his grief, cannot believe the queen caused his friend Daven’s death, but he also doubts that the king died in what has to be the strangest and most impossible way imaginable. The official story released to the public is that the king was poisoned. No one would believe the actual truth.

The former Kingdoms on Merka’s largest western continent had unified recently under King Daven’s father. The Allfathers were there to help guide him. As they had always been. Now though, enemies are plotting against the queen following her husband’s mysterious death. To win that uneasy peace, Mark, an Allfather, was forced to reveal the greatest secrets of the Allfathers. Secrets stemming from the origin of humanity itself. Many who learn these secrets still can’t believe it all. The story is just too fantastic.

For decades the people could feel, and knew in their hearts and minds that there were forces running the show behind the scenes. Someone or some group were pulling the strings of events all over the world. With Mark’s revelations, the leaders have now found out that their suspicions were true. Someone was nudging humanity over the centuries. That someone in their part of the world was Mark. They people call him Allfather.

Mark is one of a group of Allfathers and Allmothers from Earth. They’re the original colonists. They were genetically altered to no longer age. They had left Earth long ago and had worked quietly to ensure the colony’s survival. Their plans had failed. As Mark likes to say, “Even the best laid plans turn to hell when exposed to reality.”

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