Every Friday I will be posting/sharing great reads on the cheap. The prices will be from Free to $3.99. This week however I am going to come out of my comfort zone and give you a quite nice list of books that I think Mom would love. Add a last minute present to the already filled basket of goodies you got for mom, feel free to click on the links and go wild shopping for mom! – ENJOY!
Buy your Mom one of this! – You can shop at my Amazon store here!
And fill it up with all of these!
Description: Is the heart smarter than the head? Artist Miranda Jones begins to trust her heart enough to escape from her life of privilege and start over in Milford-Haven, the small town of undiscovered beauty on California’s Central Coast. She connects with environmentalist Samantha Hugo-a brilliant PhD twenty years her senior who gave up a son years earlier; and with restaurant owner Sally O’Mally who left Arkansas to create her own dream. Each woman wrestles with her own core issues while balancing demanding careers with the attentions of interesting men. None is aware that journalist Christine Christian has just been murdered while investigating a half-built house. Though the book stands alone, it is also Book 1 in the critically acclaimed, popular series, a multi-generational saga. Based on Purl’s BBC Radio drama Milford-Haven U.S.A.
Description:A marriage in name only…
To save her family home, impulsive bookstore owner, Alexa Maria McKenzie, casts a love spell. But she never planned on conjuring up her best friend’s older brother—the powerful man who once shattered her heart. Billionaire Nicholas Ryan doesn’t believe in marriage, but in order to inherit his father’s corporation, he needs a wife and needs one fast. When he discovers his sister’s childhood friend is in dire financial straits, he offers Alexa a bold proposition. A marriage in name only with certain rules: Avoid entanglement. Keep things all business. Do not fall in love. The arrangement is only for a year so the rules shouldn’t be that hard to follow, right? Except fate has a way of upsetting the best-laid plans…
Description: When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family’s summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.
T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He’s almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn’t bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family – and a stack of overdue assignments – instead of his friends. Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.’s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter. Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.
Description:On her way to work, for one terrifying instant Jennifer Canfield sees a tiny hand in the trunk of a car that barely misses slamming into her van. A doll? A child? With no time to think she must act and so begins a non-stop, breathlessly suspenseful journey to find the truth and possibly save a life. Stephen Baron, a road construction worker, joins her in her pursuit of a possible kidnapper through the hills of California. And where the chase ends reveals exactly how courage and love can show up when we least expect them and change everything. From Leland Dirks, author of “ANGELO’S JOURNEY” and “SEVEN DOGS IN HEAVEN: …Listening to her heart, against the advice of her brain, Jen takes off on an adventurous chase on California backroads where more than the story of the chase is hidden. Ms. Nash masterfully sets the stage, sculpts believable characters, and sets them free on the page to discover whether their heads or their hearts are more reliable allies in this fight between good and evil. Your heart wants you to read this book. Before you’ve turned very many pages, your brain will be glad, too.
Title: 365 Days with You
Author: Erica Stanciu
Price: $2.99 Kindle
Where to buy: Amazon
Description: If your life was constantly plagued with tragedy would you run? Ali did just that by using a fake I.D. to enlist in the military. Three years later she was forced to return when her parents chose alcohol instead of raising her brother and sister. She became their guardian and used combat skills learned in the military to open up training gym. Ali was barely getting by when an opportunity literally walked up to her gym. That opportunities name was Jace Sarmiento. Ali was faced with the difficult decision of agreeing to follow him around for a year or live in her hometown and hope that her gym made enough money. Follow her through a journey of mystery, death, adventure, action, but most of all, love.
Description: Summer Alvarez is successful, independent, and a loner by choice. Since losing her family as a child, she decided long ago that it was better to only rely on herself and to avoid any close relationships. In between jobs, she answers an ad for a bilingual teacher for a preschooler, the daughter of Gabriel Rodrigo, a world famous singer and entertainer. Although the idea of world travel is enticing, the reason she feels compelled to accept the position, despite her instant dislike for Gabe, is his adorable little girl, Marisol. Gabe is used to women throwing themselves at him and after a disastrous marriage, he’s learned not to trust women, especially attractive women like Summer. Intrigued despite himself, he hires her to tutor his four year old while he tours Europe. It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that Summer is altogether different from any woman he’s ever met. Aside from her beauty and intelligence, and aside from the fact that she’d great with his daughter, what he finds most fascinating is the fact that she’d not the least bit interested in him or anything he has to offer. Taking her on a family vacation to Spain, Gabe decides to take a chance and act on the strong attraction he feels toward Summer. But will Summer ever consider him as anything other than her employer, and can he charm his way into her well barricaded heart?
Description:It is 1955. Achsa is a lonely, passionate and precocious fourteen-year-old. Isolated at school by her intelligence and disfigurement, troubled at home by the undercurrents in her parents’ relationship, she finds comfort and inspiration in the tunes and rhythms she hears on her radio. Hearing a recording by an unknown 20-year-old country singer named Elvis Presley, she fires off a fan letter, telling him she knows he’s going to be a star.
Description: A major North American hydroelectric dam is blown up and the largest off-shore oil field in this hemisphere is destroyed in a brutal, coordinated terrorist attack. But there was one factor that the terrorists didn’t take into account when they struck the Capitana platform off the coast of Colombia—slaughtering much of the crew and blowing up the platform—and that was the Capitana crew chief Dewey Andreas. Dewey, former Army Ranger and Delta, survives the attack, rescuing as many of his men as possible. But the battle has just begun.
Description: Bravery. Honor. Sacrifice. These are more than mere words to trained Marine sniper Nathan McBride. He’s never backed away from danger, and he’s not about to start now, even if it means confronting the cold-blooded interrogator who tortured him to the brink of death more than a decade ago. When a mutilated body is discovered in a remote Utah lake, it ignites a chain of events that forces Nathan to face a dark chapter from a past he’s worked hard to forget. Could his Nicaraguan enemy be active again? On American soil? The evidence is clear, but the stakes are higher than Nathan can know. In a showdown that will test Nathan’s understanding of justice and mercy, he’ll have to make a life or death decision that has the potential to expose and destroy people at the highest levels of government.