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Over the past week, I had a few great opportunities to get some books really low priced, and so I can add now those to my private library too. Yes, you´ve read that correctly. Everything that goes beyond 1000 books is, as far as I know, in Germany called the library. And since I am way past that number, I guess I have my own library here at home.

Bought Books

Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

I couldn´t say what urged me to show this stranger I was more than the pitiful girl staring back at him. I was. At least as far as he should believe. I pulled my spine erect, elongated my neck, and met his stare with every ember of fire burning within me. Dare to think of me what you will, I hoped the look I gave him said. I am Sonya Petrova. And I am not broken.

Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb

“Nothing here.” Morris moved to the comp, brought up the completed analyses. “Not on these three or any DBs I´ve gotten reports on. We´ll run more tests, but at this point, it appears the substance left no permanent damage other than violent death.”
“That´s pretty … permanent.” Eve stuck her hands in her pockets, scanned the bodies again. “I need everything and anything you get as soon as you get it.”
“You think this is the first, but not the last?”
“Unless this was some twisted form of self-termination and whoever did it is on one of your slabs, yeah. It worked so well, why stop now?”
“Then we´ll hope he´s here. Otherwise, anyone, anywhere, anytime.”
Murder could happen, she thought as she drove to Cop Central, to anyone, anywhere, anytime. She´d seen the worst of what people did to people over love, money, for power, for revenge. Or just because. But mass murder painted a darker canvas, and using victims as weapons made for a particularly twisted mind.
Strangers In Death by J.D. Robb

In 2060 New York, Lieutenant Eve Dallas is about to discover how the ties that bind strangers can kill.

Firstlife by Gena Showalter
Tenley “Ten” Lockwood is an average seventeen-year-old girl… who has spent the past thirteen months locked inside the Prynne Asylum. The reason? Not her obsession with numbers, but her refusal to let her parents choose where she´ll live – after she dies. There is an eternal truth most of the world has come to accept: Firstlife is merely a dress rehearsal, and real life begins after death. In the Everlife, two realms are in power: Troika and Myriad, longtime enemies and deadly rivals. Both will do anything to recruit Ten, including sending their top Laborers to lure her to their side. Soon, Ten finds herself on the run, caught in a wild tug-of-war between the two realms who will do anything to win the right to her soul. Who can she trust? And what if the realm she´s drawn to isn´t where the boy she´s falling for lives? She just has to stay alive long enough to make a decision …

Indulgence In Death by J.D. Robb
NYPSD Lieutenant Eve Dallas must discover who´s preying on those who cater the rich and famous in this novel.

Reviewer Copy

The Charm Bracelet by Viola Shipman
Through an heirloom bracelet, three women will rediscover the importance of family and a passion for living as each charm changes their lives. On her birthday each year, Lolly´s mother gave her a charm, along with the advice that there is nothing more important than keeping family memories alive, and so Lolly´s charm bracelet would be a constant reminder of that love. Now seventy and starting to forget things, Lolly knows time is running out to reconnect with a daughter and granddaughter whose lives have become too busy for Lolly or her family stories. But when Arden, Lolly´s daughter, receives an unexpected phone call about her mother, she and granddaughter Lauren rush home. Over the course of their visit, Lolly reveals the story behind each charm on her bracelet, and one by one the family stories help Lolly, Arden, and Lauren reconnect in a way that brings women closer to finding joy, love, and faith.

Enchanted August by Brenda Bowen

Hopewell Cottage. Little Lost Island Maine. Old, pretty cottage to rent on a small island. Springwater, blueberries, sea glass. August.
So reads an ad on Lottie Wilkes´ and Rose Arbuthnot´s children´s preschool bulletin board. When the mothers arrive on the island, they are transformed by the salt air; the breathtaking views; the long, lazy days; and the happy routine of lobster, corn, and cocktails on the wraparound porch. By the time of the late-August blue moon, real life and its complications have finally fallen far, far away. For on this idyllic island they gradually begin to open up: to one another and to the possibilities of lives quite different from the ones they´ve been leading. Change can´t be that hard, can it.

Happy reading



  1. Great haul, Vi! I loved Firstlife, and I can't wait to see what you'll think of it :) Your other books look good, too.
    Have a wonderful weekend and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. Thanks Lexxie. I am looking really forward to this book. I fell in love with the cover when I first saw it. So I am curious too, how it will be. Only read one book by the author before, and that was not really my thing, at least I stopped reading that series *lol*

  2. Nice haul. You can never go wrong with Eve and Roarke. :) Happy reading.

    My StS:

    1. Yes, I heard that Eve and Roarke must be quite something. Happy reading to you too.

      Vi@Gone With The Books

  3. I need to decide if I want to buy Burning Glass or see if my library will get it. Great haul and I hope you enjoy them all.

    1. Hi Barb, I hope you will enjoy your books too. Thanks that you stopped by.
      best wishes

  4. Firstlife sounds really good. I will need to add it to my GoodReads TBR. Have fun reading your books.

    1. Hey, I fell in love with the cover first, and now I am really curious how it will be.
      best wishes
      Vi@Gone With The Books


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