Friday Finds is a weekly event hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can discuss books that you’ve discovered over the course of the week and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list. They can be books that are new or used.  They can be ones that you’ve borrowed (library or friend), found online, heard about from a friend, etc.

Here are the books that I have discovered this week for review.  Again they are all very different.  Check them out:


Synopsis: The story of a 23 year old woman’s journey to bring peace to her feuding family, filled with humor, insight and lovable characters. A best seller in Amazon’s humorous fiction category!


Synopsis:  After his job lays him off, Cosmo Greco takes his sister, Silvia, up on her offer to drive to Portland. At the beginning of the trip, a Mack truck wipes them off the road, nearly killing them. This near-death experience is a wake-up call for Cosmo, and he begins to question the life he’s been leading. He realizes that he is not happy with his current life and wants to make a change. A number of encounters along the way reinforce this desire, but he’s afraid to leave the familiarity of his humdrum existence for the unknown.

Cosmo’s journey is set against the backdrop of the American road with vivid and soulful descriptions and a cast of colorful characters. So come along on a journey of adventure and awakening.

This book is the sequel to Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees and the second book in the Greco family trilogy, although it can be read as a stand-alone.


Synopsis:  A powerful being is angry and on the hunt. He is out to capture and destroy Aksel, and will stop at nothing until he does. Aksel’s elusive escapes are always met with the same fate—the complete obliteration of yet another planet and its inhabitants. Now, Aksel seeks refuge on one of the last remaining planets—Earth. With only days remaining, can Earth and two of its citizens help save Aksel from death and destruction at the hands of this powerful entity? Or will they be destroyed like the rest?


Synopsis:  A romantic steampunk tale of clockwork soldiers, persistent pirates, and political intrigue.

Book One of the Curiosity Chronicles

1837: Lydia Dimosthenis detests pirates, especially those of British ilk. The lady machinist will do anything to protect her island home of Aspasia from the scurvy knaves, even if it means crafting seven-foot clockwork soldiers to drive intruders away. When her automatons catch the eye of a charming yet stubborn ambassador from New Britannia, she is given an offer that she truly cannot refuse. But that doesn’t stop her from trying.

Rhys Cartret, ambassador and agent for the Cabinet of Intellectual Curiosities, didn’t count on having a strong-willed, attractive inventor thwarting his every diplomatic move. It’s hard enough keeping his pirate past a secret from Lydia. Matching wits with her is the last thing he needs, especially since New Britannia’s rival France is racing to get the automatons before he does. Intrigue, romance, and striking bargains abound in this curious tale of clockwork soldiers, ruthless pirates, and steam-powered ships.

  1. Love the sound of Olive Branches Don’t Grow on Trees and as you say, another eclectic offering from you this week! Have a great weekend.

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