Yesterday I went out on a limb…and added the Libby Overdrive App to Phoebe, my iPhone.

I have been hearing about the app and how Overdrive has technologically changed library book borrowing, especially for those e-books we are eager to read, but don’t get around to buying.

I’ve been obsessively buying e-books for Pippa, my Kindle…so discovering a “free” way to add books to my reading repertoire is a wonderful find.

I don’t know why it took me so long…and it was very easy.  (Thanks, Patty, at Books, Thoughts & Adventures)

I put several books on hold…and today, using a list I’ve created to help me find some older books to borrow, I actually added a book to Pippa.  One I can read any time I want…in the next couple of weeks, of course.

Map of the Heart, by Susan Wiggs, is a book I’m eager to read now, more than ever, as I’ve been searching for more “comfort books” to read.

Widowed by an unspeakable tragedy, Camille Palmer has made her peace with the past and settled into the quiet safety of life with her teenage daughter Julie in a sleepy coastal town. Then the arrival of a mysterious package breaks open the door to her family’s secret past. In uncovering a hidden history, Camille has no idea that she’s embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her.

Camille, Julie, and Camille’s father return to the French town of his youth, sparking unexpected memories — recollections that will lead them back to the dark days of the Second World War. And it is in the stunning Provençal countryside that they will uncover their family’s surprising history.

While Provence offers answers about the past, it also holds the key to Camille’s future. Along the way, she meets a former naval officer who stirs a passion deep within her — a feeling that she thought she’d never experience again.


I have always enjoyed this author, but seem to gravitate more to thrillers lately.  Which is another reason to return to a favorite author for a comforting read…at those times when I need a little break from thrillers.  And stories of family and secrets are the very definition of comfort to me.





    1. Thanks, Patty! I had a brief hiccup when I did it from my phone and had to enter my Amazon password…which I never remember, since I stay signed in on my computer…but I powered through it, once I found the little card with all my passwords…lol


  1. Diane D

    I’m able to download library eBooks to my Kindle and, a new app, Axis 360, allows me to download eBooks or eAudios to my iPhone or iPad as well. Just wanted to share this in case you wanted more options.

    BTW – I’m 1/2 way through Best Day Ever and loving the tension and fast pace. Glad to see on your sidebar that you enjoyed it.

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  2. Ah we only have Axis which is useless for my Kindle – and even audiobooks are too hard to handle from the library too. Gave up on them from there. Was better once but they changed their provider. You need something lighter after that last read of yours. I am going to need something a bit lighter too after my present read.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Kathryn, and I’m excited that I actually borrowed a book through Libby, and I think it will be nice and light. I put some on hold, too. I’m not sure how that part works yet, but I think they e-mail me when the book is available.

      Sorry you can’t use the system!

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