Books to bring a smile to your face while reading

By Ballast Book Co

By Ballast Book Co

Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival

Velma Wallis

$14.99 $13.79

When you're feeling low and have nothing to offer, this inspiring book is for you.

Virgil Wander

Leif Enger

$17.00 $15.64

Virgil struggling and his small town comes to his rescue. We all want that.


Peter Heller

$16.95 $15.59

When I finished this book, I wanted to meet Celine. Strong women!

Curve of Time: 50th Anniversary Edition (Anniversary)

M Blanchet

$24.95 $22.95

A PNW boating classic. If you're a boater and you haven't read this, are you a boater?

The Uncommon Reader: A Novella

Alan Bennett

$15.00 $13.80

This quick read is about Queen Elisabeth finding the book mobile. A great read then gift it on.

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Melinda Gates

$26.99 $24.83

Appreciate Melinda talking about her failures and successes and her inclusion of her kids. Yes empowering.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Taylor Jenkins Reid

$17.00 $15.64

I think based on Eliz Taylor. So enjoyable

The Red Notebook

Antoine Laurain

$15.95 $14.67

A book to restore your faith in humans. Of course a bookshop in Paris is part of the story.


Naomi Novik

$17.00 $15.64

Fantasy with a strong woman with powers is at the center.

Lost Roses

Martha Hall Kelly

$28.00 $25.76

Historical fiction of WW1. I learned so much reading this great novel. Same family as Lilac Girls.

Close Enough to Touch

Colleen Oakley

$16.00 $14.72

Just a plain feel good book, a women with medical issues finds love.

Peaches for Monsieur Le CurΓ©

Joanne Harris


The follow up to our fav Chocolate! Vianne Rocher

Peace Like a River

Leif Enger

$16.00 $14.72

A beautifully written book with a story line that touches all your emotions.


Lily King

$16.00 $14.72

LOVED this book. Historical fiction based on Margaret Mead set in New Guinea 1930. Wonderful read. Sex, love, betrayal and so much more.

Writers & Lovers

Lily King

$27.00 $24.84

You are rooting for Casey every step of the way.

Evvie Drake Starts Over

Linda Holmes

$17.00 $15.64

Loved this read. Two people struggling to find themselves and happiness.

The Boyfriend Project

Farrah Rochon

$14.99 $13.79

Loved this premise, 3 women gamed by the same man become great supportive friends. Don't we all want that. Suzanne

The Jane Austen Society

Natalie Jenner

$26.99 $24.83

Yes, I am a Jane Austen fan so I loved this current day twist about her. Just a plain fun read. Suzanne

Summer Longing

Jamie Brenner

$28.00 $25.76

Small town life and a diverse group of people come together supporting each other. Loved it. Suzanne

The Other Bennet Sister

Janice Hadlow

$27.99 $25.75

A book about the mea, mild, sister Mary. I enjoyed the added tidbits from Pride and Prejudice introduced into the story. Suzanne


Cecelia Ahern

$27.00 $24.84

Don't we all love P.S I Love You. I really enjoyed the continuation of Holly's story. Suzanne

Nine Women, One Dress

Jane L. Rosen

$15.95 $14.67

Linked stories about one little black dress. Very enjoyable stories that come full circle.