Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 26 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – December 26, 2018

Happy Wednesday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s today’s list of handpicked books (all under $5 at the time of posting, some marked as free). Have a great day!

Belle of the Ball: Three Graces Trilogy, Book 1 by Pam McCutcheon

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Western, Free

Beauty, Charm, and Grace — something the nouveau-riche Sullivan sisters of Colorado Springs lack. But a wish at a magical rock formation is about to change all that, in a most a-MUSE-ing way… The three Sullivan sisters, named for the Three Graces of Greek legend who embody beauty, charm and grace, don’t live up to their names. Belle is no beauty. Charisma lacks charm. And Grace is somewhat less than graceful. But this doesn’t deter their ambitious mother from bribing three bachelors to escort them to Colorado Springs’ beautiful Garden of the Gods.When the girls overhear their… (more)

Stolen Fury by Elisabeth Naughton

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

To unearth a centuries-old secret, an archaeologist must team up with the rakish thief who’s stolen both an ancient relic and her heart… Oh, is he handsome. And charming. And sexy as all get out. Dr. Lisa Maxwell isn’t the type to go home with a guy she barely knows. But, hey, this is Italy and the red-blooded Rafe Sullivan seems much more enticing than cataloging a bunch of dusty artifacts. After being fully seduced, Lisa wakes to an empty bed and, worse yet, an empty safe. She’s staked her career as an archaeologist on collecting the three… (more)

Freezer Burn by Gayle Carline

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

Peri Minneopa has heard her name mangled a thousand ways and hates them all. What she likes are clean houses, and dirty martinis.She recently traded in her housecleaning business for a P. I. license. Her timing seems perfect, when she cleans a former clients freezer and finds a severed hand inside, wearing an expensive ring. The client, Benny Needles, is a Dean Martin fanatic who swears hes innocent. But where theres a hand, theres a body, waiting to be found.Its a brand new world for Peri, and she has a lot to learn. Her first lesson is that… (more)

The Moonlight Palace by Liz Rosenberg

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

Agnes Hussein, descendant of the last sultan of Singapore and the last surviving member of her immediate family, has grown up among her eccentric relatives in the crumbling Kampong Glam palace, a once-opulent relic given to her family in exchange for handing over Singapore to the British.Now Agnes is seventeen and her family has fallen into genteel poverty, surviving on her grandfathers pension and the meager income they receive from a varied cast of boarders. As outside forces conspire to steal the palace out from under them, Agnes struggles to save her family and finds bravery, love, and… (more)

Of the Persecuted by Angie Brashear

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy, Religious

Laila Pennedy awaits death by hanging. For the Rendow Clan rules the Woodlands Region, aiming to slaughter the Faithful. And she deserves to die. But Lars Landre, the man destined to lead the Faithful out of persecution, has other plans hidden behind his rare and mysterious blue eyes. Rescue.Following the daring escape, Laila seeks the path of a warrior and vows revenge against the Rendow Clan. She embarks on a dangerous journey with Lars, one in which they endeavor to reach the promised safety of a magical village, to train for battle, and to ultimately assure freedom for those… (more)

Come What May by Kevin Lee Swaim

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Paranormal, Thriller, Free

Until he met vampire hunter Jack Harlan, Sam Fisher lived a quiet, peaceful life. Now that dark creatures have murdered his wife and kidnapped his daughter, Sam must learn everything he can from his new mentor to find his little girl before it’s too late… (more)

The Ruth Valley Missing by Amber West

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Mystery

Jameson Quinn is sick of trying to find herself in the big city. After a gallery opening ends in a trip to the ER and an argument with her self-involved boyfriend, she decides to take off for the peace and quiet of a small town — Ruth Valley.The small town has everything Brooklyn lacked: simple people, peaceful surroundings, and a feeling of safety. Jameson even finds the perfect house to rent from the towns most eligible bachelor, Sheriff Jack. Life is finally headed in a promising direction.But something isnt right. A young man is mysteriously injured, then disappears… (more)

The Sweetness of Honey by Alison Kent

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Welcome to Hope Springs, Texas, where redemption grows… and where love blooms. Dark-haired beauty Indiana Keller buys a property in Hope Springs, Texas, for three reasons: to expand her vegetable business, to harvest and sell delicious honey from the property’s established bee colony, and to reunite with her estranged siblings. But her older brother Tennessee keeps his distance, even after Indiana hires his construction crew to fix up her cottage. It’s almost as if he shares her guilt over the disappearance of Dakota, their missing brother… While Indiana tries to reconnect with Ten and find Dakota, two local men… (more)

After The Ending by Lindsey Fairleigh

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed us.When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family… theyre all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them–with the rest of the world–but I didnt. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing Id ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani OConnor, Im twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending… (more)

Circle of Reign by Jacob Cooper

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.2 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Fantasy

Lands Die. The Living Light Fades . An Ancient Darkness Awakens . The Living Light that sustains Arlethia is dwindling. An unknown, vicious enemy approaches in stealth from beyond the northern glaciers, a wasteland of ice that spans hundreds of miles. A clandestine brotherhood of assassins, held in check by the Light for millennia, seeks to break their maledictive shackles and unleash their bloodlust upon the world. Those that should stand with Arlethia clothe themselves in betrayal, desiring her secrets for themselves, leaving Arlethia to stand alone. The rebirthing of lands ceased decades ago. The world of Vleira is dying. Only… (more)