Handpicked Kindle Books for Dec 3 2018 Judged by Their Covers

Today’s Picks – Best Handpicked Kindle eBooks – December 3, 2018

Happy Monday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s today’s list of handpicked books (all under $5 at the time of posting, some marked as free). Happy reading!

Waiting for Summer’s Return by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Shelfbuzz Score: 9.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical

All alone on the Kansas prairie, Summer Steadman has few options. With her husband and children lost to illness, she has no desire to continue on farther west to where she and her husband planned to build their future. Instead, she seeks employment in a small Mennonite community in order to be near the graves of her family.Widower Peter Ollenburger, the local gristmill owner, needs someone to teach his young son. When he hears of a “learned woman” in town, he believes she is the answer to his prayers. He soon discovers, however, that helping this outsider may have… (more)

Me Without You by Kelly Rimmer

Shelfbuzz Score: 9 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

A story of how love can break our hearts – and heal them. A year ago I met the love of my life. For two people who didn’t believe in love at first sight, we came pretty close.Lilah MacDonald – beautiful, opinionated, stubborn and all kinds of wonderful in ways that words could never quite capture. The woman who taught me to live again. My Lilah, who gave me so much, and yet kept from me a secret that she knew would break my heart. My name is Callum Roberts, and this is our story… (more)

The Last Survivors: A Dystopian Society in a Post Apocalyptic World by Bobby Adair

Shelfbuzz Score: 8.5 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Horror, Sci-fi

Three hundred years after the fall of society, the last fragments of civilization are clinging to life, living in the ruins of the ancient cities in nearly-medieval conditions. Technology has been reduced to legend, monsters roam the forests, and fear reigns supreme. But that is just the beginning…The wind-borne spores are spreading, disfiguring men and twisting their minds, turning them into creatures that threaten to destroy the townships. Among the townsfolk, political and the religious, dissension is spreading.Through it all, a mother must protect her son… (more)

Squall by Sean Costello

Shelfbuzz Score: 8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller, Free

Bush pilot and family man Tom Stokes is about to face the worst day of his life. On a clear winter morning he sets out in his Cessna 180 to do some repairs on a remote hunt camp, leaving his five year old son and very pregnant wife snug in their beds.On the return trip, a squall forces him into an emergency landing and he winds up — quite literally — in the lap of petty criminal Dale Knight. Dale, now a fugitive from the law — and worse, from a merciless drug lord who just happens to be his brother — draws… (more)

Storm of Arranon Fire and Ice by R E Sheahan

Shelfbuzz Score: 7.6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Fantasy

A dark evil rises. A world on the threshold of destruction. A crossing into a mysterious realm. The journey begins. Newly commissioned Interceptor fighter pilot, Erynn Yager, knows sacrifice. Her battle against a brutal alien enemy intent on destroying her two worlds set her on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment, all while struggling to gain control of her secret abilities. With the alien threat crushed, Erynn believes the worst is behind her. She settles in to experience first love and a changed life on a hidden military base deep inside a glacier covered mountain on Arranon. Her peaceful… (more)

Amish Romance: Amish Mysterious Ways by Grace Given

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.8 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Romance

Leah King barely hangs on after the tragic death of her beloved husband in a freak accident on the farm. Nursing such a brokenness Leah cannot bring herself to share her grief with any one else – until an Englischer shows up at her door looking for work. Though a few of her Amish community members are reluctant to approve of her choice of hired hand, the fact the Bishop approves helps assuage their misgivings. Jake Miller arrives on time every day for work and leaves without incident. The problem arises when Leah realizes she is falling in love with the… (more)

Clifton Manor – Episode One by Victoria Spencer

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery, Free

The year is 1912, and Clifton Manor is one of the most prestigious homes in the Yorkshire countryside. But as Anna Holden is about to discover, it is a house not only steeped in history, but in secrets as well…Upon her arrival as the new assistant cook, Anna discovers that a thousand mysteries await her. What lies beyond the heavily padlocked door the other servants do their best to avoid? Who has Lady Clifton been speaking to in such hushed, surreptitious tones? What is the cause of the misfortune running rampant amongst the staff? And why does George Winston… (more)

Shards of Summer by Kelly Jameson

Shelfbuzz Score: 6.3 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Historical, Thriller, Mystery

Shards of Summer takes you on a trip to the beach that you wont soon forget. Flashing back to the mid-1940s–the perfect decade for a gritty noir–Shards immerses you in that eras prevailing feeling of postwar disillusionment, a sense of female dominance, and a sultry atmosphere. Shards of Summer invokes the great pulp dramatists of the day, like James M. Cain, but Kelly Jameson brings a fresh perspective to a well-worn, male-dominated genre, going beyond character archetypes and revealing layer upon layer of female (and male) desires and fears. Sexy and smart, Shards of Summer… (more)

Traitor by Murray McDonald

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.7 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

The greatest manhunt in the history of the United States is launched as one of its own turns against it in a devastating and truly shocking attack. One of its most trusted and capable agents is revealed to be one of the most deceitful and traitorous men ever to have lived.The scale of his deceit and hatred for his country is unveiled to the world as he promises a reign of terror that will destroy America. Sparing no expense or resource, the American intelligence community, law enforcement agencies and military might are unleashed to catch a man they spent… (more)

The Paper Factory by Norrie Sinclair

Shelfbuzz Score: 5.6 (out of 10)

Genre(s): Thriller

The year is 2008. Financial titan Beirsdorf Klein has just imploded in a cloud of its own greed, and former London golden boy Michael Berg is being played. Big time. What Michael doesnt know, however, is that the same shadowy figure behind Beirsdorfs collapse is about to tear his life apart. But when he wakes up in a Sussex Garden flophouse with no idea how he got there, the one thing he does know is that the man responsible is going to pay. Embarking on a quest for vengeance that will take him from the dark halls of Eastern Europes… (more)