Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of February 24, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of February 24, 2019

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of highly rated handpicked books. Happy reading!


Asunder: A Novel of the Civil War by Curt Locklear

Genre(s): Historical

Thrust into the middle of Civil War battle, with both Union and Rebel protagonists and antagonists, Asunder, the first in the Trilogy, is a story of love and loss and of families torn apart. Thoroughly researched, the novel presents numerous complex, memorable characters struggling against incredible odds in an epic spanning from Texas to New York. he story begins in frigid February, long after the battle. Cyntha Favor, an abolitionist and ardent believer in Spiritualism, searches the battlefield in hopes of finding her husband’s grave. Having received erroneous reports of his death, she hopes to free his tormented soul. During… (more)



Hard to Kill: a Hard Targets novel by Wendy Byrne

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Trained as children to become assassins by the infamous Goren Petrovich, Sabrina Shaw and her two brothers have had a less-than-normal upbringing. After escaping his clutches, Sabrina and her brothers have tried to make a normal life for themselves. Now Sabrina works for an organization called The Alliance, specializing in the kind of jobs that no one else can or wants to do. Her current assignment: find the daughter of a prominent politician who has disappeared, categorized as a runaway by the authorities. It seems simple enough, until Sabrina uncovers the girl may have been the victim of… (more)



Long Time Gone by Lorelei James

Genre(s): Romance

The right love is worth the wait… Calvin McKay can’t understand his twin brother’s rush toward the altar — until he lays eyes on the bride’s younger sister. But she’s far too innocent for him to pursue… and yet something about that little blonde tornado gets his blood pumping and his heart all twisted up. Kimi West is used to boys chasing after her, but Cal McKay is a man — all man — and his hot kisses are like nothing she’s ever experienced. But he’s a rancher, tied to the land, and she can’t wait for the day she can escape from… (more)



Home and Away by Samantha Wayland

Genre(s): Romance

You can build a team, but you have to find your home. Rupert Smythe is fond of many things. Callum Morrison isn’t one of them. Rupert is a quiet, thoughtful business man and, sadly, a total wimp. Maybe not the ideal candidate to run a professional hockey team, but he signed on to do it anyway. As his life has reminded him on an almost daily basis since, this isn’t the most brilliant idea he’s ever had. And that was before Callum showed up. Being in the spotlight is just part of being a professional athlete, but Callum needs a… (more)



Transitions: The Heirs Prequel by D. Camille

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A family is like a forest, when you are outside it is dense, when you are inside you see that each tree has its place. ~ African Proverb Time waits for no man… or woman. Life moves on, old things fade away to make way for new beginnings. From Black Diamonds, to Uncut Diamonds… to Heirs. A new generation is forming, designed to be more advanced, more dangerous and more intriguing than their predecessors. In this prequel, The Diamond family is transitioning to usher in a new regime. The Diamonds are back, and the family is growing in unexpected ways… (more)



This Present Darkness: A Novel by Frank Peretti

Genre(s): Mystery, Religious

After the film in her camera is mysteriously destroyed at a small-town festival, reporter Bernice Kreuger knows she’s found something worth covering up. She brings the investigation to her boss, Marshall Hogan. Along with the local pastor of a struggling church, Hank Busch, they find something much bigger than they expected — a demonic plot to enslave their town and, eventually, the world. The tiny college town of Ashton becomes the unlikely battleground in a cosmic clash between good and evil. Unseen by the human protagonists, armies of angels and demons wage war against one another in the spiritual realm… (more)



Justice For All by Christy Truitt

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Religious

K. D. Jennings juggles law school, a full-time job as a paralegal at Ingram and Associates and falling in love with fellow student Trip Folsom. She lives in small-town Alabama with her clinically depressed mother and the memories of the father who abandoned them both. Anger and resentment as a small child fuel the motivation to succeed at all cost as an adult. The case of a lifetime walks through the door of K. D. ‘s employer, Ezra Ingram, whose last opponent filed bankruptcy. A couple wants to sue the doctor who they allege killed their son, the… (more)



Wardens of Wisteria by Angela Pepper

Genre(s): Paranormal

Zara Riddle is used to being woken up in the middle of the night by magical creatures. Being a witch is incredibly fun, but it does have a few drawbacks. Zara’s powers make her appealing to the recently deceased, who are always showing up seeking her help. This witch is a real ghost magnet! When Zara’s resident telepathic wyvern wakes her up to announce there’s a new ghost in the house, Zara is anything but surprised. She greets the new spirit, locates the crime scene, and notifies the authorities. All before the sun comes up. Zara’s work is done. After… (more)



Vienna Prelude by Bodie Thoene

Genre(s): Historical

No one is safe… In 1936 Nazi darkness descends upon Europe. Every person is only one step away from being swept into the nightmarish tide of evil. Blond Elisa Lindheim, a violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, adopts an Aryan stage name for protection. But her closest friend, Leah, a talented Jewish cellist, is in a perilous position. There are those who choose to fight Hitler’s madness. Elisa’s father, Theo. A courageous American reporter, John Murphy. Winston Churchill, the British statesman. A farm family in the Tyrolean Alps. The Jewish Underground. But will all their efforts be enough to stop… (more)



The Last Promise by Richard Paul Evans

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

From the New York Times bestselling author and one of the world’s most beloved storytellers comes a rich and all-too-human novel about the tragedy and triumph of love… Years ago, a sweet girl from Utah was swept off her feet by a handsome Italian. Today, the sweet girl from Utah is a wife and mother living in Italy. And she’s about to be swept off her feet all over again… (more)



Blood Dragons by Rosemary A Johns

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

A rebel vampire, a red-haired devil, and a sassy heroine battle to save the world — or tear it apart. Light, a bad boy vampire of the Blood Lifer world, has been hiding in the shadows of paranormal London since Victorian times. His only company? A savage Elizabethan Blood lifer. And he’s keeping a secret from her that breaks every rule. London, 1960s. When a seductive human singer tempts Light with a forbidden romance, their worlds collide. At the same time, Light discovers his ruthless family’s horrifying experiments. Now he’s torn between slaying the humans he was raised to fear… (more)



Welcome to the Garden Club: A Novel by Jenny B. Tilbury

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Free

Opening day of the Fleur-de-Lis Ladies Garden Club of the French Quarter gives fifty lucky women a chance to express their inner southern divas. As longtime member Stephanie Lewis steps into a luxurious condo to begin a new season of the garden club, she has no idea of the drama and life changes that await her. Stephanie, a community volunteer and socialite, is convinced that proper civilization ends at the New Orleans city limits. Her friends and fellow members consist of Gloria Vincent, a wealthy widow who manages two international businesses, and Dolores Delacroix, a successful business owner… (more)