Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, August 18, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, August 18, 2019

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


Stay by Ivy Symone


Genre(s): Romance

Frankee had everything a woman could desire. From the castle-like mansion she dwelled in to the fancy jewels she adorned; she had it all. She was the mother of two beautiful children whom she simply adored, and she was surrounded by a slew of servants who praised and worshipped her like she was royalty. Her fairytale life was every girl’s dream come true. But she never thought her shining knight in armor would come in the form of a megalomaniac! Zino Okonjo has been proclaimed by many to be a powerful and ruthless “street financier”. A man like Zino…(more)


The Namarielle by Julien E Jamar


Genre(s): Fantasy

Hollis studied her face in the light of the campfire. “So, how does a shepherd girl find herself in the Forest of Fondair, heading to the Kiatri to lead a crusade against the Fontre? “Cassai had untied her braid and was unraveling it. “Not a crusade, a war. Lashai belongs to us. We were free under the Namarielle. The land flourished, and the people had plenty. The Fontre took everything: our herds, our crops, our money, they even burned down our churches. Why would they do that? “Her gaze lingered on the darkness between the trees, and Hollis assumed this…(more)


The Scavengers Daughters by Kay Bratt


Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Having survived torture and imprisonment during Chinas Cultural Revolution, Benfu escaped to find love with his compassionate and beautiful Calla Lily. Together they build a fulfilling life around the most menial of jobs–Benfus work collecting trash. As he sorts through the discards of others, he regularly discovers abandoned children. With unwavering determination, he and Calli spend decades creating a family of hand-picked daughters that help heal the sorrow and brighten their modest home. But all is not perfect and when crisis threatens to separate their family, Benfu–or possibly his band of headstrong daughters–must find a way…(more)


Borrowed Dreams by May McGoldrick


Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Driven to undo the evil wrought by her dead husband, Millicent Wentworth must find a way to save her estate and free the innocent people he enslaves. Her only hope is a marriage–in name only–to the notorious widower the Earl of Aytoun.Devastated by the tragic accident that killed his wife and left him gravely wounded, Lyon Pennington, fourth Earl of Aytoun, is tormented by the accusations that blame him for the catastrophe. Filled with despair, he lets his mother lure him into a marriage of convenience–for the sake of a good-hearted woman on the verge…(more)


Star of Wonder: A Novella by Tracy Higley


Genre(s): Historical, Religious, Free

An epic quest across the sands of ArabiaIn the exotic lands of the east, a secret sect of Persian magicians study the night sky for generations.When the stars announce a strange royal birth, Misha, a first-level mage, is ready to prove himself by chasing down this new world leader.But then an ancient document surfaces, whispering of an artifact of immense power. The temptation to seize power is too great to resist.And Misha is not alone in his quest. The king’s general Reza seeks power to fulfill his mysterious destiny, and both he and Misha have…(more)


Murder & Marble Cake: A Culinary Cozy Mystery by Nancy McGovern


Genre(s): Mystery

Rachel Rowan yearns for a new start. So, ready for change and up for a challenge, she has decided to relocate to the beautiful coastal town of Swaddle, California to pursue her lifelong dream of opening her very own bakery! And, as a self-professed “Queen of Cakes”, she can’t wait to show the world what she can do! Sadly, not everyone shares her enthusiasm. While the majority of the locals are thrilled with her new Comfort Cakes Bake Shop, Rachel soon learns that the owner of a local caf is determined to ruin her. Of course, business is business…(more)


A Cry from the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks


Genre(s): Thriller

A 19th-century conspiracy is about to be shattered by a 21st-century forensic artist. In 1857, a wagon train in Utah was assaulted by a group of militant Mormons calling themselves the Avenging Angels. One hundred and forty people were murdered, including unarmed men, women, and children. The Mountain Meadows Massacre remains controversial to this day — but the truth may be written on the skulls of the victims. When renowned forensic artist Gwen Marcey is recruited to reconstruct the faces of recently unearthed victims at Mountain Meadows, she isn’t expecting more than an interesting gig… and a break from…(more)


Stiger: Tales of the Seventh by Marc Alan Edelheit


Genre(s): Fantasy

A nobleman from an infamous family, Ben Stiger finds himself freshly assigned to Third Legion, Seventh Company as a lowly lieutenant in the opening stages of war between the Empire and the Kingdom of the Rivan. Third Legion has been tasked with pursuing a retreating Rivan army back to the border where the Empire can take the fight into enemy territory. However, a major obstacle stands in Third Legion’s path: the river Hana. The crossing is sure to be contested and dangerous. Should Third Legion fail to force a crossing, the entire campaign could grind to a disastrous halt. This…(more)


The Unremembered Girl: A Novel by Eliza Maxwell


Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

In the deep woods of East Texas, Henry supports his family by selling bootleg liquor. It’s all he can do to keep his compassionate but ailing mother and his stepfather — a fanatical grassroots minister with a bruising rhetoric — from ruin. But they have no idea they’ve become the obsession of the girl in the woods. Abandoned and nearly feral, Eve has been watching them, seduced by the notion of family — something she’s known only in the most brutal sense. Soon she can’t resist the temptation to get close. Where Henry’s mother sees a poor girl in need, his father sees…(more)


After by Anna Todd


Genre(s): Romance

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER… Life will never be the same. #HessaTessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way. But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, and tattoos, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to. But he’s also rude — to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does — until…(more)


The Heartstone Thief by Pippa DaCosta


Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

Curtis Vance doesn’t believe in magic. Magic doesn’t put food in his belly or a roof over his head. But thieving does. And he’s good at it. The best, if his reputation is to be believed. Until a self-proclaimed sorceress comes looking for a thief. She’s dressed like the night, speaks of monsters and myths, and she’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants: a legendary Dragon Eye gem, said to grant its wielder the power to move continents. The sorceress is clearly insane, but Curtis hasn’t met a challenge he can’t overcome – or steal from – and the…(more)