Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, August 25, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, August 25, 2019

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


Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin



Genre(s): Historical

A panoramic and epic novel in the grand romantic style, PUSH NOT THE RIVER is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700s–a time of heartache and turmoil as the country’s once peaceful people are being torn apart by neighboring countries and divided loyalties. It is then, at the young and vulnerable age of seventeen, when Lady Anna Maria Berezowska loses both of her parents and must leave the only home she has ever known.With Empress Catherine’s Russian armies streaming in to take their spoils, Anna is quickly thrust into a world of love and hate, loyalty…(more)



Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley



Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Three best friends met every Tuesday for twenty-six years. And then they stopped. From the author of the bestselling Sweeney Sisters Series comes a novel of friendship, family, and hope. When new next-door neighbors Georgia, Midge, and Lula first assembled on Georgia’s porch in Charleston for sweet tea, they couldn’t have known their gathering was the beginning of a treasured tradition. For twenty-six years they have met on Tuesdays at four o’clock, watching the seasons change and their children grow up, supporting each other in good times and in bad. With their ambitions as different as their…(more)



The Queens Gambit: Book One of Imirillia by Beth Brower



Genre(s): Fantasy

Eleanor, the young queen of Aemogen, is confronted with the greatest threat her country has ever faced: surrender Aemogen’s sovereignty to the treacherous Imirillion Empire or endure a devastating and impossible war. Now she must decide if she will forfeit her people’s liberty or fight. When Wil Traveler, the disenchanted Imirillion soldier, wanders into her country, Eleanor takes the gamble of asking him to train her ill-prepared men for war, despite suspecting he may be a spy. Battling questions of war and conquest, Eleanor fights to protect her people as Wil challenges her way of life, all the while…(more)



My Honor Flight by Dan McCurrigan



Genre(s): Historical

This novel tells the story of a young soldier who accompanies his great-grandfather, Doug Mackinack, on an Honor Flight … a sponsored trip to the World War II Memorial in Washington D. C.During the flight, the old man shares stories from his platoons tour in Europe, many ending in dramatic (or occasionally, humorous) twists.The stories share not only suspenseful situations, but also the emotional impact of the platoons journey through a broad range of humanity: Fear. Courage. Compassion. Anger. Love. Death. Loyalty. Mercy. Retribution.In a final defining moment near the end of his tour, Mackinack is forced…(more)



Flame by Katie Cross



Genre(s): Fantasy

Dragon Servants Sanna and Isadora Spence live in the village of Anguis, deep in Letum Wood, where persnickety dragons are the least of their worries. Thanks to years of simmering tension, the hidden village is destined to crack. Soon. Sanna’s deep love for the giant beasts causes her to make an irreversible mistake, while Isadora’s disinterest leads her to a fateful decision that will change the course of the entire world. Can the sisters prevent everything they know from falling apart? Or do they allow it to break and the pave the way for new growth? Join the beloved sisterwitches…(more)



Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones



Genre(s): Mystery

When a washed-up pop star inherits a wedding planning business, it’s all bouquets and bliss until a bride turns up dead. Paisley Sutton shot to stardom as a teenage rock sensation, but ten years later that star has fizzled out, just like her bank account. When she unexpectedly inherits her aunt’s wedding planning business, Paisley leaves the glamour of Los Angeles for a charming small town in Arkansas. Thinking she’ll arrive in Sugar Creek and liquidate the moldy property, Paisley’s shocked to find Enchanted Events has experienced a major makeover and is now the place for brides. She’s got…(more)



Heat by Holly S. Roberts



Genre(s): Romance

An Arizona HEATWAVE is on the horizon! I’m a private investigator and not by choice. I dreamed of becoming a police officer my entire life, made the dream reality, and had it taken away by a shoulder injury. Now, I’m snapping pictures of cheating husbands and wives, tracking down people who don’t want to be found, and basically working one worthless case after another while trying to make ends meet. Enter Catch Xavier Moon, a dangerous criminal. He’s hot and sexy and his world is crime, drugs, and women. Not exactly a combination to turn me on. Now, people I…(more)



LAST LIGHT: a Beacon Falls Thriller featuring Lucy Guardino by CJ Lyons



Genre(s): Thriller

After leaving the FBI, life should be easy, right? Wrong — not if you’re Lucy Guardino. Lucy has always seen herself as a normal Pittsburgh soccer mom who happened to have a job chasing the worst of the worst. But after a violent predator targets her family and she’s injured, Lucy sacrifices her career with the FBI in order to keep her family safe. What is she now that she’s no longer a FBI Special Agent? she wonders as she begins her new job with the Beacon Group, a private consulting firm that specializes in cold cases and bringing justice to…(more)



Fatal Threat: A Novel of Romantic Suspense by Marie Force



Genre(s): Romance

With a killer on the loose, it’s the worst time to be on lockdown It’s just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene. A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anythingincluding the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano. This isn’t the first time the couple’s lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam’s…(more)



The Last Place You Look: A Mystery by Kristen Lepionka



Genre(s): Mystery

Nobody knows what happened to Sarah Cook. The beautiful blonde teenager disappeared fifteen years ago, the same night her parents were brutally murdered in their suburban Ohio home. Her boyfriend Brad Stockton — black and from the wrong side of the tracks — was convicted of the murders and is now on death row. Though he’s maintained his innocence all along, the clock is running out. His execution is only weeks away when his devoted sister insists she spied Sarah at an area gas station. Willing to try anything, she hires PI Roxane Weary to look at the case and see if…(more)