Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, August 4, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, August 4, 2019

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

Harvest of Thorns: Grebey Creek Book One by Paul E. Wootten

Genre(s): Historical

Missouri, 1934… Two years ago, Lincoln Stanley, a Negro, purchased several hundred acres of prime farmland. Not much was said at the time. Now two more families are joining him, and that’s too many for some locals. In the late-night shadows of a remote barn the Saxon County Knights are born. Levi Manning is their leader. The Knights are his ticket away from the family farm he has run into the ground. Levi convinces the Knights to move against the Negroes – immediately and forcefully. Harvester Stanley, Lincoln’s son, is privy to the Knights’ plans. Though just fourteen, he uses…(more)

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

Miss Jane Fairfield cant do anything right. When shes in company, she always says the wrong thing–and rather too much of it. No matter how costly they are, her gowns always seem to fall on the unfortunate side of fashion. Even her immense dowry cant save her from being an object of derision.And thats precisely what she wants. Shell do anything, even risk humiliation, if it means she can stay unmarried andkeep her sister safe.Mr. Oliver Marshall has to do everything right. Hes the bastard son of a duke, raised in humble circumstances–and he intends to…(more)

The Crown and the Crucible by Michael Phillips

Genre(s): Historical, Free

Against the formidable backdrop of prerevolutionary Russia, the lives of two families become inextricably entwined. Anna Yevnova Burenin, a peasant girl from the tiny village of Katyk, must leave the home she loves to work in a prince’s palace in St. Petersburg, bringing only her family’s heritage of faith with her. Anna’s future is altered forever when she is thrust into the presence of the high-minded, spoiled Princess Katrina Fedorcenko. And even as Anna’s own life is changed, her faith has a transforming influence over the willful young princess. But the aristocracy cannot be isolated forever from the forces…(more)

A Life Of Shadows by Kristen Banet

Genre(s): Thriller

Sawyer Matthews knows how to put one foot in front of the other, to keep moving while the nightmares haunt her, and her own failures taunt her. She’s become a master at doing awful things with good intentions, terrible things for the sake of those who need her. She’s long given up on being the hero, trying to find peace in no longer being the villain. When her past comes back and she finds herself caught by the International Magi Police Organization, she’ll have to revisit her own personal hells and finally confront the very monster that made her what…(more)

Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan

Genre(s): Mystery, Paranormal

Animal behaviorist Grace Wilde keeps her ability to psychically communicate with furry and feathered critters under wraps. But when a Doberman turns out to be the only witness to a crime, Grace will have to let the cat out of the bag in order to catch a killer. Grace Wilde’s job is anything but normal. When she’s not helping out at the zoo by comforting agitated lemurs, she’s listening to the woes of annoyed house pets. Grace’s life gets even more complicated, though, when the cops summon her to a crime scene to help deal with the murder victim’s terrified…(more)

Crossing the Line by Lucy Score

Genre(s): Romance

Rule-bound Xavier Saint has seen it all from the battlefield to the behind-the-scenes business of protecting Hollywood’s elite. His private security firm is the best in the country, but he’s sick of protecting vapid starlets from themselves. Which is exactly what he thinks he’s getting into with Waverly Sinner, a second generation screen goddess. But she’s not just another celebrity on self-destruct. Waverly Sinner has everything she never wanted. Parts she doesn’t want to play, dangerously manipulative parents, and a public life devoid of any kind of privacy. She hides the panic attacks and the pain…(more)

Six Feet Under by Whitney Barbetti

Genre(s): Romance

Six wasn’t the hero I needed. But he was the man I wanted. And it was my selfish craving, the desire to own him, that would be our undoing. No one tells you that love is a disease. An infection that tears your heart apart, leaving you half the person you were before. A malady that leaves open wounds. An invisible disorder tracing scars in the places you couldn’t see if you weren’t looking for them. I was sick, but love didn’t heal me. Instead, it festered in my marrow, and drove me to unforgivable mistakes. Six was my first…(more)

Lair of the Lion by Christine Feehan

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Lair of the Lion is a dark-edged and enthralling take on the beloved “Beauty and the Beast” fairy tale. It is the breathtaking story of a beautiful, penniless aristocrat who promises herself to the handsome, powerful, mysterious, and not wholly human Don Nicolai DeMarco in order to free her imprisoned brother — even though legend has it that the Don will destroy any woman he weds. Perhaps best known for her bestselling “Dark” series, featuring the haunted and mesmerizing immortal Carpathians, Feehan is arguably the biggest name in paranormal historical romance — and any reader who loves passionate love stories tinged…(more)

The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick

Genre(s): Fantasy

London papers scream of dirigible attacks, kraken swarms, and lung-clogging, sulfurous fogs. But a rash of gypsy murders barely rates mention. Lady Amanda is tired of having both her intelligence and her work dismissed. After blackmailing her way into medical school, she catches the eye of her anatomy professor from the moment she walks into his lecture hall. Is he interested in her? Or only her invention-a clockwork spider that can spin artificial nerves? Lord Thornton, a prominent neurobiologist, has been betrayed. Secret government technology has been stolen from his laboratory, and a foreign spy is attempting to…(more)

United by Covenant: Bens America by Richard Fitchen

Genre(s): Historical

As a young Connecticut minister raised in the South, Benjamin LaBarre is upright in bearing and driven by purpose but burdened by circumstances of his mixed race. In New York City, his crusading magazines bring readers of this historical novel face to face with the most important contemporary figures defining American values, opposing sectionalists like Rufus Cameron, and turning ruthless industrialists to philanthropy. Yet despite his public achievements, Ben faces terrible personal loss and sacrifices that spill onto a new generation…(more)