Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, December 29, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, December 29, 2019

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

Black River by Tom Lowe

Genre(s): Thriller

When an old man sees an unidentified Civil War photograph of a woman in the newspaper, he begins a desperate search for a 160-year-old painting that he believes will match the image of the enigmatic woman in the photograph, and if it does, it will prove that his great, great grandfather did not run from battle. After the old man hires Sean OBrien to find the mysterious painting, OBrien discovers its linked to a secret letter and map that will lead to a trapdoor where a hidden key to the most horrific war on U. S. soil lies…(more)

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 husbands grave. Having received erroneous reports of his death, she hopes to free his tormented soul. During…(more)

Boarding Pass by Paul Cumbo

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Twenty-one-year-old Matt Derby is a typical college senior: bright, open-minded, and full of potential. But he’s also stuck in neutral, struggling with girl problems, a lack of direction, and decisions made difficult by too many choices. When a television news report tells the story of a heroic firefighter in a small Wyoming town, Matt recognizes someone he hasn’t seen in nearly six years: his boarding school roommate Trey Daniels, who disappeared after being expelled in tenth grade. Matt boards a flight headed west, aiming not only to visit his injured friend, but also to put off…(more)

Shadows and Gold: An Elemental Legacy Novella by Elizabeth Hunter

Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy

Traveling to the most remote region of China certainly wasnt what Ben Vecchio had in mind for his summer vacation, but when Tenzin suggested a quick trip, he could hardly turn down a chance to keep her out of trouble and practice the Mandarin he still struggled with in class.Of course, Tenzin might not have been clear about everything travel entailed.Driving a truck full of rotting vegetables and twenty million in gold from Kashgar to Shanghai was only the start. If Ben can keep the treasure away from grasping immortals, the reward will be more than worth the…(more)

I Love Capri by Belinda Jones

Genre(s): Romance

Kim Rees became a translator for the glamorous jet-set lifestyle. So how come shes ended up sitting at home in her PJs translating German computer games for a living? Fortunately her mother has a plan to extract her from her marshmallowy rut: a trip to the magical Italian island of Capri. At first Kim refuses to wake up and smell the bougainvillea, but as she succumbs to the irresistible delights of strawberry bellinis and millionaire suitors, she realizes shes changing. And when she meets a man whos tiramisu personified, she finds herself falling in love. But how far will…(more)

L.A. Sniper by Steve Gannon

Genre(s): Thriller

In the streets of Los Angeles, a sniper is hunting cops. Panic grips the city as Detective Daniel Kane tracks the killer, embarking on the most terrifying investigation of his career. Building to an electrifying climax, L. A. Sniper tells a story of heartbreak and loss, of love and redemption, and surprisingly, of hope…(more)

Azagoth: A Demonica Novella by Larissa Ione

Genre(s): Paranormal, Romance

Even in the fathomless depths of the underworld and the bleak chambers of a damaged heart, the bonds of love can heal–or destroy.He holds the ability to annihilate souls in the palm of his hand. He commands the respect of the most dangerous of demons and the most powerful of angels. He can seduce and dominate any female he wants with a mere look. But for all Azagoths power, hes bound by shackles of his own making, and only an angel with a secret holds the key to his release.Shes an angel with the extraordinary ability to…(more)

The Day We Met by Barbara Bretton

Genre(s): Romance

Was it a fling… or was it forever? It’s 7:08 on the morning of Maggy O’Brien’s thirty-fifth birthday and she’s driving carpool in her pajamas and bunny slippers. She can’t remember the last time she shaved her legs. She’s hasn’t slept past dawn since her kids were born and one of them is now a teenager. Can life possibly get any worse? The second she sees her sisters waiting impatiently at the foot of her driveway, she knows the answer to that question. Claire and Ellie are staging a makeover intervention and no amount of protest can save Maggy…(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)

Center Ring: A Novel by Nicole Waggoner

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Norah Merrit, a dedicated obstetrician known for her bedside manner and service to Doctors Without Borders, walks into girls’ night out with a confession to make — and what she has to say shakes the group to its core. In the aftermath of Norah’s revelation, each of the women she calls her sister-friends — photojournalist Camille, stay-at-home mom Leila, publicist Ellison, and designer Kate — are left questioning the roads they haven’t taken, and revisiting the vastly different choices they’ve made in life and love. Told in alternating points of view between the five friends, Center Ring is a story…(more)