Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, July 21, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, July 21, 2019

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

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith

Genre(s): Mystery

Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones in the latest intriguing installment in the beloved, best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate. Mma Sheba has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew. Then the proprietor of the Minor…(more)

The Remaining by D.J. Molles

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-fi, Horror

In a steel-and-lead encased bunker a Special Forces soldier waits on his final orders. On the surface a bacterium has turned 90% of the population into hyper-aggressive predators. Now Captain Lee Harden must leave the bunker and venture into the wasteland to rekindle a shattered America…(more)

Written in the Stars by Christina Coryell

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, Romance

Roundabout these parts, dirt roads don’t just get you from point A to point B. They intersect to create a maze of life often missed when outsiders drive through a sleepy town. The number on the population sign might seem insignificant, but a few short steps from the beaten path, there’s more than meets the eye. Look a little closer… That sleek out-of-town convertible is bringing former pageant queen Brooke Langdon back into town for the first time in a decade. She’s dragging nothing with her but the hyphen in her last name. Gatlin Moore is running his…(more)

A Trace of Copper by Anne Renwick

Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal

New recruit to the Queen’s agents, Dr. Piyali Mukherji is given a simple first assignment. Travel to the small Welsh village of Aberwyn and solve the mystery of a young woman’s blue skin lesion. A challenging task, for the alarming infection is unlike anything she’s seen before — and it’s spreading. Evan Tredegar, the town’s pharmacist and the only man to ever capture her heart, knows more than he’s telling. Despite his efforts to push her away, her touch reawakens old desires. As more villagers fall victim to the strange disease, he’ll have no choice but to reveal his secrets, even…(more)

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman

Genre(s): Mystery

Mrs. Virgil (Emily) Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a widow with grown, married children. She was tired of attending her Garden Club meetings. She wanted to do something good for her country. So, naturally, she became a CIA agent. She takes on a “job” in Mexico City. The assignment doesn’t sound dangerous at first, but then, as often happens, something goes wrong. Now our dear Mrs. Pollifax finds herself embroiled in quite a hot Cold War — and her country’s enemies find themselves entangled with one unbelievably feisty lady…(more)

The Simple Wild: A Novel by K.A. Tucker

Genre(s): Romance

City girl Calla Fletcher attempts to reconnect with her estranged father, and unwittingly finds herself torn between her desire to return to the bustle of Toronto and a budding relationship with a rugged Alaskan pilot in this masterful new romance from acclaimed author K. A. Tucker. Calla Fletcher was two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when her father…(more)

All Worked Up by Skylar Hill

Genre(s): Romance

Nothing is going Maddy’s way: she just lost her job, her landlord is a lecherous nightmare and three months ago, her boyfriend dumped her and the reason why haunts her: Your libido is out of control for a girl. Those words have been circling in her head ever since. When a job working on a new subscription box — chock full of fun for his and her pleasure — falls into Maddy’s lap, she thinks the universe is laughing at her. And when she gets a look at the jaw-droppingly handsome owner of Purely Pleasure, she knows it. Carter Daniels understands…(more)

P.S. from Paris by Marc Levy

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

From Marc Levy, the most-read French author alive today, comes a modern-day love story between a famous actress hiding in Paris and a bestselling writer lying to himself. They knew their friendship was going to be complicated, but love — and the City of Lights — just might find a way. On the big screen, Mia plays a woman in love. But in real life, she’s an actress in need of a break from her real-life philandering husband — the megastar who plays her romantic interest in the movies. So she heads across the English Channel to hide in Paris…(more)

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey

Genre(s): Historical

1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay’s only female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award-winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine…(more)

A STRANGE BEGINNING : A STAND-ALONE Biographical NOVEL & by Gretta Curran Browne

Genre(s): Historical

Celebrated poet. Political genius. Discover the humble beginnings of a 19th century icon. Readers’ Favorite Award Winner Finalist in the Ian Book Of The Year Award for Outstanding Historical Fiction Aberdeen, 1798 — Beginning when he is a boy of ten years old, we join George Gordon when he is living a miserable life with his manic Scottish mother in a few rented rooms above a shop. Poetry is his only form of escape. Tormented by his mother, the boy narrowly survives childhood through the dint of his own intelligence and his sabre-sharp wit. But his bleak world takes a…(more)