Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, May 17, 2020

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, May 17, 2020

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Enjoy and please continue to stay safe!


Becoming A Vincent by C.M. Owens



Genre(s): Romance

When you live in a place where “turbo speed” internet is a slight step above dial-up, men carry on nine-year beard-growing challenges out of stubborn pride, and your brothers do things like nail all your panties to the outside of your cabin just for funsies, you tend to be a little crazy. You can call it a “locational” hazard, if you will. That’s Tomahawk for you. We rank people based on just how crazy they are. And the four craziest families in town are called the Wild Ones. I’m on the bottom tier of those, so technically…(more)



The Essay: A Novel by Robin Yocum



Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Jimmy Lee Hickam grew up along Red Dog Road, a dead-end strip of gravel and mud buried deep in the bowels of Appalachian Ohio. It is the poorest road, in the poorest county, in the poorest region of the state. To make things worse, the name Hickam is synonymous with trouble. Jimmy Lee hails from a heathen mix of thieves, moonshiners, drunkards, and general anti-socials that for decades have clung to both the hardscrabble hills and the iron bars of every jail cell in the region. This life, Jimmy Lee believes, is his destiny, someday working with his…(more)



Wings of Refuge by Lynn Austin



Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction, No

A Powerful Story Set Against the Backdrop of Today’s IsraelNothing in Abigail MacLeod’s life as a wife, a mother, and a teacher has prepared her for what she will experience during her summer in Israel. At forty-two, her life is in chaos, even before she leaves home–her marriage is dissolving before her very eyes, her faith is in shambles. This pilgrimage to Israel was supposed to be a new beginning for her. But by the end of the first day, she is forced to board an Israeli jetliner in spit of a bomb threat, and watches helplessly as…(more)



Closure: Jack Randall #1 by Randall Wood



Genre(s): Thriller, Free

When a prominent lawyer is shot while waiting at a suburban stop sign it sets off a nation-wide manhunt for an elusive killer. Special Agent Jack Randall of the FBI finds himself appointed to track down and stop the shooter. Not by his superiors, but by the killer himself.As more bodies fall the shooter takes his message to the press, earning the support of the public with his choice of targets and confounding the FBI at every turn. From the desert of Nevada to the urban jungle of New York City, Jack and his team follow the trail…(more)



The Scribe: Irin Chronicles Book One by Elizabeth Hunter



Genre(s): Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

Hidden at the crossroads of the world, an ancient race battles to protect humanity, even as it dies from within.Ava Matheson came to Istanbul looking for answers, but others came looking for her. A reckless warrior guards her steps, but will Malachis own past blind him to the truth of who Ava might be? While ancient forces gather around them, both Ava and Malachi search for answers.Whispering voices. Deadly touch. Their passion should be impossible… or it could be the only thing that will keep them alive…(more)



Joker in the Pack by Elise Noble



Genre(s): Romance, Thriller

Life has dealt city girl Olivia Porter a series of bad hands, but just as she’s about to fold, fate intervenes and leaves her with a full house. Out of other options, she moves to the countryside, hoping Lady Luck will follow along. Olivia’s decision to embrace the single life is soon challenged by the arrival of two men — a local lawyer, Tate, and cab driver Warren, both determined to win her heart. But not everyone is so pleased by her arrival in Upper Foxford, and one person in particular will stop at nothing to get her to leave. As…(more)



Pirate Vishnu by Gigi Pandian



Genre(s): Thriller

A century-old treasure map of San Franciscos Barbary Coast. Sacred riches from India. Two murders, one hundred years apart. And a love triangle… Historian Jaya Jones has her work cut out for her…1906. Shortly before the Great San Francisco Earthquake, Pirate Vishnu strikes the San Francisco Bay. An ancestor of Jayas who came to the U. S. from India draws a treasure map…Present Day. Over a century later, the cryptic treasure map remains undeciphered. From San Francisco to the southern tip of India, Jaya pieces together her ancestors secrets, maneuvers a complicated love life she didnt count…(more)



Dead Wrong by Richard Phillips



Genre(s): Sci-fi, Thriller

After the riveting events of Once Dead, Jack “Ripper” Gregory remains host to a homicidal alien bound to his soul. Now Jack has been hired for a suicide mission: journey to South America and rescue an imprisoned shaman. One problem… both the National Security Agency and a gang of neo-fascists are hot on his trail.Neither group plans to let Jack live.At stake is the immeasurably powerful Sun Staff, an ancient alien artifact that in the wrong hands will alter the course of human history. With the clock ticking, Jack must find and rescue the shaman before sinister…(more)



The Poppy Field: A gripping and emotional World War One historical romance by Deborah Carr



Genre(s): Historical, Romance

Young nurse, Gemma, is struggling with the traumas she has witnessed through her job in the NHS. Needing to escape from it all, Gemma agrees to help renovate a rundown farmhouse in Doullens, France, a town near the Somme. There, in a boarded-up cupboard, wrapped in old newspapers, is a tin that reveals the secret letters and heartache of Alice Le Breton, a young volunteer nurse who worked in a casualty clearing station near the front line. Set in the present day and during the horrifying years of the war, both woman discover deep down the strength and courage…(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)