Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, November 10, 2019

Beloved by Corinne Michaels

Genre(s): Romance, Free

Not enough. Catherine Pope has never been enough. She repeatedly lets men in–only to be left broken.Then Catherine met Jackson Cole.Jackson makes her feel alive, desirable, and consumes her with a fierceness shes never known. But Jackson struggles with his own past. His training as a Navy SEAL never prepared him for the battle to win her heart. Hes different, honorable, and worth the chance–but he must prove it.If she gives him whats left of her heart–will he protect it? Will she get the one thing that has always evaded her … to finally be… (more)

An Untamed Land by Lauraine Snelling

Genre(s): Historical, Religious

She had promised herself that once they left the fjords of Norway, she would not look back. After three long years of scrimping and saving to buy tickets for their passage to America, Roald and Ingeborg Bjorklund, along with their son, Thorliff, finally arrive at the docks of New York City. It was the promise of free land that fed their dream and lured them from their beloved home high above the fjords of Norway in 1880. Together with Roalds brother Carl and his family, they will build a good life in a new land that promises untold wealth and… (more)

Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee — and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas — has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie’s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she’s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with… (more)

Refuge Book 1 – Night of the Blood Sky by Jeremy Bishop

Genre(s): Horror

Rebecca Rule is the sheriff of Refuge, New Hampshire. Her biggest concern is the rowdy summertime revelers making their way up from Massachusetts and New York. With most of the towns residents in neighboring Ashland, for the 4th of July fireworks show, Refuge is quiet. That is, until the Baptist Churchs bell starts ringing–on its own.The bell chimes faster and faster, reaching a frenetic pace, as though rung by the Devil himself. But the bell is just the beginning. The air shimmers. The night-time sky fills with a burning red aurora. The moon, previously a crescent, is… (more)

Nemesis: Book One by David Beers

Genre(s): Sci-fi

She’s coming and there’s nothing anyone anyone can do about it… For a group of high school seniors, the world seems primed for the taking. Michael, Thera, Bryan, and Julie look up to a wide open sky full of stars shining like their hopes and dreams for the future. Until one night at a party, they watch a star fall from the dark. Michael and his friends soon discover that a star didn’t reach Earth. Something born of another planet did, a being that calls herself Morena — chased from her home and searching for a new one to birth her… (more)

Purling Road – The Complete Second Season by M.L. Gardner

Genre(s): Historical

In Season Two of Purling Road, the financial hardships are temporarily eased as Jonathan and Aryl find success with a new business venture. Even with this small reprieve, everyone is faced with a long, hot summer. Relationships are brutally tested. Some are broken, never to be the same again and even Maura finds it difficult to help her friends. The fuse is lit when boredom and frustration lead Claire, Ava, and Arianna to a girl’s night that reincarnates Arianna to her former glory. After suffering a loss, she reaches her breaking point and Caleb is left to deal with the… (more)

Kingston Court by Holly Kammier

Genre(s): Romance

What happens when you take middle-aged, stay-at-home moms, and throw them back into the workforce and dating? A modern twist between Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, Kingston Court follows the love, lies, and friendships of two wealthy Southern California women.Samantha and Natalie are at a crossroads. Gorgeous, over-the-top Samantha, hangs her status and her happiness on her “perfect” husband. That is until she learns his secret.But she’s not the only mother on the block struggling. Natalie, nurturing and careful, is thrust back into the workforce after her husband barely survives a… (more)

Winter Cottage by Mary Ellen Taylor

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A gripping novel about family secrets… and coming home for the first time. Still grieving the loss of her wandering, Free -spirited mother, Lucy Kincaid leaves Nashville for the faded town of Cape Hudson, Virginia. She goes to see the house she’s inherited — one she never knew existed, bequeathed to her by a woman she’s never even met. At the heart of this mystery is the hope that maybe — just maybe — this “Winter Cottage” will answer the endless questions about her mother’s past… including the identity of her birth father. Rather than the quaint Virginian bungalow Lucy expected, Winter Cottage… (more)

The Eighth Sister: A Thriller by Robert Dugoni

Genre(s): Thriller

A pulse-pounding thriller of espionage, spy games, and treachery by the New York Times bestselling author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series. Former CIA case officer Charles Jenkins is a man at a crossroads: in his early sixties, he has a family, a new baby on the way, and a security consulting business on the brink of bankruptcy. Then his former bureau chief shows up at his house with a risky new assignment: travel undercover to Moscow and locate a Russian agent believed to be killing members of a clandestine US spy cell known as the seven sisters. Desperate for… (more)

The Secret of the Stones: A Sean Wyatt Archaeological Thriller by Ernest Dempsey

Genre(s): Thriller, Free

They tried to kill him to cover up an ancient secret. Now Sean Wyatt is plunged head first into a race against time to save his best friend and the lives of billions.

A four thousand year old mystery lurks in the hills of Georgia. While investigating a strange series of ancient symbols, an archaeologist vanishes, and a professor he entrusted with the secret is murdered.

Former government agent, Sean Wyatt, learns of his friend’s disappearance and the murder. Now he must unravel the clues to the ancient mystery that holds incredible power.

To save his friend, Sean will have…… (more)