Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, September 1, 2019

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, September 1, 2019

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

 


Party Girl by Rachel Hollis

 

Genre(s): RomanceLandon Brinkleys dreams are all coming true. Shes landed an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner for the Hollywood elite, taking her from small-town Texas to the bright lights of LA. Landon soon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event–even a childs birthday party–is de rigueur and the whims of celebrity clients are life-and-death matters. At first, the thrill of working on A-list parties and celebrity weddings is enough to get Landon through the seventy-five-hour workweeks and endless abuse at the hands of…(more)

 

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Simon Fayter and the Doors of Bone by Austin J. Bailey

 

Genre(s): Fantasy, YAI stepped onto the scale and the needle swung slowly to the right, stopping dead center under the word ‘Fayter.’ The room went quiet as a tomb… “Simon Fayter has no idea that the quirky old tutor his mom works for is hiding an ancient secret, but the truth comes out when dark forces attack and he helps Simon escape into a magical destiny. When Simon inherits a dusty coat, a slew of strange powers, and an age-old mystery, he learns that the strange “lucky streak” he was born with is actually something much more complicated. And more dangerous…(more)

 

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The Cure by Stephanie Erickson

 

Genre(s): Sci-fi, YAOne life will make the difference.” Macey Holsinger has heard that promise for as long as she can remember. But it hasn’t saved anyone yet, not even her little brother. Little is known about the disease, except that it’s a rapid and absolute killer. Countless lives have been claimed in the last hundred years, and government scientists are working hard to stop the spread through human experimentation. Testing has killed nearly as many people as the disease and, to Macey at least, it seems like they’re no closer to a cure. At sixteen, conformity to the government’s idea of “sacrifice…(more)

 

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Highland Fire by Tanya Anne Crosby

 

Genre(s): HistoricalScotland, 1125, the Legend Begins …For two centuries, Aidan dun Scotis kinsmen have guarded Scotlands greatest secret, awaiting a worthy successor to arise and unite the Highland clans. His people are the last of the “Painted Ones,” the guardians of the true Stone of Destiny.A Struggle for PowerThe Highland tribes are fractured. Scotlands King David seeks an alliance with the fierce mountain Scot. But only one woman will tempt Aidan dun Scoti–the accursed beauty whose father once betrayed his clan …Tempted by revengeCursed by Aidans people for the sins of her father, Lleas MacLaren is the…(more)

 

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Over the Misty Mountains by Gilbert Morris

 

Genre(s): Historical, ReligiousA tragic loss forces Josh Spencer to leave his home in Virginia and seek the frontier as an escape from his pain and bitterness of heart. Setting out in late fall with no knowledge of wilderness survival, he encounters a heavy snowstorm. And then a Cherokee chief finds him…Freedom and the hope of a homestead “over the misty mountains” entice Patrick and Elizabeth MacNeal and their two children to leave their secure life in Boston. Sailing to Virginia, they join a wagon train of pioneers headed west and find their journey sabotaged by broken wheels, violent storms, and flooding…(more)

 

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The Color of Love by Julianne MacLean

 

Genre(s): RomanceCarla Matthews is a single mother struggling to make ends meet and give her daughter Kaleigh a decent upbringing. When Kaleigh’s absent father Seth — a famous alpine climber who never wanted to be tied down — begs for a second chance at fatherhood, Carla is hesitant because she doesn’t want to pin her hopes on a man who is always seeking another mountain to scale. A man who was never willing to stay put in one place and raise a family. But when Seth’s plane goes missing after a crash landing in the harsh Canadian wilderness, Carla must wait for news…(more)

 

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Getting In the Spirit: a Sapphire Falls novella by Erin Nicholas

 

Genre(s): RomanceAt least one good thing has come from Levi Spencer’s car accident– it seems to have knocked some sense into him. He’s ready to leave his wild Vegas playboy ways behind and become a new man. And he knows just the place to do it… his brother Joe’s new hometown. He’s never spent time in a place described as quaint or idyllic, and now he intends to revel in every charming, sweet thing he can find. Like the homegrown country girl his brother sets him up with for the Christmas formal. Kate Leggot wants just one great Christmas. After a…(more)

 

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The Calamity Caf by Gayle Leeson

 

Genre(s): MysteryAspiring chef and small-town Virginia native Amy Flowers is ready to open her own caf offering old-fashioned Southern food. But her dream may go up in smoke when someone kills the competition… Tired of waiting tables at Lou’s Joint, Amy Flowers doesn’t just quit — she offers to buy the place from her bully of a boss, so she can finally open the caf of her dreams. Amy can’t wait to serve the kind of Southern, down-home treats and dishes that her grandmother always loved to the kooky cast of regulars at the restaurant. She knows her comfort…(more)

 

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Heart of Dragons: A Sword & Sorcery Epic Fantasy by Meg Cowley

 

Genre(s): FantasyA stolen magic. A rising evil. They are pawns in a game they do not understand. When orphan Harper discovers a legendary Dragonheart, her life changes forever. Magically flung to the faraway country of Pelenor, where magic, dragons, and elves rule, Harper must find her place – and fast. Searching for the elven King’s missing Dragonheart is his ruthless Spymaster Dimitri, who has his own agenda to revolutionise Pelenor, and free it from the King’s greed. Harper is thrust into a web of intrigue beyond her knowledge, and her newfound companions – a roguish elven thief and his ragtag band of companions…(more)

 

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Clueless in Cleveland by Nelle Lewis

 

Genre(s): MysteryTen years ago, Samantha “Sam” Carter bailed on her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Now she’s back ? a return less anticipated than a Browns’ Super Bowl win ? to help her mom out of a funk. Sam heard it was bad, but now Mom’s blowing off bingo? Sam begins to suspect that her mom’s depression may not be all it appears, but she gets side-tracked when her investigator brother Paul tosses her into a case. They’re on the hunt for a client’s missing wife, Tracy. Sam discovers she has an old connection to Tracy, but will that help Sam find her…(more)

 

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