Shelfbuzz Undiscovered Gems for the Week of Sunday, April 5, 2020

Shelbuzz Undiscovered Gems. Best Kindle Ebook Discoveries for the Week of Sunday, April 5, 2020

Happy Sunday, Shelfbuzzers. We hope you are staying safe, staying in (as much as possible), and reading books! Here’s this week’s list of handpicked, highly-rated books. Enjoy! PS – if you haven’t yet provided your feedback via our Shelfbuzz Reader’s Survey, please do. It’s super quick and it will help us out a lot: Take the Survey (

To Honor You Call Us by H. Paul Honsinger

Genre(s): Sci-fi

The Terran Union is engaged in a vast interstellar war against the Krag, ruthless aliens intent on exterminating humankind. In 2315, the wily Max Robichaux is given command of the USS Cumberland, a destroyer with state-of-the-art capabilities but a combat record so bad, shes known as the “Cumberland Gap.”Capt. Robichauxs first mission: to take his warship to the Free Corridor, where the Krag have secretly been buying strategic materials, and to seize or destroy any ships carrying enemy cargo. Far from the fleet and under enforced radio silence, Max relies only on his determination and guile…(more)

The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell

Genre(s): Historical

This is the exciting — yet little known — story of the making of England in the 9th and 10th centuries, the years in which King Alfred the Great, his son and grandson defeated the Danish Vikings who had invaded and occupied three of England’s four kingdoms. The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex (Alfred’s kingdom and the last territory in English hands) Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane…(more)

Prince of Hearts by Margaret Foxe

Genre(s): Fantasy

London: 1896. Airships rule the skies, and automatons run the tracks at Ascot. Since the Great Exhibition of 1851, Her Majesty’s Empire has been powered by the Steam Revolution and Welding science. It is a time of glorious innovation and dangerous civil unrest. But Miss Aline Finch, prim, plain career girl, has more important things on her mind than the state of the Empire. After her employer, the handsome but insufferable criminologist, Professor Romanov, hares off for parts unknown in a slightly-illegal dirigible, stranding her in France, she has finally had enough. In a fit of pique, she decides…(more)

The King by Skye Warren

Genre(s): Romance

The highest stakes… My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game. Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble. A trailer park princess. The son of a criminal king. We don’t belong together, but I’m caught in a twisted game. His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to…(more)

Her Mothers Grave: Absolutely gripping crime fiction with unputdownable mystery and suspense by Lisa Regan

Genre(s): Mystery

When two young boys discover human bones buried beneath a tree in a trailer park, Detective Josie Quinn races to join her team at the scene. She used to play in those woods as a child, happier outside and away from her abusive mother, Belinda Rose. Josie’s past crashes into her present when a rare dental condition confirms the bones belong to a teenage foster-child who was murdered thirty years ago. A girl named Belinda Rose… Josie hasn’t seen her mother in years but, with an undeniable connection between her mother and the dead girl, does she dare track…(more)

Vanishing Girls: A totally heart-stopping crime thriller by Lisa Regan

Genre(s): Mystery

When Isabelle Coleman, a blonde, beautiful young girl goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town’s darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn’t even know was missing. Mute and unresponsive, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Josie can get from her is the name of a third girl and a flash of a neon tongue piercing that matches Isabelle’s. The race is on to find Isabelle alive, and Josie fears there may be other girls in terrible danger. When the…(more)

Trusting Liam: A Taking Chances and Forgiving Lies Novel by Molly McAdams

Genre(s): Romance

From the New York Times bestselling author of Taking Chances, From Ashes, and Stealing Harper, comes the new unforgettable adult romance Molly McAdams’ fans have been waiting for — the sizzling story of a young woman who must place her trust in the one man who can break through her defenses. A night they will always remember… a connection neither can deny… a secret that could destroy it all… When Kennedy Ryan moves to California, she never expects to come face-to-face with Liam Taylor — the intriguing man who has haunted her thoughts for a year. A man who led…(more)

My One and Only Duke: Includes a bonus novella by Grace Burrowes

Genre(s): Romance, Historical

One minute, London banker Quinn Wentworth is facing execution. The next, he’s declared the long-lost heir to a dukedom. Quinn has fought his way up from the worst slums, and now he’s ready to use every dirty trick he knows to find the enemy who schemed against him. Jane Winston, widowed and pregnant, crosses paths with Quinn while her father is preaching to the prisoners. Believing his days are numbered, Quinn offers her marriage as a way to guarantee her independence and provide for her child. Neither thinks they’ll actually have a future together. He’s a wealthy gutter rat…(more)

Finish Line by Kathy Mazalatis

Genre(s): Romance

Laney Simms never imagined her life would end up this way. Alone, so late in the game of life. She thought she had it all, but found out how quickly that can change. A trip back to her home town has her feeling refreshed and revitalized. Especially after bumping in to her old high school crush. Did she stand a chance of finding love again? Could she ever trust again? She barely has time to find out when tragedy strikes Falcon Lake. Hearts are broken. Could she survive the pain…(more)

Things We Set on Fire by Deborah Reed

Genre(s): Contemporary Fiction

A series of tragedies brings Vivvies young grandchildren into her custody, and her two estranged daughters back under one roof. Jackson, Vivvies husband, was shot and killed thirty years ago, and the ramifications have splintered the family into their own isolated remembrances and recriminations.Sisters Elin and Kate fought mercilessly in childhood and have avoided each other for years. Elin seems like the last person to watch her sister convalesce after an attempted suicide. But Elin has her own reasons for coming to Kates side and will soon discover Kates own staggering needs.This deeply personal, hauntingly melancholy look at…(more)