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

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

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

Heroes Road: Book 1 by Chuck Rogers

Genre(s): Fantasy

Disgraced, destitute, and dishonorably discharged. Coel ap Math and Snorri Yaroslav are soldiers without a cause. When a mysterious sorcerer makes them an offer they can’t afford to refuse, they set out on an adventure that will take them around the known world, and one that will determine the world’s fate…(more)

Back to You by Nicole Dykes

Genre(s): Romance

The things we go through in our youth can either leave you broken or toughen you up. In some cases, it does both. What would you do for love? How far would you go to make sure you and the one you love most don’t end up on a path leading to nowhere? When Maddison James is faced with a heartbreaking decision, love is tested, betrayal is imminent, and two brothers will never be the same…(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)

The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez

Genre(s): Romance

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Whoever coined that phrase is a bald-faced liar. Words are often the sharpest weapon of all, triggering some of the most powerful emotions a human can experience.”You’re pregnant.””It’s a boy.” “Your son needs a heart transplant.”Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me. Lies. Syllables and letters may not be tangible, but they can still destroy your entire life faster than a bullet from a gun. Two words — that was all it took to extinguish the sun from…(more)

Shadow Emperor by Jonathan Holburt

Genre(s): Thriller

Since ancient times, three sacred objects — a sword, a mirror and a jewel — have legitimized the rule of Japanese emperors. Possession of this sacred regalia could make a man Emperor of Japan. Now, yakuza kingpin Ryuichi Yugao acts to restore what his ancestors lost 600 years ago in a civil war — the throne of Japan. Hiring ex-SAS commando Hugh Scott to steal the regalia, Yugao triggers a chain of events that sends Japan spiraling into chaos. To reach the regalia, Scott must first break into the most tightly-guarded palace in all of Asia, Kyuden, the Imperial Palace of…(more)

A One Way Ticket to Dead: A Kate Jones Thriller by D.V. Berkom

Genre(s): Thriller

A powerful enemy. A fight for survival. A shocking betrayal. Digging up the past can be deadly… After years of running from her ex, Kate Jones is ready to bury the past and try to piece together a new normal. But first there’s a loose end to tie and it involves digging up old ghosts that are best left alone. Unaware her actions have attracted the notice of a powerful enemy Kate is plunged into a deadly fight for survival, as both her life and the lives of those she loves hang in the balance. And, with the possibility of…(more)

Over the Misty Mountains by Gilbert Morris

Genre(s): Historical, Religious

A 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)

Push Not the River by James Conroyd Martin

Genre(s): Historical, Free

A panoramic and epic novel in the grand romantic style, PUSH NOT THE RIVER is the rich story of Poland in the late 1700s–a time of heartache and turmoil as the country’s once peaceful people are being torn apart by neighboring countries and divided loyalties. It is then, at the young and vulnerable age of seventeen, when Lady Anna Maria Berezowska loses both of her parents and must leave the only home she has ever known.With Empress Catherine’s Russian armies streaming in to take their spoils, Anna is quickly thrust into a world of love and hate, loyalty…(more)

A New World: Taken by John OBrien

Genre(s): Sci-fi, Horror

Dark clouds gatherA storm is breaking… With the sanctuary built, there is a respite from the nightly night runner assaults. Jack Walker and the group of survivors have bought themselves a little breathing room. Or have they? A peaceful daytime outing turns into yet another nightmare sweeping Robert and Bri up with it. The world has changed. Another danger has emerged. Ferocious packs of night runners still prowl at night and Jack must now locate and rescue his kids. With vengeance on his mind, he heads into the heart of an armed camp. Night runners own the night and encircle…(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)