Women’s Fiction Novels To Add to Your Fall TBR

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on September 26, 2023

Women’s Fiction varies from playful, flirty, and fun to heartfelt and deeply emotional. Today we’ve put together a list of 5 women’s fiction novels that were highly rated by Hidden Gems ARC readers recently. The Regrettable Decision by Aria Emend After going through with a marriage that had her wondering if she was making a terrible mistake, Zarayah’s new marriage has gone from bad to worse, and his secrets are revealed. Her family might be right, maybe he is not good enough for her. “This is not your typical romance novel. This is a story of strength, resilience and most of all empowerment. The book is well written and very easy to read and brings out a lot of strong emotions,” writes Regine in their 5-star review. “This author has an excellent way of describing the characters, setting and emotional relationships with fluidity. She made me feel like I knew… Read More >

Romance Novels To Fall for this Fall

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on September 19, 2023

Are you looking to fall in love this fall? Well as long as it’s a book boyfriend you’re after, we have you covered. Today we’ve brought a variety of romance novels to tickle the fancy of whatever it is you’re into, from muscled single dads to businessman bachelors. These books were popular with our ARC readers, which means you’ll probably love them as well.  Illicit Ink by Carmen Bishop Zander Dorsey is tall, muscled, and tattooed. He also doesn’t do relationships, which is perfect for Rose because she is not looking for one. With over 370 reviews, and an average 4.5 star rating on Amazon, Illicit Ink is a spicy, one-night stand, single dad romance. “This is the first Dorsey Brothers book I have read, and I’m glad I jumped in,” writes Fanchon in their five-star review. “This book was a steamy read that kept me pulled in from beginning… Read More >

Mystery Novels to curl up with this Fall

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on September 5, 2023

Are you looking for a page-turning mystery as you prepare for the cozy vibes of Fall? Today we’ve rounded up a collection which includes a variety of mystery novels that have been popular and well liked by Hidden Gems ARC readers. Sins of the Lines by Sharhonda Exantus When Nia Bryant disappears right after she becomes a member of the Kappa Theta Theta sorority, Detective Chris Evans and his partner are faced with lies, betrayals, and the long buried secrets of Nia’s life. “This book legit took me to another place!!” Jamie S. wrote in their five-star review. “The author left me wanting more after every chapter making it impossible to put this book down!!! I really appreciate the fact that I was able to continue to guess who was the killer throughout the book as it gets into the action very quickly! I definitely recommend this book for crime… Read More >

Thrilling Suspense Books to Keep You Turning Pages

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on August 22, 2023

It can be almost impossible to put down a book filled with twists, turns, and adrenaline pumping action. Thrilling suspense books are very popular amongst Hidden Gems readers, so we’ve gathered a list of five favorites that will keep you turning pages all night long. Body Count by SM Thomas Taking place after the tribulations of The Diseased, Paige is finding herself in a situation that seems even more impossible than before. The President is dying, and she can save him. But she won’t. “This isn’t the end of [Paige’s] story, and the cliffhanger is brutal! You will feel an array of emotions as you read through this thriller. The twists and turns were phenomenal, and I really loved finding out some of my theories were correct!” writes Rae in their 5-star review. “Some of the plot twists still got me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We have some LGBTQ+… Read More >

Self-Help Books to Add To Your Toolbox

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on August 8, 2023

Self-help books don’t need to be exclusively read for your New Year’s resolution. There is no time like the present to work on your goals, or take the next step towards a healthier you. Today we have put together a list of books highly rated by Hidden Gems ARC reviewers that can help you towards who you want to be. Life After Emotionally Immature Parents by Vanessa A.P. If you are determined to break the cycle of emotional abuse so that you do not repeat it with your own kids, then Vanessa A.P.’s book is for you. “It honestly and sensitively addresses the plight of people who have grown up with emotionally immature parents,” says Candelaria in their 5-star review. “The book not only describes how the lack of an emotionally competent parent can affect a child, but also offers clear and practical guidance for overcoming the negative consequences of… Read More >

Young Adult Books for Summer Break

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on July 25, 2023

Do you know any young adults looking for books to devour over summer break? Our Hidden Gems ARC readers recently loved the following titles, and we bet the YA reader in your life will, as well. Who knows – you may find yourself a fan of the following young adult books, too. Freezing Reign by L.A. Goff With 125+ reviews and a 4.6 average star rating, Freezing Reign is a dystopian thriller which follows Mirari as she navigates a future where she’s the only woman who survived a deadly virus. “This book has an incredibly creative plot,” Tim M. writes in his five star Amazon review. “The choice that Mirari has to face is one that will leave all readers on the edge of their seats. And the character development was executed perfectly by the author. Would definitely recommend this for lovers of science fiction.” Lori A. continues in her… Read More >

Sizzling Romance Novels to Read in the Summer Heat

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on July 11, 2023

If you’re a regular on the Hidden Gems blog, you’ll know that romance is the most popular genre in the Hidden Gems ARC program. Our readers know that no two love stories are the same, so they scoop up new books every chance they get. If you’re looking for a new sizzling romance read to enjoy the summer weather with, there’s something for everyone on this list! A Lethal Betrayal by Lori Matthews With 340+ ratings and a 4.6 star average, A Lethal Betrayal follows coast guard agents Landry and McKenna as they investigate a murder with a dangerously attractive prime suspect. Pamela M. raves in her five star Amazon review, “An incredible start to the Coast Guard Hawaii series that immediately pulled me into the middle of all that was happening and kept me glued to the book until I read the last word of this fast-paced thriller. I… Read More >

Children’s Books To Read For a Summer Reading Program

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on June 27, 2023

Do you have a young reader in your life? Or maybe you’re looking for a great bedtime story to enjoy with your youngest book lovers. With summer reading programs coming up, we have a handful of children’s books to read or add to your TBR! Our Hidden Gems ARC readers loved the following titles, and we bet your young bookworm will, as well. How Lucky Am I? by Brittney Spencer With 25 ratings and a 4.7 average star rating, How Lucky Am I? is recommended for children 5 years and younger. How Lucky Am I? is the story of an expecting parent dreaming of the future with her child. “A sweet, sweet heartfelt story to share with your children,” Whitney writes in her five star Amazon review. “You can feel the love flowing from page to page from the author’s words to her daughter. The illustrations are precious and warm… Read More >

Fantasy Novels to bring on your Summer Vacation

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on June 13, 2023

If you are looking for some enthralling fantasy novels to accompany your summer vacation, this list is for you. We’ve got one for everybody on this round-up of recently top rated fantasy novels that our Hidden Gems ARC readers raved about. The Dragon King’s Egg by Ava Richardson With 130+ ratings and a 4.6 star average, The Dragon King’s Egg is the fourth in the six book Charassi’s Fae Queen series. In this installment, the arrival of a new dragon egg, combined with the prophesy of impending doom will force Ophelia, Queen of Fae, to balance conflicting interests regarding the future of the egg, and the kingdom. Miriam K. writes in her five star Amazon review, “I was so excited to continue in Charissi’s world! This book was great; introducing new characters that fit in perfectly! Exciting and adventurous with the sweet romance thrown in now and then!! Wonderful read!!”… Read More >

Women’s Lit Books to Read This Summer

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on May 30, 2023

According to Wikipedia, Women’s fiction is an umbrella term for women centered books that focus on women’s life experience that are typically marketed to female readers, and includes many mainstream novels. If you’re looking for women’s lit books to add to your queue this summer, take a peek at these titles our ARC readers loved. Love, Lizzie by John Zaiss With 70+ ratings and a 4.9 star average, Love, Lizzie is the story of a woman in a seemingly perfect marriage in 1952, and the tale of her story as it is unraveled fifty years later. Patricia K writes in her five star Amazon review, “Really an excellent read. This story was captivating from the beginning, and held my attention throughout. It reminds us of a time with different challenges, when family secrets could shift a life or lives once they are revealed. I appreciated the multi generational characters and… Read More >