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Hawaii. A land of deep tradition and rich culture. A people of family and faith. A paradise on earth.

Jonathan Napela is a descendant of the Hawaiian royal line, and his future is bright with a new wife and a position of influence in the community. As a devout man, he believes in God, but he feels there is something more—something he is missing. When he meets Elder George Q. Cannon and is introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jonathan feels as though he has finally found where he belongs.

Jonathan’s friendship with George provides remarkable opportunities for the young Hawaiian to grow in his new faith. His joy in the gospel is tested though, when he is challenged by those he once called friends, and later when he struggles to gather Saints to Laie. And when leprosy threatens to take his beautiful wife, Kitty, from him, Jonathan faces an impossible choice: send his wife to the leper colony of Moloka’i alone, or risk how own life to accompany her. Drawing on his deep reservoirs of faith, Jonathan comes to understand that opening his heart to sacrifice is the purest expression of love.

This novel, based on a true story, is an extraordinary example of a man who chooses to serve God and family when others might have given up.

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Title: Belonging to Heaven

Author: Gale Sears

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: April 2013

ISBN: 978-1609071592

Size: __ pages, 6×9, hardcover? softcover?

Genre: General


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When Marlie attends a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she did not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her such a chilling message. Despite the cadaver’s warning, a year later Marlie is married to Tennessee State Senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry, and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head.

What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s clouded past, ends with Marlie facing a dangerous conspiracy. A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels like Rebecca and Jane Eyre, Replacing Gentry follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she seeks to learn the truth about the man she married.

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Title: Replacing Gentry

Author: Julie N. Ford

Publisher: WiDo Publishing

Release Date: April 9, 2013

ISBN: 978-1937178314

Size: 286 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction


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Family Size by Maria Hoagland

February 14, 2013

Is it one-size-fits-all, or all sizes fit? A novel about friendships, faith, and fertility by LDS women’s fiction author Maria Hoagland. Jessica loves being the mom of an ever-expanding family, but when an ultrasound throws her a curve, can she adapt with grace? Dragged away from home, Maya feels deserted by her workaholic husband in […]

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Coming Home by Annette Lyon

January 4, 2013

Five women became fast friends when their husbands were deployed to Afghanistan. But as they welcome the soldiers home, what should be a joyful time soon becomes painful. Kim, who had a baby while her husband was away, knows how to be a mother but has forgotten how to be a wife. Nora, accustomed to […]

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The Anniversary Waltz by Darrel Nelson

May 26, 2012
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At their sixtieth anniversary party, Adam Carlson asks his wife, Elizabeth, for their customary waltz. After the dance they gather the family and share their story—a story of love and courage overcoming adversity and thriving in the face of overwhelming odds. It’s the summer of 1946, and Adam has just returned from the war to […]

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The Housekeeper’s Son by Christopher Loke

May 19, 2012
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72-year-old housekeeper, Eleanor Rose, is witty, gentle, and a remarkable cook. To the people of Amalga, Utah, she’s a petite old lady who wouldn’t hurt a fly. And to her employer, she is the perfect housekeeper—at least until she is found with a bloody knife in her hand beside the dead body of Katherine Cunningham, […]

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The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans

May 8, 2012
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Reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, has left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he is walking from Seattle to Key West, the farthest destination on his map. Now almost halfway through […]

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Daisy by Josi S. Kilpack

April 30, 2012
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Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. And no one knows that better than Daisy. Raising two kids as a divorced, single mom, Daisy has faced each and every one of the obstacles in her life with courage and determination. Now with her oldest daughter ready to have a baby of her own, her […]

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Pied & Prodigious by D.M. Andrews

April 19, 2012
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‘It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a wife, must be in want of a good fortune.’ There is much excitement in Longlawn when two men with tall hats enter the district. Mothers buy new dresses for their daughters, fathers polish up on their fencing skills, and Mr Bayonet tackles […]

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Funeral Potatoes by Joni Hilton

February 16, 2012

Sydney hates funerals, overlong programs, creepy corpses, warbly singing. But she loves gooey, cheesy funeral potatoes. And these days, between her ward and neighborhood and extended family, it seems like there’s always a funeral for the Relief Society president to attend. Not fun occasions, of course, but not terribly traumatic either which is good, considering […]

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Olivia by Julie Wright

February 15, 2012

The Robbins household looks perfect from the outside: no dust, no stains, no wrinkles. Yet a glimpse into its heart reveals no laughter, no closeness, no joy. Olivia thinks that if she keeps everything tidy and serves delicious meals on time, family life is bound to get better. But when her husband, Nick, misses their […]

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Delivering Hope by Jennifer Ann Holt

February 6, 2012

Life’s most unexpected turns can sometimes produce the greatest joys. Olivia Spencer wants to be a mother more than anything else, but years of infertility have left her soul wounded and her marriage strained. Allison Campbell is a young, single woman who discovers that a moment of excitement has led to an unplanned pregnancy and […]

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Closing Circles by R.B. Scott

January 19, 2012

New York journalist Jedediah Pratt Russell is the victim of an inexplicable divorce. A loving father, a dutiful bread-winner, a sensitive lover—he thought he’d given Sarah everything. Jed finally abides Sarah’s insistence on psychiatric help, hoping it will mend whatever’s broken between them. Instead, his experience with Dr. Irving “Quack Quack” Rosenbaum prompts Jed to […]

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Baby Mine by Heather Horrocks

January 7, 2012

A Novel of Three Mothers & One Baby How many lives can be affected by one child’s birth? Unmarried teenager Kim Sonkens doesn’t want the baby she’s carrying. Her mother doesn’t want her to give it up. Melody Farr is willing to go through any medical procedure, no matter how painful, to have a child […]

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