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Who’s at the Door? A Memoir of Me and the Missionaries by Dan Harrington
Experience the gospel in a new perspective while witnessing Dan Harrington’s spiritual journey.
Not just another tale of conversion, Dan reverently reveals the Mormon religion through a non-member’s eyes as he reflects upon his experiences with missionaries and Church members, forges new friendships, and finds an unexpected common ground of faith.
Find out who’s at the door and see what can happen when you open it.
When Dan Harrington was eight years old, he tried to interview a talking Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Santa’s Village in New Hampshire. With captivating questions such as “Exactly what Reindeer games do you play?” and “What’s Santa’s favorite cookie?” he drove a teenage employee crazy enough to say that Rudolph was sleepy and had to go to bed.
Harrington became a professional freelance writer many years later in 2007. His work has appeared in publications such as Village Soup, The Kennebec Journal, Inside Pro Wrestling/The Wrestler, Portland Magazine, and LDS Church News.
Who’s at the Door? A Memoir of Me and the Missionaries is his first book.
Oh, Say Can You See by L.C. Lewis
Although the British raids have left Washington a devastated, blackened city, the battered Constitution has held and the presidency has survived!
But the struggling government has no home. The British saw to that. Gone is the Capitol, her magnificent library, and the chambers of the Congress and the Supreme Court. Gone also is the President’s House, and every relic and document not secreted out of the city.
Next on the list of British prizes—the rebellious port city of Baltimore! A victory here would assure the Americans’ capitulation, but a loss would dilute the importance of the destruction of Washington.
But has the raid on Washington stiffened the backs of the Americans? This is the question gnawing at the leaders of both armies as the toll of the war mounts on both sides.
L.C. Lewis was born in the history-rich area neighboring Baltimore, Maryland, and has spent most of her life there. She and her husband raised their four children in this area, and Laurie, a homemaker, used her free time to write novels and plays. During a seven-year stint as a science-education facilitator in the Carroll County Public School System, Laurie honed her research skills, and as her children left home, she focused her energies on writing full time. She also became an avid traveler, constantly researching locales and their colorful people to flesh out her work. Laurie now spends her time bringing that research to life in family novels and historical fiction.
The Forbidden Sea by Sheila A. Nielson
A mermaid haunts Adrianne’s dreams . . . is she coming to warn her, save her, or drag her down into the depths of the briny sea forever?
When Adrianne comes face-to-face with the mermaid of Windwaithe Island, of whom she has heard terrible stories all her life, she is convinced the mermaid means to keep her younger sister.
Adrianne, fierce-willed and courageous, is determined to protect her sister from the mermaid, and her family from starvation. However, the mermaid continues to haunt Adrianne in her dreams and with her song.
Sheila A. Nielson: A native of San Jose, Sheila earned a BFA in children’s illustration from BYU. While there, she got her dream job being a children’s librarian and ended up staying in the state. She’s been a librarian for 12+ years.
Sheila started making up stories as a child and begin writing stories in the sixth grade. She has diverse and numerous hobbies, including doll collecting, art, reading, writing, and horseback riding. I also collect mermaids–but ONLY those wearing fantastic mermaid outfits.
The Forbidden Sea is Sheila’s debut novel.
Stolen Christmas by Various Authors
What happens when you’re so poor you have to steal your Christmas presents? Have you ever taken a punch in the face as your Christmas gift to the girl you love? Or saved Christmas while hunting were-weevils?
These award-winning Christmas stories are the best of the best from the LDS Publisher Christmas Story Contests. From Christmases past, to present, to future; from sweet and inspirational, to zany and delightful—there’s a story for everyone in this eclectic collection.
Joyce DiPastena • Sarah M. Eden
L.T. Elliot • Gussie Fick
Melanie Goldmund • M. Gray
Taegyn Hutchinson • Angie Lofthouse
Lori Nawyn • Tristi Pinkston
Brian C. Ricks • Sandra Sorenson
Janice Sperry • Christine Thackeray
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