The Wedding Letters by Jason F. Wright

Title: The Wedding Letters

Author: Jason F. Wright

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: September 27, 2011

ISBN: 978-1609080570

Size: 320 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: General

Series: The Wednesday Letters

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From New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters comes the completion of one family’s journey to survive their past and forge their own future. With no more secrets …

When Noah Cooper bumps into Rachel, it s love at first sight at least for Noah. Rachel isn t so sure. But Noah s charm pays off, and he introduces his bride-to-be to a special Cooper family tradition the wedding letters. Family and friends of the happy couple are invited to send letters of advice on love, life, and happiness.

However, when a dark secret from Rachel s past surfaces, will Noah, and his parents, Malcolm and Rain, be able to help save the wedding from disaster? And what about the scrapbook of wedding letters that have already been gathered? Could a single letter really provide the answer that will bring Rachel back?

Set against the backdrop of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, The Wedding Letters will remind you that sometimes, no matter the secrets of years past, two hearts can still be one. And by the final page, you might just want to create your own book of wedding letters for someone you love.

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Carving Angels by Diane Stringham Tolley

Title: Carving Angels

Author: Diane Stringam Tolley

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: September 8, 2011

ISBN: 978-1599559445

Size: 128 pages, hardcover

Genre: Christmas

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Papa Adam, the North Pole’s oldest elf and Santa’s former chief carver, has given up. Blind, frail, and useless, he counts the minutes in every day as he waits to die. But a challenge to carve, given by his youngest granddaughter, reawakens Papa Adam. Together they prove that the most paralyzing thing you can do is underestimate or undervalue anyone, especially yourself. With the right love and encouragement, anything is possible.

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Keepers of Blackbird Hill by Lael Littke

Title: Keepers of Blackbird Hill

Author: Lael Littke

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: September 2011

ISBN: 978-1609087449

Size: 288 pages, 6×9, paperback

Genre: General

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After sixteen years in Hollywood, Jayda returns to Blackbird Hill determined to save her childhood home and protect her inheritance of the family property. Orphaned as a young girl, Jayda stands alone against her extended family who want to sell the land to real estate developers. But the developers want all of the property or nothing, and Jayda is convinced that the old house is a powerful symbol of the past and should be preserved. To prove her point, Jayda begins researching the history of the century-old home and her ancestors, whose lives and secrets turn out to be more dramatic than any Hollywood script. Her main ally is a lonely seven-year-old boy, Smoot Ferguson, who lives nearby with his reclusive uncle. Despite opposition, Jayda and Smoot work tirelessly to save the home from destruction until something happens that puts Smoot in jeopardy and forces Jayda to examine her true motives—is she protecting the past or hiding from the future?

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A Lost Argument by Therese Doucet

Title: A Lost Argument: A Latter-Day Novel

Author: Therese Doucet

Publisher: Strange Violin Editions

Release Date: September 3, 2011

ISBN: 978-0983748410
(e-book ISBN: 978-0-983-74840-3)

Size: 260 pages, 6×9, paperback

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Caution: This book contains mature content.

A young Mormon woman in college in the early 1990s falls in love with philosophy by way of falling in love with an atheist philosophy student. Her search for Truth (with a capital T), God, the meaning of life, and a boyfriend leads her away from religious belief, but along the way she learns there are things even atheists can have faith in.

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A Piece of Time by Victoria Fielding

Title: A Piece of Time

Author: Victoria Fielding

Publisher: Light Sojourn Publishing

Release Date: August 11, 2011

ISBN: 978-0983705208

Size: 367 pages, 5.5×8.5, paperback

Genre: General

This is everyone’s story, not just Lilly Hunt’s.

Like Lilly, who hasn’t endured peer pressure and fought low self-esteem?

Who hasn’t been angry for their losses and heartbroken at losing a loved one?

Whose life hasn’t been impacted with the scourge of an addiction?

Who hasn’t stumbled under the weight of forgiving someone?

Or, harder yet, forgiving oneself?

It isn’t only Lilly who questions why life is so hard, and what IS the point, anyway?

Like Lilly, we wonder—when we set this world down—what will be behind death’s door?

Lilly discovers what lies far beyond that door. And now, you just may too.

This story is for everyone.

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Sweet So Fragile

Title: Sweet So Fragile

Author: Margaret Chatwin

Publisher: Whisk Away Books

Release Date: July 31, 2011

ISBN: 978-1467969710

Size: 324 pages, 6×9, paperback

Genre: General

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During a robbery, Jace Sullivan’s wife, Cari, was murdered. If that wasn’t bad enough, she was seven months pregnant when it happened. Though medics were able to save the child, the unfavorable circumstances behind the premature delivery has left baby Colton with severe health issues. Now, while trying to pick up the pieces of his own shattered life, Jace must watch helplessly as his son desperately fights to keep his fragile life. Meanwhile, his teenage daughter, Jorry, seems to be carelessly throwing hers away.

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The Gift of Angels by Rachel Ann Nunes

Title: The Gift of Angels

Author: Rachel Ann Nunes

Publisher: Nunes Entertainment, LLC

Release Date: June 21, 2011

Size: ebook (120 pgs)

Genre: General

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Angela Thornberry is facing the greatest challenge of her life. All around her people talk about miracles happening to them and how God acts in their behalf. Even the scriptures are full of angels and miracles. As she and her family teeter on the brink of losing everything, Angela needs one of those angels now more than ever.

Her faith wavers as everyone around her seems to receive divine help—everyone except her. Doesn’t she too, deserve an angel of mercy? Does the Lord have a plan for her or has her lifetime of faith been misplaced? Then something strange begins to happen, and her entire life changes yet again.

In this fast-moving novella, Rachel Ann Nunes has given readers a vivid peek into the life of a regular Mormon family facing an impossible trial. Or is it impossible? The Gift of Angels will not only make you aware of the angels in your life, but inspire you to become someone else’s angel.

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Gifts and Consequences by Daniel Coleman

Title: Gifts and Consequences

Author: Daniel Coleman


Release Date: July 02, 2011


Size: ebook

Genre: General (??)

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When multi-millionaire Jonathan Wheeler’s wife contracts a debilitating illness, it transforms both of their lives. No longer concerned with business and finance, Jonathan turns his attention to giving. But no gift comes without a price, and those unwilling to pay the price learn that no gift comes without a consequence.

The recipients of these gifts vary as greatly as the terms of Jonathan’s unusual contracts. From the high school Senior who gets sold-out concert tickets, and the food addict who receives tuition to a weight loss program, to the man who is given the chance to walk to the ends of the earth to save his true love’s life.

Each accepts the gift with the understanding that there’s always a catch, and anyone who agrees to Jonathan’s terms risks losing even more than they stand to gain.

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The Only Way to Paradise by GG Vandagriff

Title: The Only Way to Paradise (The Crazy Ladies of Oakwood, book 1)

Author: GG Vandagriff

Publisher: Orson Whitney Press

Release Date: June 6, 2011

ISBN: 978-0983623212

Size: 204 pages, 6×9, paperback

Genre: General/Women’s

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What causes picture-perfect suburban Oakwood residents, MacKenzie, Roxie, Sara, and Georgia to desert their therapist fly off to Florence?

Answer: A romantic Italian movie that prompts Roxie to ask: “If Italy is so healing and therapeoutic what are we doing in Ohio?”

Even Sara, the most duty-bound of the group, finally joins the pact they dub “The Crazy Ladies of Oakwood,” and they all find themselves in Florence a week later. As they feel themselves embraced by the entire province of Tuscany, each woman falls and becomes entangled in experiences she could never have foretold. Not only do they find the fascinating Italian men that Georgia promised, but new sides to themselves and each other.

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The Evolution of Thomas Hall by Kieth Merrill

Title: The Evolution of Thomas Hall

Author: Kieth Merrill

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: May , 2011

ISBN: 978-1606418369

Size: 480 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: General

Thomas Hall is a brilliant but brash young artist who has the talent of the old masters and an eye for color and women. But when he runs short of cash, he finds himself torn between illustrating a mural on the origins of man for a natural history museum—a tribute to Darwin—and illustrating the miracles of Jesus for a display inside a children’s hospital called the Healing Place. A self-proclaimed agnostic, Thomas must dig deep within himself to believe beyond his doubts as he wrestles with that elusive something called faith. Then he meets a young, critically ill girl named Christina. Her haunting past and undeviating faith will test the very soul of Thomas and that of every reader.

Border Arizona: What’s My Name by Rodric Johnson

Title: Border Arizona: What’s My Name

Author: Rodric Johnson

Publisher: LuLu

Release Date: May 5, 2011

ISBN: 978-1-257-62908-4

Size: 124 pages, 6×9, paperback

Genre: General

Life is not always sweet. In this gripping and compelling work of fiction experience the vivid emotional roller coaster through the eyes of a father, lawyer, husband, and man of faith thrown into a situation where his family is held hostage. Fight the insecurities with him as he tries to reconcile why he must suffer at the hands of his captors and survive to find the truth.

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Arizona Guy by Raymond Spitzer

Title: Arizona Guy

Author: Raymond Spitzer

Publisher: WiDo Publishing

Release Date: May 3, 2011

ISBN: 978-0-9830238-9-0


Genre: Mystery? General?

He didn’t know he was an Arizona guy until someone called him a California guy. Ted White, a high school band director comes to Ajo to house sit for his aunt and uncle, and to get far away from a broken engagement. But the relatives are missing. In the process of unraveling the mystery of their disappearance, this small desert town comes to mean more to Ted than he ever could have imagined.

Magdalene by Moriah Jovan

Title: Magdalene (Tales of Dunham, bk 3)

Author: Moriah Jovan

Publisher: B10 Mediaworx

Release Date: April 24, 2011

ISBN: 978-0-9817696-3-9

Size: eBook

Genre: Romance

Series: The Proviso (bk 1), Stay (bk 2)

Caution: This book contains mature content.

Mitch Hollander, the widowed bishop of a Mormon congregation, falls in love with Cassie St. James, the woman hired to restructure his steel mill. Meanwhile, a man in Mitch’s congregation plots to take over the position of bishop using Cassie’s past profession as a prostitute as his weapon.

A Mormon bishop.
An ex-prostitute.
A man with a vendetta.
Let the games begin…

Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans

Title: Miles to Go (Book 2)

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: April 5, 2011

ISBN: 978-1439191378

Size: 336 pages, 5×8, hardcover

Genre: General

Series: The Walk (Book 1)

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Alan Christoffersen, a once-successful advertising executive, wakes one morning to find himself injured, alone, and confined to a hospital bed in Spokane, Washington. Sixteen days earlier, reeling from the sudden loss of his wife, his home, and his business, Alan left everything he knew behind and set off on an extraordinary cross-country journey. Carrying only a backpack, he planned to walk to Key West, the farthest destination on his map. But a vicious roadside stabbing has interrupted Alan’s trek and robbed him of his one source of solace: the ability to walk.

Homeless and facing months of difficult recovery, Alan has nowhere to turn—until a mysterious woman enters his life and invites him into her home. Generous and kind, Angel seems almost too good to be true, but all is not as it appears. Alan soon realizes that before he can return to his own journey, he must first help Angel with hers.

A tale of life and death, love and second chances, and why sometimes the best way to heal your own suffering is by helping to heal someone else’s. Miles to Go picks up where The Walk left off, continuing the unforgettable series about one man’s unrelenting search for hope.

A Wandering Star by Elizabeth Petty Bentley

Title: A Wandering Star

Author: Elizabeth Petty Bentley

Publisher: Parables

Release Date: January 2011

Size: eBook

Genre: General

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Alyssa and Nolan are about to be married when Nolan’s best friend, Zeke, arrives. He’s an enigmatic figure, rumored to be excommunicated and to have failed to complete his mission for the Church. Alyssa sensibly marries Nolan, who is good-looking, devout, sensitive, and loving, but conventional. Unfortunately, being married in the temple doesn’t help Alyssa put aside her attraction to Zeke.

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The Upside of Down by Rebecca Talley

Title: The Upside of Down

Author: Rebecca Talley

Publisher: Bonneville/Cedar Fort, Inc.

Release Date: January 12, 2011

ISBN: 978-1599554549

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance, General

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“Hmmm,” the doctor muttered.

Natalie wrinkled her forehead, almost afraid to ask, and said, “What does that mean?”

“You do know you’re pregnant, right?”

Her breath caught in her throat. “Excuse me?”

“You’re pregnant.”

Her heartbeat thundered in her ears. “I’m what?”

Natalie Drake certainly has her hands full raising a large family, dealing with her difficult mother, and maintaining a relationship with her rebellious teenager. Just when things seem to be going smoothly, she finds out another unexpected surprise–she’s going to have a baby. Faced with so many challenges, Natalie must learn to trust in a plan that isn’t what she imagined and discover that every situation has an upside.

Beloved author Rebecca Talley carefully creates this touching and heartfelt story that is sure to inspire you. With true-to-life characters and situations, The Upside of Down will reignite your faith and remind you of the importance of family.

Impractical Grace by John S. Bushman

Title: Impractical Grace

Author: John S. Bushman

Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.

Release Date: January 8, 2011

ISBN: 978-1599554754

Size: 208 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General, Inspirational

A marriage in ashes, a heartbreaking accident, and an excruciating childhood—is there any limit to God’s power to heal, strengthen, and transform? Bishop North helps the members of his ward as they try to overcome life’s challenges. Take part in these doctrinal insights to the Savior’s grace and love in this compelling novel full of true-to-life stories of hardship and hope.

The Prodigal Son by Alison Palmer

Title: The Prodigal Son

Author: Alison Palmer

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: November 19, 2010

ISBN: 978-1456358815

Size: 230 pages, 5×8″, softcover

Genre: General

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When Sarah opens the door, the last thing she expects to find is a lost piece of her life. Fifteen years ago her hopes and dreams were shattered and she thought nothing could be worse. Now, her missing child has been found and her life is about to change again. How can she learn to love a son her heart has longed for when he seems to be completely unlovable? The Prodigal Son introduces a modern version of the Biblical parable.

This engaging story represents an emotional exploration into the strength of love, the power of forgiveness, and the universal nature of the atonement. It’s is a story about the quest to love, forgive, break down walls, and build again, in order to save a child who doesn’t want to be saved. Its message will touch the hearts of anyone who has faced the heartbreak of a struggling and rebellious teenager.

Growing Up Gracie by Maggie Fechner

Title: Growing Up Gracie

Author: Maggie Fechner

Publisher: Cedar Fort/Bonneville

Release Date: November 8, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599554532

Size: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General (Youth?)

As the fifth of six kids, it’s sometimes hard for Gracie Fremont to see what makes her special. But with the help of friends, family, and her faith, Gracie discovers that even the most ordinary girl can do extraordinary things.

Told with sweetness, humor, and heart, this unique coming-of-age story will resonate with readers of all ages.

Lucky Change by Susan Law Corpany

Title: Lucky Change

Author: Susan Law Corpany

Publisher: Bonneville

Release Date: November 10, 2010

ISBN: 978-1599553924

Size: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General

After a fluke lottery win, Karen Donaldson—the ward charity case—is determined to use her millions to pay back all the kindness she’s received. But the future holds a few more surprises for Karen, her neighbors, and someone she thought was gone forever.

Sweet, funny, and full of heart, this off-beat comedy is perfect for anyone who’s ever dreamed of making it big.

My Gift to You by Lori Nawyn

Title: My Gift to You

Author: Lori Nawyn

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October, 2010

ISBN: 978-1-60861-101-0

Size: 200 pages, 5×7, softcover

Genre: General

Trish Ingram works hard to maintain the perfect suburban household— or, at least, the appearance of one. By managing her outer world with lavish attention and rigid control, she’s able to ignore and conceal the darkness of her inner world, which is plagued by traumatic childhood memories of loss.

Her terminally ill sister-in-law, Jamie, sees through the façade and reaches out in love to Trish, inspiring her to seek a more meaningful life and a more authentic self. But the childhood scars run deep, and despite Trish’s best efforts, she’s unable to be the wife and mother her family needs.

Devastated by the departure of her husband and daughter, Trish faces the challenge and opportunity of a lifetime. She desires to move forward in faith, but this desire alone cannot mend her family’s shattered trust. The hollow realm of denial and fear has been her safe haven. To confront pain and transcend the shadows of her past will require a level of courage she’s not sure she possesses.

This gripping and hopeful story of familial love and conflict tenderly reminds us that forgiveness—of self and others—is both a difficult choice and a precious gift.

The Seventeen Second Miracle by Jason F. Wright

Title: The Seventeen Second Miracle

Author: Jason F. Wright

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Release Date: September 28, 2010

ISBN: 978-0425237946

Size: 304 pages, 5.5×7.5, softcover

Genre: General, Inspirational

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Wednesday Letters and The Cross Gardener, a story of small kindnesses — and life-changing miracles.

Seventeen seconds can change a life forever. This is what Rex Connor learned on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1970 when, as a lifeguard, he diverted his gaze for seventeen seconds and tragedy occurred. Forty years later the waves of that day still ripple through the lives of countless people, including his son, Cole.

Cole Connor has become a patient teacher, and now he has invited three struggling teenagers to visit him on his front porch to learn about Rex Connor — and the Seventeen Second Miracle. Together they will learn how Rex Connor could have allowed seventeen seconds to destroy him, but instead he chose to live every day believing the smallest of acts could change the world for good. And the students, each with their own secrets and private pains, will begin to understand that even tragedy brings lessons. Even pain brings comfort. Even death brings miracles. A seventeen second miracle can change a life — if you let it.

Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans

Title: Promise Me

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Release Date: October 5, 2010

ISBN: 978-1439150030

Size: 352 pages, 5×7, hardcover

Genre: General

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Beth Cardall has a secret. For eighteen years, she has had no choice but to keep it to herself, but on Christmas Eve 2008, all that is about to change.

For Beth, 1989 was a year marked by tragedy. Her life was falling apart: her six-year-old daughter, Charlotte, was suffering from an unidentifiable illness; her marriage transformed from a seemingly happy and loving relationship to one full of betrayal and pain; her job at the dry cleaners was increasingly at risk; and she had lost any ability to trust, to hope, or to believe in herself. Then, on Christmas Day, as she rushed through a blizzard to the nearest 7-Eleven, Beth encountered Matthew, a strikingly handsome, mysterious stranger, who would single-handedly change the course of her life.

Who is this man, and how does he seem to know so much about her? He pursues her relentlessly, and only after she’s fallen deeply in love with him does she learn his incredible secret, changing the world as she knows it, as well as her own destiny.

Sun Tunnels and Secrets by Carole Thayne Warburton

Title: Sun Tunnels and Secrets

Author: Carole Thayne Warburton

Publisher: Walnut Springs

Release Date: September ?, 2010

ISBN: 978-1935217756

Size: 337 pages, 6×9, paperback

Genre: General? Romantic Suspense?

Series: A Question of Trust (Sun Tunnels continues this story but can stand alone.)

On a trip to the Sun Tunnels in the Utah desert, Norma and her sisters find a body on the side of the road. But this awful discovery turns out to be the least of their problems. Norma’s husband just passed on, and she learns he kept a secret from her for sixty years. LaRue is keeping a secret from Norma. The sisters’ young friend Tony is keeping a secret about his famous father, and Tony’s mother is keeping a secret of her own. Tony is secretly in love with his friend Kelli, who recently escaped from a polygamist cult. And who is the mysterious young car thief with whom Norma feels a special connection? Everything converges in Grouse Creek at the Fourth of July celebration. Will secrets prove everyone’s undoing?