Tribunal by Sandra Grey

Title: Tribunal

Author: Sandra Grey

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: January 5, 2009


Size: Softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: Traitor

Berlin, 1945 Major Rolf Schulmann lies close to death in a military hospital after enduring the horrors of a concentration camp. Revived from a coma through a priesthood blessing, he slowly returns to health as his fiancée, Marie Jacobson, tenderly cares for his deep physical and spiritual wounds. Meanwhile Rolf ’s best friend, SS Lieutenant Hans Brenner, begins to overcome the despair and depression of his postwar gutter-rat existence as he finds himself falling for Natalie Allred, a beautiful American nurse.

But as the world’s emerging superpowers race to obtain nuclear secrets, Hans becomes a pawn in the deadly game—and Natalie’s freedom hangs in the balance. Rolf, unaware of their predicament, feels haunted by his Nazi past and seeks peace of conscience through the rigors of a military tribunal. Then, as tensions escalate between the United States and Russia, Rolf and Hans find themselves on opposite sides of the conflict.

With vivid emotion, Tribunal explores the risks and rewards of loyalty and love in the bitter aftermath of world war.

Buckshot Higgins by Charles Hackley

Title: Buckshot Higgins

Author: Charles Moore Hackley III

Publisher: Xlibris

Release Date: December 16, 2008

ISBN: 978-1-4363-8731-6

Size: 208 pages, 6×9, trade paperback

Genre: Historical, Western

The intrigue of the Old West comes alive in this new and refreshing novel by C. M. Hackley. Buckshot earns his name, like so many long ago, by confronting a major challenge—in his case, a mountain lion who has stymied his effort to become a traditional Navajo man. He goes on to become enmeshed in both the white man’s world as a trader, but also as an accepted member of the Navajo culture. His focused efforts to learn about the religion of his dead parents build him into a real leader of his time and community in northwestern New Mexico. Hanabah, a strong-willed woman who has survived the Long Walk of the Navajos, takes him under her care when she finds him almost at death’s door and raises him in the traditional Navajo culture. She, having been told of the location of some of Montezuma’s fabulous treasures, takes him to the hidden lode. This provides Buckshot with a poke that allows him to help others in many ways and to even find his missing sister who was taken by a passing wagon train as he lay dying. The story is intense as May Fern comes into his life and becomes his lifelong partner and travels with him to become sealed in the St. George Temple for all eternity. Some try and stop them; but with ingenuity, planning, and funds to perpetuate their dreams, they preserve. There is murder, sickness, hardship, and loss of loved ones; but the prevailing spirit is always one of hope bound with faith that leads to brighter days. This is a true Western saga based on real experiences that happened and can now be told.

Jenny’s Dream by Linda Weaver Clarke

Title: Jenny’s Dream

Author: Linda Weaver Clarke

Publisher: American Book Publishing

Release Date: December 1, 2008

ISBN: 978-1589824461

Size: 280 pages, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

When Jenny Roberts arrives home from college in the summer of 1908, she yearns to escape her small hometown of Paris, Idaho, and accomplish something remarkable in the world. She develops a promising friendship with Will Jones, a young farmer who is new to the area and has secretly fallen in love with her. Meanwhile, her father, Gilbert, attempts to catch a legendary giant grizzly bear that has devastated the community with its haunting elusiveness and slaughter of the local sheep.

In the third installment of A Family Saga in Bear Lake Valley series, Jenny finds herself in the middle of drama, adventure, and romance as she struggles to gain the power of forgiveness and the ability to face new possibilities.

Abinadi by H.B. Moore

Title: Abinadi

Author: H.B. Moore

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: November, 2008

ISBN: 978-1598116557

Size: Softcover

Genre: Historical Fiction

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Raquel has a secret. As the daughter of one of King Noah’s priests, she enjoys a luxurious life and the admiration of powerful men. But her heart belongs to a commoner, a man with no earthly wealth but rich heavenly gifts. When King Noah demands that Raquel join his harem, she flees the only life she has known and marries her secret love. His name is Abinadi.

The couple finds abundant joy in their community of believers and in their firstborn son. But when the Lord calls Abinadi as His prophet, their faith is tested to the outermost limits. Abinadi’s commitment to the Lord requires them both to give their all—even unto death. Yet if Alma, the newest priest in King Noah’s court, chooses to overcome his troubled past and cleave unto the truth, their sacrifice may yield rich fruit.

With vivid detail and poignant emotion, this historical novel pulls readers into a fiery tale of love, courage, and faith that is difficult to put down and impossible to forget.

Seven Sisters: The Voyage by Carolyn Hart Bennett

Title: Seven Sisters: The Voyage

Author: Carolyn Hart Bennett

Publisher: iUniverse

Release Date: November 13, 2008

ISBN: 978-0595522422

Size: 232 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade Historical

The early Mormon Church was forced out of several states and finally blazed a trail across unknown territory to Utah to form their own theocracy. In addition to this westward movement, converts in Europe were admonished to “gather to Zion” and build up the Church in the Salt Lake Valley.

85,000 Mormon emigrants came to America by sailing ships between the years of 1840 and 1890. Seven Sisters takes place on one of these ships—the Amazon.

Carrying 800 Latter-day Saints, it had a send off from Charles Dickens at the London Docks and landed in New York City a couple of days after the deadliest riot in American History-the Draft Riots of 1863.

During the 44 day crossing, there are births, deaths, storms, sea-sickness, accidents, drama, humor, romance, and pure religion.

All of this is seen through the eyes of seven single young women who start out the voyage individually and are soon placed together as a “family” by Church leaders. Although, they aren’t related as such, they are “sisters” in the Gospel, and together they face the adventures, hardships, and dangers of an ocean voyage.

Easterfield by Anna Jones Buttimore

Title: Easterfield

Author: Anna Jones Buttimore

Publisher: Leatherwood Press

Release Date: November, 2008

ISBN: 978-1599921266

Size: 300 pages, Softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

Lancashire, England, 1850: When Mr. Wilson, a Mormon missionary, arrives in the rural town of Easterfield, Catherine Waters finds herself intrigued by both the message he brings and his relationship to her reclusive and aristocratic neighbour. Through Mr. Wilson, Catherine is drawn into the strange world of Easterfield Hall, where both her cousin and sister find forbidden love, and Catherine uncovers secrets that change her entire outlook on their peaceful life. After Mr. Wilson is called back to Utah, the dashing Dr. Davenport is on hand to offer love, security, and help in piecing together Catherine’s fragmenting life. As she experiences gut-wrenching fear, hopeless love, and the loss of all she once thought important, she learns that the things that really matter are eternal.

The Ruby by Jennie Hansen

Title: The Bracelet, vol. 4: The Ruby

Author: Jennie Hansen

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: October 1, 2008


Size: Softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

Series: The Bracelet (v 1), The Emerald (v 2), The Topaz (v3)

Charlie Mae is sick of fetching things for her brothers and father, and for getting yelled at over things that aren’t her fault, while her brothers get to do whatever they want. She doesn’t blame Ma for leaving.

Determined to escape her house for at least one night of adventure, Charlie Mae sneaks into Nauvoo behind her brothers. But she discovers a lot more than she bargained for, including the dark cruelty inside her father’s heart and a mysterious red stone. Oddly, she feels a kind of peace when she holds the stone. It almost seems to be an assurance that she isn’t alone—that somewhere, someone is watching over her.

When Charlie Mae meets Spencer—a boy her age—and his grandmother, she is astonished at their kindness. She should have guessed they were Mormons. Pa had been lying all that time when he had said that Mormons were wicked. Pa was the wicked one—he and her brothers burned houses and shot people. She didn’t want to live with thieves and liars and cook their meals anymore. She would leave this place someday and find a better life—no matter what the cost.

Join celebrated author Jennie Hansen in this exciting fourth and final volume of The Bracelet series, as Charlie Mae learns through her trials about forgiveness, love, and eternal families.

Day of Remembrance by David G. Woolley

Title: The Promised Land, vol 4: Day of Remembrance

Author: David G. Woolley

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: September, 2008

ISBN: 978-1598114782

Size: Hardcover

Genre: Historical

Series: Pillar of Fire (vol. 1), The Power of Deliverance (vol. 2), Place of Refuge (vol. 3)

Old World, 600 BC: Under mandate from their prophetfather, the sons of Lehi face treachery and lethal danger as they seek to secure the brass plates from the ruthless Captain Laban. Meanwhile, Zoram and Elizabeth work feverishly to smith new plates for engraving the prophecies of Jeremiah— a vital task that must be completed before the Feast of the Trumpets, also known as the Day of Remembrance.

Old World, 19th century: In his home built above the remains of Laban’s treasury, Sephardic Jew Reuben Kessler anticipates the marriage of his son Danny on the Day of Remembrance. But when tragedy strikes on the blessed day, the devastated fathers of the bride and groom must cling to their faith that God will remember His covenant people.

New World, 19th century: Commissioned by the angel Moroni, Joseph Smith Jr. endures harrowing challenges as he prepares to receive the plates of gold and translate them into the Book of Mormon. The fulfillment of ancient promises draws near as Joseph returns each year to the Hill Cumorah on the Day of Remembrance.

Three families, three stories—yet in the grand design of the Lord, they intertwine as one. This fourth volume in the Promised Land saga bridges ancient and modern times to reveal the unfolding of a marvelous work and a wonder.

Throstleford by Susan Evans McCloud

Title: Throstleford

Author: Susan Evans McCloud

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: September 3, 2008

ISBN: 978-1590389423

Size: 384 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical

When two American missionaries visit the English village of Throstleford in the early 1840s, they forever change the life of the village- and the villagers. Esther and her father, the local vicar, are the first to receive copies of the Book of Mormon. Both recognize truth in the book, but recoil from the challenges this knowledge brings. The new message affects the lives of other villagers as well: the Lutheran minister, the grocer, the stone mason, the local squire’s son, the stable boy who finds a discarded Book of Mormon, and the innkeeper and his sons, who spearhead the opposition to this new faith. Faith, charm, and romance permeate this glimpse into nineteenth-century England and the early Church.

Servant to a King by Sariah S. Wilson

Title: Servant to a King

Author: Sariah S. Wilson

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: July, 2008


Size: 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

When Isabel’s father offers her hand to a Nephite, she’s shocked and angry—and when the offer is refused, she’s utterly furious. How dare this Ammon refuse to marry the beautiful eldest daughter of King Lamoni! There could only be one explanation for this unforgivable dishonor: Ammon must be a spy.

Isabel closely watches her enemy, expecting to find evidence of treachery, but instead she finds evidence of loyalty, bravery, and kindness. Afraid to admit her growing affection for Ammon, Isabel hides her true feelings behind a headstrong façade. Yet when the vile Lamanite prince Mahlon threatens to take her as a bride and wrest the kingdom from Lamoni, Isabel must choose between her pride and her life. Meanwhile, the risks of love test Ammon’s faith and courage as never before.

Will Ammon thwart the marriage of Isabel and Mahlon before it’s too late? And could a Lamanite princess and a Nephite prince really live happily ever after?

Emma: Woman of Faith by Anita Stansfield

Title: Emma: Woman of Faith

Author: Anita Stansfield

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: June 2008

ISBN: 9781598116304

Size: 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical

Emma stood alone at the edge of the Mississippi, pondering its lazy flow that was so familiar to her. . . . More than three decades had passed since she’d lost her precious Joseph. She had learned to live without him . . . but nothing had ever felt right without him. . . . “Joseph,” she whispered into the breeze as she lovingly fingered the worn gold beads encircling her throat, a gift from Joseph, one of the few tangible remnants of his love for her.

In this triumphant tribute, well-loved LDS author Anita Stansfield conveys Emma Smith’s greatness of spirit; her undying love for and loyalty to Joseph; her remarkable compassion, courage, and dignity; and her unwavering testimony of the Savior.

Joyful and poignant, insightful and moving, intense and reverent, this thoroughly researched fictional narrative paints an intimate portrait of the Lord’s “elect lady” through a love story that transcends time and embraces eternity.

Last Wish: Passage of Promise by Tom Roulstone

Title: Last Wish: Passage of Promise

Author: Tom Roulstone

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: June, 2008


Size: 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

Ken drew his eyes from the grave and stared up at the gray outline of the Wasatch Mountains, etched into a cerulean sky. The mountains had always given him a sense of security, of permanence. But now with Karen’s death, they too seemed insubstantial.

As her health quickly fades, Ken Sanderson’s wife, Karen, pleads with him to remarry so he won’t be left to raise their children alone. But Ken can’t imagine living without his beloved wife of five years. When Karen dies, he wonders if he could ever let another woman take her place.

Struggling to move on with his life, Ken finds comfort in family, the gospel, and a longtime friend, Nell, an admired actress from London whose generosity has never been far away.

But that comfort quickly turns to fear when Ken finds out that Stephen Langton, the man who wants him dead, has escaped from jail. Now he’s after Nell, and Ken knows he’s the only one who can save her.

As Ken travels the world for Nell, he realizes that his feelings for her run deeper than he thought. But will Ken’s grief, Nell’s engagement to her pompous manager, and Stephen Langton’s deadly plots keep them apart forever?

Free Men and Dreamers: Twilight’s Last Gleaming by L.C. Lewis

Title: Free Men and Dreamers: Twilight’s Last Gleaming (vol. 2)

Author: L. C. Lewis

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: May, 2008


Size: hardcover

Genre: Historical

Series: Dark Sky at Dawn (v0l. 1)

While cannons roar and rockets ignite American skies, disease ravages the upper Connecticut Valley. Few notice the sufferings of the families . . . of a single child . . . a remarkable lad named Joseph. Attentions are forced elsewhere on the Chesapeake, which guards the entrance to the infant nation’s threatened capital.

It is the height of the War of 1812. As the beleaguered American forces begin to rally, Britain’s military is divided between battlefronts on two continents. Until Napoleon can be toppled and all of the Crown’s resources can be diverted to the American campaign, Britain needs a tactical diversion. They attack the Chesapeake Bay!

Lieutenant Jed Pearson heads to war, leaving his beloved Willows estate in the care of powerless freed slaves. But soon circumstances will blur the line between adversary and friend, family and foe, British and American.

In this second volume of the epic historical series Free Men and Dreamers, witness the saga of five families caught in the tumult of the oft-forgotten war that cemented American liberty and set the stage for the great work of the Restoration.

Home Again at Last by Jerry Borrowman

Title: Home Again at Last

Author: Jerry Borrowman

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: April 2008

ISBN: 1598115316

Size: 330 pages, hardcover

Genre: Historical

Series: As Time Goes By (v.1); ‘Till the Boys Come Home (v.2); I’ll Be Seeing You (v.3)

Britain has been battling the Second World War for three discouraging years. Nazi Germany is at the pinnacle of its power. But now, with the Americans drawn into the monumental conflict, a critical turning point has been reached. First Lieutenant Michael Carlyle is being transferred from captaining a motor torpedo boat close to home in the English Channel to fighting against the Germans and Italians in North Africa.

As Michael fights on the unforgiving Mediterranean shores of North Africa and the rugged countryside of Italy and Southern France, his father, Lord Philip Carlyle, undertakes a special diplomatic mission to Washington, D.C., and the White House. His hope is that he can ease the burdens of the American soldiers who must pass through Britain on their way to the liberation of Europe. Little does Phillip know that his son and family friend, Jules Ellington, are on a mission that places their lives in mortal peril.

Experience drama and heroism in this poignant and exciting chronicle of the greatest conflict in human history—a story of how America and Britain worked in a unique and enduring partnership to secure freedom in the war that forever changed the world.

Against the Giant by Christy Hardman

Title: Against the Giant

Author: Christy Hardman

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: April, 2008

ISBN: 978-1-59955-117-3

Size: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback, 268 pages

Genre: Historical

Ancient Israel faces a terrible threat—the Philistines!

David is a young Israelite who trusts the Lord. But being the youngest can be hard. While David tends sheep, his older brothers are out battling the Philistines. They come back boasting of their strength and telling tales of their enemy. The Philistines are stronger, larger, and have better weapons. In contrast, the Israelites are fewer, smaller, and have weapons of only stone and stick. No one wants to fight the fearsome Philistines. To survive, Israel needs to rely on God and to listen to the prophet. But the Israelites won’t listen, which leads them to a big problem—a Philistine named Goliath.

Against the Giant delves deep into the classic biblical story and brings to light a brand-new perspective as it tells the story through young David’s own eyes. Feel the thrills and the terror, along with the growth and courage, as if you were there standing against the giant yourself.

Edith and the Mysterious Stranger by Linda Weaver Clarke

Title: Edith and the Mysterious Stranger

Author: Linda Weaver Clarke

Publisher: American Book Publishing

Release Date: April 1, 2008

ISBN: 978-1589824690

Size: 316 pages, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

With mysterious letters, cattle rustlers, a spunky woman, the liar’s fire, Halloween, and young love, there is always something happening. It is 1904 and Melinda is “with child” and threatening to miscarry. Her cousin Edith, a nurse, moves to Paris to care for her. Edith has wonderful qualities but never gives a man a second chance because her expectations are so high. However, all that changes when a mysterious stranger begins to write to her. For the first time, she gets to know a man’s inner soul before making any harsh judgments. Whoever he is, this man is a mystery and the best thing that has ever happened to her. The question that puzzles her is whether or not he’s as wonderful in person as he is in his letters.

Glory from On High (vol. 3) by Marci Gallacher & Kerri Robinson

Title: A Banner Is Unfurled: Glory from On High (vol. 3)

Author: Marci Gallacher & Kerri Robinson

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: March 2008


Size: Hardback

Genre: Historical

Series: A Banner Is Unfurled (vol. 1); Be Still My Soul (vol. 2)

As the walls of the Kirtland temple rise in splendor, opposition rages within and without the Johnson home. Multiple tragedies strike Ezekiel and Julia’s family, threatening to rip relationships apart at the roots. Threats from Church antagonists mingle with contention and suspicion simmering amongst the brethren themselves. And not even the Prophet can escape the specter of illness hanging over the city. Will the faith of the Johnsons flounder, or flourish?

Thankfully, there are times of rejoicing amidst the struggle: births and marriages, baptisms and blessings. The beloved temple is dedicated, ushering in great manifestations of the Spirit. Kirtland is riddled with debt and doubt, but rich in revelation. Even Ezekiel Johnson’s heart is touched—yet escalating dangers may widen the division between him and Julia.

Join the Johnsons as they test the strength of faith and the resilience of love, with the white walls of the Lord’s house as a backdrop, shining with glory from on high.

Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry

Title: Buckingham Palace Gardens

Author: Anne Perry

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: March 25, 2008

ISBN: 978-0345469311

Size: 320 pages, hardcover

Genre: Mystery/Detective; Historical

Series: This is #22 in the Thomas Pitt series

Anne Perry’s Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mysteries are perhaps the best loved of all her Victorian bestsellers, luring us into the multi-layered richness of London, from the great mansions and secluded drawing rooms to the city’s festering slums. Now, in her most mesmerizing novel yet, she invites us to a house-party at Buckingham Palace.

The Prince of Wales has asked four wealthy entrepreneurs and their wives to the palace to discuss a fantastic idea: the construction of a six-thousand-mile railroad that would stretch the full length of Africa. But, alas, the prince’s gathering proves disastrous when the mutilated body of a prostitute hired for a late-night frolic (after the wives have retired to bed) turns up among the queen’s monogrammed sheets in a palace linen closet.

With great haste, Thomas Pitt, brilliant mainstay of Special Services, is summoned to resolve the crisis. The Pitts’ cockney maid, Gracie, is also recruited — to pose as a palace servant and listen in on the guests’ conversations, scan their bedrooms, and scrutinize their troubled faces for clues to hidden rivalries and attachments that could have lead to murder. If Pitt and Gracie fail to find out who brutally murdered the young woman — as seems increasingly likely — Pitt’s career will be over, and the scandal may just cause the monarchy to fall.

With a cast of wonderful characters, among them the gentle Princess of Wales, and a twisting plot that takes us into the hidden world of the royal family, Anne Perry probes deeply the hearts of men and women ensnared by their own emotions. Never has this distinguished novelist told a story with more truth and passion.

Season of Sacrifice by Tristi Pinkston

Title: Season of Sacrifice

Author: Tristi Pinkston

Publisher: Golden Wings, Enterprises

Release Date: March, 2008

ISBN: 978-0-9794340-1-3

Size: 6×9 paperback, 320 pages

Genre: Historical

Sarah Williams is a young Welsh immigrant, coming to Utah to join her sister Mary Ann Perkins. When the Perkins are asked to join the San Juan mission to pioneer a trail through Southern Utah, they take Sarah along to help care for the children. But a six-week journey turns into six agonizing months of hard work and toil as the Saints blast their way through a cliff to bring their wagons through what would become the famous Utah landmark “Hole in the Rock.”

Finally settled in the San Juan, Sarah’s true hardship begins when Ben Perkins asks her to be his second wife. With their faith and testimonies challenged to the core, both Sarah and Mary Ann struggle to find the true meaning of Christ-like love and obedience. Will they make it through?

Master by Toni Sorenson

Title: Master*

Author: Toni Sorenson**

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: 2008


Size: Hardback

Genre: Historical

My name will mean nothing to you, but my story is a retelling of the greatest story ever told and should mean everything to everyone.

If you interpret my words as fiction and fiction only, you will miss out on truths that are both historical and spiritual. Search the scriptures. There you will find evidence of my existence recorded in ancient sacred writ, overlooked for millennia. My story comes forth now because now is the promised day when satanic doubt spreads like black ink, threatening to blot out His very name, to reduce Him to nothing more than a teacher, to erase the eternal truths He taught and lived. That cannot happen. Jesus was who He said He was. I know because I was there in the shadows of His holy footsteps. His miracles were real. I know because I am one of those miracles.

**The front of the book lists author as Toni Sorenson; online she’s listed as Toni Sorenson Brown.

Traitor by Sandra Grey

Title: Traitor

Author: Sandra Grey

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Release Date: January 2008

ISBN: 978-1598113587

Size: 6×9;

Genre: Historical Romance

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With war raging in Europe, the only way Marie can be with Felix is to join the Allied forces. However, as Marie parachutes into France to join the Résistance, she not only lands into the arms of her fiancé, but also drops into the hands of the enemy.

Major Rolf Schulmann has been struggling between personal convictions and his duty to the German Fatherhood. Now he must decide what to do with the captured fiancée of the man who gave him a new chance at life — a man he once loved as a brother. The Gestapo will do whatever it takes to dispose of Marie. If Rolf helps her escape he will have enemies on all sides — is it a sacrifice he is willing to make? Can Marie possibly trust her life to a man torn between two masters?

Spires of Stone by Annette Lyon

Spires of Stone

Author: Annette Lyon

Publisher: Covenant Communication, Inc.

Release Date: 2007

ISBN: 978-1598114487

Size: 6×9

Genre: Historical Romance

Bethany Hansen wasn’t sure when or if she would ever see Benjamin Adams again. She also told herself that it didn’t matter. But when Ben and his two brothers come home after more than two years of serving a mission to the Eastern states, her feelings of heartache and anger also return— fiercer than ever. And so do Ben’s feelings for her.

Good-naturedly, Ben’s brothers attempt to reunite the two, even as they separately vie for Bethany’s younger sister, Hannah. What follows is a charming historical romance complete with wonderful characters and witty dialogue that explores the redemption and power of finding—and rediscovering—true love.