Depth of Deceit by Betty Briggs

Title: Depth of Deceit

Author: Betty Briggs

Publisher: Sunrise Selections

Release Date: September 18, 2009

ISBN: 978-0965630757

Size: 352 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

How does an intelligent woman find herself mired in a web of deception, abuse, and danger?

Stephanie Saunders is a lovely young attorney with a big heart, keen mind, and a trust in others that nearly proves disastrous. Her handsome and wealthy boyfriend strikes her as perfect, but is he too good to be true? Her boss hovers around her like a protector and friend, but is he? Stephanie’s work focuses on defending the indigent, and one client earns her trust and friendship, but why is he showing up at the oddest places? It seems that she can trust only the horses she trains and loves, magnificent beasts who remind her of life’s purposes and meaning.

In a dramatic turn of events, Stephanie must make a decision that will affect her life forever. While fans of the author’s earlier novels will be thrilled to discover a familiar character, this novel stands alone in plot and dramatic impact.

Santa Maybe by Aubrey Mace

Title: Santa Maybe

Author: Aubrey Mace

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: September 8, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599553122

Size: 194 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Romance

Dear Santa,

I’ve been a good girl this year. (Well . . . pretty good.) I have a nice life and there s only one thing that I really want one thing that s missing. If you happen to have an extra one lying around your workshop, I would really like a husband. I promise to take good care of him.

Love, Abbie

With a successful bakery to run, super cute nieces and nephews to spoil, and plenty of good friends to keep her company, Abbie s not about to start crying over the fact that she s doesn t have a boyfriend to spend Christmas with. But when her sister convinces her to write a note to Santa, Abbie has no idea that a little Christmas magic is about to land her the man of her dreams. Or rather, that man is about to land smack dab on the floor in front of her Christmas tree with no memory of how he got there.

Now Abbie and Ben have to figure out where he came from, who he really is, and if he s actually available.

Aubrey Mace, the award-winning author of Spare Change, has done it again! This light-hearted holiday romance is sure to please even the most cynical scrooge. Told with humor, sweetness, and Aubrey s signature wit, this is one Christmas story that will keep you smiling all year round.

A Cold Creek Homecoming by RaeAnne Thanye

Title: A Cold Creek Homecoming

Author: RaeAnne Thayne

Publisher: Silhouette

Release Date: September 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-0373654789

Size: 224 pages, 4.4×6.8, mass market paperback

Genre: Romance

Fifteen years later, Quinn Southerland still hadn’t forgiven Tess Claybourne for treating him like the dirt beneath her boots. But the widowed nurse tending his ailing mother was a world away from the spoiled homecoming queen Quinn had known. Yet she was just as achingly beautiful, still arousing the old bittersweet longing for something he could never have.

Or could he? That fierce attraction still burned between them. This could be their second chance…if they let love lead them where their hearts longed to go….

Forest Born by Shannon Hale

Title: Forest Born

Author: Shannon Hale

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

Release Date: September 15, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599901671

Size: 400 pages, hardcover

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: The Goose Girl, Enna Burning, River Secrets

Rin is sure that something is wrong with her…something really bad. Something that is keeping her from feeling at home in the Forest homestead where she’s lived all her life. Something that is keeping her from trusting herself with anyone at all. When her brother Razo returns from the city for a visit, she accompanies him to the palace, hoping that she can find peace away from home. But war has come to Bayern again, and Rin is compelled to join the queen and her closest allies—magical girls Rin thinks of as the Fire Sisters—as they venture into the Forest toward Kel, the land where someone seems to want them all dead. Many beloved Bayern characters reappear in this story, but it is Rin’s own journey of discovering how to balance the good and the bad in herself that drives this compelling adventure.

Right Click by Susan Aylworth

Title: Right Click

Author: Susan Aylworth

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date:

ISBN: 978-1-59811-731-8

Size: 192 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

On the day Sarah Kimball planned to mail out wedding invitations, her fiancé, Kyle, trampled her heart with this confession: his supposedly ex-girlfriend is pregnant, and he’s the father. Talk about shock!

Six months later, Sarah is moving forward as a successful teacher with her own home and a fabulous roommate. Her exasperating yet adoring family members are setting her up with every eligible man within reach—even virtually. Sarah thinks she has everything under control—until a few wrong clicks prove otherwise.

Searching her soul, Sarah confronts deep humiliation and anger over Kyle’s betrayal. As fierce pride claws her from within, she seeks healing through the Savior’s tender mercy. When Sarah meets Craig, who was also badly wounded by love, she finds another chance at happiness—but can both of them leave their painful pasts behind and fully embrace the freeing power of forgiveness?

*Note from LDSP: No, I have nothing to do with this book. We just happened to both choose the same artwork.

Alma by H.B. Moore

Title: Alma

Author: H.B. Moore

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: September 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-1598118645

Size: 6×9, Softcover

Genre: Historical

King Noah is thundering with rage. The former high priest Alma has vanished from the city of Nephi, and every night more of his believers manage to escape. The king blames Amulon and threatens certain punishment unless Amulon recaptures Alma-a seemingly impossible task. But Amulon has a plan. An equally valuable prisoner is at his fingertips: Noah’s wife, Maia, whose newfound faith means bitter humiliation for the king and an opportunity for Amulon to seize power.

Amulon’s disavowed daughter Raquel has plans of her own. Despite her grief, she is determined to begin a new life in the colony Alma and his followers are building. When Lamanites plunder and burn her settlement, Raquel and her young son are forced to flee to the waters of Mormon.

Drama and danger escalate as Alma the Elder organizes the Lord’s Church and baptizes its members, bringing an outpouring of divine grace and power. But even as they rejoice, the believers have profound and perilous trials to face, from the outward threat of Amulon’s treachery to the inward threat of pride and disobedience.

The Perfect Liar by Brenda Novak

Title: The Perfect Liar (The Last Stand #5)

Author: Brenda Novak

Publisher: Mira

Release Date: September 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-0778327240

Size: 448 pages, 4×6″ mass market paperback

Genre: Mystery

Series: The Last Stand

Caution: This book may contain objectionable content.

Read Chapter 1 HERE.

Obsession leads to lies…

When Air Force Captain Luke Trussell opens his door one Sunday morning, he’s shocked to find the police—and even more shocked when they charge him with rape. He knows he made a mistake in judgment the night before, but he certainly didn’t force his attentions on the woman who’s been stalking him for months.

Problem is…Kalyna Harter has the bruises—and the DNA evidence—to make her claim convincing.

And lies can lead to murder!

Determined to isolate Luke, Kalyna goes to victims’ rights advocate Ava Bixby of The Last Stand, hoping Ava will help put Luke behind bars. But Ava soon realizes she’s defending the wrong victim.

Problem is…switching her support to Luke could be dangerous—especially when she falls for him. Because Kalyna won’t tolerate losing the man she wants to anyone. Least of all Ava…

The Hidden Branch by G.G. Vandagriff

Title: The Hidden Branch

Author: GG Vandagriff

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: August 29, 2009


Size: pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Paul Mardian is a shining example of the American dream. The grandson of an Armenian immigrant who fled to the United States during the genocide of 1915, Paul is a self- made industrial tycoon and one of the most eligible bachelors in the country. But the dream is shattered when Paul turns up dead and his valuable collection of ancient Armenian artifacts goes missing. Hired to find the murdered man’s heirs, professional genealogist Alexandra Campbell and her sidekick, Briggie, are brought to the swanky beaches of Southern California and a community of Armenian relatives who all seem to be hiding a secret. When another family member is suddenly murdered, Alex discovers there is more at stake than an unclaimed fortune or missing antiques, but piecing together Paul’s complicated family tree may be more dangerous than she ever anticipated.

Return of the Outlaw by Craig Curtis

Title: Return of the Outlaw

Author: Craig Curtis

Publisher: Granite

Release Date: August 25, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599360478

Size: 364 pgs, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical

Jeff Havens, a young civil war soldier, returns to his home in the west, expecting to be reunited with Anne, the girl he has loved since childhood. After experiencing the horrors of war he just wants to resume his life as if he had never left.

But, things have changed on the home front. Anne is engaged to marry another man. Having no family except his grandfather and an old trusted friend, Amado Lopez, the man who raised him, Jeff leaves again.

Seven years later a letter belatedly reaches him informing him of the death of this Grandfather. He decides it s time to go home.

Jeff learns, however, that many things have changed during his long absence: He has enemies he doesn’t even know, and he finds himself branded an outlaw and hunted like an animal for the very crimes they have committed. They have killed his friends and stolen his ranch, and there seem to be no way to stop them in their ceaseless quest for more land, money and power.

But Jeff vows he will do so or die trying.

Reiyalindis by Cory Poulson

Title: Reiyalindis

Author: Cory Poulson

Publisher: Sweetwater (Cedar Fort)

Release Date: August 8, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599552880

Size: 272 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

Vaelon Sahani’s destiny is about to confront him face to face and her name is Reiyalindis. To save their home from an unspeakable darkness, Reiyalindis, Vaelon, and their new allies form an unlikely band of adventurers who must put their prejudices aside to battle the evil confronting them. With shocking discoveries, bursts of humor, and danger around every corner, Reiyalindis is a thrilling fantasy, full of suspense, that will keep you guessing to the very last page.

Eliza’s Field of Faith by Rachelle Pace Castor

Title: Eliza’s Field of Faith

Author: Rachelle Pace Castor

Illustrator: Dixon Leavitt

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: August?

ISBN: 978-1-59811-658-8

Size: 32 pages, 8.5×11, hardcover

Genre: Picture Book

“When the prophet calls, it is as if God is calling. And I’m not about to tell God no.”

Three years is a long time, but that is how long Papa would be away on the Lord’s errand. Now it is up to Eliza and the rest of her family to make sure the wheat is planted in time to reap a good harvest. But because Papa is gone this year, everyone else in Dry Creek has seedlings sprouting before Eliza’s family is able to get their crop in the ground. Will harvest time bring abundance or yet another hungry season?

A beautifully illustrated tale based on a true story, Eliza’s Field of Faith shows how miracles sometimes happen in unexpected ways.

Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens

Title: Heavenly

Author: Jennifer Laurens

Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing

Release Date: August 15, 2009

ISBN: 978-1933963846

Size: 294 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Romantic Fantasy

Read excerpt here.

I met someone who changed everything. Matthias. My autistic sister’s guardian angel. Honest. Inspiring. Funny. Hot. And immortal. That was the problem.

What could I do? I did what any other girl would do—I fell in love with him. Zoë’s sister darts in front of cars. Her brother’s a pothead. Her parents are so overwhelmed; they don’t see Zoë lost in her broken life. Zoë escapes the only way she knows how: partying.

Matthias, a guardian sent from Heaven, watches over Zoë’s autistic sister. After Zoë is convinced he’s legit, angel and lost girl come together in a love that changes destiny. But Heaven on Earth can’t last forever.

The Ties That Bind by Kristen McKendry

Title: The Ties That Bind

Author: Kristen McKendry

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: August 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59811-800-1

Size: 208 pages, softcover

Genre: General

After losing both parents at a young age, Daniel McDonald grew up disconnected from his family history. Now, as he approaches the birth of his first child, he feels deeply unsettled about his severed familial bonds. Before Daniel can feel ready to be a father himself, he knows he must unravel the painful mystery of his past and make peace with what he finds. This quest begins as Daniel discovers the story of his grandmother, a woman of great faith who wanted nothing more than to have her family sealed together eternally, but whose untimely death led to the scattering of her offspring.

Daniel’s journey of understanding unfolds as he forms new connections with relatives he never knew he had and gains long-lost insight about the difficult circumstances that entangled his family tree. From a past riddled by abuse, abandonment, and alcoholism, Daniel comes to see himself and his future in a promising new light. Inspired by actual people and events, this novel poignantly imparts unforgettable lessons about love and loss, choice and accountability, and the everlasting ties that bind generations.

The Silence of Snow by Anita Stansfield

Title: The Silence of Snow (#5)

Author: Anita Stansfield

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: August 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59811-846-9

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General

Series: : The Sound of Rain, A Distant Thunder, Winds of Hope, Shelter from the Storm

“I love you,” Elizabeth whispered near his ear. A rush of memories overcame him in an instant: He thought of how she’d been at his side through every step that had led to this moment. He thought of her care and concern through his pain and illness. He thought of her faith and strength, her wisdom and insight. In that moment he felt as if they’d come full circle. . . . This was the moment in the life of a human being when everything was perfect, it was all worth it, and the memory of it would carry him through whatever lay ahead.

But how could Jayson have anticipated the trials awaiting him and his family? Faced with illness and setbacks that could quite possibly sabotage his resurgent career, Jayson must somehow find the faith and courage to weather these unexpected ordeals. In this spellbinding and satisfying final chapter of the Jayson Wolfe series, acclaimed LDS author Anita Stansfield tells an unforgettable story of love, loss— and one man’s unbreakable spirit.

Join Jayson and Elizabeth and all those near and dear to them as they embark on a remarkable and courageous journey that leads them to an ultimate reliance on God’s amazing grace.

Dragons of the Hourglass Mage by Hickman and Weis

Title: Dragons of the the Hourglass Mage (The Lost Chronicles, Vol 3)

Author: Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis

Publisher: Wizards of the Coast

Release Date: August 4, 2009

ISBN: 978-0786949168

Size: 352 pages, hardcover

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Dragons of the Dwarven Depths (v 1), Dragons of the Highland Skies (v2)

Between Chronicles and Legends, what made Raistlin aspire to godhood?

Raistlin Majere has become a Black Robe wizard and travels to Neraka, the lord city of the Dark Queen, ostensibly to work for her, though in reality he means to further his own quest for power. But Takhisis finds out that the dragon orb has entered her city and sends her draconians to find and destroy the wizard who has it in his possession. Before her agents can strike, though, Raistlin finds out that Takhisis means to take control of all wizardly magic. She has ordered Kitiara to set a trap for the Gods of Magic on the Night of the Eye, when all the high-ranking wizards will be in Neraka to celebrate.

As the forces of light, with help from the good dragons, are turning the tide of battle, Raistlin is forced to flee, for his foes are closing in on him. As the Dragon Highlords vie for the Crown of Power in the Temple of the Dark Queen, Raistlin Majere wages his own desperate battle against Takhisis in the dungeons below and meets again the brother he betrayed. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.

The Samaritan Bueno by Jack Weyland

Title: The Samaritan Bueno

Author: Jack Weyland

Publisher: Granite

Release Date: July 23, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599360423

Size: 192 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA

Dan and his two friends are asked to deliver a food box to a needy family. By mistake they deliver it to the wrong house and meet Maria, an undocumented mom and her two young kids. Over the next few weeks, as Dan becomes drawn into Maria’s life, his parents find themselves at a loss to deal with his uncharacteristic behavior.

Break Point Down: Game Over by Marthy Johnson

Title: Break Point Down: Game Over

Author: Marthy Johnson

Publisher: Publication Consultants

Release Date: August 10, 2009

ISBN: 978-1594331114

Size: 314 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: General

Kitt Buchanan is young, rich, a champion athlete at the top of his sport, and life is training, travel, and triumph. Talk shows, interviews, magazine articles, fan clubs. Unlimited bank accounts. Can he not be a self-indulgent jerk? Is it possible to be outrageously gifted and balanced too? His focus is a little ball, excellence, getting better and better in less and less. But life abruptly changes, and he has no one to blame but himself. And a few others. But who? And why? And where is the line between courage and stupidity? In Break Point Down a repeat Grand Slam champion follows a dream that quickly gets away from him. Now the skills that made him a champion must make him a man.

Methods of Madness by Stephanie Black

Title: Methods of Madness

Author: Stephanie Black

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: August 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59811-730-1

Size: 248 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Suspense

It’s been three years since the terrible night Emily Ramsey suffered a double tragedy—the death of her sister and the disappearance of her fiancé. She deserves another chance at happiness, and gentle, adorable Zach Sullivan is the perfect man to mend her shattered heart. But from the moment Emily opens the hand-carved box holding a glittering diamond solitaire, she’s seized by an unshakeable fear: she’s going to lose Zach.

That’s exactly what Monica, Zach’s ex-girlfriend, is banking on. Bitter with envy, Monica will stop at nothing to sabotage Zach and Emily’s romance. Troubling notes show up in Emily’s mailbox, fanning the flames of suspicion. A bloody photograph sends her reeling. But when someone is brutally murdered, will Emily be able to escape suspicion and the possibility that she might be next?

Second Chances by Linda Chadwick

Title: Second Chances

Author: Linda Chadwick

Publisher: Bonneville Books/Cedar Fort

Release Date: August 8, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599553047

Size: 240 pages, softcover

Genre: Romance

He slowly sat down in the porch swing. Even though it was not raining, he thought he could hear the rain falling softly from a darkened sky. He imagined Barbara sitting beside him, a sweet smile on her beautiful face and her silky brown hair blowing in the breeze.
Suddenly, the front door opened, and a small, elderly woman stepped out onto the porch. Can I help you? she asked abruptly.

Embarrassed, Larry jumped out of the swing. I . . . I used to live in this house . . . I was . . . reminiscing . . . he tried to explain. He quickly came to his senses. I m sorry to have bothered you. I ll be going now.

Still grieving over the loss of his wife, forty-one-year-old Larry Porter is facing challenges that no father should ever have to face. Almost overnight he becomes both father and mother to his three children, and they aren t having anything to do with him. A former workaholic, he now regrets being an absentee parent, but doesn t know how to make amends. Soon, Larry comes to understand that his children are more important to him than anything else. He must change the path they are on or lose them forever.

This tender and thought-provoking story will bring you face-to-face with the realities of losing a loved one. It will touch your heart, lift your spirit, and inspire you to tackle your own challenges with determination and hope.

Shadows of Eden by Timothy F. Bone

Title: Shadows of Eden

Author: Timothy F. Bone

Publisher: Bonneville

Release Date: August 8, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599552682

Size: 256 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Mystery

A missing scientist. An unspeakable experiment. A dark intelligence erasing every trace of both. Del Price is no ordinary private detective and against all odds, he will find his way to the most unlikely of places, and there, in the shadows of Eden, he will discover the price for the knowledge of good and evil.

Pingo by Brandon Mull & Brandon Dorman

Title: Pingo

Author: Brandon Mull

Illustrator: Brandon Dorman

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Release Date: August 5, 2009

ISBN: 978-1606411094

Size: 32 pages, hardcover

Genre: Children’s Picture Book

What happens when your imaginary friend becomes your imaginary enemy? New York Times bestselling author Brandon Mull and No.1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Brandon Dorman team up in this new children s picture book that explores the meaning of friendship and imagination.

Like many kids his age, Chad has an imaginary friend. His friend was Pingo. The two would fight ninjas, brew magical potions, and float in zero gravity. Each day was a fun-filled adventure, until Chad decided he was too old to have an imaginary friend. But Pingo wasn’t ready to leave Chad alone, and started tormenting him and causing all kinds of mischief. Can this once inseparable duo ever be friends again? Paired with charming illustrations, Pingo is a delightful read-out-loud picture book for children ages 3 and up.

The Undaunted by Gerald N. Lund

Title: The Undaunted

Author: Gerald N. Lund

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: August 5, 2009


Size: 6×9, hardcover

Genre: Historical

The journey was impossible.
But they had no other choice.

At the call of their prophet, they left well-established farms and businesses to strike out yet again into the untamed wilderness. A small band of men, women, and children formed the 1879 pioneer company.

Their mission: stand as a buffer between lawlessness and civilization.

Their road: only what they created themselves, blasting out a perilous trail over slick rock and through desolate cliffs.

Their hearts: UNDAUNTED

When it comes to creating spellbinding historical fiction, nobody does it quite like Gerald N. Lund. In The Undaunted, he transports readers first to the coal mines of Yorkshire, then across the ocean and the plains to the territory of Utah, where, even in 1879, there is pioneering to be done.

A little-known and perhaps even less- appreciated chapter in the Church’s history comes to life in this gripping story of a stalwart group of Saints called to create a settlement to serve as a buffer between the established communities of Utah and the lawless frontier of the Four Corners area. Their challenge will be enormous—but the biggest part of it just may be getting there in the first place.

The Sister Pact by Cami Checketts

Title: The Sister Pact

Author: Cami Checketts

Publisher: Bonneville Books (Cedar Fort)

Release Date: August 1, 2009

ISBN: 978-1599552675

Size: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romantic Suspense

After a tragic fall leaves her sister in a coma, Savannah becomes the prime suspect in the investigation. Desperately hoping to prove her innocence, she convinces detective Noah Shumway to stay by her side at all times. But the close quarters prove too much for them to handle.

Can Savannah find the proof she needs to show Noah she s not a monster? And how can she rely on her faith and keep her family safe when it seems all hope is lost?

The Sister Pact is a thrilling story of action, suspense, and love. Full of unexpected twists, this book will keep you guessing until the very last page.

Elena, Woman of Courage by Linda Weaver Clarke

Title: Elena, Woman of Courage

Author: Linda Weaver Clarke

Publisher: American Book Publishing

Release Date: August 3, 2009

ISBN: 978-1-59811-625-0

Size: 272 pages, softcover

Genre: Historical Romance

When a woman settles into a strict conservative town as the newest doctor, a slew of problems begin to arise. The town is not ready for a female doctor, let alone one so strong and independent. Elena Yeates, the town’s newest doctor, must struggle to prove herself in this western town, while keeping her composure, poise and femininity. As she fights to prove herself, the town’s most eligible bachelor finds it a challenge to see if he can win her heart.

With the 1920s rise of women’s rights, this novel gives you great insight at the struggles women had to go through, all the while watching a young love blossom!