Evading Babylon by Chad Daybell

Go ye out from Babylon; gather ye out from among the nations. Doctrine and Covenants 133:7

In the near future, the world as we know it will suddenly change. Natural disasters will lead to economic difficulties, leaving the United States on the edge of collapse. During this time of strife, members of the LDS Church will be invited by their leaders to survive the civil unrest by gathering to holy refuges.

In the midst of the turmoil, recently returned missionary Nathan Foster joins a secret team of men who help the Saints escape modern society’s implosion. Nathan is expected to devote all of his time and energy to this cause, but he faces a major personal obstacle in doing so—Marie Shaw.

Nathan has admired Marie since their high school days, and now she’s showing genuine interest in him as well. However, more national trouble erupts including acts of bioterrorism on U.S. soil that not only threatens to tear apart their relationship, but puts their lives in deep peril.

Title: Evading Babylon (Times of Turmoil, book 1)

Author: Chad Daybell

Publisher: Spring Creek Books

Release Date: June 15, 2012

ISBN: 978-1932898965

Size: 287 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction

Adventures of Lilli and Zane: The Golden Flute by Catherine Lanigan

She held up the flashlight and this time a very odd symbol caught her eye. It was a round ring and inside the ring was a pyramid and superimposed over it was a cross, like the cross hairs on a gun site.

Instinctively, she reached out to touch the symbol.

Just before impact, an electrical spark from the symbol on the wall to her fingers shot through her.

Teen treasure hunters Lilli and Zane have grown up in a world of ancient artifacts, coded messages, and long-buried mysteries. But there’s no telling what they’ll unearth when they face off against the infamous Zorav and his even-more-menacing advisor.

With the fate of the world in their hands, Lilli and Zane will have to stay one step ahead of danger, find the treasured artifacts, and keep them far away from their enemies or face death—and maybe even worse.

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Title: Adventures of Lilli and Zane: The Golden Flute

Author: Catherine Lanigan*

Publisher: Sweetwater/CFI

Release Date: June 12, 2012

ISBN: 978-1462110230

Size: 304 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Fantasy


*I think she’s LDS. Anyone know for sure?

Murder by the Way by Betsy Brannon Green

As Kennedy Killingsworth prepares to step into the next phase of her life alongside her soon-to-be husband, Luke, the past reemerges and interrupts with full force.

Luke is suddenly called away to testify at a Marine Corps trial and is forced to leave Kennedy soon after they are declared husband and wife. Then an old business associate, Drake Langston, announces he is returning to Midway to finish renovating the town and needs Kennedy’s help to smooth things over with the locals. Kennedy jumps on board to distract herself from Luke’s absence. Little does she know that there will soon be plenty to distract her.

After an unexplainable prison van accident leaves a woman dead and three prisoners missing, the town feels rattled and worried. As Kennedy (and her ex-husband, Cade) gets involved in investigating the crash, more and more mysterious events unfold, and if she’s not careful, she could be the next murder by the way.

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Title: Murder by the Way (Book 3)

Author: Betsy Brannon Green

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: June 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-1621081234

Size: 336 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Suspense

Series: Murder by the Book (bk 1), Murder by Design (bk 2)

The Lady and the Fool by Kristen D. Randle

When young Thomas falls afoul of his hot-tempered Lord, the beautiful Lady Avvin seizes the opportunity to corral her minions and drag them off on a mad-cap escape.

Flaunting tradition and probably good sense, she leads her motley crew off on a journey of mayhem and mystery—straight through to the very heart of magic. The adventure is nearly enough to break the sanity of poor practical-minded Giddy. But who can fight magic?

Plenty of broad shoulders and broken hearted villains in this one—love gone awry, honor in peril.

Will Avvin save Thomas? Can anyone? And will all end happily ever after? For certainly, in the end, Avvin gets more than she ever bargained for. Or does she?

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Title: The Lady and the Fool

Author: Kristen D. Randle

Publisher: Ponymoon Press

Release Date: June 16, 2012

ISBN: 978-1477676127

Size: 320 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Fantasy

August Fortress by Andrea Pearson

Jacob Clark’s most dangerous quest yet is just beginning. He and his friends must rescue the powerful Shiengols from August Fortress, where they’ve been held captive for nearly fifteen years. But deadly Lorkon traps are everywhere and affect all involved—even Jacob. To succeed, he’ll have to master more of his powers and put aside distractions from his ordinary life.

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Title: August Fortress (Kilenya #3)

Author: Andrea Pearson

Publisher: Self

Release Date: June 11, 2012


Size: 237 pages, ebook

Genre: YA Fantasy

Kilenya Series: The Key of Kilenya (bk 1), The Ember Gods (bk 2)

Evertaster by Adam Glendon Sidwell

When eleven-year-old Guster Johnsonville rejects his mother’s casserole for the umpteenth time, she takes him into the city of New Orleans to find him something to eat. There, in a dark, abandoned corner of the city they meet a dying pastry maker. In his last breath he entrusts them with a secret: an ancient recipe that makes the most delicious taste the world will ever know — a taste that will change the fate of humanity forever.

Forced to flee by a cult of murderous chefs, the Johnsonvilles embark on a perilous journey to ancient ruins, faraway jungles and forgotten caves. Along the way they discover the truth: Guster is an Evertaster — a kid so picky that nothing but the legendary taste itself will save him from starvation. With the sinister chefs hot on Guster’s heels and the chefs’ reign of terror spreading, Guster and his family must find the legendary taste before it’s too late.

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Title: Evertaster

Author: Adam Glendon Sidwell

Publisher: Future House Publishing (Trident Media Group)

Release Date: June 14, 2012

ISBN: 978-1441473844

Size: 304 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure

The Guardians of Elijah’s Fire by Frank L. Cole

“There’s no time to explain. I called you because I think you may be in danger, and I don’t want to be responsible for this. You’ve got to get help. I’ll do what I can to stop them.”

“Why am I in danger?” I asked, becoming alarmed.

“Things aren’t going according to plan, and they’re going to try something else.”

Just when she thought she was safe, Amber learns she’s become a target and it seems even her closest allies can t be trusted. Now Amber, Trendon, and the whole gang are facing their most terrifying enemy yet.

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Title: The Guardians of Elijah’s Fire

Author: Frank L. Cole

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: June 12, 2012

ISBN: 978-1462110575

Size: 215 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Series: The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter (bk 1)

Open Fire: J. Golden Kimball Takes on the South by Scott M. Hurst

Elder Rich finally ended with a solemnly pronounced “amen.” Golden added his amen and opened his eyes.

Four ragtag-looking hillbillies with rifles stood watching them. They’d evidently heard the elders from the road and had been watching them while they prayed. The one with the longest rifle and the least amount of teeth looked at them coldly. “Ya’ll ain’t from ’round here, are ya?”

Golden had never been much of a runner, but the staccato pop of gunfire gave him wings as he and Elder Rich burned the breeze through the trees and brush.

J. Golden Kimball is as happy as a pig in spring mud until he receives an unexpected mission call to the South. In this fast-paced story filled with holy hijinks and missionary mayhem, Golden squares off with his characteristic cowboy sense of humor against everything from spiteful preachers to the threat of death at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan.

Join Golden as he takes on the South with these unbelievable but true stories.

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Title: Open Fire: J. Golden Kimball Takes on the South

Author: Scott M. Hurst

Publisher: Bonneville Books/CFI

Release Date: June 12, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559070

Size: 288 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical

The Vampire and the Highland Empath by Clover Autrey

Roque leaned over the woman and smoothed back her hair with a tenderness he didn’t know he still possessed. Soft as silk.

“Wake up, Sleeping Beauty.”

Snaking an arm beneath her shoulders, he lifted her—and plunged his teeth into the vulnerable hollow of her neck.

Ecstasy flooded his veins. He hadn’t tasted blood in so long, the beast fully awoke. Hungry. So hungry.

Edeen, an empath from 13th Century Scotland, is caught in a sleeping enchantment for almost a thousand years. The venom of a vampire is the only thing that can wake her, but it turns out there are worse evils than vampires when she awakens in 1941 Scotland with a supernatural Nazi on her tail.

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Title: The Vampire and the Highland Empath (book 2)

Author: Clover Autrey

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: June 12, 2012

ISBN: 978-1477641262

Size: 172 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Fantasy, Romance

Highland Sorceror Series: Highland Sorceror (bk 1)

Carnival Girl by Sonja Herbert

Fourteen-year-old Sonja has always known there is a God who loves her. But when you spend your life on the road with the carnival, traveling the country in a tiny caravan home, it’s hard to imagine a normal, churchgoing life.

Everything changes when Sonja meets two Mormon missionaries. Even though her parents don’t approve, her brothers and sisters taunt her, and her whole life is on the move, Sonja can’t help how she feels. Now she’ll have to choose between the carnival and her convictions, between her family and her faith.

Based on a true story.

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Title: Carnival Girl

Author: Sonja Herbert

Publisher: Cedar Fort

Release Date: June 12, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559964

Size: 216 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical; Memoir

Quickened Chronicles: The Rifts of Rime by Steven L. Peck

“There is one thing which might show some commitment on your part…”

“Name it!” The Thane relaxed again on his spear.

“Deliver the Tail, alive, here, alone, one week from tonight.” The Wolf sat back on the grass of the meadow.

“I will send him, but you must kill him yourself. Agreed?”

The Wolf licked her chops. “Agreed.”

In a world overtaken by greed and a ruthless, power-hungry dictator, Pinecone knows he’s no warrior. But when he’s entrusted with the sacred Scroll of Quickening, an ancient record that holds great power, Pinecone must summon the courage to protect the scroll. If he doesn’t, its secrets will be lost forever.

Meanwhile, Pinecone’s friend Leafe is mounting a makeshift rebellion to fend off the Thane, whose evil might grows stronger every day. But her efforts may force her into some troubling alliances.


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Title: Quickened Chronicles: The Rifts of Rime

Author: Steven L. Peck

Publisher: Sweetwater/Cedar Fort

Release Date: June 12, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559674

Size: 280 pages, 5.5 x 8, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Uneasy Fortunes by Mandi Ellsworth

He couldn’t help but wonder when he’d become so violent. He had in the last few weeks threatened two men and gotten into two fights. He hadn’t fought anyone since his pa had died. He drew a deep breath, trying to calm his anger at the man he’d just encountered, and as he inhaled a second time, his mind registered a pleasant smell. In fact, it had become his favorite scent. He looked down and inhaled again, this time aware it was coming from June’s hair. He realized suddenly how close she was and that he had his arm around her.

Pete tightened his hold on her. She was the reason. She was his reason for making a complete idiot of himself.

Battered by his previous life, Pete knows he has no business falling for anyone—especially his employer’s headstrong daughter. After all, the only thing romance has brought him in the past is more pain.

With a past of her own, June’s much too stubborn to let any man into her heart again. Not after the hurt she’s suffered already. But even time can’t treat all wounds. And that’s when love steps in to make things right.

Inspired by a true story of the post-Civil War South, this gentle, rustic romance will leave you with a renewed hope in the healing power of real love.

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Title: Uneasy Fortunes

Author: Mandi Ellsworth

Publisher: Sweetwater/CFI

Release Date: June 12, 2012

ISBN: 978-1599559858

Size: 240 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Historical

Broken by C.K. Bryant

With Kira injured and dying, Octavion’s last hope is to plead with the king of Panthera for a cure. But King Ramla’s magic isn’t free. The price he asks Octavion to pay goes against everything he’s fought so hard to protect and could destroy his bond with Kira.

Will Octavion trade his crown and swear allegiance to a kingdom feared by all, or will he sacrifice the woman he loves to remain faithful to his father and Xantara?

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Title: Broken (The Crystor, book 2)

Author: C.K. Bryant

Publisher: CreateSpace/Self

Release Date: June 7, 2012

ISBN: 978-1477603000

Size: 362 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

The Crystor Series: Bound (bk 1)

The Shapeshifter’s Secret by Heather Ostler

She tried telling herself to stop, but it was useless. Something had fully claimed her mind and body. A sound began to erupt from inside her chest, a deep sort of growl that seized her entire being. She felt as if a grizzly bear were inside her, trying to escape. And then a deafening roar echoed from her mouth, only inches away from Lancer’s face.

It took everything inside of her not to attack him.

Like any sixteen-year-old, Julia’s used to dealing with problems. From her overprotective father to her absent mother to a teacher who definitely has it in for her. But everything changes when Julia’s reactions become oddly vicious and angry—more animal than human.

Julia is finally discovering what—not who—she is.

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Title: The Shapeshifter’s Secret

Author: Heather Ostler

Publisher: Sweetwater/CFI

Release Date: June 12, 2012

ISBN: 978-1462110339

Size: 328 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: YA Paranormal

Rogue Wave by Christie Anderson

After five months of blissful pretending, Sadie and Rayne are practically the couple of the year. At least, according to Sadie’s friends at school they are.

But she knows the truth. Their feelings are just an illusion. Now, with graduation and college right around the corner, Sadie realizes she can’t put off the inevitable any longer. She has to make a choice. Take the easy way out and run away from her problems, as usual, or move forward with courage and discover her own destiny.

But when Ash Hastings, the son of the black-eyed man who almost drove Sadie to her death last November and Rayne’s supposed best friend, makes an unnerving appearance in Sadie’s life again, the path to her future takes an unexpected turn.

And this time, Sadie’s life isn’t the only one in danger.

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Title: Rogue Wave (The Water Keepers, book 2)

Author: Christie Anderson

Publisher: Self

Release Date: June 1, 2012


Size: ebook (Print version coming soon)

Genre: YA Paranormal

The Water Keepers Series:  Deep Blue Secret (Book 1)

Altercation by Tamara Hart Heiner

The FBI promises Jacinta Rivera and her friends that they are safe. Jaci wants desperately to believe them but weeks of hiding from their kidnapper, alias “The Hand”, have left her wary. Hidden from the public eye in an FBI safe house, Jaci must reconcile both the mysterious disappearance of her father and the murder of her best friend.

A betrayal lands Jaci back in the grasp of The Hand, shattering her ability to trust and leaving her to wonder if she will ever piece together her broken life.

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Title: Altercation

Author: Tamara Hart Heiner

Publisher: WiDo Publishing

Release Date: June 5, 2012

ISBN: 978-1937178215

Size: 250 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: YA Suspense

Series: Perilous (bk 1)

Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram

Ellie’s sweet sixteen is a summer of firsts. First car. First kiss. First boyfriend. First serial-killing stalker?

Hockey-obsessed tomboy Eleanor Westley has never been the object of a guy’s affection before. So when the hottest boy she’s ever seen moves in across the street and starts treating her like she’s the center of his universe, naturally she’s going to be a little skeptical. But everything starts to make sense when girls who look just like Ellie start dying all around the city. Obviously the new guy is the killer, and of course he only likes her because he wants to slice her into tiny pieces. Right?

The more Ellie gets to know Seth the more she’s convinced he’s a psychopathic killer. The problem is he’s the sweetest psychopathic killer she’s ever met. Not to mention he’s brutally hot. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t help but fall for him.

Will Ellie find true love, or will her summer of firsts turn out to be a summer of lasts?


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Title: Serial Hottie

Author: Kelly Oram

Publisher: Bluefields (self)

Release Date: June 5, 2012

ISBN: 978-0985627713

Size: 404 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: YA Romantic Suspense

Surrender by Elana Johnson

Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…

Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.

All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn.

Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque….

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Title: Surrender

Author: Elana Johnson

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Release Date: June 5, 2012

ISBN: 978-1442445680

Size: 480 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Young Adult Dystopian

Series: Possession (bk 1)

The Golden Boy by Kristen Randle

Okay, this is about me, Brandon, the kid who owned the whole entire world for at least two and a half hours.

So listen—if anybody ever tries to tell you that you’re just average? Do NOT listen to them. They have no idea whatsoever.

If you read this, you should probably get some really long paper—like a roll of toilet paper or something—so you can take notes on the dumb junk that happens in here, so you won’t do the same dumb junk if this ever happens to you.

And don’t think it won’t. Just don’t mess with magic, is all. Super big mistake.

All this stuff was really scary when it happened to me. But when I read the way she told it in this book? It was pretty funny.

What? You thought I was going to write down all this stuff myself?

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Title: The Golden Boy

Author: Kristen Randle

Publisher: Ponymoon Press

Release Date: June 4, 2012

ISBN: 978-1477602768

Size: 170 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Reality Check by Karen Tuft

After college graduation, Lucy Kendrick heads home with big plans for work, travel, and relishing her freedom—which means no romantic entanglements. But her two best friends have other ideas. Lucy is seriously steamed when she realizes they’ve signed her up to be a contestant on the reality dating show Soulmates, but she decides not to renege and soon finds herself in Los Angeles a small-town Mormon girl vying for the love of millionaire bachelor Ethan Glass.

At first this cute, smart, fun young woman, who would rather pray than party, bewilders Ethan. But his interest and admiration grow with every encounter. However, the conniving associate producer is determined to stir up some made-for-TV drama and takes strides to make this reality television show anything but real. When the show finally airs, Lucy has been recast as someone she unquestionably is not. Lucy is left humiliated in front of the world, and Ethan is left wondering who the Lucy is that he was falling in love with. Will the duplicities that have created this humiliation ever come to light? And will the truth emerge too late for the would-be soulmates?

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Title: Reality Check

Author: Karen Tuft

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: June 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-1608613977

Size: 304 pages, 6×9, softcover

Genre: Romance

New by J Adams

Cosset is a lost soul with nothing left to live for.

Chance Hunter is a man on a mission. Desperately in love, he is willing to do anything, be anything, and give everything that he is to show Cosset that life is still worth living. He is bound and determined to heal her battle-weary heart and claim it as his own.

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Title: New

Author: J Adams

Publisher: Jewel of the West

Release Date: June 1, 2012

ISBN: 978-0615651514

Size: 46 pages, 5.5 x 8.5, softcover

Genre: Romance

*This book is too short to be eligible for a Whitney Award

Frogspell by Danyelle Leafty

A fairy godmother on probation needs a certain kind of story. A story that lets her make the best possible impression. A story with a neat Happily Ever After just waiting to happen.

This isn’t that story.

Instead, Nerissa’s DID (Damsel in Distress) has a heart that only a mother could love, and a stepsister with a sweet disposition and a striking resemblance to the girls Nerissa has worked with in the past.

If Nerissa wants to bring about a Happily Ever After for this story, she’s also going to need a prince, a touch of criminal ingenuity, and a whole lot of luck.
But when the Prince Charming Nerissa kidnapped for the occasion falls for the stepsister instead of her DID, she’s going to need to make some tough decisions. Follow her heart and help the stepsister, unofficially, of course? Or fulfill her contract—even if that means helping her DID take over the kingdom?

Frogspell is a retelling of The Bluebird.

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Title: Frogspell (The Fairy Godmother Dilemma, Book 4)

Author: Danyelle Leafty

Publisher: Danyelle Leafty

Release Date: June 2, 2012


Size: 262 pages, ebook

Genre: YA Fantasy

Series: Catspell (bk 1), Firespell (bk 2), Applespell (bk3)

With All My Love, Misty by Misty DiLello Covington

He comes from a dysfunctional home where the brothers were involved with violence and drug use. She comes from a supportive, loving family environment. Both are Mormons. Both served missions for their church. She works in a drug rehab facility as a counselor. He comes to the facility on a court-ordered drug rehab program. It is where they meet: Dino DiLello, the charismatic and natural leader, too often on the wrong side of the law and Misty Squire, the pretty blonde social worker eighteen years his junior, who has a firm commitment to doing what’s right.

Dino and Misty are drawn together in a powerful love that surprises them both. They are married and face a bright and hopeful future. Dino has left his lawless past behind him. Or has he? The night that changes everything brings up troubling questions.

As Misty comes to terms with her worst fears, she must also decide at what cost to pursue the truth behind that night. And somehow she must learn to live with a grief that seems to break her heart beyond all healing.


Title: With All My Love, Misty: Memoir of a Broken Heart

Author: Misty DiLello Covington

Publisher: WiDo Publishing

Release Date: May 22, 2012

ISBN: 978-1937178161

Size: 200 pages, 5×8, softcover

Genre: Memoir

Come to Zion: The Winds and the Waves by Dean Hughes

Will Lewis is stuck. the class system in England in the 1840s seems destined to keep him in his place as a poor tenant farmer who cannot improve his lot and will never be able to marry the woman he loves. But the “new religion” that is sweeping through congregations of the United Brethren, Will’s church, may hold the key to the better life he longs for. As he listens to the preaching of Wilford Woodruff, he almost dares to hope for the Zion the young Apostle describes.

Will’s struggles to believe and to face the rigors of immigrating to an unknown land are paralleled by the modern-day story of Jeff and Abby, a young married couple facing challenges of their own. When Jeff begins digging into his family history, he finds himself particularly drawn to “Grandpa Lewis,” an ancestor whose life was more like his than he would have imagined.

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Title: Come the Zion: The Winds and the Waves

Author: Dean Hughes

Publisher: Deseret Book

Release Date: May 29, 2012


Size: 444 pages, 6×9, hardcover

Genre: Historical