May 30, 2018

Bookshelf PLUS Reading Challenge

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I have been challenged to see how many books I can read 
for FREE during the month of June using Bookshelf PLUS

I AM ON BOOK 6 :)

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BOOK 6 - CONVICTION by Robbin J. Peterson
Started 16 June - 
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After a rocky start as a missionary in Ukraine, Elder Neal Christensen is struggling to learn the Russian language and embrace an unfamiliar life away from his small Northern California town. And in an instant, a peculiar encounter with the wrong people changes everything. Dragged from his apartment in the dead of night, Neal is taken to prison and charged with the theft of a priceless museum piece. As days turn into weeks, he is thrown into a world of uncertainty where he must rely on the only person he can trust—the Savior. And as his Russian slowly improves within the prison walls, he begins preaching the gospel in the last place he imagined proselytizing. But when civil unrest erupts in Ukraine, the now-familiar routine of imprisonment is over. Neal is trapped in the chaos, and with his life on the line, his only hope of survival is escape. Yet he learns too late that there is as much danger awaiting him outside the prison walls as within. 

Someone has gone to great lengths to incriminate the young missionary, and they will stop at nothing to silence him forever.

BOOK 5 - LOVING LIEUTENANT LANCASTER by Sarah M. Eden
Audiobook is FREE with PLUS
Started 10 June - Finished 16 June
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Orphaned as a child, Arabella Hampton was the unwanted and unloved charge of a cruel aunt and neglectful uncle. The only light in her young life was the kindness of the Jonquil family, and she clung to the childish dream of someday living with them at Lampton Park. Now, years later, that opportunity is presented to Arabella in a most unexpected way: she is to be the lady’s companion to the dowager countess. As she takes up residence at the estate, the young woman soon finds that life at the Park is far more complicated than she imagined. The lines of her position are blurred, and she is neither family nor servant. So when the countess plans a grand house party, Arabella is content to hide in the shadows. But one gentleman sees her there.

Lieutenant Linus Lancaster has retired from the navy and is not looking for love, especially when he finds himself entangled in his sisters’ scheme to trap him into finding a wife at a house party at Lampton Park. Yet amid the festivities, he’s impossibly drawn to the dowager’s quiet companion, Arabella. Their regard for each other is undeniable, but they are haunted by their pasts. Can the two find a way to bridge their worlds?

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A wonderfully tender book!
I highly recommend anything Sarah M. Eden writes.
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BOOK 4 - MISS WILTON'S WALTZ by Josi S. Kilpack
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Started 4 June - Finished 10 June

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Lenora Wilton has spent her life hiding behind the keys of her beloved pianoforte and the vibrancy of her younger sister, Cassie. But Lenora is ready for a change and travels to Bath to live with her Aunt Gwen and teach music at an all-girls boarding school. She is different in Bath more comfortable with herself and enjoys the freedom and independence of her new life there. When Lenora meets Aiden Asher, she finds herself attracted to him, but her unexpected feelings become more complicated when she learns that Catherine Lenora s newest and most troublesome student in the school is Mr. Asher's niece. Catherine is a difficult student, and Lenora works hard to make progress with the girl.

When the chemistry between Lenora and Aiden increases, they share a passionate kiss by the River Avon, and Lenora feels it is the beginning of a new forever until she learns that Aiden has withheld an important detail about his life that changes everything.

Lenora closes her heart to him, and Aiden, caught between his obligation and his heart, must do what he can to make amends. And Lenora, after years of hiding from everyone and everything, faces a decision only she can make.

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What a FABULOUS book!
Absolutely loved the story line.
I highly recommend this one!
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BOOK 3 - BE OF GOOD CHEER by Hank Smith
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Started 4 June - Finished 4 June
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In his latest talk, Hank Smith shares a warm message of hope amidst the adversities of life. As always, Hank uses humor, teachings from the scriptures, and tender stories from his own life to make his point. He says that one of the best ways to be of good cheer when nothing seems to go right is to learn to laugh. Quoting from a study on the subject, Brother Smith says: "Laughing lowers your blood pressure, it reduces your stress hormone levels, it raises the level of infection-fighting antibodies, it lowers your blood sugar, it improves your memory, and triggers the release of endorphins. It will extend your life and make the lives of all around you more enjoyable." The good news is, Hank's message will make you laugh as it helps you keep the commandment to "Be of good cheer."

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While this is technically not a book-- I love that with PLUS I get FREE access to many "talks." I so needed to hear this talk today. It was funny, uplifting, and a great reminder to "be of good cheer" no matter what is going on in your life right now. Hank Smith is a FANTASTIC speaker.
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BOOK 2 - UNDERCURRENTS by Traci Hunter Abramson
eBook and/or Audiobook is FREE with PLUS (I am reading the ebook)
Started 2 June - Finished 3 June
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Shaye Kendall, an Olympic-bound swimmer, has been in the witness protection program ever since she witnessed her boyfriend's murder. She now has a new name, a new life, and strict orders not to reveal her secret.

But fitting into a community is hard when you can't tell people anything about yourself. When she learns that one of her new friends, Matt Whitmore, is LDS, she can't even tell him that she's a Mormon too. She doesn't dare get involved. The fact that Matt's father is a high-profile senator could give her the kind of exposure she doesn't need. How can you fall in love when you can never reveal who you really are?

But when someone almost takes her life, Shaye recognizes that whoever is after her knows exactly who and where she is. Can she trust Matt to help her? Can she trust his family?

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I have read all of Traci's Saint Squad series, but have never taken the time to read this series-- WOW! I could not put it down! What an amazing story!
Can't wait to "dive" into the others.
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BOOK 1 - CHEERS TO ETERNITY by Al and Ben Carraway
Audiobook is FREE with PLUS and is read by the authors
Started 1 June - Finished 2 June
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Author of the bestseller More than the Tattooed Mormon, Al Carraway and her husband, Ben, remind you that marriage isn't supposed to be "serious and hard." A successful marriage is one that you build as a team—emphasizing constant communication, working through hard times together, and (above all) remembering to put God first.

Written for singles, newlyweds, and marriage veterans, Cheers to Eternity will help you bring new insights into your relationships, keep life in perspective, and make the rest of your life here and in eternity exciting, amazing and meaningful.

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I absolutely LOVED this book! Be sure to get the audiobook as it is so fun to hear Al and Ben interact with each other as they tell you their background stories and all the lessons they have learned. I can testify to all the things they teach-- my husband and I have been married for 36 years and we practice all of the things they teach about -- but even so -- this book helped us remember where our focus should be as we plan to be together for eternity.
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May 29, 2018

Safe Haven

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SAFE HAVEN
by Jean Holbrook Mathews

With her family left destitute by her father’s recent death, Susanna Thayer believes her only hope is to marry life-long friend Jonathan Burnley.

But Jonathan heeds the counsel of his father, an unscrupulous lawyer, to marry a cousin of greater wealth and position, and Susanna is forced to endure grueling labor in a cotton mill far from her remaining family.

When she and her best friend, Jane, become involved with the Mormon Church and are thus dismissed from employment, they use their meager savings for travel to New York, where they join a company of Saints bound for California. 

Yet Susanna’s efforts to build a new life are marked by continued misfortune — and continued encounters with Jonathan. 

Now a wealthy widower, Jonathan offers Susanna safe haven for the future, but can she forgive him for abandoning her in the past?

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Filled with raw emotions, pains, trials, friendship, and love, 
Susanna is guided to a better place...
LOVED IT!
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May 26, 2018

My Dearest Enemy

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MY DEAREST ENEMY
by Jennifer Moore

Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada, 1812

Struggling alone on the family farm, Abigail Tidwell knows exactly who is to blame for her hardships: the Americans. If it weren't for their part in the war, her father and brothers would be home rather than fighting abroad. But no amount of antipathy could have prepared her for the shocking sight of a wounded American soldier on her property, a man in dire need of her help. Grudgingly, Abigail tends to the soldier's injuries and anticipates the satisfaction of turning him over to the authorities once he is healed. But fate has other plans.

Captain Emmett Prescott remembers little of the ambush on his men by a group of Shawnee Indians and even less about how he arrived in the unfamiliar barn. After being nursed back to health by beautiful, if reluctant, Abigail, Emmett would do anything to save the men he left behind—including forcibly enlisting Abigail's help. Soon, Abigail finds herself caught between two countries at war. And as her attraction for Emmett grows, her conflicted heart engages in its own silent battle. But when she is accused of treason for her actions, her survival rests in the hands of the very man she once considered her enemy.

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I LOVE Jennifer Moore's books!
They are wonderfully unique-- filled with love and adventure.
I highly recommend all of her books!
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May 12, 2018

You Are Magnificent

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YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT
by Ganel-Lyn Condie

In a world where many women wonder if they measure up, the quest for perfection can be exhausting!

For those who are overloaded and overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy comes an authentic and powerful lifeline of reassurance by best-selling author and popular motivational speaker Ganel-Lyn Condie.

Featuring lessons taught through scripture, Church leaders, and personal experience, this inspirational book highlights the eternal strength inherent in and available to every woman. 

Readers will laugh, cry, and feel supported as they live their earthly missions with renewed peace and confidence. 

From the innate beauty of daughters of God to the gift of self-acceptance to the transcendent power of Christ’s grace, sisters in every stage of life will be inspired to live more freely and fearlessly by learning to embrace their eternal potential and realize they are already more than enough—they are magnificent.

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I am LOVING this book!
The other day I had an attack on my self-esteem.
I was feeling so low and so put down.
I turned on this audiobook to bring me comfort and it delivered.
SO MANY great stories!
SO MANY words of wisdom!
SO MUCH truth!
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May 8, 2018

Beneath the Bellemont Sky

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BENEATH THE BELLEMONT SKY
by RaneƩ S. Clark

As WWII draws to a close, war widow Vera Larsen Trumbell knows all too well the sacrifices of those left on the home front. Working on her family's farm has sustained Vera and her young children, but she now years for a sense of normalcy. The end of the war has been bittersweet for the Larsen clan as they and the residents of their small Wyoming town continue to pick up the pieces of their former lives.

Navigating the complexities of a postwar world, Vera and her family face the changing ideals swirling around them. From rising controversy surrounding women's presence in the workplace to the town's cold reception of the newest member of the family—a beautiful French freedom fighter—the American dream of days gone by has been thrown off balance. Even Vera's own life is set spinning when, despite her better judgment, she feels a growing attraction for the brooding and mysterious local schoolteacher.

As the Larsen family and their neighbors tread on thorny territory, will the people of this small town find the strength to embrace an unfamiliar and extraordinary future?

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A tender look at life in a family after WWII
Very well written. It will capture your heart.
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May 3, 2018

The Better Man

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THE BETTER MAN
by Taylor Hart

Chase Moon hates weddings--but a guy can't avoid his brother's marriage so he's got to man up and show up. Thank goodness he did, otherwise he might have missed meeting the intriguing Autumn Lane. Looking for another opportunity to make her smile, he decides to visit her at the flower shop where she works, only to find some idiot trying to manhandle her into his car. Chase takes matters into his own hands by kicking said idiot onto his rear, ticking off Autumn who insisted she had the situation handled.

Autumn Lane has a plan in life and it doesn't include her ex fiance or some ex bronc rider thinking he has to protect her. Unfortunately, her life plan is blown up at the moment. After being left no other option then to help Chase Moon rally investors to start his his business, she ends up flying to LA to pitch his company to investors. Along the way, they end up as contestants on The Price is Right, on a moonlit beach, and at a dance club on top of a hotel roof in each other’s arms. Too bad just when things are starting to come together with the business and between she and Chase…the ex fiance threatens Chase with assault charges. The idiot offers to drop it all if Autumn will accompany him to the Governor's ball.

Chase hates the idea of Autumn with her ex, but he has a choice to make--trust his instincts or only wish he was the better man.

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Another FANTASTIC sweet-romance from the 
Snow Valley Romance series
LOVE THESE STORIES!
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5 Temptation Killers

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5 TEMPTATION KILLERS
by Hank Smith

Freedom to choose is an essential part of our Heavenly Father’s plan. 

Quoting from Dumbledore, Hank Smith reminds us that “it is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” Unfortunately, we don’t always make the best choices. “We are all going to be tempted and sometimes we might give in and fall,” says Brother Smith, “but we don’t have to.” 

Drawing on stories from the scriptures, real-life examples, and his trademark sense of humor, Brother Smith shares five powerful “temptation killers” that can help youth deal with the “opposition in all things” that is part of our earthly existence.

 “I want to give you some ways to overcome temptations so you can become the missionary you were meant to be, so you can become the mom you were meant to be, so you can become the example you were meant to be if you can get by these things,” says Brother Smith. 

Once again, Hank Smith delivers a timely message that will be a great blessing for youth and parents alike.

SNEAK PEEK on the TEMPTATION KILLERS

1. A memorized scripture
2. Get to fresh water
3. Mom
4. A milkshake
5. The Savior in the Garden of Gethsemane

Read or listen-- to find out why these work so well-- 

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I adore Hank Smith!
I listen to every CD I can from him.
I was actually able to read this as an ebook--
LOVED. IT!
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Apr 19, 2018

The Zookeeper's Secret

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THE ZOOKEEPER'S SECRET
by Jeffery A. Thompson, PhD 
and J. Stuart Bunderson, PhD

Perhaps your professional and other life ambitions are simply a means to an end—a way to pay the bills or pursue a lifestyle. But what if there was something more? What if you could have success and fulfillment in equal measure? In response to these fundamental questions, Professors Jeffery A. Thompson and J. Stuart Bunderson draw on research, personal experience, and gospel truths to dispel common myths that can stand in the way of seeking your true calling, the work that brings the greatest meaning and satisfaction to your life.

Is there only one true calling for you?

Can you still find your calling if you choose to stay at home?

What if your calling doesn't pay enough to live on?

Discover the answers to these questions and many more as you learn to tap into the spiritual gifts of God and realize how your talents can bring gratification to your life and blessings to those around you. Brimming with practical activities and applications, this guidebook to pursuing your ideal life's work will inspire the confidence you need to translate aspiration into action.

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This book is PHENOMENAL!
Everyone needs to read it!
SO MANY things to think about--
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Apr 16, 2018

For Love or Honor

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FOR LOVE OR HONOR
by Sarah M. Eden

From the moment they met, Marjie's heart has belonged to handsome Captain Stanley Jonquil, younger brother of the Earl of Lampton. But six long months ago, when Stanley's sense of honor required that he do as he had sworn and return to the Continent to fight in defense of King and country, neither Stanley nor Marjie could have dreamed what the cost of his service would be.

It has been ages since Stanley last wrote, and Marjie and the Jonquil family are plagued by his unknown fate—until the day he unexpectedly reappears. Marjie's joy, however, is quickly shadowed by confusion—the aloof, battle-worn soldier before her is not the man he once was. In the wake of Stanley's blatant disinterest in renewing their acquaintance, Marjie's devastation turns to determination as she vows to help him find peace. But his scars run far deeper than anyone realizes. Despite his feelings for her, Stanley believes Marjie deserves a man whose hands are not stained with the violence of battlefields and whose mind and heart are not haunted by the horrors he has seen.

Honor requires Stanley to return once more to the life he has grown to despise, one he knows will destroy him in the end, even as his heart beckons him to stay with Marjie, the only woman he could ever love, and the promise, at last, of redemption.

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I adore Sarah M. Eden's books!
I read EVERYTHING she writes!
Especially love the Jonquil brother series!
What a GREAT book!
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Apr 11, 2018

Tripwire

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TRIPWIRE
by Traci Hunter Abramson

Jane Napierski is back at work at the job she loves—being a personal assistant to her friend Sienna Blake, a rising star actress. The duo is on location in Virginia Beach to film Sienna's new TV series, along with costar Reed Forrester—the man with whom the world thinks Sienna is in love. Wrong.

Sienna's heart actually belongs to her fiance, Craig, a Navy Seal with the Saint Squad. Craig must fly under the radar if he is to keep Sienna safe from this world of terrorists and toxic bombs. And Reed has no problem pretending to date his old friend Sienna simply because it means he can spend time learning more about Jane. Making a TV series is grueling work but not nearly as difficult as the treacherous adventure that is about to begin with a simple photo taken in the wrong place at the wrong time—an image worth killing for.

When Craig returns to the United States to spend time with Sienna, he's not expecting to spend that time protecting her and Jane. Frightening incidents targeting the two women rapidly escalate, and as Craig and his Saint Squad investigate a tangled conspiracy, they find themselves tracking, here at home, the terrorists they have searched for across the globe. But can they shut the terrorists down in time to save Jane, Reed, and Sienna?

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LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. the SAINT SQUAD!
Another fantastic adventure/suspense/romance!
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Apr 6, 2018

Certain Women

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CERTAIN WOMEN
by Linda K. Burton

Beautiful Mother's Day 
gift book!

Has your life been blessed by certain women who were confident, dependable, and assuring during difficult times? Do you hope to be that kind of certain woman for someone else? Sister Linda K. Burton, recent Relief Society General President, shares stories from the New Testament, church history, and women of today who have stood firm as disciples of Christ and shared their certain witness both in word and action. These women inspire each of us in any role or circumstance even when we feel distracted, discouraged, or soul-stretched to be confident, positive women, who, like Martha, can declare our certain witness, "I believe that thou are the Christ, the Son of God" (John 11:27).
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This book is GORGEOUS!
And the message is WONDERFUL!
Definitely a MUST-SHARE!
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Apr 3, 2018

Unshattered

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UNSHATTERED
by Carol Decker

On June 10, 2008, Carol Decker walked through the hospital doors a healthy woman with flu-like symptoms and early labor contractions. Three months later, she returned home a blind, triple-amputee struggling to bond with a daughter she would never see.

Unshattered: Overcoming Tragedy and Choosing a Beautiful Life recounts Carol's fight for survival against sepsis and its life-shattering complications. From excruciating skin grafts to learning how to function in daily life without lower legs, a left hand, and her sight, Carol takes us on a personal and raw, yet inspiring journey. She travels through the darkness of trauma, anxiety, and depression to arrive, literally, at the peak of a mountain with a heart full of gratitude and love. More than a story of triumph over tragedy, the book offers inspiring life-lessons and insights which can help readers to do more than endure unimaginable pain and darkness in their own lives. This book can give them the perspective and strength to pick up the pieces of their own tragedies and choose a life of healing, purpose, and joy--a beautiful life.

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This book is PHENOMENAL!
Such an amazing story! Be inspired today by a woman who figured out how to do life -- despite her trial -- and came out the conqueror!
DO NOT MISS OUT ON THIS ONE!
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Mar 30, 2018

Starlight Kisses

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STARLIGHT KISSES
by Jeanette Lewis

Mariah Lacoste has come to Snow Valley to help her cousin revive Artisan's Knack, a boutique on Main Street that has definitely seen better days. Yeah, the timing might not be great—a major overhaul of the store plus maid of honor duties for a wedding, all during the worst winter Snow Valley has seen in a decade—but Mariah is confident she can handle it.

But can she handle Riker Carmichael, the best man and rumored player, who sets out to steal her heart?

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What a FUN book!
Snow Valley romances are the BEST!
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The Atoning One

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THE ATONING ONE
by Robert L. Millet

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is—and should be—at the very center of all we teach. Everything else is peripheral. Everything else is either connected to this central, saving truth or it has no power to bless or change us. It is vital that we understand that through this singular act by our loving Lord, we can be reawakened, redeemed, reclaimed, and restored when we fall short or wander off the gospel path. At the same time, we must recognize that although the Lord’s Atonement is at the heart of God’s plan, we cannot and should not attribute everything good that happens in our lives to that Atonement. Both the first and third members of the Godhead have a myriad of ways in which They too bless the children of our Father in Heaven.

In The Atoning One, acclaimed author and experienced educator Robert L. Millet describes the mystery and majesty of who Jesus Christ is; His singular saving role in the plan of salvation; how the Father and the Holy Ghost are inextricably linked with Christ in the redemption of humankind; and how members of the Church can come to comprehend and rely upon divine grace. As Brother Millet teaches, we rejoice in the fact that Latter-day Saints are now more Christ-centered and Atonement-centered than ever before, but we must ensure that how we talk about and approach our Savior’s offering is done with care. This book provides insightful guidance for deepening your understanding and appreciation of the Savior’s ultimate gift.
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A PERFECT READ FOR THIS EASTER WEEKEND
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Destiny Came Knocking

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DESTINY CAME KNOCKING
by Cindy Roland Anderson

When Piper Jensen’s dog has a litter of puppies that aren’t anything like their purebred mother, she immediately suspects the culprit responsible for the mishap is her neighbor’s derelict dog.

Seeking restitution, Piper confronts the owner, Gabe Wesson, a single father of two children that likes to keep to himself. She isn’t prepared for Gabe to be so handsome, nor so disagreeable, and is irritated by his demands for a paternity test to prove his dog is the sire.

As she and Gabe try to work things out, they both fight a growing attraction neither one of them want. But when Piper finds her heart falling in love with his children, it might be the catalyst that tips the scale towards a destiny she never dreamed possible.

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This book is SO GOOD!
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Mar 29, 2018

Light in Your Eyes

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LIGHT IN 
YOUR EYES
by Cami Checketts

Snow Valley's new pediatric dentist, McCoy Wilson, is in debt and stress taller than his beat-up Chevy. The last thing he needs is a beautiful assistant who he's drastically overpaying.

Chanel Horman prays moving to Snow Valley after her husband's death will give her and her son a fresh start. A hunky new boss isn't in the plans, but she'll have to find some way to work with McCoy without melting at his gentle smiles or she'll be in trouble deeper than the snow drifts.

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LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. 
the Snow Valley Romances!
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A Familiar Fear

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A FAMILIAR FEAR
by Kathi Oram Peterson

Ex-FBI agent Riley Scott lives each day with the scars of her former career. After the murder of her husband and the recent attempt on her own life by the Russian mafia, her heart is irrevocably broken. Agate Island seems like the perfect place to begin building a new future for herself and her teenage son, yet even before the ferry docks at their new home, Riley realizes there will be no escape for her. There, on the boat, is mafia boss Maksimillian Petruso—the man who took everything from her. The man she killed.

Matthew Taggart knows who Riley is and understands her reaction to his resemblance to Maksimillian Petruso. But Matthew is nothing like his estranged criminal father. So far, he has been able to hide from that evil world. However, he's afraid Riley's appearance on the island may lead his family's mafia connections to his doorstep. After all, she is the agent who took down his father. Matthew needs to leave town. Fast. Unfortunately, when the family wants to find him, there is nowhere he can hide. Now he and Riley are thrown together in a dangerous connection, and learning to trust each other is their only hope of survival.

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A FANTASTIC suspense that will keep you 
reading way long into the night.
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Courage to be You

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COURAGE TO 
BE YOU
by Gail Miller

Gail Miller might seem as though she has it easy—now. But she has experienced challenges in nearly every aspect of her life: financial struggles, family trials, and personal loss. Through it all, she has had courage to move forward and remain grounded in her faith.

In Courage to Be You, Gail encourages readers to find their own path—with the help of the Lord. Her candid stories and personal insights about faith, hard work, grief, and many more topics are both fascinating and inspiring.

"I hope as you read about my journey," she writes, "you will recognize a gem or two of truth that may be useful in your journey. Hopefully, you'll recognize you're not alone in a confusing and complicated world."

Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and visiting about the things that matter most. It will fill you with courage and determination to be the best "you" possible.
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I loved this book!
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Read what others are saying about it:

“I’ve long admired the Miller family and always wondered whether their matriarch, Gail, was the secret ingredient behind their myriad accomplishments. After reading Courage to Be You, the wondering is over. What a strong, humble, loving leader, wife and mother! Her courageous story – and her life – are an inspiration the world needs.”
John Bytheway, Bestselling Author, Speaker and Educator

“Because I admire Gail Miller so much, it was such a privilege to be invited into her private thoughts and to better understand what drives her. She’s so powerful and intelligent, yet so warm and kind. I love her courage! This is such a well-written, thoroughly enjoyable book.”
Jenny Oaks Baker, Grammy Nominee and Billboard No. 1 Violinist

“In Courage to Be You, Gail Miller becomes the wise friend and life coach you’ve always wished for. Beautifully written and packed with personal experiences, this book offers valuable advice about what matters most: faith, family, friendship, hard work, and creating your own definition of success. Learning how Gail found her own voice will give you the courage to find yours. This book is a treasure.”
Brad Wilcox, author of The Continuous Atonement and Changed through His Grace

“I confess that at first I thought Gail Miller's book Courage to be You was for women. But reading about her journey as a stay-at-home mom, wife, mother, grandmother, corporate executive and humanitarian makes me want to be a better man.”
Michael McLean, Singer, songwriter, creator of The Forgotten Carols

“Courage to Be You surprised me: I had not expected to read so revealing and genuine an account from someone so famous. Gail opens up her life for us—and that of her iconic husband Larry. We find trials and heartache we may not have expected from people so successful, and we witness enduring images of the lessons for a meaningful life.”
Mitt Romney

I loved reading every bit of this. What a refreshing read! She shares incredible experiences and lessons with compelling honesty, openness, humor and compassion. I didn't want it to end, I wanted more!
Al Carraway, Award-winning speaker and author of, "More Than the Tattooed Mormon," and "Cheers to Eternity.


“I was drawn into Courage to be You after the first few sentences. I immediately wanted to know more about Gail and what she has learned. By the time I finished the book, I felt like she was a friend. She shares insights in a way that feels like we had gone to lunch and talked over a bowl of soup and a salad with extra dressing. “

—Hilary Weeks, #1 Billboard Christian Artist

Mar 2, 2018

Left Standing

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LEFT STANDING
by Mason Wells, Tyler Beddoes, and Billy Hallowell

“I decided to be a survivor, 
not a victim.”


Most people can’t imagine experiencing a terrorist attack, let alone multiple bombings.

Left with third-degree burns, shrapnel wounds, and a shaken spirit, Mason Wells chose to leave behind his anger and hate in the face of terrorism and instead turn to God. Mason recounts how his faith eventually allowed him to forgive the men behind the attacks that nearly cost him his life and the lives of so many others.

This miraculous true story will change how you see your own struggles and teach you the true power of forgiveness, perseverance, and love.

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I am always impressed with those who can forgive a terrible injustice that happened to them. This book will leave you with a hope that you can love and forgive and continue to move forward 
despite your own trials.
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Peace for a Palestinian

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PEACE FOR A PALESTINIAN
by Sahar Qumsiyeh

Sahar Qumsiyeh was born into a loving Christian family in Jerusalem and raised in Beit Sahour, near Bethlehem. Growing up in a country torn apart by political upheaval, Sahar struggled with feelings of hopelessness and anger as she watched her people being persecuted, tormented, and even killed.

As a young adult, Sahar received a scholarship to an American university. While there, she was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But staying true to her new faith was put to the test when Sahar returned home to Palestine.

In Peace for a Palestinian, Sahar shares her experience desperately searching for peace and joy only to find that true peace lies not in external resolution but in following the Savior. As she explains, "We may live in a place with barriers, checkpoints, and restrictions, but we can feel liberated by His Atonement."

Whether your own obstacles are great or small, Sahar's message will help you discover that the true source of peace and comfort is the same for all of us.

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This book is AMAZING!
I cannot even imagine living where there are checkpoints to get anywhere--even to go to church.
Sahar is an incredible person filled with hope and love.
Her story is remarkable -- May we all become more like her.
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Feb 19, 2018

Ashes on the Moor

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ASHES ON 
THE MOOR
by Sarah M. Eden

The life of an impoverished schoolteacher is not one Evangeline Blake would have chosen for herself. Torn from her home and her beloved sister and sent to work in the gritty factory town of Smeatley, Evangeline must prove herself to her grandfather, a man who values self-reliance above all else, before he will grant her access to her inheritance. Raised to be a lady of refinement, she hasn't any of the skills necessary to manage on her own nor does she have the first idea how to be a teacher. But failure means never being with her sister again.

Alone and overwhelmed, she turns to the one person in town who seems to know how she feels—Dermot McCormick, an Irish brick mason who is as far from home and as out of place as she is. Despite the difference in their classes and backgrounds, Evangeline and Dermot's tentative friendship deepens and grows. Her determination and compassion slowly earn her the faith and confidence of the skeptical residents of Smeatley, who become like the family she has lost.

But when a secret from her past comes to light, Evangeline faces an impossible choice: seize the opportunity to reclaim her former life and rejoin her sister or fight for the new life she has struggled to build for herself—a life that includes Dermot.

Ashes on the Moor is the inspiring love story of one Victorian woman's courage to fight against all odds, and the man whose quiet strength gives her the confidence to keep trying.

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A new Sarah M. Eden book? Yes there is!
I was able to get an Advanced Readers Copy 
and I am LOVING IT!

Love the theme, the characters, the story line, everything!
So. So. So. Good! Cannot put it down!
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Feb 1, 2018

TREK the Movie

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TREK the Movie

Written by Hollywood screenwriter David Howard and Jon Enos, and directed by Alan Peterson, TREK is a family comedy that follows a group of LDS teens as they stumble their way through the sagebrush looking for their pioneer heritage as well as their own testimonies.

Watch as Tom, a young Mormon teenager and his friends try to smuggle in unsanctioned food, battle sibling rivalry, encounter a “special ops” Young Mens leader, ponder doctrinal brain teasers, and match wits with a Twinkie-loving skunk. Through all of the ups and downs, they are revealed to be “real” LDS youth who are struggling with real challenges—doubts, divorce, relationships. When they encounter unexpected trouble, their faith is tested much like their pioneer ancestors.

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Jan 24, 2018

Russell M. Nelson: Father, Surgeon, Apostle

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RUSSELL M. NELSON
Father, Surgeon, Apostle
by Spencer J. Condie

As a latter-day apostle, Elder Russell M. Nelson is known worldwide for his tireless service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Many people, however, are not familiar with his pioneering work in the field of open-heart surgery, the life-prolonging operation he performed on President Spencer W. Kimball, his role in helping open Eastern Bloc countries to the preaching of the gospel, and his loving efforts to build relations with the people of China.

In Russell M. Nelson: Father, Surgeon, Apostle, readers are treated to an intimate portrayal that will help us come to know Elder Nelson as a man of testimony, a dedicated husband and father of ten, and a servant whose principal desire since his youth has been to serve God's children.

Full of insight and inspiration, this biography will take its place among other important works that chronicle the lives of the Lord's latter-day servants.

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I started reading this book this morning.

Did you know he speaks French, Russian, Spanish, and Chinese?
Did you know he performed the first open-heart surgery in Utah?
Did you know he received the Gold Heart Award in 2002?
Did you know he has 9 daughters and 1 son?

I am anxious to learn more about our newly ordained prophet.
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Jan 22, 2018

Six Days to Live

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SIX DAYS TO LIVE
by Kenneth M. Page

Sometimes disaster is simply a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Take Addison Roberts, for example: it is a deadly coincidence that in a crowded parking lot one day, she catches the eye of a dangerous criminal on the run. In his desperation to evade the police, what he needs is a way out—and Addison and her car are his ticket to escape.

Lieutenant Chase Roberts, on leave from his military assignment, is anxious to be reunited with his wife. Yet as night falls and Addison fails to appear, Chase feels a rising sense of foreboding. Hours quickly become days as he desperately works with authorities to find the woman he loves. But after being named a person of interest, Chase is warned away from the investigation—a mandate he ignores. Chase will stop at nothing to find his wife, and what he ultimately discovers is terrifying: Addison has been carjacked by a man who has killed before and has no scruples about killing again . . .

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I seriously cannot put this book down...
It is that GOOD!
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Jan 19, 2018

Escape From Rwanda

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ESCAPE FROM RWANDA


John Yves Bizimana was only seven years old when his family was caught up in the Rwandan genocide. In Escape from Rwanda, he tells of their horrifying escape and subsequent experiences as refugees, traveling with his widowed mother and his younger brother and sister from country to country, searching for safety and a place to call home. When they finally reach Zimbabwe, they expect their lives will settle down — they don't suspect that even greater trials are yet to come.

John's story is one of almost unimaginable hardship — trudging through corpses that litter the road out of Rwanda, huddling under cardboard boxes for shelter, depending on strangers and governmental agencies for sustenance. His story is one of poverty, loneliness, and death, but it is also a story of faith, hope, determination, and miracles. This unique first-person account is interwoven with stories of others' saving acts of kindness and compassion in a seemingly compassion-less world.

This unforgettable story of rising above all odds reminds us that life itself is a blessing and that hope should be the driving force of our lives.

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John Yves Bizimana truly has an amazing story to share.
I cannot even imagine going through all that he has.
He really is an example of "faith, hope, and survival."

My favorite quote:
"In the end our lives will fall into place; 
if they haven't, then it is not yet the end."
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