Sep 30, 2012

A Prophet's Voice

This book will touch your heart!

Full of past talks and thoughts from President Thomas S. Monson...

It reveals President Monson's feelings about forgiving others, forgiving oneself, and drawing closer to the Savior through service.

Reading this book is like watching Conference where President Monson is the only speaker.

Powerful insight as the Spirit permeates its pages.

Sep 27, 2012

Thankful For Books Giveaway Hop

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Sermons in a Sentence

The sub-title for this book is:

Powerful Messages in Five Words or Less~

And that is exactly what this book is!

On the left-hand page you read a scripture that has one word to one phrase highlighted...just like your personal scriptures might have.

On the right-hand page you read a commentary of that word or phrase.


John Bytheway has a wonderful way of teaching the scriptures and showing us how powerful they can be in our lives and in our teachings.

Links will help you find it on

Sep 26, 2012

The Ugly Stepsister Strikes Back

What a fun book!

Mattie is so jealous of her beautiful stepsister Ella...

That is until Mattie's world gets turned upside down, thanks in part to Ella...

Everyone who  believes in fairy tales and happy endings will LOVE this book!

Sep 25, 2012

Enjoy Today...Before It Slips Away

This book is not very long...

But it has an extremely BIG, PROFOUND message!

A little girl wants to be more grown up...

"How grown up do you want to be?" is always her mothers return...

Then her mother always says..."you will grow up soon enough...enjoy today before it slips away."

So true...we must enjoy today!

This is a book to read over and over again...

 and to share with those you love!

Sep 24, 2012

Deadly Undertakings

What an amazing, intriguing, and intense novel!

Rebekah, with the help of detective Josh, is trying to find out why people over the age of 100 keep showing up on her morgue table.

Filled with so many twists and turns you have to keep thinking..and..reading, to keep up with the plot.

Loved every minute of this book!

Sep 22, 2012

The Lesson

Robert's teacher gives him problems to solve...

"This is not fun!" exclaims Robert.

As Robert grows do his problems.

Sometimes Robert makes mistakes...but in the end...and with the help of his patient teacher he always solves the problems.

Sometimes he asks the teacher why he is being punished with all of these problems....

But in the end Robert learns that he is there to learn and that the learning makes him happy.

Pingo and the Playground Bully

Chad is playing with his friends... and all of the imaginary friends have joined in.

They are having wonderful adventures until the bully... and his imaginary friend... threaten to destroy all of them!

Chad, in his wisdom, simply invites the bully to join them... instead of fight them.

Love and Kindness conquer all!

And they continue to forge the wild imaginations of children...

A wonderful story for ANY age :)

Sep 21, 2012


You have probably heard of the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull, but did you know he has written a couple of children's books?

Pingo tells of the importance of having a friend---even if that friend is an imaginary friend.

When Chad thinks he is too old for his imaginary friend...

Pingo, the imaginary friend, creates a lot of mischief to get back Chad's friendship...

FUN, FUN story!

Sep 19, 2012

Forget Me Not

Every woman needs to read this book...

And then they need to read it again and again!

"Inspired by the five petals of the tiny forget-me-not flower, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf reminds us of five things we will be wise to never forget:  
  • To be patient with ourselves

  • To distinguish between a good sacrifice and a foolish sacrifice

  • To be happy now

  • To focus on the “why” of the gospel

  • To know that the Lord loves each of us infinitely."


    As Sisters in Zion

    You have sung the song...

    Now you can read about the woman who wrote the song...

    A pioneer with the Willie-Martin handcart company she truly believe that "as sisters in Zion we all (must) work together."

    A beautiful book that will touch your heart and make the song even more meaningful!

    Sep 18, 2012

    The Guy Next Door

    When I first started this book I thought it was going to be a romance story...

    and it is...

    but SO MUCH MORE!

    Eva is going to marry Sean...that is until she takes custody of Melody..

    Sean's reaction to Melody doesn't feel right.

    And Peter, the next door neighbor starts giving Eva and Melody attention..

    But no one will tell Eva what Peter does for a living that takes him away for weeks on end.

    Can Eva find the truth... and make a decision for herself and Melody that will make their future a happy one?

    Sep 15, 2012


    If you like really good suspense...then you will LOVE this book!

    Catherine is just trying to find a nice town who is in need of her musical talents.

    She is trying to give the gift of music to those who cannot afford it on their own.

    But when she arrives in Riley, New York she is immediately drawn into the vandalism that has just taken place...

    And the town is drawn up into the murder case that happened two years earlier.

    Suspicions fly, feelings get hurt, and the hunt for the true killer is on.

    Sep 14, 2012

    Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

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    1ST ITEM ~1 copy Deadly Undertakings  
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    Estimated time of death: approximately 11:00 Saturday evening. Signs of trauma: a two-inch, sutured incision on the inside of her left leg, directly over the femoral artery and vein. Remarkable findings: no blood in body. Entire circulatory system filled with liquid resembling embalming fluid.

    Possible cause of death: Undetermined.

    Rebekah Smith thrives on the mystery and challenge of her work in the city morgue, using her skills as assistant to the Chief Medical Examiner to pinpoint the cause of death in even the most bizarre of cases. When several bloodless centenarians arrive at the morgue in quick succession, she has few answers‹but one thing is certain: there is nothing natural about these deaths. This is murder.

    So Rebekah enlists the help of her boyfriend, Special Investigations Detective Josh Lansing, and their pursuit of a disturbing trail of clues leads them from the stark halls of the morgue to a world of dark secrets and twisted intentions.
    As they piece together the horrifying truth, Rebekah and Josh are drawn deeper into a web of danger and deceit that will ultimately threaten their relationship‹and their lives.
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    Sep 10, 2012


    Sister Dalton wrote this book specifically for the young women of the church. But, we can all learn from the lessons she presents.

    My favorite story in the book:

    When her daughter, Emi,
    was a little girl Sister Dalton
    would help her get ready for
    church by combing her hair
     and putting her in a pretty dress. 
    Then Emi would say,
     "Let's put on our shiny."
    With this Sister Dalton would get
    her jar of clear cosmetics
    and apply it to Emi's cheeks
    and lips giving her a shiny glow.
    As we follow the principles in this book we will all glow with the spirit of the Lord.
    In essence we can all put our shiny-on!"

    Sep 9, 2012


    Rocky, a private investigator, is on a much needed vacation...that is...until Glenn calls and asks for Rocky's help in finding a missing horse.

    But this case turns out to be more than anyone could have ever suspected...

    Along the way deception will be revealed, murders and kidnappings will take place, embezzlement will happen, and even Rocky's life will be put on the line.

    Can Rocky find the ones responsible before they close the case on him?

    An amazing read!

    A fun little side note...the story takes place in Cache and Weber counties, Utah.

    Sep 8, 2012

    Tales of the Dragon's Bard: Eventide


    Book Details
    Authors: Tracy & Laura Hickman
    Release Date: 2012
    Publisher:  Shadow Mountain
    Genre: Fantasy

    As to NOT be eaten, the story-teller entertains the dragon with wonderful stories. 

    Needing more stories to share the Bard goes into the town of Eventide to record their stories.

    Along the way you will meet trolls and gossiping fairies, and gnomes, etc.

    Of course the tale wouldn't be worth telling if it didn't have "matters-of-the-heart!"

    But the dragon bard wants to make the stories even more impressive for the dragon so he meddles in the people lives...if but just a little...not!

    Along the way you will find trolls, gossiping fairies, gnomes, dwarfs and more...

    If you love fantasy... you will LOVE this book!

    About the Authors:

    Tracy Hickman is a New York Times best-selling fantasy author who has published more than 40 novels, many of the co-authored with Margaret Weis. He published the first of his solo novels in 1995.
    Laura Hickman is credited as the first female designer of a published role-playing game module. Laura and her husband, Tracy wrote and edited the first science fiction movie filmed in space, and a copy of their DNA is currently in orbit on the International Space Station. They are the parents of four children and live in Utah.
    Tracy and his wife, Laura have been collaborating on fantastic works of fiction since their marriage in 1977. Together, Tracy and Laura have written role-playing games, screenplays, and works of fiction, including their first co-authored novel in 2004.

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    When a traveling bard stumbles into a dragon's den, he is forced to tell stories to the fire-breathing menace or end up being eaten. Eventually running out of tales to share, he makes a deal with the dragon: for his freedom, he will return with new sagas of adventure, romance, and bravery.
    Tales of the Dragon's Bard is the story of one man's quest to collect the most exciting stories he possibly can, and Eventide is the first town he encounters. With wish-women, gnomes, a centaur farmer, a resident Gossip Fairy, and a blacksmith dwarf, those living in Eventide have enough going on to keep the Dragon's Bard busy collecting—especially if he can liven up those adventures a bit with his own ridiculous plots.

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    Sep 7, 2012

    September New Release Hop

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    Gifted musician Catherine Clayton was born into a life of wealth and privilege. Following the death of her father, she makes a bold decision she hopes would make him proud: she's using the family money to establish a music school and offer free lessons to the underprivileged. A providential suggestion from an old college friend leads Catherine to select Riley, New York, as the perfect location for her new school.Hit hard by the economic downturn, Riley personifies economic hardship: peeling paint, overgrown landscapes, and damaged buildings. But the damage runs much deeper than Catherine first realizes. Two years ago, Riley was rocked by weeks of vandalism followed by the brutal murder of beautiful elementary school secretary Olivia Perry. Everyone in town loved Olivia—but especially the two men with whom she was caught in a love triangle. Though the murder remains unsolved, Catherine receives ominous warnings that one of these men, Adam Becket, is responsible for one girl's death. Unimpressed by the lack of evidence against him, Catherine is drawn to the shy but endearing Adam. Could he really have been involved in Olivia's murder?Just as Catherine is settling in and getting to know Adam, a vandal strikes again, and it's eerily reminiscent of the events surrounding Olivia's murder. The death threats splashed on the walls prove that killer is back—and this time, it's Catherine who wonders if she's come to the wrong place at the wrong time.

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    Survival for Ki Lim and Sang Ly is a daily battle at Stung Meanchey, the largest municipal waste dump in all of Cambodia. They make their living scavenging recyclables from the trash. Life would be hard enough without the worry for their chronically ill child, Nisay, and the added expense of medicines that are not working.
    Just when things seem worst, Sang Ly learns a secret about the ill-tempered rent collector who comes demanding money—a secret that sets in motion a tide that will change the life of everyone it sweeps past. The Rent Collector is a story of hope, of one woman's journey to save her son and another woman's chance at redemption. It demonstrates that even in a dump in Cambodia—perhaps especially in a dump in Cambodia—everyone deserves a second chance.

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    Funeral Potatoes

    I LOVE Joni Hilton's humor.

    This book takes an interesting look into families and how they function.
    Filled with humor it is fun to read, yet will make you really think about yourself and your family.

    I love the Book Club Questions at the end of the book...
    Here are a few:

    *Do you know any families who are high achievers?
    *How do you measure success?
    *Does you family place and inordinate amount of focus on appearances?
    *Have you ever felt your problems outweigh another person's?
    *Is competition healthy, or is it rooted in jealousy and resentment?

    She also gives a wonderful Funeral Potato recipe! YUM!

    When Life Gets Hard


    Meg Johnson is this AMAZING person... who "accidentally" jumped off a cliff~~

    She now realizes she had misjudged the "gap" that was in front of her...leaving her paralyzed from the chest down and in her hands.

    In this book she helps us close our "emotional gaps" using that acronym:

    G - Gratitude
    A - Attitude
    P - Prayer
    S - Service

    So motivating!

    Sep 6, 2012

    Royal Secrets

    I LOVE Traci Hunter Abramson's books!
    She is definitely one of my all-time favorite authors!
    I read EVERYTHING she writes!

    Alora is trying to find a new life for herself and her children.

    Can she do it amid a royal family?

    Lots of suspense and touches of romance bring this book to a tender ending.

    Sep 5, 2012


    I LOVE Melanie Jacobson's books!

    They are such cute, fun reads!

    Jessie has been signed up on an LDS Lookup dating website by her roommate.

    She doesn't like it...UNTIL she gets an IM from Ben...

    But Jessie is trying to WOW the boss right now.

    Can she find the right priorities?

    Life is hard, love is even harder...

    Do we live the right priorities in our lives?

    This book will make you think...

    And then you will fall in love...with love :)

    Sep 4, 2012

    Cold Justice

    Samuel didn't show up for his baptism...

    Will he show up for his wedding tomorrow or has he run out on Regi again...

    Feeling that he wouldn't run this time Regi sets out to find him.

    Her search leads her to Alaska and the Raven Clan...

    Can she find Samuel before it is too late?

    Filled with suspense this story will take you on an amazing adventure.

    Christ's Gifts to Women

    Do we even realize how much the Savior loves us?

    This book expounds on the gifts we as women have been given to help us overcome the trials that will come our way.

    Beautiful illustrations make this a book to read and ponder over and over again.

    Sep 3, 2012

    Jacob's Journal of Doom

    I started reading this book at lunch and took it home to finish that night...yes it was THAT good!

    A really fun sense of humor and amazing illustrations makes this book easy to read.

    Very similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but with an LDS twist.

    Sep 1, 2012

    Let It Go

    What would you do if your spouse and 3 of your 5 children were taken from you in a drunk-driver accident?

    Chris Williams "let it go!"

    Now he spends it time and talents telling his story and helping other "let go" of their hurts and frustrations.

    An amazing story!
    An amazing man!
    A very motivational read!

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