Monday, January 31, 2011

Traci Hunter Abrahamson


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Taylor Palmetta has spent the past year in Europe building her art career and hiding from Navy SEAL Quinn Lambert, the man who broke her heart. But Taylor can't seem to hide from trouble. When Taylor seeks safety with her family in Virginia Beach, a series of threats puts her on high alert - and puts Quinn into protective mode.

Despite the private loss that continues to haunt him, Quinn can't deny his renewed attraction to Taylor. But just as the romance heats up, a plot against the very foundation of the American way of life surfaces, and Taylor's paintings may hold the key. The... (Read More)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Glenn Beck and Keith R. Ablow

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A guide to personal transformation discusses seven principles for moving beyond hopelessness, addiction, and damaging relationships to a life of meaning, purpose, and personal empowerment. #1 bestselling author Beck and psychiatrist Ablow share the inspirational story of the 7 simple principles that changed Glenn's life.... (Read More)


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Despite the deceptions that are arrayed in front of us, we, like Enoch and his people, can see clearly to choose the Lord in each circumstance, large or small. When the things of eternity are on the line, no choice for Christ is inconsequential. At a time when the world attempts to entice women away from fundamental and eternal truths, we have the reassurance that the principles of the gospel are timeless and timely and that eternal truths supply precise answers for our needs. Through this collection of talks given at the 2010 BYU Women's Conference, we are reminded that, as we seek to live t... (Read More)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Michelle Snow

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Learn how to save space and time by organizing your food storage using this convenient new bag system. With over 100 gluten-free recipes for breakfasts and dinners, you're sure to find something even your pickiest eaters will enjoy. When you're finished, you'll be able to simply grab a bag, follow the recipe, and enjoy a delicious meal your family will love!... (Read More)

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Glen Beck
Paperback fiction

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A plan to destroy America, a hundred years in the making, is about to be unleashed . . . can it be stopped? There is a powerful technique called the Overton Window that can shape our lives, our laws, and our future. It works by manipulating public perception so that ideas previously thought of as radical begin to seem acceptable over time. Move the Window and you change the debate. Change the debate and you change the country.... (Read More)

Friday, January 28, 2011


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When Uncle John forbids Mandie (Lexi Johnson, The Sugar Creek Gang) from joining his dangerous quest to keep an old promise, Mandie and her newfound mother take matters into their hands. Joined by friends, they embark on a harrowing journey by train to protect Mandie's stubborn Uncle John.
Grand adventure ensues as they race to outwit evil conspirators and dare to face the secrets of Lost Antler Cave-Mine. However, Mandie's most difficult challenges arises when she realizes that success will land her face-to-face with the one person she never wanted to m... (Read More)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

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Jerry Borrowman

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At fifteen, Danny O'Brian dreams of being something different than what his union-leader father has become - and now that the Richards family has moved to town, maybe it's possible. The Richardses have everything that the O'Brians seem to lack - education, money, social standing - and best of all, they are truly kind to Danny.

Everything changes, however, when war takes the two young men far beyond the peaceful streets of Pocatello, Idaho. Danny must fight in the trenches, reluctantly using the one skill he was taught by his father. Meanwhile, Trevor battles the enemy in the skies... (Read More)

Friday, January 21, 2011

Elder Holland's Latest

Jeffrey R. Holland

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"I believe we have all been created for greater things than we can comprehend," writes Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. "But such accomplishments are not achieved by fierce competitiveness, calculated one-up-manship, or cold indifference to others. True greatness will always be predicated upon love, respect, compassion, dignity, prayer, hard work, God." In this collection of memorable quotations, selected from Elder Holland's talks and devotionals given over the past twenty-eight years, his remarkable insights and words of encouragement - particularly to women - are paired with inspiring visual imag... (Read More)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Now In paperback

Cook,Gene R.

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And the Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith; and if ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach. (D&C 42:14)

In his characteristic mix of sound doctrine and inspiring stories, Elder Gene R. Cook suggests ways to answer the question, how can we more effectively and consistently teach by the Spirit? "Since we all are teachers," Elder Cook writes, "and since teaching is so important, then it makes sense that we would seek to learn to do our teaching in the Lord's way. And what is the Lord's way? He has admonished us to do our teaching by the power of his Spirit, b... (Read More)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


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When Steve Mikita was 18 months old, his parents received the horrifying news that their son would not live to see his second birthday. Afflicted with an incurable neuromuscular disease, he has never walked, never ridden a bicycle, never driven a car. He has never married, never had children, never
knelt to pray. But the story of his life is not about the things he has never done or will never do. The story of his life is about reaching our possibilities in spite of our disabilities. It is about living rich, meaningful lives despite trials and tragedies. More important, it is about the unden... (Read More)

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Beck, Glenn/Balfe,Kevin

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In a book timed for the midterm elections, the popular firebrand is back to tackle all the hot issues with his signature wit and confrontational, controversial style. By the #1 best-selling author of Arguing With Idiots. 1.5 million first printing.
Baker & Taylor: Briefly surveys more than two centures of American political history to describe how the country has been "broken"--spiritually, politically, and financially--and advocates a return to core values to restore America's economic and spiritual health.... (Read More)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


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It's 1931 and men are desperate for jobs. A lucky few will get to work in the searing heat of the Nevada desert on the massive Hoover Dam, the single largest public works project in history. Their goal is to tame the mighty Colorado River with a dam that will create the largest manmade lake in the world.
Life and Death at Hoover Dam tells the story of a handful of these men, who together fight the river with all their might, and perhaps their lives, as flash floods threaten to destroy all they have worked to accomplish.

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This will make a wonderful addition to your library. Order now to ensure a first edition copy! The Joseph Smith Papers publishing project puts into one comprehensive collection the writings attributed to this religious leader, offering information and... (Read More)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Talk on CD

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One of the biggest obstacles to truly enjoying life is the debilitating feeling of guilt. Popular speaker and author Kim Gibbs says, "As women, we hobble our own happiness by feeling guilty about everything from taking time for ourselves, to saying 'no,' to falling short of perfection. No emotion weighs us down more heavily or reins us in more painfully than guilt." In this inspiring talk, Kim discusses what guilt really is, the difference between true and false guilt, common causes of false guilt, why we hang on to guilt, the detrimental effects of guilt, and the sure-fire steps to overcomin... (Read More)


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After her gripping escapade in India, former Pinkerton spy Isabelle Webb launches a new adventure as she pursues a steamship en route to Egypt carrying two young stowaways: her teenaged ward, Sally Rhodes, and an unlucky girl named Alice Bilbey. Arriving in Suez, Isabelle and her companions recover the girls and unexpectedly encounter Isabelle's own guardian from her youth, Genevieve Montgomery. Isabelle and her friends decide to join up with Genevieve upon discovering that she is funding an expedition to a burial site near Luxor with an entourage of Egyptology experts.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Jane Austen style Romance

Sarah M. Eden

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When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence. But he couldn't be more mistaken - the maid is not only a lady of birth, she's the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentleman, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption. The dismayed young lord has no choice but to marry Miss Catherine Thorndale, who lacks both money and refinement and assumes all men are as vicious as her guardian uncle.

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Q&A with Author Sarah M. Eden

1. What caused you to write this book?
I adore historical romance. I first read Jane Austen in junior high school and have read every Georgette Heyer romance I could get my hands on. As the years passed, however, I discovered that while thousands of romance novels fill shelves the world over, very few are what I would consider “clean” reads.

After spending an afternoon bemoaning to my mother the fact that I could not seem to find a historical romance that didn’t offend me on a moral level or bore me to tears, she made an unexpected suggestion: “Maybe you should write one yourself.”

I am almost positive she didn’t expect me to take up the challenge, but take it up I did. At that point I had already spent years reading about the first two decades of the nineteenth century and studying the history, society, and customs that made it so unique. With this new goal in mind, I devoured books on writing even as I continued my study of history.

On Mother’s Day 2007, I presented my mom with a bound copy of The Ramshackle Knight, my very first historical romance. That book would later be fixed up, improved, and published by Covenant Communications as The Kiss of a Stranger.

This is the book that started it all. Now, more than ten completed romances later, I am hooked!

2. Did you have any interesting experiences while writing it?

The story began with a single character—Catherine Thorndale. I wanted to write a heroine who was different from most romance-novel heroines. So often the female romantic lead in romances written by modern authors is a type-A personality: sure of herself, a go-getter, obviously strong and “with it.” I set out to see if a heroine could be quiet and a little uncertain without being weak and whiney.

This unconventional approach to a heroine came with a unique set of challenges. I needed to discover what her strengths were and ways in which she could show those strengths despite being shy and reserved.

I had intended only to attempt to create an interesting character, but I discovered something in the process. Too often we overlook the strengths of those around us simply because they are not obvious. Catherine was quiet and, at first, lacked confidence. However, as she grew and blossomed, her underlying strength became more apparent.

3. What kind of research did you do for this book, and how long did it take?

I have spent years researching the Regency era in English history, not simply because I am a stickler for accuracy, but also because I have something of an obsession with history. In The Kiss of a Stranger, I faced a particularly difficult challenge—understanding the social and legal issues surrounding marriages and annulments. The laws were so different then than anything we see now. Still, I was determined to get it right, and that meant extensive research.

I read everything I could get my hands on, including a dry-as-dirt tome on marriage and inheritance laws of nineteenth-century England. What I discovered was that getting married was remarkably easy—getting unmarried was very nearly impossible. The result of all those hours upon hours of research? A terrific backdrop for an enjoyable romantic comedy of errors.

4. What is the next project you are working on?

I am finishing up the tale of Daphne Lancaster, younger sister to Athena (from Courting Miss Lancaster) and Persephone (from Seeking Persephone). Daphne is the quiet and overlooked Lancaster sister. She also happens to be desperately in love with a young gentleman she is absolutely certain has never even noticed her. When he unexpectedly begins courting her, she feels like the luckiest young lady in the world, right up until her over-protective brother-in-law, the intimidating Duke of Kielder, takes it into his mind to scare off her one and only suitor.

5. Who are some of your favorite authors and books currently?

I absolutely adore Georgette Heyer. She wrote and published more than fifty novels during a 50+ year span in the early- to mid-twentieth century, including a vast library of Regency-era romances. Heyer is often credited with inventing the historical romance genre. Like every other Regency romance author, I can say that Georgette Heyer is the author I want to be when I grow up. I very recently reread Frederica, a particularly witty and entertaining romantic comedy of hers. Fabulous!


Discussion & Trivia Questions

Discussion Questions:

1. In early nineteenth century England, women had no legal rights, leaving them entirely dependent on their fathers, guardians, or husbands. What impact, positive or negative, might this have had on a woman’s desire to marry and her choice of husband?

2. Although Crispin admits he had a healthy, happy relationship with his parents and sister, he claims he does not believe in love. What might cause a person to doubt something he has experienced all his life?

3. Catherine undergoes a Cinderella-style transformation from countrified miss to fashionable lady of society. While the change catches Crispin’s attention, her improved appearance is not what ultimately captures his interest. What was it that first pierced his armor?

4. Catherine says that her uncle “only cares about money and power.” That singleminded ambition wreaks havoc on all their lives. What are some examples we see in modern society of this same ambition, and what are the consequences?

5. Crispin teasingly refers to Catherine as his “accidental wife,” their marriage having come about in such an unexpected way. Yet, they find in one another a true soulmate. What are some examples from your own life of problems that, in the end, proved to be blessings?

Trivia Questions:

1. Why does Crispin kiss Catherine in the garden?

2. How does Crispin describe Catherine’s attire when they first arrive at his London home?

3. Why does Catherine’s performance on the pianoforte at the musicale so upset her rivals?

4. What tea-time treat becomes an inside joke between Catherine and Crispin?

5. What is Lizzie’s plan for solving Crispin and Catherine’s marriage dilemma?

Trivia Answers:

1. To prove to an obnoxious and persistent young miss that he does, in fact, “know how to kiss a lady.”

2. “A potato sack worn as a dress”

3. She plays the same piece played earlier by one of the young ladies, except she plays it much better.

4. Fairy Cakes, the Regency-era equivalent of a cupcake

5. She intends to find Catherine a new husband, namely Crispin’s best friend, Philip.


Recipe: "Fairy Cakes with Buttercream Frosting"


1 box of cake mix


3/8 cup butter

3 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/6 cup milk

3/4 tsp vanilla extract

dash of salt

food coloring, if desired

Directions: Prepare cake mix as directed for cupcakes.

Frosting: Beat butter in a large bowl until fluffy. Gradually add 1 ½ cups of confectioners’ sugar, beating well. Slowly beat in the vanilla, salt and milk. Gradually beat in the remaining 1 ½ cups of confectioners’ sugar. Add food coloring, if desired, until frosting is the color you wish.

Once cupcakes have cooled, frost and enjoy!

*Makes approximately 24 frosted fairy cakes.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Finally - a food storage program that actually makes sense! This is not your grandmother's method of storing large containers of wheat or cases of freeze-dried food that your family will never eat. With their practical, innovative approach to food storage, Kathy Bray and Jan Barker make it easy to develop and maintain a three-month supply of food items that can be used to make the meals your family already
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Need help with your lessons?


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* Have you ever ...wondered how to inspire teenagers with your Sunday School lesson?
* hoped to convey a message that the Young Women would remember for weeks or even years to come?
* felt that your Relief Society lesson needed just a little umph?
* wished for a simple way to teach Primary children to help them understand a gospel principle?
* looked for a quick-and-easy yet meaningful family home evening lesson?

Help is at your fingertips!

Nothing compares to the power of a good object lesson to make a memorable point. even th... (Read More)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


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The Essential Missionary Collection commemorates the enthusiasm of missionary work filled with a carefully selected group of hymns that uplift and inspire full-time missionaries in the field as well as members of any LDS home. Featuring missionary favorites such as "Redeemer Of Israel", "Come, Thou Fount Of Ev'ry Blessing", and "I'll Go Where You Want Me To Go." All of these songs are performed and arranged by many of today's most popular LDS artists including Alex Boye, Hilary Weeks, Eclipse, Jenny Oaks Baker, Paul Cardall, Jon Schmidt, and many others.

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Romney, Clive

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Songs for Children 2011 will feature all the songs intended for the 2011 Children's Theme and Program, as well as a few new songs that capture the spirit of the annual theme. Each song is sung by children, with brightness and sincerity, and captures the spirit that is ignited within children as they sing about the gospel.

This year's theme album will again be created by award winning producer Clive Romney. Clive has been teaching and energizing children through great songs for years, with both his original songs for children (he wrote the all-time favorit... (Read More)

Saturday, January 1, 2011


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Perfect for missionaries, family members, or friends, this hilarious calendar features 24 full-color comics to last all mission long. You can even add stickers for P-days and other important events. Two years can feel like an eternity when you?re far away from loved ones, but now you'll have a daily reminder that time flies when you?re having fun!... (Read More)