Win These Books! May 2015

May 1, 2015 | 5 Comments
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Crooked House by Marlene Bateman

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Quirky private investigator Erica Coleman is no stranger to murder and mystery which is why her best friend’s daughter Megan is confident in Erica’s unique ability to unravel a disturbing mystery developing in the ramshackle old house she shares with her college roommates, Liz and Beth.

In the quaint historic district of Dover, Delaware, lies “Crooked House”—an apt name for the once magnificent home. Following an alarming rise in the number of accidents surrounding Liz, the girls enlist Erica’s help to stop the mysterious assailant. Soon the mishaps become blatant attempts on Liz’s life, and Erica’s initial skepticism disappears when things go from disturbing to deadly. As she uncovers a tangled web of love, money, and greed, Erica must draw upon her investigative prowess to crack the case before she becomes an unwitting victim herself.

Bateman_Marlene2Marlene Bateman’s first novel was the best-selling Light on Fire Island. Her next novel was Motive for Murder—the first in a mystery series that features Erica Coleman, a quirky private eye with OCD. The next book in that line, (they do not have to be read in order) is A Death in the Family.

Marlene has also written a number of LDS non-fiction books under the name Marlene Bateman Sullivan. Those books include: Gaze Into Heaven; Near-death Experiences in Early Church History, which is a fascinating collection of over 50 documented near-death experiences from the lives of early latter-day Saints, Heroes of Faith, and Latter-day Saint Heroes and Heroines. Marlene also wrote three books about documented accounts in early LDS church history when a person either saw or heard an angel. Her hobbies include gardening, camping, reading, and enjoying her four cats and three dogs. Visit Marlene at marlenebateman.info.
 

Gabriel’s Daughters by Janet Kay Jensen

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Wrestling with issues of polygamy, homosexuality, and modernity, Gabriel’s Daughters examines them through the lives of the large, loving, and polygamous Martin family.

Told primarily through the eyes of Zina Martin, a young girl who—upon discovering she is impregnated by her “sterile” teacher and will soon be married off to a man three times her age—escapes the enclosed polygamous town of Gabriel’s Landing, Utah.

Zina then embarks on a journey of self-discovery, yet she can never fully escape the longing she has for her family and even the controversial and outdated lifestyle she once lived.
 
 
Jensen_Janet2Janet Kay Jensen is the co-author of The Book Lover’s Cookbook (Ballantine, 2005) and the author of Don’t You Marry the Mormon Boys (Bonneville Books, 2007), a gold medal winner in Cultural Fiction from the Readers Favorite International Book Awards Contest.

A long-time educator, Jensen now lives in Logan, Utah, as a full-time writer and literacy tutor. Learn more about Janet at www.janetjensen.com.
 
 

A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack

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Amber Marie Sterlington, the Rage of the Season in Regency-era London, has her pick of men and she knows what she wants most in a husband: a title and a fortune. Why would she ever marry for something as fickle as love? And why would she ever look twice at Thomas Richards, a third son of a country lord?

But Amber’s social standing is shattered by a rare disorder which causes the loss of her hair. Publicly humiliated and estranged from her shamed family, she is exiled to Yorkshire, facing a future she never expected in a circumstance far below what she has known all her life. Humbled and lonely, Amber wonders if isolation is for the best and questions what real love means until she finds a romantic path to a man who offers unconditional love.
 

Kilpack_Josi_2015Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009.  Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat. Find out what Josi is writing next at www.josiskilpack.com.
 
 

My Fairly Dangerous Godmother by Janette Rallison

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Some people bomb auditions. Sadie Ramirez throws up during her tryouts on TV show America’s Top Talent. Her performance is so bad, it earns her a fairy godmother through the Magical Alliance’s Pitiful Damsel Outreach Program.

Enter Chrysanthemum Everstar: a gum-chewing, cell phone-carrying, high heel wearing fairy godmother in training. She misinterprets Sadie’s wishes and sends her back in time to be a part of The Little Mermaid story and then makes her one of the twelve dancing princesses.

Wishes are permanent, and if Sadie wants to get back to her home, she’ll have to strike a magical bargain—one that involves stealing a goblet from a powerful fairy queen.

Rallison_Janette4Janette Rallison is old. Don’t ask how old, because it isn’t polite. Let’s just say she’s older than she’d like to be and leave it at that.

Janette lives in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, five children and enough cats to classify her as “an eccentric cat lady.” She did not do this on purpose. (The cats, that is; she had the children on purpose.) Every single one of the felines showed up on its own and refuses to leave. Not even the family’s fearless little Westie dog can drive them off.

Since Janette has five children and deadlines to write books, she doesn’t have much time left over for hobbies. But since this is the internet and you can’t actually check up to see if anything on this site is true, let’s just say she enjoys dancing, scuba diving, horse back riding and long talks with Orlando Bloom. (Well, I never said he answers back.)

Find more books by Janette (and her alter ego, C.J. Hill) at  www.janetterallison.com.

 

Silver Lined by Shannen Crane Camp
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Lives have been lost, alliances have been split, and the answers to Brynn’s unending questions are in sight, though still escaping her.

But after losing both Ty and Jonah inside the maze-like facility of A1 with a promise to herself that she’ll come back for them, Brynn wakes up in a mysterious cabin with no idea of where she is, how long she’s been there, and no memory of how she escaped from A1 and the murderous A.I., Eris.

Now Brynn must try to piece her broken memories back together while finding herself instinctually drawn back to A1, as if someone else is calling the shots in her mind. With time for her home-continent Halcyon’s termination drawing near and time running out for her friends who are trapped, Brynn has to make sense of the conflicting thoughts in her brain before everything around her comes crashing down.

Camp_ShannenShannen Crane Camp was born and raised in Southern California, where she developed a love of reading, writing, and anything having to do with film. After high school, she moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she received a degree in Media Arts and found herself a husband in fellow California native Josh Camp. The two now live in either California or Utah… they still can’t decide.

Shannen loves to hear from readers, so feel free to contact her at Shannencbooks@hotmail.com or visit her website for more information: http://shannencbooks.blogspot.com.
 

Snowed Inn by Kate Palmer

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Jayne Gardner turned her family’s ranch into the successful Snowed Inn Lodge and Restaurant. After she learns the community has one month to earn funds needed for a grant, she donates her company’s sleigh rides for a community fundraiser.

When Jayne’s new volunteer sleigh driver turns out to be Forrest Hunsaker, the man who left her three years ago, Jayne sets up three rules to maintain a professional distance and protect her heart.

When vandals strike Snowed Inn, Jayne must team up with Forrest to prevent a fundraiser fail. Now Jayne must decide if breaking all her rules will break her heart. Again.

 
Palmer_Kate2Kate Palmer believes in wholesome entertainment. Her books explore characters undergoing tough situations without compromising standards or becoming bitter. She enjoys the rush of emotions romantic suspense creates and strives to keep it clean. Her love of farm and ranch life shines through her Women of the West Series.

Read more about Kate at www.katrinapalmer.com.
 
 

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5 responses to “Win These Books! May 2015

  1. Veray

    All of these books look like good reads. I love that I can trust them to be entertaining and not full of swearing and explicit sex. Thank you for sharing your stories with us.

    • LDS Book Geek

      Veray, I hope we never let you down. Since I obviously can’t read every single one of these books, I don’t always know what’s in the content. I hope that if a book on this site contains offensive content, someone will let me know.

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