Win These Books! September 2014

September 1, 2014 | 5 Comments

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And Something Blue by Paige Timothy

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Bridal consultant Laurie Fletcher spends her time helping others prepare for the most special day of their lives.

Will true love ever come her way, or is she doomed to watch others get their happily ever after?

And Something Blue is the first in the Main Street Merchants series of short romance novels—all featuring a business located on Main Street in the fictional town of Aspen Ridge, Colorado. The Main Street Merchants series is part of the Sweet & Clean Romance Collection from Trifecta Books.

Pinkston_Tristi2012Paige Timothy is new to the romance scene, but she’s certainly not new to the industry. Under her other pen names, she has published thirty books in a wide variety of genres. With her new series, the Main Street Merchants, Paige is embarking on a new journey that promises to be filled with adventure.

Visit Paige at and learn more about the Main Street Merchants series on Facebook.


Hearts in Harmony by Raine Gillespie

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Elahna Nezario gave up her musical dreams to help run the Queen of Hearts, her mother’s chocolate shop, after her sister’s sudden death.

After an unfortunate run-in with Elahna’s childhood crush, owner of the Dolce Theater, not only do her dreams surge back to life, but so does her heart.

Hearts in Harmony is the first in the Love Notes series of short romance novels, which revolve around music within the small fictional town of Dolce, Montana. The Love Notes series is part of the Sweet & Clean Romance Collection from Trifecta Books.
Hoover_Karen200Raine Gillespie (a.k.a. Karen E. Hoover) may be new to romance, but she is by no means new to writing. She has been a writer for the past nineteen years and learned the craft of writing at the feet of some of the masters, including Brandon Sanderson and Tracy Hickman.  She has presented at many local conferences, including L.T.U.E., CONduit, The LDStorymakers Writing Conference, The Teen Writer’s Conference, and last year’s Write Here in Ephraim. She has also presented at schools throughout the state and co-sponsored an after-school writing club for teens in her hometown.

Raine, as Karen, is the author of three books in The Wolfchild Saga (The Sapphire Flute, The Armor of Light, and The Emerald Wolf) and the first book in The Misadventures of a Teenage Wizard series (Two Souls Are Better Than One). She lives in Tooele, Utah, with her husband and two sons.

The Obituary Society by Jessica L. Randall

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When Lila Moore inherits her grandfather’s house, she finds herself in a small Midwestern town where margarine is never an acceptable substitution for butter, a coveted family recipe can serve as currency, and the friend who will take your darkest secrets to the grave will still never give you the secret to her prize-winning begonias.

Lila is charmed by the people of Auburn, from the blue-eyed lawyer with the southern drawl to the little old lady who unceasingly tries to set Lila up with her grandson. But when strange things begin to happen, Lila realizes some of her new friends are guarding a secret like it’s a precious family heirloom. It’s a dangerous secret, and it has come back to haunt them. Lila is caught in the middle, and her life may depend on uncovering it. But even if she can, can she stay in Auburn when not everyone is what they seem, and even the house wants her gone?

Randall_JessicaLJessica L. Randall is a writer, photographer, and mother of five. She is also passionate about music, interior design, and really old stuff. She’s a country mouse who loves a bubble bath with a good book or curling up on the couch to watch a movie with a plate of her husband’s famous Monster Cookies. You can visit Jessica at her Facebook Page, or on her personal blog, Pretty Little Place.


Ring Around the Rosie by Julie Coulter Bellon

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Revenge is a dish best served cold . . .

As the ex-wife of a law enforcement officer, Sarah Reed has known loneliness and loss. In order to cope, she makes a life for herself that’s full of routine while building a wall of ice around her heart. Everything about her is as predictable as she can make it until a tiny detour for her ex-husband, Ron, changes her life forever. Caught in a bomb crisis, Sarah is taken hostage by a man who wants Ron and everyone around him to suffer—and his idea of suffering is more terrible than Sarah had ever dreamed.

Captain Ron Reed has seen the worst of humanity in his job with the Hostage Negotiation Team, but he never expected his past to come back with a vengeance—literally. Aaron Starks, a criminal explosives expert, has stolen next-gen bomb technology and uses it to force Ron to bargain for the lives of his team and his ex-wife, Sarah, the woman he still loves. But the situation escalates when Ron discovers that Starks has an even bigger objective in mind—using the bomb to show how vulnerable America and her people truly are.

Ron is willing to risk everything to save his country and those he loves, but when negotiations break down, will his sacrifice be too little too late?

Bellon_JulieJulie Coulter Bellon is married with eight children and eleven published books. She loves to travel and her favorite cities are probably Athens, Paris, Ottawa, and London. She would love to visit Hawaii, Australia, Ireland, and Scotland someday. She’s learning to play the bagpipes and she’s not very good yet, (she thinks she sounds like a sick moose) but she’s working on it. She loves to read, write, teach, watch Castle and Hawaii Five-O, and eat Canadian chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.

Visit Julie at

Sense and Sensibility by Rebecca H. Jamison

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Elly Goodwin, a brilliant programmer, is so desperate for a job that she takes one from her ex-boyfriend—the same man who put her family out of business. Then she meets Ethan Ferrero, who seems too good to be true. But Elly is far too sensible to unexpectedly fall in love—especially with her ex’s brother-in-law.

But when Elly’s sister, Maren, dates the wrong guy, Elly must intercede before Maren’s passion clouds her common sense. Together, Elly and Maren must learn that a mixture of sense and sensibility is the perfect recipe for love.

Jamison_RebeccaHRebecca H. Jamison has lived on a live volcano, excavated the bones of a prehistoric mammal, and won first prize at a rigged chili cook-off. She wrote novels just for fun until she made a New Year’s resolution in 2011 to submit a manuscript to publishers. Sense and Sensibility is book #3 in her Latter-day Tale series.

Rebecca grew up in Virginia. She attended Brigham Young University, where she earned a BA and MA in English. In between college and graduate school, she served a mission to Portugal and the Cape Verde islands. Her job titles have included special education teacher’s aide, technical writer, English teacher, and stay-at-home mom.

Visit Rebecca at

Willow Springs by Carolyn Steele

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Husbands. Crissa had to suppress a shudder at the thought. If I had wanted a husband, I would have stayed in Boston. Indeed, Crissa considered Willow Springs to be the nearest thing to her idea of purgatory. She certainly did not plan to stay here long.

Swedish immigrant Crissa Engleson fled Boston hoping to start a new life, unknown and unencumbered, on the American frontier. The quiet gold mining town of Willow Springs in the Utah desert seemed the perfect spot—until the intrigue of her past and rivalries of the town’s leading families enveloped her.

Unaware that a relentless bounty hunter is pursuing her, Crissa falls in love with Drake Adams, a handsome Pony Express rider and the son of an influential mine owner. While Drake returns Crissa’s interest, their courtship is thwarted by the pursuit of one of Drake’s rivals, who may be motivated more by malice than by love.

To realize her dreams, Crissa must confront her painful past and fight for her future head-on.

Steele_CarolynBorn and raised in Utah, Carolyn Steele was introduced to western novels at a very young age by her grandfather, the son of a gold miner. She has been writing technical and marketing communications for most of her adult life. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in numerous national magazines. She earned her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Utah.

Married and living in Salt Lake City, Utah, Carolyn loves researching obscure history then weaving it into stories. She also enjoys family dinners with her children and grandchildren, photography, travel, golf, reading, and all forms of needlework.

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5 responses to “Win These Books! September 2014

  1. I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC of Rebecca H. Jamison’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY for review on my own book blog. I found it a thoughtful and mature retelling of the Jane Austen classic. The original provides a model for what is a unique stands-on-its-own work. Jamison’s characters are complex and engaging and she does a great job building conflict and then resolving it in a believable manner. Highly recommended.

  2. Erin Reed

    I am a huge fan of all LDS authors and LDS books. I have been looking forward to reading all these books and reviewing them online. Thanks for the opportunity!

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