Best of
Lds-Fiction

2011

Invaluable


Holly J. Wood - 2011
    When Eliza Moore begins dreaming about her great-grandmother, she comes to understand the significance of the eight Young Women values, and she finds her life changing for the better as she strives to live them.

Obsession


Traci Hunter Abramson - 2011
    Now famous in her own right, she’s had enough with bodyguards shadowing her every move. So when a bomb goes off backstage at one of her concerts, she gives in to her urge to flee. In search of the privacy she’s lacked her whole life, Kendra escapes to a remote cabin in Arizona. Little does she know, FBI agent Charlie Whitmore has been assigned to keep her safe and is staying right across the street.Stranded in severe weather, the two develop a friendship that hovers on the verge of romance—with Charlie frantically trying to keep his personal and work life separate and Kendra enjoying a new-found freedom from her glamorous world. But when law officials discover that there may be a link between a notorious serial killer and Kendra, she has far greater concerns than her independence.

Not My Type: A Single Girl's Guide to Doing It All Wrong


Melanie Jacobson - 2011
    She ended her engagement at the last minute because her fiancé -- a musician and soon-to-be reality TV star -- wanted her to sacrifice her own career ambitions for his.Now she's stuck at home sharing a room with her little sister, trying to pay off massive debt for a wedding that didn't happen, and spending Friday nights Facebook-stalking everyone who has a better life. Her therapist father urges her to choose her career dreams and count her blessings by writing weekly thank you notes, but gratitude is a tall order when she botches an important job interview and has to settle for writing an undercover dating web-zine column -- the last thing in the world she wants to do. Still, as Pepper (byline: Indie Girl) chronicles her bizarre and hilarious blind dates, she gives her father's challenge a try and slowly finds herself leaving self-pity behind. Life takes a major upswing as Pepper's column hits the big time and she tastes the exhilarating thrill of success. But there's one tiny problem: the intensely hot man she's falling for is having issues with her job (again). Will Pepper trade her personal ambition for another chance at love?

The List


Melanie Jacobson - 2011
    At least, not anytime soon. She doesn't care how many of her friends and family members and fellow churchgoers had weddings before they finished college -- the last thing she needs in her fun-loving twenties is the dead-weight of some guy. And that's why she created The List. By the time she completes all twenty-five goals -- from learning a language to skydiving to perfecting the art of making sushi -- she'll be more ready to settle down. Maybe.This summer in California is a prime time for Ashley to cross two items off the list: learn to surf (#13) and have a summer romance (#17). And Matt Gibson, the best surf instructor in Huntington Beach and the most wanted guy in the singles ward, is the perfect man for the job. Ashley hatches a plan to love him and leave him before heading off to grad school in the fall (#4, get a master's degree). But when Matt decides he doesn't like the "leaving" part, Ashley's carefully laid plans are turned sideways. Now Ashley faces an unexpected dilemma: should she stick to the safety of The List, or risk everything for a love that may tie her down —- or might set her free?

Montana Summer


Jeanette Miller - 2011
    After weathering a lonely childhood, her father’s death, and her mother’s rejection for joining the Church, she is now engaged to someone who appears to be the ideal man: Brad Thompson, an ambitious BYU student who’s stalwart in the gospel. And when Shelby travels alone to Brad’s hometown in Montana while he’s in California, she’s warmly embraced by her future in-laws—with the exception of Cameron, Brad’s resentful brother whose own engagement recently ended in bitter scandal. But as Cameron becomes Shelby’s increasingly frequent companion in Brad’s absence, their initial sparks of irritation become the glowing beginnings of a complicated romance. And as the two explore the breathtaking scenery of Big Sky country, Shelby’s heart pulls her away from her carefully laid plans. Can she have the love she’s always wanted without destroying the family of her dreams?

Texting Through Time: A Trek with Brigham Young


Christy Monson - 2011
    This book is a fun way for kids and adults to dive into Church history and learn that no matter what time period you are in, God is still aware of you.

Daughter of Helaman


Misty Moncur - 2011
    Certainly if God can protect a boy, he can protect a girl too. But making it into the ranks turns out to be the easy part, and when Lamanite raiders come to her village, Keturah must put her skills to the test. With danger at every turn, this book will keep you caught up in the fray to the very last page.

The Death of a Disco Dancer


David Clark - 2011
    In constant nocturnal search of the mysterious "Dancer," Grandma clutches her absurdly precious Saturday Night Fever album cover and giggles her way through the dance steps of her youth. When forty-something Todd returns home to help his dying mother, he reflects on that pivotal summer of 1981: the unique relationship he developed with his grandmother, the chaos of finding his place in a large Mormon family, the near misses of impressing the one-and-only Jenny Gillette, and the utter social catastrophe of junior high. Ultimately, despite the ups and downs of life, Todd finds peace and strength through the selfless and dedicated lives of his grandmother and mother.

The Miracle (A Short Story of Christ's Birth from Women Who Knew the Mortal Messiah)


Heather Horrocks - 2011
    A touching story of faith, a baby born, a new star, and a new mother. # OF PAGES: About 6NEW RELEASES: If you enjoyed this book, consider signing up for my new releases email list at www.BooksByHeatherHorrocks.com.INSPIRATIONAL BOOKS BY HEATHER HORROCKS: Women & Men Who Knew the Mortal MessiahWomen Who Knew the Mortal MessiahMen Who Knew the Mortal MessiahPG-RATED FUN BOOKS BY HEATHER HORROCKS: FUNNY MYSTERIES:The Who-Dun-Him Inn Series: Snowed Inn #1, Rest Inn Peace #2The Bad Mothers Club Series: The Bad Mothers Club #1, The Bad Mothers Dress to Kill #2 ROMANCES / ROMANTIC COMEDIES: Bah, Humbug! (Christmas Novella), Just 99 cents! Old Money, Baby Mine The Chick Flick Clique Series: While You Were Stranded #1, Bear Foot in the Park #2No Sudden Moves LDS BOOKS / ROMANTIC COMEDIES: How to Stuff a Wild ZucchiniOld Maid of HonorDinosaur Ball (Novella) You Just Turned 8 (An LDS Baptism Book)

Einstein's Trunk


Jim Haberkorn - 2011
    Yohaba Melekson is a wild, worldly, and impossibly intelligent physics student from Switzerland. But when the two discover a trunk full of Albert Einstein's secret writings, they learn that opposites attract in this electric tale that pits truth against lies, faith against knowledge, heart against mind, and an epic struggle for survival against the planet's imminent destruction

All That Was Promised


Vickie Hall - 2011
    But this new convert soon finds himself struggling to recognize the promised blessings of the gospel when violent persecution shakes the fledgling Church in Wales. Told with passion and heart, this triumphant tale is guaranteed to uplift and inspire.