New Releases in LDS Fiction February 2013


A Blind Eye daines

A Blind Eye
By Julie Daines

Life has dealt Christian Morris one blow too many. The promise of a new beginning beckons, and with bags packed, Christian embarks on what he anticipates will be an uneventful road trip to Canada–and freedom from his pain. But in a twist of fate, his plans take a drastic detour in the form of a beautiful and frightened girl. Scarlett, a British teenager, suddenly appears in his life–and she’s in trouble. Blind since birth, Scarlett Becket has virtually been abandoned. Following her completion of school, Scarlett’s world is shattered the night she’s abducted from her temporary London flat. Unable to see her kidnappers, she is uncertain as to who they are or why they chose her. Determined to protect Scarlett, whatever the price, Christian embarks on a dangerous course as he fights to keep her alive. And in entering the twisted maze of betrayal and redemption, he quickly realizes that life looks different when you may not live to see tomorrow.

Safe Haven mathews

Safe Haven
Jean Holbrook Mathews

When Susanna Thayer and her best friend, Jane, become involved with the Mormon Church and are thus dismissed from employment in a cotton mill, they use their meager savings for travel to New York, where they join a company of Saints bound for California. Yet Susanna’s efforts to build a new life are marked by continued misfortune—and continued encounters with Jonathan Burnley, a former friend who heeded his father’s counsel to marry a cousin of greater wealth and position instead of her when her family was left destitute at her father’s death. Now wealthy widower, Jonathan offers Susanna safe haven for the future, but can she forgive him for abandoning her in the past?

Do Over guymon

Do Over
By Shannon Guymon

Who wouldn’t be tired of dating after falling for the wrong woman over and over again? Trey has decided to take a much-needed break from the fairer sex, until Iris tumbles into his life. Their romance will either be a disaster waiting to happen or the best fairy tale since Sleeping Beauty. This final installment of the Alpine series will have you giving love another chance.

Where the River Once Flowed

Where the River Once Flowed
By Jennie Hansen

New Mexico, 1879–The Sebastian Hacienda is a lucrative and coveted ranch deep in the fertile wilderness of New Mexico, a property held for generations by the powerful Sebastian family. After the death of his son and heir, proud and formidable Don Sebastian has only one hope for the preservation of his land: his beautiful young granddaughter, Iliana. Desperate, he makes a shocking deal–the property will be sold to Ross Adams, an American cowboy, on the condition that he marry the stunning young Iliana and bequeath the land to her sons. A bargain is struck, but not everyone is pleased with the outcome. Neighboring rancher Ben Purdy has his eye on pretty Iliana–and on ownership of the Sebastian Ranch. In his ruthlessness, Purdy is willing to go to terrible lengths to acquire them both. Even if it means destroying everything in his path . . .

Utah Territory, 1891–Travis Telford was born to be a cowboy. He left his family to chase the dream of someday owning his own ranch, but years of nomadic living as a ranch hand have proven taxing. After several seasons of horse-trading with the American owner of the Sebastian Ranch, Travis finds his life dramatically altered by a routine stop at the property. He finds the ranch in chaos and the rancher’s beautiful widow, Iliana, in the midst of a turbulent land battle. His instinct to protect Iliana is undeniable, and as the danger mounts, only their reliance upon each other has the power to save them.

YOUNG ADULT

Sividious Stark

Sividious Stark and the Stadium Between Worlds
By Greg Park

By all appearances, Sividious Stark is a run-of-the-mill fourteen-year-old science geek: smart, mischievous, but above all, logical. Ever since his father, a brilliant scientist, died in an explosion, Siv can only escape from his ordinary life by pulling pranks. Then he ran into Aya. Or more precisely, she ran into him—with such force that they both hit the ground. It’s not every day a person bumps into a blue, winged, mythical-looking creature in grave danger. Entrusting him with an All Access Pass, she pleads with him to save her from “The Games.”

Before the baffled Sividious can make sense of what he’s been told, mysterious Agents capture Aya and disappear in a flash of light. Ever logical, Sividious is determined to find a rational explanation to what just happened and enlists the help of his best friend, Jackie, to test the power of the pass.

Rapunzel Untangled bennett

Rapunzel Untangled
By Cindy C. Bennett

Told that she must be indoors at all times, Rapunzel feels trapped in the huge mansion where she lives. But when school demands to allow her access to the Internet, she discovers Facebook and becomes friends with Fane, a local teenager who changes her whole world. This story will have you entangled from beginning to end.

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