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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Round 4 of 2010 Books I Want To Read: Tristi Pinkston and Michelle Ashman Bell in the Spotlight

One of my favorite authors and friends, Tristi Pinkston, has a huge "book thing" happening this Spring. Tristi has started writing a new series that sounds just wonderful. The series is called,Secret Sisters Mysteries: Secret Sisters by Tristi Pinkston

Release Date: 16 March 2010
Ida Mae Babbitt, president of the Omni2nd ward Relief Society, didn't mean to become a spy. But when visiting teaching stats are low and she learns that one family under her care is in financial trouble, she'll do whatever it takes to make sure they have what they need. If that includes planting surveillance cameras in their home and watching them from a parked car in the woods, well, isn't that what any caring Relief Society president would do?

With the help of her counselors Arlette and Tansy, Ida Mae soon learns that there's more to the situation than meets the eye and they end up bringing down an entire drug ring. It's all in a day's work for the Relief Society.

Price: $15.95
Publisher: Valor Publishing Group, LLC (March 16, 2010)
Genre: Comedic Mystery

I love the idea of a "Comedic Mystery". Anyone that knows Tristi, understands that she has a very wicked sense of humor. In otherwords, this should be a delightful book to read. Just the premise makes me laugh.I am very thrilled that I will be reading this book soon. Tristi has such a wide variety of genres that she has written that it is always fun to see what she will write next. I know that she has been excited about this book/series and so are her fans. There are 5 books planned for the series, but if they do well out there in the market, then she will write more. So if you are a fan of Tristi's, make sure to go out and buy Secret Sisters.


Another wonderful author, Michelle Ashman Bell, has a Young Adult novel coming out in March called, "Summer in Paris". This book is also being published by the newly established Valor Publishing Company.

Summer In Paris

by Michele Ashman Bell
Release Date: 16 March 2010

Kenzie Williams feels like she has it all; wealth, friends, popularity and talent. But when her father tells her that he has declared bankruptcy, her whole world in New York City turns upside down. Her parents' solution while they sort through their financial and marital problems is to send Kenzie to live with her relatives in Paris . . . Idaho!

Feeling like she's been sentenced to three months in Hickville Prison, Kenziearrives in Idaho feeling like a square peg, with name brand clothes, in a round, horribly podunk, hole.

Leaving everything she loves behind, Kenzie is forced to get up at the crack of dawn, do chores, and hang out with her cousin's loser friends. She feels like she's about to die until she meets Adam White, the town outcast, whose been accused of killing his best friend and is being blamed for some trouble that's been happening around town.

Not only is Adam the best-looking guy she's ever seen, but he's also the most fascinating guy she's ever met and Kenzie is determined to get to know him and find out his secret. But, the longer she stays in Paris, the more she realizes, Adam isn't the only one keeping secrets.

Price: $14.95
Publisher: Valor Publishing Group, LLC (March 16, 2010)
Genre: YA Romance

I can't wait to read "Summer in Paris". My father was born and raised in that area of Paris/Bear Lake Idaho. I have been there many times and truly know how small it is; but it is a beautiful place.

Michelle is well known for the superb romances that she writes. She is one of those "legends" in the LDS writing market. She is also known as one of the kindest and most gracious women around. It was a pleasure to meet her last April at a writers conference.

Michelle has a second book also coming out this year. The second book in the Butterfly Box series, "Hometown Girl", will be released this Spring. I really enjoyed the first book in the series called, "A Modest Proposal". I loved the story of the high school friends that came together once a year to celebrate their friendship and remember their friend who died at the end of high school. The mystery surrounding the women and why their friend really died, makes me very anxious to read the sequel.

Thank you for continuing to read my blog. I hope that you are as excited as I am about all of the great books you get to read this year!

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  1. My sense of humor is wicked? And here I thought I was very, very righteous. :)

    Thanks for the shout-out, Sheila! I hope I can live up to the expectations!

  2. I've read "Secret Sisters" and it's a hoot. Very fun. Can't wait to see it published. Tristi has such a fun sense of humor.

    Love Michele's books and Michele is such a sweet and kind person. I can't wait to read "Summer in Paris."

  3. You always know how to make me giggle Tristi!! Yes you are righteous, but you sometimes have this naughty little twinkle in your eye when you say something humorous.

    Rebecca, I am so jealous that you have already read "Secret Sisters"!!

  4. I'm looking forward to reading both of these books! March is going to be a great month with lots of fun books coming out.


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