Thursday, May 30, 2013

Yesterday & the Locket by Amanda Tru

Yesterday Locket Tour


Her yesterday was five years ago. What will her tomorrow bring? When HANNAH KRAEGER saves a family injured in a car accident, she has no idea she has changed events in the past. Waking the next morning, Hannah discovers her yesterday was really five years ago. Each trip Hannah takes through time changes the timeline and her own life. With help from DR. SETH MCALLISTER, Hannah must unravel the mystery of why she time travels and who she actually is before the strange ability costs her future, the man she loves, and even her life. YESTERDAY is a thrilling Christian Romantic Suspense filled with unexpected twists, mystery, and romance.  



The Locket

Hannah suddenly finds that she has time travelled once again, but this time is different. After helping save a woman's life, Hannah discovers that she has completely altered the timeline and thrown her very existence into jeopardy. Facing life-threatening effects upon returning to her own time, Hannah is then given a death sentence: if she time travels again, she will die. Now, Hannah must solve the clues to her own identity and find a way to save her own life before she is once again sent spiraling through time. Will her mother's locket hold the key to both her past and her future? Has she just found the love of her life only to lose him? Could God have a plan for Hannah amidst the chaos?  


My Thoughts
I really enjoyed both of these books. Yesterday pulled me in from the first scene as Hannah was so brave even though she was terrified. Sometimes the story would slow down a bit with Hannah stewing about time travel and how it was hurting her and others, but then she would time travel again, change history a bit, and the pace would speed back up. I think these are great books and am excited to read the next one.

amanda tAuthor Amanda Tru

Although I loved my job as an elementary school teacher, I am now very blessed to be mommy to three adorable little boys and living my dream of being an author. I have a vivid imagination and have always been easily entertained by the stories in my head. Fortunately, I also love to paint those pictures with words. I like writing a wide variety of genres, and my current book list includes everything from a Christian time travel / romance series, to an action-packed suspense, to a romance involving a woman who likes to anonymously play matchmaker. Although I enjoy historical, Christian, paranormal, suspense, and everything in between, my books all have one thing in common--I love to surprise my readers with the unexpected. I currently have 7 books available for kindle, nook, and paperback. My family and I live in a small Idaho town where the number of cows outnumbers the number of people.  

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Above Rubies by Jaclyn M. Hawkes - Book Blast & $50 Giveaway

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above rubiesAbove Rubies

His chivalry was strangling her. He thought he was helping her—and in truth, he was. She was in desperate straits. But as honorable as he was, he was also breaking her heart. Her attraction was drowning him. When World Champion rodeo cowboy Rossen Rockland and his friends rescue a young runaway who has been abused by her foster father and take her home to his parents’ ranch, he expects her to turn out to be a pain in the neck. And sometimes she is. It doesn’t take him long to figure out that she has way more than her allotment of troubles—and far more than her share of gifts. Lovely, talented, and ravingly brilliant, Kit Star is too young, unbelievably humble, and oh, so loveable. Knowing that she needs his protection and time to grow into her potential, Rossen also figures out that what she really is, is a pain in the heart. Watch for more of the Rockland Ranch Series!  

Praise for Above Rubies:

I absolutely could not put this book down. It had me laughing, crying, angry and pretty much every other emotion. I can not wait for the next one in the series to come out. Keep them coming!!! ~Addicted to Books This is the second book in the Rockland Ranch Romance Series. It can be read as a stand alone or copies of Peace River can be supplied if you would also like to review it.  

peace riverPeace River (Book 1)

The police didn't understand the danger, but she did. Her father had always been abusive, but now, with a ten million dollar Thoroughbred farm on the line, and a powerful bookie leaning on him, her father had become out of control. But how do you get away and take a world famous stallion with you? Carrie was getting desperate when a handsome and honorable but thoroughly cynical rodeo cowboy from Wyoming happened to show up with a horse trailer. He didn't ride a white horse, but he was definitely a knight in shining armor. He'll protect her from the mob, but can she survive falling in love with a bull rider?  

Praise for Peace River

"Give me a clean romance, humor and a good looking cowboy and I'm a happy girl. LDS fiction isn't always my favorite but I really enjoyed the characters and adventure in this book." ~Carol - Goodreads "There was plenty of action, adventure and danger to keep me guessing just how everything was going to turn out. I didn't want to put it down until I finished! Jaclyn Hawkes is one of my favorite LDS romance authors. You really can't go wrong with any of her books that you pick up!" ~Cathy -Goodreads

jaclynAuthor Jaclyn M. Hawkes

Jaclyn M. Hawkes grew up in Utah with 6 sisters, 4 brothers and any number of pets. (It was never boring!) She got a bachelor’s degree, had a career and traveled extensively before settling down to her life’s work of being the mother of four magnificent and sometimes challenging children. She loves shellfish, the out of doors, the youth and hearing her children laugh. She and her fine husband, their family, and their sometimes very large pets, now live in a mountain valley in northern Utah, where it smells like heaven and kids still move sprinkler pipe.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Poison Me for only $.99

Poison Me is on a fun promo for only $.99 on Amazon until Memorial Day. Thanks to all of you who have read it and posted kind reviews, I truly appreciate the support.

If you live in Cache Valley and are extremely bored tonight (haha, everyone is nuts this time of year) you can come listen to me speak at The Logan Library at 7 p.m. I seriously doubt anyone but my mom will show up, it is beautiful outside and I'd much rather be doing yard work than listening to me speak! But if you decide to come, let me know and I'll bring chocolate!

Hope you all have a fabulous spring day. Hugs, Cami

One Drop at a Time by M. Russell Ballard

Do you sometimes wonder if your little efforts could possibly make any difference at all? Consider a simple example from nature.

Honey is “one of the foods that includes all the substances— enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and water—necessary to sustain life,” writes Elder M. Russell Ballard. And yet, “Over its short lifetime of just a few weeks to four months, a single honeybee’s contribution of honey to its hive is a mere one-twelfth of one teaspoon. Though seemingly insignificant when compared to the total, each bee’s one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey is vital to the life of the hive.”

Your simple, daily acts of service matter, and this charmingly illustrated little book will lift your heart as it demonstrates the power of many righteous people working together to fill the world, one drop at a time, with the sweet truths of the gospel.

About the Author

Elder M. Russell Ballard was sustained as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October 1985. Prior to that, he served in the first Quorum of the Seventy and in the presidency of that quorum. A successful businessman, he has engaged in various enterprises, including automotive, real estate, and investments. He has also served as a bishop twice and as president of the Canada Toronto Mission. Elder Ballard and his wife, Barbara Bowen Ballard, are the parents of seven children and grandparents of forty-three.

My Review:

This lovely book is motivational and inspiring. I love small books like this that I can have on my desk or side table and read a page or two from each day, it inspires me to keep trying to serve and love as the Lord would have me do. I really appreciate Deseret Book including me in this blog tour and sharing this beautiful book with me. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Love in Darkness - Review & Giveaway

Alex had everything when he was with Madison. But the darkness within him wouldn't go away. After two years apart, he returns to Pelican Bluffs and to the girl he never wanted to leave. 

Madison wants to give their love another chance, but Alex can't fight fate. He is what he is. Ruined. Crazy like his mother. And Madison deserves so much more. When his secrets spill out into their small town, Alex has a choice to make. Hide away in the darkness forever, or let love in.

My Review:

I loved Castles on the Sand and was thrilled when Love in Darkness was released. This story was different as it is told from the hero's POV, and it's an extremely interesting POV, but it was just as good as the first book. It's a sad and sometimes frustrating story, but very much worth reading and hoping the hero can overcome his demons and receive the love he deserves.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

21 Principles by Richard G. Scott

"As you seek spiritual knowledge, search for principles," counsels Elder Richard G. Scott. "Principles are concentrated truth, packaged for application to a wide variety of circumstances."

In this exciting book, Elder Scott offers 21 principles distilled from his life experiences. These "concentrated truths" will help you understand more fully how to be guided by the Spirit. Elder Scott's brief explanations open the way for your own discovery and exploration.

"I bear witness that Jesus Christ knows you personally," Elder Scott writes. "He will provide answers to every difficult problem in your life as you trust Him and do all you can to understand and apply His doctrine and strive to live by the Spirit." 21 Principles will be a valuable tool in that quest.

About the Author

Elder Richard G. Scott, was called as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in October 1988. He had served in the First Quorum of the Seventy since 1977 and was a member of the presidency of that quorum for five years. He holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and completed post-graduate work in nuclear engineering. Prior to his call as a General Authority, he worked on the staff of Admiral Hyman Rickover developing military and private nuclear power reactors. Elder Scott and his wife, Jeanene Watkins Scott (deceased), are the parents of seven children.

My Review

I knew I would love this book because I love each one of Elder Scott's talks. The book is so wonderful because it walks you through how to truly have divine inspiration in your life, which I feel is the key to making it through this life with joy and peace. I would highly recommend this book to everyone who is searching for truth and light.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

4th Annual LDS Writer Blogfest

LDS Writer Blogfest

I'm excited to be a part of the 4th Annual LDS Writer Blogfest. It's interesting to stop and think about how my faith and beliefs impact me as a writer. Lately, my family has been on a huge quest to slow down and enjoy being together and serving others more, basically trying to focus more on the things that matter most. Sometimes the hardest thing for me is balance. I love what Marjorie Hinckley says about this, "Life is full of challenges. Many of them involve balance and temperance. Complete abstention may be much easier than moderation. It’s easier for me to completely abstain from smoking than to try to balance my day – a little for this, a little for that, a little for him, a little for her." 

It's almost easier for me to become completely immersed in writing or completely immersed in family rather than achieving a good balance and putting the most important things (serving others, my family, and my faith) first. I have found the key to this is relying on The Holy Ghost for inspiration and direction. If I sit down to write and feel prompted to work on a different project, I do it. If I sit down to write and feel I should snuggle my 2yo and watch Chuggington instead, I try to do it (the snuggling part is fun but wasting time watching television has never been fun for me!). 

Our lives are a constant balancing act, but having the inspiration from above can really help us to stay on track, accomplish the things that matter most, and be happy throughout the process. 

Please read some of the thoughts of other LDS Writers, they are some inspiring people!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Esther the Queen by H.B. Moore

She is a beautiful young Jewess, content in her life of anonymity.

He is the most powerful king in the world.

When chance brings the two together, the course of history is forever altered.

The glittering court of the Persian Empire serves as the backdrop for one of the most poignant tales of courage in the Bible, brought vividly to life in the pages of bestselling author H.B. Moore’s sweeping saga. And it begins on a dusty road in the Jewish Quarter . . .

An unexpected meeting between Esther and King Xerxes results in an immediate and unmistakable connection. When Esther is summoned to enter the king’s harem—the first step toward becoming his wife—Esther is torn between her desire to be with Xerxes and the knowledge that they will forever be divided by the secret of her Jewish heritage. Encouraged by her family to do what she must to help her people, she deftly navigates her new position in the palace, quickly becoming beloved by all—including Xerxes.

But when a treacherous plan threatens to engulf the kingdom in violence, Esther must choose between love and duty. Is she prepared to sacrifice all that she holds dear in order to save her people from certain annihilation?

My Review:
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author did a beautiful job of weaving an inspiring Biblical story with a fabulous romance. I loved the way she portrayed Esther and King Xerxes and I loved learning more about this time period and people through a quick-paced and exciting story. I would highly recommend this book, especially if you enjoy historical fiction.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Marie Evans

My mom's dearest friend, Marie Evans, passed away on Friday. We attended the funeral yesterday where my mom and all of Marie's children spoke. It was amazing. You always expect to attend a funeral for a loved one and be devastated, but this was just a complete spiritual lift. Marie was an angelic lady, she loved everyone and made us all feel like we were her best friend. While everyone is heartbroken to not be able to see Marie, be spoiled by her, and hear her lovely English accent, the theme for the funeral became - if you loved Marie, go out and love like she did. So inspiring to stop and evaluate if I'm being as loving, kind, and charitable as I can be so that someday I can see my friend Marie again, have her place her hand on my arm and say, "Oh, Cami..." I loved how she always prefaced every conversation with that!
I love you, Marie.

The Enemy by Larry Bograd - $100 Giveaway


The EnemyThe Enemy

A red-hot political thriller from a blue state author. Buried among the thousands of financial transactions he reviews each day, analyst Randy Duncan finds a secret web of laundered money financing the assassination of the President, which, in turn, will lead the country into war. Can Randy and his law-student daughter Clare follow the money and stop the enemy in time? In a political thriller worthy of Dan Brown, Richard Condon, and Allen Drury, award-winning novelist Larry Bograd charts a political thriller sure to keep you reading and leave you sleepless wondering and worried about who really controls America.

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      larryAuthor Larry Bograd Larry Bograd has published more than two dozen books, primary for children and young adults--and now his first eBook original, "The Enemy." He is also a playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He is president of Roundtable Media Group, which produces documentary films, Web shows, and events.  

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Looking for La La - Free Book

For Mother's Day, Ellie Campbell is offering Looking for La La free on Amazon

In a recent survey 65% of mothers admitted feeling undervalued, over-criticised and constantly tired.

Cathy is no exception. Her dull, uneventful days as a stay at home, mother of two, are radically transformed however with the arrival of a heavily lipsticked postcard addressed to husband, Declan. Who is the mysterious La La? Could Declan really be having an affair? And is Cathy actually being stalked?

Whatever – it will definitely prove riveting gossip for the Tuesday Twice Monthlies, Cathy’s 'Mothers Restaurant Research’ group where scandal flows as recklessly as the wine. But what starts as a light-hearted investigation with best friend Raz, soon turns into something much more sinister.

With a possible murderer on the scene, a sexy admirer igniting long-forgotten sparks, and all her friends hiding secrets, it’s not only Cathy’s marriage that’s in jeopardy. Add in the scheming antics of Declan’s new assistant, the stress of organizing the school Save The Toilet’s dance and the stage is set for a dangerous showdown and some very unsettling, possibly deadly, revelations.’

Praise for previous Ellie Campbell novels:

When Good Friends Go Bad
‘Quirky and intriguing and kept me interested throughout… all the key ingredients for a gripping read: love and lust are angling for room with an unsolved mystery, lots of juicy secrets (old and new) and a nice bit of suspense and surprise towards the end.’ The Bookbag
‘An engaging story about the bonds of friendship stretching over 12 years, by the sister duo who gave us How to Survive Your Sisters.’ BOOKSELLER
‘When Good Friends Go Bad really was a fabulous novel and I wholly recommend you read it.’ Chicklit Reviews and News
Nominated as a “Top Ten Beach Read” Red Magazine

How to Survive your Sisters
‘Makes sibling rivalry funny.’ Cosmopolitan
‘A rollicking read,’ Carol Smith, author of ‘Twilight Hour’ and ‘In the Dead of the Night’.
‘A cracking book with the entangled plot developing at great speed, one of the best in this area.’ BOOKSELLER
‘Ellie Campbell's infectious sense of fun is immensely cheering. Her stories are a gorgeous blend of memorable characters, plot-twisting treats and heart-warming nostalgia. I hope the Ellie Campbell phenomenon is here to stay.’ Fiona Walker, author of Four Play and The Love Letter.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Journey of Promise by Vickie Hall

Journey of Promise When converts Richard and Leah Kenyon leave Wales and heed the call to Zion, they are unprepared for the toll exacted by the journey. To face the incredible odds mounted against them they call upon the Lord's tender mercies to see them through and strengthen their love for one another. Their story will remind you where to turn during your trials. Amazon * Barnes & Noble  
All That Was Promised In 1847 Wales Methodist Minister Richard Kenyon converts to Mormonism. Richard’s newfound faith is put to the test when he faces the anger of his former congregation, his wife’s indecisiveness, his brother’s betrayal, and the murderous intentions of misinformed villagers.   Amazon * Barnes & Noble    
Author Vickie Hall Vickie is a native of Utah, but growing up, lived in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Nebraska. When she's not writing, she's composing music, or shopping with her sister. She loves animals of all kinds and camping with her family. Her favorite pastime is watching old movies on TCM, and unashamedly has a crush on Cary Grant.
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Broken Path only $.99

I lowered the price on The Broken Path to only $.99 on Saturday night. I wanted to see if it would bring the book back up on Amazon ratings (it was #1 for Christian Romance throughout January).

I'm happy to report that Monday The Broken Path was at #169 overall and #1 for Christian Romance. That was pretty exciting. It's dropping on the rankings now so I'll probably change the price back tonight. If any of you don't have The Broken Path and want it click here to get the $.99 deal.

I'm still trying to figure out what the ideal price is for an ebook. $.99 sells really well, but I might as well be giving the books away (not really, but close). It seems like $2.99 does well also, but I see ebooks selling for $10.99 and up.

What are you willing to pay for an ebook? Does it seem crazy to you that some of them are almost as expensive as the print version?

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Monday, May 6, 2013

David's Song - Review

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David's Song Taken from the book cover: Annie only ever really loved two men in her life. One broke her heart, the other married her. Four children and fifteen years later, Annie’s marriage is in jeopardy. Money is tight and her husband questions the very foundation of their relationship. When Annie is unexpectedly given the opportunity to see the young man who broke her heart — a man who is now a megastar in the music industry — Annie is faced with choices. Choices that will determine what is of more value — a second chance at lost love and unfulfilled dreams or commitment, trust, and love built on years of experience. A psychologically subtle, yet compelling tale about how the instinct and need for love overcomes self-doubt and personal inadequacy.  

My Review
David's Song is a story that reels you in and stays with you long after you've finished. It was a well-written novel that made me laugh and cry. I have to admit I struggled with parts of the book, especially that in my eyes her children didn't factor much into Annie's decisions. 
I highly recommend you read David's Song and let me know what you think.

“Thank you for dancing with me,” he said. 

          I swallowed hard, trying to keep my composure.  I was a mix of relief and surprise and elation.  I tried smiling without looking too thrilled.  This was not a declaration of love, but it was as close as I would ever get.

“It’s my pleasure,” I replied, feeling flushed.

“I should get you home,” he said and slowly pulled his hand away.  “It’s late, even if we don’t have to dance in the morning.”   

 When we finally stepped outside again I looked to the sky.  The lights from the neon signs had dimmed the stars, but I couldn’t help thinking that those same stars were on my side.   I watched David as he zipped his jacket, and when he started to walk I fell in step beside him.  He reached down and took my hand again.  I looked to make sure that really was my hand in his.

“Next time I want to go to a concert, I’m calling you,” he told me as we waited for the light to cross the street.  “Then we can go out again and really share the music.”  He was nodding to himself as if he thought it a brilliant idea.  He wouldn’t have to convince me. 

“I’d like that,” I replied.  We walked along quietly, hand in hand until we reached Glenwood Apartments.  An orange glow rested over the parking lot from the street lights, and each building was highlighted by a brighter yellow light coming from the glass entryway at the doors.

“That’s my building over there.”  I pointed to the third building in line.  “Thanks for walking me home.”  I reluctantly pulled my hand away as we approached the entrance.

“I always take my date home.  It’s rude to make them walk home alone,” he said with a smile.

“Date?”  I repeated. 

“Well, we did go to a concert together.  Isn’t that a date?”

I laughed.  “We didn’t exactly go together.”

“Close enough,” he said.  He took a step closer and looked down at me, his blue eyes looking almost black in the light. “You’re not like the other girls, Annie.”  He was quiet and more sober than before.

“Is that a good thing or not?” I asked, feeling a little dizzy being so close to him.

“No, not like them at all,” he repeated.

Author A.R. Talley April R Talley was born and raised in the Rubber City, Akron, Ohio in 1959. She is the youngest of six children. She attended Brigham Young University for a time, but withdrew to work fulltime for Osmond Productions in Orem, Utah as a member of The Osmond production staff. After a brief stint working in television, she returned to Akron to finish her education. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Mass Media Communications in 1981. April later worked as vice president and part owner of a dance and sportswear boutique. Married in 1982, she is the proud mother of seven children and is deeply involved in volunteer work for her church. April spends her time working on future projects, caring for home and family, and traveling. David’s Song is her debut novel and the first of a trilogy.
  Praise from reviews on "Not just your typical romance novel" - Tracy Williams "David's Song is great read that leaves you thinking about the story and pondering your own relationships". - Anna Pavkov "Sucked me in from the 1st page" - Jill Walker "Loved this book . . . could not put it down!" - Dana Vieira     Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 5/15/13   a Rafflecopter giveaway  
Saturday, May 4, 2013

Cover Reveal - Working it Out by Rachael Anderson

Author Rachael Renee Anderson

Rachael Anderson is the author of four books: Divinely Designed, Luck of the Draw, Minor Adjustments, and The Reluctant Bachelorette. She's the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

Working It Out
A chance encounter . . . 
Grace Warren's life is safe and predictable—exactly the way she likes it. But when she gets roped into going to an auction to help out a friend, everything changes. She meets Seth Tuttle—a guy who unexpectedly kisses her then disappears, leaving her flustered and upset. If she never sees him again, it will be too soon.

A chance for love . . .  
Weeks later, when Seth limps into Grace's rehab clinic post surgery, she immediately recognizes him. Unfortunately, he's every bit as frustrating and annoying as she remembered. Yet there's something about him that makes her second-guess her carefully placed boundaries even though he's everything she's sure she doesn't want in a man. But maybe Seth is exactly what Grace has needed all along—assuming she's willing to risk safe and predictable for a chance at love.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Beginning of Better Days

How important are women in the restored church of Jesus Christ? We learn something about the answer to the question from a simple historic fact: In 1842, the Prophet Joseph Smith took time to attend several meetings of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo and give personal instruction to the women there. He did this at a time of great personal turmoil, when persecutions were raging and his responsibilities were heavy. He did it at a time when society barely acknowledged women as having any kind of status at all. On six separate occasions, he taught the women personally about their privileges, their opportunities, their obligations, and the blessings the Lord had in store for them in His kingdom.

The Beginning of Better Days includes Joseph Smith's six timeless sermons to the women of Nauvoo, along with personal essays from Sheri Dew and Virginia H. Pearce that help us better understand the sermons and their relevance for Latter-day Saint women today. "We have attempted to share a little about our own processes of discovery regarding the sermons," writes the authors. "This is what worked for us. What works for you may be similar — or it may be completely different. The important thing is to dig in."

Read the Entire Article: LDS Women's Book Review of The Beginning of Better Days by Mindy (Click Here)

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About the Authors

Sheri Dew is a native of Ulysses, Kansas, and a graduate of Brigham Young University. She has authored several books, including the biographies of two presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Presidents Gordon B. Hinckley and Ezra Taft Benson. Her most recent books are God Wants a Powerful People and Saying It Like It Is. Sheri was named the president and CEO of Deseret Book Company in March 2002. She also serves as a member of both the BYU Marriott School of Management’s National Advisory Council and the President’s Leadership Council for BYU-Hawaii. In March 2003 the White House appointed her as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women and Girls at the United Nations.

Virginia Hinckley Pearce is the author of the bestselling book A Heart Like His: Making Space for God’s Love in Your Life, and has edited and coauthored several additional books, including Glimpses into the Life and Heart of Marjorie Pay Hinckley. She has served as a counselor in the Young Women general presidency and on the general Primary board of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She and her husband, the late James R. Pearce, have six children and twenty-six grandchildren.

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