Ensign, May 2012 (Ensign Magazine) by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Addresses from the 182nd Annual General Conference.SATURDAY MORNING SESSIONAs We Gather Once Again | President Thomas S. MonsonAnd a Little Child Shall Lead Them | President Boyd K. PackerTeaching Our Children to Understand | Cheryl A. EsplinConverted to His Gospel through His Church | Elder Donald L. HallstromHe Truly Loves Us | Elder Paul E. KoellikerSacrifice | Elder Dallin H. OaksMountains to Climb | President Henry B. EyringSATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSIONThe Sustaining of Church Officers | President Dieter F. Uchtdorf 1. Church Auditing Department Report, 2011 | Robert W. Cantwell

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
309 reviews

The Pepper In The Gumbo: A Cane River Romance by Mary Jane Hathaway and Kathryn Frazier

Alice Augustine runs the oldest bookstore in the historic district of Natchitoches and believes technology is the root of most problems. If only more people would turn off the Tv and shut down the computer, the world wouldn’t be in the mess it’s in. If only she can get the teens she loves to step away from the screens and hold on to their Creole culture. The only person who seems to understand her passion for classic literature is the mysterious website owner, Browning Wordsworth Keats.

Paul Olivier comes back to his home town determined to show the people of Cane River that he’s not the poor, nerdy kid he once was. He’s made a fortune designing video games and opening a giant electronics store right in the snooty historic district will be the crowning glory of his career. Unfortunately, one bookish anti-tech fanatic has decided to do everything she can to keep that from happening. Even worse, she doesn’t know that in cyber space, they’re kindred spirits.

Alice and Paul clash from the start, but nothing is ever quite as it seems. When secrets are revealed, will there be a second chance- for both of them?
A romance that brings the humor of You’ve Got Mail and the deep friendships of 84, Charring Cross Road, this romance will touch the classic literature lover in everyone.

Approximately 336 pages and includes recipes!

Author: Mary Jane Hathaway and Kathryn Frazier

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
92 reviews

Children books :" ABIGAIL and the Sahara Adventure ": (Teaches your kid to explore the world) (Values eBook)Sleep… by Tali Carmi

Read it FREE as part of your PRIME or Kindle UNLIMITED membershipWant your kids to be familiar with exotic locations?Want them to meet cultures and widen their horizons?This is a wonderful book about a girl named Abigail.Abigail found a magical bicycle in her grandparents’ old house, and this bicycle takes her to the magnificent Sahara Desert.Who will she meet there? What will she discover? This beginner reader’s eBook will inspire your kids to be open to new cultures, and be more curious and enthusiastic about exploring various places.Your kids will enjoy full-color illustrations of Abigail and the desert life.Your kids will be inspired to be: 1. Open to new people & cultures 2. More curious 3. Enthusiastic about exploring new things Abigail and the Sahara Adventure is a sweet children’s book written especially for you and your ages 2- 8 children.With simple text and 13 colorful illustrations.The story is suitable as a read aloud book for preschoolers or a self-read book for beginner readers. Scroll up and grab a copy today.

Author: Tali Carmi

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
65 reviews

A Heartbeat Away: A Novel by Harry Kraus

When a brilliant surgeon undergoes a heart transplant, her life transforms as she begins experiencing memories of a murder she never witnessed. The residents worship her. Nurses step out of her way. Her colleagues respect and sometimes even fear her. But surgeon Tori Taylor never expected to end up on this side of the operating table. Now she has a new heart. This life that was formerly controlled and predictable is now chaotic. Dr. Taylor had famously protected herself from love or commitment, but her walls are beginning to crumble.  And strangest of all, memories surface that will take her on a journey out of the operating room and into a murder investigation.  Where there once was a heart of stone, there is a heart of flesh. And there is no going back.

Author: Harry Kraus

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
239 reviews

Seven Unholy Days: A Thriller by Jerry Hatchett

CAN ONE MAN BRING ABOUT ARMAGEDDON?

CAN ONE MAN STOP HIM?

Tech celebrity Matt Decker is on top of the world. Then the computerized U.S. power grid that he designed suffers a cyber-attack that was supposed to be impossible. The United States is in chaos. People are dying. And the trouble is only beginning.

Praise from international bestseller James Rollins:

“A simple glitch in a power grid heralds the beginning of a madman’s scheme to bring about a biblical apocalypse. Written in a staccato style that will leave readers breathless and flipping pages long into the night, Hatchett’s…novel, SEVEN UNHOLY DAYS, is a thriller not to be missed!”

Author: Jerry Hatchett

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
545 reviews

Faith (Amish Romance) (The Amish Buggy Horse Series Bk 1) by Ruth Hartzler and Amish Fiction Books

Faith #1 Best-seller.
Book 1 of #1 Best-selling The Amish Buggy Horse Series (Amish Romance Fiction)
by #1 Best-selling author Ruth Hartzler

An Amish buggy horse by the name of “Blessing” is passed from one person to another, changing their lives in the process.
For years, Nettie looked after her aged mother Elma, a demanding woman who did not want any involvement with the community.
Now that her mother has died, Nettie is alone. She is regarded with suspicion by the local townspeople, and has had no visitors from her community for some years.
Nettie’s buggy horse has gone lame and has had to be retired, but Nettie cannot afford a new horse. Just as Nettie is despairing about not having any means of transport, a lost horse appears in her driveway, bringing with him far-reaching consequences.
Daniel Glick is drawn to the lonely figure of Nettie, but Nettie wants to be left alone.
However, when Jebediah Sprinkler tries to force Nettie to hand over her house, Daniel springs to the rescue.
As Nettie’s struggles mount, she has to decide whether to take the law into her own hands.
And what will Daniel do when he discovers the secret that Nettie is hiding from him?

In this happy, feel-good, Amish romance series:
2. Hope
3. Charity
4. Patience
5. Kindness

About the Author.
Ruth Hartzler is also the author of the #1 Best-selling Amish Romance series, The Amish Millers Get Married.
Ruth Hartzler’s father was from generations of what people refer to as “Closed Open” or “Gospel Hall” Brethren. Ruth’s mother, a Southern Baptist, had years of struggle adapting to the cultural differences, and always cut her hair, which was a continual concern to Ruth’s father’s family. Ruth was raised strictly Brethren and from birth attended three meetings every Sunday at the Gospel Hall, the Wednesday night meeting, and the yearly “Conference,” until she left the Brethren at the age of twenty one. Ruth still has close friends in the Brethren, as well as the Amish, both groups descending from Anabaptists. Ruth’s family had electricity, but not television, radio, or magazines, and they had plain cars. Make up, bright or fashionable clothes, and hair cutting were not permitted for women. Women had to wear hats in meetings (what others would call church meetings) but not elsewhere. The word “church” was never used and there were no bishops or ministers. All baptized men were able to speak (preach, or give out a hymn) spontaneously at meetings. Musical instruments were forbidden, with the exception of the traditional pump organ which was allowed only if played in the home for hymn music. Even so, singing of hymns in accompaniment was forbidden.
Ruth Hartzler is a widow with one adult child and two grandchildren. She lives alone with her Yorkshire Terrier and two cats. She is a retired middle school teacher and enjoys quilting, reading, and writing.

Author: Ruth Hartzler and Amish Fiction Books

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
91 reviews

The Age of Reason (Xist Classics) by Thomas Paine

A Revolutionary Philosophical Work “It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine, and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.” Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason was written by Thomas Paine as a Deist text which was well received in the United States in the late 18th century but seen as too incendiary in the United Kingdom. The Age of Reason challenges the idea of state religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes Get your next Xist Classic title for Kindle here: http://amzn.to/1A7cKKl Find all our our books for Kindle here: http://amzn.to/1PooxLl Sign up for the Xist Publishing Newsletter here. Find more great titles on our website.

Author: Thomas Paine

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
218 reviews

Thores-Cross: A Yorkshire Ghost Story Novel by Karen Perkins

#1 Bestseller – British Horror, Amazon.comA haunting horror thriller set in Britain’s North Yorkshire Moors about isolation, superstition and persecution. Thores-Cross follows the stories of Emma, a present day writer, and Jennet, an eighteenth century witch.Emma Moorcroft is still grieving after a late miscarriage and moves to her dream house at Thruscross Reservoir with her husband, Dave. Both Emma and Dave hope that moving into their new home signifies a fresh start, but life is not that simple. Emma has nightmares about the reservoir and the drowned village that lies beneath the water, and is further disturbed by the sound of church bells – from a church that no longer exists.Jennet is fifteen and lives in the isolated community of Thores-Cross, where life revolves about the sheep on which they depend. Following the sudden loss of both her parents, she is seduced by the local wool merchant, Richard Ramsgill. She becomes pregnant and is shunned not only by Ramsgill, but by the entire village. Lonely and embittered, Jennet’s problems escalate, leading to tragic consequences which continue to have an effect through the centuries.Emma becomes fixated on Jennet, neglecting herself, her beloved dogs and her husband to the point where her marriage may not survive. As Jennet and Emma’s lives become further entwined, Emma’s obsession deepens and she realises that the curse Jennet inflicted on the Ramsgill family over two hundred years ago is still claiming lives. Emma is the only one who can stop Jennet killing again, but will her efforts be enough?’The writing is near flawless. Your voice is crisp and natural, carrying the reader into lives of the characters and the world you have created seamlessly.’ – Lauren Grey, author of ‘Threads of Time’.’I love your historicals. They feel so real. I can already tell this one is excellent. The back and forth between Emma’s modern life and Jennet’s 18th century life is tantalizing.’ – Laura Emmons, author of ‘Seeing Magic’ and ‘Healing Hands’.’…a wonderful piece of writing.’ – Lin Churchill, author of ‘Pride’.’Overall I can see this attracting readers of both contemporary and historical fiction. It seems that it will gravitate around characters and relationships so perhaps it may have more appeal to women. It was a pleasure to read, Karen and it’s setting up the connection between past and present very well’ – Lesa Clarke, author of ‘The Glass House’.’Wow, I’ve never been into ghost stories before, but this is great!’ – Lesley Taylor, author of ‘Heart-Brother’ and ‘Changeling’.’Startling but extremely accurate use of language . . . Very emotive and skilfully handled . . . I found your writing fluid and accurate but more importantly, completely enthralling.’ – R.M.A., author of ‘The Snow Lily’.’This is terrific.’ – Chris Bostic, author of ‘Game Changer’ and ‘Fugitives From Northwoods”As always, your writing is impressive and so is your knowledge of boats. You have clearly taken the time to research the area, the herbs and other various concepts within your book, and it shows and makes the story that much stronger throughout. I really enjoyed this book, truly, and I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it. Well done.’- Claire C Riley, author of ‘Limerence”I love the way you handle your characters and the way you blend them into the book from the word go but in such a clever way. I can see this has taken you some time to plan out as I can see the way you start a part of the story to know how that particular part is going to end. There is a really nice narrative here coupled with a brilliant flow and pace to it. You have done well and I like this a lot.’ – Sean Connolly, author of. British Army on the Rampage. (B.A.O.R)

Author: Karen Perkins

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
173 reviews

Reservations for Two by Anne Patrick

Widower’s Maggie O’Brien and Carson Jennings are both on a journey to rediscover who they are. Maggie, an adventurous former pastor’s wife of thirty-nine years, hopes to find closure in the place she and her husband spent their honeymoon. Carson, a retired judge, is living his lifelong dream of traveling across the U.S. in his RV. When their paths cross in the tranquil setting of Mason Springs, New Mexico, love is the last thing that either of them expects to find.

When this mix matched pair comes together they find themselves in some hilarious and even precarious situations. As the romance begins to blossom they face many obstacles that threaten to tear them apart, and what Maggie discovers about herself in New Mexico will redefine her future and alienate one of her children.

Will Carson and Maggie’s love for one another be strong enough to weather the storms or will their love for their children keep them apart?

Author: Anne Patrick

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
326 reviews

Unmending the Veil by Lisa Heaton

Unmending the Veil implies that somehow the torn Temple veil has been mended. Stitch by stitch, Robin has closed her heart off to God. Years have passed since a nearly fatal attack by her husband, and still, she is paralyzed by fear and grief.
When faced with the command to forgive all things, will Robin be able to forgive the man who nearly killed her, forgive God for taking what mattered most, and forgive herself for her own attempt at murder?
Also by Lisa Heaton, On 4/19, in print or on Kindle

Author: Lisa Heaton

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
116 reviews