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LDS Fiction: The Quantum Breach By Jennie Hansen

The Quantum Breach by Denver Acey is one of those books that changes the reader's view of computers and social media forever.

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Run for Your Life—A Tale of Conspiracy and Intrigue

Nominating a new judge squares off against energy interests in Washington DC in this new LDS fiction book.

By Jennie Hansen
LDS Fiction: ‘Counting Candles,’ presents a New George Bailey

Anyone reading Counting Candles is likely to compare it to It's a Wonderful Life, that long time seasonal favorite of an ordinary man who becomes depressed because of his failure to achieve some grand success in life.

By Jennie Hansen
Young Adult Fiction: The Rebel Princess

This fun and completely delightful tale is filled with magic forests and mythical creatures. Author Janice Sperry has created a fresh, delightful book that is sure to become a fan favorite.

By Michele Ashman Bell
LDS Fiction: "Living it Down"

The author handles well the unrealistic expectation some people have of achieving perfection in this life. However I'm uncomfortable with many aspects of this emotionally complicated premise.

By Jennie Hansen
LDS Fiction: “Eastward to Zion” Tells of Pioneers from Down Under

From the beginning the reader understands that Eastward to Zion is a story of conversion and the hardships undertaken by those who traveled in the opposite direction of those who traveled from Nauvoo to the Salt Lake Valley.

By Jennie Hansen
LDS Fiction: ‘The Insider’ Author Keeps Getting Better and Better

It's exciting to see an author get better with each succeeding book. I've enjoyed Sian Ann Bessey's books since her first one, but she is one of those authors who just keeps getting better.

By Jennie Hansen
LDS Fiction: ‘Hope’ According to a Dead Man

A historical novel that boasts an interesting point of view character though many of the characterizations feel incomplete.

By Jennie Hansen
LDS Fiction: A New Lens on Mental Illness in “Devil’s Cataract”

Jill finds herself sitting in the tearoom of a hotel frequented by tourists in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), feeling dizzy and disoriented. She has no idea how she got there or what is wrong with her. In fact she doesn't even know who she is.

By Jennie Hansen
LDS Fiction: ‘Lord Grenville's Choice,’ A Regency Era ‘Will They or Won’t They’

Vandagriff delivers a polished romance that will satisfy any Regency fan and though her writing is squeaky clean, she manages to convey a philosophy much like D.H. Lawrence with the importance she places on physical attraction.

By Jennie Hansen