Following a week that saw the awarding of Whitney Awards to LDS authors for their outstanding works from 2016, I chose to review two unique novels that are sure to receive nominations for the 2017 awards, Courting Carrie in Wonderland by Carla Kelly and The Dating Experiment by Eloida Kay Strain.
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