LDS General Conference is right around the corner and here are some outstanding books to help keep an ongoing spiritual feeling after conference ends.
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Two stories with sharply contrasting roles for women and the military captured my attention for this week's reviews. No Peace with the Dawn by E.B. Wheeler and Jeffery Bateman takes place during World War I and the second Breach of Trust by Kathi Oram Peterson is set in today's modern world.
Braden Bell has taken a step beyond fantasy to serious questions concerning human agency coached in the story of a young girl discovering who she is. He explores the concept of absolute power to control thoughts and actions from both the side of the controller and the ones being controlled. Does the ability to make choices matter?
February is the month linked to Romance by hearts, flowers, and rings. It's the season for valentines and thoughts of June weddings. It's also a time when an abundance of romantic novels can be found. Here's a sampling of Romances from different times and circumstances with one common thread, the discovery of true love.
The roles of strong women throughout various periods of history are highlighted in following three novels. Each features a young woman thrown into unusual circumstances and whose actions and responses have a lasting effect on not only her own life, but on the lives and freedom of others.
Liz Adair has produced another Spider Latham mystery just in time to begin the new year. Death on the Red Rocks takes place in Utah's red rocks country around Kane County and features a beautiful cover depicting the transmission towers atop one of the magnificent peaks found in Southern Utah.