April 2013 Prize Sponsors!

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Gaze Into Heaven by Marlene Bateman Sullivan

GazeIntoHeavenWhat is life beyond the veil? Many authors have recounted their near-death expereinces in modern memoirs, but such experiences are not limited to this day and age. Gaze Into Heaven is a compilation of fifty documented near-death experiences of life beyond the veil, drawn from the early history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Filled with insight and inspiration, this book melds engrossing personal experiences with perceptive commentary, scripture, and quotes from latter-day Prophets. After reading this book, you won’t ever think of life—or death—the same way.


Bateman_MarleneMarlene Bateman Sullivan grew up in Sandy, Utah. She attended Dixie College and Utah State University, and graduated from the University of Utah, with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She is married to Kelly R. Sullivan and has seven children. Her hobbies are gardening, camping, and reading.

Marlene writes inspirational non-fiction (including Latter-day Saint Heroes and Heroines) and clean, uplifting novels (Light on Fire Island). Gaze Into Heaven is her eighth book.

The Orchard by Krista Lynne Jensen

OrchardOn the idyllic shores of Flathead Lake, Montana, Alisen Embry finds purpose and comfort tending her late mother’s cherry orchard adjacent to the family’s beloved lake house. Though pained by the loss of her mother and her father’s estrangement, it is Derick Whitney, the man she fell in love with four years earlier, who truly influences Alisen’s view of her future.

Derick and Alisen wanted nothing more than to spend eternity together; however, intolerance and secrets forced Alisen to make a shattering choice between her family and the man she loved. But destiny always has a way of setting things right.

Now the Embry family has found themselves hopelessly in debt, and they realize renting the lake house is the only hope of saving the cherished orchard and family home. When Alisen discovers the new tenants have a connection to her past, her life takes an unexpected turn. Will fate find a way to reconnect what was broken so many years before?

Jensen_KristaLynneKrista Lynne Jensen grew up in Washington State, lived in Oregon for many years, and now lives in northwestern Wyoming with her husband and four children, surrounded by mountains, rivers, and deer that eat eat her garden.

With a passion for words, Krista places her characters in the settings she loves and challenges them to dig deeper and fight for what they want, which is usually love. Though her family keeps her busy, she keeps up with the stories playing out in her head—while trying to ignore the dishes and laundry.

Krista blogs at www.kristalynnejensen.blogspot.com.


Parenting with Spiritual Power by Julie K. Nelson

ParentingSpiritualPowerI wish children came with an instruction manual!

How many times have we heard this lament by a frustrated or overwhelmed parent? Perhaps we have said these words ourselves. There are “how-to” manuals for practically anything: installing a new faucet, building a remote control car, baking an apple pie, refinishing an antique chair… Is there a formula or a perfect manual for raising children? Yes! The scriptures.

Julie Nelson examines the lives of mothers and fathers in the scriptures (the best instruction manual) and the parenting principles we can learn from them. Discover powerful parenting examples and suggestions for personal application in this essential book.

Nelson_JulieK Julie K. Nelson is a wife and mother of five children, raising them in Illinois and now Utah. She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree from Utah State University in marriage, family and human development. Her scholarly research and creative writing have been published in journals and anthologies, and she has won numerous state and national awards for her writing. Julie has enjoyed teaching children in public and private schools and currently teaches at Utah Valley University.

Peace River by Jaclyn M. Hawkes

PeaceRiverThe 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?

Hawkes_JaclynJaclyn 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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4 thoughts on “April 2013 Prize Sponsors!”

  1. All these books look AWESOME! Can’t wait to get my hands on them, especially The Orchard!

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