New Nonfiction from 2017

Whether you are looking for inspiration for yourself or for a pre-teen or teen who needs to know they are not alone, our authors provide insight into the value of each person.

The Book of Real Beauty for LDS Girls

"The first and best beauty tip anyone can ever give you is to be confident. Be proud of who you are. Repeat the following words to yourself at least five times a day: 'I am special and I am beautiful.' The more you say it, the more you'll believe it. Because it's true." -From The Book of Real Beauty for LDS girls.

In this book, novelist Tarrah Montgomery teaches girls to be themselves, find a style of their own, and stay healthy with proper nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Girls will learn that modesty is always in style, and they'll practice doing simple hairstyles and makeup. As girls find joy in everyday life, they will see how beauty shines from kindness and giving service. Following the Spirit brings inner beauty, confidence, and feelings of self-worth. This guide will help girls look and feel their best as they prepare for their teenage years.

You Are Worth It Eternal Perspectives for a Young Woman

"If you ever feel like you have to do it all yourself, that is a lie. During times of panic and anxiety, I have thought I was failing the Lord. I've desperately told Him how sorry I was that I could not be stronger. Instead of condemnation, He has sent powerful witnesses of His love." -From You Are Worth It

Each of us comes to this world with a divine worth and strength. Yet every person will experience times of doubt and darkness when we need comfort and encouragement. You Are Worth It features thoughtful lessons that will inspire a young woman to honor, love, and nurture herself and others. In a down-to-earth way, author JoLyn Brown teaches of faith and obedience, hopes and dreams, family and friends, and Christlike service.

The Miraculous Power of Charity

"No other interaction in the lifespan of an individual has more weight and significance—more impact on the development and pursuit of peace and harmony—than the interactions within family relationships. Charity is an essential spiritual ingredient to the well-being of the family."-From The Miraculous Power of Charity

What has the power to soften hearts, open minds, and restore hope? What can heal the wounds of abuse and fill the empty spaces left by neglect? The answer is charity, which the prophet Mormon describes as “the pure love of Christ.” Charity is the love God feels for His children—and the kind of love He asks us to feel for ourselves and each other. Through the marvelous power of charity, we can enjoy
  • Renewed self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Secure attachments with our children
  • A solid base for building an eternal relationship with our spouse
  • Optimized health and increased energy
  • The undoing of years of pain, suffering, fear, and depression
In this groundbreaking book, Douglas Dobberfuhl explores the latest findings about the brain and body in regards to charity. Drawing on over twenty years as a professional therapist, he helps readers understand charity, experience the love of Heavenly Father, and cultivate charity for others. Stories of real people are provided as motivating examples of lives transformed by charity. This God-given love can fulfill us personally, improve our marriages, and strengthen our families. If we allow ourselves to receive and share charity, its power can change us forever.

Values for a Young Woman: Inspirational Quotes

"Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world." -Margaret Laurence

Values for a Young Woman: Inspirational Quotes is a collection of uplifting quotes about eight values that are necessary for a faith-filled, happy life. With over 300 carefully selected quotes, this book will encourage a young woman to develop specific godlike attributes and will help strengthen her testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Whitney Nominations

"The Whitney Awards are an awards program for novels written by LDS authors. . . .
Novels can be nominated by any reader . . . and nominees are voted on by an academy of industry professionals, including authors, publishers, bookstore owners, distributors, critics, and others. The awards were founded in 2007 and operate as a semi-autonomous subsidiary of LDStorymakers." -From The Whitney Awards Website

Two of our author's books published in 2017 have been nominated for a Whitney Award: A Dangerous Affection by Wanda Luce and Break by JoLyn Brown. Congratulations!

About the Books:

Lady Anne Fitzroy, daughter of an ambassador to the Austrian court, returns to England after her father is murdered. Soon, rumors circulate that he committed an act of treason leading to the deaths of thousands of Austrian soldiers. Well‑known for her close assistance to her father, Anne is pressed by more than one zealot to divulge what she knows about his supposedly traitorous designs. One of these men is Nicholas Beckett, the Earl of de Rothesay, who holds Anne’s father responsible for the betrayal of his brother to the French as a spy.
Lord de Rothesay’s fierce effort to prove Anne’s father’s guilt is matched only by her passionate determination to prove her father’s innocence. De Rothesay’s prejudice draws her deep resentment and catapults them into a scrimmage of accusation and mistrust. But eventually, with Anne facing charges as an accomplice to treason, she and de Rothesay must join forces in a pact to uncover the truth about her father. Their joint search carries them into the arms of danger and into a change of heart toward each other that neither dared imagine. Can Anne’s enemy become so much more than her friend?