The Makeover of James Orville Wickenbee

"I have a plan!" I said excitedly to James and Alex. "Picture a huge banner with a before picture of you, James, on one end. The banner reads: 'Watch James Wickenbee turn into Super-Jim!'""A before picture?" James looked confused. "Before what?""On one end we place a large picture of what you look like now. But on the other end, we leave a blank square for another picture of you. Under it we write 'Fairport's Next President.' As the campaign progresses, James, you improve . . . well, your appearance improves. A day or two before the election we place a picture of the new and improved you in that spot. Your new picture, the after picture, which shows you as Super-Jim."At Fairport High School, Jana has taken on a special project. She's determined to turn James Orville Wickenbee, her brother's new best friend, into one of the "cool kids." After all, Jana can't afford to have James — a "nobody," not to mention a Mormon — ruin her plans to get her brother...
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Healer's Apprentice

The stories that are told, that are written, are of those who influence the world around them. They are of men and women who could make people dance to their tune, who rose to greatness through their bloodline or their strength. The story I tell is of a young man who rose to greatness by staying in the shadows, using his cunning to shape the kingdom.“Insurrection is the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.” –Marquis de LaFayetteThe stories that are told, that are written, are of those who influence the world around them. They are of men and women who could make people dance to their tune, who rose to greatness through their bloodline or their strength. The story I tell is of a young man who rose to greatness by staying in the shadows, using his cunning to shape the kingdom.My name is Max. I am the second child of a peasant couple. My life was forever changed the day I was supposed to die…
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Always Will

Handsome twenty-eight-year-old Will Hallerman has finally had enough of the dating world—he’s ready to find a wife and settle down. This announcement is catastrophic in Hannah Becker’s world. After knowing Will her entire life and adoring him from afar since junior high school, she realizes her chance at love with him is in grave danger. Hannah’s problem? To Will, she will never be more than his best friend’s little sister. Determined to open his eyes to her charms, Hannah sets out to sabotage Will’s wife hunt by placing nightmare dates in his path and taking his search on a wild goose chase. Her plan is risky, but she’s willing to take a chance to catch the eye of her soul mate. Despite her crazy schemes, nothing seems to be working. Hannah can’t help but wonder if it’s time to set aside this childhood crush—to move on and settle down herself. She’s ready for a fresh start with a great guy. If only Will weren’t suddenly changing the rules of the game . . . And how can Hannah move on when Will just won’t let her forget?
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The Heart that Truly Loves

Millie turned angrily to Nicholas. "You entice innocent women to leave their homes and the beliefs of their fathers, to give up all that they have and go to some wretched place in the middle of nowhere—"Nicholas put his hand on her arm as if to stop her. "Miss Cooper, you do not understand." He was grieved."I understand! Far more than you realize."What Millicent Cooper understands is that the Thatcher family, with whom she has lived since her mother's death, has left the culture and refinement of Boston for the wild Missouri frontier. And it all is the result of Judith Thatcher's introduction to the Mormon faith by four missionaries—missionaries like Nicholas Todd.Rather than live among a people with strange, alien beliefs, Millie has chosen to return to her hometown. There she encounters Elder Nicholas Todd, who treats her with a tenderness that she has never experienced before. But his commitment to a religion that has disrupted,...
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Twitterpated

Jessie Taylor is furious when her roommate secretly posts her picture on the dating website LDS Lookup—furious, that is, until she spends all night instant messaging Ben Bratton, a man whose wit and warmth just might make Jessie forget the train wreck of her last romantic relationship. Their first date is a smashing success (literally), but Ben’s overall awesomeness can’t save Jessie from having to deal with Craig, her competitive coworker whose baiting behavior sets new standards for obnoxiousness. Determined to beat Craig at his own game, Jessie spends long office hours finishing projects and putting out fires, but while her performance wows her boss, it only makes Ben skittish—after a failed engagement to an up-and-coming lawyer, he’s not about to pair up with someone who’s married to her job. Will Jessie figure out how to be true to herself and take her big chance at love before it’s gone with a click of the mouse?
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Wedding Belles: A Novel in Four Parts

Wedding Belles A clean and wholesome romantic comedy told in four parts. Harper is an event planner with dreams of taking over the Charleston wedding scene . . . until she meets the biggest Bridezilla of her career. She needs the job, but the only way to keep it is to hire a temperamental chef with big dreams of his own. Can Zak’s passion for brilliant food save the wedding? Or will the sparks flying between Harper and Zak burn them both? Janie is a classical cellist booked to play a posh Charleston wedding. She’s excited to have the lucrative gig until the groom’s brother, Emmett, shows up and asks her to help him play a song he wrote for the happy couple. The only trouble? Emmett is her former high school crush and never did anything but ignore Janie. When chemistry sizzles between them, will Janie have the courage to move beyond past hurts and embrace an unpredictable future? Lily has been Dahlia's best friend, partner-in-crime, and now her maid of honor . . . until suddenly there's no wedding, and she's left to clean up Dahlia's biggest mess of all. She's been friends with Deacon, the jilted groom, for just as long, and it's up to her rescue him after Hurricane Dahlia blows through. But as their friendships deepen, so do their feelings. Can she trust their growing chemistry, or is this another disaster waiting to happen? Sutton is a photographer running from her past. Only the pleas from her best friend to photograph her wedding could bring Sutton back to Charleston. Her plan is to get in and get out before her ex knows she and their daughter are in town. Before she can leave Charleston behind for good, she meets Max , who turns out to be the safe place she didn’t know she was looking for. She’s finally ready to quit running, if only she can find him again…
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Mercies and Miracles

The folks in Fairhaven find themselves, along with the rest of the country, reeling in the aftermath of the September eleventh attacks. In spite of the impact on their hearts, most summon the courage to carry on with their lives.Bishop Jim Shepherd does his best to keep things on an even keel as he ministers to the varying needs of his ward members and tries to bring in from the fringes of Church activity a number of sheep who have wandered.But even his own daughter, Tiffani, suddenly seems to have ideas that don't always mesh with her dad's way of thinking.
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