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Famous Family Nights by Anne Bradshaw
Famous Family Nights is unique in that it isn't simply pages of ideas for family home evenings. It peeks into the lives of 91 talented LDS people from the USA and other countries, and shares ideas, together with touching, inspiring, and often hilarious stories about their family nights.
The whole book encourages readers to begin, or continue, their own family home evenings, despite today's challenges. Famous Family Nights highlights home evening as a priceless tool for building strong, faith-centered families.
Anne Bradshaw, who was born in Wales, grew up in England, and now lives in the USA. She has authored four published books, the latest of which is Famous Family Nights. The Ardanea Pendant, a feature screenplay Anne co-authored, won first place (fantasy/sci-fi genre) in the 2008 International Family Film Festival. She has also written countless magazine and internet articles, and is a member of LDS Storymakers.
Anne's website: www.annebradshaw.com
Anne's blog: Anne's Place
Missing by Ronda Gibb Hinrichson
A BYU-Idaho choir tour in British Columbia turns out to be anything but ordinary when soloist Stacie Cox spots a kidnapped child from Rexburg during a performance. Before Stacie can alert the authorities, the little girl disappears. Stacie vows to find and rescue her, a choice that forces her to deal with her guilt-ridden past and another little girl that haunts her dreams.
When the handsome Matt Brennan helps Stacie in the search, she tries to resist the attraction she feels for him. Yet as he gains her friendship and trust, her resolve to never fall in love begins to crumble. And after a series of harrowing events, Stacie must decide if she is willing to sacrifice her life—and a possible future with Matt—to save a stranger.
Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen received her Associates Degree in English from Ricks College and studied writing at Weber State University and Utah State University. Her numerous magazine and internet writing credits include fiction and nonfiction published by The Friend, New Era, Ensign, Guideposts for Kids, Class Act, and yourLDSneighborhood.com. She also enjoys teaching writing and speaking in various venues. Ronda first knew she wanted to be a writer when she was in the 6th grade. Her English teacher had been reading S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders to the class, and when she reached the section where Johnny urged Ponyboy to stay “gold,” Ronda realized she wanted to write "golden” words just as Hinton had. More than that, she wanted those words to encourage the "golden" in others. That remains one of her goals. Ronda's award-winning novel, Missing, is her first book. She loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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