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A list  of Adult LDS Fiction favorites compiled by your fellow Wasatch County Library Patrons . 

Culinary Mystery Series
Josi S. Kilpack,   
Cooking aficionado turned amateur detective Sadie Hoffmiller tries to solve murders and mysteries!

Spare Change by Aubrey Mace,   
Twenty-three and single, Riley thinks resolutions should be fun, not hard. Just before midnight, she vows to make the easiest resolution ever: save her pennies and at the end of the year, buy something nice for herself. Easy! ...Or is it?
Working at a cancer treatment center can change one's perspective, and before long Riley decides to donate her extra money to cancer research rather than reward herself. At first her resolution is her own secret, but all too soon the nurses figure out her plan, and then things really begin to get out of hand.

Second Chances   By Melanie Jacobson,
When feisty Huntington Beach entrepreneur Louisa Gibson begins filming the Mormon Bachelor, a reality dating web series, she has no idea that she will be forced to step in as a substitute bachelorette, becoming an unwitting cast member on her own show, and into the arms of Nick, her devastatingly handsome ex-boyfriend.

Smart Move   By Melanie Jacobson,  

Breaking up with devastatingly handsome Jake Manning, sassy twenty-seven-year-old redhead Sandy Burke heads to Washington, DC, where she takes the job of director of New Horizons, a nonprofit organization benefiting women in poverty. The interference of a pesky lawyer and his attempts to reverse zoning approval for a New Horizons' building project seem insurmountable -- until, in a twist of fate, Sandy discovers the lawyer happens to be none other than her nemesis, Jake Manning!
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend by Elodia Strain,
A romantic comedy in which Jesse, a sassy and intelligent young woman, must choose between two men--one a penniless writer, and the other a successful advertising executive.

Mark of Royalty by Jennifer Clark and Stephonie Williams

Determined to fulfill her devoted mother's wishes, Sarah reserves her heart for Chad despite her growing affections for another man. But as plots against the crown unfold, someone accidentally discovers Sarah's mark of royalty --setting the stage for discoveries that will shake the kingdom to its core.

Obsession by Traci Hunter Abramson 

After a bomb goes off backstage at one of her concerts, pop singer Kendra Blake flees to a remote cabin in Arizona. Little does she know, FBI agent Charlie Whitmore has been assigned to keep her safe and is staying right across the street. The two develop a friendship that hovers on the verge of romance--but there may be a link between a notorious serial killer and Kendra that threatens them both.
Olivia by Julie Wright 
The Robbins household looks perfect from the outside: no dust, no stains, no wrinkles. Yet a glimpse into its heart reveals no laughter, no closeness, no joy. Olivia thinks that if she keeps everything tidy and serves delicious meals on time, family life is bound to get better. But when her husband, Nick, misses their anniversary, she realizes no amount of domestic success will compensate for failure in their marriage, or for her own failure to develop her identity—always busy as a mother, wife, and neighbor, she has forgotten how to be a unique and vibrant individual. Determined to make a change, Olivia joins a local book club, where she nurtures new friendships and explores new ideas. But her growing confidence falters when Nick declares his independence—and while her new friends lovingly encircle her with support, only Olivia can reach into the depths of her fledgling self to find the faith, hope, and love her troubled family needs.

Montana Summer   by Jeanette Miller,    
mother's rejection for joining the Church, she is now engaged to someone who appears to be the ideal man: Brad Thompson, an ambitious BYU student who's stalwart in the gospel. And when Shelby travels alone to Brad's hometown in Montana while he's in California, she's warmly embraced by her future in-laws--with the exception of Cameron, Brad's resentful brother whose own engagement recently ended in bitter scandal. But as Cameron becomes Shelby's increasingly frequent companion in Brad's absence, their initial sparks of irritation become the glowing beginnings of a complicated romance. And as the two explore the breathtaking scenery of Big Sky country, Shelby's heart pulls her away from her carefully laid plans. Can she have the love she's always wanted without destroying the family of her dreams

Safe House by Traci Hunter Abramson,
CIA operative Renee Niezen has heard tales of the guardians, though she's never really believed in their existence--until she is approached by Charlotte, an old friend who desperately needs her help to stop the systematic destruction of the guardian program. Renee accepts the plea for assistance, but not everyone is thrilled to have her on the team. Kade--one of the last guardians standing--is unimpressed with Renee's qualifications and turns instead to the legendary Saint Squad for help. But when Renee is caught in the crosshairs, Kade must set aside his antagonism for the woman in order to protect her. Their grudging alliance soon develops into much more--but before the pair can examine their feelings, their investigation takes a dramatic twist. With lives on the line, Renee and Kade must use their spy training at every turn as they draw dangerously close to the shocking truth.

Edenbrook by Julianne Donaldson,  
Marianne Daventry will do anything to escape the boredom of Bath and the amorous attentions of an unwanted suitor. So when an invitation arrives from her twin sister, Cecily, to join her at a sprawling country estate, she jumps at the chance. Thinking she'll be able to relax and enjoy her beloved English countryside while her sister snags the handsome heir of Edenbrooke, Marianne finds that even the best laid plans can go awry. From a terrifying run-in with a highwayman to a seemingly harmless flirtation, Marianne finds herself embroiled in an unexpected adventure filled with enough romance and intrigue to keep her mind racing. Will Marianne be able to rein in her traitorous heart, or will a mysterious stranger sweep her off her feet? Fate had something other than a relaxing summer in mind when it sent Marianne to Edenbrooke

Hearts in Hiding by Betsy Brannon Green

Devastation, betrayal, self-pity, anger—none of these words do any justice to the tangle of emotions Kate Singleton is experiencing. Married just over a year, with a baby on the way, Kate learns that her husband, and FBI agent, is dead. To top it off, the same people who murdered her husband have a contract on her head.
With the help of the FBI, Kate flees with little more that the clothes on her back. And in no time at all, they provide her with new clothes, a new home, a new name, and... a new husband.
But this is only the beginning of Kate's adventure. Before it's through, there will be a kidnapping, true love, and enough suspense to keep any reader turning pages long after bedtime.

My Enemy My Love  by Susan McCLoud   

Sarah, just in the bloom of young womanhood, has already learned much about love and hatred. She has learned that dreams and plans can quickly die and be buried with those who dream them; she has felt the sting of hatred and violence flung against her because of her faith. Dare she think about love? Will she ever be ready to love again? In this gripping, fast-paced story a man and woman, caught between loves and hates that shaped the late Missouri and early Nauvoo periods, play out their parts. And the reader is there.

 Kiss of a Stranger  by Sarah Eden 
When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence. But he couldn't be more mistaken — the maid is not only a lady of birth, she's the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentleman, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption. The dismayed young lord has no choice but to marry Miss Catherine Thorndale, who lacks both money and refinement and assumes all men are as vicious as her guardian uncle. Trapped between an unwanted marriage and a hasty annulment, which would leave his reputation tainted and Catherine's utterly ruined, Crispin begins guiding his wife's transformation from a socially petrified country girl to a lady of society. Their unfolding relationship reveals encouraging surprises for both of them, and privately, each of them wonders if theirs may become a true marriage of the heart. But their hopes are dashed when forces conspire to split asunder what fate has granted, and as a battle of wits escalates into a life-threatening confrontation, will it be possible for Crispin and Catherine to live happily ever after?


  The Return by Robert Marcum 
Electrifying novel about one woman's desperate quest for freedomAs the end of the Second World War nears, the Western nations breathe a

As the end of the Second World War nears, the Western nations breathe a collective sigh of relief as many of their soldiers rush back to anxious families and friends. They are safe. They are home. But for Hannah Gruen, a young Jewish woman in post-war Germany, threats still abound in many forms. Rescued from the horrors of a concentration camp, she finds that she has no family left, and that her home has long since been destroyed. Ephraim Daniels, an LDS American pilot, is initially drawn to Hannah by his need to help her survive. Through his visits and assistance, Hannah's desire for life and her longing to know God are rekindled. As she regains her health and her fighting spirit, Ephraim realizes that his feelings for Hannah are changing from those of concern to affection. But soon Hannah finds herself in a battle for her life and the lives of countless others, as she seeks to provide safe passage to the home of which Hannah dreams, the home where she will find safety and freedom--in faraway Palestine, the ancient and future Israel.
Garden Plot by Kristen McKendry
Erin Kilpatrick has enough trouble running a rehab center for recovering alcoholics and drug abusers, taking care of her thirteen year-old daughter, and struggling to pay the bills. But finding the dead body of one of her guests sprawled in her garden complicates things!

River Whispers by Kathi Oram Peterson
While trespassing on Samuel Taylor's land to fish, Regi Bernard discovers a dead body in the willows. And when Regi reports the murder, she becomes the prime suspect.

Shadowed by Stephanie Black  

Gifted musician Catherine Clayton settles into Riley, New York, to start a music school and befriends shy but endearing Adam Becket despite death threats and warnings that he may have been involved in an elementary school secretary's murder.
Rearview Mirror by Stephanie Black  
Fiona Claridge, a smart and stylish New England college professor, strives to pull herself together after a car crash kills her roommate, Mia Hardy. Yet Fiona's guilt and grief come flooding back after opening a gift-wrapped box left outside her office that contains car keys and a malicious note. Shaken, Fiona travels to her hometown to attend a funeral but is followed by vivid nightmares as well as her unknown enemy, who leaves another sinister gift on her doorstep. She assumes the stalker is Kimbery Bailey, a disgruntled former student, and enlists the help of fellow professor James Hampton. But when Fiona encounters an old flame at the funeral, it's clear her student isn't the only one with an eye for revenge. Soon, through the maneuverings of her unknown enemy, Fiona faces criminal charges as well as continuing threats. As past and present become horribly entangled, Fiona unravels the truth about a determined killer, and finds herself on the wrong end of a knife.

Return To Red Castle by Dorothy M. Keddington 

Red Castle .. an ancient citadel of wine-red stone rising some 12,000 feet in the heart of Utah's primitive "High Uintas." Hidden away near its rock base small plane lies twisted and broken.
The four men.. desperate, ruthless, they will stop at nothing to retrieve the planes valuable cargo- but their only clue to its location is the world "Red Castle. Jesse Chisholm.. rugged, lonely one of the new breed of modern "Mountain Men". As a geologist for the Forest Service, he calls the wilderness his home and only the mountains know the secrets  of his heart. 
Melissa Heydon.. spirited young in love with life, the mountain and Jesse Chishom. 

Is there a must read LDS fiction you would like to add to this list? Send us an email  adefriez@wasatch.utah.gov

**This is a list of adult fiction written by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and/or contains themes which pertain to the life, religion, beliefs and culture of said church.
This list is for informational purposes and is not an endorsement by the Wasatch County Library or The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.



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