Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Women of Wisdom



As of late, my writing has taken a new direction and my focus now is mainly non-fiction. That's not to say I won't churn out a fictional story every now and then, but spiritually, I have shifted, and so has my brain. It's now fixed on the really important things - things pertinent to salvation. After all, as children of God, we should all be in the business of helping to move the Lord's saving work forward, right?


My newest project Women of Wisdom, Courage and Virtue is something I had pondered writing for a long time and finally just went for it. I hope you will enjoy this little booklet as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I'll keep you posted on the release date.

Book Intro


Frequently, when I say my prayers, I ask my Heavenly Father to bless me with the wisdom of Eve, the faith and devotion of Ruth, the courage of Esther, and the virtue and righteousness of Mary, mother of the Savior. We are commanded to be perfect, even as our Savior and our Heavenly Father is perfect. We are also taught that to achieve this, we must emulate Christ in all things, and what better way to do that than to seek the attributes of those whose very lives exemplify Him–lives in which we can view each of them as types of Christ?
These four holy women have greatly influenced my own life, and thoughts of their examples touch me so much, I can hardly find the words to express my feelings. They put off the natural man–that part of us that is such an enemy to God–and their willing and open hearts enabled God to do His work in them. In this way, they had their own appointed part in helping bring His plan to pass. Each of them owns a special place in my heart, and I don’t even know where to begin to share it.
So, I will start at the beginning . . .

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

New Book by Linda Weaver Clarke

Book: The Fox of Cordovia
About the Book
The Rebel Series is a mixture of romance and adventure. Each book, set in the late 1700s, is a love
story with mystery and suspense as a young couple and their rebel friends strive to help their country. The romance in this series can be enjoyed by young and old alike. For those who enjoy strong women characters, all three books have this in common. They are independent women who have an opinion and are not afraid to express it. The heroes in this series are rebels with a sense of justice. They are chivalrous and their feelings run deep for the young women they’re in love with.

The third book in this series, The Fox of Cordovia, has adventure and mystery along with a “second-chance” love story. A sinister plot has just been uncovered and its up to a former patriot and a young nurse to discover who is behind it. Caroline is engaged to the future mayor of Laketown, a man of influence and greatly respected. But all that changes when she overhears a conspiracy behind closed doors. After being discovered, she runs for her life. Caroline needs to report her findings, but whom can she trust? When she asks Jesse Conover for help, the adventure begins.

I loved this book. It is full of adventure, drama, intrigue and suspense. We've got kidnapping plots, pirate ships, daring rescues and romance. The author weaves an exciting tale and a sweet romance together in a way that will appeal to all readers.” --Inishowen CailĂ­n

About the Author
Linda Weaver Clarke is the author of historical romances, a mystery/adventure series, a romantic cozy mystery series, and a children’s book. All her books are family friendly. Read sample chapters and buy her book at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

Amazon links:


Book 3: The Fox of Cordovia - https://www.amazon.com/Fox-Cordovia-Rebel-Book-ebook/dp/B071X82FV8

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

New Book by Marlene Bateman

Thought for Today
"Everyone needs a house to live in, but a supportive family is what builds a home." ~ Anthony Liccione

Suggested Reading

Book: For Sale by Owner
Author: Marlene Bateman

About the Book


Stressed by a year of intense, ongoing problems, McKenzie Forsberg decides to quit her high-powered job and move back to her hometown. Determined to rebuild her life, Kenzie desperately needs the peace and security she is sure will come from buying the home she grew up in. But when she arrives in town, Kenzie discovers that a handsome widower, Jared Rawlins, has already put an offer on the house.  However, he can only close the deal if he sells his own house by Christmas Eve.  

When Kenzie unexpectedly runs into a couple who are considering buying Jared’s house, she unthinkingly gives them information that changes their mind. Jared, who had been more than a little interested in Kenzie, has second thoughts when he begins to believe Kenzie deliberately tried to sabotage the sale of his home.

Despite his misgivings, and Kenzie’s own concerns, sparks of attraction between Jared and Kenzie grow into something more. Then, Kenzie makes a stunning discovery about her past. In that moment, everything changes. Will the power of love be enough to bring Jared and Kenzie together and allow them to find their happily ever after?


For Sale by Owner is published by Covenant Communication and is available at bookstores such as Deseret Book, Seagull Book, and others.  It can also be purchased online at:


About Marlene

Marlene Bateman Sullivan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and grew up in Sandy, Utah.  She graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor's degree in English. She is married to Kelly R. Sullivan and they live in North Salt Lake, Utah with their two dogs and four cats. Marlene has been published extensively in magazines and newspapers and wrote the best-selling romance/suspense novel, Light on Fire Island. She has written three other mysteries; Motive for Murder, A Death in the Family, and Crooked House.

Marlene has also written a number of LDS, non-fiction books:  Latter-day Saint Heroes and Heroines, And There Were Angels Among Them, Visit’s from Beyond the Veil, By the Ministering of Angels, Brigham’s Boys, Heroes of Faith, Gaze into Heaven; Near-death Experiences in Early Church History, and The Magnificent World of Spirits; Eyewitness Accounts of Where We Go When We Die