“The Strength of Ballerinas” by Nancy Lorenz
All Kendra wants to do is dance for the Manhattan Dance Company. So when her family’s forced to move to California, her dreams of auditioning are shattered. Still determined to dance, Kendra faces social isolation and family pressures in her new home. But when she’s diagnosed with a debilitating illness, Kendra must decide which dreams are worth fighting for.
“We Three Kings” by John Pontius
“We Three Kings” is a delightful novel by the late John Pontius (“Visions of Glory,” “Journey to the Veil”) which was originally written in 2004 for his family. It is the tale of Book of Mormon figures who, upon seeing the signs of the birth of Christ, make an extraordinary sea voyage from the Promised Land to Bethlehem to seek the Messiah. The story weaves romance, faith, and high adventure into this novel that is sure to be enjoyed by a wide mix of LDS readers.
“Star of Deliverance”
by Mandy Voisin
Born a slave and outcast, the young healer Emi discovers an ancient disease spreading among her people. Desperate, she races to the Capital for a cure and unwittingly finds herself in a competition to win over the Crown Prince’s heart. Staying in the game provides time to search for a cure, but it may cost Emi her life—or her heart.