Harrison's articles describe her concern about the culture of the LDS Church while also pointing out the positives of her religion. Harrison uses her religious background to write mysteries on LDS cultural issues. The A Linda Wallheim Mystery series is about a Mormon bishop's wife who uncovers terrible truths within her community. In an interview with Publishers Weekly , Harrison said, "I want to make a 'regular' Mormon woman the heroine of the story". Kirkus Reviews favorably reviewed The Bishop's Wife , the first book in the series, stating that "this decidedly adult tale adds twists aplenty to an insider's look at a religion replete with its own mysteries".
In , Harrison was diagnosed with high-functioning autism , which initially made her hyper-aware of her differences from neurotypical people. She wrote about her experience with high-functioning autism in Sunstone , where she noted that participation in the LDS Church helped her to make social connections she otherwise would not have pursued. She also described how her lack of "normal facial expressions" leads other church members to underestimate the depth of her feelings, especially depression.
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Harrison is married to her husband Matt, and together they have six children. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mette Ivie Harrison. Retrieved 16 June Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Archived from the original on June 19, Retrieved June 19, But his scars run far deeper than anyone realizes. Despite his feelings for her, Stanley believes Marjie deserves a man whose hands are not stained with the violence of battlefields and whose mind and heart are not haunted by the horrors he has seen.
Honor requires Stanley to return once more to the life he has grown to despise, one he knows will destroy him in the end, even as his heart beckons him to stay with Marjie, the only woman he could ever love, and the promise, at last, of redemption.
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She arrives in Bluegill, Idaho, ready to spend the summer painting, excited to study under Walt's grandpa, a brilliant but aging artist. The more she is thrown together with Walt though--and the more she spends time with him--the more she realizes her heart may be drawing up its own plans. As the weeks pass, Lana realizes she'll have to choose between following her dreams or following her heart. Kilpack Cassie, the youngest of six daughters in the Wilton family, is bold, bright, and ready to enter society.
There's only one problem: Lenora is now entering her third season, and Cassie has no choice except to wait her turn.
Evan Glenside, a soft-spoken, East London clerk, has just been named his great-uncle's heir and, though he is eager to learn all that will be required of him, he struggles to feel accepted. A chance meeting between Evan and Lenora promises to change everything, but when Lenora proves too shy to pursue the relationship, Cassie begins to write Mr. Glenside letters in the name of her sister but her good intentions may lead to disaster. As secrets are revealed, the hearts of Cassie, Evan, and Lenora are tested. Will the final letter sent by the vicar's daughter be able to reunite the sisters as well as unite Evan with his true love?
But his plans to court her are put on hold when he is forced to resume his role as an undercover spy for the Crown. A secret document listing the names of the entire network of British spies—including his own—has been stolen. To protect Sophia, Anthony cuts off all ties to her and exchanges his life as an honorable earl for the facade of a flirtatious playboy.
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Heartbroken and confused, Sophia travels to India, hoping to find healing in one of the most exotic regions of the British Empire. But the exotic land isn't as restful as she had hoped. Instead, she finds herself embroiled in a mystery of a missing sea captain, a possible murder, and a plot that could involve the prince of India. And when Anthony appears at the British Residency, asking questions and keeping his distance from her, she is stunned.
She still loves him, and, in her heart, she knows he loves her too. But how can she rebuild her relationship with him if he won't confide in her?
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Does she dare offer her heart to him a second time, or will their love be lost under the India sun? Learn More Chance for Home by Traci Hunter Abramson Beautiful pre-med student Kari Evans believes she's found the man of her dreams—right up until the moment she discovers he's a two-timing cheat. Desperately gathering the pieces of her broken heart, she realizes that what she needs most is space to reconsider her future. A summer in Washington, DC, with her professional baseball player brother, Ben, sounds like just the change of scene she's after. But if complicated romantic entanglements are what she's trying to escape, she's out of luck.
Ryan Strobel has had it with spotlight-seeking women. As third baseman for the Washington Nationals, he's dealt with more than his fair share of opportunistic admirers—but his ex-fiancee, Brandi, may be the worst.
When the woman refuses to take no for an answer, Ryan's teammate Ben offers a crazy solution: Ben's sister will pose as Ryan's new girlfriend. Though an unlikely pair, Ryan and Kari find themselves getting surprisingly comfortable with the charade. Soon, the line between fact and fiction is blurred, and the very real feelings that develop between the couple are undeniable.
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But when faced with the interference of conniving exes, family objections, and the reality of their very different lives, are Ryan and Kari destined to strike out in the game of love? These traditions will help emphasize its value and celebrate that decision whether you're a parent, Primary teacher, ward missionary, or anyone else involved. Prepare them for baptism. This should start months before the baptism will take place. Make opportunities to discuss the meaning of baptism and what covenants your child will make, take them to the baptisms of friends and ward members, or ask the missionaries to come over.
Here are a few more ways to help them prepare for their big day: The truth is that all family histories are fascinating, and all of us can write them well. It just takes careful research, imagination, and a willingness to add your own voice. Too many Mormon intellectuals, I believe, hesitate to call these stereotypes what they really are--anti-Mormon bigotry Liberal academics and social activists would not for one minute tolerate mass-produced fiction that portrayed blacks, Jews, Native-Americans, or Hispanics as negatively and as simplistically as these works portray Mormons I fundamentally believe that Mormon academics can criticize patently obvious examples of negative religious stereotypes It's worth pointing out the historically pivotal role of Mormons in the mystery genre: Mormons were the antagonists in the very first modern mystery novel , Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet , which introduced the Sherlock Holmes character.
Years later, Doyle visited Utah, came to admire the Mormons, and subsequently wrote about them with great respect. But she does not feature Mormons in her mystery novels, which are set in Victorian London pre-dating the arrival of Latter-day Saints. Lee Martin who also writes as Anne Wingate is another nationally popular Latter-day Saint mystery writer.
And Latter-day Saint film director Richard Dutcher's second theatrically released film was Brigham City , a murder mystery featuring a Latter-day Saint sheriff.