Line of Fire, An Autumn Rain Novel

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A Bid For Love (Romantic Suspense)
I love this book as well! My mother got this book signed, and then she let me read it! I was so amazed at how good that book was organized and set up. I love how Cassi and the guy are fighting over a Buddha (sorry, I don't remember the guy's name.)
  —Andrea Owen of Twin Falls, ID
I absolutely loved this book and the two sequels I just got. It's not just a plain romance story, it's adventurous and fun. I loved all 3!
  —Jenny Longenecker of Bettendorf, IA
I am definetly not into romance novels, but a friend had me read it and it is so AMAZING that I had to re-read it multiple times. It has such a great story line and really invites the spirit into where ever you may happen to be.
  —Kelsey of Riverton, UT
I LOVE this book and the two sequels!!! I've read them so much, the pages are falling out!!
  —Megan of Riverton, UT
A Greater Love (General Fiction)
This book is the best. I couldn't put it down until I read it all.
  —Caitlin Morrison of Spanish Fork, Utah
While I was reading A Greater Love, I cried because it was so heart-warming and the story is what is happening in real life...people should really read this book because it has a great message to it.
  —JoElla Stringfellow of joseph, UT
A Heartbeat Away (General Fiction)
This is one AMAZING book!! I read it about 2 or 3 years ago and I still marvel over it! Whenever I'm in church and we're talking about heaven, I think about this book! The story is so wonderful that you will get lost in this book and will NEVER want to put it down!
  —Brandi of ID
I love the way you write! I could not put the book down! But most of all I want to tell you that your book really strengthened my testimony of Jesus Christ! . . . Your words painted a picture that gave me peace and happiness. The whole time I was reading the description of Christ and heaven I was thinking yes, yes that is it, that is what it is. You touched my heart with things that I really truly believe. So I am now hooked on your writing! Thank you for enriching my life with your beautiful talent!
  —Rachael Wolfley
This was an amazing book for me to read it helped me to understand a lot of things about eternity. Now I can relly see things in the eternal perspective! I can also really feel for those who have lost loved ones due to kidnapping. It will really open your eyes to the world around you.
  —Lou of Utah
I read A Heartbeat Away some time ago, and I remember being touched by it. I thought that Ms. Nunes wrote about something very difficult in an uplifting and moving way.

One part I distinctly remember is that Kristen felt everything that happened to her but when she reached Paradise, it didn't matter. With so many terrible things happening in the world today, I truly hope that once we reach the other side, most things just don't matter.

I think that Rachel Ann Nunes described a pretty good possiblity of what Paradise could be like, and I found myself wishing I could travel among the heavens as her character did. Maybe someday, hm?

I agree with what some said about how Nunes kept the identity of the kidnapper well hidden until the end. There was some real suspense near the end as well.
  —Shanda C.
I read a lot of books while I was in Salt Lake City, and one of those was A Heartbeat Away, by Rachel Ann Nunes. I wasn't sure I was going to like it, but I did. It's the story of a girl who is kidnapped and killed, how her family deals with it, and how she deals with her family from the Other Side.

In a way, it's similar to the mainstream book The Lovely Bones, which I also read. But The Lovely Bones left me with a deeply engraved expression of "Huh?" on my face and a similarly deep feeling of depression in my soul. A Heartbeat Away, however, left me feeling very content and uplifted.

I remember especially liking the way that Rachel Ann Nunes carefully kept the identity of the perpetrator hidden until the end of the book, and making the reader suspect first one character, then the next, until it was finally revealed. I also liked the idea that Kristin was experiencing "love among the stars" as it were, having met a male spirit who died as a child.

I was pleased that the male spirit, whom Kristin had known on earth, appeared to her as the child he had been, so that she recognized him, and then changed into his adult self. Same with her grandmother, appearing so that Kristin could recognize her, and then changing. It just seemed so logical and right!

Another little thing that made me stop and think, in a positive way of course, was the idea that Kristin was having trouble getting close to her older sister Meghan, because Meghan had started listening to certain kinds of music after Kristin's death. It made me remember the time not so long ago when I suddenly got just plain sick of rock music and couldn't stand anything but classical. A while later, I was called to be Relief Society President, and I often felt that the soothing influence of classical music had helped prepare my soul for the increased spirituality that I would need. Because of that experience, I could really relate to that part of the book.

I also liked the idea of Kristin working behind the scenes, so to speak, to help her family cope, to help find the perpetrator, and to help the spirits of the previous victims advance in the spirit kingdom as well.

All in all, this was an excellent book, and I'm glad I read it.
  —Melanie Goldmund of Kiel, Germany
This was my favorite Rachel Ann Nunes book. The plot of this story was extremely complicated, but Rachel Ann Nunes did it so great! She wove together the most beautiful story that had me in tears at the end!
  —Alyson Jensen of Tucson, AZ
Hello, everyone! I just finished reading A Heartbeat Away, and I just have to say that, in my humble opinion, it is by far the most incredible book that Rachel has ever written. And I've read everything she's published. All I can say is...WOW!!!!!!
Rachel writes the most amazing books. I have read all of her books but one! This is one of my most favorite books I have ever read!
  —Becky of West Jordan, Utah
I finished A Heartbeat Away in record time because I could not put it down. I LOVED IT!
  —Angie of Springville, Utah
What a great book to read for all, a real wake up call for safety. I have never read a book by this author, but I loved this book. I couldn't stop reading it, so I ended up reading it in 2 days. It was wonderful! It was great to be able to see this story unfold from a spiritual perspective and realm. I do imagine that we will be interacting with each other in Paradise the way that she described. I am recommending this book to all my relatives and friends.
  —Hilda Granado of Carlsbad, California
I read A Heartbeat Away. It is a really good book! This book is on my top ten list.
  —Kendra Sandberg
I loved A Heartbeat Away, I couldn't put it down! It is one of the best books I have ever read.
  —Mindy of Grantsville, Utah
Ariana: A Gift Most Precious (Ariana Series)
Another amazing novel. So moving, so full of love and hope. I couldn't put it down!
  —Michelle G. of Plattsmouth, NE
A Glimpse of Eternity (Ariana Series)
I loved this book and I know you will too. If you take my opinion it's the best of the whole Ariana series and it shows how things change. One moment you've given up and then it all changes...
  —Amy Lynn VanderWall of St. George, UT
Ariana: A New Beginning (Ariana Series)
This book was so awesome. I actually felt all the emotions they did. I knew the characters so well yet there was still many surprises. I love this series and I love the spirit I felt when I read it.
  —Michelle Gishwiller of Plattsmouth, NE
Ariana: The Making of a Queen (Ariana Series)
I got the trilogy for my birthday and I love this series. This book really made the setting for the rest that followed. Brilliant!
  —Michelle G. of Plattsmouth, NE
The "Ariana series" will change your out look on life and what the world has become. They will give you the hope to strive to do better in life, to keep moving on, and never, never give up. They are amazing and moving. I always cry when I read them. Ariana: The Makin of a Queen reminds me of what my sister is still going through. THERE SHOULD BE A MOVIE MADE ABOUT THEM!!!!
  —Larisa of Pleasant Grove, Ut
WOW! I just loved this book I have bawled my way through it at least 5 times since I first read it, and I just love how even though she had made some bad decisions in her life she was able to overcome them, and turn them into a positive. After some of the horrible mistakes I have made in my life this book really helped me realize I could change, and that my goal of Temple marriage wasn't impossible. Thanks Rachel!!!
  —Elisha Ann Swenson of West Jordan, UT
This is the first book I ever read of Rachel's and I loved it right away. Im not much of a reader but I couldn't put the book down. I read more than half of it in one day. I love how you feel somewhat connected to the characters and almost forget that they are not real. This book will always have a special place for me cause it's the one that made me start to read her books.
  —Cara of VA
I loved this book. It was easy reading that flowed. I love that the characters are relatable and not perfect but can find perfection through the gospel.
  —Debbie Freeman of Las Vegas, NV
I LOVED Ariana: The Making of a Queen! It was simply inspirational!!!!![ Note: later, Clarrisa added an additional review.] I have recently finished Ariana: A Glimpse of Eternity, and would like to say that it is a wonderful book! It's great to be able to see the story from every characters point of view, like Marie Therese and Josette going off to college, Marc on his mission, Pauline and her new boyfriend. It's a great read for anyone, and I reccomend it to all of you reading this right now if you haven't done so already! Thanks!
  —Clarrisa of Blackfoot, Idaho
I love Ariana: The Making of a Queen. Whenever I think about little Nette, I cry. I love it is so good. Rachel Ann Nunes RULES!
  —Michelle O. of Sandy, Utah
Ariana is my favorite book in the whole world, it helped me through some very hard and troubled times and it touched my heart! Thank you so much for this book!!!
  —Juli Simmons
Ariana: The Making of a Queen was the most gripping, heart warming novel that I have ever read.
  —Millie Struve of Sterling, Virginia
(Ariana Series)
I love these books! They are so great,and I just keep reading them over and over again! These books made me feel closer to the Spirit and realize how blessed I am. Thank you so much for writing these books! Oh and I also absolutely, positively LOVE A Heartbeat Away too! Thanks!
  —Nique Curtis of Gilbert, AZ
I have read every ones of Rachel Ann Nunes's books and love them all, but the Ariana series is by far my favorite! I have read each of the books in the series (okay, all her books) at least 3 times each. I read them once a year probably! Love them!
  —Joyce of Austin, Tx
Oh My Gosh!!!! You are one of my favorite authors!!!! I love your books!!!!
  —Becca of West Haven, UT
I read the trilogy before they were under the same cover but I still love them just as much as the first time I read them! It moved me to tears and laughter and pondering over and over as I followed Ariana through he chapter of her life! For anyone who hasn't read them its a must read! I would always and forever recommend them!
  —Britni Flanagan of Tulsa, Ok
Before I Say Goodbye (Women's Fiction)
I loved this book. It touched a heartstring and helped me realize how blessed I am.
  —Carol Pollock of Tropic, UT
Bridge to Forever (Mickelle Series)
I am reading this book right now and I am loving it! I dont want to put it down! I am 11, and I want to read all of your books! (Which I probably will ... that's what I do when I get a new favorite author!) It was kinda freaky when Colton came to her house and started attacking Mickelle! Well, hope you write more books! Bye!
  —Anne of Hurricane, Utah
By Morning Light (Huntington Family)
This was the first Huntington book I read. Yeah, I started from the end. It so far has been probably the most touching of all the books I've read. Though I will say I'm curious more about Adam and Laurie. But oh well. Though I have to say I'm not sure I'd remarry if my husband died (I'm not married right now), I'm glad that Rachel had Kerrianne remarry. I cried near the end when Kerrianne had the little dream with Adam telling her to marry Ryan. Though it was sort of perdictable that it would happen, it still brought tears to my eyes.
This is the first book of yours that I have read. I absolutely loved it. I read the book in two days and found myself wanting to hear more of their story. You are a beautiful writer. I love when I find a book that I cant put down and that doesn't happen very often so thank you!
  —Rachel Foxcroft of Mesa, AZ
I am considered a one of the biggest readers in my school. I've been reading Rachel's books sincce 6th grade and I am now a sophomore. I have read all of Rachel's books TONZ of times and I can't wait to read some more!
  —Annie of Lyman, WY
Chasing Yesterday (Huntington Family)
I found this book ultimately entrancing. I pestered my mother until she finally found the copy we had lent out to a friend. Completely and totally amazing. If you injoyed the other books of this series you will love this one
  —Athena U of ID
While I was looking for a book I came across this one, and the entire time I was hoping that the ending would keep moving further away because I wanted to keep reading. FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVEN'T READ IT, YOUR MISSING OUT ON A GREAT EXPERIENCE! ! !
  —Chelby Johnson of Queen Creek, AZ
When I was looking for a book to read for my book report, I decided to read Chasing Yesterday. It took me one week to read the entire book. When i was finished I thought "There has to be more". I love the book so much that I could read it over and over again.
  —Chelby of Queen Creek, AZ
I loved this book! This is the first of the series that I have read, and the first from Rachel Ann Nunes. I loved it and will definitely read more of her books!
  —Kelly Graff of Saint George, UT
Wow. The Huntington Family has brought laughter, tears, and a longing for the next book. I wasn
  —Amanda of Seattle, WA
Wow! Another wonderful book. I just finished reading Chasing Yesterday. I'd thought that No Longer Strangers was amazing, but I must say that Chasing Yesterday was even better. I laughed, cried, and even had a hard time not turning to the last page to see the ending. Yet at the same time hoping the book would never end. It took me less than twenty-four hours to read because
  —Tonya Alvey
I have to drive to the next town to purchase my books. I bought Chasing Yesterday on Saturday morning at 10:00 and started reading it in the parking lot at 10:15. I sat there until I was done it at 2:30. These books never get old! Just better and better. I am ready for the next one!
  —Tracey lou Heggie of Raymond, Alberta, Canada, Al
I just finished this book today! It was a great read! I loved reading about Tyler and Savvy! Awesome! I can't wait to read Kerrianne's book!!!!
  —Rachel Cardenas of TX
Daughter of a King (Picture Books)
As a new YW President, I was inwardly struggling with feeling worthy of this calling...until today when my first counselor read this to the Young Women as part of her lesson on being a daughter of God. I wept as I saw myself in this story. I too am a farmer's daughter, always trying to do my best, and yet being my own enemy. This story helped me to understand that we are all infinitely loved by a Heavenly King and we will return to be with Him someday...and He will welcome us as we are, with open arms. It was an incredible book. I am off to find one for myself!
  —Annette Henderson of Ogden, Utah
I love this book. The problem is I can't find it. I've searched high and low and no sign of it. So sad
  —Breann Thomas of Corning, CA
This book is absolutely amazing. I had part of it read to me when I was at mutual at church one night. Than my mom bought it as a Christmas present for my little sister a few days ago. I sat down to read it and was touched so much by the Spirit. I know I will be with my King again...and I know that I am a princess and that I need to act like one. I had to make a hard decision recently and I realized (by reading this book) that my Kind is always watching to make sure I am acting like a Princess. :D
  —Samantha of Wasilla, AK
Love this book!
  —Joyce Nicholas of Round Rock, TX
Our family reads this book together every year on Christmas Eve, to remind us we are all each other's greatest gift and if we can remember that we are princes and princesses every day, and act accordingly, we can be together in our Father's "Palace" for eternity.

I often ask my children as they go off to bed, "Were you a prince/princess today?"
  —Kim Frank of Cedar HIlls, Ut
My 16 year old daughter was having a difficult time at school. She is one of three LDS kids in her high school. She was feeling out of place and lost. Her grandmother had given our family this book months before and we had never read it. By total inspiration I was looking for something in our shelves to help me find a way to help my daughter know her worth. I saw the title and read it to my daughter not knowing the priceless gift I had just opened. We both cried and are so very thankful for this beautiful story. My "Katie" loves this book and together we have turned this story into a play for YWIE this month. Thank you for sharing your talent.
  —Maggie of West Allis, WI
I love this book!!! My dad got it for me a few years ago when I was 10 or 11. I love it! It was so inspiring to my little mind and still is inspiring today!
  —Allyssa Doyle of Vandenberg AFB, CA
I can barely even explain how much comfort this book has given me. My dad gave it to me a few years ago when I was still in high school; I'm so grateful that he did. I've gone through some difficult times lately and it's easy to lose sight of the important things in life. When I read this book I can be reminded
  —Anna of Summit, NJ
I sat down with my family last night and read this book to them. I had been putting it off for quite a while. Now I wish I had done it when first purchased! Rachel Ann Nunes told a story of eternal truths without telling it. My children jumped to all the right conclusions without me ever mentioning them in the story or the explanation of it. Incredible book!
  —Kevin White of Spanish Fork, UT
This book opened my eyes to the possibility to be able to be with my King again. Even though we have stuggles and trials there is a path for us to follow to be able to reach that crystal palace. And no matter what we do our KING will always love us.It was read to me during a homemaking night and was not something that i expected to touch me in so many ways.
  —Alexandra Hippard from Canada
I borrowed this book from our library and read it to my children last night. I was absolutely amazed by the message. I have three children (6,2,1). My father went to the Crystal Palace this year, and although all my children met him, only my six-year-old will keep a few of the memories. As I read the book last night, my six-year-old reafirmed that he is a Prince, and his grandfather is with the King at the Crystal Palace.This is absolutely the best book on teaching children who they really are, and reminding us adults how we should behave. This is better than any self-help book, and a must for everyone with or without children.
  —A reader
Eyes of a Stranger (Romantic Suspense)
Well, I haven't read it... yet, but I let this one boy read it, and he said it was cool! The reason I have it is beacuse I checked it out from my library. My friend and I like to nicely tease him about it!
  —Anne of Hurricane, utah
I really liked this book and can't wait for the sequel that follows.
  —Tracey of SA, TX
Rachel keeps you turning page after page and keeps you hanging on to a story full of excitement, romance, and mystery. Eyes of a Stranger was another to add to her many great works of fiction. I await with baited breath for her next novel. She has NEVER dissapointed me with a bad story. Her middle name should be AWESOME!
  —Susan Price of Duvall, WA
Fields of Home (Women's Fiction)
I've read almost every book you've written and I've enjoyed most of them. Fields of Home, the latest book I've read, stands in a class of its own. Rachel, this book is phenomenal. I felt the heartache, the love, the sorrow . . . and the depth and maturity of this book is just amazing. I think it's your best book. I really do. I just had to write and tell you because I am so impressed by this book. Very, very well done!
  —Kathi Johnson
Final Call (Paranormal)
I have read almost all of Rachel Nunes' books and the Autumn Rain series are my favorite. This book was just as good as the others. I hope there will be another.
  —Dbhill of Woods Cross, UT
Once again, she has done it. This series has been so exciting to read. I was nervous at first because of the idea of the paranormal, but once I started I just could not pint them down. Rachel Nunes has such a great way of telling a suspense story, I can never figure out who did it until she lets you know. And isn't that what we really want in a suspense book? I truly hope there are more books to come about Autumn Rain, there is so much more we need to learn about her family. I recommend these books 100%. Keep up the great work Rachel.
  —Erin Reed of Cottage Grove, WI
I'm not going to tell you the synopsis of this book. You can read the publisher's take above. But I will tell you I loved it. I have read the two previous books in this series (Shades of Gray and Imprints) and enjoyed them immensely. Sometimes, as a series progresses, the characters lose steam and likeability. This was not this case. Autumn and Tawnia are vibrant and deep. They aren't surface characters where their emotions and actions are predictable and "cookie-cutter". This book is going on my favorites list. I stayed up all night to finish this book. I just had to know what happened! If reading were a drug...this would be the ultimate fix.
  —Mari of Boise, ID
Flying Home (Women's Fiction)
I love this book a ton! Haha. I couldn't put this book down at all! I love it! I totally recommend it to other people! Wow!
I loved the book Flying Home. It made me cry and it made me so interested that by page 50 I could not put the book down. I knew by the third page it was going to be a good book. I am a teacher and I don't get much time to read fun books, so it must be a good book or it doesn't get finished. I don't have time to waste with being a mother and full time teacher. I have just finished my librarian endorsement so this is a book I would want on my shelf. I sent out a text to my friends to tell them this is a "must read." I teach a lot of ELL students from Russia and many Ukrainians mostly girls. These students are so sweet. It made me stop and think about their country and all those people had been through. It had a message of hope and service which is very refreshing.
  —Katherine Jackson
I have never read a book in less than 2.5 hours. When I started reading Flying Home I finished it in about an hour. Every book that I have read takes me about 1 to 2 maybe 3 days. I look forward to reading more of your books!
  —JoElla Stringfellow of joseph, UT
I've been admiring this book and wanting to buy it ever since I noticed it on the shelves and today I was finally able to buy it! Even though I was exhausted when I got home, I sat down and read it all in one sitting. Wonderful book! I hope there are sequels because I want to see where the characters all end up!
  —Lexie of UT
I can hardly wait for this book to come out! I love reading your novels. My daughter got me started on the Ariana series and I've been hooked since then.
  —Carol Pollock of Tropic, UT
Framed for Love (Romantic Suspense)
Cassi and Jared are my absolute favorite characters so far! This book is so amazing. I read it in one day. Took me about 9 hours, but it was so worth it.

Rachel—you're an amazing writer! Thank you for being so inspirational. I love how you talk about the gospel. It means a lot to me!
  —Myranda of Highland, UT
This book is such a good book! It's clean and it puts you in suspense. You don't want to put it down till you find out what happens! I love it a lot!
  —Jessica of Lehi, UT
Imprints (Paranormal)
I just finished Imprints. I loved the book. I just couldn't put it down. I loved the story line and the characters were so believable! Please keep writing books with Autumn and her "special gift" I loved it!
When I first saw and read the description of this book, I felt very hesitant about reading it, thinking that the main characters name and the plot seemed cliche, but I bought it anyway. And it turned out to be one of my favorite books. I loved it! The main character was original, complex, funny, and engaging. The plot had several twists that I did not see coming. Throughout the book, there were intriguing glimpses of the main character's background. It was incredibly well-written! I just heard that there will be a sequel to the novel, and I am very excited for it to come out!
  —Annalee of Cumming , GA
I am a new fan! I just finished reading Imprints and I loved it! I couldn't put it down. I loved the uniqueness of the story, the characters were endearing, and the plot was captivating. I will be visiting the bookstore today to look for more of your titles. A great summer read!
  —JERI of UT
I just finished reading this and I LOVED it! I also liked that it's a spin-off from Eyes of a stranger, which I also LOVED! I so hope that there will be a third one. The way Autumn has found her gift and use it the way it can help others. She's still just as spunky as she was in the first one. I think it's great she is someone I would have become fast friends with. I couldn't put this book down I had it done within two days! So if you read Eyes of a stranger this is a must read you also can read this even if you haven't! Get ready for lots of reading non-stop!
  —Randa Beck of Fillmore, Ut
I enjoyed the book very much. Have read all of your books and have enjoyed them all. Continue writing and I am looking forward to your next book.
  —Brenda Sagers of Tremonton, Ut
Loved this book and can't wait for the sequel! It was riveting clear through and surprises at every turn.
  —Gina Kotter of ID
I just finished reading this book and it is my all time favorite book. I have never really cared for reading but I think I am starting to enjoy it.
In Your Place (Romance)
I loved it! It is my absolute favorite book!
  —Anne of Hurricane, Utah
I never felt so compelled for these characters to meet so badly. I love how Rachel Ann started out in the pre-existance it gives so much more meaning. Not a lot of writers do this, and I love how the story spins out. It really keeps you on your toes and your feelings for each character intensifies. I loved this book and I know you would love it too. Rachel Ann Nunes is a really good writer and I love not having to worry about vulgarity. Rachel Ann YOU Rock!!!
  —Christina of Salt Lake City, UT
I loved this book. It was so great! I loved how it took place in two different times in our lives. After I read it, I went to church and we were talking about the same things as in the book. I was so happy I'd read it. I give In Your Place 5 stars. If you're looking for a good read, grab this book.

  —Kuna of ID
Wow! I loved this book!! It hit close to home. Thank you so much for sharing your views of pre-earth life and giving me a lot to think about it. I think you came pretty close to hitting it on the nail.
  —LaRisa Ekenstam of Sandy, UT
I love all of Rachel Ann Nunes's books. I hated to read before my mother started me on her books, now I can't put them down! I usually read them in about 2 days or so. I have to buy her books as soon as they come out.
  —Tammy Alligood of Manassas Park, VA
I just finish reading In Your Place. It was so great. I love how you saw pre-earth life. I like how you would go back to it off and on thoughout the story. I loved reading about Rae's desire to serve a mission. It brought back so many happy memorise for me of my mission . . .
  —Carol Joi
My mom got me your latest book for Christmas—In Your Place. I loved that book to death. I couldn't put it down. I even cried as I got near the end. It was so touching and moving. I'm glad you decided to write this book. I really love the pre-mortal existence scenes too. :)
  —Christy G.
I just read, In Your Place. It was so good! If you are looking for a book, you've found one. It just gave me chills the whole way through! Such a spiritual romance. I would read it again. It makes me dream!
  —Jena of Bluffdale, Utah
Line of Fire (Paranormal)
love the Autumn Rain Series can't wait to see what happens with Autumn and Shannon.Now Cody coming into her life could Lead a lot of interesting twists for Autumn and Tawnia and Cody with Shannon there to keep her safe. Keep writing love all your books
  —Corrina Smith of Rexburg, Id
Love on the Run (Romantic Suspense)
Love on the Run is one of the best suspense stories I have heard. I did not stop except for gas on an eight hour trip so I wouldn't have to shut it off. I only wish I would have read the first two which I am hoping to be able to purchase. Thanks for a great book!
  —Renee Savitz of Apex, NC
No Longer Strangers (Huntington Family)
What a powerful series! The Huntington Family holds the key to what the Eternal Family is, you almost want to meet these people, share their faith and cry with them when needed. Rachel has a powerful way of wrapping you into the family and letting you forget they are not truly the family next door. Romance with values is rare to find these days, Bravo Rachel !
  —Robi Mandell of Roy, UT
I loved this book it was a really great piece of advice for me to follow. This book will teach you many new things, especially about children. I loved this book and I hope that you love it too.
  —Savanah Teichert of Cokeville, WY
I absolutely love this book! I read it in two days, I couldn't put it down! It expressed a love for children and was a really great book to read about love and sacrifice.
  —Chelsea Hansen of Riverton, UT
The target audience is LDS families. I think that anyone would enjoy reading this book. It speaks to adults as well as teenagers. The main topics include adoption, conversion, and commitment. The story is about a bachelor, Mitch, whose best friends, Lane and Ashley, are killed in a boating accident leaving their 13-month-old daughter, Emily Jane. Mitch is named as her guardian and without knowing of the accident or the deaths of his friends, he is awakened one morning to find the attorney and baby waiting outside his home. In his instant role as a parent we learn of his struggles to get Emily Jane to sleep through the night and to eat something besides paper. The sudden appearance of Ashley's estranged sister, Cory, causes problems in that Cory wants to take full custody of her niece but is not a member of the LDS church and her work as a photographer in the Amazon doesn't assure Mitch that Emily Jane will have the kind of stable family life that her parents intended for her.

Since I have read many books I thought I knew how the plot was going to go and that I had the ending figured out, but I was a bit off the mark. The story is delightful and well written. It is the first of Nunes' books that I have ever read and I look forward to reading more of her work.

  —M. McQuarrie of WA
This is a great book as all your others are. I've read it twice since we purchased it. The second time through was even better. It would be hard to say this is the best book you've ever written, as they all are very good, but for some reason I fell in love with Mitch and Cory and Emily Jane immediately. Many thanks for sharing your talents with us!
  —Barbara Anderson
Loved this book. It had some new and interesting issues, things I've never read about in LDS fiction. With Rachel's gift for romance and creating characters we can't help but root for—the story is told exactly as it ought to be. It was real, full of wonderful conflict and had a perfect resolution. I can't wait for the third book in this series!!
  —Josi S. Kilpack, author of To Have or To Hold
Saving Madeline (Romance)
I loved this book! I started reading it not quite sure what to expect and ended up unable to put it down!
  —Kari Crowther of Hermiston, OR
This book was very good—I couldn't put it down. I read it in 2 days!!!
  —Hollee of Centralia, Wa
I absolutely loved this book. Could not put it down and recomend it to everyone. Can't wait for another one.
  —Tess Riding of North Ogden, UT
I can't wait to read this book! I have read all your other ones and have enjoyed them very much. Keep up the good work.
  —Anna Francks of Ephraim, , UT
The Independence Club (Women's Fiction)
I love books about women and their groups. This is a fun read, full of romance, friendship, overcoming obstacles, and teaching the rest of us to be there for each other. We learn that it doesn't matter our different ages - we can all be what another needs. I love Rachel Ann Nunes books, and this one certainly does not disappoint. (See full review at

  —Dayna Davis
The Secret of the King (Picture Books)
Beautiful Book!
A wonderfully written and illustrated book. It gave me goose-bumps when I read it. The pictures are beautiful and inspiring. This is definetly a must-have for everyone's library!
  —A reader of UT
This Time Forever (Rebekka Series)
This book is inspiring. It has a way of showing you that even though we have trials we can hold onto the Lord and he will help us live our lives and accomplish our dream. To me it says that there is true love, and we can all find it.

  —Bonnie of Orem, UT
This Very Moment (Romance)
This Very Moment was an enjoyable read, the kind of book that when the last page is turned, the reader gives a sigh of contentment and begins looking forward to Sister Nunes's next book.
  —Jennie Hansen of UT
Ties That Bind (Rebekka Series)
I just LOVE Ties That Bind! It was such a great read, and I couldn't put it down!
  —Clarrisa of Blackfoot, Idaho
I loved Ties that Bind! It was a great book, and I couldn't put it down! It was simply inspirational to all readers!
To Love and to Promise (Romance)
I would just like to thank you for writing these books. It is so hard to find books that inspire you and give you hope. Reading these wonderful stories made me realize just how thankful I am to be a member of this Church.
  —Lindsey Chatterton
To Love and to Promise was such a good book I couldn't put it down. I wanted to keep reading.
  —Kendall Hall of Katy, Texas
I thoroughly enjoyed reading To Love and To Promise. This book is a reminder that sometimes people experience devastating trials, even when they are doing all they know to be right. The important thing is to be in control of our own destiny by taking advantage of the blessings our loving Father in Heaven has promised us if we remain faithful until the end.
  —Jeri Benson
I read To Love and To Promise in less than two days! It was a page turner that I couldn't put down! I want to say that Rachel Ann Nune is awesome!! Her characters are so realistic, and I think that's what makes a book cool! Thanks!
  —Clarrisa Stocking
Tomorrow and Always (Romance)
I finished reading this book a week ago, and found it to be very well written. I found it great in the way the characters handled trials, and the love that abounded between the family members. Rachel Ann Nunes is such a great writer and really develops her characters personalities.
  —Lisa of Idaho
Thank you for writing this wonderful book! It made me realize that even though I have so many trials that Heavenly Father loves me and will help me if I just ask and do the best that I can. This book gave me hope and I enjoyed reading it. This is the first of your books that I have read but I can promise that it won't be the last! Don't stop writing!!!!!!
  —Denice Harrison
I had received a copy of your novel Tomorrow and Always. I have to say I enjoyed it immensely! When it comes to novels by Rachel Ann Nunes, I can never put the book down until I am done reading. Such a wonderful writer who I admire and gain a lot from reading her books. Thank You So Much!!!
  —Emily Darrah
Twice in a Lifetime (Rebekka Series)
I have loved the whole series but this one completely tops it.
  —Tiffany Black of Idaho Falls, Idaho
I LOVE the Ariana books and all of Rachel's books!
  —Katlyn of Bountiful, utah
Rachel Ann Nunes has given us more experiences—both heart-wrenching and triumphant—with the families we've grown to love through the years. Truly inspiring and most enjoyable.
  —Polly Daw of Pleasant Grove, Utah
Rachel has done it again! Her characters are so believable—we all know someone just like them. I couldn't put the book down!
  —Tami Bradley of Henderson, Nevada
I just finished reading Twice in a Lifetime and really enjoyed it. I couldn't put it down and have been watching the bookstores and the web to find out if it was even out yet. I loved it and liked how the storyline went. I thought it was extrememly well done!
  —Amy Adams of Orem, Utah
Where I Belong (Romance)
Where I Belong is a good book for those who are having or who have had life-changing experiences.
  —Loretta Tomshack
I appreciated Heather's journey of discovery. Many people go through periods of questioning in their lives. Having to make a choice between two good things is a dilemma many people face. I enjoyed the emphasis on families and the resolution at the end of the novel that left the reader feeling at peace with Heather's decisions and the impact they would have on her future.
  —Amy Stephens
Your book Where I Belong reaches into your gut, and moves your soul around more than most that I have read. A job very well done Rachel! You balanced "the world" and all the temptations that are in it with the reality of the blessings of reaching your potential. Living on the outside of Utah looking in so to speak, makes you appreciate a book like this. Keep sharing your gift with us Rachel.
  —Valora Otis
Winter Fire (Huntington Family)
I love these books. They are one of my favorite books. The author is an amazing author. I love her.
  —karli of ut
I really liked Winter Fire. It was great!! I loved hearing about what would happen to Kevin and Mara, they sounded sooo Ccte! I really like Blake. He is such a good guardian to the two kids. This is a great book, and if you haven't read it you should.
  —Sarah Pugsley of Salt Lake City, Ut
I just wanted you to know I got your book Winter Fire and loved it so much! I just couldn't put it down! I look forward to the rest of the series. Your talent is appreciated so much!
  —Patti Sellers
I just wanted to write you a quick note and say how much I enjoyed your latest book, Winter Fire. I'm looking forward to the future books in this series. I've enjoyed all your books, and want to let you know that I appreciate your higher standards in the romance genre . . . Thank you for your good story lines and clean content.
Rachel Ann Nunes is a truly gifted writer, a heroine to some. If you love reading action/adventure/dramas then these are the books for you.
  —Emily Bates
Ariana Series
I think that Rachel Ann Nunes is one of the best authors out there. Rachel's books are full of emotion. Her Ariana series is inspiring and touching. Rachel has great talent I can't wait to read some other series and books by her.
  —Karli of St. George, Utah
I think the Ariana books are very heart warming. They touch your heart like nothing I have ever known. They make me laugh, cry, scream, smile, frown, and so much more. I love the characters like they are my own family.
  —Annekah Martinez of Sandy, Utah
I have read Ariana. I love the book! I just wanted to start crying! It was so touching.
  —Kandalea Johnson of Sandy, Utah
Ariana is my favorite series of all time. I have read all the books three times and can't get enough. When I was visiting a friend in France in 1998 for three weeks, my mom sent me a care package and the first book was in it. It changed my life. Thank you!
  —Kandis of Magna, Utah
Other Reviews
I am a mother of 4 (with #5 on the way), a nurse, and member of the church. I used to LOVE reading, but life got away from me and I found I never had time. I finally decided that I had to start making time for me to gain some sanity! I usually can't get into fiction books. I thrive on non fiction-real people/real life stories. A friend of mine had the Ariana series and thought I might like it. I "humored" her and started to read. WOW! Rachel is a fabulous author. I couldn't put the books down. I felt like I was living in their lives, like I knew each character personally! I related to similar feelings of being a mom with young children, with a husband who travels for work. I finished the whole series in less than a week. Now my laundry and dishes are piled high because I spent all my time reading! LOL! But how worth it it was. I have several of her other books and can't wait to get my hands on all of them. Thank you, Rachel, for restoring my faith in fiction and giving me some "me" time!

  —Heather Hayes of AZ
Thank you for giving us good books that we can just enjoy and relax with. I appreciate your clean writing and your ability to include good morals. There is so little of that these days. Thanks for sharing.
  —Madge Hill Bischoff
I am emotionally moved every time I read one of Rachel's books. They give me hope, faith, and inspiration. I have never read books until I picked up one of hers. Sorry I waited so long to do so. Keep up the good work I look forward to each one. Rachel, you are truly blessed and an inspiration to us all. Thank you.
  —Marisa Vandenbos
I am a very big reader, only being 16, and have read all of Rachel's books. Everyone has touched me deeply and I can't help but go back and read them a second time. Every time I read them, they make me cry, smile, and cry some more. They are the best.
The development of Rachel Nunes's characters is excellent! I almost feel as if they were really alive and living in Utah. Every time I read a book of hers, I cannot put it down until it is finished.
  —Alexes Covington
My mom and I love your books! When we buy a new one we always end up fighting over you gets to read the book first but it usually ends up that we read it at the same time!
  —Ambur Davis
Thank you for giving us such good books that we can read and enjoy. I am always excited when I have the chance to sit down and read one of your books!
  —Jessica Larsen
Rachel Ann Nunes's books are amazing! They are so riveting and they are such great quality, which is very hard to come by. Thank you for writing such great books.
  —VerNeita Hughes
I love all of Rachel's books. I never liked to read before, but now I can read her books in just days.
  —Cassie of Hyrum, Utah
I love your books! You have inspired me to do things different in my life. I just wish you could write faster. (Just kidding.) Keep up the good work, okay—Thanks for being a great writer.
  —Josey Boettcher of Pleasant Grove, Utah
I have admired your books since I first read the Ariana Series . . . Thank you for taking the time to write such wonderful stories. I especially like the fact that you put some of the original people in most of your books bringing our thoughts back to the original series. Thanks again.
  —Marquetta Larkin of Snowville, Utah
I loved this book. I couldn't wait to read the next chapter. I have almost all of your books and have enjoyed all of them.
  —Diane Douberley of Apopka, FL
I love your books! I am 17 and I have read all of them except the Huntington Series. You are great. Hope you keep writing.
  —Tracey Everett of Bluffdale, Utah