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Monday, December 1, 2014

Loving the Book Launch Party #Cover Reveal: Gabriel's Daughters by Janet Jenson

Author Janet Jenson

and her soon to be release, latest book Gabriel's Daughters!!!!

First up, a little about this amazing author.

Janet Jensen leads a quiet life in a college town nestled in the foothills of the northern edge of the Wasatch Mountains. She and her husband Miles, an attorney, met as members of Utah State University’s Intercollegiate Debate Team and are parents of three grown sons: a soccer enthusiast/physician in Salt Lake City, Utah; an exercise physiologist/football coach/graduate student in Jyvaskyla, Finland; and a skydiver/embedded systems engineer in Berkeley, California. The Jensens have happily become grandparents of four.

Janet is co-author of a literature-based cookbook, The Book Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by
Great Works of Literature and the Passages that Feature Them
(Wenger & Jensen, Ballantine, 2003), and an award-winning novel, Don’t You Marry the Mormon Boys (Bonneville Books, 2007), which won a gold medal for Cultural Fiction in the Readers Favorite  International Book Awards Contest.

Her work also appears in Parables for Today (Cedar Fort, 2012) and Gruff Variations (Writing for Charity, 2012). Baking Day, a personal essay, placed second in the 2011 national essay/memoir contest sponsored by The Writer Magazine and Gotham Writers Workshops.  Janet holds degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Utah State University and Northwestern University and worked in educational settings for more than twenty years.

A retired soccer mom, Cub Scout leader and PTA president, she is a now a full-time writer and a
literacy tutor who feels genuine panic when she is stranded without something to read. Janet welcomes correspondence with readers. 

She can be reached at and on Facebook at She maintains a website at her website at, and an author page at GoodReads. She tweets as JanetKJensen and blogs at  Sign up for her Newsletter so that you can stay up to date.  She also has a Wikipedia and LinkedIn page.  And don't forget to follow her on Pinterest.

here is what this fabulous book is all about!

An impressive work of literary fiction that accurately explores the struggles of being raised in a polygamous community.   Jensen’s novel explores the unique strengths and weaknesses of the bonds in a polygamous family.

Gabriel's Daughters wrestles with issues of polygamy, homosexuality, and modernity through the lives of the large, loving, and polygamous Martin family.  The story is told primarily through the eyes
of Zina Martin, a young girl who, upon discovering she is impregnated by her "sterile" teacher—and will soon be married off to a man three times her age— escapes the enclosed polygamous town of Gabriel's Landing, Utah.

Zina then embarks on a journey full of self-discovery, yet she can never completely escape the longing she has for her family and even the controversial and outdated lifestyle she once lived. Through both tears and triumph, Jensen has crafted a moving story that not only acts as insightful
social commentary but also prompts readers to reevaluate their lives.

Think you are ready to see the awesomeness that is going to grace the front 
of this exciting new book!?!?

Well, we won't keep you in suspense an longer!


Amazing, right!?! Pre-order your paperback copy right now!
Book will release January 20, 2015


Library of Congress has a copy of the book.  If you like this book, make sure to recommend that your library grab its own copy.  And you'll also want to favorite her Amazon page.

Don't forget to go check out all the other awesome blogs that are joining us for this big reveal!

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