Janet Jensen's Gabriel's Daughters!

Wow! I can't believe how long it's been since I blogged! The holidays were crazy busy, but wonderful and festive! I hope your holiday season brought you tons of joy as well.

I'm glad to be back posting and I'm even more excited to tell you about my publishing sister's book release.

Janet Jensen's long awaited Gabriel's Daughters is finally here! Isn't the cover gorgeous?

Wrestling with issues of polygamy, homosexuality, and modernity, Gabriel’s Daughters examines them 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 of self-discovery, yet she can never fully escape the longing she has for her family and even the controversial and outdated lifestyle she once lived. Through both tears and triumph, Gabriel’s Daughters reveals a moving story that not only acts as insightful social commentary but also prompts readers to re-evaluate their lives.

You can purchase Gabriel's Daughters on Amazon, and Books-A-Million.

About Janet Kay Jensen:

Janet Kay Jensen is author of the award-winning novel, Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys (Cedar Fort, 2007, which recently won the gold medal for Cultural Fiction from the Readers Favorite International Book Award Contest (2012).

She is also co-author of The Book Lover's Cookbook, Recipes Inspired by Celebrated Works of Literature and the Passages that Feature Them (Wenger & Jensen, Ballantine, 2003).

Her work also appears in Healing Ministry Journal, LDS Writing Secrets, ByLine, Meridian, Everton's Family History Magazine, Heart to Heart Newsletter (Intermountain Donor Services) and The Magic of Stories.

She holds degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Utah State University and Northwestern University and is an adult literacy tutor. Recently, she had the opportunity to record an interview with her literacy student through the StoryCorps(R) program sponsored by National Public Radio. She was named Bridgerland Literacy's Outstanding Tutor for 2008. She has been a guest instructor in a county jail creative writing program for inmates.

Janet has won numerous awards from the League of Utah Writers, including first place in personal essay, humorous poetry, and short story. Her work has also won several honorable mentions in ByLine. She is a member of Authors Guild, LDStorymakers, League of Utah Writers, Romance Writers of America, Mortar Board, and Utah State University's Old Main Society.

Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys placed second in the League of Utah Writers annual competition for full length books in 2006, and an excerpt placed third in the 2005 Association for Mormon Letters Fiction Contest.

Janet has demonstrated her natural gullibility by serving as a soccer mom, PTA president and Cub Scout leader. She and her husband, Miles, are the parents of three grown sons and have four remarkable grandchildren.

Visit her blog and her website. Also find her on Twitter

Now go out and buy yourself a copy of Janet's book! You won't be sorry!


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