cover image Magdalene: Book 3 in the Tales of Dunham

Magdalene: Book 3 in the Tales of Dunham

Moriah Jovan. B10 Mediaworx (, $32.99 trade paper (534p) ISBN 978-0-9817696-5-3

Jovan's explosive saga about the lives, loves, and deeds of a group of powerful Mormons continues in her outstanding third Dunham novel (after Stay and The Proviso). Kindly Mormon bishop Mitch Hollander, while reorganizing a merger between his steel company and a manufacturer that occurred under perilous circumstances, meets brash and brilliant Cassie St. James, one of Wall Street's toughest strategists and a former prostitute. Their immediate attraction is just as strong as the gulf between Cassie's ruthless attitude toward sex and Mitch's LDS morals, which include no sex outside marriage. Meanwhile, Mitch's scheming subordinate in the church hierarchy, Greg Sitkaris, whom he's trying to have arrested for embezzlement, threatens everything Mitch holds dear, including Cassie and Mitch's flock. Filled with nuanced, unforgettable characters and keen insights into Mormon faith and culture, this is a thrilling, romantic page-turner with a sense of optimism that never comes across as forced or cloying. Like the Left Behind series, the Tales of Dunham have great cross-over potential. (Apr. 2011)