Revenge & Redemption Brad e. Hainsworth, Deseret Book, $16.95, softcover; 800-453-4532.

revengeandredemptionIn this Civil War-era romance, Utah rancher Clay Ashworth, married to a restless Mexican spitfire, receives marital advice from Mormon leader Brigham Young. Next, Clay answers President Abraham Lincoln’s call for a Union spy.

Racing back to the East, Clay undertakes a dangerous mission into Confederate territory where he tangles with his old enemies and a deceptive Southern belle. He even crosses Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.  Meanwhile, Clay’s wife has been kidnapped by a killer south of the Mexican border. Clay returns to the West, hoping that Cochise can help him save his wife. The only person missing in this highly imaginative tale is Zorro.

—Phyllis Morreale-de la Garza