My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: LDS Fiction
Book Description: From the Book of Ether comes a haunting story of two royal sisters. The elder sister, Ash, will do anything to bring her father, King Jared II, back to the throne. The younger sister, Naiva, only wants to save her family from destruction. The bond of sisterhood becomes precariously fragile when one man . . . named Akish . . . falls in love with the younger sister, Naiva. Yet he chooses to marry the elder sister.
The sisters’ hearts are divided. And when Ash becomes queen, seduced by the promise of power and wealth, Naiva watches her world crumble away. She sees only one way out. But it will require forsaking all that she holds dear.
My thoughts; I am amazed by this book. I honestly sit here at my key board feeling the power of this story and trying to find the words to express my thoughts.
This book takes a couple of chapters from the Book of Ether in the Book of Mormon and expounds them into a story that gives me a better perspective how the events could have happened. I have always read them and moved on, never thinking much about them. The warning of secret combinations and the power of them I have recognized and taken to heart. This book brought them to life for me.
This book looks at the corruption of power. It looks at how men can be lead astray when they make bad choices and seek to do evil. There is also hope in the passages. The hope that comes with some living a life of righteousness and how God has the ultimate power. False idols and power will not sustain one in the end.
I loved the message of hope and beginnings, even in tumultuous times. This book is going on my favorites list. The story is from the Book of Mormon, but I think it can appeal to anyone.
The kindle edition is $3.99!
About the Author: (Taken from Goodreads) Heather B. Moore is a USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen historical novels and thrillers, written under pen name H.B. Moore. She writes women's fiction, romance and inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore. This can all be confusing, so her kids just call her Mom. Heather attended Cairo American College in Egypt, the Anglican School of Jerusalem in Israel, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University in Utah.
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Literary awards: 3-time Best of State Recipient for Best in Literary Arts, 3-time Whitney Award Winner, and 2-time Golden Quill Award Winner