Friday, July 29, 2016

Daughters of Jared

If you saw my post about E-Books for Review, then you might remember that Daughters of Jared was one of the recent selections.  I received this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest book review.

Book Review

Summary (via HB Something a little different today...a video!

Review (4/5 Stars): This is my second HB Moore novel and I'm really enjoying her writing style. She is a master at setting the pace of a story and creating such a vivid image that you can easily see everything play out before your eyes.

Because the first book of hers that I read was set in Egypt I went into this book assuming the same thing. It was clear to me though, without it being expressly said, that this was actually set in Meso-America, a place and time that I know little about.

The story of these two sisters and the men who impact their lives is fascinating. They are each so strong, and yet so heavily influenced by others. The decisions that Naiva makes are portrayed as being selfless and maybe even brave, but I think some of what she did was more out of fear. Fear of following her own path and living her own life. 

It's difficult to be critical of the story itself as it's based on the Book of Ether. I'm not at all religious so these stories are foreign to me, but even I know that there's little flexibility nor tolerance to make significant changes to any biblical story.

I enjoyed the novel and I am becoming a fan of Moore's writing, but I don't like the feeling of being preached to, so I doubt that I'll read any of the other books from this series, however I'm sure that there's a huge audience out there who will greatly enjoy these books.

When I visited Moore's website, I was astounded by the number of novels that she's written!  If you look at her books in progress it looks like she released a book almost every month between 2014-2015!  That's amazing, especially because her books are so good.

If you'd like to sample Daughters of Jared you can read the first chapter HERE.

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