Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The Star Prophecy Review

The adventure begins with the blog tour
for
The Star
Prophecy
by Joan Sowards

We will be giving away THREE copies of The Star Prophecy.

It's easy to enter.
1. Visit the fabulous reviews and leave a comment letting us know why you're excited to read The Star Prophecy. Remember to include your email address.
2. If you tweet about the blog tour, or post about it on your blog or facebook, leave the link in the comments section and you'll receive an additional entry.


Good Luck! Entries close at midnight (MST) on January 28.


BACK OF THE BOOK:

"You are crazy. No Nephite has ever returned."

Most people laugh when they hear of Enoch's dream of returning to Jerusalem to find the infant Messiah. Even Enoch's future father-in-law mocks him when he asks for a postponement of his long-awaited wedding to his beloved Rebekah. A few take Enoch seriously - the shipbuilder Omnihah, Enoch's teacher David, and the prophet Nephi.

Five years before, a Lamanite named Samuel had stood on the wall of Zarahemla and prophesied that "five years more cometh" and the Christ would be born in Jerusalem. Time is running out! Enoch knows he must set sail across the great waters in search of his dream - to see the face of the Messiah.

The Star Prophacy is a surprising story of courage and love, faith and fortitude. Sail with Enoch and his
friends across the sea through hardship and adventure in search of the Christ child.

MY THOUGHTS:

Walnut Springs Press graciously sent me a free copy of this wonderful book by Joan Sowards but that does not sway my opinion one way or the other. I will admit that I generally steer away from religious fiction - we won't go into the 'why' because I'm pretty sure it delves into the weird way my brain works. But enough on that.

I enjoyed this book immensely. Immensely. I will admit that it took me past the first chapter to get into it, but then it unfolded into this amazing tale. The characters are heartwarming and I loved that she chose the name Enoch for the main character. When I hear that name, of course I think of the city of Enoch and the goodness of those people. The Enoch of this story is right in line with that. Doing what's right because it's the right thing to do but still being very human in the process.

I thought the other characters were also very relatable. I love second chances when the character recognizes that change is necessary and turns to goodness, or in this case, seeking the Messiah. Kumeni is one of those characters and turned out to be one of my favorites in this story. I also really liked the focus on simple 'faith' things like praying together daily - so important but sometimes we take is for granted. I will be recommending this book to my friends and family and to you. Follow the blog tour and win one of the three copies OR go HERE to buy your very own copy.



January 10
I Am A Reader Not A Writer

January 11
Totally Tina

January 12
Peggy Urry

January 13
Tangled Words and Dreams

January 14
Kaylee Baldwin

January 17
Of Writerly Things

January 18
Writers Mirror

January 19
Bonnie Gets a Say

January 20
The Blessing of Family
Life


January 21
Anna del C. Dye's Blog
Renee S. Clark

8 comments:

  1. I am very excited about reading The Star Prophecy. Joan Sowards is a talented writer and a phenomenal woman and friend. I have enjoyed her other books and I know I will love this one.

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  2. Sounds good! I don't get into religious fiction either, but this might be interesting! Great review! :) Good luck, Joan!

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  3. Thank you Valerie, Rachel, Kari, and Tamara for your comments! And thank you Peggy for the great review and being part of the blog tour.

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  4. I don't get into religious fiction often but this sounds adventurous and I have ejoyed the author's writing before. It has a nice title too.

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  5. Great review Peggy! The book sounds great.

    ~~Sheila
    ssdawn2002@yahoo.com
    http://www.whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com

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  6. Fun review, Peggy! I'd love to read this.

    jdipastena AT theriver DOTcom

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