Tuesday, September 11, 2007
First Review is in
Thanks to reviewer, Tristi Pinkston, my first review is in . . . and so is my book. Tristi is a media reviewer for www.Families.com
"Land of Inheritance" is volume four of H. B. Moore's series, "Out of Jerusalem." Released just this week, you'll soon find it in every LDS bookstore.
In this concluding novel, we see that Nephi and his family have come to the promised land at last. They have been led by the hand of the Lord with every step, but Laman and Lemuel, as well as some of the sons of Ishmael, can't see the miracles that have taken place all around them. Their rebellion continues until they have completely given themselves over to their darker natures.
Meanwhile, Nephi's younger brother Jacob has grown into a fine young man and the girls in the group are vying for his attention. Pretty but quiet Eve, daughter of Zoram, is interested in him too, but doesn't think she could ever catch his eye - the other girls are more bold. She doesn't realize that her modest ways are much more attractive to him.
The voice of the Lord comes to Nephi, telling him that he must take his followers and flee into the wilderness. Laman's wickedness has reached the point where Nephi is in danger. Nephi gathers up all who will come with him and they escape, leaving behind them Nephi's younger sister Elisheba, who has remained in the camp with her husband, not because she wants to, but because she fears what her husband will do to their young sons should she try to leave. She's determined to keep the words of her father and brother in her heart and pass them on to her sons, regardless of what her husband says.
Soon after Nephi leaves, a mark descends upon Laman and his people - a skin of blackness, signifying their separation from God, which is the true curse . . .
I'm sad to see this series come to an end. Moore has put so much time into researching the land, the customs, the clothing, the food - by the time you reach the end of one of the four volumes, you feel as though you've really been a part of the Book of Mormon story. I congratulate this author on a job very well done, and look forward to anything and everything else she writes in the future.
(This book was published in 2007 by Covenant Communications.)