Monday, May 28, 2012

Daughters of Jared Review

Daughters of Jared by H.B. Moore is an incredible novel. Instantly, you step into the world of the Jaredites, engulfed by culture and the importance of heritage. Moore’s ability to incorporate the factual events into her novel deserves acclaim, especially with the reference of daughters only mentioned in a few versus in the book of Ether. Her ability to weave a tale that captures your heart and imagination is brilliant.

This story came to life through many themes, particularly that of the strength of sisters. Naiva’s determinedness to stand beside her family despite their incorrect actions can be both applauded and cringe-worthy, yet it endears us to her, knowing that we are guilty of similar actions. The sweet love story of Naiva and Levi entwined amidst controversy establishes the importance of love from the heart and not for convenience or power. The distinctions of right and wrong are painted so vividly the reader has no choice but to cheer on tireless doers of righteousness and willingly curse those who choose evil.

Step into this Book of Mormon story to experience the scriptures come to life, so tangible they speak straight to your heart. Be prepared to devote a day as Daughters of Jared will capture you entirely.


  1. Thank you for this wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book :-)

  2. Hi there Lydia! We met at the Covenant blogger/author conference a few weeks ago. I have been meaning to look up your blog since and not had a chance to do so. I'm excited to check out more of your reviews and posts, and excited to read that your novel is under consideration with an editor! How wonderful. I think I am going to try to go to LDS Storymakers next year. I was also wondering if you could tell me a little more about the ANWA group in Utah Valley - I couldn't find much information about it on their website. What time does it usually meet? Is it possible to come check out a meeting before joining officially?

    1. Hey. I'm so glad you found my blog. I've wanted to chat with you but didn't get your email. Definitely come to our next meeting and check us out. We will be meeting at our Pres. home in Prove June 14th at 7pm. She'll be discussing revision and some will bring things to be critiqued (or atleast that's the idea).

    2. Sounds great! Could you send me an e-mail at storygirlcindy AT gmail DOT com? I can't seem to find your e-mail. If you could give me an address that would be great! And is there anything I should bring or do?