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.