Author: Janet Kay Jensen
Book Summary: Wrestling with issues of polygamy, homosexuality, and modernity, Gabriel’s Daughters examines them through the lives of the large, loving, and polygamous Martin family. The story is told primarily through the eyes of Zina Martin, a young girl who—upon discovering she is impregnated by her “sterile” teacher and will soon be married off to a man three times her age—escapes the enclosed polygamous town of Gabriel’s Landing, Utah. Zina then embarks on a journey of self-discovery, yet she can never fully escape the longing she has for her family and even the controversial and outdated lifestyle she once lived. Through both tears and triumph, Gabriel’s Daughters reveals a moving story that not only acts as insightful social commentary but also prompts readers to re-evaluate their lives.
Author: Pamela S. Williams
Book Summary: In this unusual, grown-up love story, John Marchbanks and Lainie McGuire are two never-marrieds in their late thirties, both happily active in the LDS Church and their careers. An attorney and a convert with many talents, John concludes from past experience that he was never meant to be married. Lainie, lifelong Latter-day Saint and dedicated people person, is a breast cancer survivor who appreciates every day, even a bad one. However, she believes she is damaged goods and that no man will ever want her. Just as John realizes that he loves Lainie, he is diagnosed with malignant melanoma. What they learn about themselves and each other through his treatment and recovery helps them see that life is really all about living it up despite setbacks, celebrating joys and delights while they can together.
We will be signing at the coolest book store in Provo called Pioneer Book:
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Pioneer Book in Provo, Utah
Hope to see you there!