TWILGHT'S LAST GLEAMING FREEMEN & DREAMERS Volume 2 by L.C. LEWIS
From the back of the book:
While cannons roar and rockets ignite American skies, disease ravages the upper Connecticut Valley. Few notice the sufferings of the families . . . of a single child . . . a remarkable lad named Joseph. Attentions are forced elsewhere on the Chesapeake, which guards the entrance to the infant nation's threatened capital.
It is the height of the War of 1812. As the beleaguered American forces begin to rally, Britain's military is divided between battlefronts on two continents. Until Napoleon can be toppled and all of the Crown's resources can be diverted to the American campaign, Britain needs a tactical diversion. They attack the Chesapeake Bay! Lieutenant Jed Pearson heads to war, leaving his beloved Willows estate in the care of powerless freed slaves. But soon circumstances will blur the line between adversary and friend, family and foe, British and American. In this second volume of the epic historical series Free Men and Dreamers, witness the saga of five families caught in the tumult of the oft-forgotten war that cemented American liberty and set the stage for the great work of the Restoration. Part 2 of the Freemen and Dreamers series was even better than part 1. It made my commute shorter, a thing for which normally don't complain, but I always wanted just a few more minutes. I love history so the details of what was going on in the background to fuel the war had me hooked by the 1st volume. I found myself rooting for Jeb & Hannah, even though their relationship seemed to be cursed for most of the book. I was also glad to see Joseph Smith's family as part of this book. It would somehow seem wrong to send Hannah and her sister into the middle of a typhoid epidemic and not include the Smiths. I ordered Volume 3 Dawn's Early Light tonight. I'm disappointed to find that it is not on CD, but I'm looking forward to continuing the story. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes history and romance. Laurie Lewis' books are available at Deseret Book, Seagull Book, amazon.com and inter library loan.
Welcome to Mary's Book Corner. I read a lot and like to share my opinions about the books I read. The opinions on this blog are my own, not everyone will share my taste in books or agree with my opinion. You are welcome to post opposing opinions, but keep it friendly and civil. Writing a review always reminds me of the much hated Book Reports I had to do in grade school, so my reviews are usually short . I hope someday I will get past that, until then it is what it is.
Welcome to my blog. The thoughts and opinions here are strictly my own. My parents signed me up for my 1st book club before I was born. I have always loved books and reading. The 1st LDS Fiction I read was Added Upon by Nephi Anderson when I was 10. At the time it was the very best LDS Fiction had to offer. It has greatly improved over the past few years. I read as much as I can in my spare time. I grew up in Massachusetts, went to High School at Algonquin Regional High School, and college at Utah State University. I have lived in Michigan, Massachusetts & Utah. I currently live in Phoenix, AZ where I work full time as a Patient Care Advocate, My other activities include crocheting, I especially like Amigurumi Animals.
Family History is another passion I wish I had more time to work on it.
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In 1967 and again in 1977 President Spencer W. Kimball challenged the members of the Church to produce works of art that would do justice to the drama and beauty inherent in the history of the Church and its mission in the world. “We are proud of the artistic heritage that the Church has brought to us from its earliest beginnings,” he said, “but the full story of Mormonism has never yet been written nor painted nor sculpted nor spoken. It remains for inspired hearts and talented fingers yet to reveal themselves.” (See Ensign, July 1977, p. 5.)
No doubt, we will yet have Miltons and Shakespeares of our own. But such literary greatness will be achieved only by great souls. Our religion is capable of cultivating those great souls; and it shall.