Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Daughters of Jared by H.B. Moore PLUS a Giveaway

Naiva, daughter of the dethroned King Jared II, lives in the shadow of her privileged elder sister, Asherah. But when Asherah develops a secret plot to return their father to the throne, Naiva’s resentment turns to fear. Thwarting the scheme becomes more complicated when Naiva discovers that Akish, the first man who has shown interest in her, is an integral part of the plan.

Asherah traps Akish in a ploy to make him marry her, breaking Naiva’s heart and leaving her feeling more alone than ever. Somehow Naiva must find the strength to stand against the encroaching evil in the kingdom and a sister who will stop at nothing to become queen. When Akish’s wickedness escalates and threatens to destroy the bonds of sisterhood, Naiva must decide between protecting her sister and honoring her new belief in the true God—a forbidden belief that could cost her life. 


The first book I read by H.B. Moore was Abinadi, and I have been a huge fan ever since. I especially love that Daughters of Jared was about two sisters and their loyalty to each other despite the very different choices and paths they take. I've always overlooked the story of the daughters of Jared, not really thinking about them and the impact their lives had on a generations of people. But this book reminded me that each of us - no matter what our role is here on Earth - has a unique way of influencing not only our spouses and children, but our friends, neighbors, and future generations. And with the internet, there are so many who read blogs or are followers on Facebook or Twitter - and each of them, whether they are close friends or cyber buddies - learn and grow from each other. I'm grateful that H.B. Moore brings scripture stories to life, with vivid characters and such an in-depth look of what their lives may have been like. I look forward to sharing this book with my 11 year old daughter, who pulled Abinadi off my book shelf a few months ago and absolutely loved it. She's working her way through the series, and I just love her questions and the conversations we've had. I highly recommend Daughters of Jared. It's definitely one to add to your To Read list!

You can find out more about H.B. Moore and her books on her website or blog. You can add Daughter of Jared to your Goodreads list here, or purchase it at Deseret Book, Barnes & Noble or the Amazon link below.




Win an Autographed Copy of Daughters of Jared by H.B. Moore

Entering is simple. Follow my blog and leave a comment on this post telling me why you'd like to win Daughters of Jared and if you've read any of H.B. Moore's other books. I will choose a winner on Monday, June 4th.





17 comments:

Christy said...

I have yet to read a book by Heather, even though I've seen them around for awhile. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Christy at dorrity dot net

Vicki said...

I know I've read some of your books and I have loved every one! SO that is why I'd love a copy, I Know I will love it!

Tamera Westhoff said...

I've read Abinadi and I LOVE all of these stories based on the scriptures!

Fay Klingler said...

I'd love to receive a copy of Heather's new book. I admire H.B. a great deal, as a person and as an author.

Fay Klingler said...

I'm sorry. I failed to mention in my previous post that I have not to date read H.B.'s books. I'd certainly like to begin with this one.

Cheri Chesley said...

I've read many of Heather's books and I love them. She never fails to deliver. I'm already a follower. :)

Mindy said...

I would love to win Daughters of Jared. Heather is an amazing author. I've read Ammon and have the rest on my to read list.

Sheila said...

I have read all of Heather's books and love them! I would be so thrilled to win Daughters of Jared. The cover is just beautiful!

I am already a follower of your blog!

Hope that you are feeling better, BTW! :)

Kelly Nelson, author said...

I enjoyed your review and have had my eye on this book for a few weeks now. I would love to win a copy. :) I have the Out of Jerusalem series by Heather and absolutely loved it.
Thanks,
Kelly Nelson

Gayle said...

I have listened to the audiobooks of several of Heather's books (Abinidi, Alma and Alma the Younger -- Ammon is up next!) so I was excited to see that she has a new one out! I love how she takes the Book of Mormon stories and brings the people to life -- it really makes you think about their faith and challenges.
I'm a follower. :) bgh(at)byu(dot)net

pamban said...

I've loved the two books I've read so far. I look forward to reading this one, too! I love opening up to different perspectives about Book of Mormom people!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Already a follower.

I haven't read this book yet but would love to. Heather's books are always so beautiful. Love that cover, too.

donnakweaver(at)gmail(dot)com

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I'd love to read this book and winning it would be the best way to see that happen :)

Thanks Danyelle for the giveaway

Lisa And Randy said...

I have been waiting to read this book of Heather's since it came out. I have read all of her books and absolutely love them. Heather is one of my author friends who I have been privileged to meet and I find her to be a wonderful writer, who always brings the scriptures to life.
leeben(at)bdawg(dot)net

Jenna said...

I've read the four books in her Book of Mormon series and loved them all. I'd love to have a copy of this new one. It sounds just as wonderful as the others.

Tapper said...

It looks great and I need a new author to fall in love with. (In a strictly literary sense of course...)

Kimber Daley said...

I haven't read any of her books yet, but I'd love to! This looks like a great read for sn upcoming trip!

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