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With Memorial Day just past, perhaps it's time to remind ourselves of the sacrifices made by the soldiers and citizens on both sides of any conflict. Two superb writers have produced new novels that look at some of the lesser-known aspects of the war that changed the world.
Following a week that saw the awarding of Whitney Awards to LDS authors for their outstanding works from 2016, I chose to review two unique novels that are sure to receive nominations for the 2017 awards, Courting Carrie in Wonderland by Carla Kelly and The Dating Experiment by Eloida Kay Strain.
The Regency Romance has dominated the LDS romance market for several years. We've all become familiar with the genre's depiction of English life during the early nineteenth century. Three LDS authors, however, have chosen to show a broader and slightly different view of the early 1800s.
If you're looking for a love story, this isn't it. Daughter of Ishmael by Diane Stringham Tolley is a fictionalized account of the Book of Mormon story of Lehi's and Ishmael's combined families' journey from Jerusalem to the Promised Land told from the viewpoint of Ishmael's middle daughter, Hannah.