Alma (Book of Mormon #2)
King Noah is thundering with rage. The former high priest Alma has vanished from the city of Nephi, and every night more of his believers manage to escape. The king blames Amulon and threatens certain punishment unless Amulon recaptures Alma — a seemingly impossible task. But Amulon has a plan. An equally valuable prisoner is at his fingertips: Noah’s wife, Maia, whose new...more
I admire the way Heather brings scripture alive in her books, and adds a third dimension to familiar stories. Alma is no exception. Characters I met and loved in Abinidi grow and mature in Alma as they endure trials and afflictions that test the strongest faith to its limits ...more
For me, the book ALMA is misnamed, though.
Its predomin ...more
Years ago I read an observation made by President Hinckley's wife, Marjorie, that went something like this: “Poor, Mrs. Moroni . . .” It impacted me deeply because I had never before given a thought to the anonymous wife of brave Captain Moroni, let alone to the sacrifices she unquestionably must have made as she endured her husband’s years of military service.
The scriptures are filled with people and events recorded with brief mentions that slide under our spiritual-radar, failing to entice us ...more
I was very excited to review Heather B. Moore's latest novel titled "Alma". This book continues the story from her previous book titled "Abinadi". Once I read that book I was hooked! Heather is one of those authors that writes with such passion that you can't help but fall in love with her characters. You'll end up begging for more when the last chapter ends.
Her characters jump off the pages with raw emotion and conviction. Get ready to experience a tilt-a-whirl of emotions including heartache, ...more
Alma by H.B. Moore
As this was my first H.B Moore Book of Mormon novel, I was sort've hesitant to read it, but the up close and personal life of Alma and his family really blew me away, as the story reads like what our Country is going through now. From reading Alma, I was able to learn a few little tidbits about the area and culture of thse Nephites and the Lamanites.
As the story begins, we see Alma leaving King Noah's Court after Alma has repented an d changed his ways. Abinadi has recently be ...more
While Alma (the elder) serves as one point of view character, most of the point of view characters who tell his story are people Moore has created herself, such as Abinadi's widow and a wife, and later widow, of King Noah. ...more
Moore's first historical novel in the ...more
Alma is based on scriptural accounts found in the Book of Mormon. Alma was a high priest under King Noah's rule. He was present when the prophet Abinadi came to the wicked leader to preach repentance. Alma was touched by the words Abinadi spoke. When Noah had Abinadi executed by fire, Alma fled and worked to spread the gospel. Alma relates the story fro ...more
As a stand alone novel, it works. There's enough information about what happened before to keep the story moving without slowing things down. I found Alma's characters engaging; it sort of brought scripture to life. Reading the book recalled passages from the Book of Mormon, but I'm not such a scriptorian that I knew immediately what would happen next.
Speaking s ...more
I am not one that usually reads novels based on scripture for two reasons: first, many times the stories are not accurate and second, I tend to internalize the story and it mixes up in my daily scripture reading.
But Heather's books are different. Heather's writing is descriptive and accurate which keeps me IN the story. I can almost see, touch and smell the areas where the story takes place. She brings the scriptures alive in very readable way.
Heather is good at making her readers root for the g ...more
there's lots of romance (a little too much for my liking), some fight scenes, and i guess you could say a little suspense (if you haven't read the story of alma in a while). overall ...more
The only thing is, though the end is good, I was hoping to see how Amulon took Alma and his people escaping. I guess I wanted to grovel in his dashed hopes and dreams a bit.
I think Heather's ...more
Although Alma was a great character, I thought Amulon was even more fascinating.