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It is 148 BC, and the city of Nephi is ruled by the wicked King Noah and his corrupt priests. Zephenia's father has turned to his drink after the death of her mother, and her younger sister Sari dreams of living in the king's palace. When the family's hut is destroyed and the sisters are unjustly imprisoned, Zephenia wonders if God has forgotten her. If they survive their ...more
Paperback, 306 pages
Published April 2012 by Walnut Springs Press
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Jul 17, 2012 Lorraine rated it it was amazing
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Soulfire has to be one of the best books that I have read in a long time! I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I became engrossed in Zephenia's story! From the first paragraph through to the wonderful end, I did not put the book down! A fast read full of so many emotions, adventure, sorrow, hardship, courage and love! A bit of something for everyone! I will be sure to keep my eyes open for more works by Betsy Love! Thank you First Reads for my free copy of Soulfire, I shall treasure it!
Donna Weaver
Jan 05, 2013 Donna Weaver rated it really liked it
5 Stars--the book had a profound impact on me. It touched me on some special level and lingered with me long after I'd finished reading it.
4 Stars--I loved this book. If I don't own it, I will buy it so I can read it again and again.
3 Stars--I enjoyed the book but may have had an issue or two with it.
2 Stars--I had more than a few issues with it.
1 Stars--I hated it.

It is 148 BC, and the city of Nephi is ruled by the wicked King Noah and his corrupt priests. Ze
Britney Gulbrandsen
Nov 04, 2012 Britney Gulbrandsen rated it it was amazing
This story kept me hanging on every word. I loved the main character, Zephenia, and loved being in her point of view. Betsy did a great job keeping readers interested and concerned about the fate of Zephenia and her family. The book was well-paced and had a great voice. It was interesting to see the facts I already know from the Book of Mormon intertwined with the fictional story of Zephenia and her family. It was also fun to learn more about the time period. Betsy did a great job staying in the ...more
Mar 02, 2014 Annissa rated it really liked it
A quick read that gives you a different perspective of story of Abinidi from the Book of Mormon.
Sarah Beggs
Aug 09, 2012 Sarah Beggs rated it liked it
Betsy's description of prophets, jaguars, evil doer's and those who seek to do what's right in a world where others make unwise and thoughtless choices bring ancient scriptures to life. I enjoyed the story as well as the characters who brought one of my favorite stories to life.
However, there were a lot of typo's which slowed the flow down and left me re-reading numerous area's.
Sep 20, 2013 Joyce added it
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A fresh, new take on the story of Alma the Elder in the Book of Mormon. I especially enjoyed the relationship between Zephaniah and her sister, Sari. I'm hoping the author will write more about the characters. (Especially hoping for a romance between Sari and Gideon. ;-) )
Aug 22, 2012 Debbie rated it liked it
This was an interesting book set back in Book of Mormon times. It is the story of a young woman and her family. Abinadi, Alma, King Noah, and others from the Book of Mormon are in this book.
Apr 09, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. It has been awhile since I've read a story set in the Book of Mormon era; it was refreshing!
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First and foremost I am a daughter of God. I am married to my teenage crush. I have 8 great children, and 17 amazing grandchildren. Writing has been a passion since I could hold at pen in my hand. I don't intend to stop until I can no longer hold one.

I hope heaven is everything I hope it will be. I planning on spending eternity honing my craft.
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