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The Belle of Nauvoo: A Novel of Love and Betrayal

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Hardcover, 191 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Covenant Communications
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Nov 03, 2008 Dawn rated it it was amazing
We all hear the stories of Joseph and Hyrum Smith during the early days of the LDS church, but not so much the stories of what was going on in the lives of their families, and friends. The is the story of Hymrum's daughter Lovina, the daughter of his first wife Jerusha. It is such a fantastic story with all the romance, excitement and mystery that you would find in a fictional book. The best part is, is that it is True!
Jen Jenson
When I read this, I really liked this book... I was 16.

As far as LDS Authors, I am not a fan. Even back as a teenager. However, I remember really liking this book. I haven't dared re-read, as I enjoy the small happy memories I have of this book.

I found a list of books I read in 1997, I wanted to add them onto Goodreads.
Jul 20, 2013 Jenny rated it liked it
Shelves: childhood, 2013
The Belle of Nauvoo is light, youth-focused, LDS historical fiction. I was given it as a gift when I was a young teenager and recently reread it in advance of a trip to Nauvoo. It's a quick, easy, fluffy little romance based on real events from the life of Lovina Smith Walker, a daughter of Hyrum Smith.
Diana (Bever) Barber
Jan 01, 2013 Diana (Bever) Barber rated it really liked it
An LDS novel about Hyrum Smith's daughter, Lovina. It was fascinating to get a glimpse into Nauvoo life before the martyrdom of Hyrum and Joseph. The author did extensive research to learn the backgrounds of the many characters who appear. This read like a solid welding of fact and fiction.
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Jul 06, 2015 Carrie Snider rated it liked it
I read this book as a pre-teen, because it is about my ancestor Lovina Smith. I liked the story, though the writing is just ok. A fun read for a young woman.
Aug 26, 2008 Jenny rated it it was ok
This was a fun quick read. The main character is Hyrum Smith's oldest daughter. It's all about her love story while living in Nauvoo.
Jul 08, 2009 Katie rated it really liked it
This book from the perspective of Hyrum Smiths daughter, is insightfull into the time of the saints living at this time in Nauvoo. Not an overly deep novel, but somewhat informative.
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