Rumors of War (Children of the Promise - Vol 1) (Children of the Promise #1)
The elders could see nothing but smoke until they turned the corner onto the
street where the fire was. And then, both of them stopped. "The
synagogue!" Elder Thomas said. It had never occurred to him that anyone -
even the Nazis - would do such a thing.
Elder Thomas got his camera out. He snapped the shot but then heard
someone say, in German, "What are you doing there
BUT this series was nothing like that. The story takes place during WWII and starts out in Sugarhouse area of Salt Lake (where I grew up) with a typical LDS family whose dad is the Bishop. These are very real characters that I grew to love. I've said before I have only read 2 books in my life where I sobbed. I cried so hard reading these ...more
I actually had to read it. When I was at BYU I signed up for an LDS Literature class. My thought was: Really, how hard could reading a lot of Jack Weyland be? But you know what? That was a super awesome class! And we didn't even read 'Charly'.
The name 'LDS Lit' wasn't e ...more
1) I'm usually not a big fan of LDS fiction. It tends to be kinds dorky and a little too in-your-face spiritual. Not to mention badly written. But I liked this book. It wasn't like that at all.
2) I took a creative writing class from Dean Hughes, and he's totally and completely awesome. I'll try not to let that fact slant my review.
I really liked this novel. It has well developed characters and story line, and it's super clear that Hughes did his research (it's a ...more
Well, I did it. I'm not a super fan of the LDS fiction genre. It's generally super cheesy and unrealistic and preachy. But I love historical fiction, and Rumors of War delivered a great story. Set in the years leading up to World War II, the story details the lives of members of the fictional Thomas family. The tale switches from Alex, serving a mission in Germany, to Bobbi, engaged to the perfect man (according to her family, at ...more
The entire series is well researched and in depth. He does a good job of placing characters in many of the important events of the war (sometimes he's even a little too obvious about it). The characters are multi-faceted and develo ...more
I believe that we would all do well to learn from some of the lessons from those who have gone before us. One of the lessons I have learned is that just because you know something or even believe that you ...more
Opening the novel, I was able t ...more
Rumors of War takes time to read. Not only because it contains many pages but because it is meaty and leaves a lot to chew on. I was aware of much of the brutality caused by the Nazis against the peoples, however, this book brings it to life.
War is imminent in Germany and the missionaries are trying to leave the country any way they can. It's not as easy as they suppose. One family is running for their li ...more
I know that in that period it was not common for women to work and that the man was thought of as the head of the household, b ...more
Alex, the oldest is serving a mission in Germany when WWII breaks out and escalates to the ...more