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More precious than gold
When Sasha Dzerzhinsky consents to listen to two young missionaries from Utah, he has no idea what far-reaching consequences that conversation will have. Suddenly he finds himself faced with impossible choices. Can he risk losing his skating partner who is also the woman he loves? Can he take the chance of jeopardizing his lifelong dream of winning an Olympic gold medal? E ...more
Published 2001 by Granite
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I've been an LDS missionary in a country opening up to religious freedom. This story reminded me of my own experiences teaching non-members and dealing with their fears. Sasha and Marina's relationship on and off the skating rink was enjoyable, but when Sasha is baptized into the LDS Church, he sets off a whole lot of fireworks. That's also when I couldn't wait to get to the hoped for ending. There was no gold medal, but something even more precious.