Friday, June 10, 2011

Book Review: Ammon by H.B. Moore

Ever wonder what someone’s life might be like, in between the moments that defined the history we know? Well, H.B. Moore answers those questions and more in regards to the life of a young Nephite missionary named Ammon and the people he served. Including his enemies, the Lamanites—a people once counted amongst his own, but separated by the gospel that he has grown to love.

AMMON is a marvelous tale of love and strength, and how one can find hope by serving the Lord. Ammon, along with his brothers, has no greater desire than to teach the gospel to others, even when his mission threatens his life and the ones he loves. Especially Elena, the young Nephite woman he finds living amongst the Lamanites. His love for her grows amongst his service amongst the Lamanites, until they threaten her life and force him to choose.

The tension was perfect and the moments felt real, sucking me into the action and story until late into the night. I was delighted to see a romantic thread here, not often seen in scriptural accounts. As well, I was excited to realize that though I knew how it would end, I found myself riveted to see what would happen next.

This retelling is a five star rating, for its beautiful voice, action, and attention to historical detail.


*I received a free copy for my review, but in no way did this influence my opinion. :)


Heather is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a major in Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business Management. She is an award-winning author of several historical novels, set in Ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica and manages the editing company: for other aspiring writers.

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Thanks so much for the review, Karen. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book :-)

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