Book Review: Fire of the Covenant

This book review will be a little different from the last two, which were both classic books. Today I’m reviewing a book called Fire of the Covenant by Gerald N. Lund. This is a historical fiction novel about the Martin and Willie Handcart companies who crossed the plains too late in the season and endured a lot of trials because of cold weather and lack of food.

It’s a really, really long book, and if you don’t enjoy historical fiction, you might get bored with this easily, but if you’re like me, love reading and love history, then this book is for you! The story of the fictional Maggie and her family and others who really lived will be worth the read! You also learn a lot of interesting things.

Note: If you want to learn more on this subject, but you don’t want to read an 800 page book, check out the movies “17 Miracles” or “Ephraim’s Rescue“. These would be great for family home evening. But whether you read the book or watch the movie, you will be so grateful for these people who gave so much for the gospel!

Book Review: Anne of Green Gables

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Anne of Green Gables is a hilarious, mischievous, lovable red-haired orphan who is adopted by an elderly brother and sister. You will read all about her mishaps, troubles, and joys in Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery.  Believe me, you will love her as much as I do!

Once you finish the first one, there are seven sequels! Read every one of them and follow Anne throughout her life!

  1. Anne of Green Gables
  2. Anne of Avonlea
  3. Anne of the Island
  4. Anne of Windy Poplars
  5. Anne’s House of Dreams
  6. Anne of Ingleside
  7. Rainbow Valley
  8. Rilla of Ingleside (this one will break your heart, but it’s worth the read!)

Please enjoy and let us know in the comments how you enjoyed Anne of Green Gables!

-Annalee

 

Book Review: Little Women

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Hi! I’m Annalee, and I’m going to do book reviews for Marigold Girls! I’m only reviewing books that are totally compliant with the 13th Article of Faith, and that are really fun to read. So if you love to read, this is for you! Enjoy!

One of my most favorite books in the whole world is Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. This is a ‘classical’ book, so the wording can be kind of difficult sometimes. However, once you get used to it, it’s a lot of fun to read and pretend you’re in the days of the delightful main characters!

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are the four sisters around whom the story is centered. They are growing up in the days of the Civil War, and their father is serving as a chaplain in the army (a minister). These girls are totally relatable. My guess is you’ll find yourself saying “Wow! She sounds exactly like me!” or “That’s happened to me so many times!”

You will laugh and cry as you read this book over and over – trust me, I know! This is the kind of book that never, ever gets old. Don’t believe me? Well, it’s survived from the 1860s! That’s 150 years of Little Women! I’m telling you, it doesn’t get old!

Let us know in the comments how you liked Little Women! And look forward to more book reviews in the near future!