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Book Title: Children of the Promise, Vol. 1: Rumors of War|
Date of issue: May 1st 2005
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The author of the book: Dean Hughes
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 38.43 MB
Edition: Deseret Book Company
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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?"
He tucked the camera inside his coat, under his arm. He tried to appear
normal, but his heart was suddenly beating hard. A man was crossing the
narrow street and coming toward them.
"Making pictures?" the man asked as he walked closer. Elder Thomas took
a better look. He saw what he feared: the black uniform with silver trim
and braided hat. Gestapo.
Elder Alex Thomas wants only to teach the gospel to the people of
Germany. But it soon becomes obvious that he will never complete his
mission. War is coming, and that will affect not only Elder Thomas but
also his family back home in Salt Lake City.
In the family is Wally, Elder Thomas s younger brother, who usually just
wants ot have a good time, but lately doesn t seem to care much about
anything. There s his sister Bobbi, who is supposed to marry Phil Clark,
the most eligible bachelor in the Salt Lake Valley. The problem is, she
can t ignore her attraction to Dr. Stinson, a University of Utah professor who s
not a member of the Church. And there are Elder Thomas s parents, D.
Alexander Thomas, stake president and his wife, Bea, who want their children to
be true to the values and ideals they ve taught them. But President and
Sister Thomas are finding they can t just tell their children what to do
anymore, and they re worried about what will happen when the United States
enters a war that no one seems able to stop.
In Rumors of War, the first volume of the series Children of the Promise,
author Dean Hughes recreates the era of World War II in stunning detail.
But more than that, he shows how the war affects an ordinary family of
Latter-day Saints. If you re interested in Church or world history, or if
you re simply looking for a powerful LDS novel, you won t want to miss Rumors of
Children of the Promise dramatically portrays the impact of World War II on
an ordinary family of Latter-day Saints who are striving, in a tumultuous time,
to be true to the values and ideals they have been taught. If you haven t
yet met the Thomas family, you are in for a real delight! Find out why
tens of thousands of people have loved reading about Alex, Wally, Bobbi, Gene,
and a whole supporting cast of wonderful characters who find themselves caught
in the storms of war. The new paperback edition of the bestselling epic
novels is the perfect format for carrying along as well as sharing with
Latter-day Saints often look to Joseph Smith s time in order to understand
Church history. But Church history encompasses all that has occurred in
the Church since that vital era, and each age faces its own challenges.
Set in World War II, Children of the Promise is an epic series that will take
you to the battlefront, to Germany, Japan, and the Philippines. But it
will also take you to the home front in the Salt Lake Valley, where an ordinary
LDS family struggles to survive both physically and spiritually.
This sweeping saga recreates the spirit of a time: the movies, the music, the
love stories, the emotional drama of families being pulled apart - and then
brought together again.
Read information about the authorDean Hughes is the author of more than eighty books for young readers, including the popular sports series Angel Park All-Stars, the Scrappers series, the Nutty series, the widely acclaimed companion novels Family Pose and Team Picture, and Search and Destroy. Soldier Boys was selected for the 2001 New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age list. Dean Hughes and his wife, Kathleen, have three children and six grandchildren. They live in Midway, Utah.
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