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Monday, July 16, 2012

Spires of Stone

Spires of Stone I've read several reviews and comments about how Spires of Stone is a (somewhat) modern re-telling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Sadly, other than the title, I'm not all that familiar with the play. Too bad, because I've liked a lot of re-tellings that I've read. They add an extra bit of fun to a new novel.

This third book in Annette Lyon's Temple Series was an enjoyable read. It didn't seem to have as many historical tidbits as the previous book in the series, but focused more on a few relationships.

Ben and Bethany were driven apart due to a misunderstanding. They combat with hurtful words whenever are in each others' presence, and try to encourage those around them that the opposite sex is horrible and marriage is a bad idea.

Two of Ben's brothers fall for Bethany's sister Hannah, and she has a hard time seeing that one of them is a scoundrel.

The ending was a nice happily ever after for all involved, and the historical details about the building of the Salt Lake Temple were interesting.