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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Blog Tour: In-Laws, Outlaws and Everyone In Between by Kathryn Jenkins Gordon




 


Book Description:

The truth is often stranger than fiction, and it can certainly be more interesting than the history books let on. To prove it, bestselling author Kathryn Jenkins Gordon blows the dust off the past to reveal the exploits of some lesser-known figures in Church history. From the hilarious to the heroic and the zany to the downright villainous, these tales highlight the action-packed lives of some of the Church’s most notorious members.

Witness the attempted rise of the self-appointed “King of the Mormons.”

Experience the heart-pounding plight of a Latter-day Saint girl enslaved by a bloodthirsty Apache tribe.

Read the thrilling tale of a stake president caught in a mobster brawl at stake conference.
Just when you thought you knew everything worth knowing about the early Saints, this quirky cast of characters confirms that there’s always more to the story. Get ready for a rip-roarin’ ride through history as you discover the truth about In-Laws, Outlaws, and Everyone in Between!

Review:

I enjoy learning about history, as long as it is presented in an entertaining, non-textbook sort of way. This book definitely does that. I don't think I had ever heard of most of these stories before reading this book. The one about the soldiers building a chapel in Italy using their cigarette rations during WWII was fascinating. So was the story about William Hooper Young, although the first story was uplifting and inspiring and the second was just downright sad and disturbing.

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 Title: In-Laws, Outlaws and Everyone In Between
Author: Kathryn Jenkins Gordon
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: May 2016
ISBN: 1524400505
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review. 

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