A little while ago, I mentioned my need to start reading foofy, romantic books again (and what happens when you go to the library without having a specific title in mind–very dangerous!!).
And since then, I’ve been happily reading some good, clean books.
But now I’ve found that my supply is dwindling…..
I’m on the last book in the Anne of Green Gables series with nothing in the queue.
So, it’s time to start requesting more books at the library!
But before I start blindly putting books on hold, I wanted to see if any of you have read any great, clean, romantic books that you would recommend?
If possible, I’d prefer books that do not end like this one did:
It looks quite innocent, doesn’t it?
A pretty lady in an old-fashioned dress with sunflowers in the foreground.
I’d read a novel by this Christian author before, and it was very lovely.
So, I had high hopes for this novel entitled Mara.
And the last thing I expected about halfway through this book, was for it to suddenly turn into a flaming, hateful, anti-Mormon novel!!!
Holy smokes!!! I thought to myself as I kept reading, convinced that this author (described by her niece to be the most wonderful Christian woman ever), really hadn’t written that God needed to blast my beloved religion from the face of the earth.
And then portrayed Mormon men as deceitful, controlling villains.
And Mormon women as helpless, miserable hypocrites.
All under the guise of a light fiction novel.
I had never read an anti-Mormon book before, so this was very new to me.
And at first, I didn’t know how to feel…..
But then I finally settled into something that felt right:
Sorrow for this woman who completely misunderstood a beautiful religion and people.
Sorrow that she was so full of misplaced hate and anger.
Sorrow that her feelings were likely the result of her Christian theological schooling.
Sorrow that this woman who was a leader in her time, likely misled many souls who trusted her.
And sorrow that she likely died without understanding the truth about the Mormons.
If you have any questions about the Mormons, please don’t hesitate to ask them.
Ask a friend who’s Mormon.
Ask a Mormon missionary.
Or ask Heavenly Father.
But just please ask.
(And if you know of a good, clean, romantic, non-anti-Mormon book, please don’t hesitate to tell me!!) :)