All that was Promised
by Vickie Hall
Cedar Fort, 2011. 240 pgs. Fiction
Methodist minister Richard Kenyon has a comfortable life with his wife and congregation in early nineteenth-century Wales. But when Richard meets a Mormon missionary and listens to his message, his life is changed forever. He soon finds himself struggling to recognize the promised blessings of the gospel when violent persecution shakes the fledgling Church.
I enjoyed reading about a time period and place that I did not know a lot about before reading this book, and I particularly liked the author’s attention to detail. The characterization was really the strength of this book, as the action and language felt a little flat at times and the plot seemed to play out along very predictable lines. I also don’t particularly like books that end without a resolution as an obvious set-up for a sequel.