Saturday, May 7, 2011


JoAnn Arnold

“I have decided,” she commented to the universe, “that in reality we remain as children blessed with amazing perception.  The wisdom to see the beauty and the innocence to know the truth isn’t corrupted.  Instead, the perception of a child has to continually expand in order to provide the wisdom to repeatedly find beauty and to continually recognize the truth.
  “What we see as innocence is the protective of our virtue.  We make choices are good, some not so good.  If we listen to the innocence of our souls, we can never lose sight of the path that will return us to our Father in Heaven.  It all sounds so complicated, yet it’s all so simple.”
  The scriptures say we learn by our own experiences.  If that’s correct, which it is, and then each experience creates the opportunity for learning.

Calli, a less active member of the church, meets and marries the man of her dreams only to find out that he is not what he seems.  Anthony is charming and handsome.  He could charm the birds out of the trees.  But he doesn’t have Calli’s parents fooled.  He is controlling, devious and evil.  He wants to control Calli.

Calli learns this and that things are not what they seem.  She finds the journal of a young slave child and life is not the same for her.  She begins the “Journey of the Promise.”  where she learns about real love, true friendship and what prayer and listening to the prompting of the Holy Spirit can do.  She learns about what her true mission here on earth really is and promises she has made and only she can keep.
JoAnn has done a wonderful job of intertwining mystery, genealogy and the gospel into one.  I especially loved the parable of Ethan.  Reading one chapter made you want to continue reading the next and then the next.  The mystery of Calli’s journey will intrigue you and keep you wanting more.  I recommend this book to youth and adults.  Anyone who appreciates mystery, genealogy and the past.  Great job JoAnn!!!

Miracles For Michael
Journey of the Promise
Pages From the Past
The Silent Patriot
Prince Etcheon and the Secret
of the Ancient

Published by Horizon Publishers
Imprint of Cedar Fort, Inc

1 comment:

  1. It does sound like a great book. Thank you for the heads up.
    Anna del C. Dye
    Author of "The Silent Warrior Trilogy"