Friday, September 13, 2013

Fight For You by Misty Moncur

Thanks for stopping by on the Fight For You blog tour. Today I have the privilege of reviewing a book written by one of my favorite authors. I love Misty's work. If I really like a book I will go back and read it again and again (just like rewatching my favorite movie) when new books aren't coming out fast enough for me to read. Fight For You is like that for me. If I don't have a new book to read this is what I pick up and love it every time!
After reading Daughter of Helaman I was so excited to find out Misty had written more. I loved Fight For You! I was hooked from page one. From the very beginning you are drawn in and captivated. Once I started reading I did not want to stop!! You'll be hooked just like I was and then you will want to read more. I am already excited for the 3rd book!
Fight For You picks up where the first one leaves off. Keturah is in the army now and is trying to find her place within her unit. The young men in her unit are not making it easy for her to fit in. You will feel for her as she struggles to belong, as she is pulled between her two young men. . . one who has known her for her whole life and the other who understands her warrior heart. And there is a lot more of the handsome warrior, Gideon!  
 Misty Moncur has done it again. It was a wonderful book. I highly recommend it!         

 Keturah fought her way into the army, but now she's in Judea building fortifications, and the only thing she's fought so far is boredom. The work is hard, and the other soldiers don't think she can pull her weight. Her brothers are becoming strangers, and Zeke's jealousy is getting worse - because Keturah is falling in love with the wrong warrior.

But she's not about to let cruel pranks and hurt feelings keep her from doing what she knows to be right. She completes every order with faithfulness - a hasty retreat from the Lamanite army, a spy mission into the enemy stronghold, a midnight assassination. From burying the dead to whiling away hours on guard duty, Keturah will do whatever it takes to protect her religion, her freedom, her peace, and her family.

But in a camp of two thousand boys, the most important thing she has to protect is her heart.

Fight For You is the second novel in Misty Moncur's Stripling Warrior series. Fall in love with these romantic novels set against a vivid Book of Mormon backdrop.

Misty Moncur wanted to be Indiana Jones when she grew up. Instead, she became an author and has her adventures at home. In her jammies. With her imagination. And pens that she keeps running dry.

Misty lives in a marsh near a very salty lake in Utah with her husband and children, where they cuddle up in the evenings and read their Kindles. Well, she does anyway.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

250 Movies for LDS Families

Finding wholesome, uplifting movies can be a daunting task--especially when Hollywood's values are so far from the Church's. 250 Great Movies for Latter-day Families offers a broad selection of edifying options for your family's next movie night. With content reviews, gospel discussion guides, and indexes by genre and gospel topics, this guide is sure to have something for everyone.

Misty's Review:

You know, I haven't been taking on a lot of reviews lately. Kind of been busy with other things. But when Jonathan Decker contacted me, I thought, yeah, I'd like to have a look at that book.

Because as a mom, I want to know what my kids are watching, reading, and coming into contact with--not so I can shield them from everything, but so I can talk to them about what they see in the world and hopefully answer questions they have and put things into perspective. Often I find myself explaining, "This is what the world believes. This is what our family and church believe, and you can decide for yourself."

The simple layout of this book works really well for aiding in this type of discussion. Decker gives a brief introduction to each film and follows that with a content overview, listing instances of violence, swearing, immodesty, references to immorality, etc. He follows it with a short list of lessons we can learn from the film, the morals to the stories. Here he uses scriptures and quotes from the general authorities, which are all great and relevant.

I really love Decker's voice in this book. It comes through. I think a book of this type has the potential to be preachy and even a little self-righteous, but it isn't that way at all. I enjoyed just reading through it, even though I wasn't searching for a particular movie and even though I don't have a huge interest in movies in general. But Jonathan does, and you can tell. His passion about this art form is what really makes this book shine.

A great reference. Succinct but wonderfully informative. Use it to make informed decisions about what kinds of movies you allow into your home.