Saints Author:Orson Scott Card When ten-year-old Dinah Kirkham saw her father leave their Manchester home in the middle of the night, she asked when he would be back. "Soon," he replied. But he never came back. — On that night in 1829, John Kirkham laid the foundation of his daughter's certainty that the only person Dinah could ever really trust was herself. From... more » that day forward, Dinah worked to support her family, remaining devoted to their welfare even in the face of despair and grinding poverty. Then one day she heard a new message, a new purpose ignited in her heart, and new life opened up before her.« less
My first book by Orson Scott Card and I loved it. The detail on the different story lines is supberb. I never really knew how the Mormon religion got started before I read this book. It even has a guest appearance or two by Abraham Lincoln. =) 2 Thumbs Up and I will look for more Orson Scott Card novels!
Once I got into this book I could not put it down. Mr. Card has a way of capturing any time period he writes about so well, you can see it in your mind. I loved the heroine, and the story of the beginnings of the Mormon Church I found very interesting.