Monday, January 17, 2011

The Star Prophecy by Joan Sowards

You are crazy. No Nephite has ever returned.

Most people laugh when they hear of Enoch's dream of returning to Jerusalem to find the infant Messiah. Even Enoch's future father-in-law mocks him when he asks for a postponement of his long-awaited wedding to his beloved Rebekah.

A few take Enoch seriously - the shipbuilder Omnihah, Enoch's teacher David, and the prophet Nephi.

Five years before, a Lamanite named Samuel had stood on the wall of Zarahemla and prophesied that "five years more cometh" and the Christ would be born in Jerusalem.

Time is running out! Enoch knows he must set sail across the great waters in search of his dream- to see the face of the Messiah.

The Star Prophecy is a surprising story of courage and love, faith and fortitude.

Sail with Enoch and his friends across the sea through hardship and adventure in search of the Christ child.

I like the idea of looking at Christ's birth from different perspectives and seeing the reactions for good and ill of those we read about in the New Testament. But what might the people in the Americas been thinking as the time drew nearer? Surely there were some with such great faith that they wanted to witness the birth of the Christ Child themselves. Enter Joan's fictional story of Enoch. While I am not generally a huge fan of scripture fiction, Joan is a great writer and storyteller. This one will pull you right into Enoch's journey.


The adventure begins with the blog tour for

THREE copies will be given away!!! It's easy to enter.

1. Visit the fabulous reviews (tour schedule below) and leave a comment telling why you're excited to read The Star Prophecy. Remember to include your email address.

2. If you tweet about the blog tour, or post about it on your blog orfacebook, leave the link in the comments section and you'll receive an additional entry.

Good Luck! Entries close at midnight (MST) on January 28

January 10
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
January 11
Totally Tina
January 12
Peggy Urry
January 13
Tangled Words and Dreams
January 14
Kaylee Baldwin
January 17
Of Writerly Things
January 18
Writers Mirror
January 19
Bonnie Gets a Say
January 20
The Blessing of Family

January 21
Anna del C. Dye's Blog Renee S. Clark


Joan Sowards said...

Thank you for reading the star prophecy and for the review!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Great review! I'll have to check this book out. :)

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

sounds interesting!

Sheila said...

I can't wait to read Joan's new book. I do like reading scripture based stories, so I would love to win a copy of this book!

Sheila said... e-mail address is

Anna Arnett said...

Joan, I'm sure this is another winner. I admire your writing, but even more the imagination, planning and research that had to go along with it. I can hardly wait to read it.

Laurie LC Lewis said...

I was fascinated by the premise of this book when I first interviewed Joan about it. What a wonderful book to share with my grandchildren! Please enter me!

Joyce DiPastena said...

This sounds like a fun book. My sister loves to speculate that the 3 Wisemen might actually have been Nephites. I would love to win this book to share with her!

jdipastena AT theriver DOT com


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