Daughter of Ishmael by Diane Stringham Tolley

January 10, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Daughter of Ishmael by Diane Stringham TolleyDaughter of Ishmael
Author: Diane Stringham Tolley
Genres: Scripture-Based Historical
Format: eBook, Print
Pages: 304
Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Cedar Fort

Hannah, faithful third daughter of Ishmael has been raised happily in the home of an honourable man. A woman wholly committed to her Saviour. A woman who understands Nephi’s love of the scriptures and commitment to the gospel and secretly longs for such a husband, but finds herself given in marriage to his older brother, Lemuel.

Through the women’s eyes, Daughter of Ishmael follows the family of Ishmael as they commit themselves to Lehi and find their faith tested in the wilderness. Recounts their struggles there with deaths, births and apostasy. Tells of their time in Bountiful and the building of a ship. And their suffering below decks on the Great Irriantum when Laman and Hannah’s husband, Lemuel battle the Lord Himself in their drive to defeat Nephi and take control of the family.

Even their arrival in the Promised Land isn’t without its challenges as they settle. Pride, envy and greed are planted along with the crops and Hannah finds herself more and more in the breach, wanting with all her heart to follow the righteous principles that are so much a part of her, but thwarted constantly by the actions of her husband and brother by marriage.

When the final split becomes necessary, Hannah is torn between the faithful branch of the family she yearns to follow and the husband and son she is wholly committed to.

Will she stay and endure the weight of a hundred, hundred generations of sin? Or do the unthinkable and leave her family to follow her prophet?

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About Diane Stringham Tolley

Diane Stringham Tolley

Writer, Novelist, Rancher, Parent and Grandparent. Each of these describes Diane Stringam Tolley. Raised on one of the last of the great old ranches in Southern Alberta, she early learned the importance of family. And of the written word. Both consume her life. It’s a good thing.

One response to “Daughter of Ishmael by Diane Stringham Tolley

  1. Cindy Price

    This book is a fictionalized story taken from a true story in the Book of Mormon. It allows us to imagine what it might have been like for families but, mostly for the women living at this time. It is a story of hard work, faith, devotion and loyalty to what is true. I loved how when Hannah had doubts, she went right the source and asked questions to help clarify in her mind why what was done, was done!

    This was my first time reading a book from this author and I would like to read more of her works.

    I received a free copy of this book and was asked to give my honest review. (less)

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