Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Gabriel's Daughters

GABRIEL'S DAUGHTERS: A NOVEL BY JANET KAY JENSEN


Wrestling with issues of polygamy, homosexuality, and modernity, Gabriel’s Daughters examines them through the lives of the large, loving, and polygamous Martin family. The story is told primarily through the eyes of Zina Martin, a young girl who—upon discovering she is impregnated by her “sterile” teacher and will soon be married off to a man three times her age—escapes the enclosed polygamous town of Gabriel’s Landing, Utah. Zina then embarks on a journey of self-discovery, yet she can never fully escape the longing she has for her family and even the controversial and outdated lifestyle she once lived. Through both tears and triumph, Gabriel’s Daughters reveals a moving story that not only acts as insightful social commentary but also prompts readers to re-evaluate their lives.

My Review:

First off I have to say, I love that cover. It just fits the book and I think it's beautiful.
I was already a fan of Janet's from reading Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys years ago. She writes with such heart and depth and Gabriel's Daughters is just as well-written, touching, and thought-provoking as Don't You Marry the Mormon Boys. I would highly recommend both books.

Buy it on: Amazon * WalMart * Booktopia 

A few characters from Gabriel's Daughters








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Gabriel's Daughters won the silver medal in Cultural Fiction
awarded by Readers Favorites Book Review Site

Janet Kay Jensen is the co-author of a literature-based cookbook, The Book Lover’s Cookbook: recipes inspired by great works of literature and the passages that feature them (Wenger & Jensen), and an award-winning novel, Don’t You Marry the Mormon Boys.
She holds degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Utah State University and Northwestern University and worked in the education field for more than twenty years.  She has taught writing courses at the local jail and is also a volunteer literacy tutor who feels genuine panic when caught without something to read.

Janet and her husband Miles, an attorney, live a quiet life in a college town nestled in the foothills of northern Utah's Rocky Mountains. They are the parents of three grown sons: a soccer enthusiast/physician in Salt Lake City Utah; an exercise physiologist/graduate student  in Jyvaskyla,Finland; and a parachute jumper/embedded systems engineer in Berkeley, California. They have happily become grandparents of three remarkable grandchildren. 

Contact the author: 

email: janetkayjensen@gmail.com 

blog:  www.janetkayjensen.blogspot.com

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/janet.k.jensen 

https://www.facebook.com/JanetKayJensenAuthor

Twitter: @Janet KJensen





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