Saturday, October 3, 2009


We are taken back in this historical novel to 1917, when a tragic episode
marked the history of the American West, and the integration of the
Latter-Day-Saint culture. World War I rages in Europe, the Gila Valley
desert is attacked by a crippling drought, and the cultures of two Southeastern Arizona families collide during difficult, economic times.
I highly recommend this novel to all historical fiction lovers, and to all
those who enjoy heartfelt emotion, with a blend of drama. Dianne Ebertt
Beeaff created a Masterpiece through the gripping story of a captivating,
historical event, during an era when politics and religion were under
fire. The author includes rich historical detail, vivid imagery, and heartwarming emotion. What was THE POWER'S BOYS, and what was
it used for? Was Mellie free to make her own decisions, and were her
choices controlled by others? How do the voices of Mellie, and Duett
differ? What happened to Sarah, and who was the father of her baby?
What makes different cultures clash, and should secrets among families
be hidden, or shared? Who's responsible for the death of Billy Ben? Does
Noah follow the doctrine of his Mormon faith? What really happened in
Kielberg Canyon, and will the truth ever prevail? Why didn't Mellie press
charges against Ephraim Heber for sexual assault? Who did Nephi confide in, when he heard voices, and saw visions? Did the war bring the
two families together, or separate them? The Texan Brennicks, and Mormon Beechams come to life, the plot is fascinating, and the story is
entertaining. Dianne Ebertt Beeaff highlights human nature in this
powerfully moving historical event, page-after-page as the story becomes
more interesting, and dramatic. Mixed-emotions cover the pages, while the two families build a relationship from courage and strength, when
traditions are challenged, and different cultures learn the true definition
of love. "THE POWER'S GARDEN" is as intriguing and inspiring as
THE LAST SAMURAI, with Tom Cruise.

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