Just finished another good LDS fiction. Sudden Darkness by Margot Hovley brings futuristic YA into the contemporary. The premise revolves around terroristic world events that hit home for a quiet town in Washington state and the saints must trek by foot to Utah, paralleling pioneer days but feeling like the near-future. Walking hundreds of miles is not easy for Amélie Hatch, a musically talented eighteen-year-old with a crippled foot. This alone caught my interest. She is not a popular girl and yet she has so much to offer. Many teens can relate. I enjoyed seeing Amélie learn to accept the challenge and chip away her pride as the adventure takes her on both a physical and personal journey. For a girl who had little to do with romance, she finds her heart torn in two different directions and keeps the reader guessing a wee bit. A recommended read for LDS fiction readers.
I want to add a link to a beautiful new cover I saw of Emily Gray Clawson's new book, A Way Back To You. Check it out: http://www.emilygrayclawson.com/2013/03/18/a-way-back-to-you-cover-revealed-and-a-giveaway/