An LDS bishop's wife has lost her faith and is willing to sell her soul to save her young daughter, who's in a coma in Deseret Children's Hospital with Leukemia. There are several sexual encounters that Milada goes into in order to get blood. One of these encounters is a lesbian encounter, which left me nauseous. The publisher and others are saying this is NOT LDS Fiction, but everyone I talk to say otherwise. If this is NOT LDS Fiction, then why do we see and hear about "Fast offerings", Relief Society, Scouting in a Sandy suburb where my hubby and I used to live? I feel our faith and God were mocked and shown disrespect.
I would've liked to have seen Milada change her ways and life and gotten forgiveness and embraced the Gospel and a different miracle occur than having the young daughter leading a condemned life, living forever as a vampire.
We have felt deceived by what has been portrayed in this novel, also that Some people seem to be misinformed that vampires and sex go hand in hand. Mary Shelly, who created Dracula, did not portray Dracula as a sexual character. I was an absolutely avid fan of Dark Shadows and there was not an ounce of sex in that show.
I feel Eugene is a great writer, but he needs to write for a mainstram audience and not list on his bio that he served a mission for The Church of Jesus CHrist of Latter-day Saints. Also, I have read many LDS novels that have had far less mention of LDS in them than Angel Falling Softly. I would not recommend this book to anyone.
Paperback: 236 pages
Publisher: Zarahemla Books (June 30, 2008)
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Amazon.com Sales Rank: #775,316 in Books
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