I hoped that by writing it, a compassionate picture of their struggles would emerge and readers would more fully understand the injustice and persecution which first greeted the emergence of this new religion.
Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
The new prequel to Elaine Stienon’s historical fiction series, capitalizes on a group of religiously grounded individuals as they stay together in spite of persecution.
“In Clouds of Fire” is a fascinating and historically accurate look into the persecution of members of the non-polygamous Mormon religion. Proving resourceful, adaptive and above all, faithful, the character’s in Stienon’s novel reveal the devastating realities that discrimination and fear have on society.
“I’m not Mormon myself, but I have always been interested in the underdog, and the story of the early Mormons is indeed the tale of a persecuted, despised people,” said Stienon. “I hoped that by writing it, a compassionate picture of their struggles would emerge and readers would more fully understand the injustice and persecution which first greeted the emergence of this new religion.”
“In Clouds of Fire” shares relatable moral lessons by promoting faith, community and cooperation between Mormon religious groups in the 1830s, depicting a pleasant and painless way to enhance readers’ knowledge of American history by educating them on historical events in the 1800s, while also captivating their attention with a protagonist with a complicated love interest.
“My research on non-polygamous Mormon groups from the 1800s is sound,” said Stienon. “There were groups of them which the general public has ignored and I wanted to share.”
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“In Clouds of Fire”
By: Elaine Stienon
Retail price: $20.95
Available in paperback and e-book
About the author:
Elaine Stienon received her bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from the University of Michigan and during her senior year she won a Hopwood award, a prize in creative writing, for a collection of short stories. She grew up in Detroit, Mich. and currently resides and writes in Ann Arbor, Mich.