Sunday, April 11, 2010


By Jack Weyland

Nineteen-year-old Emily Latrell has always been infatuated with her brother’s best friend, Austin Brunswick. But Austin is two years older than Emily and just home from his mission. He’s always had other girlfriends, and though Emily has grown up dramatically during his absence, she can’t imagine the handsome returned missionary having any romantic interest in her. Especially not after her tragic experience. Clearly, the attention that he pays her is the result of a promise he made to her brother, Jeremy, and she decides to give Austin the brush-off.
But it’s not that easy to change your heart.
Jack Weyland’s book about young love and overcoming adversity is filled with spiritual insight, fun, and romance. You’ll fall in love with Emily and wonder what it’s going to take for Austin to see the light. Theirs is a story you won’t soon forget.

Jack Weyland is my favorite LDS fiction writer. He spins a good yarn. This is one of my all-time favorites of his. I just read it again after not having read it since high school. I still like it and actually got a few very good ideas from it (spiritually speaking). I enjoy Emily’s transformation from young girl to young woman.
I’ve talked to others that enjoy reading Jack Weyland’s books, and they really don’t like this one. It’s mostly to do with Austin and his hesitance to date Emily because he’s worried about the way she looks. I found that it was truthful and I liked it. That’s something you worry about. You want to by physically attracted as well as emotionally. It’s just a factor. Again, great story, great characters, and wonderful message. You can pick up any of his books and fall in love with them. This is one of his better ones, and as time goes by he just gets better and better.

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