While at the LDS Storymakers Conference, I was talking to Tristi Pinkston, and right next to her was sitting the famous Lu Ann Staheli. I say famous because it seems as though I have seen her name in many, many places in the LDS blogosphere. Have I said that LDS Storymakers is the best conference I have ever been to? SUPERB. I met so many cool people there. But I digress . . .
Tristi asked me to do a review of an ARC she had with her, which made my heart skip a beat. Another review? Thank you Tristi! But then, shock of all shocks with which I have ever been shocked: Lu Ann said, “Daron, would you like to do another review?”
Good thing I didn’t fall on the floor dead right then and there. That would have been embarrassing.
Well, Lu Ann, here is the review I just posted on Goodreads. You are a fantabulous writer.
When Hearts Conjoin
This is one of the best non-fiction books I have ever read. Even though I knew what the outcome of the story would be as I turned the pages, I was pulling for the Herrin family, especially Erin, as I read about their struggles over all of those long, trial filled years. She is one tough woman. Congratulations to both her and her husband Jake for their beautiful family and the happiness they have found together. What a wonderful testament to forgiveness, love, and miracles. I am sure that Heaven has many special blessings yet in store for them. May God continue to bless the Herrin family!
And as for the co-writer of the book, Lu Ann Staheli, I was mightily impressed by her skill in weaving the tale. This is the first work of hers I have ever read. Only a driving need for sleep allowed me to put the book down, and then only until I knew I had time to finish the other half of the book in one sitting.
Fantastic. Go get this book.