Smith, Joseph, 1805-1844--Fiction;Smith, Emma Hale--Fiction;Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--History--Fiction
Emma Hale was a favorite child of Issac Hale. Even though her father did not approve of Joseph Smith, her love for the young prophet became the driving force of her life. This is the story of how Joseph and Emma met, fell in love, married, and then went on to carry out the divine work Joseph was called to do.
Joseph and Emma: A Love Story gives the reader an appreciation of major LDS Church historical events from the perspective of the Smiths' personal lives. This book poingnantly illustrates the hearbreak of losing their first son at the same time they lost the sacred 116-page manuscript of the Book of Mormon. It paints a vivid picture of the organization of the church, the unforgettable episode of the Three Witnesses, and the supreme efforts of the impoverished saints in building a temple to the Lord. Experiencing history throught the eyes of Joseph and Emma gives the reader an understanding of the depth of love and devotion they felt for one another. [publisher blurb]