Keturah fought her way into the army, but now she's in Judea building fortifications, and the only thing she's fought so far is boredom. The work is hard, and the other soldiers don't think she can pull her weight. Her brothers are becoming strangers, and Zeke's jealousy is getting worse - because Keturah is falling in love with the wrong warrior.
But she's not about to let cruel pranks and hurt feelings keep her from doing what she knows to be right. She completes every order with faithfulness - a hasty retreat from the Lamanite army, a spy mission into the enemy stronghold, a assassination. From burying the dead to whiling away hours on guard duty, Keturah will do whatever it takes to protect her religion, her freedom, her peace, and her family.
But in a camp of two thousand boys, the most important thing she has to protect is her heart.
What I loved most about this book:
Keturah picks up right where she left off - the only girl in the ranks of an army of 2000 young stripling warriors. Immediately, as a woman who pursued a career in a male dominated field, I relate to this young, bold, strong-willed girl. Determined to be just one of the guys, she struggles with the fact that some of the boys want to take care of her. She must find the balance between honoring her divine womanhood and being the strong, able warrior she fought so hard to become.
Having just finished re-reading the Book of Mormon, this historical-fiction account of Helaman's stripling warriors was particularly fascinating to me. Misty has done her research! As I read, I found my self in continual awe at the level of commitment she had in maintaining the integrity of the era and society which she was representing. Well done, Misty! Seeing the innocence of these young warriors (mostly youth 12 -18 years old) really drove home just how young and faithful Helaman's army was. What a great job humanizing the bold young men we loving know as the Stripling Warriors.
I am definitely passing this one on to my daughters!
Note: This is book #2 in the Stripling Warrior series. I HIGHLY recommend you read book #1, Daughter of Helaman, before reading Fight for You. For more info, including my review of Daughter of Helaman, CLICK HERE
About the Author:
Misty Moncur wanted to be Indiana Jones when she grew up. Instead, she became an author and has her adventures at home. In her jammies. With her imagination. And pens that she keeps running dry.
Misty lives in a marsh near a very salty lake in Utah with her husband and children, where they cuddle up in the evenings and read their Kindles. Well, she does anyway.
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