I am the author of thirteen published books, the mother of four wildly creative children, and the wife of one wildly creative man. I'm a freelance editor, blogger, homeschooling mommy, and a headless chicken. I love taking long naps, watching good movies, and reading. I really like reading. Reading is awesome.
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My Name is Frankie
Frankie Maio was never expected to amount to much. The oldest son of an alcoholic, it was no surprise when he turned to alcohol as well. Forty-seven years of heavy drinking and drug abuse should have been the end of him ... but Frankie's mother believed in miracles, and that's what Frankie got.
Uniquely You: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Interior Design
If you've always wanted to design your own space but don't know where to begin, Uniquely You by Ruthe Clark will be your guide on your exciting new journey. Filled with great ideas for how to make your home a place that welcomes you, this book will help you express your own personality through design.
Virtual Book Tours: Harnessing the Power of the Internet
Are you an author looking for the best way to market your book? Are you an entrepreneur seeking a fun new opportunity? Virtual book tours have taken the Internet world by storm, and proven valuable to authors the world over. Learn how!
Season of Sacrifice
A story of love, trial, and sacrifice, Season of Sacrifice takes you on the journey through the Hole in the Rock with the early Mormon pioneers. Historical fiction at its finest by award-winning author Tristi Pinkston.
Smashwords book reviews by Tristi Pinkston
- The Chronicles of Gan: The Thorn
on Sep. 17, 2010
"The Thorn" by first-time author Daron D. Fraley is a unique look into a theology that is frequently overlooked - as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I've been taught that other worlds have been created that also house persons like ourselves, seeking to find our way back to our Heavenly Father. "The Thorn" takes place on one of these planets, a place known as Gan.
But while this theology was the jumping-off point for the premise, it's only a subtle part of the story and won't be a sticking point for someone who doesn't believe the idea. Rather, the book focuses on the action taking place on this world, which is a land of conflict as three tribes battle it out for the right to rule. The world is very similar to Earth, as it would have to be in order to support human life, and everything that takes place on it could easily have happened on our world. There are no magical devices or mystical occurances, and everything that takes place in a miraculous way is similar to something that happened on our world as documented in the Bible.
The descriptions in this book are its strength. Fraley is an excellent writer of description. He has also woven symbolism throughout - the theme of water occurs many times throughout the book, and in questioning him, he admits this was on purpose, to remind the reader of Christ as "The Living Water." As a sidenote, Fraley's short stories also feature water as a key part of the plot.
Readers who enjoy dramatization of scriptural stories and fiction set in those times will appreciate "The Thorn."