Rachel Forsythe's once perfect life is now anything but. The younger of her two daughters is dying of cancer, and neither God nor medical science can offer her a cure.
Milada Daranyi, chief investment officer at Daranyi Enterprises International, has come to Utah to buy a medical technology company. Bored with her downtown hotel accommodations, she rents a house in the Salt Lake City suburbs.
Then the welcome wagon shows up. To the neighbors, Milada is a beautiful and intelligent young woman. But Rachel senses something about her that will lead them both in a completely different--and very dangerous--direction.
Milada is a vampire. Fallen. And the only person in the world who can save her daughter's life.
|Publisher:||Peaks Island Press|
|File size:||376 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Eugene Woodbury graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Japanese and TESOL. He has twice been a Utah Original Writing Competition finalist and is a recipient of the Sunstone Foundation Moonstone Award for short fiction. He lives in Orem, Utah, where he works as a free-lance writer and translator.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is about a Mormon bishop's wife who seeks the help of her vampire neighbor in order to save the life of her dying child. It was interesting, but vampire books have never really been my thing. I certainly can't really recommend it as "church" literature, but if you're looking for a different twist on the vampire myth it might be something you'd enjoy.
I had read two chapters of Eugene's Pathway of Dreams two years ago and couldn't get through the rest for all the graphic sex, so was still willing to give this new slant on the vampire tale a chance and was very disappointed. The blurb on the back of the book tells of a female vampire falling, but it leads you to believe she is seeking a new life by redeeming herself in an LDS Community. This is so far from what we're thought to believe. An LDS bishop's wife has lost her faith and is willing to sell her soul to save her young daughter, who's in a coma in Deseret Children's Hospital with Leukemia. There are several sexual encounters that Milada goes into in order to get blood. One of these encounters is a lesbian encounter, which left me nauseous. The publisher and others are saying this is NOT LDS Fiction, but everyone I talk to say otherwise. If this is NOT LDS Fiction, then why do we see and hear about 'Fast offerings', Relief Society, Scouting in a Sandy suburb where my hubby and I used to live? I feel our faith and God were mocked and shown disrespect. I would've liked to have seen Milada change her ways and life and gotten forgiveness and embraced the Gospel and a different miracle occur than having the young daughter leading a condemned life, living forever as a vampire. We have felt deceived by what has been portrayed in this novel, also that Some people seem to be misinformed that vampires and sex go hand in hand. Mary Shelly, who created Dracula, did not portray Dracula as a sexual character. I was an absolutely avid fan of Dark Shadows and there was not an ounce of sex in that show. I feel Eugene is a great writer, but he needs to write for a mainstram audience and not list on his bio that he served a Mission for The Church. Also, I have read many LDS novels that have had far less mention of LDS in them than Angel Falling Softly. I would not recommend this book to anyone.