Renae Weight Mackley – Samuel’s Sword
The grandson of King Lamoni. The daughter of a swordsmith. A people in need of protection. Sixteen-year-old Samuel strikes a bargain to obtain a sword. By doing so, he not only disregards the covenant his elders made when burying their weapons of war, he forges a bond with the swordsmith’s daughter, Shilah. But the sword that brings them together could be the weapon that tears them apart. When Samuel joins the battle against the Lamanites, his skill increases—and so does his self-image. As he and Shilah strive to overcome distance, loneliness, and pride, they must both decide if love can fight its way back into their hearts.