Tennis Shoes among the Nephites by Chris Heimerdinger
This is an interesting book. I am still not sure if I like it; but after it got going there was enough action to keep me interested. However the concept of falling through a hole and a whirlpool and somehow ending up in Nephite territory many years earlier is very puzzling. I’m not sure if I buy it; but sometimes letting go of reason can lead to an enjoyable time. That is what I finally had to do.
Our three friends from Cody, Wyoming, Jim, Garth, and Jim's sister Jenny, find themselves in the days of the evil Lamanite King Amalakiah. The boys also meet Moroni, Helaman and Teancum. These are all familiar Book of Mormon names. They witness a great war between the Nephites and the Lamanites, and Teancum’s killing of the Lamanite King. This leads to some very nice action scenes, which keeps the guys interested. For the woman there is a romance of sorts between Jim and Teancum’s niece. I see her as a beautiful young woman with long black hair. If I were that age I would have fallen in love too.