Courtships of the Prophets

by Mary Jane Woodger , Paulette Preston Yates

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"One evening ... I was standing on Thatcher's Main Street, waiting for the jitney bus, when Spencer Kimball came along. He introduced himself and . . . we sat together on the bus and discussed Shakespeare and similar highbrow subjects, each hoping to impress the other." —Camilla Kimball

It's an age-old story: boy meets girl, love blossoms, and they live happily ever after. Nowhere is this timeless tale more beautifully depicted than in the lives of the Presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Courtships of the Prophets allows readers a captivating look into some of the most cherished memories of the prophets — the earliest moments of romances that endured a lifetime. From the sweet recollections of first encounters to the tender love letters of youth, this volume portrays the histories of some of our latter-day prophets as never before in a heartwarming collection of reminiscences that truly evokes the magic of happy endings.

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About the Authors

Mary Jane Woodger

Dr. Mary Jane Woodger is a professor of Church history and doctrine at Brigham Young University. After obtaining a master of education degree at Utah State University, she received from BYU a doctor of education degree in educational leadership, with a minor in Church history and doctrine. She was honored by Kappa Omicron Nu with the award of Excellence for her dissertation research on the educational ideals of President David O. McKay.

She is the author of several books and has also authored numerous articles on doctrinal, historical, and educational subjects that have appeared in various academic journals and religious publications. Recently, Dr. Woodger received the Best Article of the Year Award from the Utah Historical Society, as well as the Brigham Young University Faculty Women's Association Teaching Award.

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Paulette Preston Yates

Paulette Preston Yates, better known as Polly, is a retired teacher and an avid writer. She graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor of arts in English and a minor in speech. After obtaining her degree in 1965, she taught middle-school English and writing in the Jordan School District for more than 30 years. The Utah State Legislature recognized Polly in 1993 for Distinguished Service in Education. She retired from teaching in 2006; after her retirement she worked fo rBrigham Young University—Idaho supervising student teachers.

Because of her love for family and writing, she has devoted much of her free time during retirement to sharing her family’s stories through various written works. One self-published project isa book entitled A Chronicle of Christmas Miracles, which recounts miraculous family experiences that occurred during past holiday seasons. Another takes place during World War II and is based on love letters written from her father to her mother during the war.

When she is not writing, Polly finds joy spending time with her family. She also loves to travel and will jump at any opportunity to see a different country or state. Some of her favorites have been Hawaii, China, and Korea.

Polly and her husband, Bryan, reside in a little piece of heaven in Riverton, Utah. They have four sons and seven grandchildren. Polly does not like to follow a recipe, her slappy dance is the best, and she hums when she is happy, which is most of the time.

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