SL10215: Rachel Ann Nunes’s Ariana Series: A Fictional View of Latter-day Saints In Modern-day France

Can a Utah-bound author truly capture the spirit of Latter-day Saints in contemporary France? Rachel Ann Nunes is a Utah housewife and mother of six in tandem with her successful novel-writing career. Her four novels of the Ariana series from the 1990s are romantic and family sagas about LDS Church members in their native France struggling with the challenges of late twentieth-century life. This study will analyze how or if a Utah author can create a realistic portrait of modern Latter-day Saints in today’s French society.