Charlottesville writer Jane Barnes worked on the PBS miniseries THE MORMONS. Jane, who describes herself as a quester, became enamored of the young and bumptious Joseph Smith. She talks about her near-conversion to the Mormon Church and the writing of her latest book, Falling in Love with Joseph Smith: My Search for the Real Prophet.
Here's a sample of the book.
(Reprinted from FALLING IN LOVE WITH JOSEPH SMITH: My Search for the Real Prophet by Jane Barnes with the permission of Tarcher/Penguin. Copyright Jane Barnes 2012.)