A great story based on true events. I am acquainted with the area that they traveled and I am just blown away that they chose to walk 1,300 miles through that rough terrain. Even though I am not a believer in the Mormon faith I definitely admire the courage and strength of these early pioneer men and women.
This was my first Sandra Dallas book and I totally enjoyed it she has the ability to make you feel a whole spectrum of emotions. I would say this book is probably not for everyone she brings up the polygamy that these people practiced and she does not show the church leaders in the best of light but considering this tale is about the converts of this religion and how the Mormon Missionaries convinced these people to under go this journey I really don't see how she could not touch upon the religious aspects to show why these people were willing to suffer as they did to get to Zion. I look forward to reading more from this author.