About the Book
Fall 1862 --Following her husband’s tragic death, young widow Abby Butterfield Browett’s first responsibility is to her son. Her desire to provide a secure future for her child has led her to accept a proposal of marriage from Isaac, a man twice her age. In her heart, she knows that Isaac lacks the fire and zest for life that defines Abby, but her son will be cared for. Can she be happy with only that?
Despite her reservations, Abby joins her fiancé on the journey to the Endowment House in Salt Lake City, unprepared for the challenges that begin soon after they embark. When their trouble turns dangerous, it is a group of rough frontiersmen that come to their aid. The incident provides Abby the excuse she needs to turn back and postpone the wedding—and in truth, she simply can’t forget the connection she felt with Scooter, the leader of their rescuers. But as hostilities arise between the local Indians and the white frontiersmen, Abby’s focus turns again to the safety of her son. When the young boy disappears following an attack, Abby disregards propriety and turns not to her fiancé for help, but to Scooter. In the face of unimaginable odds, the pair embarks on a quest to find Abby’s son, a journey that will test their courage and faith as never before . . .
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About the Author
Darryl Harris is the author of six previous novels—the series of five Lights & Truth historical fiction novels (The Field is White, The Gathering, The Nauvoo Years, The Mormon Battalion, and The Journey Home), and another novel entitled Finding Zerahemla. He lived his childhood in southern Idaho, served a mission to South Korea, and graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in communications (emphasis in advertising and journalism). In 1972 he founded Harris Publishing Inc., in Idaho Falls Idaho, which today publishes several national magazines including Sno West, Houseboat, Pontoon and Deck Boat, Dirt Tech, Potato Grower, The Sugar Producer, and a local publication, Idaho Falls Magazine. Harris Publishing owns Falls Printing. He is marred to the former Christine Sorensen. The couple has five children and nineteen grandchildren. Darryl and Christine presided over the Korea Seoul Mission in 1997-2000.
Author Darryl Harris has written a fascinating Mormon historical fiction novel. During a time of war and turmoil, Abby’s husband is killed by an Indian, and she is left a young widow. Through her pain and sorrow Abby takes care of her adopted Indian son and anticipates marrying another man twice her age, but will be able to take good care of her. An accident to her fiancé and a postponing of the wedding leaves Abby to wonder if this man is the one for her, especially when she meets another man that is a freight driver. This story is well-written with characters readers will easily relate to through each circumstance. Rich Mormon culture and heritage ring through the pages of this novel. I would recommend this story to readers that enjoy pioneer, historical, LDS novels and a little bit of romance.
Genre: historical, inspirational, romance LDS, Christian
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: January 1, 2016
Number of pages: 279
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 4 stars
A review copy of this book was provided byCovenant Communications.
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