About the Book
The year is 1854, and change is in the air throughout India. Within the walls of her grand home in Calcutta, Sarah McCune anxiously awaits the future. After eighteen months at war, her husband, a sergeant in the Bengal Army of the East India Company, has made an extraordinary proposal: leave all the comforts of their life in Asia for an unknown future in America. As recent converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sarah and her husband are drawn to the promise of Zion. So, despite their fears regarding the dangerous voyage before them, they and their four children embark on a journey of faith that will test the limits of their conviction and define generations to come. This breathtaking saga, based on the historical journals of one Latter-day Saint family, invites readers to experience the sacrifices and perils of these early pioneers as they faithfully seek a land of promise.
About the Author
Born in Ogden, Utah, Jean Holbrook Mathews attended Weber State where she met and married John Phillip Mathews. His job took them to St. Louis, Missouri, where they raised their family. There she completed her education receiving her BS of education/English from University of Missouri-St. Louis.
After teaching briefly, she was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives where she served for ten years. During that time, she received her MPA from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Upon leaving the legislature, she was appointed by Governor John Ashcroft to serve as the public member of the state medical licensing board where she became the only non-physician ever elected as president of the board. She taught state government and public administration at UMSL as an adjunct professor. Thereafter, she served as the administrative assistant for the international charity Enterprise Mentors International while living in St. Louis. She and her husband served a humanitarian mission in the Philippines for the LDS Church and upon returning to live in Ogden, Utah, she served as the executive director for the Utah Lupus Foundation. She and her husband have traveled extensively in Europe.
She has authored seven novels. More recently, they have relocated to their present home in Mesa, Arizona.
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A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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