They believed they had left their fears behind. They traveled over fifteen hundred miles to escape persecution, only to find their hard-won peace threatened by the U.S. Army, as well as their old enemies from Missouri.
What happened in the Mountain Meadows on that day in September of 1857 may never be fully understood, but author Marilyn Brown skillfully and sensitively evokes the layers of tragedy surrounding a people and place forever scarred by a brief moment in history.
After the horror of Haun's Mill and Carthage, they thought they had found peace in their small community in southern Utah. But the nightmare of the Mountain Meadows Massacre still lay ahead. And its shadow would haunt them for the rest of their lives.
-For Elizabeth, who lost her family during the westward trek and loved a man beyond her reach- and perhaps beyond heavens as well.
-For Jacob, who knew he would love one particular woman forever.
-For John Lee, whose reluctant obedience would shadow his name, his life, and the lives of his descendants for generations to come.