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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I could not put this book down!

I could not put this book down!

posted by BNReaderDA on May 2, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I have loved other Sandra Dallas novels, but this one was a big

I have loved other Sandra Dallas novels, but this one was a big disappointment. Read " Fire of the Covenant " by Gerald Lund instead. Like "True Sisters" it is fictional account of the Willie and Martin handcart companies. You might cry your eye...
I have loved other Sandra Dallas novels, but this one was a big disappointment. Read " Fire of the Covenant " by Gerald Lund instead. Like "True Sisters" it is fictional account of the Willie and Martin handcart companies. You might cry your eyes out. but you will love the spirit of human triumph captured in this book and sigh with regret, that when you get to the last page, there isn't more.

posted by Nanetter on November 14, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    Very interesting with great character development. Quite enjoyable.

    A good look at the desperate conditions of life on the trek for the Mormons to Salt Lake City. A good read and an interesting lesson in Mormon history, especially for anyone who is not familiar with their beliefs.

    I have read other books by this author and have enjoyed all of them.

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    TRUE SISTERS is a fictional account of a true event.  Sandra Dal

    TRUE SISTERS is a fictional account of a true event.  Sandra Dallas has portrayed four women, and their families, as they take a real trip , in 1856, to cross 1,300 miles across America to reach the Mormon settlement in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This group is following two others groups who have already crossed, but they are leaving too late for decent weather, and they are also going pushing handcarts which only allow them very view possessions.  These handcarts also mean that everyone but the near dead, must walk the entire distance---through sickness, near starvation, frostbite, childbirth, and old age.  Many will not survive the trip, but the church leaders berate anyone who wants to wait for better timing, with "you will burn in Hell because your faith isn't sufficient for you to REALLY be a Mormon!". 




    Four women are featured in this story.  Their companionship holds them and their families together through these ordeals, and through deaths caused by the many hardships. I found these relationships to be quit compelling, as they grow in their abilities to think and survive as best they can, and learn to determine their own futures for themselves.  Not being a Mormon myself, I found that part of this book less compelling.  The men seemed overbearing and quit thoughtless at times, though there were a couple of "good guys" in the end.  The story of the traveling, hardships, survival, and friendships is what made this book enjoyable for me.

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    Posted March 18, 2013

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