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I have loved other Sandra Dallas novels, but this one was a big
posted by Nanetter on November 14, 2012Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I have read other books by this author and have enjoyed all of them.
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!".Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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.
Posted March 18, 2013
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