Beloved novelist Dean Hughes skillfully interweaves the stories of two Latter-day Saint families separated by five generations and 150 years, both facing challenges that test their faith and commitment to the Church. For Liz and Will Lewis, leaving Nauvoo for an unknown wilderness has proven to be the most difficult trial of their lives, but greater challenges lie ahead as Will joins the Mormon Battalion and Liz Leaves Winter Quarters to brave the trek west with her children. For Jeff and Abby Lewis in modern-day Nauvoo, learning to put first things first becomes a much more difficult challenge than they could have imagined, providing a unique perspective on the struggles that are faced by faithful Saints in any generation.
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I LOVE THIS SERIES! CAPTIVATING! TOUCHING! Trials, fears, and hardships are endured on both ends of the generational divide... But each learns that family and dear friends is what it is all about. A connection from the past into the future... Serving one another... Knowing that we only become stronger when we do what needs to be done... But joyous blessings are promised to those that persevere. You will read of how Will and Liz are forced to leave their beloved city of Nauvoo... The struggle and decision for Will to join the Mormon Battalion...and how Liz goes on to the west with the help of her sisters. "How many sacrifices will be required in order for the Saints to create Zion?" Then you read the parallel story of Will and Liz's descendant, Jeff and his wife Abby, as they face the hardships of work and Church callings and lack of time as their lives become too busy. "It is clear that building Zion in the latter days will require sacrifices, just as it did in the time of Jeff's ancestors." SO AMAZINGLY GOOD! A TRUE MUST-READ!