Saturday, June 9, 2018

The Zion Trail by Marsha Ward

The Zion Trail (c) 2016 by Marsha Ward
The Zion Trail by Marsha Ward is a fun, historical novel about young Elijah Marshall and his family, and their struggles, losses, tragedies and triumphs after they meet a couple of Mormon Missionaries, and convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The book begins in the early 1800s when Elijah, or "Lije" is fifteen, and follows him through the next several years as he and his family head west with the rest of the Mormons. The going is not easy for Lije, and he suffers loss and grief along the way. But he also grows in unexpected ways, and discovers that he hasn't quite lost as much as he thought.

I recommend the book to LDS historical fiction lovers, and to anyone who enjoys a good historical novel set in west. 

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