True Sisters

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Macmillan, Apr 24, 2012 - Fiction - 341 pages
39 Reviews

In a novel based on true events, New York Times bestselling author Sandra Dallas delivers the story of four women---seeking the promise of salvation and prosperity in a new land---who come together on a harrowing journey.

In 1856, Mormon converts, encouraged by Brigham Young himself, and outfitted with two-wheeled handcarts, set out on foot from Iowa City to Salt Lake City, the promised land. The Martin Handcart Company, a ragtag group of weary families headed for Zion, is the last to leave on this 1,300-mile journey. Three companies that left earlier in the year have completed their trek successfully, but for the Martin Company the trip proves disastrous. True Sisters tells the story of four women from the British Isles traveling in this group. Four women whose lives will become inextricably linked as they endure unimaginable hardships, each one testing the boundaries of her faith and learning the true meaning of survival and friendship along the way.†

Thereís Nannie, who is traveling with her sister and brother-in-law after being abandoned on her wedding day.†

Thereís Louisa, whoís married to an overbearing church leader who she believes speaks for God.

Thereís Jessie, whoís traveling with her brothers, each one of them dreaming of the farm they will have in Zion.

And finally, thereís Anne, who hasnít converted to Mormonism but who has no choice but to follow her husband since he has sold everything to make the trek to Utah.

Sandra Dallas has once again written a moving portrait of women surviving the unimaginable through the ties of female friendship. Her rich storytelling will leave you breathless as you take this trip with Nannie, Louisa, Jessie, and Anne. This is Sandra Dallas at her absolute best.

  

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Hmmm. I am still processing how I feel about this book. My negative thoughts are-the women were portrayed without animation. Just flat faced, opressed women with the inability to think for themselves ... Read full review

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From the book jacket In1856, Mormon converts, encouraged by Brigham Young himself, and outfitted with two-wheeled handcarts, set out on foot from Iowa City to Sal Lake City, the promised land. The ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
40
Section 3
78
Section 4
120
Section 5
159
Section 6
196
Section 7
232
Section 8
261
Section 9
297
Section 10
333
Section 11
337
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About the author (2012)

SANDRA DALLAS is the author of eleven novels, including The Bride's House, Whiter Than Snow, Prayers for Sale, Tallgrass and New Mercies. She is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week magazine and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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