True Sisters

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Macmillan, Apr 24, 2012 - Fiction - 341 pages
26 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. 

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

There’s Louisa, who’s married to an overbearing church leader who she believes speaks for God.

There’s Jessie, who’s traveling with her brothers, each one of them dreaming of the farm they will have in Zion.

And finally, there’s Anne, who hasn’t 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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User Review  - Jessica McCann - Goodreads

Another fabulous novel by Sandra Dallas, though a bit darker than her others (even those such as TALLGRASS and WHITER THAN SNOW, which also deal with tragic events). TRUE SISTERS is based on the real ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma - Goodreads

Disappointed. The whole time I read this book, I felt unsettled with how it was portrayed. From the first chapter I was bothered with Dallas's biased account of Mormon men and Mormon leaders. Several ... 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 HouseWhiter 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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