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Storms Gather (A Nation Divided #1)
Randolf and Elizabeth Hudson were barely into their teens when they left the persecuted city of Nauvoo with their mother, Mary, and relocated to booming St. Louis. Mary had lost faith in the restored gospel after the deaths of her dear husband and the Prophet Joseph Smith. For the rest of her life, bitterness prevented Mary from ever again speaking of the Church. But now, ...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
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WOW,this was a great book. I didn't want to stop reading it. It is a wonderful novel written about the time just before the beginning of the Civil War in the United States. It deals with the issue of slavery and the division of the country in their attitudes toward slavery--for and against. It is written in the backdrop of St. Louis, Missouri which was on the edge--whether to go with the Southern States in the Confederate States of America, stay with the Union or become Neutral. Great story line ...more
If I stay up late reading a book it gets four or more stars...hence the 3 stars. Instead of a day and a half, this book has taken me a couple weeks to read. It is a good book, I like getting deeper into the civil war in a fictionalized way because it helps me relate better. There is a lot of interesting info but it gets a bit dry to read, though very important. The human side of the story is enjoyable (four stars) & of course I love the LDS aspect of the story, handled in a very balanced fas ...more
I enjoy most books that involve Civil War history. The author has added Mormonism to the story. It caused me to ponder what life might have been like for Mormons still back east at that time. The only part I struggled with was all the political background brought into the story. I know it was very important to the times, I wanted more character story.
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