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The compelling story of the Kade family continues, written by a master storyteller. 

Danger and intrigue mount as the Kades' son, James, strives to shield the prophet Joseph from assassination. 

Join the Kades in all the color and pageantry, intrigue and suspense, of old Nauvoo. Its legacy as a place of promise will stir your heart and kindle an excitement in church history.

©2004 Laurel Mouritsen (P)2019 Laurel Mouritsen

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Too much focus on drama, not enough history

I'm lds and I get annoyed when a historical fiction is too sqeemish to tell it like it is. I liked the first book, but this one dragged... Started to get good, and then the plot would die off and rush into the next event. This sequel is only told from the point of view from the 2 children of Lydia and Abraham. And they didn't go into detail of the events surrounding what was really gong on. The only historical church figure they interacted with was Parley P Pratt, and this left the testimony building weak. Poligamy was intentionally ignored... And I was highly bothered by the refusal to mention it.. Especially with the issues surrounding Dr Bennett, as his gross immorality was intensified by the more sacred nature of the members choosing to enter into celestial marriage and polygamy. Perhaps the author was afraid of telling it like it was, or unable to reconcile the good and the bad in it and refused to even mention it.

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whitewashed

One of the biggest reasons the saints were harrassed so horribly at this time was the adoption of the principle of polygamy by the church leaders. The author has not even discussed the issue and has irresponsibly and purposely omitted it from her story. Those of us who are members currently and who fervently believe that the scourge of polygamy never was something that God approved of find it dishonest and misleading. Polygamy was and is still a crime against women and children and even some of the men who lived the principle because they were mislead by church leadership. the church lets its members believe that it was done to help care for women who had lost their husbands but you dont have to marry someone to provide for them. the church and its members could have cared for these families without forcing them into polygamy.

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  • Lilly Cowan
  • 08-01-19

Fab story awful accents

Has the narrator ever heard an actual liverpudlian accent? Haiden is supposed to be from Liverpool but sound like he is from Oliver Twist London!!! Other than the awful accents the story is a sturdy sequal and I live the story.