Friday, March 6, 2015
Only the Brave by Gerald N. Lund, LDS Blog Tour & Book Review
As this standalone sequel to The Undaunted begins, four years have passed since the first Mormon pioneers made the harrowing journey to carve the Hole-in-the-Rock trail to the region of the San Juan River in southeastern Utah. In that time, the settlers have dug in deep to try to establish roots in this untamed and unforgiving desert, but life is still far from easy. Biting winds, devastating floods, scorching heat, barren terrain, and tensions with everyone from Indians to outlaws to competing ranchers have threatened the pioneers' ability to thrive—or even survive.
I wasn't sure how this stand alone sequel would pan out when I realized that the main characters would be different! I mean, how could this be? I should have never doubted Lund! I came to love the Westland family as they made their journey to the ravaged San Juan Valley. I rooted for Mitch in each endeavor he pursued! I was cheering for Edie and Mitch to fall in love! And beside all of that I felt the heart pounding fear every time there was an encounter with a native! I am once again amazed at Lund's gift for telling a story that pulls on your heart strings and makes you feel like you are a part of these people's lives! Bravo and I am so excited and his new endeavor to transport these characters into his new series!
You can pick up your own copy via Deseret Book.
Source: Publisher for review
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