Love, violence, and death on the American frontier play a part in this story of the early Mormons and their search for peace and freedom from persecution. Nathaniel, a young man from a Shaker background, has promised to help Hannah and her brother get safely from Ohio to Missouri, where her fiancAc Dan is building a cabin for them. Despite his determination to assist, Nathaniel finds himself falling in love with Hannah. How can he hand her over to Dan and never see her again? His dilemma is made worse by the journey's trials and the threat of persecution. In Clouds of Fire also explores the diversity of people who were attracted to this new, unique religion, and the groups from which they came, religious and otherwise. Some came from a Huguenot background, one from the French settlement at Gallipolis, Ohio, some from the group known as qSeekers.q One is an ex-slave. All these people combine to form a family group within the greater community, where they face the realities of persecution and sacrifice in order to stay together. Based on accounts and journals of the time, the book brings to life an exciting portion of American history.When he had finished saying that, he walked back over to Antonio and kicked him again with such force he slide across the hard wood floor again, leaving another bloody trail. ... aquot;No problem, Chief, aquot; Santo said, aquot;But what about this piece of dirt laying here in the floor. ... Santo loved and hated with the same passion. ... I guess my touch woke her up and when she focused on me, her eyes showed fright.
|Author||:||Paul R. West|
|Publisher||:||AuthorHouse - 2005-02|