The continuing the story of Elijah Abel, who received the priesthood with Smith’s knowledge and approval, and Jane Manning James, who lived as a family member in the Smith home.
Bound for Canaan picks up their story as they embark on the Mormon trek west to the Salt Lake Valley under Brigham Young’s leadership. Along the way, we experience the Civil War through their eyes, and the growing emigrations to California. Abel and James also face challenges brought on by Dred Scott, Civil War politics, slave auctions, lynch mobs, black-face minstrels, and more.
Although a fictionalized account, this novel is based on real people and events. Co-author Darius Alden Gray is African-American, and his ancestors play a part in the novel.
Note: Originally published in 2002. This is a revised and expanded edition.
Title: Bound for Canaan (Standing on the Promises #2)
Publisher: Zarahemla Books
Release Date: May 8, 2013
Formats: 424 pages, 6×9, softcover
Genre: LDS Historical
Standing on the Promises: One More River to Cross (book 1)