San Juan Pioneers: Only the Brave by Gerald N. Lund

December 8, 2014 | 2 Comments
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San Juan Pioneers: Only the Brave by Gerald N. LundOnly the Brave
Author: Gerald N. Lund
Series: San Juan Pioneers #2
Genres: LDS Historical
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Pages: 288
Date: December 8, 2014
Publisher: Deseret Book

Four years have passed since the first Mormon pioneers made the harrowing journey to care 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.

But the call from Church leaders to establish peaceful, stable settlements in the volatile region still stands, so young Mitch Westland and his family must find a way to make a home amid the harshest of circumstances. They soon learn that their only chance of success lies in uniting together with the other faithful Saints including the Zimmers and their charming daughter, Edie. Can the families withstand the blows that seem to come every step of the way as they struggle against man, nature, and their own fears to heed a prophetic call? Many settlers will try to conquer that rugged territory, but only the brave will prevail.

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2 responses to “San Juan Pioneers: Only the Brave by Gerald N. Lund

  1. Gerald N. Lund is a FANTASTIC storyteller!
    And this book is appropriately named…for ONLY THE BRAVE could have lived through what these people had to live through.

    Fascinating details of the lives of these early settlers!
    Amazing stories of what life was like for them!
    Don’t miss out on this one!

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