Mormons--Fiction;Interfaith marriage--Fiction;Family--Fiction;World War, 1914-1918--Fiction.
Tom Callahan has found his fortune in both gold and a good marriage to Katrina, but has he found happiness? Patient, kind Katrina, disturbed by her husband's pride and continuing refusal to join the Church, longs for her family to be sealed for eternity. Katrina, her parents, and the Callahan children vacation in Europe and return to America via the ill-fated Titanic. When their youngest son drowns in the disaster, it brings Tom's and Katrina's religious differences into focus. Blaming himself for booking the family on the luxury liner, Tom also blames his oldest son, Tommy, for the boy's death. The emotional turmoil and strained relations only deepen as Katrina contemplates her family's eternal future and Tommy strives to prove himself to his father by enlisting in the Marine Corps during World War I. Spirit of Union: Conflict, Gordon Ryan's sequel to Destiny, is filled with emotional drama and suspense that will appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction. [publisher blurb]