James G. Willie Emigrating Company -- Fiction; Mormons -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction; Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction; Mormon pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction; Historical fiction, American -- Mormon authors; Christian fiction, American -- Mormon authors
Dave Farland’s moving masterpiece echoes the drama of Gone with the Wind and the glory of Ghandi, sweeping from the green fields of Denmark to the icy peaks of the Rockies in a saga that elevates and enriches those that it touches.
In the Company of Angels centers on Eliza Gadd, the feisty, sophisticated wife of a Mormon Bishop. When her husband answers his leader’s call to abandon his cottage in England and settle in the Rocky Mountains, Eliza’s world comes apart. She may help her husband pull a handcart with everything they own across the plains of Utah, but she won’t bring herself to bow to a god she doesn’t believe in.
Based on the true story of the Willie Handcart Company of 1856, In the Company of Angels unfold the triumphant tale of pioneers who struggle against unendurable hardships persecution, buffalo stampedes, rampaging Indians, lingering starvations and the early of onset of the coldest winter in the US history to find the gentle homeland of the soul. (Publisher website)