Cateline Fortier remembers little of the mother she lost when she was only four. In an effort to save her own history for her posterity, Cateline begins a journal that follows her remarkable journey to find her family—a journey that leads to employment on a wagon train bound for Salt Lake City in 1862.
Trail life means Indians, hardship, and death, but through it all Cateline learns to love the Mormons, growing especially close to a lonely widower and his two small children. Will she be able to accept the faith of her newfound friends? And why keep a journal if her life of loneliness is to continue in Utah?
My Spiritual Trail is a trek—not so much through the wilderness of the West but through the heart and hopes of an unforgettable young woman.
[from publisher's website]