Mormon families--Fiction; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Fiction; Utah--History--19th century--Fiction
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War, the moving saga of the Birmingham family continues as the clash between North and South forces generations of family members to examine their personal and political loyalties. After surviving harrowing battles together, cousins Ben and Luke Birmingham are dispatched by the Union army to New York City to quell rioting draft protestors. Violence spills into the streets of the teeming city, and the assignment proves to be more life-threatening than the battlefield.
As the war scars the nation, it demands more from the family, and Luke’s younger brother Robert is drawn into the Union cause and must fight against the odds for survival. Meanwhile, Anne Birmingham struggles with the reality that Ivar Gunderson, the man who saved her life, will most likely die in Andersonville prison unless she can find a way to free him. Can she rely on her family to help with her plan to rescue the man she loves?
Volume three of the Faith of Our Fathers series journeys with the Birmingham family through time and place—The South, the North, and into the West, through a war that both tears them apart and brings them back together. An epic worthy of the most pivotal event in American history, Through the Perilous Fight is a story of survival, acceptance, and love—of a family finding where its true strength lies. [from publisher web site]