Brothers and sisters--Juvenile fiction; Mormons--Juvenile fiction; Haun's Mill Massacre, Mo., 1838--Juvenile fiction; Frontier and pioneer life--Juvenile fiction
Laurel’s family lives in Missouri in 1838 with other members of the LDS Church, hoping to avoid the persecution that has followed them and their prophet Joseph Smith.
Laurel only wants to play with her friends by the blacksmith’s shop, but her mother has forbidden Laurel from leaving the yard, even though she is almost twelve. Her mother can’t explain why—she just “has a feeling.”
Suddenly a sound like thunder startles Laurel out of her daydreaming and horsemen plunge into the clearing around Brother Haun’s mill. Laurel runs into the woods, and into a series of adventures that prove she is braver than she ever dreamed. [from publisher's web site]