Mormon converts -- Fiction ; Immigrants -- Fiction ; Denmark -- Fiction ; Christian fiction, American
Beneficiary of her father's lands, livestock and gristmill, Catherine Rasmussen's otherwise secure life was greatly impaired by her marriage to Elias Jensen, former politician turned alcoholic. Denmark's 1864 war with Prussia had spared Catherine's home, her mill and other buildings from devastation, but the war had cost the life of Catherine's eldest son Hans. A precious necklace and a few thousand pieces of gold in the vault behind a painting of the old mill no longer mattered to Catherine, especially since Han's surviving twin brother. Peter, had joined the Mormon Church and was leaving Denmark.
Was Peter's desire to immigrate to America his way of ending the conflict between himself and younger brother Ferdinand, or was his recent conversation to the controversial American religion real and of lasting value? Catherine did not know. Peter's impending marriage to Maren Carlsen was the one bright gem in her crown. Her own marriage was a disaster. Some days divorcing Elias, selling her holdings and then traipsing all over the globe didn't sound so illogical.
Two Runs of Stone is an epic in historical romance set in the late 1800's and is the result of fifteen years of concerted effort. Actual journals of the women and men who lived and died during the era provided the foundation of the work not to mention their Danish, English and American ancestors. Here's to good reading! (Publisher's website)