Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Upon The Mountains by Gale Sears

Upon The Mountains by Gale Sears

In this very stirring and magnificent climax to this vast series, I can confidently say this novel richly deserved its being a final in two categories in the first ever LDS Whitney Awards this year. From Beacon Street in San Francisco, where Ina Bell, Kerri McKee, Bid Randall, Elizabeth and Kathryn Lund live, to Sutter Creek, Ca, where The Robinson's, Daniel, The Rosamund's and Philomene Johnson all live, to Salt Lake City, where Alaina, Eleanor, Grandpa Erickson, Mother Erickson live. Eleanor takes on the life of a Med student, doing research on the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic, where it comes a little too close to home. Across the ocean in Belguim and France, we learn of all the atrocities of The Great War through the eyes of Nephi, Daniel and James, who witness the horrors of war. What is so horrifying is that with both military and civilians, there was an estimate of 13 million casalties!!!! There were over 500,000 horses and mules lost during The Great War and the estimated deaths attributed world wide to the Influenza Pandemic were 26 million!!!! I put this book as one of my all-time favorites and highly recommend this book to everyone.

Forever Friends Rating 5 Stars by Teri
Until Next Time, See You Around The Book Nook

Upon The Mountains by Gale Sears
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Incorporated
Pub. Date: August 2007
ISBN-13: 9781598114430

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