Eastward to Zion by Susan Aylworth

June 27, 2014 · 2 comments

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The accounts of the of the Mormon Saints’ Western migration have become a thing of legend, but what of the untold tales of the courage and conviction of faithful pioneers who travelled eastward to Zion?

1852: After leaving his English homeland in pursuit of the alluring promise of gold Down Under, young James Martin finds himself in the company of throngs of eager treasure hunters seeking their fortune in the dusty metropolis of Melbourne, Australia. Though the work is backbreaking, and the gold frustratingly elusive, James finds his venture unexpectedly rewarding when he meets the lovely Miss Eliza Wells.

Despite their religious differences, the pair weds, with the hope of someday finding a common faith—a desire that is soon answered by Mormon missionaries who share a message of undeniable truth.

Thus begins one family’s epic tale of faith in the midst of intolerance, culminating in a journey that will take them around the world in the pursuit of Zion…

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Title: Eastward to Zion

Author: Susan Aylworth

Publisher: Covenant

Release Date: June 5, 2014

ISBN: 978-1621083764

Formats: 272 pages, 6×9, softcover; e-book

Genre: Historical


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