Monday, June 10, 2013

Journey of Promise by vickie hall


Journey of Promise is the sequal to All That Was Promised.
It continues telling the story or Richard and Leah Kenyon and other converts to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As they try to save up and be prepared to go too Zion. They continue to have setbacks and trials. They all face some pretty
hard trials.

I admit I shared some tears in a couple of places in reading the book. I have read both books in the last few days and I hope I don't mix somethings up between the two. I connected a little bit more with this book. My emotions were all over the place while reading.
Their are some really good characters that I wanted things to workout for them. I admired the way they face their trials and wish I could be like these characters.(The good Characters not the bad examples)

Charlotte Bryant does not want to go to Zion and leave her home in Wales. She also knows that Meredith will not break the promise she made to stay with always. Meredith made that before she married Ben. Ben was also willing to wait to go back home to America and help build up Zion. So Charlotte makes the sacrifice to go. She convinces them that she wants to go but can't without their help.

Reverend Trahern is trying to get people to continue to boycot the Mormon's businesses. Anything to stop them. He preaches hate.
and is willing to use anyone or thing.

Richard gets thrown in jail and acused of attempted murder of three girls. While he is in prison he faces more trials. He tries to be a good example in what ever he does. Many more trials befall his family and friends while they prepare and start the journey. I don't want to say too much more about all the different things that happen and give away to much.

I wish it was another chapter long in the book. I also wonder if their will be another book.
Their faith continues to grow. With listening to the spirit they get many things done. I know that somethings you could say were just the authors ideas but I know of many miracles like these did happen to saints,many of the trials a lot of early converts faced.
With reading some of my family histories that members of my family who came over from Wales like these characters do.

I admit that I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. So I am biased a little to this type of story.
I was given Journey of Promise to read and asked to give honest review of it and All That was Promised. I was not paid. My own opinions.

Published March 12th 2013 by Cedar Fort, Inc. ISBN:1462111165 272 pages

Discription below taken off of Amazon.

When converts Richard and Leah Kenyon leave Wales and heed the call to Zion, they are unprepared for the toll exacted by the journey. To face the incredible odds mounted against them they call upon the Lord's tender mercies to see them through and strengthen their love for one another. Their story will remind you where to turn during your trials.

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