The year is 1879. President John Taylor of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has asked his intrepid members living in southwest Utah to travel across the state and set up a colony in southeast Utah. One hundred and eighty wagons are prepared and head out in October, the people sure that they'll arrive by Christmas. They didn't know what dangers they would face, from a passage through rock that seemed impossible, to the threat of starvation. Six weeks stretched into six months. Babies were born on the trail. Faith was tested but did not falter, and at last the group straggled in, their wagons tested to the limits, their horses on the brink of death.
This is the story of the Hole-in-the-Rock pioneers. I am descended from Benjamin Perkins, one of the most notable of these. He engineered the passage down the hole you see in the picture, giving the wagons a safe way down to the Colorado River. "Season of Sacrifice" is Ben's story, taken from family history books, texts written on the subject, and Ben's own life story. Written like a novel, yet historically accurate in every regard, you'll not only learn about this historic feat of courage and daring, but you'll feel what the pioneers felt and rejoice at their success.
This book will be available mid-to-late March. If you would like to preorder a copy, leave your name in the comment trail along with how many copies you would like. I will pay the shipping on every copy you purchase. I don't know the purchase price yet -- that will be determined within the next few weeks. I'll contact you and let you know.
This is my third published novel, and my favorite to date. I've loved every minute I spent writing this book and I feel sure you will enjoy it. The free shipping special ends at midnight, February 25th.