Abe Saunders was wounded in one of the last battles of the War between the States. This novel recounts his healing, marriage, and an overland wagon journey in the last great wave of pioneering westward migrations. Here are the constant struggles faced in overcoming natures challenges, the sometimes violent human tensions encountered along the way, and the heartfelt aspirations for a new life among the ranchers, miners and Indians on the still-untamed frontier.
A kind of madness sets into the brain when the wind never stops and the
dust fills your eyes and every other opening. Some of the people on the wagon
train went silent, some talked only to themselves, while others yelled or sang
to keep their spirits up
Inspired by the biblical epic of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar, this story evokes the timelessness of love, faith, hardship and triumph, and the restless urge to follow ones destiny into the future.