Laurel Mouritsen is the author of more than a half-dozen novels. She has also written short stories, scholarly papers, and family histories. Laurel graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in history and English literature and has taught reading and writing classes for youth and adults. She also enjoys teaching courses in genealogy and family history writing. She and her husband are the parents of four children, and they reside in Utah.
From the banks of the Mississippi River to the shores of the Great Salt Lake, the saga of the Kade family now spans a continent. Christian and Lydia Kade and their family cross the plains with the Saints, bidding farewell to the ruined city of Nauvoo, whe...[SEE MORE]