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.
On the eve of Utah’s admittance into the Union, Rebecca Kade has more pressing concerns on her mind than celebrating statehood. Her parents’ untimely deaths. The possible loss of the family’s beloved ranch. A looming confrontation with her estranged...[SEE MORE]