In the Company of Angels
Dave Farland’s moving masterpiece echoes the drama of Gone with the Wind and the glory of Ghandi, sweeping from the green fields of Denmark to the icy peaks of the Rockies in a saga that elevates and enriches those that it touches.
In the Company of Angels centers on Eliza Gadd, the feisty, sophisticated wife of a Mormon Bishop. When her husband answers his leader’s call to abandon his cottage in England and settle in the Rocky Mountains, Eliza’s world comes apart. She may help her husband pull a handcart with everything they own across the plains of Utah, but she won’t bring herself to bow to a god she doesn’t believe in.
Based on the true story of the Willie Handcart Company of 1856, In the Company of Angels unfold the triumphant tale of pioneers who struggle against unendurable hardships persecution, buffalo stampedes, rampaging Indians, lingering starvations and the early of onset of the coldest winter in the US history to find the gentle homeland of the soul.
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By Robyn, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Based on the true story of the Willie Handcart Company, David Farland has beautifully captured the trials, fears and hopes of these pioneers.
He seamlessly pieces the thoughts and actions of the feisty Eliza Gadd, Captain James G. Willie and young Baline Mortensen into a compelling story that’s hard to put down.
I recommend it to everyone.
By Glen, Submitted on 2015-02-25
After reading other books on the subject, this one misses the mark. I do not like the way that it uses actual pioneer names with fictitious stories and this could lead people to believe that the events in the book really happened. These great people deserve more and should not be misportrayed in this way. It is not fair to their descendants.
By Cindy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Having experienced 'walking in their' footsteps many times and having studied personal biographies for over 10 years, I find the author has not given an accurate account of the Willie Handcart Company and is pushing a 'sick agenda' relating to cannibalism and polygamy. I could not get through the second chapter. I felt the book to be very dark and I am sickened by what can be sold in the name of truth. I know many descendants of these pioneers and I have witnessed first hand the incredible testimony building that their stories bring to our youth today. Miracles happened...Heavenly Father was aware of them and their circumstances, and those who have experienced this firsthand know and understand that their lives were consecrated to a higher purpose. President Hinckley and Sister Hinckley loved these pioneers, as well as many of the apostles, and spoke often of their heroic stories.It leaves the reader to believe that these people did not value human life and would desecrate bodies in sickening, horrific ways. If it so be then why do we have grave sites in Wyoming? This was not the Donner party...maybe the author is confused. READER BEWARE, this is fiction and many parts of the book are entirely without any basis! Sickens me to think that actual truth can be so twisted! How hurtful to descendants of these great people, who gave there all for the gospel sake and sacrificed everything...the truth would have had a much greater impact on the reader than the grotesque garbage written about by this author. It is unconscionable! It is completely full of lies and the spirit testifies to it. The Prophet Joseph Smith said that we should seek for anything virtuous, lovely or of good report...you won't find it here!