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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, where their daughter Elizabeth has chosen to remain, separating herself both from her family and her faith.

Haunted by the memory of the tragic loss of a family member, young James embarks on his medical studies and struggles to establish himself as a physician. He is racked by despair when the girl he hopes to marry chooses a gold miner instead, then finds new love of his own in the most surprising of places.

Meanwhile, his sister Elizabeth copes with the heartbreak of her husband's increasing coldness as his drinking and gambling put them and their newborn child in jeopardy. When James visits her in Nauvoo on his return from medical college back east, the stage is set for a climactic confrontation.

Between Two Shores, the third volume of the Kade Family Saga, is a richly historical novel, full of captivating characters, lively dialogue, and fascinating glimpses into a bygone era. With skill and sensitivity, Laurel Mouritsen irresistibly draws her listeners into the circle of lives portrayed in this compelling story.

©2018 Laurel Mouritsen (P)2018 Laurel Mouritsen

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Loved it! Where is the next one?

Please publish the next one, we are waiting in anticipation for the next book to be released. Absolutely loved this series!!

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  • J. Arnold
  • 04-02-20

Even Better

I enjoyed this book in the series even more than the first two. It gave a great story line contrasting two directions in the same family, the one who stayed in Nauvoo and those who traveled west. I particularly like the interaction of fictional characters with real people from history. I would like more of that. I look forward to it continuing.

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  • Jillian St Andre
  • 16-01-22

if you like that sort of thing

Just as in the second installment of the Kade Family Saga, this book focuses on Elisabeth and James, Lydia's two children from her first marriage, before she joined the Mormons. James, having adopted his mother's and stepfather's religion, shows great resilience and fortitude, and he ultimately prospers. Elisabeth, stubborn and prideful, has allowed her heart to harden against Lydia, Christian, and the church. In contrast to James, she finds herself growing bitter and lonely, trapped in an unhappy marriage and dissatisfied with mere worldly comforts. This series is LDS propaganda and some people won't like its overt moralism or predictable plotlines. Having said that, I think this third volume was the strongest yet in the series and I have every intention of listening to book four after some non-fiction for a palate cleanser.

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  • Sandra
  • 03-12-21

exceptional

loved it story I'll be fine here's they were spiritual Giants I love how they persevered

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-07-21

Faith and wholesome romance

The ending was sweet and tearful, a pattern for righteous and true love. looking forward to more from this author.

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  • SL
  • 25-02-21

Excellent

Loved it such a heart warming story. A testament to faith. Highly recommend this book.

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  • Lynda
  • 12-02-21

Captivating

This is such a moving gripping novel that makes you root for their success and you can feel the turmoil in the losses and the sacrifices made. I tell ta, I just don't know how our ancestors made it, but they did and was stronger for it.