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Lydia Dawson is living on the Illinois frontier when she hears an unusual doctrine preached by a traveling minister from Ohio. The message of the gospel suggests answers to questions Lydia privately harbors. Lydia’s heart is stirred, but she is forbidden by her family to have anything to do with this new-found religion called Mormonism.

In Independence, Missouri, Christian Kade is facing personal difficulties and mounting persecution because of his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ. His work on a Church-owned newspaper puts Christian in the center of a spiraling series of events which ultimately forces Christian, as well as the other Saints in Independence, into a dangerous confrontation with their enemies in Missouri.

How these two courageous people surmount their trials and come to share a triumphant love is the compelling story of In Quest of Zion, volume one of this riveting series of historical novels, The Kade Family Saga. Told with the artistry of a masterful storyteller against a historically accurate backdrop, the author skillfully blends historical and fictional characters into an exciting, fast-paced story. Lydia and Christian typify the faith and courage of the early Latter-Day Saints. Their saga promises adventure, romance, and a spiritual journey you will never forget.

©2017 Laurel Mouritsen (P)2018 Spoken Realms

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  • G. Arnold
  • 13-01-20

good LDS pioneer fiction

This was a good story about early members of the LDS church and their trials and persecutions. The narrator's voice was a little too monotone and breathy for my taste. But I plan to continue with book 2.

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  • Danny
  • 25-07-19

good read

very good story showing the saints struggles, history and persecution. looking forward to volume two.

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  • The Robisons
  • 31-05-18

Loved it

If you love historical fiction you will enjoy this book. I can't wait to listen to the remaining ones of the series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-21

Loved the Story.

As a convert to the church I love to read and listen to historical fiction stories that while entertaining teach the struggles that the saints went through to bring the gospel to light. The narrator did a great job telling the story using different voices for different characters making it very easy to follow.

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  • Melissa Ferguson
  • 18-08-18

Love it!

This was a great reminder that keeping your faith through trails makes those trail easier.

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  • Lynda
  • 08-02-21

So realistic

This is labeled Christian Fiction but this is SOOOOO realistic that you swear its non fiction. The storyline is captivating, riveting with realistic characters. This is just the beginning of the adventure.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-01-21

excellent good story can't wait too hear the rest

extremely good 😸 can't wait to hear the rest of the series if u like the work and the glory series you will like this series! 🐱

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  • Audrey S.
  • 08-01-21

Loved it!

This is the second book I've read by Laurel Mouritsen and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I appreciated that the story started well into the establishment of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that its characters are centered in Missouri rather than most historical fiction that I've read that either tells everything from a Kirkland- centered focus, or splits the focus between both.
The characters are well-developed, distinct and relatable. Nancy Peterson's performance is pleasant to listen to and filled with impressively notable dialects for characters from various parts of the nation at that time.
I especially appreciated that I could listen from my phone when in the car, and then transition to my Echo dot whenever I was home, to save my phone's battery, and it never missed a beat in transition.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-01-21

couldn't stop

I love this book. I couldn't stop listening. It ended way to soon. I can't wait for the next book!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-11-20

Very inspiring and beautifully written!!!

I love how the author inserted a beautiful love story in the lives of Lydia and Christian. Their unwavering faith strengthened even in the midst of adversities. Very inspiring indeed.