Abby's Crossing by Darryl Harris tells the story of a young widow who's first priority is her adopted son. In deciding how best to care for her son, she decides to accept the proposal to marry a man twice her age. On the way to Salt Lake to get married, their wagon becomes stuck and a man named Scooter comes to her rescue. Abby quickly finds a friend in Scooter and enlists his aid to help look her adopted son when he is missing after mounting tensions between soldiers/frontiersmen and the local Indians escalates. Abby begins a journey and trial that soon finds her questioning her former decisions and will test her faith.
Abby's Crossing held my interest and was a fairly fast read. I found the characters engaging although each one had their faults. The characters seemed to each represent different types of mindsets at that time in the Mormon culture. The story moves fairly slowly at first and then moves fairly quickly. This isn't a soft and fluffy romance. The characters enter real trials and have big decisions to make. I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to others. Find Abby's Crossing at your local library or here.
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