The Lightning and the Storm Author:Marsha Newman Inside description: — Charlotte O'Neill was a tempestusous, passionate soul who recognized no law but her own. Rebellious and strong-willed, she refused the [Mormon] church when her family pressured her and ran away with Jack Boughtman when her father fobade her marriage to him. — Jack boughtman, tall, dark, evasive, and dedicated to exterminatin... more »g the Mormons, he cared for only one person-- red-haired, firey Charlotte O'Neill. He would stop at nothing to win and to keep her, and finally to master her.
The Lightning and the Storm begins in Nauvoo, Ill. in 1844, centers around the persecution of the Mormons and encompasses the assassination of Joseph Smith, the young prophet and leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Charlotte meets Joseph and dances with him and challenges even him in her headstrong rebellious way.« less