The Outcasts Author:James R. French It's 1846, and the saga continues. Brigham Young leads the driven Saints to a new land-a new home. But they are not yet free of the world. The U.S. Governement's long arm seeks out and conscripts 500 of the company's best men; the ravages of exposure prey upon all; constant hunger takes its toll; and the workings of evil and wickedness are ne... more »ver overcome. Even some of the finest Saints succumb to the various elements of nature.
Andrew Sharp, a nonmember journalist, joins the Saints to seek the only woman he has ever loved. He claims also to be interested in the Church. Louisa McCann has recently lost her husband in a river accident and turns to Andrew, her first love. But again their marriage plans are thwarted. Andrew must leave. New faces appear. Rivalries boil. And violent sin raises its ugly head.
Through all of this, Brigham Young leads the faithful to their promised destination; the California gold rush is sparked by a group of Mormon Battalion members; the inevitable cycle of life and death spins its eternal course. True freedom and love seem to be found in only one way, and that way often seems to be the most difficult. The characters and Saints of The OUtcasts, both historical and fictional, fight their way up that long rocky path.« less