In this sequel to The Winds and the Waves, Will and Liz Lewis have settled in Nauvoo after emigrating from England. They experience life with the Saints and struggle to deal with the rigors of life in a new country. They witness crucial events in Church history during the last years of the Prophet Joseph’s life. Meanwhile, Jeff and Abby—living in modern-day Nauvoo—learn more about Jeff ’s ancestors and face their own set of challenges. Beloved novelist Dean Hughes vividly depicts real, everyday life in early Nauvoo—the spiritual and emotional challenges as well as the physical challenges. The skillful interweaving of the stories of these two couples, separated by five generations and 150 years, provides a unique way to bring Church history to life and show how much we can learn from those who went before us.