Author: John McCrae
Series: Trilogy of Fire, book 1
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Release Date: December 31, 1993
Maimed during the brutal Crimean War, Carn Tregale returns home to England, only to discover that fate has robbed him of his young wife. Lost and alone, he joins Edward Martin and his company of Mormon converts headed for America.
As trailmaster, and as the only nonmember among the hundreds of passengers on the emigrant ship Horizon, Carn learns respect for the Saints and finds himself drawn to Heather Lee, a refined and beautiful young woman who seems out of place among the impoverished emigrants.
Following the sometimes stormy relationship between these two young adventurers, author John McRae has written a gripping novel about love and faith and the cost of pioneering the American West.
Fire in the Snow is the story of the ill-fated Martin handcart company, who walked headlong into storms and starvation in the Rocky Mountains—dangers they never imagined would stand between them and their dream of getting to Zion.
As the peril increases, some feel the awakening of new love, while others discover inner strength and faith. All are desperate to survive, clinging to a hope that somehow they might escape the certain death closing in around them.