Escape to Zion
By Jean Holbrook Mathews
Covenant Communications, 2010. 293 pgs. Historical Fiction
I was intrigued by the premise of this book. Maria, a German born indentured servant, raped and denied her freedom from her master (he claims she is a slave), runs away. Saved from drowning by a river boater, her new life begins. Maria faces many pioneer type hardships but worst of all is the fact that her former master seems to be able to track her down even when she marries and moves west with the Mormon pioneers. Will she ever find the peace she so desperately desires?
Even though I liked the premise of the book, I was disappointed in the actual plot and writing style. Unfortunately the audio version amplified these weaknesses. mpb