Season of Sacrifice by Tristi Pinkston

When Benjamin Perkins left behind the coal mines of Wales to come to Utah to be with the Mormons, he thought his days of using blasting powder were over. But when he and his wife were called to colonize the San Juan area of Utah, going with fifty other families to create a new community, he discovered that his skills would be needed again.

The only way to get down a rock cliff and to the Colorado River was through a narrow slit, which would be widened through the use of blasting powder. Benjamin taught the men how to set off the charges and engineered a road to hang in midair to take the wagons where they needed to belong.

After settling in their new home, Benjamin faces an even more difficult task—he’s been asked to enter into the practice of polygamy, taking his wife’s sister as his second wife. He loves his wife dearly and does not want to hurt her, but he believes in the things he’s being asked to do.

Author Tristi Pinkston takes a sensitive look at the emotions and heartbreak that went in to living the practice of polygamy, as well as the strength that came from faithful obedience in this true story based on the incredible life of Benjamin Perkins, her great-great-grandfather.


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Posted on September 4, 2008, in Book Synopsis, Historical Fiction. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thank you for hosting me!

  2. It’s a pleasure to be able to host you. 🙂

  3. I was amazed at how well Tristi handled the polygamy issue. The book didn’t sugarcoat or villify how these people handled it. I enjoyed the whole history of these hardy pioneers.

  4. I agree completely, Framed.

  5. Loved the book. Read my review at Tristi has done a marvelous job.


  6. Thank you for the link, Janet.

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