Work is going forward on a book about Beaver Island and the group of Mormons who followed James J. Strang, first to Voree, Wisconsin, and then up to the chain of islands in the middle of Lake Michigan. Twenty-five miles from the town of Charlevoix in northern Michigan, Beaver Island appeared as a virtual paradise to these early settlers, isolated, heavily timbered, with the surrounding waters full of fish.
The island itself has a rich and turbulent history, from native Americans to Mormons seeking a place of freedom, and Irish fishermen, themselves the objects of hardship and persecution in their native land. All of these elements combine to make an exciting and compelling story, the next historical novel in the series.
© 2012 Ensign Publishing House
Books by Elaine Stienon