Late Author Luella Pool Saxby's Granddaughter Releases 'But One Husband'
After 25 years of transcription from old letters, late author Luella Pool Saxby finally completed "But One Husband: The Truth about Mormon History by a Woman Who Lived It" (published by iUniverse), a collection of stories about Saxby's grandmother's move to America and what she had to deal with day to day as a pioneer in a new world.
Lured by promises of a better life from Mormon missionaries, Saxby's grandmother departed Yorkshire, England. What she found in the new land was anything but.
In the United States, Saxby found herself in Salt Lake City with Brigham Young, the founder of the Mormon colony. She suffers under his rule for many years to come. The tale sheds light on the toils and tragedies that the early pioneers lived through as they traversed the great open West, how pioneers lived and the history of Mormonism and Brigham Young. Chock-full of historical facts about early America, "But One Husband" breathes life into a time almost forgotten.
An excerpt from "But One Husband":
"It was pleasant to be home from boarding school, Sarah Ann thought, jumping to the ground and starting off across the heathland. An epidemic had closed the school in early September, and she savored the pleasure of being free of books and tests. Here was where she belonged, feeling the spongy turf yield under her feet, her eyes drinking in the rolling mounds and wooded vales that stretched off in all directions."
"But One Husband"
By Luella Pool Saxby
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 364 pages | ISBN 9781475967760
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 364 pages | ISBN 9781475967746
E-Book | 364 pages | ISBN 9781475967753
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Luella Pool Saxby was born in 1893 and her life was filled with adventure and challenge. She was a poet, artist, business owner, house detective and police matron. Saxby gave her granddaughter the completed manuscript of "But One Husband" just weeks before her death. Her granddaughter has elected to get the manuscript published to honor Saxby's memory.
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