This is a beautifully written and well researched book about the pioneering experience from a woman's perspective.
It would have been good to have had Denton list more of her sources in her notes if they do have a true source like she did some others.
Like Jean Rio, she came to dispise the Morman Faith and her descendents in general refered to themselves as "Jack Mormans".
This was a totally unexpected summer read. I decided to look up ancestors and found that this book was written about my great, great, great grandmother. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tractor Driver
Not as indepth as I would have liked but still a really good book. If you are interested in Mormon history and the trials of the women that went to Utah in the early years then... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Jessi
It was very hard to get into this book. It was dry and I did not feel the story was told in a way that captivated the reader.Published on January 30, 2010 by Rebecca J. Smith
I just finished Sally Denton's book and I found it to be a fascinating story that was both heartbreaking and heartwarming in different parts. Read morePublished on October 20, 2009 by Sally Jones
I was very disappointed while reading this book. Contrary to some reviewers I did not find it compelling and the errors and bias rather put me off. Read morePublished on February 4, 2009 by T. Patten
Denton interprets a British ancestor's experiences in crossing an ocean and a continent to join the Latter Day Saints in Utah. Read morePublished on December 10, 2008 by Nancy
"Faith and Betrayal" tells the story of Jean Rio Baker, an Englishwoman who converted to Mormonism and emigrated to Utah in the early 1850s. Read morePublished on October 11, 2007 by Matthew Bagley
I was so glad to be able to read this book. I have a Great grandmother who was put on a ship at the age of 13 from Denmark, sent to the Mormans all alone, no other family member... Read morePublished on June 7, 2007 by Betty E. Elkin