Winds of Change Blog Tour by Jean Holbrook Mathews


The year is 1854, and change is in the air throughout India. Within the walls of her grand home in Calcutta, Sarah McCune anxiously awaits the future. After eighteen months at war, her husband, a sergeant in the Bengal Army of the East India Company, has made an extraordinary proposal: leave all the comforts of their life in Asia for an unknown future in America. As recent converts to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sarah and her husband are drawn to the promise of Zion. So, despite their fears regarding the dangerous voyage before them, they and their four children embark on a journey of faith that will test the limits of their conviction and define generations to come. This breathtaking saga based on the historical journals of one Latter-day Saint family invites readers to experience the sacrifices and perils of these early pioneers as they faithfully seek a land of promise.

About the author:

Jean Holbrook Mathews has been a student of history and geography most of her life. She served as the administrative director for an international foundation headquartered in St. Louis with chapters in five countries, including the Philippines. She has traveled in Asia and Europe and lived in the Philippines for nearly two years while on a mission with her husband for the LDS Church. During that time she studied the culture, history, geography, government, and language of that nation, learning to love the people and those beautiful islands.

In Emilee’s opinion:

The cover is absolutely gorgeous. It captured a glimpse of the novel and I loved her hair. Winds of Change was a story about the McCune family who lived in Calcutta for a bit till they relocated after much negotiating and convincing to New York and onto Utah. This novel was very detailed which created a slower pace than I’m used to. I have to admit it took me longer to be engaged but once they made the decision to leave, I became engrossed in the story. Also, if you are a history lover, you will appreciate the time that Jean Holbrook Mathews took to create a look into the family members lives. It was definitely clear that Mathews researched well. I would recommend this book but be sure to keep reading till the end.

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