Feb 16, 2016

The Zion Trail is launching this Friday!

by Marsha Ward

This is an exciting week for me. My newest novel, The Zion Trail, will be released as an ebook on the 19th, which is this Friday.

The ebook is available for pre-order at the following venues:

Here's an endorsement a fellow writer gave the book:

“In The Zion Trail, Marsha Ward weaves an intriguing tale of a young man’s journey in faith. From an unexpected beginning in Pennsylvania, Elijah Marshall travels through heartbreak to cross the American plains to claim his purpose in life. While the story illustrates the early history of the LDS church, the message is one of personal triumph through perseverance. The relationships kindled throughout the book lead through unimaginable trials, culminating in a most satisfying resolution that you won’t want to end.”
~Carolyn Steele, author of Soda Springs and Willow Springs

I'm going to share a brief tidbit from The Zion Trail that shows one of the relationships Mrs. Steele talks about: that of Lije and his younger sister, Mary Eliza.

By the time Pa dismissed us to go about our assigned tasks, Mary Eliza had awakened and gotten herself to the table. She had a cold bowl of porridge before her, into which she had slopped a healthy portion of milk. Her hair hadn’t been combed and hung halfway into her face. I chuckled and patted her on the head as I proceeded on my way outside, and felt her squirm under my hand.

“Lije,” she protested. “Don’t mess my hair.”

I squatted to look into her face. “You look beautiful, Pumpkin,” I said. “Eat hearty. We’re going on an adventure.”

“A ‘venture, Lije?”

“You’ll see tomorrow,” I told her, and left her with those teasing words hanging in the air.

Here are the places where you can reserve your ebook copy of The Zion Trail:

The Zion Trail will be available as a trade paperback print book on March 25.


  1. Love the tidbit makes you wanna read more and congrats

    1. Thanks, Terri. I'm glad they work for you that way, because that's what I intend, heh-heh.

  2. I love your characters...and the relationships they have with each other. The Zion Trail is delightful. Congratulations on giving us another wonderful story to read! hugs~

    1. Thank you, Kari! My daughter thinks I'm an empath, maybe channeling thess tales from real people somewhere in the Universe. There are a lot of questions to be answered on the Other Side!


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