"You wouldn't think the history of the mid-19th century Mormon exodus to Utah and the settling of Salt Lake Valley would be particularly rich material for the writing of historical novels, but it's often from precisely such largely unexplored ground that some of the best historical novels grow. Chris Jefferies has set threee novels amidst these events, The Quest Begins, Will Mercy Rob Justice?, and this final volume of Zion's Promise, Amidst War's Alarms. Readers will find much that's new to them in this dramatization of little-known chapters in American and Mormon history, and Jefferies Books makes a fine-looking, sturdy product."
Steve Donoghue, Historical Novels Review Online
"Entertaining, engrossing, and unforgettable, Amidst War's Alarms is a welcome addition to the literature of the American West."
Jenkins Group Incormportated
"Chris Jefferies gives us a glimpse of a time long past. His characters come to life in this panorama of an emigrant family’s journey to Zion. All readers, whether Mormon or not, will enjoy and learn from this compelling saga.”
Bill Neeley, author of The Last Comanche Chief: The life and Times of Quanah Parker.
"A fast-paced and mesmerizing book…about an exciting, tumultuous, and historically-momentous period filled with fascinating and colorful characters.”
TOOELE TRANSCRIPT BULLETIN, Tooele, Utah