Welcome to the official website of author Shelli Simmons, and Across the Sea, Across the Plains: The Epic Account of the Willie & Martin Handcart Companies from Europe to Zion.
Join the handcart pioneers in their epic journey to Zion. Beginning with the conversions and persecutions they experienced in Europe, this remarkable book shares the true story of the Martin and Willie handcart companies as you’ve never heard it before. Follow along through the miracles and heartbreaks with eye-witness accounts, first-hand documents, and personal testimonies. Thorough and well-researched, this is a must-read!