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The Leah Shadow

3.28  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored. And Jacob loved Rachel . . . more than Leah."

In the early days of the Mormon Church, sister-wives Catherine and Sheila must make peace with each other, seeking reconciliation in their love for their husband, John Glendrake.

But plural marriage is just one of the many frontier challenges that John and his st
Paperback, 251 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Bonneville Books (first published July 26th 2004)
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Dorry Lou
Apr 09, 2016 Dorry Lou rated it liked it
I gave this book 3 stars because there was enough happening to hold your interest. The story itself probably deserved about 1 star. I feel plural marriages back in frontier time were hardly ever, if ever fair depending on where you fit in.
I guess when you hit your 40's and you have been married to your wife maybe close to 20 years, life becomes a little boring...John who had declared he would not marry another wife because his 1st wife came from a polygamous background and was totally against it
Jul 30, 2009 Lara rated it really liked it
This was a really well-done book. The whole subject of polygamy makes me upset and sick to my stomach, and because of that I almost gave up on this book in the beginning. I am very glad I finished it. I thought it was very realistic and honest about the difficulties of polygamous marriages, and about frontier life. It was a tad boring at times, but all in all a very good read, and I would highly recommend it.
About a polygamy family back in the day. It just didn't leave me with a good feeling. I think the author took liberties on how the women really felt.
Oct 09, 2010 Shelley rated it liked it
It was disturbing how the man was against polygamy until the bishop tries to convince him to live it and then he suddenly discovers a hot 18 year old in the neighborhood. I felt sad for the first wife who got replaced.
Liz Christensen
Jan 15, 2012 Liz Christensen rated it liked it
I loved the story, but sometimes there was too much of it. It's a good description of polygamy and how it affected each person in the family.
Oct 14, 2010 Jenny rated it liked it
Shelves: lds
A lot of cursing for an LDS novel!
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