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True Sisters by Sandra Dallas
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Mar 18, 2012

it was ok
Read in March, 2012

I found this book disappointing. What is billed as a story about the Martin handcart company turned into an anti polygamy rant and a put down of Mormon men, especially those in leadership positions. The plot is disjointed and told from so many points of view it lacks cohesiveness. There is no sense of sisterhood except between the two biological sisters. Contact between the other women is fleeting. At times the writing is brilliant; other times it wanders so much it loses any real impact. As a descendant of pioneers on that hand cart company and of one of the rescuers, a great grandfather who is buried beside the Sweetwater in Wyoming, as well as a woman who left the group with her husband to sign on as indentured servents when they lacked the funds to go on, I found this version sadly lacking. A far more accurate and compelling novel concerning this tragedy is David Farland's "In the Company of Angels".
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Rcpgpugh Jennie, thank you for your comment. I agree with you. I have enjoyed Sandra Dallas's in the past, so I was excited about this book. It just missed the mark on several levels. I just never felt the connection between the female characters.

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Shawna I agree with Jennie! I have loved Sandra Dallas books, but have to say this one was a disappointment for the reasons Jennie said.

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