Fifteen-year-old Sara and her beautiful sister, Rachel, are too young to legally drive a car but are approaching spinsterhood in Utah's secret polygamist Blood of the Lamb community. Having long since reached the age of preparedness, they will soon be married off to much older men chosen by the hidden sects revered Prophet.
As Sara, chosen to become her uncle's fifth
Rachel and Sara are sisters, well, actually half-sisters, living with their mothers, father, siblings, and half-siblings in a secluded polygamist Utah community (sound familiar?). Except for a short stint in a public school, they know nothing of life outside ...more
This is one of those books.
Sara and Rachel are best friends and sisters. When I say sisters, I really mean that they share a father but not a mother. They live in a fundamentalist ...more
Sara and ...more
Unspoken scandals run beneath this secret polygamist community in Utah like coal and iron run through Pennsylvania.
Hidden Wives tells the riveting story of Rachel and Sara, two 15-year old sisters, empowered by their will to live, love…and survive.
I received this book from Claire Avery, the pseudonym of a sister author tag team. I spent a lot of time holding my breath while reading this over the past week!
However, I do give advance warning of some graphic ...more
The characters thought processes, ...more
I admit to not knowing very ...more
I'm going to review this one a bit differently today. I'm would like to share my immediate thoughts and impressions as I was reading this thought-provoking book.
* action begins immediately as the reader is thrust into the heart-pounding lives of Sara and Rachel.
* wonder how the men would like it if the women had all the rights, choices, and power. Polygamy would die out...that's what would happen!
* Law of Chastity: forbade sexual acts while the woman is expecting. What a FARCE! ...more
Instead, I loved this book. It took me inside this cult, gave me some real information as to the "rules and teachings", and a look into the thoughts and emotions of some of its members. It took me on a journey into the hell and back out ...more
I can't gush about Hidden Wives enough. I knew, before reading this, that I would love it. I had that feeling (hopefully you've had it also for a book and know what I mean!) after only seeing the cover and knowing the title. That's a great, great, super great feeling. Even though I ...more
The book is about two sisters, Sara and Rachel. Sara is the plain one, the one that finds out that at just the age of fifteen she is going to be married off to her Uncle. Rachel is the beautiful one, that has numerous men wanting to marry her.
Sara and Rachel live in a Polygamist cult. Sara is unhappy all the time, she knows deep down that something is wrong with the way they are ...more
Quotes that stood out...
"Walter Merrick has received testimony for her hand. I prayed about it and God ordained that Sara will belong to Brother ...more
Overall, this book lacks complexity. There are 2 different scenes which are clunkily used as exposition, which frankly would have been better off in some sort of note in the back. ...more
Okay, I have had time to write the review now. You can also find the review posted at The Daily Dose: http://dailydose-fantasyromance.blogs....
I picked up this book because I found the authors fascinating and after reading the blurb on the back of the book at the tea, I was definitely curious. We're all aware of extreme religious sects and we see the stories in the news. We're ...more