Leah asked:

i'm wondering what the author's connection is to the mormon community and how they feel about this book.

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Richelle Wilson My quick response as a practicing Mormon who has fairly progressive views and is willing to critique Church culture and practice is that Bray goes a bit too far in making a caricature of the Mormons in the novel. Her bio says Bray was raised in a devout Mormon family and left the faith as an adult. I don't take issue with this, but I genuinely think the novel would have been more compelling if she could have been more generous in depicting the varied levels and demonstrations of faith among Mormons. Instead, we all we get is one-dimensional, hyper-pious Mormons (with the exception of a couple of the Bradleys). You can read more in my full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Hope that helps a bit!
Monica Johnson I am a devout Mormon and enjoyed the story, knowing that the author took the liberty to place her Mormons on complete overdrive. The story line remained realistic, but the character portrayals were humorously hyperbolized.
Lynne Anderson I'm a mormon and this is what I thought. http://openandclosedone.blogspot.co.u...
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