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The Sister Wife by Diane Noble
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Oct 01, 2010

really liked it

The subject behind this book really intrigued me, "What if the man you loved told you God wanted him to take another wife? What if that woman was your best friend?" Diane has definitely done her research in this book about the Morman practice of polygamy. The prologue snatched me from the beginning, then we went back in time about a year and met the characters as they were meeting. The story weaves its way back to the prologue and then we follow through to a time in the future. Along the way we meet Gabe who falls in love with Mary Rose on a voyage from England to America in the 1840's. They get married before even reaching Boston and join the Morman church (Brigham Young was on board the ship too). Eventually through different circumstances Gabe is told he has to take another wife, it happens to be Mary Rose's best friend. Can they remain members of a church that tells them to do this? Can their love withstand it? Can Mary Rose and Bronwyn's friendship withstand it? I found it fascinating how a religion and a mere man who says that he heard from God could basically do what he wanted with no repercussions. That so many people would follow blindly. A fascinating perspective and a good story.

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