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Hidden Wives by Claire Avery
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21st January 2011

What an interesting book! I thoroughly enjoyed it whilst at the same time being repulsed by it! I know little about the Mormon religion or indeed the differents sects that have sprung up around the belief but this was a real eye opener. I was shocked by the heartrending situation that the girls found themselves in and I would like to think that it is not the norm, however from what I have read elsewhere I feel that it is more common than generally believed. I thought that America was the "land of the free" but it seems that this does not apply to everyone, the law really needs to be enforced to protect the vulnerable. I was totally gripped by the first half of the book and found myself on the edge of my seat willing them to get away from their awful life, it did however tail off quite a bit and was all neatly wrapped up. I am pretty sure that in real life there is not always a happy ever after for those suffering from this type of abuse and injustice.
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