Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Sister Wife

My Review:

This was an eye opening book for me. It really does provide an inside look at the Mormon religion and the beliefs that some of the people share, while struggling with their faith and whether or not theres is the one true church of God.

The story opens with Mary Rose, a young girl who is boarding a ship with her elderly grandfather, and several young children that have been left in their care while their parents are missionaries out serving in some unknown place. They are taking the little ones to stay with their Aunt Hermoine in Boston from England where they can be care for until their parents come for them.

While on board the ship we learn that Mary Rose has been struggling with her grandfather's new found faith in Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. She isn't really sure this is the faith in the God of her parents and begins to question it. When she stands up to Brigham at dinner one night, Mary Rose learns that her grandfather has given their mansion in England and all the land to the church and she now either has to accept this new life and faith or find her own path.

I received The Sister Wife, by Diane Noble, compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review. Like I stated earlier it provided a basis and foundation for the understanding of the Mormon faith and what basis the church of Later Day Saints is founded upon. Even though my beliefs are much different than those in the book, it illustrates fairly well how deceived so many people can be when they are looking for religion to provide the answers only God Himself can provide. I would rate this book a 6 out of 10.

For more information on this book, the author and to view a clip of the book trailer, please read below:

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Sister Wife
Avon Inspire (June 22, 2010)

Diane Noble


Diane Noble is a former double finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for Best Inspirational Fiction, a finalist for the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Reviewers' Choice Award, and a three-time recipient of the Silver Angel Award for Media Excellence.

With more than a quarter million books in print, Diane feels incredibly blessed to be doing what she loves best—writing the stories of her heart.

For the last three years Diane has been honored to be lead author for the popular Guideposts series, Mystery and the Minister’s Wife (Through the Fire, Angels Undercover), and has recently returned to writing historical fiction. She is currently writing book two of her new historical series, The Brides of Gabriel. Book one is The Sister Wife.

Diane’s hometown is Big Creek, California, a tiny village nestled in the rugged Sierra Nevada back country. As a child, Diane’s older brother Dennis fueled her creative streak by entertaining her with his own gift of storytelling. Growing up without TV and iffy radio reception, Diane became an avid reader, inhaling more than one hundred novels—both YA and adult—in a single

year by the time she reached seventh grade. Her passion for reading continues to this day.

Now empty nesters, Diane and her husband live in the Southern California low desert, near a place known for the lush and beautiful gated communities of the rich and famous.


What if the man you loved told you God wanted him to take another wife? What if that woman was your best friend?

Set in the heart of the earliest days of a new nineteenth-century sect known as the Saints, The Sister Wife is a riveting account of two women forced into a practice they don't understand, bound by their devotion to Prophet Joseph Smith.

When Mary Rose marries Gabriel, neither of them could foresee how quickly the community would turn to the practice of plural marriage. Devastated when Gabe is faced with an order from the Prophet to marry her best friend, Bronwyn, Mary Rose tries to have the faith to carry through with the marriage.

But can she really be married to the same man as her very best friend? Can Mary Rose and Bronwyn face betraying both their husband and their God to do what they feel is right?

If you would like to read the Prologue and first chapter of The Sister Wife, go HERE.

Watch the book video!


Denise said...

Thanks for a great review.

He & Me + 3 said...

While in HS, other religions and beliefs really intrigued me. This book sounds really good. thanks for writing this review. Love that you include the videos too.

Andrea said...

Great review!

Continuing to pray for both you and Steve!