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Sister Wife (Brides of Gabriel Series #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Hard to put down.

    At first I had a hard time getting into the book. The beginning was a little dull with the old english language. I just struggled following along. But it started to get better so I stuck with it. However the book even though it was hard to put down because I wanted to see what happened next, it also was very hard to take in. I struggled with this book for days due to the polygamous relationships Gabe was having. I could actually feel Mary Rose's pain and I became angry. I do not believe the person's comment to be true about how the book is trying to sell you into polygamy. The book represents what a lot of women are going through with polygamy today and they feel trapped. It shows the pain they feel, the jealousy, the resentment, yet the desire to still want love.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Good plot , hard to put down

    Can't wait for the next book in the series! Good plot, enjoyed the historical tidbits the author was careful to include.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2010

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    Very interesting

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2011

    Great

    This is good so far and i havent got to the second chapter

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  • Posted June 26, 2010

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    Emotionally moving and uplifting

    When you being an adventure you are always prepared for the unexpected. You hope and pray that what you confront will be good and hopeful but must be prepared if it is not.

    When Lady Mary Rose Ashley leaves England with her grandfather and assorted family members she was ill prepared for all the drastic changes it would bring. Her grandfather had met and been inspired by Brigham Young who carried the word of Joseph Smith. Mary Rose starts this journey out as a nonbeliever and doubts what is being said. But before too long into the trip she meets a woman who shows her what sisterhood and friendship is all about and winds up falling in love with Gabriel McKay who changes both of them.

    Mary Rose and Gabe find love and conviction through the teachings and blessings of the Mormon faith and as they travel to a place free of religious persecution they also depend more on each other than anyone else. Gabe accepts the new family responsibilities and is chosen to be a leader in the new land they settle. But Mary Rose struggles with all the decisions that are made by the Prophet and fights the demons within her to overcome and learn to live the faith she feels is showing her the way and absorb its healing light.

    Diane Noble has written a book that helps the reader feel as if they are in the 1800's and taking part in the experience of the Mormon first steps. There are difficulties in Mary Rose's life that cause the reader some pain but she is so strong that with Gabe by her side anything is possible.

    Mary Gramlich is The Reading Reviewer located at www.marygramlich.com

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