My reviewrating: 3 of 5 stars
I loved this book a lot at first. I got the audiobook from the library to make a long journey bearable. This audiobook is loooooong. Fifteen discs unabridged so be prepared for a journey.
Like I said, the book was great at first. I was enraptured, not wanting to get to my final destination. The story goes back and forth between the present set in a fundamentalist polygamous sect in fictional Mesadale, Utah, to the origins of the Mormon church and the story of Brigham Young real-life 19th wife. The author weaves in research of a college student at BYU to connect the two.
As with all books that are set in two different eras, I eventually grew weary of one part of the plot and just wanted to finish up the other. I didn't feel like the author totally tied up the story well enough at the end to make the long journey back and forth between the two worth the wait.
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