Monday, December 12, 2011
The Betrayal, Brides of Gabriel, by Diane Noble
Brides of Gabriel, Book 2
2011, 291 pages
I was surprised to discover this was Christian Fiction and also book two in the Brides of Gabriel series. I did not read book one, but the plot is easily picked up as the author recaps the details from book one. Nevertheless, the story is entertaining and full of drama as you can image there would be when one man is a husband with multiple wives in a polygamist community. This book in the series features Bronwyn who upon the death of her husband is wed to Gabriel MacKay. Her sister wife and friend is Mary Rose and the family is part of a caravan of Saints traveling to the promised land called Salt Lake Valley. The problem arises when an unspeakable secret is realized. The wives struggle with decisions that question the religious leaders, including their husband Gabriel. They are driven to make plans that are dangerous but critical for their survival.
Noble frames this second book around the Mormon faith, yet it could easily speak of any evangelical faith whose overzealous elders drive to convert and overpower the weak with strict compliance to rules that supersede true spirituality.
This book was given to me by Library Thing for Early Reviewers. My review is unbiased and my honest opinion.
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