Friday, July 16, 2010

Review/Giveaway: The Sister Wife

A WINNING READINGS GIVEAWAY!

Title: The Sister Wife (Brides of Gabriel book one)
Author: Diane Noble
Genre: Christian historical fiction
How to enter: Leave a comment on THIS post right here! If you're a subscriber or a follower, leave a second comment for a second entry.
Entry deadline: August 10, 2010
Restrictions: Open internationally!

That's right, enter right here for this giveaway.  This is my review copy, so it has been gently read.
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This week, the





Christian Fiction Blog Alliance





is introducing





The Sister Wife
Avon Inspire (June 22, 2010)





by
Diane Noble






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



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.





ABOUT THE BOOK



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!





What I Liked:  This (polygamy and LDS) was a tough subject to take on!  The author handled it with sensitivity and created a fascinating, believable, well-written historical novel.

What I Didn't Like:  I can imagine most women reading this book will find it a bit gut-wrenching.  How can we as a gender be so demeaned?!  Yet women of biblical times found themselves in similar circumstances.  And women of certain countries still today are dealing with this.  It makes me angry, while at the same time second-guessing my anger.  What should my role as a Christian be today?  How can LOVE allow such a thing?  I'm still feeling a little sick to my stomach...  And I think we can all relate because, while we may not be dealing with polygamy, we all probably have relationships of one kind or another where we wonder how someone who loves us or cares about us can treat us a certain way...

Posted by Jane from Mozi Esmé

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