Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Wife Number Seven by Melissa Brown

Publication Date: July 19, 2014
Series and Book Number: 1
Rating: 5 Stars
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Official Blurb: 

Lipstick. Bright, red lipstick. Nothing but lipstick.
Even though it’s against our faith to wear a color that screams of sexual promiscuity and deviant behavior, I’m not allowed to protest.
But, I want to.
So badly.

You see, there’s more to me than the braid that spills down my back.
More to me than the layers of heavy fabric that maintain my modesty.
And so much more than the oppressive wedding band that adorns my finger--the same band that each of my sister wives wear.
So much more.
To protest would be sinful.
I must keep sweet, that is my duty.

So I’ll wear the lipstick. I’ll do as I’m told.
And I’ll do my best to silence the resistance within me, to push him from my mind.
If only my heart would do the same.

WOW! This book left me speechless. I was pulled in from the very beginning. This book was very interesting to me. I don’t know if I could actually be a sister wife. The things these poor women go through is sometimes absolutely insane. The book starts out with Brinley the main character of the book explaining how she is her husband Lehi’s seventh wife. She explains her duties and chores and her day to day life in the community. Brinley is the only one of Lehi’s wives that does not have children and there is a very good reason for that. Brinley knows she is didn’t and is always second guessing about her life in the community and the outside world. Brinley’s husband Lehi is not a good man at all. There were many times he made me sick at my stomach literally. One day Brinley goes into town and someone tries to steal her purse and she realizes it’s a guy she knows Porter who was kicked out of the community. It goes into detail about how Porter was kicked out but once your kicked out of the community, you know longer exist to them. So Brinley is drawn to Porter and can’t stay away from him. They start a secret relationship behind his husband’s back and the lies start to build and Brinley realizes even more that she doesn’t belong in the community. Even though Lehi has eight wives the main three wives that were apart of the story were Rebecca, Aspen, and Leandra. Although I didn’t like Rebecca she sort of grows on you in the book. Aspen is by far my favorite sister wife and Leandra is down right evil and I could not stand her!! Brinley struggles with her relationship with Porter and also living in the community and following the Prophets visions. This book is very good and keeps you asking for answers all the way until the very end. Everything is not always as it seems and the people you think are out to get you or turn you in are actually the ones who have your back. I really hope there will be another book even though this book is a standalone. 

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