Today three books that I have reviewed over the past few months are being released: two that I really loved, and one that I thought was okay.
First up, “The Gargoyle.” The story is funny, sweet, touching, and unpredictable. I absolutely recommend it, although I do want to warn readers of graphic imagery and language. I have probably gotten more traffic to my blog from people looking for reviews and information about this book than for any other reason.
Next, “The 19th Wife.” “The 19th Wife” is a multi-time period story dealing with the legacy of polygamy in Mormonism and Morman fundamentalism. The main characters are Jordan Scott – a young man kicked out at 14 years old of a polygamous community in Utah calling itself “First Latter Day Saints” for holding his stepsister’s hand – and Eliza Ann Young, the 19th wife of Brigham Young turned moral crusader against polygamy.
Lastly, “The White Mary.” “The White Mary” is the story of journalist Marika Vecera and her quest to find war correspondent Robert Lewis in the jungles of Papua New Guinea.