Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mid-winter's Eve Giveaway Hop and Hidden Wives

Thanks to Jessie Harrell from Oasis For YA & The Daily Harrell for co-hosting with Kathy of I am a Reader not a Writer

I have, just for you, 5 copies of trade copy of Hidden Wives by the illustrious, intelligent, and extremely articulate, Claire Avery! Just to clarify, Claire Avery is not one person but 2! I mean, they were when they wrote this book but now Claire Avery is down to one person. Mari and Michelle are sisters who grew up in a fundamental environment, although not FLDS. Still, they did an AMAZING amount of research for this book and really captured so many of the subtle and obvious effects of living this life of isolation, polygamy, and patriarchal priesthood abuse, particularly in light of the Warren Jeffs case in Southern Utah/Texas. I read this book when it came out last year and LOVED it. You can read that review HERE.

Go ahead and read the first chapter. Go ahead. I know you want to. Click HERE.
Hidden Wives

Book Description:  Fifteen-year-old Sara and her beautiful sister, Rachel, are too young to legally drive a car--but are approaching spinsterhood in Utah's secret polygamist Blood of the Lamb community. Having long since reached the "age of preparedness," they will soon be married off to much older men chosen by the hidden sect's revered Prophet.
As Sara, chosen to become her uncle's fifth wife, grows more distraught over her impending incestuous marriage, she begins to scrutinize the faith she has followed blindly her entire life. But for Rachel, who will be married to one of the many powerful community leaders vying for her hand, disobeying the Prophet means eternal damnation. Her friendship with the newest member of the community, the young and handsome Luke, starts as an attempt to save his agnostic soul, but ends with the pair falling helplessly in love. When Rachel is forbidden to see him, her absolute faith in the Prophet is severely tested. 
When Rachel's future husband is finally announced, violence erupts, and the girls must find the strength to escape the only life they have ever know...before it's too late. 
Claire Avery has woven a stunning tale that could be ripped from today's headlines. Shocking and empowering, Hidden Wives is a page-turning debut that will stay with the reader.


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8 comments:

nayjf said...

THanks for the giveaway!

Dolly said...

This is a subject I find ever-facinating. Thanks for the giveaway!

M.A.D. said...

I've been eager to read this book ever since it first came out! Thank you so much for a wonderful giveaway :)

Kelley said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, can we enter daily or retweets?

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Carol N Wong said...

I have been wanting to read this book for so long!

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June M. said...

Thank you for the giveaway! It looks like a good story. Happy holidays!

latishajean said...

Thank you very much what a great giveaway! Merry Christmas to you!

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