8/4/11

The Betrayal (Brides of Gabriel book 2) by Diane Noble

4 1/2 Stars!!!!

ABOUT THE BOOK (from B&N) - When recently widowed Bronwyn becomes the second wife to Gabriel MacKay, she promises her new sister wife and best friend, Mary Rose, that the marriage will remain platonic. But she finds herself falling in love with the man who has promised to keep her safe—even as her heart struggles with her promise to her friend. When Gabriel marries a third wife, and as the practice of polygamy increases and the age of brides decreases, Bronwyn begins to question the righteousness of this new religion.
Even as the Saints journey to Salt Lake Valley, their new promised land, Bronwyn and Mary Rose plot their escape. But when they are suspected of treachery by Brigham Young's secret army—whose mission it is to punish apostates—the two sister wives face the most difficult decision of their lives, one that can mean life or death for those they love.

MY REVIEW - Oh great! Now I am going to HAVE to read book 3! I was going to only read these 2 because I didn't think I would get "into" them as much as I did. But NOOOO!! I had to love them!
A review of the first book is in the post below.

I liked the second book even more that the first. I was really involved with the characters since I already knew them from book 1. This is one thing I like about series' (and I love reading series'!), is that you get to know the characters more.
This series is fabulous! Great character development. I absolutely love Bronwyn and Mary Rose. They are both really strong women who stand up for themselves against a whole community to save themselves and their family from a faith they no longer believe is right. I love reading about strong women and this book is a great example of that.
This series is also very interesting! If you ever wondered about the early days of Mormonism (1840's) there is so much history and information in these books. I don't think there was a boring page. I found myself fascinated and wanting to learn more.
Thanks to Librarything early reviewers for giving me this book to review!

I am embarrassed to admit that I had never heard of this Author before. She has so many books out, I don't know how I could have missed her! I am eagerly awaiting book 3 and I will look into some of her other books!
Here is a link to her beautiful website - HERE


GIVEAWAY - I am giving away my copies of these two books ("The Sister Wife" and "The Betrayal") One winner - two books!!

* Please either comment here or email me at forevereading at gmail dot com with your email address!! No email, no entry.
* Please be from the US or Canada.
* If you are not a follower, please become one (but not necessary to win).
* Winner will be chosen via random.org on Aug. 11.
* Winner will then have 48 hrs to respond with their mailing address before a new winner is chosen.

10 comments:

  1. Would like to get chance to read these books.
    RJB
    loki304(at)tds(dot)net

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  2. Wow! I'm definitely in.

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  3. I would really like to win this giveaway! PLEASE enter me!

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    *NEW* follower via GFC. Would love it if you would visit and maybe follow my blog Christian Bookshelf Reviews. I'm currently giving away Karen Kingsbury's 9/11 Series.

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  4. I am very interested in reading these books (need a good escape)

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  5. I have wondered. Great review!
    (not an entry)

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  6. The subject is fascinating as is the history.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  7. I am so enticed by these books! They sound like they are hard to put down! I would love to be entered in your giveaway, and thanks for hosting it!

    zibilee(at)figearo(dot)net

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  8. This really does sound like a great book! Thanks for the review :)

    Please enter me in the giveaway!

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  9. I'm not from your side of the planet so I'll just wish the other commenters luck Sounds like a great book :)

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  10. Isn't if fun when you love them and didn't think you were going to?? sounds like a great series to me!!!!

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