Saturday, July 22, 2017
Book Review: Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley
I kind of forgot to read this one. I pulled it up on my Kindle and decided to give it a go. And then I couldn't put it down.
Amity and Sorrow are sisters born into a polygamous cult. Their mother, Amaranth is the first wife. By which she means the only one to marry him on paper.
When the police come and her husband tries to burn down the temple, she grabs her girls and runs. Not stopping until she crashes in Oklahoma.
The book goes between Amity and Amaranth's point of view. Amaranth spends half her time going over the story of Before...the cult, her childhood. How she ended up there, one of 50 wives. But as it becomes clear what happened right under her nose, she knows she has to do what she can to atone. Can she save her daughters?
It's dark, it's sad, there is little laughter anywhere in this tale. But it is captivating, and it moves so quickly...mostly because the tension never lets up. It's amazing!