The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff

Rating: 4 out of 5.

My Thoughts:

What I Loved: This book wove Ann Eliza’s 1875 story with a modern-day mystery and it was so great to read. Stories with time-jumps, going between two stories lines of Then and Now, always intrigues me!

How I Felt: I was like a detective trying to figure it all out in this story. The current-time story has a mystery to solve. I also learned so much about the Mormon Church’s history from the timeline of the 19th wife.

To Read Or Not to Read: This a good read with murder mystery to keep you guessing! The historical fiction part with Ann Eliza Young is captivating!

What’s This Book About Anyway?

This books follows Ann Eliza Young, the 19th wife of Mormon Church leader Brigham Young after she separates from him in 1875. We follow her as she tries to stop polygamy in the US. The second story is the murder mystery set in current time. Jordan’s father has died and he must re-enter the world of Mormons after being thrown out years earlier.


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