SARAH: The 4 TH WIFE is a real love story with characters drawn from people of the author's own ancestry. (Names have been changed.) Moving from England across America to Utah, it encompasses a broad tapestry of people and historical events.
Unfortunately, I was often distracted by the writing style and the poor grammar. I found myself rereading whole paragraphs to understand what had happened. The writer switched from past tense, to present tense to past tense within one paragraph. She often jumped from one thought to something completly different in one paragraph. The writer used a style of desciption that featured incomplete sentences. (Just the noun and adjectives, no verb.) It seemed like they were rapid flashbacks. They did not register with me. Most of all I disliked the long quotes from speeches by leaders of the Morman church.
I expected to love this book, and I did like it at first, but there were just too many distractions for me to get into the characters and story.