I thought this was going to be a great book. The story included the struggles of a pioneer woman, romance, and descriptions of women's lives within a plural marriage.
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.