I really enjoyed this one. My only “complaint” is wanting more backstory on certain characters (mainly Essie‘s mother - how does one get to be that cruel?). Highly recommend!
This wasn't really for me. It's terribly overwritten in parts but it was a group read and there was enough humour to keep me going. There were also a few moments of real heart which, for a debut, is good going.
The real interest lay in the day to day workings of Mormon life. I can't speak for how accurate a depiction this is but it does feel like this family is perhaps deeper entrenched than most.
Worth a read but keep expectations low.