Amity & Sorrow

Amity & SorrowAmity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I got this book from I wasn’t sure about getting this book, but it looked interesting enough to ask for a review copy. What I got was something unexpected, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into but I wrong! This book is not for the faint of heart. This is about a woman and her children escaping a cult and trying to survive out in the world. It tells the story of sisters who have no clue how to cope or survive outside their compound and away from their sadistic leader father. It’s about a woman, the first wife doing her best, yet not enough to help her daughters. The story goes back and forth from present day to memories being told. It tells of abuse, heartache, and fear. There were times where I had to stop reading and walk away because of the story being told. This book draws you in from the first page and won’t let you go til it is done. I will warn you, this book left me emotionally drained.

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A mother and her daughters drive for days without sleep until they crash their car in rural Oklahoma. The mother, Amaranth, is desperate to get away from someone she’s convinced will follow them wherever they go–her husband. The girls, Amity and Sorrow, can’t imagine what the world holds outside their father’s polygamous compound. Rescue comes in the unlikely form of Bradley, a farmer grieving the loss of his wife. At first unwelcoming to these strange, prayerful women, Bradley’s abiding tolerance gets the best of him, and they become a new kind of family. An unforgettable story of belief and redemption, AMITY & SORROW is about the influence of community and learning to stand on your own


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