His Right Hand by Mette Ivie Harrison
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
His Right Hand by Mette Ivie Harrison is a well written book. I received a free ARC copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My apologies for waiting so long to review "His Right Hand." Sometimes books which impact my brain and heart the most are the hardest to nail down. Each time I start to review this well crafted novel, my mind wanders back to the story. I think about the individuals and characters of the tale.
Mormon's are not mysterious aliens. Their communities, religion, and families, face the issues we all do. Including the question of homosexuality in religious communities.
The back-story of Linda Wallheim; main protagonist and Bishops Wife is intricate. Although this is the second in a series, it stands alone well.
I understand this is fiction, but it is also based on truths. As I completed reading the novel in October, items came out in the news whose subjects were in this book.
It is unfortunate that most often we hear the bad about certain religions. In the news we face the actions of extremists who make it into the public eye.
I am familiar with several LDS members, and know Morman families who seem to have it all together. But, their system of operation seemed shrouded in mystery. Or, tragedies which make the news.
"His Right Hand" compels me to read "The Bishop's Wife."
This story gave a fresh viewpoint of how Mormon communities operate. It shows the amazing support systems in place for couples, children and families. Even the misfits and weird ones are a part.
His Right Hand is an excellent read, and it is not starched in lace at all. I enjoyed the journey of reading this novel.
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