by Mette Ivie Harrison
Reviewed by Linda:
This intriguing novel takes the reader deep into the life of a Mormon family and especially its independent-minded wife and mother. Linda Wallheim struggles to fulfill her twin roles as homemaker and as unofficial confidant to the ward’s 500 members. As the bishop’s wife, she learns dark secrets about some of her neighbors and takes it upon herself to try to uncover answers, all the while questioning women’s place in a church controlled by men. The author, herself a Mormon, presents a fascinating insider’s look at her religion.