The Betrayal
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The Betrayal

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"Diane Noble not only explores the early days of the Mormon church; she also probes deeply into the human heart."
--Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of Thorn in My Heart

In her powerful Brides of Gabriel historical series--a poignant and provocative romantic saga of the early years of Mormonism--award-winning author Diane Noble introduces readers to three unforgettable women married to the same man. Following her acclaimed novel, The Sister Wife, Noble's The Betrayal continues the magnificent story of honor, love, devotion, and the reality of polygamy. The Betrayal is seen through the eyes of Bronwyn, the second wife of Gabriel MacKay, as she struggles to come to terms with the dictates of her Mormon faith and its prophet, Joseph Smith, and the difficult promise she made to her dear friend and sister wife not to fall in love with the husband they share.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 142 x 142 x 48mm | 272.15g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061980943
  • 9780061980947
  • 624,002

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"This story digs deep into the actual practices, emotions, and religious struggles that these travelers experienced on their journey for salvation and provides a unique look at a fascinating historical time. Highly recommended."--Historical Novels Review
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Ensnared in a religion she increasingly questions, Bronwyn faces an impossible choice.

When recently widowed Bronwyn becomes the second wife to Gabriel MacKay, she promises her new sister wife and best friend, Mary Rose, that the marriage will remain platonic. But she finds herself falling in love with the man who has promised to keep her safe--even as her heart struggles with her promise to her friend. When Gabriel marries a third wife, and as the practice of polygamy increases and the age of brides decreases, Bronwyn begins to question the righteousness of this new religion.

Even as the Saints journey to Salt Lake Valley, their new promised land, Bronwyn and Mary Rose plot their escape. But when they are suspected of treachery by Brigham Young's secret army--whose mission it is to punish apostates--the two sister wives face the most difficult decision of their lives, one that can mean life or death for those they love.
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247 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (98)
3 25% (62)
2 9% (22)
1 1% (2)
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