Friday, November 04, 2011

Diane Noble's The Betrayal ~ Reviewed

The Betrayal: Brides of Gabriel, Book Two
Diane Noble
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Avon Inspire; Original edition (July 26, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0061980943


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.


The Betrayal is book two of the Brides of Gabriel series, and revolves around the Mormon church. In this book, recently widowed Bronwyn becomes the second wife to Gabriel McKay, who’s first wife is her best friend, Mary Rose. Though she promises to keep the relationship platonic, she finds herself falling in love with Gabriel. As the story progresses, Gabriel takes a third wife, and Bronwyn and Mary Rose begin to realize the false teachings of the Mormon church, but are not sure what action to take, as the consequences of speaking out are severe. Bronwyn and Mary Rose begin to plan a means of escape, but if they are caught, it could cost them their lives.

I really enjoyed this book. I wish I had been able to read book one, but this book does a good job of filling the reader in, so you don’t feel like you missed much. One thing I liked about this book is how Bronwyn and Mary Rose’s eyes were opened to the TRUTH. It just goes to show that if you really want to know the truth, God will reveal it to you.

Reviewed by: Sarah Porter

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