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In the early 1970s an innocent teenager who had led a sheltered life was forced to leave her family and enter into a polygamous, abusive, and deviant relationship with a man called the Prophet. In 2008, nearly 40 years later, she fled his religious sect. Property is not a misnomer. It accurately depicts how the women in the sect were treated. Carol Christie reveals the degIn the early 1970s an innocent teenager who had led a sheltered life was forced to leave her family and enter into a polygamous, abusive, and deviant relationship with a man called the Prophet. In 2008, nearly 40 years later, she fled his religious sect. Property is not a misnomer. It accurately depicts how the women in the sect were treated. Carol Christie reveals the degradation, abuse, and brainwashing that the Church Wives endured. She exposes the physical abuse, the mental cruelty, the slave labour, and the sexual deviance that took place near Owen Sound, a small community just a few hours north of Toronto, as well as at other locations. She describes the many opportunities that officials had to investigate but walked away from, swayed by the charismatic Prophet. Carol is building a new life, one of freedom and options. With no money and no job she started again and is now dedicated to helping others who have escaped while raising awareness about the dangers of the cult....

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  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    2019-02-09 14:51

    I'm going to go into this review with a disclaimer that I might have enjoyed Property much better had I not read and been extremely moved by Escape and Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs a few years back. Both of those books are hard acts to follow, especially Escape, which had me on the edge of my seat wondering how the woman was going to get out from under the clutches of her abusive husband. I honestly think my body was completely wound up as I read the scene in Escape when Carolyn had only moments to execute her mad dash to safety.But it is what it is. Carol Christie's account of life in a polygamous cult was meant to be told in its own right. Her experience was no less meaningful or unworthy of attention. I don't want to become so blase' about abusive spiritual leaders and sects to the point where I discount one person's experience as "less than" someone else's. As a non-fiction account, there is a message which needs to be brought to the masses. It is important for the outside world to know that abuse is happening in these closed-off communities.As a book for the purpose of readability, it was just okay. Entertainment is not the key reason for reading non-fiction and memoirs but I know that the more compelling the read, the more likely I am going to want to keep reading. It was easy enough for me to zip through Property because it was short. But I never felt an emotional attachment to the story the way I have with other, similar stories.Even with that, I picked up several key notes which bear repeating. If you've ever asked yourself why people stay in situations such as these, this book will clear some of that up for you. When a person is raised in a sect, away from mainstream information, it is literally all they know. Information about how to leave or even survive on the outside will never be freely given. The cycle continues on and on because it is all a person knows how to do, and fear is so instilled into the followers that they honestly believe the wrath of God will befall them should they try to escape.I'm going to go off on a personal ramble which ties into part of my fascination with cults and alternate lifestyles. A few of you know already that I've been working on a book which features a female lead who falls in love with a cult leader. This book is based from a few of my own personal experiences - one with a cult group I've interacted with, one from a business in my town that I've frequented which is run by a cult, and the rest from other random experiences I've happened upon. Several years ago, my husband and I vacationed in a small ski town and decided to wander into a local church one Sunday morning. The "pastor" (I use the quotes loosely because I've known and valued many honest and true clergy members) was using the pulpit to ridicule his members into submission, deriding them for tasks which they did not complete. He stood up there and yelled at his congregation until one of them finally jumped up and started in on the task in question. My husband and I gaped at each other (probably with our mouths open) and gave the signal that we needed to exit - immediately. This is not an example of a functioning and healthy church. This is an example of what people can find themselves pulled into for various reasons, whether it's being born into the situation and not knowing any better, or even in times when a person finally finds a place where they feel they belong (before the true nature of what goes on is revealed). Books like Property serve a purpose in the world : they allow us to see how atrocities like this do happen and that we should maybe not always be so quick to turn a blind eye to them.I wish that I'd known what to do in the situation above. Maybe my solution will be in writing about it. Maybe this was the solution (or even possibly therapy) for the author of Property in getting her story out there. While this book might not have been a grabber for me, I thank her for being brave enough to come forward, and I hope that she gets to reunite with loved ones and recover some of what has been lost to her.One last note : I feel that polygamy should not be the focus when reading books like these. Everyone who practices polygamy does so in a different way. Not every person practicing polygamy is in a cult, or is trying to force underage girls into marriage, or is an abusive person. When reading about religious sects, I try to only look at the situation at hand and not use it as a base to judge everyone who participates in a lesser-known lifestyle. Polygamy is legal and respectively practiced in many parts of the world.This book was provided from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sheila
    2019-02-18 16:42

    It is difficult to say I *liked* the book when the content is so disturbing. Abuse on this scale in the name of religion is abhorrent, but I kept reading because I knew the author had escaped the torment of so many years. Also, knowing the settings, all within two hours of my home, is interesting, and I worked with the author's (now)husband years earlier, so there is the reassurance that she will be well treated in her current life despite the history of cruel treatment.

  • Ionia
    2019-02-01 17:38

    With the popularity of "Sister Wives" and other related media, I think this subject has seen more light than it ever has. I was curious to read this book and find out more about the life of this woman and what she survived. The book opens in an interesting way, with the author sharing her feelings on her experiences and offering advice to others who may be in a situation that is making them uncomfortable or holding them back. I liked the positive start, especially for a book that dealt with such sorrow and dark subject matter. The first half of this memoir should not be discounted as it tells the story of a woman who spent much of her life obeying the demands of others. The abuse is terrible, at times difficult to read and there are some places where I felt the subjects were not fully explored, but in this case, I was glad. The acts of the "prophets" throughout this narrative make you internally cringe and feel surges of anger at the same time. Still, it was the latter half of the book that impressed me. There have been a lot of autobiographical memoirs published and many of them tell stories of overcoming great adversity to reach a goal or start a new life, but this one was very heartfelt and I couldn't help but root for this woman to live the rest of her life free of her confines. It was the second half of this book that really made me feel something in my core, and gave me respect for the author and her husband. She has chosen to come forward with her story to enlighten her readers about the truth of what she lived through and to try to prevent the same thing from happening to others. The author's voice was very honest, and the writing was concise and easy to read. I was in some ways surprised to find that this was a first book.Overall, this is not a light and pleasant read, but I felt it was a worthy read. I appreciate the trauma the author must have suffered and applaud her for coming forward with her story. If you wish to know more about this subject, this book is a good place to begin.

  • Sara
    2019-02-14 14:45

    I normally like reading memoirs of people who have escaped polygamous cults. This book is nothing like most of the others I have read. And that's not a good thing, and here's why.This author chose to protect all persons she wrote about, so she does not name ANY names. That makes it pretty hard to verify any of her story is true, in my opinion. Even the most villainous characters are not named. Why would you protect the bad guys??Another issue I had with this book is the author's constant "victim" tone. At every turn she points out how she was the victim of someone else's choice/behavior/verbal assault/etc. This lady was not handed a fair deck of cards, true. A lot of people are dealt a bad lot in life, but she seems to wallow in her own self-pity.However, my Main Problem with this book is that the author actually sanctioned the physical, emotional, and mental abuse of herself and her own two children. I say that because she was not raised in this cult, she was introduced into it when she was a young adult. So she had a lot of experience living in the outside world. She knew the difference between right and wrong, even if she had been brainwashed by her cult. Who lets another person harm their child, and does nothing to stop it from ever happening again???? I don't buy into the "I was so brainwashed, I didn't know I had a choice" line of thought. If she had been born and raised into the cult, maybe; but even her own son, who WAS born and raised into the cult, had the brains and the courage to stand up and say "This is not right - I am leaving!" This book is terrible. If you want to read a more factual and compelling book about the polygamous lifestyle, read the two books by Irene Spencer - "Shattered Dreams" and "Cult Insanity." Another good one is "Escape" by Carolyn Jessop.

  • Teresa
    2019-01-25 11:39

    While the topic was interesting, the execution of the story left a lot to be desired in my opinion. There was a great deal of repetition, and items which could have been expanded upon in further detail were glossed over while less interesting tidbits were expounded upon excessively. There were gaps in the information which led to more questions than answers - for example, the children seem to have attended mainstream public schools and received mainstream medical care (as did Carol), but this conflicts with the idea that nobody knew there was another way to live or exist. While they may have rejected it as being against their religion, that's not really the same as not knowing. The housing situation when Carol was essentially under house arrest was confusing as well. I had the impression the apartment was located around non-church members, which again makes me question the not knowing claims. Finally, given Carol's own upbringing - living a life outside the cult - I fail to understand how she didn't actually know life beyond the cult. Anyway, those were a few of my thoughts upon finishing. I'd love to know more (did she legally divorce the Prophet's son before re-marrying? Did she get therapy? Could she hire a P.I. to locate her older son?).All that said, it was a fast, easy read.

  • Ashley
    2019-02-11 09:59

    Carol Christie's Property, written with the help of her now husband, tells the story of her time as a "church wife" in an offshoot branch of Mormonism in Missouri. In her novel, Christie aims to give the reader a glimpse at the experiences and existance of a polygamous wife, and more specifically one that was brainwashed and coerced into a disturbing, unwanted relationship. The book is scheduled to be released April 27, 2013. Christie published this novel is hopes of shedding light on the problems with polygamy, the fate of those who are still trapped in this type of situation, and bringing awareness to why polygamy should remain illegal, be prosecuted, and be thoroughly investigated by authorities. I received a galley of this novel from the publisher prior to its release in exchange for an honest review.The book follows the traditional format of an autobiographical memoir, and retells her story beginning in her late teen years when her mother seemingly goes off the deep end, drops her fondness for alcohol and replaces it with an addiction to a fanatical religion. She is cornered into marrying their "Prophet" by her own mother, and is forced to abandon her own dreams of a normal life and pursuing her own interests. Instead, she finds herself becoming a church wife, fulfilling her "duties" which are not limited to housekeeping, childbearing, and sharing a bed with her husband, even at times while he is engaging in intercourse with his other wives.The story itself is an eye opener, and there is no shortage of dramatics and intrigue while delving into the world of a religious sect. However, throughout my reading, I couldn't help but feel as though some of the writing was missing something. Despite feeling as though the delivery was a little lackluster, I did enjoy reading about her day to day experiences, and learned more than I would have otherwise known about how an intelligent woman can be manipulated into staying in an undesirable marriage with other women, bearing children who have what seems to be innumerable half-siblings and somehow sharing responsibility for all of them. Despite the interest I had in the topic and my fondness for memoirs, Christie's voice simply did not suit my preferences. At times, she would digress from chronological order in order to explain, but in my own opinion there were times that it simply did not flow well. While she did get her point across, I found myself less emotionally moved than I would like to have been. Christie states in the beginning of the novel she does not capitalize her references to the prophet through pronouns out of respect, but one can't help but feel that way as they constantly see prophet, he, him, and his capitalized throughout the text. Between that and what felt to me as a lack of raw emotion and instead simply recalling facts, I did not feel emotionally connected to her as I do the main individuals in many books written to tug the heartstrings. Despite those things, Christie definitely has an interesting story to tell, and she does manage to keep the reader going. The fact that it is a relatively short, easy read also helps me to say that the book is worth the effort to finish, even if it could have been a little better if it pulled the reader in a bit more. The bravery that it takes to recall years of abuse and openly write about it deserves respect in itself. I find myself hoping that other members of the cult, including her son from who she is now estranged, may somehow find out about the novel and pick it up for a read. If she can persuade anyone to leave the lifestyle, the book will more than have served its purpose.

  • Mary - Buried Under Romance
    2019-01-31 13:32

    As memoirs go, this book served more as a call-to-action rather than a simple autobiography. Then again, is there ever a simple autobiography? I will not rehash the retelling of Carol Christie's years living as a Church Wife. The stated purpose of Property is "that its readers will realize how terrible the practice of polygamy is, that we do not want it in Canada...(Loc 34 of 1519)". From what I perceive upon reading this memoir, it is not so terrible the practice of polygamy, but rather fanatical religious cults where degrading practices are condoned due to one man's claim to godhood. In all fairness, what people suffer from polygamy is mostly emotional dissatisfaction that stems unwanted rivalry among the same sex for competition of a spouse. It is natural for humans to become possessive towards objects of their affections, so the practice of monogamy allows for the idea of belonging to "only one." However, judging by the retelling of events in this memoir, it took Carol Christie a long time to physically escape the cult, even when she was not forced to stay. Why was she able to withstand so long being one of several Church Wives? Why did she not simply leave the place? This delves a lot more into the psychology of cults rather than the simple practice of polygamy. Ultimately, it is a difficult criteria for which a memoir is to be judged. By the quality of its message, this book fails as persuasive propaganda against polygamy, because normal people who commit polygamy are not subjected to the terrorism displayed by the cult leader, the Prophet. There may be many who disagree with my opinion; while I in no way condone polygamy, I find this book teetering on the absurd due to the dichotomy between its contained message and intended purpose, and likely would not prove to be a moving piece of literature in any reading circle. *ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

  • Robyn Lesauvage
    2019-02-19 17:44

    PROPERTYTHE TRUE STORY OF A POLYGAMOUS CHURCH WIFEBY CAROL CHRISTIE WITH JOHN CHRISTIE160 pages Published by Dundurn Press 2013ISBN # 978-1-4597-0976-8“Anti-polygamy laws arose in Canada out of objections to the lifestyle of early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Mormons.The first Mormons came here from the United States in 1888, just two years before their church finally ended the controversial practice of male devotees taking multiple wives.Sir John A. Macdonald was Canada's prime minister at the time, and his government actively sought out religious groups to settle the country opened up by the newly built Canadian Pacific railroad.But Macdonald told the head of Canada's first Mormon colony, Charles Card, that he wanted no truck with polygamy. In 1890, as mainstream and dissenting Mormons who still favoured multiple spouses settled on the Prairies, Canada passed its first laws against polygamy. They were, if you like, Mormon-specific.” Quoted from Files from Danial Lak, CBC Staff, The Canadian PressCarol Christie, in her first book, (autobiography ) bravely and selflessly leads us into her life journey which was a devastatingly painful experience of Polygamy. Most of us would never dream of sharing this horrible, abusive personal history with anyone. She has courageously stepped out and moved forward in an heroic effort to save her own life as well as her two sons. After surviving many years of mental and physical abuse at the hands of so-called religious “leaders”, without knowing any truths about the outside world, Carol fled a life of inhumane existence. In writing this book Carol Christie has, to some extent, freed her soul and in doing so has gracefully shone a light for others to follow.

  • Stephanie F.
    2019-02-12 12:50

    This a very interesting book. It is about a woman, the writer, who was forced into a religious in her late teens. She was forced to marry the head of this sect, known as the Prophet and gave birth to two sons by him. Immediately I felt deep sympathy for this woman. She was like most young women - full of dreams and good aspirations and then she had those torn away from her. Carol Christie writes of what her life was like in this religious sect that she spent most of her life apart of. There was an overwhelming amount of verbal abuse, physical beatings, and sexual abuse. When her oldest son is in his thirties he leaves the cult. A little later so does Christie. The younger son stays with the community (and is still there as far as anyone knows). Leaving was very difficult for them because they had lived their whole lives hearing that the outside world was evil and they would suffer eternal damnation for leaving. What they found on the outside, though, was that there were kind people and organizations willing to help them assimilate and hopefully lead more fulfilling lives. I enjoyed reading about this woman's experience, even though it was heart-breaking. I think it is important to realize the truly unfortunate and dispicable situations that people have had to live. I feel like the book could have been put together better chronilogically speaking - somethings just felt out of place. Also, I hope that the author, who has lost all respect or appreciation for any organized church or religion, can one day see that they are not all bad and have done a lot of good for many people.

  • Karin
    2019-01-19 10:58

    The book is well- written and easy to understand.I had no idea that polygamy was also in Ontario!! What an eye opener.Christie is a member of an off-shoot Mormon group. When the group divides again, her family goes with the fundamentalists. The leader decides that polygamy should be practiced like in Smith's time but only by the prophet-leader. Christie ends up as one of his teen wives, thanks to her mother's insistence. Christie is not pleased as she wanted to be a nurse,not a farmer. After she has 2 kids by him she resigns herself to this lifestyle.Then the leader dies and his son takes over. He has a temper and is not afraid to verbally, emotionally and physically abuse the members of the church while at the same time telling them that if they leave the church they will go to hell. Christie often gets the raw end of the stick by this man and one day she decides to leave.One son decides to stay. Should she stay to protect and help him or go??This story made me angry- at Christie's abusive mom and passive dad who didn't get her out even tho they themselves left the church, at the Mormon church leaders for their inappropriate behaviors and finally at Christie herself for not doing more to get herself out earlier. I had to keep reminding myself that a) Christie had young children by the first prophet-leader and b) that victims of emotional and physical abuse often are so demoralized by it all that they are unable to see a way out. Esp. if your church is telling you you will go to hell if you leave.

  • Bmquiram
    2019-02-06 16:00

    Property: The true Story of a Polygamous Church Wife by Carol Christie with John Christie is a good read, but it is very sad. There were times in Carol’s story that I debated on putting the book down and not reading anymore. I was horrified at the story being told and the things she and others were forced to endure. I ultimately did finish the story and though I am glad she has found freedom and happiness I feel she deserves more. For critics who say “why didn't she just leave,” it is not that simple. There were several times during this story that I felt I would have left and that I would never have been able to deal with what Carol was forced to deal with. The thing is, that is what ‘I’ would do with my knowledge of the help available, with my strong family support, and without the brainwashing or fear of the unknown. There are many individuals who could and should be blamed, or placed responsible for what happened and continues to happen today. Carol is not one of them. I am appalled that this continues to occur today. I do somewhat understand the roadblocks law enforcement officials face. There has to be evidence or a just cause for them to investigate further. It seems the community (cult) is unwilling or unable to do this. I sincerely with Carol the best, and God Bless. I also hope and pray that she will be reunited with those she cares about that she left behind.

  • Holly
    2019-02-10 15:00

    **ARC Review*My oh my! Wow! What a heart breaking yet incredibly inspirational book! I was going into this book thinking it will be like so many other books about cults and how they escaped. But this book went into some detail on what occurred during her time in the cult. How she was forced into this religion when she was just a teenager! I cried, held my breath, found myself saying not nice words, and then breathing a sigh of relief at the end of this book. I still can't form the words that would give this book the credit that it's due. The only thing I can say is that even if you are not into Non-Fiction especially about religion or cults, this book is a MUST READ!!! Pick it up and you just might find yourself saying that there is always a way out even if you don't see one! Reading this book made me feel like I was in the same room as the author telling her story. It is very well written and will keep you captivated from page 1. It's just one of those books that is a must read even if you are not into Non-Fiction!

  • Julie McComas
    2019-02-06 18:00

    I chose to read this book because of my curiousity about the Polygamous life. I have often wondered how people join this cult, how they are swayed by the so-called prophet, and how they cannot seem to escape.I am not giving anything away when I say that this story has a happy ending, and that Mrs. Christie is out of the cult, and seems to be happily married. How else would she be able to write her story?This book was difficult to read. Wait, let me rephrase. I couldn't put this book down, because I was so wrapped up in how she was forced to leave her family, join an abusive polygamous family, and be brainwashed. The difficult part was reading about the "sexual deviance" that I would call rape, and the physical abuse everyone endured not just Mrs. Christie. I cannot even fathom a life like she has led, and am so thankful that she and one of her children were able to escape.While this is a good book, most certainly an eye-opener, I would not recommend it to just anyone. But if you are just as curious as I was, this book will be available this month, April 27, 2013.

  • Cathryn Wellner
    2019-02-11 14:45

    As someone who grew up in a branch of the LDS (aka Mormon) church, I was fascinated by this account of a splinter group in Canada. What Carol endured was achingly horrible. That she survived, left the church, and carved out a life of her own is astonishing. That she continues to believe in much of the doctrine boggles my mind.Christie was lucky. She eventually (into her 6th decade) escaped. She married a non-Mormon and carved out a satisfying life. But she is scarred by the abuse she endured. Her willingness to go public with it may help the occasional true believer caught in a web of lies. There aren't many of them, but they are victims. They (including her youngest son) may never emerge, but if they do, they will have a loving helper to get them through the hard years of adjustment.

  • Naomi Blackburn
    2019-01-21 16:55

    3.5/5 StarsRead my full review @ http://bit.ly/ZSqS2zI have to admit I have read a ton of these books. I think the better chunk of the ones written about these types of religious cults in the US. On that note, I must also admit that I was shocked re: the Canadian connections to this type of religious cult as we don't hear much about those. Although I thought the book was interesting and well written, it was very similar to its American counterparts. On that note, it was a quick read. It was a short 160+ pages that flowed smoothly. I think in total the book took me less than 2 hours to read.

  • Kelli
    2019-02-13 15:37

    Carol's story is truly horrifying. Forced into a polygamous marriage when she was a teen, she endured decades to emotional, psychological and eventually physical abuse at the hands of the so-called Prophets. I've read stories about polygamous Mormons before, but they've always happened far away - Utah or BC. I never expected this to happen here in Ontario. While the writing itself could have benefited from an editor or professional writer, Carol tells her story in straight forward and very brave and honest manner. While heart-breaking at times, it is a ultimately a story of tenacity, survival and hope.

  • Michele
    2019-01-31 13:47

    This wasn't an easy read. I've read books by other women who have escaped from polygamy: one from Bountiful, B.C. and the other from Utah. I think they were better written (no criticism of the story, here, just of the writing).I support her courage to finally leave. I can't understand what makes people stay in a church/religion like that. There were parents whose children were being beaten during church service........and nobody objected?? There were parents who gave 10 year old girls to the Prophet........why??Not sure why she couldn't name the printing company or give the exact location of the church.This book left me with more questions than answers.

  •  PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
    2019-01-31 10:58

    ** I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review**Sadly, this is a story I have heard one too many times involving polygamy relationships that are abusive. It seems that many wives are no longer putting up with the abuse & are leaving the campgrounds of these families. The story was very honest in what the author endured some being in the polygamous culture. This was a fast and easy read. I recommend it to readers who want a quick story on polygamy told by a person who lived it.

  • Natalie Pavlis
    2019-02-13 11:34

    Ended up skimming most of the book, a very surface level account made frustrating to read by her use if capitalization of "he" and "him" when referring to the prophet of their church and his successor. This seems to show a continued reverence for the men who tortured her and her family. Palmer's "Keep Sweet" is a far more compelling and heart wrenching read about the subject of escape from a polygamous cult.

  • Myrtle Siebert
    2019-02-08 15:37

    This is another of those books that every free woman should read, or at least they should be very familiar with what goes on behind closed doors in polygamous communities.PROPERTY is not a misnomer. It accurately depicts how woman in the sect were treated.Carol Christie is now happily and legally married and living in Ontario. She is building a new life of freedom after escaping the church cult in 2008 and is determined to help survivors and raise awareness about dangers of the cult.

  • Alford Wayman
    2019-02-09 10:49

    An excellent account of how religion gone wrong can turn into an abusive experience. The terrible things the author went through while involved with a Mormon breakaway cult is just one of many accounts you can find in bookstore shelves today. This book was full of information on how the leader of the cult used abuse both psychically and mentally to keep his members. One thing that was a shame to read was how a mother gave up her daughter to be the wife of this so call prophet.

  • Sue-Ellen
    2019-01-20 16:43

    I was shocked to find out that this story was based not too many hours from where we live. It is quite they eye opener and story to read. Unfortunately the writing and grammar of this book made it sometimes difficult to read and understand. Too bad because there really is a good story to be told.

  • Steve Stanton
    2019-01-29 10:56

    This true story of a woman’s escape from a polygamous Mormon cult in Ontario is written without flair in a concise and detailed account. Property will be an important contribution to the inevitable decline of any religion that limits the rights of women.

  • scott wohlhueter
    2019-02-17 17:51

    Hard lifeHard lifewhat a life for some that we through no fault of our own take for granted this book really makes you think about things.

  • Marc
    2019-02-01 13:54

    A bit repetitive in parts but a very sad, shocking story that happened and is still going on to others in Ontario!

  • Karren321
    2019-02-01 13:00

    I found this story pretty boring Did I finish it - no

  • Samantha
    2019-02-12 11:01

    First I wish that all the exclamation points could be removed! Except for maybe 2. The story is dramatic enough without grammatical emphasis. This story is unique and although repetitive it is well told. I'm glad to have read it and think the author is brave for sharing the whole process from entering the church to finally leaving.

  • Elaine Jong
    2019-02-05 10:57

    Very interesting and well written. Now I want to read her other novel The Wishcatchers but am having trouble finding it.