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An Unseemly Wife Audiobook

An Unseemly Wife

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Not all journeys come to an end....

1867: Ruth Holtz has more blessings than she can count - a loving husband, an abundant farm, beautiful children, and the warm embrace of the Amish community. Then, the English arrive, spreading incredible stories of free land in the West and inspiring her husband to dream of a new life in Idaho. Breaking the rules of their Order, Ruth’s husband packs up his pregnant wife and their four children and joins a wagon train heading west. Though Ruth is determined to keep separate from the English, as stricture demands, the harrowing journey soon compels her to accept help from two unlikely allies: Hortence, the preacher’s wife, and the tomboyish, teasing Sadie. But as these new friendships lead to betrayal, what started as a quest for a brighter future ends with Ruth making unthinkable sacrifices, risking faith and family, and transforming into a woman she never imagined she’d become.

©2014 Elizabeth Bradley Moore (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    James Palmer, AK, United States 02-14-17
    James Palmer, AK, United States 02-14-17 Member Since 2010
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The first part up until the ending is all right. I cared about these folks like I'd care about my own siblings. Too much time was spend reminiscing for Ruth-- I understand that the past made her the person she was and it was the only way she could make sense of the world, but still... I would gift it to a woman on bedrest if I knew she could handle the complications that happen...


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I want to banish whomever came up with the ending to an island.


    Have you listened to any of Natalie Gold’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Natalie Gold is a phenomenal speaker and reader. I listened to her read the Magnus Flyte books-- she was great then, too, but I liked the Magnus Flyte books better.


    Did An Unseemly Wife inspire you to do anything?

    I wanted to hop in a covered wagon and tour the country. No, I wanted to become Amish... not really. It gave me greater compassion for a lady in my church who left the Amish. I didn't realize what she did when she left the fold, leaving her family, getting shunned, and perhaps treated poorly. I'm going to make sure to send one of my kids over when she gives birth to take care of her garden for her as her own family is actively shunning her.


    Any additional comments?

    The ending annoyed me. The author had me until the end. I was hoping that there would be more. That is a good thing, right? I wish it went on a little longer. I wish that we knew more about Sadie.

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