His Favorite Wife Trapped in Polygamy Author:Susan Ray Schmidt His Favorite Wife is the heart-stopping, inspirational narrative of a courageous fifteen year-old girl who becomes the sixth wife in a polygamous marriage. Cascading with well-developed characters, this true story will capture your soul and imagination as the author reveals how a group of kind-hearted, sincere people are led to embrace this cont... more »roversial lifestyle in their pursuit of the highest degree of glory. Laced with surprising brush-strokes of humor, this heart-rending saga will take its readers on a journey that outsiders whisper of and shudder about. It answers the question that a polygamist's wife is asked countless times: How can you tolerate sharing your husband? In North America today there are over thirty thousand polygamists. Many of them lead secret lives in their attempt to hide from society and U.S. laws. Their women are taught that obedience, unquestioning acceptance of polygamy, and giving birth to huge families of children to follow in their parent's footsteps, will assure them a celestial crown. Few search out truth for themselves, but trustingly follow their prophet. Susan's book deals with this head-in-the-sand ignorance. She too, was one of these women.« less
This book sent me through an entire range of emotions. Admiration for the courage of Susan Ray. Anger at the egos of the men who participate in polygamy for their own satisfaction while cloaking it in religion. Sadness for the many women and children who are trapped in this lifestyle.
I cried, I raged and yet I could not put the book down. This story takes the reader on an emotional journey that is not always easy.