As I write my review for this book, I almost feel guilty about giving it a 3 star rating. Ms. Williams crafted a beautiful story and I really have no complaints about it, other than the ending came a little too soon.The reason why I have a slight bias against the book is simply because I've read a couple of very powerful non-fiction stories about polygamy that simply effected me so much more. Both Carolyn Jessop and Elissa Wall have penned real life accounts of their struggles to get free from the iron grip of living in a polygamist community. After having already learned quite a bit of detail about the horrors of life inside a compound, there was nothing new or revealing left (for me) to discover in this particular story.However, I would recommend this book to anyone that likes to learn about other lifestyles in fiction form instead of through a personal account. If you don't really have a clue what goes on inside of one of these communities, you might be surprised. Williams must have done her homework because there were a few examples of real life experiences that I have read about in the past. There was one scene that might have even brought tears to my eyes had I not already known about what was going to happen.This book would have been exceptional had she added just a little bit more detail about day-to-day life inside the compound. I also would have loved a more drawn out ending. I don't always need closure, but I do need to feel like the chapter was complete, and I just never really got that feeling.