Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley seems to have mixed reviews, even from my trusted blogger friends.
But I’m not mixed about my feelings in the least. This book was amazing! Dark and full of desperation and sadness, for sure.
Amity & Sorrow is a story about two sisters, Amity, age 12, and Sorrow, older, but unsure of her exact age, who escape with their mother Amaranth from a dangerous polygamous cult.
Amaranth, first wife of fifty wives, decides it’s time to escape when she realizes a few hard truths.
Amity and Sorrow have a difficult time adjusting to life in the “real world” outside of the cult, and Sorrow resists wholeheartedly.
This story is about the cult, sexual perversions (but not graphic), sorrow, and trying to create a new life in a world with many unknowns.
I don’t think this book is for everyone. It’s dark, creepy, depressing. But it’s a unique book and very interesting, if you can handle the hopelessness it induces.
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