elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

A Bigger Love: Book One by Liahona

An interesting novella, above all for the unusual plot, about the teenagers who are cast out of their homes in polygamous compounds throughout southern and eastern Utah. Jarom is one of those teenagers and Brett is the sheriff of a nearby small-town who “collects” these kids and give them a chance to a better life. Mostly Brett is a passing figure, someone the kids soon forget as soon as they enter the real world. But Jarom didn’t forget Brett and when it’s time for him to come back to retrieve his stepsister, he will find out that neither Brett forgot him.

More than Book One this is basically a sample of the whole book. There is a lot still to be said, for example to give a bit of background to Brett that, even if is quite a nice character, is not fully developed. Sure, we know he is coming from a similar past like Jarom and his brothers, but all his “sexual” background is pretty blurry; apparently he is bisex, or maybe he has not many chance to find a male companion. In a case or the other, Jarom seems to be the right man, or at least he is now, 5 years later, when he is almost finished with his study and at the beginning of his professional career. And here lay the second issue, how is it possible for Jarom to live in small-town USA where there is no actually space for him and his future expectations, other than on the love department?

It would be interesting to see how the author will develop this story, in the meantime the beginning is quite good.


Amazon Kindle: A Bigger Love: Book One
Publisher: Rainbow Trail Press (October 11, 2011)

Reading List: http://www.librarything.com/catalog_bottom.php?tag=reading list&view=elisa.rolle
Tags: author: liahona, genre: contemporary, length: novella, review

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