A friend of mine read Sixteen Brides and recommended it to me. Since I had it on my shelf to read for review, I decided to take her advice and read it now.
When I first began reading this book, I was a little confused about the characters. There were too many to keep up with. After a while, though, the number dwindled and it was easier to follow. I still felt that the writing was somewhat disjointed, however, and a lot of the phrasing seemed awkward. I had trouble many times understanding what was happening. The book just did not flow well for me.
I did like the stories of the women and how they interacted with each other. The male characters were equally enjoyable and I like how the author showed the Christians as not so perfect and in need of forgiveness. That was refreshing. I have read others by this author, and although I don't think it was her best work, I will not hesitate to read another book written by her. If I rated this one on a scale of one to five, I would give it a three.
(I received this book from Bethany House for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are completely my own.)