Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's Wife
Irene Spencer did as she felt God
commanded in marrying her
brother-in-law Verlan LeBaron, becoming
his second wife. When the
government raided the fundamentalist, polygamous
Mormon village of Short Creek, Arizona,
Irene and her family fled to
Verlan's brothers' Mexican ranch.
They lived in squalor and desolate
conditions in the Mexican desert
with Verlan's six brothers, one sister,
and numerous wives and children.
Readers will be appalled and
astonished, but most amazingly,
greatly inspired. Irene's dramatic
story reveals how far religion can
be stretched and abused and how one woman and her
children found their way out, into truth and redemption.
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Review: Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's WifeUser Review - Rhonda Mcanulty - Goodreads
This was a pretty good book. Easy to read, true life, and a little dark, my kinda book. Read full review
Review: Shattered Dreams: My Life as a Polygamist's WifeUser Review - Barb - Goodreads
I have never experienced such strong emotion from a book. Such disbelief, anger, and despair that a religion could foster such ideas and result in such horrible living conditions. I wanted to scream and shake some sense into Irene. Read full review