Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Season of Sacrifice, by Tristi Pinkston

Author Tristi Pinkston writes history as though she'd been there. Her books carry a sense of place and time that belie her youth, and make a reader believe the author must be a sage of many years. Her new book, "Season of Sacrifice," was a compelling read with many emotional twists and turns. It gets to the heart of a controversial lifestyle that some see as barbaric and others view as supremely loving. Whether you agree with it or not, polygamy has been a part of Utah’s history, and Pinkston uses her proven skill with words to portray the close bond between sisters that builds up to the breaking point when the oldest sister’s husband proposes to the younger sister. As a reader, I could not imagine how the heartbreak caused by the emotional rift could ever be resolved. But Pinkston managed it with her characteristic flair.

Woven into the tale of affairs of the heart is the incredible story of a tenacious group of settlers who would not let an impossible pass through a natural hole in the rock remain impossible. Their journey is an inspiration to anyone who faces obstacles of any size in their life.

When you reach the end of Pinkston’s story, all the more remarkable because it is true, you are left with a sense of wonder and a renewed belief in the power of love.

Get your copy of the wonder and miracle of love, "Season of Sacrifice," at


JM said...

Nice review. :) I can't wait to read the book myself.


Cheryl said...

This is an excellent book. I couldn't put it down. I blame Tristi for the lack of sleep I experienced over several nights. LOL!


Danyelle Ferguson said...

Shirley - I enjoyed your review. Thanks for sharing.

Framed said...

I enjoyed Tristi's book as well. It was a well-thought treatment of polygamy and a great way to learn more of the history of Utah.

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