Where the Story Starts

May 26, 2019

Recommended: Meh

Summary: A woman’s questioning of her deceased father’s journal that webs a new friendship of different society types.

Thoughts: The writing is very descriptive, so the reader can visualize the story; however, I felt the timing of hopping from past to present was a bit off–better segues were needed. The book was not gripping and although I did not bond with the characters, I did appreciate the friendship that grew.

The most interesting part of the book was the author’s comment at the end, “I found it hard to believe that anyone could get away with living a double life but when I dug a littler deeper, I discovered that bigamy is not that uncommon.” Really???

Clark, Imogen
Realistic Fiction
Pages: 336
Expected Publish Date: June 2019

Additional Findings:
Based on the author’s bigamy comment, I had to research, as I find this a bit unbelievable.

What is the difference between bigamy and polygamy? In a nutshell, per Wikipedia, bigamy the spouses are not aware of each other (as in this book) and in polygamy the spouses are aware of each other. An interesting note from the article, “…adultery is not illegal…”. Very good point.

According to Jennifer Dobner‘s article in 2013, there appears to be a conflict between State and Federal law, “U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled…law violates both the First Amendment’s clause ensuring religious rights and the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause designed to ensure liberty.”

#WhereTheStoryStarts was electronically gifted by #NetGalley for my review. #Books #BookReviews #Review

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