Carol Lynch Williams was signing copies of The Chosen One at Midwinter in Denver and I was thrilled to receive one. The topic of the book, an extreme fundamental belief that polygamy is the only way to Heaven, is fascinating. Kyra, age 13, is one of her father's 20 children with his three wives. The Prophet has a vision that Kyra should be the seventh wife of her 60-year-old uncle. Through flashbacks of events that Kyra calls her "sins," as well as scenes of her life leading up to the wedding, we see Kyra learn that she can make different choices. But, is she willing to leave her family behind and reach out into the unknown?
This books is due to be published and for sale on May 12, 2009.