Friday, July 25, 2014

Blog Tour: Wife Number Seven by Melissa Brown


Lipstick. Bright, red lipstick. Nothing but lipstick. Even though it’s against our faith to wear a color that screams of sexual promiscuity and deviant behavior, I’m not allowed to protest. But, I want to. So badly.

You see, there’s more to me than the braid that spills down my back. More to me than the layers of heavy fabric that maintain my modesty. And so much more than the oppressive wedding band that adorns my finger--the same band that each of my sister wives wear. So much more. To protest would be sinful. I must keep sweet, that is my duty.

So I’ll wear the lipstick. I’ll do as I’m told. And I’ll do my best to silence the resistance within me, to push him from my mind. If only my heart would do the same.

My 5 Star Review
When you were raised to think that everyone outside your community was bound to an eternity of punishment and misery, it shaped your expectations. I’d always expected to see misery upon their sinning faces. I’d always expected hatred to spew from their mouths. I’d always expected shriveled skin, bags under their eyes, anything that would indicate misery of the body, of the vessel God had created.

Brinley is the main character in this book. She is stuck in a way of life that she internally struggles with and a life she do desperately wants to be free of. She is beautiful, smart and she is strong and different from the others. The world she wants lies outside the compound.

This is a journey of a young woman’s journey to make her life her own. A very emotional journey of fear, excitement, truth, bravery and love.

“Then let’s figure this out. “ He pressed his forehead to mine. “They don’t deserve you, Brin. They don’t.”

This isn't like any of Melissa’s other stories.  She is showing a bit of her dark side which I LOVED. She knocked my socks off. I couldn't put this book down. I felt every single emotion that was running through Brinley.

I have always been curious about polygamy. It is a culture with different beliefs and a different outlook on things and also very religious. In a way it would be nice to have the extra help around the house but then having to share your husband with several other women? I couldn't even imagine. Melissa made this world come to life for me and did it in such a classy way.

All I have to say is BUY THIS BOOK! READ THIS BOOK and be prepared to have your MIND BLOWN!


Melissa Brown was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. She attended the University of Illinois and is the mother of two fantastic kids. She’s an avid reader who enjoys making handmade gifts for her family and friends, as well as baking and painting. She speaks fluent movie quotes from the 1980s and ’90s.Her romance titles include Bouquet Toss, Champagne Toast, Picturing Perfect and Unwanted Stars. She is currently developing a Young Adult series called Sorority of Three.

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