Emma of Aurora

Kirkpatrick, Jane. Emma of Aurora (Complete Trilogy). Colorado Springs, CO: WaterBrook Press. 2006, 2007, 2008.

emmaEmma has grown restless due to the strict rules of her religious society. After questioning her leader and pushing against the society’s norms, she finds herself traveling to the location for the community’s new colony. Along the way, she must learn to live with a husband she barely knows and raise her children in the middle of her conflict with her community.

The trilogy that outlines Emma’s story reads almost as a journal. The plot doesn’t move quickly and contains little action. The narrative is designed to reveal Emma’s inner thoughts. While the reader gains a deep understanding of Emma’s character, the design makes for a slower yet interesting read. I found the included maps and summary of characters from the front of the trilogy to be both helpful and insightful. If reading the story of Emma, be sure to read the full trilogy in order to gain the complete view of her life. An interesting tidbit – the trilogy was based off an actual historical figure.

3.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Emma of Aurora from Waterbrook Press for my honest review*


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