Book ‘The Prophet’s Wife’ by Libbie Grant

PDF Excerpt 'The Prophet's Wife - A Novel of an American Faith' by Libbie Grant
A Novel of an American Faith
A sweeping, lyrical tale of historical fiction that tells the unbelievable story of the early days of the Mormon church through the eyes of the woman who saw it all—Emma, the first wife of the prophet Joseph Smith. In 1825, in rural Pennsylvania, Emma Hale marries an itinerant treasure-digger, a man who has nothing but a peep-stone in his pocket and a conviction that he can speak directly to God. His name is Joseph Smith and in a few short years, he will found his own religion, gather zealous adherents by the tens of thousands, and fracture Emma’s life and faith. While the Mormon religion finds its feet and runs beyond the grasp of its founder, Emma struggles to maintain her place in Joseph’s...
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (March 1, 2022)  Pages: ‎480 pages  ISBN-10: 0063070626  ISBN-13: 978-0063070622  ASIN:‎ B0953M2HZQ

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Libbie Grant has been passionate about American history–especially the early days of the Mormon Church–from a young age. She was raised in the Latter-day Saint faith and has deep roots in Mormon culture, though she is no longer a practicing member. Under her pen name, Olivia Hawker, she is a Washington Post bestselling author and a finalist for the Washington State Book Award and the WILLA Literary Award for Historical Fiction. She lives in the San Juan Islands with her husband, Paul.