THE BRIDE’S HOUSE is home to three very different young women across three generations of the same family. Each has a secret. Each generation has secrets. The secrets are eventually revealed (but not by me!) and show how the keeping, or telling, of a secret can affect an entire generation and even succeeding generations. Sandra Dallas is a writer of people, complete with foibles, warts and generosity of character. In THE BRIDE’S HOUSE she has woven a fascinating tale of love, deceit, passion, heartache, callousness, generosity, forgiveness, redemption and the women who are affected and affect others. The three women – Nealie, Pearl and Susan – are complete individuals surrounded by fully fleshed out characters.
The plot is believable and interesting. Book groups will love this book that spans a century – from 1880 to 2000 – and a changing country -- from a rough and tumble mining town to a sophisticated Denver.
5 of 5 stars