Don't you just want to go there in real life?
Here is how the book is introduced on the cover:
An encounter with a Mormon missionary and his unusual message of a "restored gospel" leaves Richard Kenyon, a young Methodist minister, questioning his life's work when he cannot deny a growing testimony of this peculiar American religion.What this blurb doesn't tell you are the parts of the book that I liked best. Perhaps the greatest character was Pastor Kenyon's wife, who was the epitome of a loving and doting wife, but was torn when she didn't believe in the choices her husband was making. I loved seeing where the book took her. Kenyon's business loving brother lives in his own hell with an overly controlling wife and even though he is very smart, he seems so ignorant at how to break destructive cycles. I found myself wishing for a 19th century therapist to save his family. Perhaps the story-line I enjoyed the most was the one of the bar-tending girl. I won't tell you more about her because it will give away some of the best parts of the story.
The only thing I would change about this book was the predictability in the characters, but I was really happy with the ending. So if I had to take one or the other I would take the perfect ending. Most authors don't satisfy me in the conclusion, but I was more than satisfied this time around. I even learned a little Welsh.