Thursday, October 3, 2013
Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin: A Memoir by Nicole Hardy
Captivating, open, honest and real. This is a hearfelt memoir of a woman who grew up in the Mormon religion and was taught that a woman's goal in life should be to marry and have children. But, she wants more out of life than that. She wants to write and travel and she does not want to have children, which is seen as blasphemy by the Mormons. She chronicles her lifetime and her struggles with lust, believing the church's teachings that lust is wrong outside of marriage, her struggles with not wanting the life that her church taught was necessary for salvation, failed relationships with men and the freedom she enjoyed once she left the Mormon church. The book is well-written, intriguing, fascinating, sad and joyous and I thouroughly enjoyed it. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.