Bride Two Soon blurb:
What happens when two life long best friends Mollie, and Beth Anne find themselves married to the same old fashioned man?
Can they remain friends? Will jealousy get the best of them? Will their husband be able to fix the problem with a good old fashioned spanking, or two?
Bride Two Soon is about forming a polygynist triad in a religiously "gated community" – not literally gated, but effectively. It has lots of spankings of both "wives," and plenty of tension and conflict as the three try to put their lives in order together. Since polygyny is acceptable in their community, it's expected for them to work it out…somehow.
I like what this book represents: a different, wholesome way of life, where multiple “wives” are accepted and the outside, average world isn’t a party to their personal relationships. I could really get on my soapbox here and write a laundry list of why polygyny ought to be acceptable, even in these modern feminist times, but I won’t. And Bride Two Soon stays clear of proselytizing as well. In Jamison’s world the tale is all that matters, and if the reader accepts that this is a story about another lifestyle, they’ll be spellbound.
The story is romantic and loving; there is no explicit sex. My feeling is that Rayanna was avoiding such scenes, and avoiding straying into erotic menage. Her story was crisp and shiny and didn't need sex to make it whole.
1. When you picked up Bride Two Soon, did you expect it to have sexual menage? If so, what made you expect that?
2. When you think about a polgynist triad, do you think about the legal aspects?
3. Considering polygamy in general, do you feel that some sort of sex among multiple partners is likely to happen? (I don't mean flitting from flower to flower, but rather having all the flowers at the same time.)
4. Jealousy is a main theme in the book. Do you feel that jealousy is inevitable among polygamist partners?
5. Could you ever see yourself in a polygamist partnership? Why or why not?
6. When you finished reading Bride Two Soon, did you find yourself questioning how children can become socialized, stable citizens, despite having two (or more) mothers?
I highly recommend this book, and hope that you'll take the time to read it, if you haven't already. Partnerships like those portrayed need some time in the sun, too.