by Richard Holzapfel
I read Women of Nauvoo several years ago when going through some texts on Mormon history. I can't remember where I got it from- the public library, or borrowed from someone's private collection? It is well-researched, based on letters, diaries, and minutes from the Relief Society meetings. Covering a wide range of subjects, it describes the daily life of women in Nauvoo, their different roles in contributing to build up the city, participation in the church and how they organized themselves. Although the accounts of their contributions and efforts are inspiring, the writing that describes them is not at all. In fact, it's very dull. So I found it difficult to enjoy reading this book. However, if you want to learn more about the history of the LDS Church, or the part that women played in its "beautiful city", Women of Nauvoo is a fairly good resource.
Rating: 2/5 ........ 225 pages, 1992