In a largely self-contained and secretive polygamist community where the belief is that a man marrying multiple women and having as many children as humanly possible ensures passage into heaven which in turn means that the older men with status often choose underage girls to bore those multiple children, Judith Leavitt, a third generation member, is one of the junior wives of community leader, Bishop Josiah Leavitt. They have four children of their own, plus an older, sixteen year old Charlotte Joseph, being Judith's daughter from a previous marriage. Judith was forced to divorce her first husband, who she loved and who was excommunicated for considered to be a non-believer, to marry Josiah. Judith's secret status as Josiah's favorite wife takes a turn when she tries to take an action to protect their twelve year old daughter, Alice Leavitt. Josiah temporarily banishing Judith and the kids from the house to send her a message to obey or else leads to Judith deciding to make it ...
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They're beautiful children.
I thought about leaving I-I just didn't think about this part - about what happens now.