This book takes away from the spirit and I would not recommend it to anyone; there are too many false and/or misrepresented facts.
First red flag for this book is that it is published by Signature Books, NOT a reputable company for good LDS literature. In fact, many LDS bookstores have pulled some signature books off shelves because of their questionable material. The second red flag with this book is that I found when I started reading, the spirit left the room. This book has a lot of false and/or misrepresented facts. If you really want to learn about Joseph Smith, there are much better books out there. This is not a book to read. It only takes away from the spirit and I do not recommend it to anyone.
So here’s a question to our Mormon friends out there: What alternative book would you recommend that focuses on the known wives of Joseph Smith and yet doesn’t “take away from the spirit”? Would you expect to find a book on such a subject that makes you feel good about Joseph Smith?