An interesting futuristic take on Hawthorne's 'Scarlet Letter'. The religious right have worked their way into the government and hold tremendous influence on U.S. citizens -- does this seem so futuristic? No, not really....many of the elements of this story are uncomfortably relevant today. The premise of the book is good, but the last half of the book feels rushed. Many times I thought, "Really?" Characters change too rapidly in order to move the plot along. Worth reading, however. The story did hold my attention until the end -- I just wish Jordan would have developed Hannah's character toward the end of the book as well as she did in the beginning, even if this would have meant a longer novel.