The author of bestseller Escape returns with a moving and inspirational tale of her life after she heroically fled the cult that almost destroyed her life . . .
Five years after she escaped the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with her eight children, Carolyn Jessop found herself and the cult in full view of millions the world over. Texas police had raided the 1700-acre Yearning for Zion Ranch run by Carolyn's ex-husband Merril Jessop. Now one of the cult's most powerful leaders, Merril fought tooth and nail to prevent the authorities and Carolyn exposing the hidden and abusive world of his extremist religious sect.
In this second memoir, Jessop tells the real, harrowing story behind the raid and sets the record straight about the aftermath. She recounts the tragic setbacks – including her daughter's return to the cult – as well as the successes and explores how her own life has helped others find the courage to speak out, take on adversity wherever it may be found and to ultimately triumph in their own lives.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 10 / 2011