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    Carolyn Jessop(Author)

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In the closed world of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, Carolyn Jessop was forced to obey her controlling husband's every demand. She had no money, no power and existed as one of six wives battling for her husband's attention.

For seventeen years Carolyn suffered for the sake of her children. She tried to protect them as the cult's new leader, Warren Jeffs, started marrying girls off younger and younger. But when Carolyn discovered that her twelve-year-old daughter had spent three days at Jeffs' home, she knew she had to do everything in her power to take her children and flee.

At 35 Carolyn escaped. This is her harrowing - and ultimately triumphant - story

Riveting, compulsive reading -- ElleSo compelling. An incredible memoir -- Daily Mail

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  • PDF | 448 pages
  • Carolyn Jessop(Author)
  • Penguin (3 Jan. 2008)
  • English
  • 5
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Rofrano on 25 July 2008

    This is a truly frightening book, which shows the appalling lengths people subvert so-called religion for their own ends, but also an extremely gripping one. You see how brainwashing can lead people into believing the most terrible tosh. Thankfully Carolyn managed to escape, but there are hundreds more left behind without hope of a decent life (and part of the problem is that they don't really know what a decent life is). Perhaps even more amazing and disgraceful is the apparent collusion of the USA authorities in allowing such practices to continue.

  • By am henderson on 8 August 2017

    Amazing woman, words cannot express my admiration for her - to escape an abusive husband, sister wives and cult, with all her children and work towards such a positive and inspiring outcome - actually cried at the kindness of people who helped her through this.

  • By Maude on 17 June 2013

    A friend told me about this book so I decided to purchase it and thoroughly enjoyed reading it, I can recommend it.

  • By Guest on 18 July 2017

    This book is unputdownable!

  • By M. Ash on 5 May 2008

    Having heard Carolyn Jessop on Radio 4 earlier this year I was intrigued to read her book. This is not one of the run of the mill battered wife books - far from it. What shines through is the bravery and courage of one woman who in the face of seemingly insummountable odds, continued to fight for her life and those of her children too - she never gave up - never. It is also an honest insight into a way of life so far removed from modern day America. One of those books I couldn't put down, totally captivating. I hope that some of the women currently dealing with the challenges at the YFZ ranch in Texas have the courage to read her words and follow her lead to a better life. And, I hope this makes the American authorities sit up and do more to help the victims of this awful regime.


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