Story Rating: *****
Cover Rating: A
This book is a set of memoirs about a woman who grew up in the radical polygamist cult, the FLDS church. It details not only what she goes through, but also how she planned and executed her escape. I’ve always been fascinated with the study of cults and what they do to convince followers to enact some of the strange acts/customs associated with them. This book offers insight into that, as well as the suffering of a woman who was forced into becoming a 50-year-old man’s fourth wife. Giving birth to eight children in fifteen years? And the behind-the-scenes details about how she was or was not allowed to interact with her own child? Insanity.
This story is heart-breaking, informative, and offers an HEA of sorts. I applaud Jessop for being brave enough to escape, and am glad she shared her tale with the world.
The cover is eye-catching and offers an accurate depiction of what readers should expect to find within the book.