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In this courageous memoir, Elissa Wall, the star witness against polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, tells her inspirational story of how she emerged from the confines of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) and helped bring one of America's most notorious criminals to justice.
Detailing how Jeffs's influence over the church twisted its already rigid beliefs in dangerous new directions, Wall portrays the inescapable mind-set which forced her to wed her first cousin at age fourteen, pressured her to follow Jeffs's directives, and, once she married, encouraged her to submit to her husband in "mind, body, and soul." For over three years she suffered at the hands of her husband, until one snowy night when a chance encounter with a stranger set in motion a friendship that eventually gave her the strength to break free of the church and come forward against Jeffs, so that girls still inside might be spared her cruel fate.
More than a tale of survival and freedom, Stolen Innocence is the story of one heroic woman who stood up for what was right and reclaimed her life.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
This is a heartfelt book about Elissa Wall's escape from the FLDS. I admire her courage in sharing her story. Must read!Published 8 days ago by Monique
I couldn't put this one down. Raw life as a female in a notorious cult. It will leave you shaking.Published 10 days ago by Mary Raynor
Thank you Elissa for your courage in sharing your life with us. I learned a lot about the FLDS. This book is very well written and kept my attention until the end.Published 11 days ago by MAK
This brave young woman tells an amazing story of survival and triumph.Published 12 days ago by Debbie Morris
It was very eye opening. I had no idea such things went on. This definitely should be stopped!Published 24 days ago by Dale Clayton
You will not want to put this book down.
I enjoyed reading it even though it was hard to believe that this was all going on and no one could put a stop to it. Read more
I'm LDS and were taught not to read this "trash" but I do believe everyone needs to read this!Published 25 days ago by REBECCA W.
Very interesting book and sad to hear how the girls/women were treated.Published 25 days ago by NSGS