Sunday, May 13, 2018

Review: The Polygamist's Daughter by Anna LeBaron

4 stars for The Polygamist's Daughter by Anna LeBaron.

AT AGE NINE, I had forty-nine siblings.

This first sentence is what propels me to read the heart-wrenching life story of Anna LeBaron, one where normalcy as we know it, meets her only somewhere in the middle of her narrative.

Grown up in polygamy with no idea of the truth, Anna lives a life characterized by fear, chaos, and insecurity. Though trained to simply do as she is told without voicing her opinions or speak of her desires, needs and longings, Anna somehow finds the courage to take matters into her own hands and make a life changing decision at a tender age of thirteen.

Does the above pique your interest and entice you to find out more about the culture and practice of polygamy or how the author finally breaks free from her childhood chains of polygamy? I hope it does. Because this book will make us appreciate our lives and be thankful for life's simple pleasures.

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 21 Mar 2017


One of more than fifty children of infamous polygamist cult leader Ervil LeBaron, Anna LeBaron endured abandonment, horrific living conditions, child labor, and sexual grooming. At age thirteen, she escaped the violent cult, gave her life to Christ, and sought healing.

Having known for years that she needed to tell her story—getting the words out of her heart and onto the page, Anna is thrilled to finally get her book into the hands of her readers. In her powerful memoir, she tells of her experiences growing up in a cult and how she ultimately realized that she wanted something more for her life.

*Blurb from author's website*

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