WARNING- This story is based on real events and is dedicated to the men and women of Holding Out Help, an organization assisting those escaping from forced polygamy and abuse within the FLDS compounds. The first month’s proceeds from this book will be donated to this organization in appreciation for all the information given during the process of this book’s research. Please note that the characters and the story are fiction, and any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental.
Life or Death. The decision was made the moment Liberty stepped foot outside the gates of the compound and ducked the sentry’s lights. She only had a few hours before dawn to make it to the safety of Nevada’s border before her absence would be discovered. At that time, the vicious and merciless ‘God Squad’ would be sent to hunt her down and bring her back for a punishment worse than death.
One of the FLDS cult’s countless children forced into an abusive plural marriage to a man old enough to be her grandfather; Liberty’s been warned that if she doesn’t produce children, then she would meet an ‘unfortunate incident.’ Having experienced the heinous treatment by those in the compound, Liberty is more than willing to take the risk with the Outsiders and seek a new life free of pain and suffering.
She is rescued by Jerrod Stockton and his younger brother, Justice, who operate a Safe House program for runaways. They, along with Jerrod’s wife, Robin give her a life and a family she never had—one filled with love and acceptance rather than malice and derision.
Life with the Stocktons is filled with both joy and confusion. Liberty is shown the truth of real, unconditional love, faith and the value of discipline yet she still struggles with the indoctrinated beliefs that leave her feeling she has no value or worth if she fails to blindly obey the edicts proclaimed from the incarcerated prophet’s jail cell.