"Stolen Innocence" by Elissa Wall

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  1. ljwf22

    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    Has anyone else read this book? I bought it Friday and couldn't put it down. She's the child 'bride' behind the Warren Jeffs trial. I am in awe of her determination and spirit.
     
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  3. gitana1

    gitana1 Verified Attorney

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    Yeah, I just finished it too. I posted something about it in the thread regarding whether the raid was justified or not. I too was amazed by this girl's strength. Can you imagine leaving your family, your beloved mother, your life, everything you have ever known as well as the possibility for salvation, behind? She was so young when she got out. I don't think I would have been strong enough. This woman is incredible.
     
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    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    I can't even imagine the life this cult leads. She'd already seen the destruction of her family due to 'the prophet', was being forced to live with an abusive man and discouraged from seeing her family who still believed. The power truly corrupted this sect. It was inspiring enough to get out but then to face in court the scum who caused it all was justice.
     
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    cheko1 New Member

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    I also just finished the book.....
    It just made you shudder didn't it? Poor girl was so young!
    I hope WJ never sees the light of day again.
     
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    cheko1 New Member

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    Another thought I had while reading the book was its no wonder she has 4 miscarriages being married to her 1st cousin. Wonder why WJ never thought about that?
     
  7. ljwf22

    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    I'm not sure WJ (talk about a poisonous snake!) even knew. She didn't even tell her 'husband' until the marriage was ending. I think the 'marriage' was ordered to keep Allen happy and Elissa under control. She was on '48 Hours' last night and I was even more impressed.
     
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    Yes your correct! I forgot she hadn't told her husband.

    She is doing a great job on the circuit. The poor girl has been to hell & back.
     

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