/ Key title The devastating account of three sisters, torn apart and forced to suffer abuse and exploitation at the hands of a community that robbed them of their childhood. They reveal three lives, separate but entwined, that have experienced unspeakable horror, unrelenting loyalty and unforgettable courage. / This book is a shocking and moving real-life story that moves the inspirational memoir into fascinating new territory, exposing the world of religious cults. / Written from the unique viewpoint of three sisters - a new approach in inspirational memoirs. / The hardback sold over 10k copies in the first month of publication and reached number 5 on the Sunday Times bestsellers list. / The hardback received extensive publicity and further interviews, reviews and features will appear in women's magazines and other national and regional press on publication of the paperback. / Juliana is taking part in a BBC TV documentary currently in development. / We will work with the author's website to promote the paperback. / Competition: Little Prisoner by Jane Elliot (978-0-00-720893-7 pb); Don't Tell Mummy by Toni Maguire (978-0-00-722374-9 hb); One Child by Torey Hayden (978-0-00-719905-1 pb)
Kristina, Celeste and Julianna were all born into the cult The Children of God to the same father, David Jones, who remains a member of the organisation. Kristina and Celeste share the same mother. The three girls were separated from each other and their mothers at an early age and lived in various missions throughout the world under the 'care' of various foster parents. Both Kristina and Celeste were eventually able to escape the cult and study psychology at university. Julianna remained in the cult until well into her twenties, when falling pregnant provided the catalyst to make her escape. Julianna now works in Uganda, where she remains in contact with her remaining siblings in the cult.
'A chilling account of life in the grip of a sinister madness.' Daily Mail.