24 March 2011

Book Review Mirage by Jeanette Grant-Thomson

Product Description:
Miriam is desperate. Her mind is a fog of drug-induced forgetfulness. She has forgotten her past, her family, even who she is. But who is the disturbingly familiar girl in the shopping centre?
Enmeshed in Soleternity, a cult in the Queensland outback, Miriam is pregnant, She believes her future - and that of her baby- lies with the cult.
Miriam loves Sol…but is Sol good and inspired, or a ruthless cult leader?
Bronwyn is determined to rescue Miriam. She has not bargained on falling in love with the journalist helping her.
Away from Soleternity, Miriam faces conflicts. Sol…Soleternity… and now Anna and Christianity. How can she know the truth? Who is to be trusted?
A story of hope. A journey from desperation to peace and joy. 

My review:
I wasn't sure if I would like this book so it did take me a little while to get to read this book but then I started it and would put it down only to pick it up within a few minutes. I read the book in one Saturday afternoon and wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next. This is a book I would recommend others read as it deals with how easy it is for people to get involved in a cult but how hard it is to leave and when you do leave how hard it is to break ties with the cult. I loved Miriam's struggle and felt for her. Through the book Jeanette explains how someone trying to break away from a cult feels and shows thought patterns. Besides being a great book this is a great tool for everyone to better educate them about cults or also if you know someone dealing with a family member or friend in a cult give them hope. This is one of my top reads so far for this year.


sheri said...

I found your interview with Jeanette so interesting. She sounds like a wonderful person as well as a good writer. I am familiar with Teen Challenge here in the U.S. It is a great program. Sheri Richter

Lyn Cote said...

Very interesting interview. Jeanette was fortunate to have a supportive father. Don't enter me in the drawing. I'm an author so I think it should go to a reader.:-)

Janet Tronstad said...

Jeannette writes some powerful books! Thanks for sharing about her, Jenny. And ditto what Lyn said -- don't put me in the drawing, but do tell Jeannette I think she's chosen some wonderful topics.

authorkathyeberly said...

Mirage sounds like a powerful novel. Praise the Lord that Jeannette had support from her father. Thank you for sharing more about her. I agree with Lyn and Janet, the book should go to a reader!

Ruth Axtell Morren said...

Both your books sound like great witnessing tools.

Wyn said...

What a wonderful interview. I'm so glad that you are highlighting an Australian author. The book sounds very interesting and quite the witnessing tool. Since I live in Canada, don't put me in the draw, the postage is way too much but thanks for holding a draw.


Jeanette said...

Thanks so much for all the positive feedback. It always helps, doesn't it!

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