24 March 2011
Book Review Mirage by Jeanette Grant-Thomson
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.
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.