Their prophet Daniel leads them all,
keeps them safe from the evil world Outside,
…if only what he said were true.
Imagine growing up in an isolated religious community, self-reliant, protected, safe in the desert away from an entire world of unbelievers.
Finally old enough to be paired in Matrimony by the leader who knows everything, absolutely everything, about you.
Except this prophet is a conman and every youth in the community is in grave danger.
How far will we follow those who promise safety from everyone not like us?
My book talk: Safe in New Jerusalem from the outside world’s sins, Miriam and other teens are excited for the first marriage ceremonies of their generation.
But it’s not Caleb who chooses her, despite the dreams she reported to leader Daniel for years.
New husband Aaron isn’t who she thought, and neither is Daniel.
Who knows the truth here?
Cult or community in the California desert, its secrets are deep… told alternately by Miriam and Caleb.