7 Jan 2008

New Book Tells How One Sought Heaven, but Discovered Hell

In Reflections of Her Mountain Look, Linda French relates the heroic story of one woman's struggle to expose the evil of a religious cult and a judicial system that failed her

Decatur, IL (PRWEB) January 5, 2008 -- Linda French's new book, Reflections of Her Mountain Look, is the biography of her dear friend, Jenny, who fell victim to deceitful promises of a God-filled religious life-style. After 18 months she was excommunicated from what turned out to be a cult lifestyle, but it took nearly six years to unweave the entanglement and over 20 years before she could share her traumatic experiences.

This book is more than a narrative biography of one woman's struggle to free herself from the powerful grip of the cult leader and his captive followers on a Tennessee mountainside. Her story divulges shocking information about cult life: the brainwashing that often takes place along with the physical, emotional and sexual abuse that frequently occurs.

Steve Earles, a self-ordained religious leader, was a man with a gift: he knew how to identify and bait his victims. So many people who entrusted their spiritual lives to this man came to learn that that they had entered not heaven, but hell. Jenny was among those who escaped his ruthless dominance. Although attempts were made, the legal process couldn't bring Steve Earles to justice. Jenny, with her strength and perseverance, set out to right the wrongs for those who had been hurt by the deceitful teachings of this man and his mountain refuge rituals. By exposing her experiences and ignoring her own humiliation and suffering; by exposing the "truths" about a cult lifestyle - she brought down the refuge.

This compelling narration pulls the reader into the vortex of cult life and the nearly impossible struggle to break free. It also answers a very important question: How can rational people who love life and family allow this to happen? Fortunately for the reader, Linda French answers this question.

For more information or to request a free review copy, members of the press can contact the author through her website www.jennysreflection.com, or via phone at (217) 422-6438. Reflections of Her Mountain Look is available for sale online at Amazon.com, BookSurge.com, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Author
Linda S. French, wife, mother, and grandmother, now retired after a 40-year career, spends much of her time writing. She is currently working on three novels; Reflections of Her Mountain Look is her first published book. Ms. French resides in Decatur, Ill.


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