Daughters of Zion (Paperback)
by Kim Taylor
An odyssey of mayhem, murder and tragedy is what Kim's family unknowingly embarks upon in their quest for a peaceful existence in an unorthodox religious society. It is on a deceptively fine spring day, at the tender age of 7, that Kim is uprooted from her comfortable middle-class home in Utah to be moved into a polygamous colony in Mexico.
From that day forward her life takes dramatic twists and turns as, one by one, her older sisters become plural wives and Kim herself is eventually courted by the polygamist fathers of some of her good friends. Her relatively peaceful world is shattered when violence erupts within the ranks of the priesthood leaving her sister a widow, and Kim fears for her own life as some of her closest friends become murderers in the name of religion. In the end, her family is devastated by a tragedy of a more insidious evil.
This book will be of special interest to those who remember what came to be known as "the four o'clock murders" that took place in Houston, Texas, in 1988, shocking the entire nation.
Taylor’s style is captivating – she is a natural writer and draws the reader in with vivid descriptions of her dramatic life story.
"In the days following his visit, I contemplated Mark's warning. For years he had been like a kind and cheerful brother to me- was he now really capable of extreme violence in the name of religion? Two terrible questions loomed in my mind above all others: Would Mark actually kill for Ervil? Would he even try to kill me? Rumors that Ervil's congregation had made blood covenants with one another, promising to carry out his murderous death threats, chilled my heart and made me terrified of the answer."
- Excerpt from the book
"An unbelievable story, told with compassion. Taylor is a natural story-teller. I couldn't put it down!" - C. Hewitt, columnist, author of "Parenting Through the Eyes of a Child"
"Kim Taylor is a gifted story-teller and what a story she tells in 'Daughters of Zion'!" - David Kupelian, managing editor WND.com, author of "The Marketing of Evil"
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Rogue Hill Publishing LLC (November 25, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615257011
- ISBN-13: 978-0615257013
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
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