About the book:
My father had thirteen wives and more than fifty children . . .
This is the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. Ervil’s criminal activity kept Anna and her siblings constantly on the run from the FBI. Often starving, the children lived in a perpetual state of fear—and despite their numbers, Anna always felt alone. Would she ever find a place she truly belonged? Would she ever be anything other than the polygamist’s daughter?
Filled with murder, fear, and betrayal, The Polygamist’s Daughter is the harrowing, heart-wrenching story of a fatherless girl and her unwavering search for love, faith, and a place to call home.
The Poygamist's Daughter is the incredible true story of one little girl thrown into a terrifying and extremely confusing life. Hunger, fear, and change were her constant companions and she often questioned if anyone really loved her. Beauty from ashes comes to mind when I think of Anna LeBaron. Her journey from being part of a polygamist family controlled by fear to eventually discovering God as her personal savior is one that needs to be read. Anna and her siblings were taught at a young age that everything was down to further their faith and sacrifice was never to be questioned. They were also drilled in how to behave when questioned by authorities- even the FBI. Say nothing at all or "I don't know." and that's exactly what they did. Passed from "family" member to "family" member in order to keep her father's identity safe had to have been horrible. Can you imagine? Ervil LeBaron was a narcissistic individual with a very persuasive personality. He was arrested for allegedly having polygamist members killed who left the faith. Yes, Anna had this affect her directly when she lost loved ones who were murdered. Such an amazing story, that it's difficult to understand how this precious lady is able to live a happy and full life. Anything and everything is possible with God! Such a wonderful story! Thank you for sharing, Anna LeBaron. You're an inspiration and a joy!