The Protest, Dianne Kozdrey Bunnell

This novel is based on the real life story of my friend and sister writer, a member of my writing group. Jane, the novel’s protagonist, loses her young adolescent twin daughters to brainwashing by their charismatic and twisted father, the Rev. Logan Churlick, and his fanatical religion. After battling through the courts to save them, Jane makes a Solomon decision that expresses mother-love beyond the bounds most of us will ever know. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book I hated to put down.