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The Black Cloister

The Black Cloister On Elise Friedman s eighth birthday she lost her mother and any connection to her mysterious past Raised by her loving stepfather Elise has spent years trying to learn the truth about her mother Ca

  • Title: The Black Cloister
  • Author: Melanie Dobson
  • ISBN: 9780825424434
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Elise Friedman s eighth birthday, she lost her mother and any connection to her mysterious past Raised by her loving stepfather, Elise has spent years trying to learn the truth about her mother, Catrina, and her birth family in Germany, but still knows very little Now a young woman in college, Elise is traveling to her homeland of Germany to uncover her family s past,On Elise Friedman s eighth birthday, she lost her mother and any connection to her mysterious past Raised by her loving stepfather, Elise has spent years trying to learn the truth about her mother, Catrina, and her birth family in Germany, but still knows very little Now a young woman in college, Elise is traveling to her homeland of Germany to uncover her family s past, but what she finds is much harrowing than she ever suspected.

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    1. I was quite pleasantly surprised by this book! In fact, I quite thoroughly enjoyed it! You get a hint at what the story's about by reading the back of the book but it doesn't come anywhere near truly telling you what the story is based on. And I was thrilled to discover it involved religious cults as I took a course on them in school and have been fascinated with them ever since! All in all, I really loved this book and the story it had to tell!

    2. This book grabbed at my heart strings right away. Melanie unveils a cult named "Chosen". Elise wonders how any intelligent person could ever get involved in an occult. She couldn't understand how people stayed in an occult once they knew what it was? When Elise gets right into the heart of the matter and faces the leader of the group "Chosen", she had no idea who she is messing with. She needs help but how can she go about getting it? She went to Europe with her own money and of her own free wil [...]

    3. It's hard for many of us to comprehend how someone could become involved in a cult and why they stay. This powerful novel portrays how easy it can be for vulnerable people who want to serve the Lord to be deluded. Once they are members of the cult, they are coerced or conned into staying. This is a good story.

    4. There were aspects I enjoyed about the book, and others I didn't think worked out at all, but for a book I randomly picked off the shelves at the library, it did surprise me on how much I enjoyed it. The parts on the cult, and the story behind it were done very well. The author created a very intense setting, as well as constructing a very good story, which was well thought out and planned - and for the most part it connected to the other parts of the story fairly well. But, what didn't work was [...]

    5. This brilliantly written novel is sure to educate and inspire readers. The insight Dobson demonstrates regarding the minds of cult leaders and their victims is incredibly accurate. In fact, this is the by far best book I've read that addresses this important issue. I've worked with abused children and pedophiles for nearly two decades and the way perpetrators view the world is clearly skewed by their own twisted desires. The author brings that out in The Black Cloister and shows why women stay i [...]

    6. Suspense Novel dealing with Abusive CultElisa has been searching for answers since her mother's sudden death several years ago. When her adoptive father and then her mother's friend will not answer her questions, Elise sets off on her own to search for her mother's past. What she doesn't realize is that those from her mother's past will do anything to keep those secrets.This book does involve an abusive religious cult but I felt that those details were handled delicately. However, if even knowin [...]

    7. I wasn't sure what to expect since it is labeled Christian Suspense. What I foung was a very engaging story about a cult in Germany and how one woman escaped and 15 years later her daughter (that she saved from the cult as well) ends back up there to better understand her mother.I really enjoyed this book and found it fascinating and it kept me engaged especially trying to figure out how they would explain various parts of the story

    8. I do not generally comment on fiction that I read. I make an exception here. A unique feature of this novel is the list of discussion questions. The storyline is not convoluted, the characters are knowable, the action is well-paced. The topic, cultic human trafficking, is not commonly addressed. A very good book

    9. Nice storyThis was A nice story. Not really exciting, but just a good story. I gave it 4 stars because I really did want to see how it ended.

    10. Dobson tackles the uncomfortable world of cults and how they prey on the innocents of our world. Pack your bags and explore Germany with this exciting Christian novelist.

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