When Leia Madden discovers what she suspects are the graves of her missing friend and her friend’s son in the forbidden woods, she knows she must leave the Dragon’s Den to save herself and her seven-year-old son, Tommy. She enlists the help of her co-worker, Rick Santez whose ministry, Cult Alert, helps people recognize and deal with cults.
Leia, the girl Rick dreams about and who refuses his attempts to get to know her is now his first hands-on cult rescue. But will he keep her safe? Or will Dragon and Serena succeed to recapture Leia and Tommy and keep their secrets hidden?
Rick’s family welcomes her into their hearts and life and Leia experiences the difference between a loving family and Serena’s cult family. Twenty-seven people live together in the Dragon’s Den, and help her support her 240 acre land after her husband’s death. Other single mothers and their children still live in the Dragon’s Den, and Leia wants to see them free. But how can she reach them? Offered a better life than on their own, they’ve embraced Serena’s fantasy world and vie for favored status.
Leia fears she’ll repeat her past mistakes in men and rejects Rick’s love. Will she run from him as she did from Dragon? Or will she accept the freedom from the past and power for the present of her new-found faith?
Escape the Dragon, a romantic suspense novel inspired by the life of Cindy, a true heroine who escaped from an abusive cult and rescued her son.
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Published November 16, 2012
Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.