Cult Sister

7th April 2017

Cult Sister

Lesley Smailes

After matric Lesley took a gap year to the United States. Before she left, her mother, in jest or premonition, said: “Don’t get married and don’t join a cult” – but Lesley ended up in what is considered one of the most dangerous existing cults in America.

In this book Lesley shares the story of her life-changing years with this group – living out of a backpack, an arranged marriage to a Brother, having home births, threats of losing her children and surviving in strange, glorious ways.

About the author

Lesley Smailes lives in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. She is a qualified and registered reflexologist and meridian therapist. She considers her job more a vocation than just work.


Cult Sister is published by NB Publishers