Esther Royer Ayers
"Her story is both fascinating and touching, a glimpse into a hidden world and the deeply personal emotions of one who was a part of it."
- The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Only when she wrote her book did Ayers come to terms with her upbringing."
- The Tampa Tribune
"Ayers release came through the awareness that she didn't need to fear her past."
- Mennonite Weekly Review
"Ayers' childhood was a hardscrabble place of black stockings, brimmed bonnets, a dress code so austere that even buttons were considered vanity."
- St. Petersburg Times
"This careful account of a quiet young woman's successful journey through the thickets of religious dogma is both readable and enlightening."
- Arizona Daily Star