Kellie Kidman and Furman twins, kidnapped as teenagers and forced into mocked marriages to crude mountaineers, survive ten, bitter years without electricity, running water, adequate food, or any contact with the outside world.
Now rescued, Kellie, 28, and the twins, 25, are thrust back into their past with families and peers who have advanced greatly during the girls’ lost decade. Their peers, as college graduates with husbands and children, foster a longing for education, marriage, and children as quickly as possible. With faith in the Lord, the women tackle dire challenges, sometimes with sadness but often with joy.
Witchie, a 10-year-old girl born to a dying mother the first night of the girls’ captivity, weaves humor into the former Millham Women’s lives as they edge from agony to bliss.