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Was woman made for God, or for man?

A compelling look at the way woman’s identity and spiritual purpose can effect the heart of a girl.

When young Cori’s best friend is no longer allowed to play with her, she knows that it’s her parent’s fault. She vows to have the priesthood in her home as soon as it’s her choice. But no matter how she strives, she can never fully belong to the right family.

As an adult, all the threats she has run away from finally catch her. Now, she must reconcile the weighty responsibility of forging her own path through the traditions of men. 

After spending half her life looking for a safe place, Cori discovers that sometimes you have to walk into the desert to find home.

Coming October 25, 2019...Available for Preorder

Series Placement

Sworn to the Desert is the first book in the Breaking Bonds series. Each book stands alone, and can be read independently. If you want the recommended reader experience–they happen chronologically in this order:
Book #1: Sovereign Ground
Book #2: Heart of Petra
Book #3: Sworn to the Desert


“Hilarey Johnson doesn’t settle for easy stereotypes. ”

—Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author

  • Top 10 Idaho Fiction, Idaho Author Awards 2015
  • First Place, General Fiction, Idaho Author Awards, 2015
  • Best Fiction eBook, Idaho Author Awards 2015
  • Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel Semifinalist 2013
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