My Life in His Hands

Based on a True Story

Author: Sarah L. Rosmond

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545346525


Page: 342

View: 9671

Abuse happens everywhere and sometimes it can happen right in front of us and we still wont see it, or maybe we just don't want to. This is my true story about living with a monster, a monster that only those in my household would have ever had the unfortunate chance to meet, the monster I called my daddy!!! We cannot choose who we are related to, but we can sure as hell despise them. My story is hard to read in parts I am not going to lie, but was even harder to live it. It has taken 35 years but I am living proof that just because your life starts out feeling pointless and a punishment that you don't have to accept it. As an adult. you are the only person in control of your life and only you can make the changes if they are needed. My life was in his hands for a long time!!! Now you have chance to hold my life in your own

A Mile in My Own Shoes

Based on a True Story

Author: Sarah Rosmond

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546404873


Page: 344

View: 1759

After leaving the home I was forced to share with my paedophile father for most of my life I believed I had the world at my feet. I was seventeen and believed I had finally gained control of my own life, but with unexpected pregnancies and alcoholic partners I soon realised that my abusive past would follow me no matter where I went until one day I decided enough was enough, follow my story from a child raised by a monster to an adult walking my own path, and I promise you life doesn't get any easier as we get older, but we become stronger in order to survive. A Mile in My Own Shoes is the sequel to my best selling novel My Life in His Hands

Twisted Sisters

The True Story of Regina and Margaret Defrancisco

Author: Kori Mayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781523617388


Page: 28

View: 4478

"Come on over," - Margaret DeFrancisco Those were the words that Margaret spoke to her sister's suitor, Oscar Velazquez, before he arrived at their mother's home and she shot him for $600. The murder made national headlines when the two "angel faced" girls lured Oscar into their home where they shot him to death. They shot him to death, dumped his body in a vacant lot and set his body on fire with nail polish remover. Following the murder, the two sisters went on the run, avoiding capture for two years.

Dangerous Liaisons

Author: Choderlos de Laclos

Publisher: GoodBook Classics


Category: Fiction

Page: 581

View: 4802

The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make 'Les Liaisons dangereuses' (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. Quotes from the book: “When one woman strikes at the heart of another, she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal.” “Truth to tell, the longer I live, the more I'm tempted to think that the only moderately worthwhile people in the world are you and I.” “A man enjoys the happiness he feels, a woman the happiness she gives.” Readers' reviews: “I'm amazed, these two principal characters that are the very incarnations of malice have incredibly salient and correct anecdotes about love and the beauty of sex considering they use it to humiliate others.” (Tessa Concepcion, “Only a country like France, which takes sex seriously with a smile, as Britain does snobbery with a snoot, could produce this ironic novel.” (Sketchbook, “I think it was Kierkegaard who advised to be aware of entangling alliances. The web of sin in this book is masterfully woven as letters to frame-up an epistolary novel in which each character's letters speak volumes about the characters themselves.” (Robert Lentz,
Abused children

Mother, I Don't Forgive You

A Necessary Alternative for Healing

Author: Nancy Richards

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545535882

Category: Abused children

Page: 144

View: 9925

After the death of her father, and her mother's immediate remarriage to a sadistic abuser, Nancy Richards lived a life plagued with physical and emotional violence. The powerlessness, pain, and torment she endured ate her up. But, the ultimate gut-punch came when she finally mustered the courage to break her silence, and her words were met with excuses for her abusers, and the admonition that she must forgive. "Mother, I Don't Forgive You" is a true story of terrifying abuse, and the triumph of healing. Written with raw emotion and inspirational clarity, this page-turner offers help and hope for anyone who has suffered from abuse, or loves someone who has suffered from abuse. This is Book 1 of a two-book series. The other book in the series is "Mother, It's Hard to Forgive You: Ridding Myself of the Family Scapegoat Mantle." ***Originally published by Blue Dolphin Publishing, Inc., Nevada City, CA in 2005 as "Heal and Forgive."
Family & Relationships


A True Story of Child Abuse

Author: Adriana Bellini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615885063

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 182

View: 2578

In the small farm town of Arbor Falls, NJ, a young girl named Anelisse must convince her love-struck mother that her new husband is not the man he appears to be. Once his violent true colors are revealed, Anelisse desperately attempts to convince her mother to leave him, but to no avail. After realizing she no longer has the support of her mother, Anelisse must do what she can to protect herself, as well as her siblings, in order to make it out of the house alive. Anelisse is the chilling true story of a young New Jersey girl who struggles to survive emotional, physical, and verbal abuse at the hands of her alcoholic stepfather. Based on author Adriana Bellini's real-life battle with child abuse, Anelisse provides a chilling, detailed look inside the dysfunctional world many abused children come from. WARNING: Contains graphic violence and strong language.

Witch Girl

The True Story of Marlene Olive

Author: Pam Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532713453


Page: 36

View: 3870

Marlene Olive was the instigator in the double murder of her parents in 1975. The killings were referred to in the press as the barbecue murders as the sixteen-year-old Marlene and her twenty-year old boyfriend disposed of her parent's bodies in a barbecue pit in a state park. Her boyfriend, Chuck Riley would be tried as an adult and sentenced to life imprisonment. Marlene would be tried as a juvenile and released at the age of twenty-one.
Family & Relationships

Let There Be Light

A True Story

Author: Karolina Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999836603

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 3842


The Shell Seekers

Author: Rosamunde Pilcher

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250032199

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 6036

At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart, in this beloved Cornwall novel from Rosamunde Pilcher.

A Month in the Country

Author: J.L. Carr

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 1590176839

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 3996

In J. L. Carr’s deeply charged poetic novel, Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War and a broken marriage, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church. Living in the bell tower, surrounded by the resplendent countryside of high summer, and laboring each day to uncover an anonymous painter’s depiction of the apocalypse, Birkin finds that he himself has been restored to a new, and hopeful, attachment to life. But summer ends, and with the work done, Birkin must leave. Now, long after, as he reflects on the passage of time and the power of art, he finds in his memories some consolation for all that has been lost.
Family & Relationships

Making the "Terrible" Twos Terrific!

Author: John Rosemond

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449420141

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 194

View: 8935

Focusing on the developmental period spanning age eighteen to thirty-six-months, which renowned parenting expert John Rosemond dubs, “the twos,” Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific! offers practical parenting advice to ensure that every child’s “twos” are terrific. By offering comprehensive tips on everything from toilet training to developing good habits for bedtime, as well as disciplinary techniques to control aggressive behaviors, Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific! approaches parenting in a straightforward, accessible manner that is easy for parents to implement and achieve success with their toddlers. No bribing, meltdowns, nudging, or cajoling are necessary. All parents need is consistent, firm, and loving interactions with their toddler to guide him or her during the developmental years. The methods described by Rosemond also translate to success throughout other life endeavors such as school, relationship building, and even productivity in the distant tween and teen years. To ensure that earthquaking foot stomps, decibel-shattering screaming, and consistently stubborn behavior are not the norm for your toddler, consult Rosemond’s Making the “Terrible” Twos Terrific!.

David's Mark

Author: Dewayne Watts

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495964497

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 2256

***It should be noted, some of the content of this book may not be suitable for all persons.*** Brian was looking forward to his sixth birthday. He lived in a new town, the family was going to a new church and he made new friends. But what he got was a week of absolute terror. It ended when he stopped his mother from being murdered, the first time. The terror rolled into a dark evil present in his father. An evil he could not escape. His father was obsessed with an idea all his own, an idea that feed into a life of horror for Brian. Brian was looking forward to his ninth birthday. He made three new friends, lived in a new state and was a Boy Scout. But what he got was his father's vengeance. On the night of December thirty first nineteen seventy seven, four boys, one betrays, one dies, and two fight for their lives. This account covers the first 9 years of my life and how I was used in Houston Texas during the mid-1970's by my father during the "Houston Boys for Selll" era. The latter half focuses on me and 3 other boys during the boy sex trade timeframe, how we were used and what we endured. I do not go into detail of sexual accounts or photo session accounts, instead I focus on the relationship I had with the other boys. Lastly I focus on what happened to David and why.
Family & Relationships

Secret Slave

Kidnapped and abused for 13 years. This is my story of survival.

Author: Anna Ruston

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911274112

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 787

The Sunday Times top ten bestseller... You're not going home. You're not going anywhere. You're mine now. Growing up in a deeply troubled family, 15-year-old Anna felt lost and alone in the world. So when a friendly taxi driver befriended her, Anna welcomed the attention, and agreed to go home with him to meet his family. She wouldn't escape for over a decade. Held captive by a sadistic paedophile, Anna was subjected to despicable levels of sexual abuse and torture. The unrelenting violence and degradation resulted in numerous miscarriages, and the birth of four babies... each one stolen away from Anna at birth. Her salvation arrived thirteen years too late, but despite her shattered mind and body, Anna finally managed to flee. This is her harrowing, yet uplifting, true story of survival.
City and town life

Pieces for the Left Hand

100 Anecdotes

Author: J. Robert Lennon


ISBN: 1458758087

Category: City and town life

Page: 232

View: 6572

A collection of 100 short pieces-- some not even a page long-- full of subtle humor and surprising incidents. They are grouped into seven themes.

Shadows on the Rock

Author: Willa Cather

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307805263

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8509

Willa Cather's novel of seventeenth-century Quebec is a luminous evocation of North American origins, and of the men and women who struggled to adapt to a new world even as they clung to the artifacts and manners of one they left behind. In 1697, Quebec is an island of French civilization perched on a bare gray rock amid a wilderness of trackless forests. For many of its settlers, Quebec is a place of exile, so remote that an entire winter passes without a word from home. But to twelve-year-old Cécile Auclair, the rock is home, where even the formidable Governor Frontenac entertains children in his palace and beavers lie beside the lambs in a Christmas créche. As Cather follows this devout and resourceful child over the course of a year, she re-creates the continent as it must have appeared to its first European inhabitants. And she gives us a spellbinding work of historical fiction in which great events occur first as rumors and then as legends—and in which even the most intimate domestic scenes are suffused with a sense of wonder. BONUS: The edition includes an excerpt from The Selected Letters of Willa Cather.
Family & Relationships

Stanley's Coat

A shocking true story of child abuse, and sadistic mental torture

Author: Peedie William

Publisher: Peedie William


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 420

View: 5263

.I was born in 1956 in Kirkwall, on the Scottish Island of Orkney. I lived through and beyond horrific child abuse. This book tells of my brutal beginnings, starting when I was only four years old when my mother went in to hospital to have baby number three. My clothing was stripped off by my father, who hung me upside down naked on a hook on the inside of a cupboard door by the ankles. He beat me with his huge hands, then only took me down once I stopped screaming. He then plunged me into a pre prepared bath full of cold water, where I almost drowned. Even although he was holding me under the water, and I was thrashing about and fighting my young life, I could hear my drunken father laughing at me. My abuse and ridicule follows me through my school years, and has a major impact on my mental health. My family grew until I had six siblings all living with me in a two bedroom cottage. I was never acknowledged as a son by my violent father, I was the outcast, the one who brought shame to the family, and I was the devils child. This is the true story of a childhood lost, and the struggles to overcome the mental anguish afflicted on me throughout my young life. This story will take the reader on a painful journey as I move with my siblings around Scotland, from house to house, and school to school, always just evading the authorities who could have helped me. This story leaves nothing to the readers’ imagination. There are some lighter moments throughout the book which will make the reader laugh, but my story will make you wonder how I survived, and what does happen behind closed doors. Even although I am now over 60 years old, I often sometimes mourn my stolen childhood, it is like a limb has been pulled off, I can feel where it was supposed to be but it is just not there, it is a part of me which I will never get back, it was taken away without my consent and is now lost forever. Sometimes it just hits me out of nowhere, an overwhelming sadness and emptiness rushes over me. I get disheartened and I feel hopeless, sad, and hurt, and once again I feel numb to the world.
Biography & Autobiography

The Hospital

How I survived the secret child experiments at Aston Hall

Author: Barbara O'Hare

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 1911274643

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 4242

A shocking expose of the appalling abuse and experimentation carried out on vulnerable children at Aston Hall Hospital, Derbyshire, in the 60s and 70s.

Harem Slave

One Thousand Nine Hundred and Four Days of Hell on the Persian Gulf

Author: Nancy Hartwell Enonchong

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631351850

Category: Drama

Page: 310

View: 4456

"Inspired by actual events . . . inspiring and enlightening!" - Ann B. "A heart-wrenching but inspiring tale of courage, resilience, and human survival. Beautifully written." - Jane R. "A must read! Tammy refuses to surrender and no matter what they do to her, her spirit is not broken." - Rachel M. "The suspense is intense. A sad story, but extremely well written." - Marie C. "This book really took me by surprise. It's fundamentally a horror story, a fascinating psychological study of what slavery does to the victim—and to her owners. An unflinching look at human trafficking carried out with finesse and grace." - Kristin W. "I stayed up reading this book until five a.m., then called in sick so I could finish it. I simply could not put it down. Best book by far I have ever read." - Chad K. "A fantastic book on a terrifying topic. I just wanted to curl up somewhere and keep reading. Fell in love with the gutsy heroine." - Doug H. "I didn't want to put this book down even long enough to eat. A revealing and restrained treatment of an explosive topic. Riveting!" - John H. "This book made me cry and shook me to the core. I was moved beyond words." - Leigh "I simply could not put this book down and polished it off in one day. The heroine's amazing strength of character and good heart shine through on every page." - Cathy D.