The Slave Across the StreetAmpelon Publishing #ad - Still believe this is something that happens to foreign women, men, and children--not something that happens to their own. In this powerful true story, Theresa L. And it all happened while living at home wihtout her parents ever knowing about it. Wall street journal and usa today best seller! ***While more and more people each day become aware of the dangerous world of human trafficking, most people in the U.
S. Flores endured more as a child than most adults will ever face their entire lives. In this book, Ms. Flores shares how her life as an all-american, blonde-haired 15-year-old teenager who could have been your neighbor was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit.
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Shackled to my FamilyOxford eBooks #ad - The publishers and author wish to thank the thousands of people who have already read this book and made it such a success in raising awareness to cruel and archaic practices forced on women and men around the world. New, updated edition: the 2015 updated edition, produced by popular demand from our readers has been substantially re-edited.
This is the true story of samina younis, born in Britain to a strict, religious Muslim family - a family that practices the tradition of forced marriage which they brought back with them from their village in Pakistan. One of seven sisters and two brothers, she was a bitter disappointment to her parents who desperately wanted a son; as a result she suffered terrible physical and mental abuse at the hands of both her mother and father; later she was to fall victim to continued abuse from her very own siblings.
Shackled to my Family #ad - At the age of just sixteen, on a trip to pakistan Samina was told that she must marry her second cousin, a boy she had met only once in her life and for whom she had no affection whatsoever. The writing of this book was samina's only way of coming to terms with the life that she had been forced into, now dead, the mental conflict over her enduring love for a mother, who even on her deathbed was compelled to dominate and control her future.
The book recounts her struggle against her family and her dramatic escape to a life of her own.
I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her HeritageThomas Nelson #ad - They left a hutterite colony in Canada with seven children, and little else, to start a new life. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand and which knew little of their unique culture. In 1969, ann-marie’s parents did the unthinkable. They left a hutterite colony in Canada with seven children, and little else, to start a new life.
The transition was overwhelming. Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers. Winner of the 2007 Saskatchewan Book Award for Non-fiction. Your mother and father are running away, " said a voice piercing the warm air. I froze and turned toward home.
I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Heritage #ad - To a hutterite, nothing is more shameful than that word, running away, Weglaufen. In 1969, ann-marie’s parents did the unthinkable. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand and which knew little of their unique culture. The transition was overwhelming. Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie was forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers.
Lost Daughter: A Daughter's Suffering, a Mother's Unconditional Love, an Extraordinary Story of Hope and Survival.Phoenix Rising Press #ad - We were all full of expectation as we waited patiently at Melbourne's international airport. The result was nothing short of miraculous, and made Kartya a national hero in her homeland. At 15, kartya began to use heroin in an attempt to take away the pain of not knowing who she was and where she came from.
I hadn't slept properly for weeks. All of us had been waiting for this moment for months. Her distraught parents watched their beautiful daughter slowly slip away from them, spiralling towards a tragic and almost inevitable conclusion. Babies stolen from their mothers or sold by their families and adopted out to unsuspecting overseas parents.
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Our fourth child was soon to arrive. This is the story of 18-year-old Kartya Wunderle, one of 64 babies flown out of Taiwan in the early 80s.
Fractured Not Broken: a MemoirKelly Schaefer LLC with R. Publishing LLC #ad - Her courage and optimism are uplifting. To know kelly and her journey of miracles is to know that with God all things are possible. Most reverend Charles C. This story involves the very essence of the human spirit, family, and community. Dennis E. Thank you kelly for sharing your story— the loss and the unexpected joy— so that each reader can be uplifted knowing there is a full, rich life available to those who lean in to our Lord Jesus.
Renee bondiaward-winning singer and songwriter "Life has its tragic moments of defeat, setbacks, and fracturing for everyone. Thompson, bishop of Evansville"This book has been a true encouragement to me.
Fractured Not Broken: a Memoir #ad - Open these pages and experience the joy of ultimate victory. Dr. This is a real life story of heroic virtue—especially of courage, humility, and generosity—a triumph of faith, hope and love. In a sweeping narrative and heart-wrenching story, Kelly exposes the truth about what happened after a drunk driver rendered her a quadriplegic.
Kelly's story proves, personal progress, that individual momentum, however, and genuine achievement can still be attained. Award-winning and bestselling autHOR. Winner of the new apple literary award in the Inspirational and Spirit CategoriesParts of this story appeared on ESPN and in ROSIE.
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A MemoirHarper Wave #ad - When giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. Eventually, giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son.
. But, giulia had another breakdown, soon after Jonas was born, and then a third a few years after that. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe. International bestsellera heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love.
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir #ad - Mark and giulia’s life together began as a storybook romance. A story of the fragility of the mind, lukach’s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife’s mental illness, radiant with compassion, and written with dazzling lyricism, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, and the tenacity of the human spirit, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, above all, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers’ faith in the power of love.
Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended.
An Only Child and Her Sister: A Memoir#ad - The scenes of pain and incredible neglect live side by side with amazing moments of humor, courage, and triumph. But looks can be deceiving. If casey got only sporadic moments of love and caring, Chris got nothing. Their mother, a stunning Hollywood beauty, Eve Whitney, didn’t much care for children. Their father, eddie maxwell, but he had a secret drug habit that sent him careening between warm and loving parent one day, was a successful songwriter and gag man; he was a brilliant, handsome, hugely charismatic man, to hair-trigger monster the next.
Two sisters born to the same parents but treated so differently; one ended up pregnant and married at thirteen. And so the sisters were forced to find their own paths through this horrific excuse of a childhood, each making choices that pulled them farther and farther apart when the one thing they needed was each other.
An Only Child and Her Sister: A Memoir #ad - Told without an ounce of self-pity or bitterness, this story is unique as well as universal. The other didn’t fare so well. Casey and her little sister, Christine, started off with what looked like a good beginning. An only child and her sister is a compelling true life story. Neither eddie nor Eve ever had a kind thought for their youngest child.
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Brianna's Story: Married to an Arab Women In Chains Book 1Aabra Publishing #ad - This revelation is followed by other shocks as Brianna tries to adjust to a world that has suddenly turned into an endless nightmare of abuse, threats, suppression, and isolation. Completely separated from everything she has ever known, Brianna quickly discovers that Khaleel is no longer the man she fell in love with.
Before graduation, however, brianna's life is turned upside down when she becomes pregnant with Khaleel's baby and is suddenly whisked away to a tiny village in the heart of Saudi Arabia's Empty Quarter. That was before she met a very handsome and somewhat mysterious man named Khaleel who, like Brianna, is an engineering student at Columbia University.
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The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic StateTim Duggan Books #ad - It is a call to action, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, a testament to the human will to survive, and a family torn apart by war. Winner of the nobel peace prizein this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story.
Nadia was taken to mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. Islamic state militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. A member of the yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life.
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State #ad - Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. Six of nadia’s brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. Today, a survivor of rape, a refugee, nadia's story—as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a Yazidi—has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide.
Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety. On august 15th, 2014, when Nadia was just twenty-one years old, this life ended. Nadia murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq.
Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten.
Crossing Over: One Woman's Escape from Amish LifeHarperOne #ad - She was brought up in a world filled with rigid rules and intense secrecy, codes of conduct, in an environment where the dress, buggies, and way of life differed even from other Amish societies only 100 miles away. This old order community actively avoided all interaction with ೨e Englishߜ'96 everyone who lived on the outside.
What emerges is a powerful tale of one woman's search for meaning and the extraordinary lessons she learns along the way. Unsatisfied, she bravely crosses over to contemporary life to fully explore the foreign and frightening reality in hope of better understanding her emotional and spiritual desires. As a result, ruth knew only one way of life, and one way of doing things.
Crossing Over: One Woman's Escape from Amish Life #ad - This compelling narrative takes us inside a hidden community, offering a striking look as one woman comes to terms with her discontent and ultimately leaves her family, faith and the sheltered world of her childhood. A work booklist called ଯving and life–affirming, Crossing Over is the true story of one woman's extraordinary flight from the protected world of the Amish people to the chaos of contemporary life.
Ruth irene garrett was the fifth of seven children raised in Kalona, Iowa, as a member of a strict Old Order Amish community.