Kristina, Celeste, and Juliana were all born into the Children of God cult, and from as early as three years old were mistreated and used as sexual beings.
Author: Celeste Jones
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Kristina, Celeste, and Juliana were all born into the Children of God cult, and from as early as three years old were mistreated and used as sexual beings. They were denied access to formal schooling, forced to wander the streets begging for money, and were mercilessly beaten for "crimes" as harmless as reading an encyclopedia. After being separated from each other and their mothers and forced to live in various missions with multiple foster parents, the sisters eventually managed to escape. In this startling exposé, they have come together to reveal in horrific detail the group that has destroyed the lives of so many. Their intertwining stories reveal a community spread throughout the world whose legacy of anorexia, depression, drug abuse, suicide, and even murder are impossible to erase. Together, the sisters found a strength that finally enabled them to uncover and free themselves from the shadows of their past.
The bestselling, devastating account of three sisters torn apart, abused and exploited at the hands of a community that robbed them of their childhood.
Author: Kristina Jones
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Family & Relationships
The bestselling, devastating account of three sisters torn apart, abused and exploited at the hands of a community that robbed them of their childhood. It reveals three lives, separate but entwined, that have experienced unspeakable horror, unrelenting loyalty and unforgettable courage.
If you have read my War Girl series, and especially War Girl Lotte, you may recognize Rachel and Mindel as the Jewish neighbors Lotte was hiding in her aunt's barn. For dramatic purposes not all details in Not Without My Sister align ...
Author: Marion Kummerow
1944, Germany. Two sisters seek to overcome impossible odds to be reunited, in this utterly devastating and unforgettable novel about sisterhood, courage and survival. All they had left was each other. Until the Nazis tore them apart. After years of hiding from the Nazis, Rachel Epstein and her little sister Mindel are captured by the Gestapo and sent to the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen. The only ray of light for either girl is that they are together. But on arrival they are separated. As she’s seventeen and deemed an adult, Rachel is sent to work in a brutal factory whilst four-year-old Mindel is sent into the so-called “star” camp for Jewish prisoners. All on her own, Rachel knows her sister will have no chance of survival—unless she can find someone to take care of her. Working in the windowless, airless factory—filling munitions casings with chemicals that burn her fingers and make her eyes sting—the only thing that keeps Rachel going is the thought of her little sister. Because if there’s even a chance Mindel is alive, Rachel knows she must try to save her. But, separated by barbed wire, and treated brutally by SS guards who do not even see them as human beings, can either of the orphaned sisters ever dare to hope that they’ll find their way back to each other? And to freedom? A completely heartbreaking, utterly gripping tale of courage, loss and overcoming impossible odds, perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Ragged Edge of Night and The Orphan’s Tale. Readers are loving Not Without My Sister: “Incredible… I couldn’t stop reading… It would be a great movie… [It] made me cry.” Rachel Wesson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “So emotional, heartbreaking… I couldn’t even put this book down and I got so engrossed into the book that I didn’t even realize until I came to the end!… Grab your tissues because this book will make you cry… Unputdownable historical fiction!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It made me weep… a roller coaster of emotions.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “[A] beautiful, heart-breaking story… a poignant story that will tug at even the most hardened heart strings, with beautifully drawn characters, and filled with raw emotion, it’s a book that will stay with you long after you’ve reached the last page.” The Book Review Café “By the end of the story I was crying… gripping… A must read!” jasminegalsreadinglog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A heartbreaking read that brought tears to my eyes… Both beautiful and harrowing.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Heart-wrenching… such an emotional read, have your tissues ready.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Beautifully told and heart wrenching… inspirational—one that you will not be able to put down and that will stay with you for a long time.” Christian Novel Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A story that will both break your heart and also have you hoping.” Goodreads reviewer “A fresh and thought provoking story… heartbreaking… This will tug your heart strings… Historical fiction lovers, this is a must read.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An emotional read… 5*” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “5 star read… Such a heartwarming, emotional read! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Heart -wrenching… heart-breaking… This book brought tears to my eyes… I recommend this one to all historical fiction fans… You will love this one.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I loved him because he was quiet, unlike my sister, who was always all over, making noise and making dirt. I would have to clean up after her and make sure she didn't misbehave so that my mother would not hit her.
Author: Mariam Naseem
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Not Without My Son is the memoir of Iranian-born Dr. Mariam Naseem, a Jewish woman who must flee for her safety from the new theocracy of Iran. Together with her infant son and the husband who was chosen for her, she arrives in the United States to face unexpected challenges. The greatest obstacle of all, though, is the sudden change in her son, whose studies at a prestigious Ivy League school are cut short by illness. When it seems that no one can or will offer a helping hand, Naseem discovers that her own inner strength will help her get by.
“No, not yet, Mireille reminded. – you haven't apologised yet”, Johnny “I'm doing it now. Jo-Jo – that's what your sister calls you, right? – I-” “Whose sister?”, Johnny interrupted her, a little confused.
Author: Dantse Dantse
Publisher: indayi edition Darmstadt
The thirty-eight years old, beautiful French dentist Mireille is looking for a housemaid. She finds the friendly twenty-seven years old Cameroonian woman Ayossi, who’s staying in France illegally. As Mireille’s living alone in a big house she inherited, she offers Ayossi to live there with her and work as her maid. A little later – seemingly by accident – Mireille meets her new maid’s alleged brother, Johnny Walker. The twenty-nine years old Cameroonian has been in France for a few months now, also without papers. He comes to the house sometimes to visit his alleged sister at work. During these visits, Mireille and Johnny get closer and closer and, in the end, she falls in love with him due to systematic, very subtle and well-planned manipulation. They get married and start living together. Everything seems fine and idyllic – everyone seems happy. But when, two years later, Mireille happily announces to the alleged siblings that she’s pregnant, even though a doctor told her ten years ago that she couldn’t bear children, Ayossi loses control and attacks Johnny in rage: “Pregnancy wasn’t planned, you traitor! You’ve fooled me, and I won’t tolerate that!” Only then does Mireille get to know the truth. Her whole life is turned upside-down. But when Johnny explains everything, apologises to her and confesses that he’s actually fallen in love with her, wants to be with her and is happy about the pregnancy, the situation changes once again: Mireille wants to keep her husband now. But Ayossi wants the same thing: she can’t accept that she’s supposed to lose the man she loves and the opportunity to get French papers after everything she’s been through. Johnny, now with French papers, has to choose between commitment, promise, deal and love – or put on another act.
Once the steaming brew had been placed on the table, Alex sat forward and impaled her with his gaze. ... I'm not pregnant, even though my sister-in-law is telling the whole world I'm carrying Paul Wong's child. At this point I have no ...
Author: Rebecca Winters
SHOWCASE "Rebecca Winters is a master storyteller whose characters touch your heart." —Bonnie K. Winn TESSA MARSDEN. Her marriage was a mistake; her son, Scotty, was not. She loves her child with all her heart and soul. She's tried hard to make the marriage work, but this is a marriage that can't be saved. She knows now that she has to get out—before it completely destroys her and her husband, Grant. But when she files for divorce, Grant—for reasons of his own, reasons she doesn't understand—demands full custody of Scotty. Tessa can't live with that. She can't live without her child. ALEX SOMMERFIELD. He's the lawyer handling her divorce. He defies all the rules by falling love with his client. But he's determined not to put her custody case or her happiness at risk…. "Rebecca Winters is a sterling storyteller whose heroes and heroines make you believe all the warm, wonderful things love can be." —Betina Lindsey, author of The Swan Bride trilogy
Author: Howard Billy Burl McDanielPublish On: 2011-10-18
You said you're not my sister but then again you are; is that what I heard you say? Yes, that's right both ways that is but there's no time to have a family discussion right we need to jump for it now. (The young lady said) Not without ...
Author: Howard Billy Burl McDaniel
5ive Aitch, In the meeting of Manikin Ann, is about a quest to help save these thirteen princesses who in their life time had gotten taken advantage of right at the moment when their lives were truly crumbling apart by this unknown stranger who was a true sweet talker and who told them he could set everything right back in their lives that was only if they took up his offer and would be able to keep a promise which they would have to fulfill and keep or if not their soul’s he would take just as their troubles would never rest a day’s sleep. While by this poor boy named Podgy who moved to a new town named FallenForHer, it wasn’t too long after until he quickly fell in love with this gorgeous girl named 5ive, the older sister of Doodlebug the first friend he made and who was willing to help him win her sister’s heart by getting her the one thing that surely would the ‘Book of Hearts’ . . . the book which held all of the secrets and was the key factor in how to help save each one of the thirteen princesses, while by the love Podgy had and with Doodlebug’s help it quickly put 5ive in the spotlight.
Author: Nasako M. Weires-MadsenPublish On: 2015-08-30
As if she was not satisfied because her mother whom with great reference for the “real presence of Christ” in the ... My mom, brother and I and sometimes my sister walk around our neighborhood and on to the walking path just for fun ...
Author: Nasako M. Weires-Madsen
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Children are “a blessing” from God “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born, I dedicated you” (Jeremiah 1: 5). Margaret feels overwhelmed with all that is happening in her life: loosing her home, trying her best to nurture a good relationship with her children while guiding them on the right path of holiness, dealing with her husband’s new job of 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, the economic issue the United States is undergoing, and now, a sudden secession from the Federated States of Micronesia and the Compact of Free Association with the United States proposed by her home state’s elected government officials. If the secession were to go through, it is very likely Margaret will be deported from the United States’ soil. If that were to happen, what about her U.S citizen young children and her American husband of 21 years? Margaret feels her husband can manage without her, but she must fight to be with her children at all cost. “These are my children, flesh of my flesh, bone of my bones, and blood of my blood; they are my responsibility, my love and my life. My government can either take me to jail or take my life, but it can never take me away from my children” Margaret cried herself to sleep while petitioning God to intervene recalling a dream she had had some years ago where she saw the future 1st African American President of the United States, U.S President Barak Obama, and where he politically stands on the prolife issue, particularly abortion. When we are talking about abortion, we are talking about children and how much they mean to us. Children are created by God for a reason. From her dream, Margaret is convinced, God calls certain individuals into the political and government arena to serve, care for and protect human life as their primary duty. On the other hand, the people’s duty is to keep their elected government leaders in their prayers, for their task can be overwhelming!
So I had my sister, though not without a bitter quarrel and words I to this day regret, specifically renounce any inheritance in Atageini lands without my written and sealed grant—not my successor's—mine. “We were not speaking at the ...
Author: C. J. Cherryh
The eighteenth novel in Cherryh’s Foreigner space opera series, a groundbreaking tale of first contact and its consequences Alpha Station, orbiting the world of the atevi, has taken aboard five thousand human refugees from a destroyed station in a distant sector of space. With supplies and housing stretched to the breaking point, it is clear that the refugees must be relocated down to the planet, and soon. But not to the atevi mainland: rather to the territory reserved for human, the island of Mospheira. Tabini-aiji, the powerful political head of the atevi, tasks his brilliant human diplomat, Bren Cameron, to negotiate with the Mospheiran government. For the Alpha Station refugees represent a political faction that the people of Mospheira broke from two centuries ago, and these Mospheirans are not enthusiastic about welcoming these immigrants from space. In the decades Bren has served Tabini, he has become enmeshed in the atevi world in a way no human ever has before. Bren is now an atevi lord, with his own estate on the mainland, his own household, and his own Assassin’s Guild bodyguards. He is a treasured resource to Tabini and has become close to Tabini’s young son and heir, Cajieri, the first atevi child ever to grow up in the presence of a human. Tabini, impatient with human politics, has ordered Bren to return to the island of his birth in his official capacity as an atevi lord, with his full atevi retinue. Bren is to inform the president of Mospheira that he is no longer his diplomat, that Mospheira must take in the refugees from Alpha, and that there is no other acceptable solution. And among the refugees are three children requiring special protection because Cajieri has made them his “associates”—a bond of atevi loyalty that is unbreakable and lifelong. While Bren travels to Mospheira, Tabini sends Cajieri to the country to visit his uncle Tatiseigi—a political gesture to shore up an old man and give the boy a well-earned vacation, a cherished opportunity to escape the formality of the atevi court. Tatiseigi’s neighbors, however, are determined to end an old feud to their own satisfaction….and Cajieri’s presence is just the excuse they need.