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Helpless: A True Short Story

A dramatic short story from experienced foster carer Rosie Lewis.Baby Sarah is born to a crack-addicted mother on a freezing cold night in December. Rosie is woken a few short hours later, at 1am, and taken to the maternity unit by police escort to collect the infant and take her to a place of safety.But it soon becomes clear that Sarah is suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms. Knowing that separation is inevitable, Rosie tries to maintain a professional distance but that’s easier said than done.

Kidnapping My Daughter

At just twenty-years-old, Rachel Jensby finds herself faced with a desperate reality: either continue to hand her nineteen-month-old daughter over to the man who is sexually abusing her as the court has ordered her to do, or go into hiding to help her child escape the certainty of further sexual assaults. Kidnapping My Daughter is the true account of a mother who spent more than two years on the run, first from local and state authorities only, and then eventually from the FBI as well. As more and more children are faced with court-licensed abuse every day, Rachel Jensby hopes to be a voice among many; joining other mothers who are effecting change by finally finding the courage to come forward with their stories.Kidnapping My Daughter is an account of events leading up to, and all that transpired during, this family's life on the run.A second volume, titled Bringing Cheyenne Home, tells the story of what happened afterward - starting with the family's first day back in court and goes on to detail the tumultuous years afterward, including a peek into Cheyenne's life today. Bringing Cheyenne Home will be available soon on Amazon for Kindle.

A Life Half Lived: A True Story of Love, Addiction, Tragedy, and Hope

Twenty year-old Speedy Chase Rodgers seemed to have it all. His family loved him dearly. His generosity and sense of humor made him popular among his peers. His speed, agility, and competitive nature made him a force to be reckoned with on the football field. Young ladies were drawn to his good looks, quiet charm, and spontaneity. How will his family and friends cope when Chase makes choices that ultimately lead to his death in a tragic car wreck? A Life Half Lived gives the reader a glimpse inside the modern drug culture and the consequences that come with it.

The Girl Who Wanted to Belong Free Sampler: The True Story of a Devastated Little Girl and the Foster Carer who Healed her Broken Heart

The Girl Who Wanted to Belong can either be read as a full-length eBook or in three serialized eBook-only parts. This is part one of three.Author Angela Hart is an experienced foster carer; The Girl Who Wanted to Belong is the moving story of her experience fostering one little girl with a heavy burden to carry.Lucy is eight years old and ends up in foster care after being abandoned by her mum and kicked out by her new stepmother. Two aunties and then her elderly grandmother take her in but it seems nobody can cope with Lucy’s disruptive behaviour. Social Services hope a stay with experienced foster carer Angela will help Lucy settle down. She misses her dad and three siblings and is desperate for a fresh start back home, but will Lucy ever be able to live in harmony with her stepmother and her stepsister – a girl who was once her best friend at school?The Girl Who Wanted to Belong is the fifth book from well loved foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Angela Hart. Another true story from the experienced and bestselling foster carer – sharing the tale of one of the many children she has fostered over the years. A story of the difference that quiet care, a watchful eye and sympathetic ear can make to those children whose upbringing has been less fortunate than others.

A Stolen Childhood: Part 1 of 3: A dark past, a terrible secret, a girl without a future

A Stolen Childhood can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 1 of 3.You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.Bestselling author and teacher Casey Watson shares the horrifying true story of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old girl with a deeply shocking secret she’s too young to even understand.When Casey first meets Kiera, a small slight girl who’s just lashed out at a fellow pupil in assembly, she immediately senses something’s wrong. Something in Kiera’s eyes alerts Casey that this is an “old head on young shoulders”, and with Kiera’s constant tiredness and self-soothing habit of pulling her hair out, she follows her instinct and takes Kiera under her wing.At first the answer seems simple enough; Kiera’s parents aren’t together and they don’t get on, which makes life hard for Kiera as she’s so close to her dad. But as the weeks roll on, Casey begins to understand that there’s something much darker going on behind closed doors. And when she finally learns the truth, she’s terrified she won’t be able to save Kiera from it.

Betrayed: Part 1 of 3: The heartbreaking true story of a struggle to escape a cruel life defined by family honour

Betrayed can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 1 of 3.You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.In the much-anticipated follow-up to Sunday Times bestseller Trapped, foster carer Rosie Lewis tells the heartbreaking true story of 13-year-old Zadie.When the young teenage girl runs away and is discovered hiding on the city streets by the police, it is clear that all is not as it should be.Taught to believe that Westerners should not be trusted, when Zadie is initially delivered into the experienced hands of foster carer Rosie she is polite and well-behaved, but understandably suspicious of the family around her. Through Rosie’s support and understanding, gradually Zadie begins to settle into her new surroundings, but loyalty to her relatives, and fear of bringing shame on those around her, prevents her from confessing the horrifying truth about her troubled past.When the shocking truth finally emerges, Rosie and her family can hardly believe that Zadie had managed to keep the shocking secrets to herself for so long.

10 Homes in 11 Years : A Memoir of Being Orphaned, Bullied, and Coping with Childhood PTSD (Life Long Experience)

The prices of all Life Long Experience Series books have been reduced during COVID-19. I was born living the American dream. I had a mother and father who loved me. An older sister who cared for me. A beautiful house on a lake and extended family close by. But life has this way of flipping you inside out. By age two, we'd lost our home. By age six, my mother had died. For the next five years, we moved from place to place, crisscrossing the country. Teachers in Arizona told me that my Massachusetts accent was a "speech impediment." Children on the Navajo reservation harassed me as a pale-skinned outsider. Neighbors in Texas stole my bike. Through it all, two things helped me maintain my center - my love of animals and my father's protective sheltering embrace. But life can be cruel. 10 Homes in 11 Years is the first in a series of memoirs sharing the challenges and insights I've learned from my life's experiences. I'm now a U.S. Army Veteran, a criminal justice major, and a Peer Support Specialist. Holding Certificates in Human Services and Peer Support, with an associate degree in Human Services. I also worked as a Private Investigator and Security Consultant for several years. I had a life unlike most, or did I? I lost my parents when I was young. I have lived in some of the worst places as a child, and I hit rock bottom about fifteen years ago, becoming a homeless Veteran. With the VA's help, I began to realize I have been living with P.T.S.D. since I was six years old. This memoir, "10 Homes in 11 Years," covers the first eleven years of my life. It explores the struggles of a single-father family as they frequently relocate, dealing with missed school time, making new friends, bullying, culture shock, and the resulting PTSD. Presented from the child's view, this book will be invaluable to any children or parents dealing with the challenges of relocation, parental loss, being bullied, and facing a life that can seem more a nightmare or night terror than reality. Please leave a review after reading! :-)

I Miss Mummy: Free Sampler

Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass with this free extended eBook sample of I Miss Mummy, the story of Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears.Cathy spends three anxious days worrying about her whereabouts before Alice is found safe, but traumatised. Alice is like a little doll, so young and vulnerable, and she immediately finds her place in the heart of Cathy's family. She talks openly about her mummy, who she dearly loves, and how happy she was living with her maternal grandparents before she was put into care. Alice has clearly been very well looked after and Cathy can't understand why she couldn't stay with her grandparents.It emerges that Alice's grandparents are considered too old (they are in their early sixties) and that the plan is that Alice will stay with Cathy for a month before moving to live with her father and his new wife. The grandparents are distraught – Alice has never known her father, and her grandparents claim he is a violent drug dealer.Desperate to help Alice find the happy home she deserves, Cathy's parenting skills are tested in many new ways. Finally questions are asked about Alice's father suitability, and his true colours begin to emerge.

No One To Save Me: My true story of child sexual abuse, abandonment, neglect and a mothera??s betrayal. This is how I survived.

It happened one night not long after that holiday. I think they had been out but I’m not sure. I remember I was sleeping in my bed when the noises of my mum and him getting home awoke me. Suddenly, my bedroom door opened but it wasn’t my mum. I didn’t know where she was. It was him. I pretended to be asleep. He came to the side of the bed and I didn’t know what was happening but my mind told me to stay still. He pulled the covers back, I didn’t move. I kept my eyes closed. My heart felt like it was jumping out of my chest. He lifted my legs apart and I let them move. He pulled up my nightdress and pulled my pants down. I didn’t even try to open my eyes. Imagine being an innocent 7-year-old girl with a broke, single mum. Now imagine your mum meets a man that can give her a nice house and a better life in exchange for you. That’s what happened to me. For years I suffered neglect and psychological and sexual abuse from him, with my mum being a silent witness. I had No One to Save Me, yet I survived.