Not Without My Sister

Author: Celeste Jones,Kristina Jones,Juliana Buhring

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007248070

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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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.

Not Without My Sister

Author: Celeste Jones,Kristina Jones,Juliana Buhring

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007248067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 4296


The true story of three girls violated and betrayed.

Not Without My Sister

Author: Marion Kummerow

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1800192304

Category: Fiction

Page: 271

View: 4121


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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted

Author: Kristina Jones,Celeste Jones,Juliana Buhring

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007369824

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 4846


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.

Not Without My Son

Author: Mariam Naseem

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438993544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 362

View: 852


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.

“Not without my husband” Love-Chess in Paris

Author: Dantse Dantse

Publisher: indayi edition Darmstadt

ISBN: 3754630768

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

View: 807


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.

Not without My Child

Author: Rebecca Winters

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459277929

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2940


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

5ive Aitch

Author: Howard Billy Burl McDaniel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462039197

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4340


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.

Not Without My Children

Author: Nasako M. Weires-Madsen

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491768428

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 194

View: 8360


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!

War Girl Lotte - Life in the Third Reich

Author: Marion Kummerow

Publisher: Marion Kummerow

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

View: 464


In this extraordinary book, USA Today Bestselling author Marion Kummerow weaves a story of strength, heartbreak, and coming of age in the Third Reich. 17-year-old Lotte is headstrong and stubborn, impulsive and outspoken, and an avowed enemy to injustice. In Nazi Germany, this can cost you your life. Sent to the countryside by her mother to escape the worst of the war, Lotte longs to return to Berlin. Bored and lonely, she seeks an escape from the tedious daily routine of her remote hamlet. When four Jewish children turn to her for help, she finally finds a purpose: protect the children and help them to escape. Her act of humanity will cost her and those she loves, dearly. Because there are worse things than boredom. There is Ravensbrück. In the notorious concentration camp, girls die. Only women survive. "...a wonderfully engaging tale of resistance and resilience that echoes across the decades." "The truth must be told, and never forgotten." A heart wrenching novel of courage – perfect for readers of The Book Thief, Diary of Anne Frank, and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.