A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass, now with an exclusive preview of Cathy’s inspiring new title, Please Don’t Take My Baby, coming out on April 25th.
'I feel my story had to be told. So much evil was done there was a voice inside me shouting, "Justice".' With no one to confide in, Kathy suffered in silence as she was battered by her father and molested by local boys. At the age of eight, she was torn from her family and incarcerated in a series of Catholic homes. When she was sent to a psychiatric unit, she suffered terrifying electric- shock therapy and further cruelty at the hands of her supposed carers. After ending up in a Magdalen laundry, she fell victim to sexual abuse and gave birth to baby Annie just weeks before her fourteenth birthday. Don't Ever Tell is Kathy's harrowing account of her ruined childhood and of her subsequent fight for justice.
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Book two in the New York Times bestselling series A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller “Spectacular.”—Entertainment Weekly “Fresh and exciting...Tahir has shown a remarkable talent for penning complex villains.”—A.V. Club "Even higher stakes than its predecessor… thrilling." —Publishers Weekly, starred review “[An] action-packed, breathlessly paced story.” —Booklist, starred review Set in a rich, high-fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome, Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES told the story of Laia, a slave fighting for her family, and Elias, a young soldier fighting for his freedom. Now, in A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom. But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike. Bound to Marcus's will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape...and kill them both.
Buchspringer-Autorin Mechthild Gläser greift in diesem humorvollen Fantasy-Roman erneut ein literarisches Thema auf. Zum 200. Todesjahr von Jane Austen adaptiert sie Figuren und Motive aus den Büchern der beliebten Autorin und greift damit die schönsten Liebesromane der Literaturgeschichte auf, nicht ohne daraus eine ganz eigene fantastische Geschichte mit vielen Überraschungen zu zaubern. Als Emma beim Aufräumen in der Bibliothek ihres Internats ein altes Notizbuch findet, denkt sie zunächst, es wäre eine Art Chronik der Schule. Aber es ist genau umgekehrt: Alles, was man in dieses Buch hineinschreibt, wird tatsächlich wahr. Natürlich beginnt Emma sofort damit, den Schulalltag auf Schloss Stolzenburg ein wenig zu "korrigieren". Doch nichts geschieht so, wie sie es sich gedacht hat. Zumal auch schon früher Chronisten das Buch genutzt haben. Zum Beispiel eine junge Engländerin, die Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts ein Märchen über einen Faun verfasst hat und später eine erfolgreiche Schriftstellerin wurde. Oder Gina, die vor vier Jahren plötzlich verschwand, nachdem sie ihre Geheimnisse der Chronik anvertraut hatte. Als sich jetzt auch noch Ginas Bruder Darcy einmischt, ist das Chaos perfekt. Denn Emma und Darcy sind einander in herzlicher Abneigung zugetan – zumindest glauben das die beiden.
Tyler Trenton is the product of a childhood devastated by abuse and neglect. While fighting the battle between good and evil, child and demon, he finds solace in a god named Elzba. Tyler believes that he can achieve the status of a god by doing the bidding of the she-god. Then things turn tragic, and the teenaged Tyler is faced with the feelings of losing friends in a tragic car accident, followed by the abandonment of Elzba. These actions send the young man’s world spiraling out of control. Years pass, and as Tyler becomes an adult, he also becomes an expert at killing and disappearing. He leaves a trail of bodies and baffles the police with the pen name he has given himself: “I Am.” One day, things get even stranger for the man, and he falls in love. Although he keeps his life a secret, there are things about the young woman that he knows nothing about. Their strange relationship is tested when family gets involved and an unwanted “friend” from the past begins to come after the man’s new lover. Tragedy will befall them, but who will die and who will live?
In der Zentrale von «Lux» in Newport, Rhode Island, dem ältesten und berühmtesten Thinktank der USA, dreht der angesehene Wissenschaftler Willard Strachey plötzlich durch und enthauptet sich mit einem Schiebefenster. Niemand kann sich erklären, was den bisher so bedächtigen Mann in den Wahnsinn getrieben hat. Enigmatologe Jeremy Logan, der zu Hilfe gerufen wird, findet in einem stillgelegten Flügel des Anwesens einen vergessenen Raum. Bizarre Gerätschaften aus dem vorigen Jahrhundert stehen darin, die einem hochgeheimen Projekt namens «Sin» dienten. Offenbar gibt es in der Zentrale von «Lux» jemanden, der genau weiß, was es damit auf sich hatte. Und dieser Jemand verfolgt ein zerstörerisches Ziel. Bald hat er auch Logan im Visier ...
Lilly Valentine ist eigenwillig, aufmüpfig und keine typische Anwältin. Sie verabscheut korrekte Kleidung und hat eine fatale Neigung zum Naschen und zum Widerspruch. Ihr neuer Fall scheint der Polizei ganz eindeutig zu sein. Die Mutter der vierzehnjährigen Kelsey ist brutal ermordet worden, und Kelsey ist die Hauptverdächtige. Lilly engagiert sich für das verzweifelte Mädchen und ermittelt auf eigene Faust. Dabei stößt sie auf ein Netz von Drogendealern, Kinderpornos und Erpressung. Bald gerät die Anwältin selbst in Gefahr... Spannend, schnell, realistisch, großstädtisch, modern – und eine kämpferische Anwältin, die mit Humor und Energie gegen das Verbrechen kämpft.
Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.
Jimmy Holland was born into a family suffering at the hands of their drunk and abusive father. At the age of just two weeks, he was placed into care. The beginning of a life lived in a constantly changing environment of homes, authorities and institutions began. Let down and frequently abused, it wasn't long before Jimmy strayed onto the wrong side of the tracks. Before long, the mould for a problem child was set. He quickly turned from substance abuse to drug use and, in turn, to crime - his only means of an escape. An inevitable lifetime of crime faced him and he soon became associated with the ringleaders of an infamous gang responsible for prison riots and hostage taking. A heartfelt, shocking and despairing insight into life as a state-raised boy, "Lost in Care" is the heart-rending tale of a man who has lost his childhood and also lost his way.
London Lane kann sich an nichts aus der Vergangenheit erinnern. Die Zukunft hingegen kennt sie. Beim Aufwachen an jedem Morgen bleibt ihr nur ein Zettel mit ihren Notizen vom Vortag. An einem kalten Wintertag lernt London den geheimnisvollen Luke kennen. Aber begegnet sie ihm wirklich zum ersten Mal? Er ist ihr so seltsam vertraut und wird ihre große Liebe. Doch warum hat London plötzlich schreckliche Visionen von einer Beerdigung? Wird Luke sterben?
The text is about a single parent's choice to become a foster parent to very difficult boys. In here, readers will discover several Do's and Don'ts for dealing with children as it shares the myths versus the facts of foster care and adoption options. Not only will you learn more about the challenge of taking care of foster kids in modern society, you will also find out that some out-of-the-box ways to address daily issues. How should one parent tackle the hygiene issues of the child? How should they be disciplined? The answers to these tough questions are just waiting to be discovered by you.
How do you tell a man there is something wrong with his child? --This is by far one of the best books I have read. Lorhainne Eckhart proved herself yet again by pulling you in with a heartfelt story and keeping your attention with the passion that fills the pages. -- ROMANCE JUNKIES --I didn't expect I'd fall for the four main characters as hard as I did, but The Forgotten Child is an amazing book, not just for a romance fan like myself, but for single parents who may or may not have a child with autism.-- Reviewer -- Adria --A Real Tear Jerker: Omg, I loved this book. I stayed up all night trying to finish it. I cried, My heart broke, I have an 18 year old with autism. This would make a fabulous movie... Tammy --"Brilliant, there is no other word for it, heart grabbing, heart warming, gut wrenching, well written well researched, wanted to read it over & over again." - Maureen In THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, Brad Friessen wasn't looking to love again. But what he got was a woman who shook his lonely bitter world upside down, and touched him in a way no other woman could. Emily Nelson, a courageous young mother, ends a loveless, bitter marriage and strikes out on her own. She answers an ad as a cook and live-in caregiver to a three-year-old boy on a local ranch. Ranch owner Brad Friessen hires and moves in Emily and her daughter. But Emily soon discovers something's seriously wrong with the boy, and the reclusive, difficult man who hired her can't see the behavior and how delayed his son is. So Emily researches until she stumbles across what she suspects are the soft signs of autism. Now she must tell him, give him hope, and help him come to terms with this neurological disorder--to take the necessary steps to get his child the help he needs. As their lives become intertwined, their attraction is unavoidable--a connection sparks between them. But just as they're getting close, Brad's estranged wife, Crystal, returns after abandoning the family two years earlier. Among the shock and confusion is one disturbing question Brad can't shake: How does Crystal know so much of his personal business, the inner working of the ranch, and Emily's relationship with his son? Crystal must've had a plan, as she somehow gains the upper hand, driving a wedge in the emotional bond forged between Brad, Emily, and the children. The primary focus for care and therapy of three-year-old Trevor is diverted. The lengths to which Crystal will go, the lies, the greed, just to keep what's hers, are nothing short of cold and calculating. Emily's forced out of the house. Brad fights to save his boy, to protect what's his, and struggles over his greatest sacrifice--Emily, and the haunting question: Has he lost her forever? THE OUTSIDER SERIES: The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily) A Baby And A Wedding (An Outsider Series Short) Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed & Diana) The Search (An Outsider Series Short) The Awakening (Andy & Laura) Secrets (Jed & Diana) Runaway(Andy & Laura) Overdue (An Outsider Series Short) The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy) The Wedding (Neil & Candy) Or Grab The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus Collection which includes all the books and short stories in this series. THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING The Deadline (Andy & Laura) The Price to Love (Neil & Candy) A Different Kind of Love (Brad & Emily) A Vow of Love, A Friessen Christmas THE WILDE BROTHERS The One (Joe & Margaret) The Honeymoon, A Wilde Brothers Short Friendly Fire (Logan & Julia) Not Quite Married, A Wilde Brothers Short A Matter of Trust (Ben & Carrie) The Reckoning, A Wilde Brothers Christmas
'The history of childhood is an area so full of errors, distortion and misinterpretation that I thought it vital, if progress were to be made, to supply a clear review of the information on childhood contained in such sources as diaries and autobiographies.' Dr Pollock's statement in her Preface will startle readers who have not questioned the validity of recent theories on the evolution of childhood and the treatment of children, theories which see a movement from a situation where the concept of childhood was almost absent, and children were cruelly treated, to our present western recognition that children are different and should be treated with love and affection. Linda examines this thesis particularly through the close and careful analysis of some hundreds of English and American primary sources. Through these sources, she has been able to reconstruct, probably for the first time, a genuine picture of childhood in the past, and it is a much more humane and optimistic picture than the current stereotype. Her book contains a mass of novel and original material on child-rearing practices and the relations of parents and children, and sets this in the wider framework of developmental psychology, socio-biology and social anthropology. Forgotten Children admirably fulfils the aim of its author. In the face of this scholarly and elegant account of the continuity of parental care, few will now be able to argue for dramatic transformations in the twentieth century.
„Freiheit beginnt in der Seele und arbeitet sich nur langsam von innen nach außen.“ Sie hatte geglaubt, mit ihrer Selbstbefreiung beginne ein völlig neues Leben voller Energie und Chancen. Stattdessen wurde sie immer wieder dazu gezwungen, in ihre dunkle Vergangenheit einzutauchen. Jetzt erzählt Natascha Kampusch erstmals, wie schwer sie es hatte, ihre Rolle zu finden – und warum sie den Glauben an das Gute im Menschen trotz allem nicht verloren hat. Das bewegende Buch einer mutigen Frau, die immer wieder die Kraft findet, ihr Leben in die Hand zu nehmen.
Seit seiner Kindheit besitzt Anthony William eine einzigartige Gabe: Ein göttlicher Geist flüstert ihm äußerst präzise Informationen zum Gesundheitszustand seiner Mitmenschen ins Ohr. Diese medialen Botschaften zeigen nicht nur, an welcher Krankheit der Betroffene leidet, sondern auch, wie er wieder vollständig gesund wird – und sind dem heutigen Stand der Medizin oft um Lichtjahre voraus. Dieses Buch enthält erstmals das revolutionäre Heilwissen, das sich Anthony William in seiner langjährigen, erfolgreichen Praxis als medizinisches Medium erwarb. Es zeigt die wahren Ursachen von Krankheiten, die in der Medizinwissenschaft als chronisch oder unheilbar gelten, wie beispielsweise Rheumatoide Arthritis, Multiple Sklerose, Typ-2-Diabetes, hormonelle Erkrankungen, chronisches Müdigkeitssyndrom oder Borreliose. Neben der Ursache benennt William einfache, leicht gangbare Wege der Heilung: Detox, Superfoods, Ernährungstipps und eine reinigende 28-tägige Heilkur.

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