Tears of the Silenced by Misty Griffin

Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish


“The severity of sexual abuse in ultra-strict Christian churches has been an open secret for too long. When will our nation address this problem? Will it ever?”-Misty Griffin 

In 2005, the Amish bishop who had assaulted Misty Griffin avoided arrest by crossing the border into Canada. 

When I was six years old my family started dressing like the Amish, it was the beginning of a nightmare. A few years later we moved to a mountain ranch where my sister and I were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse, and extreme physical violence.

In my late teens, my parents feared we would escape and took us to an Amish community where we were adopted and became baptized members. I was devastated to once again find myself in a world of fear, sexual abuse, animal cruelty and other crimes. Going to the police was forbidden.

A few years later I was sexually assaulted by the bishop of my church. I knew I had to get help and one morning in early March I made a dash for a tiny police station in rural Minnesota. As a result, I found myself plummeted into the strange modern world with only a 2nd-grade education and no form of identification.

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The Amish Bishop’s Disgrace by Samantha Bayarr

The Amish Bishop’s Disgrace: Amish Village Mystery (Amish Outcasts Book 1)


This is NOT your traditional Amish Book!

He’d left her for dead; would she have been better off if she hadn’t begged for her life?

They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; what horrible secret is the Bishop hiding that would expose his own sins if he defends his son’s acts of violence? Eva begged God to give her a reason to live; could getting shunned for another’s sins be the answer to her prayer?

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Homeward Bound 3 Book Boxset Bundle by Grace Given &‎ Pure Read

Homeward Bound 3 Book Boxset Bundle


THREE SWEET AMISH ROMANCES IN ONE BEAUTIFUL BOXSET – Read the entire series by BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF AMISH ROMANCE – Grace Given

HOMEWARD BOUND BOX SET

Homeward Bound follows the tumultuous relationship of Sara Miller and Zeke Breneman through every challenge right through to an incredibly heartwarming ending. The chronicle of their journey together is written with love, and I trust that this warmth of character, and the beauty of their story, will also touch your heart with a sense of Gott’s light at work in your own life – even when things look dark.

BOOK 1: LOVE COMES HOME

Zeke Breneman’s heart craves the wonders of a wide world, filled with adventure. His best friend, Sara Miller, longs for nothing more than the simple Amish life she already enjoys, and the heart and hand of the man she has long expected to marry.

When she refuses to leave her home to follow Zeke’s ambitions, she is brokenhearted and fearful that the world will swallow Zeke, and with it her hopes of a beautiful future with the man she loves.

Will the enthusiasm of Zeke for an exciting life as a travelling writer swallow all that he has known and loved, or will he return to his first love and to his Gott?

The Homeward Bound short story trilogy charts the challenging road that brings two hearts to their Sabbath rest of love for each other, and faith in Gott’s will for their lives together.

 

BOOK 2: LOVE CALLS ME CLOSE

Sara Miller is reeling after the return to the Amish community of the man she hoped to marry. But Zeke Breneman is a shell of the person she fell in love with, and harbors a shameful secret that has driven him back to his roots.

In an attempt to let go, Sara accepts a buggy ride from the kind-hearted James Bernhard, but cannot shake Zeke from her heart and her prayers.

When tragedy rallies the whole community as one, will it also bring the hearts of Zeke and Sara together again? Or will the bruises and intrigue of Zeke’s rumspringa exploits keep him bound in doubt and confusion about his future among the Amish.

 

BOOK 3: LOVE IS MY HOME

Zeke Breneman’s love for Sara Miller has brought him home in more ways than one, but poisonous ghosts from his past return, and threaten to destroy the community and peace he has reclaimed.

Foreboding clouds threaten the joy of the newly weds, as his family and friends seek to close the door that Zeke opened in his untamed years of running around.

Will all that Sara has fought for be overturned before their life together even begins? Or does God have some other plan in motion that even Zeke and Sara are unaware of?

Read the thrilling and happy conclusion of the Howard Bound Series today.

“Everyone’s heart is looking for a home. A resting place where life is lived knowing who we are, and why we are here. As you follow this beautiful tale of Sara and Zeke, I know that you will relate to some of the challenges they face along the way. But more than that, you will see how true love, and faith in Gott’s will, can overcome and bring home even the hardest of hearts. The book is written with love, and I trust that this warmth of character, and the beauty of their story, will also touch your heart with a sense of Gott’s light at work in your own life – even when things look dark.” Grace Given, Author

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Winter’s Secret by Lyn Cote

Winter’s Secret: Clean Wholesome Mystery and Romance (Northern Intrigue Book 1)


Some secrets chill to the bone….

Smashed heirlooms, ripped upholstery and rifled drawers-who is breaking into homes during a record-breaking snowy winter, vandalizing and stealing.

Whoever it is–is targeting the most vulnerable–the seniors of a small northwoods town. As the new sheriff, Rodd Durand, home again to small town Steadfast, Wisconsin, takes on the Snowmobile Burglar.

In the course of her duties, Wendy Carey, the home health nurse, discovers each new break-in and wants more than anything to stop him. The small town reels as the burglar eludes capture and steps up his crimes. A vindictive woman and a secret baby heighten the suspense. When Wendy and Rodd begin to fall in love, family complicates matters. But the real stumbling block to their love lies within. Can they break through their own insecurities over the past?

Welcome to Steadfast, Wisconsin, a small town whose people and mysteries you may never forget~

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Lilac Dreams by Ify Okonta

Lilac Dreams: Sovereign Jewels


Accustomed to supernatural revelations, Omaka Ochuba is shown a vision for her secondary school. She eagerly dives into bringing it to pass, but her efforts are thwarted repeatedly by the school’s mean popular girls.

Ona, Omaka’s twin sister, is disheartened at her inability to hear God’s voice and drifts away from her faith. A sudden change in school brings her love and renewed hope, but the reality of an inevitable separation places a shadow over her happiness.

Will Omaka win the fight for the soul of her school?
Can Ona cling to her new love or find her way back to a love greater than every other?

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Depression, Get Out NOW! by Andrea R. Lopes

Depression, Get Out NOW!: 8 Simple Happiness Habits to Recover From Depression


Are you one of those people who never thought you would end up depressed?

I was!

 

Are you tired of feeling depressed?

I was!

 

Nowadays, more and more people are feeling depressed. This may be due to a number of reasons: stress, lack of a work-life balance, someone close passing away, or even just a chemical imbalance that makes you feel down for a long period of time.

 

In this book, I will teach you 8 simple happiness habits that worked for me to recover from depression and the overwhelming feelings surrounding it.

 

I feel that only by sharing my story and the happiness habits – as I like to call them (I personally used them to overcome depression) – will I be able to help others in similar situations overcome their own fears and achieve the happiness they long for.

 

I truly believe that if people follow these proven habits, they will be closer to finding their inner strength and a way out of depression.

 

The happiness habits I will be revealing have already proven their worth in helping people feel happier and more able to accomplish their goals in life, and I believe that they were the sole reasons why I am feeling better than ever today.

I promise that if you find the courage and strength to take a daily baby step towards one or every one of these habits, you will be closer to overcoming the huge problem you are facing, which is depression.

 

Don’t wait any longer to find out more!

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Predestined Love by Marshalee Patterson

Predestined Love: An Inspirational Christian Romance


Travelling to Italy was Maria’s way of escaping her past and beginning a new life. After being used and treated as cheap by men because of poor judgement, Maria prayed and left her fate in God’s Hands to find her the perfect match.

When God answered Maria’s prayer and sent her His choice, someone from her past came to claim what he thought was his.

Will he succeed in ruining the future Maria had trusted God to secure for her?

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Zhang Zhung Sorcery, The Forbidden Secrets by M.G. Hawking

Zhang Zhung Sorcery, The Forbidden Secrets


Explore the Forbidden Secrets of the Legendary Lost Realm of Zhang Zhung. Revealed in this book is the ancient knowledge of Zhang Zhung, teachings which set forth techniques of powerful elemental magic, or “sorcery.” These teachings are of extreme antiquity, first appearing as part of the lore of the Zhang Zhung culture that arose on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau some 4000 years ago, but believed to have originated far earlier.
Being a forbidden body of knowledge, said to convey enormous powers, the teachings disappear from the historical record for some twenty-six centuries, not to reemerge until the 7th century AD in the arcane scriptures of the ancient pre-Buddhist B’on religion.
Transcribed directly from the archived field notes and journals of explorer M.G. Hawking’s five years in Nepal and Tibet, this book contains detailed narratives of his experiences and extensive conversations with a true sorceress of the Zhang Zhung tradition, providing unprecedented first-hand accounts of her psychokinetic powers and extrasensory abilities, and in-depth descriptions of her lengthy apprenticeship and the teachings that allowed her to acquire such extraordinary abilities. If this type of knowledge interests you, this is a book you will never forget. 2017 Release, 28 Chapters, 42 Subsections, Kindle e-reader page count 346 (estimated, actual count varies with the reading device). For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on the book’s Amazon page. Thank you.
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From This Moment On by Debra Clopton

From This Moment On (Windswept Bay Book 1)


Like the sweet music of a love song, Windswept Bay has a magic of its own and on moonlit nights and sun bronzed days love is in the air. Debra Clopton’s new series will sweep you away to romance that leaves your heart thumping with the satisfaction of pure heartwarming romance.
Hurt by her failed marriage and dashed dreams, Cali Sinclair returns home to Windswept Bay with her heart wary and closed to the dreams of true love she so desperately wanted. Determined to never again risk her heart, she throws herself into running the family’s small boutique resort on the Florida coast, a place so full of romance that it’s a reminder every day of what she’ll never have. But when renowned artist Grant Ellington shows up to paint a mural on the wall of the resort, she’s swept away by her response to the artist. Suddenly, every time he looks at her, Cali finds it harder than she ever thought possible to keep her heart protected.

Grant Ellington loves his ranch, his horses, and his life as a sought-after artist. But after walking away from a plane crash that killed his best friend and the young pilot, he’s still struggling with survivor’s guilt as he heads to Windswept Bay. Painting a sea life mural at the resort started out as a favor to his neighbor, but one meeting with the beautiful Cali and he feels alive again—and determined to spend time on the moonlit beaches with her in his arms…

But, like him, Cali has her own emotional scars—can they learn to trust the love that sparks between them and move forward from this moment on?

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