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

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

Misty Griffin has gained international attention for the work she does encouraging and helping sexual abuse and child abuse survivors around the world through an email she placed in the back of her memoir Tears of the Silenced. 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 ra Misty Griffin has gained international attention for the work she does encouraging and helping sexual abuse and child...

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Misty Griffin Thank you :) I pray it will open people's eyes and show them what can happen when you just brush off suspicions of abuse.

I did not put it in the book…more
Thank you :) I pray it will open people's eyes and show them what can happen when you just brush off suspicions of abuse.

I did not put it in the book but after my sister and I went to the Amish community some Mennonites that had lived around us came to visit. They apologized to my sister and I for not stepping in to help. They said they knew we were being terribly abused and had thought about calling CPS but never did :(

Actually, if you think about it I am sure everyone knew, we didn't think they did but it was a tiny town and my mom and step-dad slipped up many times and were very mean to us in front of people. I am sure each person hoped someone else would do something...... But no one ever did.
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Misty Griffin I am so sorry I just came across this question!

Hmmmm..... Top ten, I had so little life experience until I was almost 19. I don't know that I have 10…more
I am so sorry I just came across this question!

Hmmmm..... Top ten, I had so little life experience until I was almost 19. I don't know that I have 10 but here are some I can think of.

1. Picking up the National Geographic when I was 6, that is when I knew I wanted to be a missionary like the doctors I saw saving AIDS patients.

2. When I refused to obey my step-dad and attempted to run to the police.

3. Deciding to leave the Amish.

4. Getting my GED

5. Marrying my husband

6. Starting college.


I am sure I have more but cannot think of them at the moment. So sorry for the late reply
Blessings :)
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Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish Reviews

  • John
    Aug 26, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

  • Maggie
    Apr 15, 2017

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

  • Spider the Doof Warrior
    Oct 16, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

  • Mary
    Dec 29, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

  • Debbie
    Mar 06, 2017

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things. ...

    I found this book absolutely fantastic, I couldn't put it down until I was finished! The events that unfolded were tragic, but unfortunately not surprising. It's always so horrible to hear good people suffering at the hands of evil, Amish community aside. No matter the religion, th...

    My first insight into the Amish culture but not the very first in sexual abuse. Misty- people like you are an inspiration to everyone and not just the ones who are abused. Experiences like yours help us appreciate the most common things in our life. Thank you for turning the lifetime...

    Great Eye Opener Most of us would never know or believe that there is this kind of abuse going on with this religion....if you can call this a religion...frankly I call it pretty sick that people can call themselves deacons or bishops of a church and put on such a phony (sweet act) ...

    I want to rate this with 10 stars. This is a non fiction story that I will never forget. The story is very inspiring and Misty gave us all a lot to think about with Amish and the way they handle things. Her childhood was just a torture and when I read she was being sent away from this ...

    Couldn't put it down Wow, I won't see the Amish the same way ever again. Ever since I can remember I've been so intrigued by them, and love visiting the Amish settlements nearby. Misty's story is heartbreaking and shocking and a real eye opener for me. I consider myself intelligent ...

    Inspiring and a definite 5 star read. To be honest, when i started this book i actually checked twice to make sure that it was non-fiction. And yes, it is. Misty Griffin is the kind of role model that is needed these days. A young girl who endured years of horrible torture at the ha...

    Child abuse Anyone who has ever been the victim of child abuse s hould read this story. It will keep you interested all the way thru. And without giving away the story I will say this overcame her abuse and became the victor in the end. Very interesting read that will open your eye...

    Well, where do I start? I can only say thank god I'm finally finished. A very difficult book to read and like others have said I'm not sure how true it all is. I'm inclined to believe most of the abuse and much that the author wrote about the Amish, although I feel there's definitely s...

  • Audrey
    Mar 18, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

  • andrew y
    Mar 13, 2017

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

  • Karen
    Feb 20, 2016

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

  • Marilyn Kusniesz
    Feb 21, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things. ...

    I found this book absolutely fantastic, I couldn't put it down until I was finished! The events that unfolded were tragic, but unfortunately not surprising. It's always so horrible to hear good people suffering at the hands of evil, Amish community aside. No matter the religion, th...

    My first insight into the Amish culture but not the very first in sexual abuse. Misty- people like you are an inspiration to everyone and not just the ones who are abused. Experiences like yours help us appreciate the most common things in our life. Thank you for turning the lifetime...

    Great Eye Opener Most of us would never know or believe that there is this kind of abuse going on with this religion....if you can call this a religion...frankly I call it pretty sick that people can call themselves deacons or bishops of a church and put on such a phony (sweet act) ...

    I want to rate this with 10 stars. This is a non fiction story that I will never forget. The story is very inspiring and Misty gave us all a lot to think about with Amish and the way they handle things. Her childhood was just a torture and when I read she was being sent away from this ...

  • Kanika Gupta
    Aug 05, 2017

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things. ...

    I found this book absolutely fantastic, I couldn't put it down until I was finished! The events that unfolded were tragic, but unfortunately not surprising. It's always so horrible to hear good people suffering at the hands of evil, Amish community aside. No matter the religion, th...

    My first insight into the Amish culture but not the very first in sexual abuse. Misty- people like you are an inspiration to everyone and not just the ones who are abused. Experiences like yours help us appreciate the most common things in our life. Thank you for turning the lifetime...

  • Sue
    Dec 19, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

  • Phyllis Stinson
    Jul 01, 2016

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

  • Toni Marie
    May 27, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

  • Theresa Watson
    Apr 18, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things. ...

    I found this book absolutely fantastic, I couldn't put it down until I was finished! The events that unfolded were tragic, but unfortunately not surprising. It's always so horrible to hear good people suffering at the hands of evil, Amish community aside. No matter the religion, th...

    My first insight into the Amish culture but not the very first in sexual abuse. Misty- people like you are an inspiration to everyone and not just the ones who are abused. Experiences like yours help us appreciate the most common things in our life. Thank you for turning the lifetime...

    Great Eye Opener Most of us would never know or believe that there is this kind of abuse going on with this religion....if you can call this a religion...frankly I call it pretty sick that people can call themselves deacons or bishops of a church and put on such a phony (sweet act) ...

  • Katie
    Sep 05, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things. ...

    I found this book absolutely fantastic, I couldn't put it down until I was finished! The events that unfolded were tragic, but unfortunately not surprising. It's always so horrible to hear good people suffering at the hands of evil, Amish community aside. No matter the religion, th...

    My first insight into the Amish culture but not the very first in sexual abuse. Misty- people like you are an inspiration to everyone and not just the ones who are abused. Experiences like yours help us appreciate the most common things in our life. Thank you for turning the lifetime...

    Great Eye Opener Most of us would never know or believe that there is this kind of abuse going on with this religion....if you can call this a religion...frankly I call it pretty sick that people can call themselves deacons or bishops of a church and put on such a phony (sweet act) ...

    I want to rate this with 10 stars. This is a non fiction story that I will never forget. The story is very inspiring and Misty gave us all a lot to think about with Amish and the way they handle things. Her childhood was just a torture and when I read she was being sent away from this ...

    Couldn't put it down Wow, I won't see the Amish the same way ever again. Ever since I can remember I've been so intrigued by them, and love visiting the Amish settlements nearby. Misty's story is heartbreaking and shocking and a real eye opener for me. I consider myself intelligent ...

  • Linda Marie Marsh
    Apr 14, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things. ...

    I found this book absolutely fantastic, I couldn't put it down until I was finished! The events that unfolded were tragic, but unfortunately not surprising. It's always so horrible to hear good people suffering at the hands of evil, Amish community aside. No matter the religion, th...

    My first insight into the Amish culture but not the very first in sexual abuse. Misty- people like you are an inspiration to everyone and not just the ones who are abused. Experiences like yours help us appreciate the most common things in our life. Thank you for turning the lifetime...

    Great Eye Opener Most of us would never know or believe that there is this kind of abuse going on with this religion....if you can call this a religion...frankly I call it pretty sick that people can call themselves deacons or bishops of a church and put on such a phony (sweet act) ...

    I want to rate this with 10 stars. This is a non fiction story that I will never forget. The story is very inspiring and Misty gave us all a lot to think about with Amish and the way they handle things. Her childhood was just a torture and when I read she was being sent away from this ...

    Couldn't put it down Wow, I won't see the Amish the same way ever again. Ever since I can remember I've been so intrigued by them, and love visiting the Amish settlements nearby. Misty's story is heartbreaking and shocking and a real eye opener for me. I consider myself intelligent ...

    Inspiring and a definite 5 star read. To be honest, when i started this book i actually checked twice to make sure that it was non-fiction. And yes, it is. Misty Griffin is the kind of role model that is needed these days. A young girl who endured years of horrible torture at the ha...

  • Liz Kauffman
    Jan 17, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

  • albert elrod
    May 26, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things. ...

    I found this book absolutely fantastic, I couldn't put it down until I was finished! The events that unfolded were tragic, but unfortunately not surprising. It's always so horrible to hear good people suffering at the hands of evil, Amish community aside. No matter the religion, th...

    My first insight into the Amish culture but not the very first in sexual abuse. Misty- people like you are an inspiration to everyone and not just the ones who are abused. Experiences like yours help us appreciate the most common things in our life. Thank you for turning the lifetime...

    Great Eye Opener Most of us would never know or believe that there is this kind of abuse going on with this religion....if you can call this a religion...frankly I call it pretty sick that people can call themselves deacons or bishops of a church and put on such a phony (sweet act) ...

    I want to rate this with 10 stars. This is a non fiction story that I will never forget. The story is very inspiring and Misty gave us all a lot to think about with Amish and the way they handle things. Her childhood was just a torture and when I read she was being sent away from this ...

    Couldn't put it down Wow, I won't see the Amish the same way ever again. Ever since I can remember I've been so intrigued by them, and love visiting the Amish settlements nearby. Misty's story is heartbreaking and shocking and a real eye opener for me. I consider myself intelligent ...

    Inspiring and a definite 5 star read. To be honest, when i started this book i actually checked twice to make sure that it was non-fiction. And yes, it is. Misty Griffin is the kind of role model that is needed these days. A young girl who endured years of horrible torture at the ha...

    Child abuse Anyone who has ever been the victim of child abuse s hould read this story. It will keep you interested all the way thru. And without giving away the story I will say this overcame her abuse and became the victor in the end. Very interesting read that will open your eye...

  • Misty Griffin
    Jan 18, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

  • Andrea Ginn Scott
    Feb 01, 2016

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things. ...

  • Cathi Deal
    Aug 06, 2016

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

  • Jes Caruss
    Apr 07, 2016

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

  • cimona
    Oct 06, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

  • RRex
    Jul 22, 2016

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

  • Kymberli Ward
    Mar 29, 2016

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

  • julie
    Mar 24, 2016

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things. ...

    I found this book absolutely fantastic, I couldn't put it down until I was finished! The events that unfolded were tragic, but unfortunately not surprising. It's always so horrible to hear good people suffering at the hands of evil, Amish community aside. No matter the religion, th...

    My first insight into the Amish culture but not the very first in sexual abuse. Misty- people like you are an inspiration to everyone and not just the ones who are abused. Experiences like yours help us appreciate the most common things in our life. Thank you for turning the lifetime...

    Great Eye Opener Most of us would never know or believe that there is this kind of abuse going on with this religion....if you can call this a religion...frankly I call it pretty sick that people can call themselves deacons or bishops of a church and put on such a phony (sweet act) ...

    I want to rate this with 10 stars. This is a non fiction story that I will never forget. The story is very inspiring and Misty gave us all a lot to think about with Amish and the way they handle things. Her childhood was just a torture and when I read she was being sent away from this ...

    Couldn't put it down Wow, I won't see the Amish the same way ever again. Ever since I can remember I've been so intrigued by them, and love visiting the Amish settlements nearby. Misty's story is heartbreaking and shocking and a real eye opener for me. I consider myself intelligent ...

    Inspiring and a definite 5 star read. To be honest, when i started this book i actually checked twice to make sure that it was non-fiction. And yes, it is. Misty Griffin is the kind of role model that is needed these days. A young girl who endured years of horrible torture at the ha...

    Child abuse Anyone who has ever been the victim of child abuse s hould read this story. It will keep you interested all the way thru. And without giving away the story I will say this overcame her abuse and became the victor in the end. Very interesting read that will open your eye...

    Well, where do I start? I can only say thank god I'm finally finished. A very difficult book to read and like others have said I'm not sure how true it all is. I'm inclined to believe most of the abuse and much that the author wrote about the Amish, although I feel there's definitely s...

    This was unbelievable story. Made me sad,angry for any abuse especially to children. This is an old an always a prayer to God This is always a prayer to God to stop any harm to children. It is unbelievable a parent can be so bad an let another hurt your child like this. I have come...

  • Grand Promus
    Nov 17, 2016

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

  • J.P. Willson
    Aug 28, 2017

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

  • Catherine Watson
    Oct 10, 2016

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...

    Probably not fair to rate this book, but I stopped after reading only the very beginning. Something does not feel right in the telling. I am not at all discounting the author's experience - it is her own. That said, I acknowledge my own discomfort while reading it, and that, along with...

    andrew's adventure in kindle unlimited-eligible titles, part 5: well, here it is. the top choice eligible for kindle unlimited, the obvious pinnacle of quality in the field. Trigger Warning: Expand the following field for my usual flippant tone. (view spoiler)[ this might be the ...

    1, Not believable. Not worth wasting my time to review. Other negative reviews pretty much sum things up. 2.Poorly edited -- typos all over the place ...

    This was an extremely difficult book to read. Not simply because of the content which in places was brutal but also because of the repetitiveness of the abuse. I do understand that this kind of abuse should not be tolerated under any circumstances but once having established the brutal...

    While I don't doubt what is written in this book is true, I also don't consider it typical of most of the Amish. Also, what happened with Brian and Misty's mother is most definitively not typical of the Amish as I would not consider them Amish, more like people pretending to be Amish a...

    Tears of the Silenced I read your book, my heart goes out to you and your Sister. You are a true example of taking your tragedies and making them into stepping stones! I am so glad you wrote your book, the outsiders need to know being Amish is not all a bed of roses. I am so pr...

    Hum Whether this is true or not, I personally have never read any such thing. I imagine rape happens every where but to believe the Amish would be that cruel to the victim and easy on the rapist is really over the top. I couldn't read it all. Just because they say it is true, doesn'...

    Excellent book on what I already knew was going on in Amish communities across the country. I lived next door to one. Rape, incest, spousal, child, and animal abuse. My heart goes out to the author and all the girls and women just like her, and the boys as well. I should inclu...

    Oh it was awful, awful, awful what Misty had to endure as a child and words cannot describe how it sickened and angered it made me. I could hardly put the book down as I waited impatiently to find how she ever got out of he ordeal. Instead it seemed to go from bad to worse. First she a...

    Truly amazing story! Everyone should read this story and learn from the author, Misty Griffin. This book is educational, moving, and mostly inspirational. This is a novel every person should be required to read before being a teacher, a police office, a government employee that work...

    This is a self-published book, which became apparent after only a few chapters. I verified that and then read with great skepticism because with self-publication there is no fact checker. I don't totally disbelieve the verbal and physical abuse, but I don't fully believe it either. Mem...

    Amazing and heartbreaking I started reading the free few chapters. Usually when I do I don't buy the book. This one I did. I shed tears in shock about what the author and her sister went through with her mom and step dad. It's just evil. But how she never lost hope or faith is inspi...

    Tragic, sure. Well written, nope. Plenty of odd phrasing and moments to indicate perhaps less than authentic. I finished it because I finish things. ...

    I found this book absolutely fantastic, I couldn't put it down until I was finished! The events that unfolded were tragic, but unfortunately not surprising. It's always so horrible to hear good people suffering at the hands of evil, Amish community aside. No matter the religion, th...

  • Barbikat60
    Jun 14, 2015

    I am not sure whether to consider this a novel based on several actual abuse cases, or if its an autobiographical account with lavishly embellished events created in the authors mind to demonize and project her past abuse onto the Amish with impunity because the Amish are not very like...

    Breaking the silence on Amish sexual abuse. My memoir about leaving the Amish ...

    I give up. If this author had an horrific childhood, she has my deepest sympathies. However, this book is not only dreadful, but completely unbelievable. "Let me count the ways ..." 1. Her "family" was not Amish. That she would blame that community for her trauma(s) is ridiculous an...

    Dammit. It did not save my review! That's so annoying. I'll have to write it all over again. I swear if I have to write one more thing over again I will turn into something. Anyway, this book is painful to read. It's like trying to watch Slumdog Millionaire which I could not even ha...

    I wish I could give ZERO stars! What a crock of shite! For someone who "doesn't remember things well" because they fell head first into the mouth of a Dane at 4 and had suffered severe head injuries (don't even get me started on that flat out lie!) she sure remembers a lot, and in m...

    Horrifying! For years now we have romanticized the Amish as a group of people who have gone back to the basics in the most complete sense. That view almost precludes us from taking an in-depth look at what they are truly like, and some of the novels about Amish life hints at the dar...

    A fabricated tabloid like story passing as a biography. Yes, child abuse does happen in Amish communities like it does in the world at large, trust me. HOWEVER using a sad aspect of humanity to sell books for your own gain not only takes away the attention and support for those who are...

    I wanted to cry but I couldn't. This is a powerful book about child abuse and how abusers get away with their crimes. I'm glad the author escaped her misery but my heart aches for all of those who cannot escape their tormentors. A few Summers back, I attended a demonstration against a ...