She asked me to write it in order to bring closure to the past and to help other women who might be in a similar situation to gain the courage to escape, to survive, as she has done.
Jane is truly a survivor. She escaped from and survived two very violent marriages. She was forced to endure things most people could never imagine. Yet, somehow, she did survive and went on to lead a productive life.
"God has a plan," Jane says. "He allowed me to survive." Now that she is in her seventies, it's time to tell her story. I only hope I've done it justice.
Warning: At times, Jane's story is very graphic. If this is a trigger for you, please do not read it.
International bestselling author, Anna Kristell, is a small-town gal from southern Indiana with a passion for romance. She has also lived in Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and now resides in Florida with her husband, where she enjoys sunshine and beaches.An avid romance reader since her teen years, it has always been her dream to create love stories of her own.
When she isn't writing, Anna enjoys traveling, walking along the beach, reading, and spending time with her family.
Anna also writes as USA Today Bestselling Author, Isabella Kole, and as Angel Ames and Marla Williams-VanHoy.
You may contact her at: http://www.annakristellromance.com. Anna can also be found on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Jane (not her real name) is a spry, seventy-something year old woman who has survived more than most people experience in a lifetime.
Able to escape not one, but two, abusive marriages as well as having been abused by a family member as a young child, this remarkable woman has built a life for herself that is truly inspiring.
Her story was a secret for many years as she held it inside, hoping to forget it. But, it haunts her to this day, and so, she chose her friend, author Anna Kristell, to make it known to the world. In order to protect her family members and friends who still are unaware of the suffering she endured in her younger years, she has chosen not to use her real name or the real names of anyone in her life to tell her story.
Jane's hope is that by releasing her story to the world, with Anna's help, she can save other young women from going through what she did.
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Summer is trapped in a cellar with the man who took her-and three other girls: Rose, Poppy, and Violet. His perfect flowers. His family. But flowers can't survive long cut off from the sun, and time is running out...
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While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and from himself.