The twenty-seven stories contained in the book serve not only as a testament to the strength and resilience of the writers who tell them, but also as a reminder that you the reader are not alone in your struggles, that there is hope for you, too, to find your wings and to rise.
Brenda Hammon is an Alberta based, philanthropist, entrepreneur, goal setter and big dreamer with the mission in life to create the change for women. After ending her 21 yearlong dysfunctional marriage Brenda dove into the life insurance business where she found one of her true passions in helping others in times of trouble.Brenda still firmly believes that by helping others you help yourself, and it became evident in her following pursuits to make a change. She published her first book in 2015 revealing the deep dark secrets of her past and what she had to do to replace her old worn life with the life she feels she was truly meant to live. Brenda now speaks on stages telling her story and helping other women to find their own voices and to live the life of their dreams. She is passionate about breaking the cycle of silence and has achieved becoming an award-winning author and a compiler of women's stories in her book, Sacred Hearts Rising.
Scrawny, filthy and wide-eyed with fear when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep, these young siblings have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a terrifying world of abuse and violence.
Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking the basic life skills we all take for granted. The outside world terrifies them; the sound of the doorbell sends them into a panic that takes hours to abate. Gradually unlocking the truth of their heart-breaking upbringing, Maggie tells their shocking true story.
From emotionally scarred and damaged little children, we see how - with warmth and dedication - Maggie transforms their lives. As this moving story unfolds, we share Maggie's joy when these children finally smile again, when they realise they do have a future after all.
Discover why readers have fallen in love with Maggie Hartley
"I absolutely loved this book. It is up there with one of the best. I have laughed and I have cried. I would give it ten stars if I could." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
"If you haven't read Maggie's books they are a must read." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
"Such a heart-breaking story you just can't put this book down. I have read many books of this genre and this is one of the best. Hard hitting and real... don't miss this one!" - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
To the outside world Eunice Spry was a devoted parent, but behind closed doors she was an evil tyrant. Instead of protecting, loving and caring for Victoria, she forced bleach and urine down her throat, knocked out her teeth, tied her up naked and made her live in squalor. It took eighteen years of heartache and despair before she found the courage to expose her mum.
Tortured is Victoria’s gripping story of survival.