The Bigamist

The True Story of a Husband's Ultimate Betrayal

Author: Mary Turner Thomson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780572727

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7594

In April 2006, Mary Turner Thomson received a call that blew her life apart. The woman on the other end of the line told her that Will Jordan, Mary's husband and the father of her two younger children, had been married to her for fourteen years and they had five children together. The Bigamist is the shocking true story of how one man manipulated an intelligent, independent woman, conning her out of £200,000 and leaving her to bring up the children he claimed he could never have. It's a story we all think could never happen to us, but this shameless con man has been doing the same thing to various other women for at least 27 years, spinning a tangled web of lies and deceit to cover his tracks. How far would you go to help the man you love? How far would he go to deceive you? And what would you do when you found out it was all a lie?


The True Story of a Polygamous Church Wife

Author: Carol Christie,John Christie

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459709780

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 939

The true story of a brave woman’s nearly 40 years in a polygamous cult, her eventual escape, and her struggle to integrate into a world she barely knew. In the early 1970s an innocent teenager who had led a sheltered life was forced to leave her family and enter into a polygamous, abusive, and deviant relationship with a man called the Prophet. In 2008, nearly 40 years later, she fled his religious sect. Property is not a misnomer. It accurately depicts how the women in the sect were treated. Carol Christie reveals the degradation, abuse, and brainwashing that the Church Wives endured. She exposes the physical abuse, the mental cruelty, the slave labour, and the sexual deviance that took place near Owen Sound, a small community just a few hours north of Toronto, as well as at other locations. She describes the many opportunities that officials had to investigate but walked away from, swayed by the charismatic Prophet. Carol is building a new life, one of freedom and options. With no money and no job she started again and is now dedicated to helping others who have escaped while raising awareness about the dangers of the cult.

The Other Mrs Jordan

A True Story of Bigamy and Betrayal

Author: Mary Turner Thomson

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781845962876

Category: True Crime

Page: 238

View: 6947

'I am the other Mrs Jordan.' In April 2006, Mary Turner Thomson received a call that was to blow her life apart. The woman on the other end of the line calmly told her that she and Will Jordan, Mary's husband and the father of her two younger children, had been married for fourteen years and had five children together. The Other Mrs Jordan is the shocking true story of how one man manipulated an intelligent, independent woman, conning her out of £200,000 and leaving her to bring up the children he originally claimed he was physically incapable of fathering. It's a story that we all think could never happen to us, but before dismissing her as easily duped and desperate, read how this shameless conman has been doing the same thing to various other women for at least 26 years and how he concocted the most intricate of cover stories, claiming to be a CIA agent to explain his frequent mysterious absences. In what is a cautionary tale about the perils of online dating, this book exposes a life-shattering con by an expert charmer. It is also the story of Mary's fight to reclaim her life. How far would you go to help the man you love? How far would he go to deceive you? And what would you do when you found out it was all a lie?

A Study Guide for Arthur Miller's "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410392384

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

View: 2056

A Study Guide for Arthur Miller's "The Ride Down Mt. Morgan" , excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama for Students for all of your research needs.

Not Exactly Love

A Memoir

Author: Betty Hafner

Publisher: She Writes Press

ISBN: 1631521500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 5816

It was 1969, and all the rules were changing, when Betty, a woefully single French teacher on Long Island, met the handsome but edgy new teacher at her school, a hippie just back from Woodstock. His vitality opened up a new world to her—but when they married, his rages turned against her, and often ended with physical violence. Like millions of women who discover they’ve married an abusive man, Betty was forced to make daily decisions—to suppress her feelings or risk confrontation, to keep it secret or report, and ultimately, to live with it or leave. Part memoir, part warm-hearted look at the ’70s, and part therapeutic journey, Not Exactly Love: A Memoir is an intense and inspirational story of a woman who grew from her experience.

Tressa - The 12-Year-Old Mum: My True Story

Author: Tressa Middleton,Katy Weitz

Publisher: John Blake Publishing

ISBN: 1784186198

Category: True Crime

Page: 300

View: 4506

'Nobody knew the truth. For all those years while people judged me, I protected those closest to me. Now it's time for the real story to be told. It's time for healing and forgiveness.'Tressa Middleton made UK history when she became Britain's youngest mum in 2006 aged just 12 years and 8 months. Her case provoked shock and outrage - but the truth behind the headlines was far sadder than anyone could ever have imagined.Born into a life of poverty and neglect, Tressa was forced to grow up fast when she taken into care at just four years old. She was returned to her mother's chaotic world but by the age of seven, she was being abused by her own brother and at 11 years old she fell pregnant with his child. For years she kept his dark secret in an attempt to hold her family together until the truth threatened to destroy her completely.In the years since the birth, Tressa has gone through more pain and turmoil than most adults experience in a lifetime - yet today she survives a brave, strong and compassionate young woman. Now, for the first time, Tressa Middleton tells her own harrowing yet poignant story - a story of hope, forgiveness and above all, love.

My Beautiful Struggle

Author: Jordan Bone

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 1409171531

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 7966

A girl with her whole life ahead of her. A terrible accident. An inspiring story of triumph over trauma. Aged 15, Jordan was a happy-go-lucky girl; having fun with friends and loving life. In one fateful moment, everything changed. A car accident left her paralysed from the chest down and shocked her into deep depression. She was on the brink of giving up. But gradually Jordan realised there is hope beyond utter devastation, and life beyond disability. Painstakingly re-learning how to apply her beloved make-up, Jordan began to rebuild her sense of self and empowerment. Her body may have been broken but her spirit was not. She is now a successful beauty blogger and her journey of positivity inspires millions around the world. MY BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE is the incredible true story of how one young woman overcame immense challenges, of inner strength that lies beneath outer beauty, of how to believe in yourself and find the light when it feels like all hope is gone.

A Tragedy Waiting to Happen – The Chaotic Life of Brendan O’Donnell

The true story of an abandoned orphan who became a psychotic killer

Author: Tony Muggivan,JJ Muggivan

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 0717166139

Category: True Crime

Page: 230

View: 6587

For years, Tony Muggivan urged the Irish social system to offer appropriate treatment to the desperately sick Brendan O’Donnell. A Tragedy Waiting to Happen is the harrowing story of his doomed attempts and the awful consequences of that failure: a triple murder. Tony Muggivan is a farmer. One wet night in February 1989, Brendan O’Donnell entered his life and that of his family. He had absconded from Trinity Detention Centre in Dublin and had been missing for a week. He turned up at Tony Muggivan’s door, dirty, dishevelled and starving. The Muggivans took him in. Tony had never seen Brendan before. The next day, Tony began a search for help. It was clear that Brendan should be in a psychiatric unit, not a detention centre. Doctors, social workers and the Gardaí all agreed that this was the best course of action. As there was no place for him in Co. Clare, Tony took Brendan to hospitals in Ballinasloe and Galway, where they refused to admit him. Frustrated and angry, they returned home. Over the next five years Brendan began living rough and embarked on a campaign of armed robbery and mayhem in the east Clare area. It was evident he was out of control. In 1994 Brendan murdered Imelda Riney, her three-year old son Liam and Fr. Joe Walsh. It was one of the most shocking crimes of modern times. Brendan was convicted in 1996 and died in prison in 1997 in circumstances that have never been fully explained by the authorities. Tony and J.J. Muggivan recount Brendan O’Donnell’s tragic life, and highlight the failures of the system to help a deeply disturbed boy who later became a psychotic killer. Tony had known that something awful was going to happen: for five years, he had tried and failed to get the Irish social and medical system to offer appropriate treatment to a desperately sick young man. A Tragedy Waiting to Happen reveals the truth behind the headlines and the real Brendan O’Donnell.

Shifting Time

Author: Kelly Bennett Seiler

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159309650X

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 681

In this entertaining and thought-provoking novel, a thirty-something woman wakes up one day to discover her long-lost love has come back to life. But is this new reality truly the answer to her heart’s desires? Despite her great life in New York City as a prestigious book editor, Meade Peterson can’t shake the heartache of losing her high school sweetheart. Fifteen years after his death, she still thinks about all the things—love, family, happiness—she’ll never have, now that Daniel’s gone. That is, until a new man, Tanner, enters Meade’s life and brings her the kind of joy she hasn’t experienced in years. She’s torn, though, over whether she can bear giving her heart away again. Taking time to reflect, Meade returns to her hometown of Austin for what should be a relaxing visit—but instead, she becomes the victim of a violent crime. Upon waking from her real-life Texas nightmare, Meade finds herself in another world where she doesn’t recognize anything, until she realizes the man in bed beside her isn’t a stranger—it’s Daniel. Meade has awakened into an alternate existence where Daniel is very much alive, and has been part of her life for the past fifteen years. Meade can’t believe her good fortune—she’s finally experiencing the life she’s always wanted! Or is she? As Meade quickly learns, if one thing in your life changes, nothing else may stay the same. And now she’s forced to face the question: Is what she’s gained worth what she’s destined to lose?


The Inspirational True Story of a Journey Out of Darkness

Author: Vicki Shanks,Lynne Barrett-Lee

Publisher: Thistle Publishing

ISBN: 9781910198452

Category: Autistic children

Page: 282

View: 5224

"September 15th 2007 is a date that will stay with me always. For it's the day that Paul, my late husband and father to my seven children, decided he'd had enough of the life he had created for us all, and took himself off to the woods on the edge of our property, and fatally slashed his neck and arms." When Vikie Shanks met Paul, he seemed to be everything a girl could ever want. Handsome, attentive, caring and musically gifted, he felt like the antidote to all the bad things that had happened in her life. Vikie had had a deeply unhappy childhood, and it had scarred her. Sexually abused by her eldest brother and dominated by a violent father, her childhood ended with the death of her mother when she was just sixteen. Unravelled is the story of Vikie's life with Paul. Of the years in which his behaviour and mental state became ever more erratic. Of his casual cruelty, his spying, his inexplicable and sudden rages. Of his growing obsession with having more and more children, and of naming them according to a precise set of rules. How, over a period of years, he all but gutted their family home, tearing down most of the internal walls and removing almost everything but basic furniture, while simultaneously creating a secret home for himself, made out of plywood, in what used to be a shed. Of his secret diaries - the tens of thousands of entries he made, documenting every minute of every day. After his death, it would be these writings that would provide such compelling evidence of what further tragedy might have happened had he not made the decision that he did that fateful morning. Because whatever was wrong with him was like a ticking bomb that even Vikie hadn't properly heard; it seemed he'd spent time planning to kill the whole family.

The Good Soldier

Author: Ford Madox Ford

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486111113

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 8217

DIVTwo married couples find their long, ongoing friendship is severely disrupted when one husband learns that his wife has been the mistress of his British friend for years. /div

The Ultimate Betrayal

Author: Annette Mori

Publisher: Affinity E-Book Press Nz Limited

ISBN: 9780908351831


Page: 338

View: 9124

Lara is a successful, beautiful, charming, financier. She is also a total control freak, so whatever Lara wants, Lara makes sure she gets. Lara has a secret and is playing a dangerous game that might end up costing her everything she and love. Rachel is Lara's fun loving, charming, irresistible wife. Her charisma is equal to her beauty, warmth, and compassion. Sophia's surprise visit to see Lara sets in motion a number of life changing events for them all. But just who is Sophia? Add Joy, Sophia's opinionated best friend, and you have the recipe for a fast paced romance complete with satisfying twists and turns. Hell has no fury like a woman scorned.

Love by Deception

A Harrowing True Story of Love and Betrayal

Author: K. Barnard

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495425448


Page: 336

View: 1178

*** WARNING*** Contains graphic details of sexual violence and strong language. Some readers may find Love by Deception disturbing, discretion is strongly advised! Love by Deception shares a compelling true story of how meeting the wrong men can bring not only heartache, but real devastation in the most brutal of ways. K.C. is a successful woman in her thirties thriving in every part of her life, yet failing miserably with matters of the heart. We follow K.C.'s turmoil as we unravel her disastrous relationships covering a seven year period when time and time again she becomes the unwitting, and unwilling victim to four extremely deceptive men. Whilst each man was different in his own way, they were all destructive and conniving. Therefore she has been given the insight into the effects of verbal, mental, physical and sexual abuse. Although K.C. has the world at her feet, and a jet-setting career working in the prestigious world of international VIP aviation for a Middle Eastern Prince, her ability to find a decent man seems impossible. During the most harrowing times she highlights the importance of life saving friends, and her strength of will to never give up hope. Amidst all the drama, K.C. is determined to never allow any man to break her humorous spirit, and to continue her quest for love with an open and tender heart. *** WARNING*** Contains graphic details of sexual violence and strong language. Some readers may find Love by Deception disturbing, discretion is strongly advised!

I Married a Sociopath

Taken to the Edge of Insanity, My Survival Unexpected

Author: Sabrina Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692843888


Page: N.A

View: 5659

As a child, Sabrina's abuse was never validated. As the rape and violence continued, escalating in nature-abusers who are not caught test their limits-she approached puberty with an unstable and insecure sense of self, and a distorted perception of her role in relationships. She had been conditioned to devalue her needs and give without question. At fifteen she meets the man of her dreams, but by nineteen-pregnant and married-her hopes and dreams of love and romance are crushed. She is caught in a web of violence and psychological mind games, being constantly threatened that if she tells anyone or tries to leave she will lose her children, public respect-everything. When Sabrina finally breaks free, she finds herself in a courtroom being served a thirty-five-page motion and an Emergency Protective Order "protecting" her abuser and children from her. Her worst fears are now her reality. After a lifetime of abuse will she be able to bear the burden of this pain, injustice and helplessness?

Waking Mathilda

A Memoir of Childhood Narcolepsy

Author: Claire Crisp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998694023


Page: N.A

View: 6319

A native of England, Claire Crisp had it all--a strong marriage, three healthy children , and her own home in Bristol. Then came the H1N1 flu pandemic of 2009. It took only one vaccine, one seemingly innocuous vaccine to Mathilda, the baby of the family--to unravel 15 years of family unity. Diagnosed as the world's youngest person with narcolepsy at the age of three, Mathilda becomes unrecognizable from the child she once was. In this compelling narrative, Claire Crisp sounds the depths of inner strength and fights for Mathilda's life. Leaving their family, and country in England, the Crisps begin a new journey--one of faith, of loss, and of love as immigrants to the western shores of the United States.

Doomed in Dubai

When Your Dream Turns Into Your Worst Nightmare

Author: Nadeem Ahmed

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781522061830

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

View: 6722

When glitz and glamour turn to abuse and betrayal! This is the terrifying true story of what happened when a male model's dreams of stardom turned into a living nightmare. By day, Nadeem Ahmed strutted on the catwalks and sampled the luxurious Middle Eastern lifestyle, but the predators were circling and it was not long before he was Doomed in Dubai! An essential read for anyone who has dreamed of living and working abroad.

Until the Twelfth of Never

The Deadly Divorce of Dan & Betty Broderick

Author: Bella Stumbo

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751508772

Category: Murder

Page: 717

View: 4463

Betty Broderick's family was her whole life. But at the peak of her husband's success as a lawyer the dream turned sour, as he began an affair and decided to divorce her. Betty was shattered and became obsessed with revenge, and ultimately it came with a double murder.

First and Last Things: A Confession of Faith and Rule of Life

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473345022

Category: Philosophy

Page: 202

View: 7072

Many authors throughout history have presented their religious beliefs in written form, and H. G. wells is no exception. Within this fascinating volume, Wells covers everything from inter personal relationships to military attitude. He begins with his ideas concerning metaphysics, beliefs, and general conduct; with the latter part of the book dealing with “personal things”. Contents include: "The Back Of Miss Bathwick And George Boon", "Being The First Chapter Of 'The Mind Of The Race'", "The Great Slump, The Revival Of Letters, And The Garden By The Sea", "Of Art, Of Literature, Of Mr Henry James", et cetera. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author. First published in 1915.

This Isn't Love

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008182090


Page: N.A

View: 9922


One Big Chunk

A Really, Really True Memoir

Author: Louise Bradley,Bradley Lewis

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781532986055


Page: 276

View: 4928

At the age of - well, Dr. Louise Bradley wouldn't say - she woke up in the back of a hideous Hummer limo, the kind used for pornos, proms, weddings, and bar mitzvahs. She had lost her temporary veneers and drooled on her Dolce and Gabbana turquoise silk blouse. She had no idea where the limo was taking her. Was that her mother in the front seat? Dr. Bradley could not remember how she got there. Yes, she drank, took drugs, had sex with many men, and shopped incessantly, but she knew that she wasn't an addict. This is her account of her almost a week - maybe less - in a private rehab facility for the rich in Manhattan. Dr. Bradley's book combines her intimate memoir with adequate psychology, since she prefers the medication prescribed by her psychiatrist as opposed to any long-term therapy. Dr. Bradley tries to understand the difference between falling in love and just becoming addicted to sex. She speaks freely about her obsession and how her Mommy betrayed her. Rather than explore the causes of multiple addictions, Dr. Bradley shows us how to avoid overtreatment and instead moving on with our lives, while exposing the mental health scams along the way. She hits on the importance of knowing when things are transient, and tells a powerful story in the process. Dr. Bradley remembers - as much as she can with sharp dialogue - of the stories she has to endure. While fact-checking proved to be an inconvenience, she strives to get to the truth, at least allowing herself a chance to remember. One Big Chunk is a fast-moving, wild, sexy, and fiercely powerful parody of what passes for a memoir - a hilarious satire that will simultaneously shock while offering a poignant expose of our mental healthcare system, with a running commentary on the world of fashion."