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

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Based on a true story.

In this courageous account the author draws the reader into her terrifying life as a severely abused child and the confusion she felt when her step-father forced the family to start dressing and living like the Amish. In the following years, Misty and her sister endured a childhood of physical and sexual abuse on an isolated ranch.They were not allowed to go to school or talk without raising their hands. If they did not meet their work quotas throughout the day they were severely beaten.

At the age of eighteen, Misty attempted to escape and a few months later she and her sister were taken to an Amish community where they were adopted and became baptized members. For three and a half years Misty lived as a young Amish woman and in accordance with Amish tradition, she was silent about the abuse she witnessed and endured. Then one morning after a brutal sexual assault she finds herself running again and this time she made it to the police station. Shaken and confused she filed a sexual assault report against the bishop of her church. Her life was about to change forever and the strange modern world was almost as frightening as the abusive situation she was fleeing.

Tears of the Silenced is both horrifying and inspirational. Today, twelve years later, Misty is a wife, nursing student and one of the leading voices for child abuse awareness in the United States.

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

  • Misty Griffin
    Jan 18, 2015

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

  • Spider the Doof Warrior
    Oct 16, 2015

    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 painfu...

  • Kymberli Ward
    Mar 29, 2016

    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...

  • Jes Caruss
    Apr 07, 2016

    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 (d...

  • Cathi Deal
    Aug 06, 2016

    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 ...

  • Barbikat60
    Jun 14, 2015

    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 can...

  • Mary
    Dec 29, 2015

    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 ...

  • Liz Kauffman
    Jan 17, 2015

    Tears of the SilencedI 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, t...

  • Phyllis Stinson
    Jul 01, 2016

    HumWhether 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 rea...