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A House Full of Whispers
An orphan’s dearest dream becomes her nightmare... Until age 9, Sharon had been in an orphanage most of her young life craving a family of her own. Her wishes were granted when her biological mother came and rescued Sharon from a lonely world. Within a year, her stepfather began touching her and her life quickly became a fight for survival. Sharon would not submit easily but survived with her wits alone. Although Sharon is yet a small ripple in a sea of survivors, her experiences will help many to understand the trauma and recovery of small children who live and breathe the sins perpetrated by a caregiver. In 2007, she took a polygraph test (lie detector) and passed as a non-deceptive (truthful person) for the accusations made against step-father. She challenged him to do the same—he refused!
Therapists’ Acclaim for the House Full of Whispers "This is the story of one girl’s fear and battle to survive the emotional traumas and deprivation of her past. I can thoroughly recommend this book which will help anyone who is, or has, suffered abuse." --Lynda Bevan, author Life After Betrayal
"A very honest account, and a very accurate view of the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of people traumatized in childhood and youth. If you suffered in childhood, or are in a helping position to those who have, then you must read this book." --Robert Rich, PhD, author Cancer: A Personal Challenge