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REVIEWS

RLBKBJ 5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely powerful

Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2020

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This is one of those books where I had to put it down and let my brain process it for a while. Ms. Norton’s story is harrowingly brutal sometimes, but also engaging and very readable. Abuse, especially at this level, is hard to watch even third-hand through a narrator. This needs to be read though, and by pretty much everybody. I might double my donations to RAINN and the DOVES Program for women trying to escape abusive situations.

Chris M Baum 5.0 out of 5 stars Brave and honest

Reviewed in the United States on July 1, 2020Verified Purchase

I also read My Nightmare in Georgia by this author, and both it and this one are equally great reads and interconnected. Brutally honest, but rightfully so considering what the author had endured. I can’t imagine what she is even dealing with emotionally/physically to this day. It’s also great that half of the proceeds from the former book go towards Janie’s House Fund, a house that Steven Tyler started for young abused girls.

Barb5.0 out of 5 stars Story is well written.

Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2020

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Lindsey, told her story very well. I hate hearing how a girl gets hurt so bad, inside and out. She told how she feels. The adults around her should have seen she needed mental help.
I recommend this to the ones who have never been abused and raped. Hear the truth about why abused girls act out. Help! don’t judge.

ADR5.0 out of 5 stars Ann – Such a heartbreaking story

Reviewed in the United States on February 26, 2020Verified Purchase

This story broke my heart. I just can’t put into words all the hell the child went through. To have to grow up in such a hell is unthinkable. I wanted to throw my book across the room I was so mad. How can any parent or anyone for that matter be so cruel. have the kleenex ready.

Nadine Raal 5.0 out of 5 stars Searing

Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2020Verified Purchase

In this searing memoir A L Norton chronicles severe childhood abuse suffered at the hands of her violent and erratic father. With great courage she details the devastating effects both physical and emotional of a lonely, violent childhood. Most importantly she asks the question; how was this allowed to happen, and who enabled it? Read it!



Mother Should have helped build the Wall

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Mother should have helped build the wall

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Finding Herself Kindle Edition

Alice, a depressed housewife, finds herself in a depressed and loveless marriage that has been going on for years. She decides one day that she has had enough and wants to take her life back. She sneaks a peek at an online dating service, only to find there wasn’t much out there until she receives and e-mail that almost goes unopened, but at the last minute she reads it. She meets and falls in love with Ken, who gives her everything she was looking for, and more. Through heartache, tragedy, and great times, their love for each other was meant to be. This book does have some descriptive love scenes. Recommend 18 and up!

Grandpa Kindle Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 12 ratings
13 year old Lilly has never met her grandparents before. She lives in the big city of Atlanta, Georgia. They live in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky on a farm. Her mother decides it’s time for her to meet them after years of not speaking to her parents. Lilly isn’t happy about having to spend her summer in the country with grandparents she has never met. As time goes on, Lilly starts to adjust to the country life, and her grandparents, and their old fashioned ways of doing things start to grow on her, especially grandpa. Grandpa starts building a special place in her heart, and they build a heartwarming bond that lasts forever. He teaches her everything she needs to know about love, kindness, patience, hard work and life. This book is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and make you remember all the special memories your grandparents have given you. It’s a beautiful story that will make your heart melt. A story for all ages.

Green Valley Farm

Happy Halloween! A story from myself and writer Paul Block, just in time for Halloween!…

It was August. Hot. Hotter they said than it had been in recorded time. I was not here in this kitchen in rural New York someplace, I was in L.A., outside the city up in the hills, a little farm. #apocalyptic #Horror https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/654735

Corona


I have spent the past week getting things rolling. I think, like many of you, I believed this would be over quickly and we would be back to whatever sort of new life-mixed with our old life-that remained. As the time goes on I can see that is not going to be the case. It isn’t surprising that we have now been turned on each other. That is politics, get us to fight each other about what it is, when we should be free to go out again, when it will end, and of course when it will really end, and we won’t have time to look at the politics of the whole thing.

No, I am not political, as pathetic as it might sound I just want us to learn to get along. I think the truth is that as long as we have people that hold our strings, we will always be puppets in some way, no matter what we think.

So, what to do? First, be more empathetic, that is my go to tool. I learned a long time ago that I personally am too quick to judge. I always adopted the attitude that if it affected me then I had to argue my side of it, not true, or not complete, because the other side feels as strongly about their position, and in some cases even stronger. I used to dismiss the other side of the coin, the other persons feelings, because I compared it to myself and judged them wrong. Yes, I did that, but we all eventually do see that other side if we allow ourselves to grow and feel, and empathize. Because if the other persons viewpoint is valid to them, then it is a real position. It matters. It doesn’t matter that you or I might not be able to see it, it only matters that that person can see and feel it and it is real to them.

How is that helpful to me? Clearly it makes me care about someone other than myself, and it is something I can do without endangering myself, my family, my friends, it is bending enough to see a different viewpoint, and being mature enough to accept it as a fact. And, that is important. Because there are things we do that we think means we are changing, bending, evolving, that can be dangerous: We can lose ourselves, in trying to pacify someone else, trying to bend to someone else’s will: That is not empathy. That can damage us, it can hurt people around us, and it can even change the course of our life in a negative way. Empathy is understanding. It is taking the time to validate someone else’s feeling, ideas, even lifestyle, even if you do not understand it completely or embrace it yourself. It is being mature enough to say other people and what they feel is as important as you and what you feel.

Does it mean you should change your life to accommodate them? No, it doesn’t. It does mean that you can begin to understand that there is a world of different out there.

No two people are the same under the surface, and the differences they embrace are valid for them even if they are not for you. I have people in my life that think differently about things than I do. I mean, people who are Republicans, or Democrats, or Atheists, or Jews, Or Buddhists  or Gay or Straight, or Nurses, OR Aids patients, or Ministers, or on and on. I don’t worry about it. Sincerely, I don’t spend my time wondering what atheist friend thinks about my beliefs. Or whether because I have friends that are gay I’m gay too. I don’t because it is not part of our relationship. They find out quickly that I am exactly who I am and I find the same thing about them. In other words, there are no masks, no pretense that I care about all the things they do. That I am friends with them to look good, or they with me. It takes time to build that sort of relationship. It also takes strength of character, because you are not bending to their will, or trying to bend them to your will, you are just being you, and it starts with empathy. Realizing that others feelings are as valid as yours are.

So I watch all the stuff going on and then I continue my life. I care about the circle I have, I can’t do more than that. If I try I could lose my own way. And, I’m not an idiot, I can read between the lines. I can see things are taking longer, I saw that they would before this whole thing started. You can’t shut down the worlds economy and then just jump-start it back to life when you feel like it. It is going to take time, patience, understanding and yes, even empathy for how others feelings matter.

I have friends who depend on close contact for their livings and they are suffering, I mean that. I see days tick by, and I know it hurts them, but the fact is it is going to take as long as it is going to take. It would be best if all of us could get together and work out a plan of how to put our lives back on track, but we can’t. We can see that by watching the news. The two main political parties can’t even agree, so how are we supposed to agree?

We can practice empathy. Yes, it sounds like crap, but it isn’t, because empathy means understanding, not bending to accept someone else’s viewpoint. It means that if you can do that you will be less upset. Not let all of this break you down. Because people who like to influence others depend on that. They believe if they continue to stir the pot you will get sick of all that crap they are distributing and cave in. Empathy means you can understand it, but you don’t have to go past that. Just be you, draw back, don’t let it consume you.

Does that mean it will stop? Of course not, but tomorrow it will be more of the same, or a new angle being flung at you, something, and if you are smart enough to know that you don’t have to feed into it, that you are also entitled to empathy, feelings, your own position, that you are worthwhile it will be easier to continue to be you. Stick by your positions. Wait this out, because there will be a day when we are talking about how it was, not how it is… Amber…

The Author (2019 Version) Kindle Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 24 ratings

Middle-aged Sammy moves with her teenage son to a small Texas town a year after her husband, and high school sweetheart dies in a car crash. She believes it will give her troubled son a fresh start and a better life. She swears she will never fall in love again…until HE came into the picture. The next-door neighbor, Mike. But what he doesn’t know, is Sammy comes as a package deal, one that is full of troubles. Will he stay, or will he go?

One Ghost in Four Graves: A Halloween Anthology Kindle Edition

What happens when four bestselling authors join forces at Halloween? You get an anthology of stories guaranteed to make you think twice before turning off the lights. From International Bestselling author A.L. Norton comes a chilling story of a woman turning the tables on an abusive spouse. International Bestselling author Rob Horner delivers a twisted tale of justice through karma in our interconnected world. International Bestselling LitRPG author Angel Ramon serves up a slice of zombie goodness with a new nightmare available only in this collection. And Bestselling author Ciera Vaidya teaches us that vengeance may sometimes have a slow fuse, but it never burns out. Hand out the candy, lock the door, turn on all the lights, and strap in for a night of Halloween delights. The Ghost in Four Graves is looking to add a few more to its collection.

My Nightmare in Georgia (Based On A True Story) Kindle Edition

An Award-Winning, International Bestseller

Based on a true story – My life story.

A young woman narrates her past childhood story of growing up in a home with an abusive father. The abuse progresses as she gets older to the unimaginable. She is terrified to live in her own home and feels like there is no way out. Feeling lost and alone, she finally tells her secret to the world and ends up finding out that daddy was hiding a lot more than she could ever imagine. This book is RAW and Real. Not everyone runs through fields full of Lillie’s and has happy endings. You can’t forgive someone who has destroyed your entire life, but you can help others so it doesn’t happen to them. This memoir is to help those who have survived know they are not alone with their battle against child abuse, child sexual abuse, rapists, and pedophiles. It also gives useful information about what happens to a survivor in the aftermath. What doctors and psychologist’s don’t want you to know about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the rare diseases it can bring on. Survivors need to know that child abuse can affect them later in life. From mental health to mental illnesses. This story explains it all.

Excerpt

“So, Lindsey, how do you sleep at night?”
“What do you mean, Jenny?” I was confused by the question.
“Do you have flashbacks? Nightmares?” I nodded my head and locked eyes with her.
“Both.” I shrugged a shoulder.
“Are you having a tough time sleeping?”
“Sometimes.”
“Do you know why?”
I leaned forward. “You know when you are little, and you want to keep the boogeyman out, so you ask your parents if you can sleep with the door open?”
She peered at me as if I was freaking her out.
“Yes,” she replied softly.
“I wanted to sleep with my door closed and locked, to keep the boogeyman from coming in.”
“How does that answer my question of how you sleep at night, Lindsey,” she questioned with a shaky voice.
“Because sometimes I lay awake at night thinking about the horrible things that the boogeyman did to me.” For the first time, I dropped my head down and cried. I cried so hard I couldn’t catch my breath.
My dad was the monster, the pedophile, the rapist, and the GOD damned boogeyman! He made me mentally and physically sick! I felt so fucking defeated! I had read so many books and watched so many TV shows of women like me that had happy endings. Where was my happy ending?