Description : This is a story about adoption. It is about direct adoption and family adoption. It also involves keeping a secret from one of those who is adopted. It forms a family secret that defines and destroys as it gets passed along. It is the story of my mother and her sister who get cast out into the cold and are taken in by family. However, they are split up by the family and live in two separate worlds. My mother is taken to California and never told the secret. Dorothy, mom’s sister, knows she is adopted and knows she has a sister. My mother is raised as the only child of the Haughts. She knows she was born in Ohio but knows nothing else. This is the way Norden and Mabel want it to be. They would be the only ones knowing the family secret. Mabel is paranoid that someone would find out and attempt to take Zona away from them. After mother learns the truth she takes on that paranoia. She lives and breathes it and it eventually takes over her life. Everything is done to protect that secret. Yet, when I turn 17 she decides it is time to tell me “the secret” and to take me back to meet my real aunt and uncle and cousins. This is a story of how the family secret transcends time and touches many lives. It is a story of how people react differently when told the secret. My cousins David, Barbara, and Joe are amazed that I just found out about them a few months before meeting them. They have known about me all their lives. They knew who I was and where I was and what all was going on. For me, all of that was shut out. I had to ask them tons of questions to find out about them. Even when doing my final research for this book I was still asking questions to all that were still alive. I am glad I went when I did because death would take the ones who knew the answers. Imagine if I would just now be finding all of this out at the ripe old age of 60? There would now be only a handful of people left to tell me and they would only have part of the knowledge. This secret has led me on many adventures. I am glad that I know the secret but sure wish it had come about differently. But then I would not have had to write this book. So welcome to Our Family Secret, My Mother’s Lie.
Description : Shhhhh, what goes on in this family stays in this family! Momma Begonia Black means just that, a secret (including her own). Join the Blacks as they embark on one escapade after another. Momma Begonia voice tells the story of her family as they all weave a trail through their community with sex, wit, joy, love, and murder. We all have secrets, most of which stay in the closetnot the Blacks. Their secrets seem to jump right out and formally introduce themselves. Enjoy! God is good all the time!
Description : This work of fiction based on betrayal.Join our heroine, Liza, in her journey through a time of great awakenings and challenges; a time when much courage and strength is mandatory. Discover a sister who is not a sister; a daughter who is not a daughter; but, who is an interloper full of evil and deceit. Is she not of blood? Is she not of the heart? What evil comes from a child born out of wedlock and taken in and raised as their own child? How does one deal with such a choice that ends in being to the detriment of their own biological daughters, their own flesh and blood, and themselves? Why does an individual throughout her life, never fit in, and continually provoke, and create turmoil and angst for others? What causes an individual to in later years viciously betray others and place them in harm's way? Betrayal by a trusted loved one, especially at a time in life when such betrayal is the worst case scenario is a depraved act, we must agree. What shade of black is the heart that this person possesses?
Description : Every family has its dysfunctional moments, right? Of course they do! First-time author Ron Stokes has compiled a collection of funny family stories and personal remembrances from the sixties and seventies that might just conjure up some of your own family "secrets." If so, the author assumes no liability for professional therapy needed as a result of uncovering these repressed memories. Enjoy!
Description : In the beginning, the Colberts appear to be the perfect family, but it is through Jazara’s eyes that we see a chaotic family existence. Lies, deceit, and betrayal are the tapestries that weave patterns of unwarranted behaviors threatening to destroy the family unit. Is it by fate or by accident that Jazara uncovers the dark family secret that her mother has so well chronicled in her journal? What will happen once the secret is revealed? Will Jazara and her mother have a confrontation? Will this bring the family together, or will it break them apart forever?
Description : The Secret Family and Satanic Contract is an enthralling, heart rending, emotional and painful account, of a young womans life, growing up in a family with very dark secrets. Her quest and struggles to survive. The story is remarkable, accounts of a life that was dedicated to Satan from birth and the insurmountable difficulties she had to overcome and how she overcame. It is a story of survival. The relentless determination to live and how her faith in Jesus Christ brought her through. She denounced her involvement in satanic worship , gave her life to Jesus Christ. She became alienated from the only family she knew. This young woman experienced to the fullest Gods saving grace through Jesus Christ and lived to tell the story.
Description : Adam Saffron—builder, patriarch, and autocrat—has built a family empire. The Saffron family is successful, prestigious, and closely knit, and their great Windflower estate has kept them safe from the dangerous and enticing world beyond its gates for many years. The Windflower is superior and all-inclusive, much like the Saffrons themselves—but how long can their dynasty last? Family Secrets is an epic three-generational saga that follows the fascinating Saffron family as they strive to keep their legacy alive, despite the separate paths each family member will inevitably take.
Description : In Transparency, the authors–a powerhouse trio in the field of leadership–look at what conspires against "a culture of candor" in organizations to create disastrous results, and suggest ways that leaders can achieve healthy and honest openness. They explore the lightning-rod concept of "transparency"–which has fast become the buzzword not only in business and corporate settings but in government and the social sector as well. Together Bennis, Goleman, and O'Toole explore why the containment of truth is the dearest held value of far too many organizations and suggest practical ways that organizations, their leaders, their members, and their boards can achieve openness. After years of dedicating themselves to research and theory, at first separately, and now jointly, these three leadership giants reveal the multifaceted importance of candor and show what promotes transparency and what hinders it. They describe how leaders often stymie the flow of information and the structural impediments that keep information from getting where it needs to go. This vital resource is written for any organization–business, government, and nonprofit–that must achieve a culture of candor, truth, and transparency.