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  • Damaged: The Heartbreaking True Story of a Forgotten Child

    by Cathy Glass

    The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller. Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass…Cathy, an experienced foster carer, is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four months but Cathy decides to take her on to protect ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • I Love You Baby Girl... A heartbreaking true story of child abuse and neglect.

    by Melody J. Laughlin

    What are some of your childhood memories? Could they be things like a special birthday party, a family trip, a reward for an achievement? Sarah had her own set of childhood memories, a boy tied to a chair, a dark leather belt, forgotten birthdays, being hungry, vacant eyes, and lost innocence. These are the memories that put dark clouds on her days, and caused her to cry out in her dreams. These ... Read more

    $1.88 AUD

  • Why Does He Do That?

    Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men

    by Lundy Bancroft

    In this groundbreaking bestseller, Lundy Bancroft—a counselor who specializes in working with abusive men—uses his knowledge about how abusers think to help women recognize when they are being controlled or devalued, and to find ways to get free of an abusive relationship.He says he loves you. So...why does he do that?You’ve asked yourself this question again and again. Now you have the chance to ... Read more

    $22.21 AUD

  • Understanding the Sociopath

    Why antisocials, narcissists and psychopaths break the rules of life

    by Donna Andersen

    series Best of the Lovefraud Blog #1
    Understanding the Sociopath explains, in plain language, the 12% of the population who do not play by the same rules of life as the rest of us. These master manipulators, who have antisocial, narcissistic, borderline, histrionic or psychopathic personality disorders, seem normal at first, but their objective is to use and exploit us.You may already be dealing with one of the 30 million adults in ... Read more

    $10.11 AUD

  • You're Not Crazy - It's Your Mother

    by Danu Morrigan

    Understanding and healing for daughters of narcissistic mothers. (It's for sons too*)"You're not broken and in need of fixing. You're wounded and in need of healing".Do you find yourself emotionally bruised, upset and confused after being in contact with your mother? Do you end up doubting yourself - even feeling crazy - as she remembers incidents totally differently to how  you remember them and ... Read more

    $6.60 AUD

  • The Boy No One Loved: A Heartbreaking True Story of Abuse, Abandonment and Betrayal

    by Casey Watson

    Sunday Times bestselling author and foster carer Casey Watson’s first heartbreaking memoir.Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.Justin was taken into care at the age of five after deliberately burning down his family home. Six years on, ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Power and Control in Relationships

    by Mary Rose

    Power is embedded in our society and makes its way into relationships through control. Hidden in everyday interactions, control is one of the major contributors to disagreements, arguments and conflicts in interpersonal relationships.Our sense of self is the most precious thing we have. Controllers may target someone's emotional, social, financial or physical well-being, but their most effective ... Read more

    $12.00 AUD

  • Wanderlost: Shots of Literary Tequila for the Restless Soul

    by Simon Williams

    This is not a travel book, but it has many travel stories. This is not a mystery book, but it may have evidence of a murder. This is not a tragic book, but it contains a multitude of disasters. This is not a book of answers, but it does pose the question, when does a person truly know if they have their shit together?Simon Williams has a recurring nightmare, where he goes on a hike. But no matter ... Read more

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  • I Remember, Daddy: The harrowing true story of a daughter haunted by memories too terrible to forget

    by Katie Matthews

    Katie's memories of her childhood were patchy. She'd always remembered her father's physical abuse, his anger and violence. But there was a lot she had forgotten. And, at the age of 24, after the birth of her son, the memories that were gradually unlocked with the help of a psychiatrist were far more terrible.Katie had grown up living in fear. She'd never forgotten the icy coldness that used to ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • Mummy Knew: A terrifying step-father. A mother who refused to listen. A little girl desperate to escape.

    by Lisa James

    Four-year-old Lisa's world turned upside down when her step-father moved in. Most of the time he was just violent but then he started making her do things to him she knew were wrong. Soon he was visiting her at night. Lisa begged her mother for help but she just shrugged, telling Lisa he would have his way. It was the greatest betrayal of all.At first Lisa's step-father would just make her stroke ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Nobody’s Son: All Alex ever wanted was a family of his own

    by Cathy Glass

    Born in a prison and removed from his drug-dependent mother, rejection is all that 7-year-old Alex knows.When Cathy is asked to foster little Alex, aged 7, her immediate reaction is: Why can’t he stay with his present carers for the last month? He’s already had many moves since coming into care as a toddler and he’ll only be with her a short while before he goes to live with his permanent adoptive ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Unbroken: True Story of Sexual Abuse, Drugs, Rape, Betrayal and Triumph

    by Lisa E. F. Hereford

    ** Fair warning: This is a true story of sexual abuse, drugs, rape, betrayal and triumph ** **Warning:This book contains crude language and is not for the faint of heart**   As I sat down to write this story about my life, I had to think a long time about how to start my story.   I learned early that you cannot substitute water for milk on cereal so when there was no milk in the house, I just ate ... Read more

    $4.83 AUD

  • Cruel to Be Kind: Saying no can save a child’s life

    by Cathy Glass

    Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes.Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Helpless: The true story of a neglected girl betrayed and exploited by the neighbour she trusted

    by Marianne Marsh and 1 more

    Neglected by her careless parents, Marianne turned to her neighbour, the one person that she thought she could trust….Eight year old Marianne, the eldest of five children, was neglected by her slovenly mother and her violent alcoholic father. Uncared for and unkempt she was rejected at school by her peers and scarcely tolerated by her teachers. Only one person gave her the affection she craved; a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hiding from Reality

    My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within

    by Taylor Armstrong

    Taylor Armstrong, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo, pulls back the curtain on the years she suffered in silence through domestic violence in this searingly honest account of her troubled marriage to the late Russell Armstrong.The terrible truth is that I felt lost without the control that Russell had imposed on me for the nearly six years that we were married. Disturbingly, I ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Daddy’s Little Earner: A heartbreaking true story of a brave little girl's escape from violence

    by Maria Landon

    The shocking story of a young girl forced into prostitution by her own father, and her painful journey to escape her horrific childhood and build a new life for herself and her sons.Maria's dad was a pimp, living in a world of thieves and street-walkers. Her mother, tiring of turning tricks for her husband, walked out, leaving the children in his chaotic, violent and sometimes cruel care. By the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • A Boy Without Hope

    by Casey Watson

    A BOY WITHOUT HOPE is the heart-breaking story of a boy who didn’t know the meaning of love. A history of abuse and neglect has left Miller destined for life’s scrap heap. But in this turbulent story of conflict and struggle, Casey Watson is determined to help Miller overcome his demons, show him love and give him hope.Casey Watson is back, doing the job she does best – rolling up her sleeves and ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Groomed: Danger lies closer than you think

    by Casey Watson

    It’s late on Friday night when Casey’s mobile starts to ring. She is expecting it to be her daughter Riley. But it isn’t Riley. It’s a woman from the Emergency Duty Team. So begins Casey and Mike’s latest fostering challenge – a fifteen-year-old girl called Keeley who’s run away from her long-term foster home 25 miles away.The Jonathan Ross Show has just started when Casey gets the call. She ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Anger Work: How To Express Your Anger and Still Be Kind

    by Dr. Robert Puff

    This is a Hands-On guidebook which teaches the highly successful techniques that Dr. Robert Puff uses to help his clients. You will learn to rid yourself of anger, stress-induced illness, depression, addictive behaviors, and other emotional baggage, which inhibit your happiness and make loving relationships difficult.Anger Work techniques explained in the book range from scream release to ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Abandoned: The true story of a little girl who didn’t belong

    by Anya Peters

    Separated from her real mother at birth, Anya grew up in terror of her drunken bullying uncle. Beaten, humiliated and sexually abused by him from the age of six, she thought her life couldn't get worse. But one day it did."I was used to Daddy screaming 'whore's child' at me, over and over again. But I couldn't get used to what he made me do."Anya was too terrified to tell anybody about what her ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Broken: A traumatised girl. Her troubled brother. Their shocking secret.

    by Rosie Lewis

    Nine-year-old Archie and his five-year-old sister, Bobbi, are taken into emergency police protective custody after an incident of domestic violence at their family home.Rosie collects the children from their out-of-hours foster carer on New Year’s Day and instantly recognises Archie from a domestic violence workshop she helped with. Rosie remembers that when asked what he enjoyed most about the ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Healing Your Emotional Self

    A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame

    by Beverly Engel

    Healing Your Emotional Self"Emotionally abusive parents are indeed toxic parents, and they cause significant damage to their children's self-esteem, self-image, and body image. In this remarkable book, Beverly Engel shares her powerful Mirror Therapy program for helping adult survivors to overcome their shame and self-criticism, become more compassionate and accepting of themselves, and create a ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Men Who Hate Women and the Women Who Love Them

    When Loving Hurts And You Don't Know Why

    by Susan Forward and 1 more

    Is this the way love is supposed to feel?• Does the man you love assume the right to control how you live and behave?• Have you given up important activities or people to keep him happy?• Is he extremely jealous and possessive?• Does he switch from charm to anger without warning?• Does he belittle your opinions, your feelings, or your accomplishments?• Does he withdraw love, money, approval, or ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • But He Says He Loves Me…

    How to avoid being trapped in a manipulative relationship

    by Dina L. McMillan

    This is the first self-help book for women that details the earliest signs of manipulative and abusive behaviour. It is designed to help women identify the dangers before they become emotionally entangled in a destructive relationship. This is not your normal self-help book. In fact, it is different from anything you have ever read. The information is not dressed up to be pretty or nice, but it ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD