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The Gifted One: The Dream
by P. G. Shriver

Six teens, brought to their current place and time by their nemesis, connect through a flaming dream. Part of the Young Scholars' Contest sponsored by the author...  
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Girl Among Thorns
Saturday, October 24, 2009  1:40:00 PM

by Linda Settles

Some children are resilient. They endure agony beyond our imagination--and yet, they survive. What makes them different? What keeps them alive?

Girl Among Thorns is a true story.  It is, actually, a collection of many stories that expose the lies and deceptions as well as the hopes and strengths of a child who grew older without growing up.  Chelsey Ann Davenport is a girl who took on the responsibility of nurturing and caring for her younger siblings at an unbelievable cost to herself.  She was a victim of: Child Debilitation Syndrome. Like the web of a spider, the hideous crimes of one man and the abandonment of many others,sucked the life out of the small dreams and futile hopes of a helpless child. But it wasn't just the villans in Chelsey's life that held her in their web. No. It was much more than that.  It was the combination of good and evil, the dictates of her own tender heart, and the debilitating effects of terror that robbed Chelsey Davenport of her life for twenty-eight years.

What happened to Chelsey Ann Davenport that held her captive to a mad man's demands for almost thirty years?  Why didn't she leave when she became an adult?  Who were the criminals in this story and who were the victims? 

Chelsey is not alone in her ordeal.  Child Debilitation Syndrome is more common than you may suppose.  Perhaps, if we understand the deadly syndrome that overpowered them as children we will be able to help the Chelseys among us recover and use the strength of their survival to become the loving, powerful, women they were meant to be.

 More News about Linda Settles
The Girl Among Thorns (book) Launch - 6/13/2010 3:05:00 AM

Benjamin Franklin Award-Silver - 5/29/2010 6:37:00 AM

National Award Presented to Redeeming Our Treasures - 4/23/2010 9:29:00 AM

Glowing Endorsement by Dr. Tim Clinton, President of AACC - 2/24/2010 5:06:00 AM

Review by CBA in Christian Retailer - 11/6/2009 10:54:00 AM

Understanding Christianity Website Launches - 9/4/2009 6:01:00 AM

Redeeming Our Treasures is selling fast! - 4/3/2009 7:03:00 PM

Multiple blogs - 9/21/2008 5:03:00 AM

New Blog at - 9/4/2008 4:52:00 PM

5 star review@ - 7/13/2008 9:46:00 AM

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Young Sasha, a little bear orphaned as a cub, finds new friendships as he struggles to realize his potential. But as he does so, danger awaits in the jaws of an evil wolf..  
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Mother beloved, Mamica mia
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Photos, prose and poems relating to my beloved mother Sarah Russo during her long itinerary from her birth in 1920 on the island of Rhodes (Greece), through Southern and ..  
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