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Tears of the Silenced: A True Crime and an American Tragedy; Severe Child Abuse and Leaving the Amish by [Griffin, Misty]
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Excerpt from Tears of the Silenced. Click on Misty Griffin's author page below to see pictures before and after she left the Amish.

I walked through the front door of the tiny police station and went over to a heavy wood counter, where a middle-aged policewoman sat at a computer. She looked up as I stood there, watching her. I saw a surprised look on her face as she stared back at me. I imagined I was very different from the people who normally walked up to her desk.

I was a young Amish woman, just a little over five feet tall, wearing an almost ankle-length, plain, teal-colored dress and apron, followed by knee-length black socks and black shoes. My coat was a homemade denim coat with a high collar and hooks and eyes going down the front. On my head was a stiff white Amish kapp that covered nearly all my reddishbrown hair and was tied in a small bow under my chin.

I was shaking as I stood there, looking at the woman. I tried to get up enough courage to say something, I knew I was going to be shunned by the Amish church for what I was doing. I could not speak. The thought of being shunned was terrifying but I did not know what else to do. My whole body was trembling....


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2145 KB
  • Print Length: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Misty Griffin; 2 edition (23 Dec. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00RETC8B4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 224 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I don't know much about the Amish and after reading reviews on Mistys book I thought I'd like to know more.

Well misty and Samantha what amazing people you both are,the lives you have both led and the different outcomes.

I would live to meet you Misty and go e you a really huge hug, to say "well done".

This lady's book is amazing, the hardship she has lived through realistically the chances of Misty still being alive is a miracle.

If your looking for a very well written book, very heartfelt then this book is a must.

Thank you for sharing your life story with you, you certainly have me believing your every word. I wish Samantha / Beth all the luck in the world too.

Sending love and well wishes.

Elaine xx
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I find it extremely difficult to write a review on this truly heartbreaking story and of the sadistic evil parents who made life torture and misery for misty and her sister! This is a horrendous story of cruelty and of evil men and cowardly women who hide behind a religion. Actually its not a religion, its a false cult! The amish preach falsely that if you dont belong to them you are going to hell. Well, what a shock they are going to get when they find themselves there for their evil and wickedness!! Misty you are one of the bravest people that I have ever come across and how proud you must be now of your achievements. You have had such a hard life trying to help others...You deserve happiness now. A wonderfully written book!
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Awesome is a word that i find used for everyday things these days. I hate the word, it has been completely jargonized to the extreme. Everywhere you go people say awww its awesome, this is awesome or that is awesome. This is one time when I will stand up and that this book is nothing short of AWESOME. Its inspiring to read of this beautiful young lady's fight for freedom from abuse and how she haw overcome every single hardship and hurdle to become a truly inspirational person. My heart cried for her and I can only say that I wish her the very very best in the future. I have a feeling she's going to be very successful. God bless you Misty. Be happy girl.
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I cannot believe your parents could get away with what they put you and your sister through, I'm angry about that more than the Amish.. How do the Amish get away with having their own laws in America , surely they must be accountable to the President or Secretary of state. Or somebody,seriously just another CULT, how come the fbi have not got involved,???
They seem to be investigating all other Cults why not the Amish?
Good read, heartbreaking and heartwarming,suspenseful,
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I had never read about Amish before, I was horrified at such a cult allowing things to go on and still act as if it was gods will, Misty Griffin is a wonderful young lady who stood by her beliefs and moved forward. I recommend this book to all.
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I literally couldn't put this book down, it was a long read so exceptional value, and I was more than happy with my purchase. Misty, if you ever read these reviews I have to say one word to you.... Wow. And well done. Your strength is inspiring, I can't imagine how hard it was for you to literally change your whole life. People struggle with the unknown, and when we face changes that we know are best for us, it's rare to find the courage to step into the unknown. I guess that's why people stay in abusive relationships for so long, normality is what we know and sometimes no matter how bad things are, we stay in familiar situations. You literally had no idea what would be waiting for you when you left the Amish... what courage you had. I respect you. Thank you for making me aware of the Amish community. Like all religions, you have good and bad people and those bad ones should pay the price for their crimes. I'm so sorry the system failed you, it will be the disgusting paedophiles that go to Hell. And for those who turn a blind eye and allow this to happen, they will too.
I've never written a review before that is longer than a few sentences, so hopefully you will know your book has touched me greatly. Sending love from the UK, keep strong and I hope Samantha is ok and happy. Hope you both are reunited one day soon xx
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Misty story is an amazing one in three parts. Her first part of life was at the hands of her truly crazed mother and step father how the truly awful things her and her sister suffered at their hands went by unchecked is truly frightening. The Amish life seemed much kinder to her until she realised how fundamentally their rules were all mixed up and only seemed to punish the victims and not the perpetrated. This spurred her on to leave the Amish way behind and went on to achieve an amazing life educating herself to then be able to go on and do missionary work and help so many. She deserves her now happy life so much. An amazing book
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I was blown away by this book, it really is difficult reading about such abuse that takes place both when Misty was a child brought up by an evil mother and stepfather with her sister, aunt and Grandma also suffering abuse. Then she goes into the Amish community having been brought up to plain dress etc. You would hope her life improves, after all what could be worse than the life she lived with her parents? Yet more abuse as she is shunned by the Amish after going to the Police with her story of attempted rape and the abuse that is covered up under the name of religion within her Amish Community. I'm so glad Misty gave a voice to those who are silenced and this woman's courage should be an inspiration to all.
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