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Nicki Smithon December 7, 2014

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A very raw, honest story of one woman's battles with incestual abuse and addiction to prescribed pills. Whilst it's a heart wrenching read, it is also inspirational and heartwarming as the author overcame such incredible hurdles. It's a fantastic read, a real page turner.
The writer vs the work
By amazon shopper on 20 April 2011
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The fact that any survivor can tell their tale is hugely brave, to publish it even more so. Every child should be a wanted child yet Cassie, like many others, was not - and it overshadowed her whole life. She was left defenceless against her abuser who she feared and hated, yet the feeling I got was that her anger and distress was focused mainly on one person: her cold, unloving and rejecting mother.

We can look at this book in two ways: at the writer who was a real-life victim, and at the book as a work. The writer - I have immense respect for and wish that none of these books needed to be written: that such things didn't exist. I hope the telling was catharic for her. As a work - I found it less satisfying. Please don't misunderstand me when I say that from the first page, there was a shrillness in much of the book. Instead of letting the reader form their own opinion, you are hit over the head with constant cries of "What mother would do that?". Agreed - no mother would and should but it was a hard read, not because of its content but because of its repetitive and shrill tone. From the reviews, I see this opinion is not shared and I am glad it has been more rewarding (if that is the word) for others.




4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Truely moving and inspiratonal
By Mr. Aj Bayliss on 13 Nov. 2009
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I am not an avid reader but i read this book from cover to cover in a matter of hours. An honest,yet disburbing, excemptionally moving and inspirational story which grips you from the first page and although a turning of the page may bring on a new harrowing sad twist, whch leaves you feeling an aray of emotionals, turn the page you must to continue on with cassie through her tradgic, yet in my opinion, heroic life. Thank you to Cassie Harte an incredable strengh, for writing this exceptional book, it has surely touched, inspired and helped me and im sure it will many others. you are an inspiration!




4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Honest, moving and inspirational
By Silas Minkey on 30 Oct. 2009
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A supremely honest and moving account of this woman's struggle against the odds, which held me from the first page to the last. It's the complete opposite of the sort of misery memoire that catalogues a tragic life story, because Cassie takes us on the inspirational journey of how she overcame it all.





2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Harrowing, inspiring, thought provoking.....I can only hope to be as brave as Cassie Harte.
By Lynn Newport on 2 Jan. 2010
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From the first page to the last, you can not put this book down. Through all the harrowing things that happen one thing remains constant "Hope" often futile and misplaced but always there.

Although difficult to read in parts it's a book that will inspire anyone who reads it. Everyone who reads Cassies story will take something different away... but everyone will understand the need to listen to the children with no voices..... the children, who can not tell what is happening to them because the simply don't understand.

I have read many books like this one... but Cassies story although sad and very graphic in places is also compelling and gives hope to anyone who has suffered at the hands of an abuser.

Thank you Cassie for having the courage to tell your story and rest assured that you have inspired at least one person to listen carefully in the future!




1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
SHE TOLD THE WRONG ONE
By BAZ316 on 10 April 2013
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The true story of a little girl with a mother to hate. For some reason,the mother doesn't explain why,the mother hates Cassie and makes it clear that she isn't loved like the other kids.
Cassie's father shows love and affection for her,but he's so docile,so timid,that he won't stand up to the mother,which gets frustrating for the reader,but i guess you never truely understand a situation unless you're there.
Cassie does have a seemingly nice uncle who she adores for a while,but he soon shows his true colours and becomes detestable. So now Cassie must put up with the mother's lack of love and abundance of verbal abuse,with some physical,aswell as the sexual abuse from the pervert she calls uncle.
A disturbing story for sure,as the abuse,power control and mind games etc... goes on to her early twenties.
It's another book to get men feeling ashamed for being that sex,but this isn't an attack on them,it's just an honest account of what world she was living in.
This is grippingly written,as we find out just where her life went and what secrets destroyed her life further. Of course books of this ilk are upsetting to read,i am not ashamed to say i was teary eyed reading the nasty parts of this,many will cry loads over Cassie's disturbing life,i'm sure.
But this is a must read to understand the kind of world victim's like Cassie have to enjure and i thank her for sharing this brutal truth.
It appears she went one to have a happier life and i honestly hope it stays that way. All the best Cassie,and remember,you are loved.




1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A True but sad story
By fortiesbabe on 3 Nov. 2014
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Like other readers once I had read the first page I could not put the book down until I had to have a break! I couldn't believe the sad life this little girl was living with a unloving and cruel mother, but it is a true story as day after day she suffered physical and mental abuse from this uncaring and nasty woman desperately trying to gain affection and love without ever getting it, just rejection and hurt. Then the sexual abuse at such a young age was almost unbearable for me to read. The one person she told was the wrong one - not to be believed and called a liar. Bot of course in the late 50s/60s we did not question our parents' decisions and this poor girl just suffered with a life of hell causing extreme anxiety and physical hurt. The only respite having been prescribed addictive tranquilising drugs from her Doctor, eventually causing more distress. This Book must be read so that victims. even at present, must be believed in order for their abusers to be stopped. As I turned each page I was hoping and praying Cassie would get help but she seemed to be so unlucky - this dominant mother interfering with her career, criticising her choice of boyfriends when a teenager, and always the fear of the unwelcomed abuser turning up unexpectedly. I am so happy she eventually got the life and love she always craved for now, though of course the past can never leave you.

Cassie tells her story so clearly and truthfully. How she managed to get through her horrific childhood and young adult life so bravely and turn her life around afterwards really made me cry. She is a wonderful person and I wish her all the best.









5.0 out of 5 stars
I did tell I did
Bykaon 20 September 2015

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I couldn't put this book down and read it in a day. It is a sad world we live in when one doesn't get love from thier own parents and also the cruel and sickening behaviour of other human beings. But a story of survival, determination, heroism and hope. Well done Cassie. I am looking forward to the second book which delves deeper into the drug addiction as I think that as a separate story would help many people who have been down the same path and end up addicted or feeling worse and don't question thier gps about the prescriptions they hand out so easily.

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Five Stars
ByMrs J Northcotton 29 October 2015

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Good read



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5.0 out of 5 stars
An insight into an unknown world!
ByRosemaryon 22 August 2015

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On reading Cassie's story I was drawn into a world I had never (fortunately) had to enter before. There were many times I felt as if I was experiencing the trauma of her young life with her, which was both upsetting and disturbing, however Cassie's own strength and tenacity made the journey easier to travel.

It is so sad to hear how badly she was let down by the very person who should have protected her, which makes me wonder how many other children suffer the same fate...

I'd like to thank Cassie for her honesty and integrity and for finding the strength to commit her story to paper.



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Five Stars
Bycarol morleyon 6 May 2015

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thankyou






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5.0 out of 5 stars
Heartbreak ing
Byfionaon 28 April 2015

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This is a true account of the evil that lives and has lived on this earth but also of a horrific childhood the author is open and honest in this book and her fight to survive is just unbelievable I hope she sees this review and knows her story has touched me I'm off to read next book by her cassie harte you are truly a remarkable woman everyone should read this book survivor and much more




1 of 1 people found the following review helpful


5.0 out of 5 stars
Superb - A must Read!
ByCarol P.on 2 March 2015

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Cassie's story was so sad, but I am so grateful she wrote this book. It has inspired me to move on from my own abuse, and the demons that held me captive from my late childhood through my early adulthood. Cassie's strength to overcome such a horrific childhood and her ability to overcome prescription medication have proven that anything is possible with hard work and determination. This book definitely tugged at my heartstrings, but at the same time this book was hard to put down. I highly recommend this book to anyone that has suffered abuse. I contacted Cassie personally, and she was such a warm and friendly person. I have already purchased her next book Nobody Told Me.




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5.0 out of 5 stars
Heartbreaking but inspirational read
ByJaneron 23 December 2014

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As soon as I started this I couldn't stop. I read it in one sitting and felt so moved by it. What a horrific childhood/young adulthood Cassie had. Hard to read but refreshingly honest especially about the anti depressant dependency. I cried throughout but am glad she has found some happiness at last. Everyone should read it.



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5.0 out of 5 stars
You will not be disappointed!
ByMr. D. J. Brayon 9 November 2014

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Wow! What a compelling read... I couldn't put this book down!

Yes, it's emotional
Yes, It's shocking!
Yes, it's unbelievable!
Yes, it made me angry!

I truly felt all those emotions for Cassie....
All of those to be going on in her childhood and adulthood are a true mark of a brave lady who has come out the other side and written this incredible book!
Cassie, I salute you
If anyone is wondering whether to buy this or not.... do it!




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This is the best book I have ever read
ByJodie Blackmanon 8 November 2014

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This is the best book I have ever read!! As soon as you start reading it u don't want to put it down. I cried while reading it . Would definitly recommend this book xx






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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant, un-putdownable book
ByRhianon 5 November 2014

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You did tell Cassie, and told so well. Compelling but very upsetting to read. Brilliantly worded insight into what you suffered, tissues needed at the ready! Thank you for being so brave.




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5.0 out of 5 stars
A True but sad story
Byfortiesbabeon 3 November 2014

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Like other readers once I had read the first page I could not put the book down until I had to have a break! I couldn't believe the sad life this little girl was living with a unloving and cruel mother, but it is a true story as day after day she suffered physical and mental abuse from this uncaring and nasty woman desperately trying to gain affection and love without ever getting it, just rejection and hurt. Then the sexual abuse at such a young age was almost unbearable for me to read. The one person she told was the wrong one - not to be believed and called a liar. Bot of course in the late 50s/60s we did not question our parents' decisions and this poor girl just suffered with a life of hell causing extreme anxiety and physical hurt. The only respite having been prescribed addictive tranquilising drugs from her Doctor, eventually causing more distress. This Book must be read so that victims. even at present, must be believed in order for their abusers to be stopped. As I turned each page I was hoping and praying Cassie would get help but she seemed to be so unlucky - this dominant mother interfering with her career, criticising her choice of boyfriends when a teenager, and always the fear of the unwelcomed abuser turning up unexpectedly. I am so happy she eventually got the life and love she always craved for now, though of course the past can never leave you.




1 of 1 people found the following review helpful


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Four Stars
Bysonia ann dunkleyon 10 September 2014

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ty




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Five Stars
Byfionaon 29 July 2014

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fantastic story, although sad, but gives hope




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Four Stars
Bylyndaon 12 July 2014

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A very sad book but a compelling read



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Lovely book
ByDonna Hartupon 18 June 2014

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This book was amazing.beautifully written.and honest through out.Very sad but lovely.Well done Cassie for coming through it all.This book has really touched me.xx



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Fabulous
ByKerryon 4 June 2014

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A fantastic and honest book, made me feel so lucky that I have the most amazing mum who is always there for me every step of the way in my life! Just so pleased that you are finally happy Cassie, well done! Xx




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true story.
ByBrenda Cunninghamon 4 March 2014

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I found this a heart breaking story, but I think the author blamed everything on what happened to her in life on the abuse she suffered.



5.0 out of 5 stars
Has a touch other true stories don't. Excellent.
Bysugarpopladyon 4 December 2013

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Mind blowing. Broke my heart when I found out that this was a true story. Excellent plot, great language and an even better realistic touch to it. Thank you to the brave Cassie Hart who spoke out to her audience in many ways others wouldn't be able to.


ByChloe-Leigh Brookeson 17 September 2013

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A gripping ride through a horrifying childhood, to a drug induced rollercoaster ride of hidden secrets. To a hopeful future.



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Eye Opening.
ByCharlotte, Warrington.on 12 September 2013

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Brilliantly written. A life of disappointment & pain, but an ultimate tale of moving on from the past.
Really makes you think about if your life is "really that bad!"



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I id Tell, I did
ByPatsyon 3 August 2013

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Obviously it is not a book that one would love. But it was very true to what goes on in life for many people (children especially). It was very sad. But I could not stop reading it. I have recommended it to others who might be interested in this type of reading.



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moving beyond words
ByJulieon 9 June 2013

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A great read, very sad story, but depicted well by Cassie , a very brave woman who should be proud of her results



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5.0 out of 5 stars
SHE TOLD THE WRONG ONE
ByBAZ316on 10 April 2013

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The true story of a little girl with a mother to hate. For some reason,the mother doesn't explain why,the mother hates Cassie and makes it clear that she isn't loved like the other kids.
Cassie's father shows love and affection for her,but he's so docile,so timid,that he won't stand up to the mother,which gets frustrating for the reader,but i guess you never truely understand a situation unless you're there.
Cassie does have a seemingly nice uncle who she adores for a while,but he soon shows his true colours and becomes detestable. So now Cassie must put up with the mother's lack of love and abundance of verbal abuse,with some physical,aswell as the sexual abuse from the pervert she calls uncle.
A disturbing story for sure,as the abuse,power control and mind games etc... goes on to her early twenties.
It's another book to get men feeling ashamed for being that sex,but this isn't an attack on them,it's just an honest account of what world she was living in.
This is grippingly written,as we find out just where her life went and what secrets destroyed her life further. Of course books of this ilk are upsetting to read,i am not ashamed to say i was teary eyed reading the nasty parts of this,many will cry loads over Cassie's disturbing life,i'm sure.
But this is a must read to understand the kind of world victim's like Cassie have to enjure and i thank her for sharing this brutal truth.
It appears she went one to have a happier life and i honestly hope it stays that way. All the best Cassie,and remember,you are loved.



4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting read.
ByPenpalon 4 March 2013

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I enjoyed this book and the structure aided for an easy read. Cassie brings you into her life through her words and makes you feel like you know the characters. An excellent insight to her abused young life. I would recommend this book to anyone and just the right amount of pages too.



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Shocking
Byian crawfordon 4 March 2013

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How can a woman treat her daughter like that, she wasn't a mother that's why i didn't use the word, I am glad cassie is happy now and their would be a lot of women who would be proud to call cassie their daughter.


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I did tell, I did
ByDonna Smarton 2 March 2013

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A wonderful story of the strength of the human spirit and why everyone deserves to be loved.
An excellent story.



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An excellent read
ByKirstyWilliamsonon 24 February 2013

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The story was heartbreakingly sad but has a heart warming ending. A very good read would recommend it to anyone that likes stories like this.



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Amazing strength...
BySinead Everson 30 January 2013

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From beginning to end you feel for this person, an unbelievable Frank and detailed account of a life of abuse and torment, but strength and belief of the author make it so hard to put down......


ByChrison 17 January 2013

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This is an excellent story. As a Foster carer I found this book very interesting and helpful. There are many children in the world who are called liars when they really need help from the adults in their lives.



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Good storyline
Byclaire jameson 29 December 2012

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Good book well written loved the storyline would recommend to my friends to have a good read as I couldn't put the down.



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Happy
ByMr L C L Maceon 27 November 2012

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I am very happy with my item and will be buying from again in the future when need be. Thanks


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A good read
ByVivian Blackon 19 November 2012

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As sad as this story would be, I enjoyed it. I am not a great reader, but I read this book in one day and cried like a baby at the end. I bought 2 more similar books after, but didn't get passed page 30. I am not going to analyse it, I can only say I truely enjoyed it.



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A terrible story of a young girl who represents so many of the forgotten and mistreated children of society today. Such a shame
Byharel313on 9 October 2012

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A terrible story of a young girl who represents so many of the forgotten and mistreated children of society today. Such a shame that these kids slip through the system and that they are so damaged when their innocence is stolen so early.




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Gary
ByGon 20 September 2012

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What a gripping read a page turner of the highest order. No person never mind a child should have to suffer like Cassie. May you have happiness evermore


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brilliant - just brilliant
ByMrs. G. A. Rogerson 26 May 2012

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What an amazing book. What an amazing little girl. She survived an absolutely horrendous ordeal and has then created the most amazing book. I down loaded it onto my kindle, because I didnt want to wait to read it. Now I have a job putting it down to cook dinner. Keeps you wanting to read more, and sends you through every emotion imaginable. Wonder book. Really enjoyed it, hope to find more by Cassie Harte. x



5.0 out of 5 stars
I did tell i did by cassie
ByT'123on 9 January 2012

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Read in a day couldnt put phone as have kindle first book i brought n full on happy sad n heart breaking moments You a a brill human being my heart goes out 2 u n thank u 4 sharing your storie n i hope it helped u n helps some1 who can relate 2 u x


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brilliant
Byladybirdon 8 September 2011

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I have just finished reading this book and it left me so angry that i wanted to confront the mother i would have had one question Why.I couldn,t understand why she loved Uncle Bill so much why did she treat his daughter with such contempt I would of thought she would of loved Cassie like her other children.I have read loads of these unfortunate book that should never have to be written.I just wanted to scream at Cassie to tell someone but i have never been in that situation thank god I really enjoyed this book and i can gladly say it has a happy ending I just don,t understand why these kind of ppl have kids in the first place if all you are going to do is abuse them please do us all a favour and stop having kids


5.0 out of 5 stars
Inspiring bravity from a small child
ByMe, Myself and Ion 2 September 2011

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Picked this book up in the hotel library while away, and read it cover to cover in 6 undisturbed hours. It is totally harrowing in parts, and made me shed many a tear, how such brutal cruelty could happen by a mother to their child. I think that Cassie should be incredibly proud of how far she has come. It is such a shame that her unbiological father were not around to see what she has accomplished.


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3.0 out of 5 stars
The writer vs the work
Byamazon shopperon 20 April 2011

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The fact that any survivor can tell their tale is hugely brave, to publish it even more so. Every child should be a wanted child yet Cassie, like many others, was not - and it overshadowed her whole life. She was left defenceless against her abuser who she feared and hated, yet the feeling I got was that her anger and distress was focused mainly on one person: her cold, unloving and rejecting mother.

We can look at this book in two ways: at the writer who was a real-life victim, and at the book as a work. The writer - I have immense respect for and wish that none of these books needed to be written: that such things didn't exist. I hope the telling was catharic for her. As a work - I found it less satisfying. Please don't misunderstand me when I say that from the first page, there was a shrillness in much of the book. Instead of letting the reader form their own opinion, you are hit over the head with constant cries of "What mother would do that?". Agreed - no mother would and should but it was a hard read, not because of its content but because of its repetitive and shrill tone. From the reviews, I see this opinion is not shared and I am glad it has been more rewarding (if that is the word) for others.


5.0 out of 5 stars
To read or not to read
ByMel Sumneron 6 December 2010

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I found this book unique, in that I didn't want to put it down, but on the other hand i didn't want to pick it up.
Not pick it up for fear of what I might read in this utterly disturbing story.
You just never know what goes on behind closed doors.
A book every parent should read.

Cary Vincent



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What didn't break her, certainly made her stronger
ByMrs. Sally Butcheron 5 May 2010

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A very good, sad, but true read . I read the whole book in one evening - and so did my daughter! A strong woman indeed.



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5.0 out of 5 stars
amazining true to life experience
ByAmazon Customeron 21 April 2010

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this is the best book i have ever read, as it all happened to me mostly i could relate with what cassie was saying. it was very sad from begining to end, but a book u couldnt put down.i am so looking forward to her next book as she is a very brilliant writer who lets u understand the story as told by cassies younger life.


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a captivating and heartbreaking story full of hope
ByJb Kirkleyon 20 April 2010

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I did tell i did has been without exception the best book i have ever ever read and i read a lot of books.
Cassie holds your attention from the beginning of the book right through to the end and beyond. Cassie offers her readers hope through the dark clouds and has inspired me to never give up.
Thank you so much cassie


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5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing and Inspirational
ByKylie Mckenzieon 11 January 2010

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Beautiful, inspiring book and written with such talent and understanding. A great story, well worth the read! Well Done Cassie and Thank you x



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5.0 out of 5 stars
Harrowing, inspiring, thought provoking.....I can only hope to be as brave as Cassie Harte.
ByLynn Newporton 2 January 2010

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From the first page to the last, you can not put this book down. Through all the harrowing things that happen one thing remains constant "Hope" often futile and misplaced but always there.

Although difficult to read in parts it's a book that will inspire anyone who reads it. Everyone who reads Cassies story will take something different away... but everyone will understand the need to listen to the children with no voices..... the children, who can not tell what is happening to them because the simply don't understand.

I have read many books like this one... but Cassies story although sad and very graphic in places is also compelling and gives hope to anyone who has suffered at the hands of an abuser.

Thank you Cassie for having the courage to tell your story and rest assured that you have inspired at least one person to listen carefully in the future!


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5.0 out of 5 stars
Truely moving and inspiratonal
ByMr. Aj Baylisson 13 November 2009

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I am not an avid reader but i read this book from cover to cover in a matter of hours. An honest,yet disburbing, excemptionally moving and inspirational story which grips you from the first page and although a turning of the page may bring on a new harrowing sad twist, whch leaves you feeling an aray of emotionals, turn the page you must to continue on with cassie through her tradgic, yet in my opinion, heroic life. Thank you to Cassie Harte an incredable strengh, for writing this exceptional book, it has surely touched, inspired and helped me and im sure it will many others. you are an inspiration!


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5.0 out of 5 stars
Honest, moving and inspirational
BySilas Minkeyon 30 October 2009

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A supremely honest and moving account of this woman's struggle against the odds, which held me from the first page to the last. It's the complete opposite of the sort of misery memoire that catalogues a tragic life story, because Cassie takes us on the inspirational journey of how she overcame it all.

From Amazon.com

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5.0 out of 5 stars Invasion of Her Sacred Space..., March 19, 2012



By

Elizabeth Wallace


This review is from: I Did Tell, I Did: The True Story of a Little Girl Betrayed by Those Who Should Have Loved Her. Cassie Harte (Paperback)

...what balm can ever mend?
I met Cassie Harte in an Amazon memoir discussion group. The concept of child rape is abhorrent to any human being. Any to whom it is not are not "human." And so I was in no hurry to delve into what can only be the most despicable nightmare. But as I began to correspond with Cassie (now age 65) I wanted to know three things:
How did she survive?
How could she ever have a relationship with a man?
Where did she get the courage to write this story that has sold over 91,000 copies?

I ordered it on Amazon, put everything else aside and absorbed the travesty in tears, shock, anger and horror.
TEARS for the child she had to give up for adoption and her profound sacrifice and loss that continues to this day, (they met in his young adulthood).
SHOCK that the man who violated her time and time again from the age of six was her biological father!
ANGER towards her own mother for "feeding her to the dog."
HORROR at the side-effects from her withdrawl from benzodiazepine drugs that she was fed for decades to mask her unbearable pain.

She now lives with her husband and daughter in Great Britain and cares for abused donkeys and horses.

"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to suffer." Gospel of Luke 17:2

Elizabeth Wallace is the author of: "The Invisible Thread: A Journey Home."

ByLM Ellison June 24, 2015

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Very good reading material


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Hope for Cassie
Bydeb tattanon April 27, 2015

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Kept me interested. Kept waiting and hoping Cassie would get the answers she so desperately wanted. To make a life from such brutal abuse was commendable. Couldn't put book down.


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good book
ByTina Grieserton April 21, 2015

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keep me wanted to read more... enjoy reading true stories



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Five Stars
ByAmazon Customeron April 11, 2015

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Very moving




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Superb Read
ByCarol P.on February 28, 2015

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I must say his was a hard read, and it really tugged at my heart. This book not only helped me to overcome the abuse I suffered as a child and helped me cope through the turmoil I encountered in my adult life. I highly recommend it for anyone who has endured similar circumstances. It is a great read and will you give you the power to believe anything is possible with hope and courage. I must add I contacted Cassie, and she is a "real" person with a kind heart. I plan to purchase her next book.



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A heartbreaking read of child sexual abuse and mental abuse ...
ByNicki Smithon December 7, 2014

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A heartbreaking read of child sexual abuse and mental abuse. The very people that should've been protecting Cassie harmed her. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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Five Stars
ByAmazon Customeron August 1, 2014

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good


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Five Stars
ByLynda Carneyon July 22, 2014

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loved this book


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I enjoyed this book and was interested in reading something like ...
ByFedora Haton July 19, 2014

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I enjoyed this book and was interested in reading something like this. I was involved with CASA many years ago so this was of interest to me. I'm glad it turned out better than I thought. Usually children of this background pass on the same lifestyle but Cassie made a wonderful turnaround. She perservied many hardships and found a way to forgive all the people in her life that made it so difficult for her. I give Cassie 5 stars for turning out the way she did.


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Four Stars
ByJo Ledfordon July 13, 2014

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Very difficult to read, but I couldn't put it down!



ByLM Ellison June 24, 2015

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Very good reading material


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Hope for Cassie
Bydeb tattanon April 27, 2015

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Kept me interested. Kept waiting and hoping Cassie would get the answers she so desperately wanted. To make a life from such brutal abuse was commendable. Couldn't put book down.



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good book
ByTina Grieserton April 21, 2015

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keep me wanted to read more... enjoy reading true stories


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Five Stars
ByAmazon Customeron April 11, 2015

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Very moving


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Superb Read
ByCarol P.on February 28, 2015

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I must say his was a hard read, and it really tugged at my heart. This book not only helped me to overcome the abuse I suffered as a child and helped me cope through the turmoil I encountered in my adult life. I highly recommend it for anyone who has endured similar circumstances. It is a great read and will you give you the power to believe anything is possible with hope and courage. I must add I contacted Cassie, and she is a "real" person with a kind heart. I plan to purchase her next book.


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A heartbreaking read of child sexual abuse and mental abuse ...
ByNicki Smithon December 7, 2014

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A heartbreaking read of child sexual abuse and mental abuse. The very people that should've been protecting Cassie harmed her. Thank you for sharing your story with us.



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Five Stars
ByAmazon Customeron August 1, 2014

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good


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Five Stars
ByLynda Carneyon July 22, 2014

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loved this book



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I enjoyed this book and was interested in reading something like ...
ByFedora Haton July 19, 2014

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I enjoyed this book and was interested in reading something like this. I was involved with CASA many years ago so this was of interest to me. I'm glad it turned out better than I thought. Usually children of this background pass on the same lifestyle but Cassie made a wonderful turnaround. She perservied many hardships and found a way to forgive all the people in her life that made it so difficult for her. I give Cassie 5 stars for turning out the way she did.


can only be the most despicable nightmare. But as I began to correspond with Cassie (now age 65) I wanted to know three things:
How did she survive?
How could she ever have a relationship with a man?
Where did she get the courage to write this story that has sold over 91,000 copies?

I ordered it on Amazon, put everything else aside and absorbed the travesty in tears, shock, anger and horror.
TEARS for the child she had to give up for adoption and her profound sacrifice and loss that continues to this day, (they met in his young adulthood).
SHOCK that the man who violated her time and time again from the age of six was her biological father!
ANGER towards her own mother for "feeding her to the dog."
HORROR at the side-effects from her withdrawl from benzodiazepine drugs that she was fed for decades to mask her unbearable pain.

She now lives with her husband and daughter in Great Britain and cares for abused donkeys and horses.

"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to suffer." Gospel of Luke 17:2

Elizabeth Wallace is the author of: "The Invisible Thread: A Journey Home."



I Did Tell, I Did: The True Story of a Little Girl Betrayed by Those Who Should Have Loved Her. Cassie Harte.



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Initial post: May 1, 2012 5:34:28 AM PDT

Cassie Harte says:

Thank you Elizabeth, not just for reading my story but for understanding. I wrote I DID TELL I DID to hopefully inpsire others who had suffered in the same way and/or to enlighten those who hadn't. The hundreds of e-mails, messages etc from readers, show me that I have. The 'HORROR' of the dependency is described in my next book NOBODY TOLD ME that I am currently looking to place with a publisher, if I can find someone who will take it. The prescribed medication problem is as huge now as it was back in the 60's, here in the UK and in the US. Thank you again .
Cassie Harte author I DID TELL I DID


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Four Stars
ByJo Ledfordon July 13, 2014

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Very difficult to read, but I couldn't put it down!



...what balm can ever mend?
I met Cassie Harte in an Amazon memoir discussion group. The concept of child rape is abhorrent to any human being. Any to whom it is not are not "human." And so I was in no hurry to delve into what can only be the most despicable nightmare. But as I began to correspond with Cassie (now age 65) I wanted to know three things:
How did she survive?
How could she ever have a relationship with a man?
Where did she get the courage to write this story that has sold over 91,000 copies?

I ordered it on Amazon, put everything else aside and absorbed the travesty in tears, shock, anger and horror.
TEARS for the child she had to give up for adoption and her profound sacrifice and loss that continues to this day, (they met in his young adulthood).
SHOCK that the man who violated her time and time again from the age of six was her biological father!
ANGER towards her own mother for "feeding her to the dog."
HORROR at the side-effects from her withdrawl from benzodiazepine drugs that she was fed for decades to mask her unbearable pain.

She now lives with her husband and daughter in Great Britain and cares for abused donkeys and horses.

"It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to suffer." Gospel of Luke 17:2

Elizabeth Wallace is the author of: "The Invisible Thread: A Journey Home."





18 of 20 people found the following review helpful


2.0 out of 5 stars
Frustrating
ByMGon November 19, 2011

While my heart broke for the author throughout this heart wrenching real life story of unimaginable abuse, now that I have finished the book I am left with nothing but frustration. I understand the feel of confronting such a hateful mother and evil abuser but I honestly thought the author would have found the strength and self worth to confront these monsters in her adult life. I waited throuout the later chapters hoping this would come but her abusers continued to rule her life, continued to abuse her right thru to their death. I'm happy for the author that she thinks she found some sort of 'peace' in her life but my experience tells me that she will secretly always suffer as she never took the opportunity she was continuously offered in adulthood to truly stop the abuse. And stand up for a child, herself, that was horribly mistreated and abused her entire life.



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well done
Bypurple permeliaon June 26, 2013

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Cassie Harte did not get a happy life. She struggled with long-term sexual abuse as a child, with a mother who had zero motherly feelings toward her, with loneliness, with betrayal, with prescription medication. But she is a survivor. She learned early in life from a close friendship that love is possible. She kept trying. She kept searching for a life of her own.

I found the portion of Cassie's story where she realizes how sick the prescription medications are making her to be unbelievably important. My late husband had this same issue and did not survive it. Cassie is an amazingly strong and smart woman to have understood that the medications were clouding her judgment and ultimately doing more harm than good. I am not anti-medication, far from it. I think each person needs to exercise caution with all medications. For Cassie, she needed to face her psychic pain and learn how to function on her own. And she does! She continues to love fully even when she cannot have the person she loves in her life.

Cassie's life is not an easy read; it's painful. She writes well, but she is honest about her struggles. And many of her experiences are not ones most people will have. But her story is full of important life messages for all of us. Perhaps the most important one is to keep believing in yourself.




3 of 3 people found the following review helpful


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Very good book!!!
Bylatoya pinkneyon December 15, 2013

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I loved this book, I don't wish this abuse on no one...I cried through the whole book! Please be prepared to do the same!!



2 of 2 people found the following review helpful


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Amazing book!!!!
ByMaryannenaroon November 25, 2013

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Dearest Cassie - you are a remarkable woman!! Your story moved me tremendously!! I cried for you and just wanted to wrap my arms around you to give you the love & reassurance you so deserved. None of what happened to you WAS your fault ! May the rest of your life be amazing & beautiful! I wish you ALL THE BEST!



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How cruel is this?
ByPriyanthi Ellawalaon February 25, 2014

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It is a true story and shocking. it is unbelievable how a mother could be so cruel. It makes you appreciate your family more.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful


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Heart breaking
ByAmazon Customeron April 29, 2014

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This story is an example of the leading effects of sexual abuse and how easily manipulated the young brain is.



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Superb Read
ByCarol P.on February 28, 2015

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I must say his was a hard read, and it really tugged at my heart. This book not only helped me to overcome the abuse I suffered as a child and helped me cope through the turmoil I encountered in my adult life. I highly recommend it for anyone who has endured similar circumstances. It is a great read and will you give you the power to believe anything is possible with hope and courage. I must add I contacted Cassie, and she is a "real" person with a kind heart. I plan to purchase her next book



I enjoyed this book and was interested in reading something like ...

ByFedora Haton July 19, 2014

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I enjoyed this book and was interested in reading something like this. I was involved with CASA many years ago so this was of interest to me. I'm glad it turned out better than I thought. Usually children of this background pass on the same lifestyle but Cassie made a wonderful turnaround. She perservied many hardships and found a way to forgive all the people in her life that made it so difficult for her. I give Cassie 5 stars for turning out the way she did.



5.0 out of 5 stars
Heart-breaking
ByAnna Englishon June 26, 2013

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Excellently written. Such a courageous account. It's not easy to read and is terribly sad, but it should be read. My heart goes out to Cassie and I found joy in her picking up the pieces and putting herself together after such horrid abuse, and sadness in all that was done so wrong to her. Read it.



5 of 8 people found the following review helpful


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I Did Tell I did
BySabrina Rutteron November 24, 2010

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Cassie Harte was born to a mother who never wanted her, and a father who could never stand up to that mother for the cruel way she treated their little daughter. There were no hugs, no birthday parties, no christmas worth remembering for little Cassie. That in itself was bad enough, but for Cassie there was a whole lot more heartache in store.
I have to say that I'm amazed by this womans strength, the things she has accomplished, and her sheer will to live. So many people in her situtation would have chose suicide or really completely lost it, but somehow she came through it all. She might have emotional scars, but what great soldier comes out of battle without such scars? Yes I compared her to a soldier. She might not have been fighting a physical war, but her battle is definantly one that deserves recognition.
May God continue to answer your prayers Cassie, I don't know anyone who deserves it more.


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good
ByMike Harrison October 17, 2013

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I would reccommend these sellers. They were quick about getting books out. the books were all in shape described. very very satisfied with their service and look for them in the future for other purchases.


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Sad but true
ByDeborah Jon January 8, 2014

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You'll both love and hate this book. I cried through the whole book. If you have been sexually abused, you will identify with this victim.



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Hope for Cassie
Bydeb tattanon April 27, 2015

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Kept me interested. Kept waiting and hoping Cassie would get the answers she so desperately wanted. To make a life from such brutal abuse was commendable. Couldn't put book down.




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A heartbreaking read of child sexual abuse and mental abuse ...
ByNicki Smithon December 7, 2014

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A heartbreaking read of child sexual abuse and mental abuse. The very people that should've been protecting Cassie harmed her. Thank you for sharing your story with us.



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Good story
ByDebra Andrewson April 14, 2013

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It irritates me whike reading books like this that people dont believe these children. I sometimes get so upset while reading and have to put it down for a while.


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No-one deserves this - No-one.
ByJulie Ashbyon December 7, 2013

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It's hard to say you could rate such a story well but my 5 stars go to the writer who deserves more. What's wrong with our world?


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Goood
ByAmazon Customeron April 21, 2014

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I rated it why do I need to write a review? If it's good then it's good if it's bad then it's bad if it is excellent then it is.


ByCindy Gon August 9, 2013

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This is a sad sad story. I enjoyed reading it as its an easy quick read. It isn't a get engrossed init book



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great
Bydogwalkeron June 27, 2013

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sad book writter made you feel like you were there I could fee every emotion would recomend it to anyone


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hard to read at first..
ByTerry Tulakon May 4, 2013

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alittle hard to read in the begining.. but was a very good read I really enjoyed this book. very intense


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good book
ByTina Grieserton April 21, 2015

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keep me wanted to read more... enjoy reading true stories


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Four Stars
ByJo Ledfordon July 13, 2014

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Very difficult to read, but I couldn't put it down


1 of 2 people found the following review helpful


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pretty good read
ByChihuahua loveron December 13, 2012

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its a good story. If you enjoy these kinds of books. Its well written, and easy to follow. Cassie did a great job telling the story



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Five Stars
ByLM Ellison June 24, 2015

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Very good reading material





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I did tell, I did = a heart breaking story of a young little girl.
BySgt.Mac usmcon March 26, 2013

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I thought that this series of traumatic issues could never have happened to anyone, especially the person that had given birth to such a precious gift from GOD (or from some other type of engery form). I started reading quite casually, and before I had thought about it, I had read several chapters - almost 200 pages before I put the book down for the day. The personal experiences that's shared, should brings a person to the realization that the gift of life they are blessed with (when having children) is the best, most tender loving part of living, and having the moral obligation in that of being blessed with and being able to take care of such as the precious charge of creation. How could a person "NOT LOVE THEIR OWN FLESH" ?????????? I believe that anyone who feels that (or remembers that) these things have happened to someone they know, the victum needs to be heard, and helped. SemperFi >> SgtMac usmc


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Five Stars
ByLynda Carneyon July 22, 2014

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loved this book



2 of 4 people found the following review helpful


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Intense
ByLabon December 11, 2011

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Cassie survived and didn't let abuse and addiction rule her life . I'm glad she took control and confronted one with words and another with a letter . It helped me see never give up even if it takes years . Things can change later in life .


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Five Stars
ByAmazon Customeron April 11, 2015

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Very moving



0 of 1 people found the following review helpful


5.0 out of 5 stars
Great read - awfully sad story
ByBrigitteon January 16, 2014

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I could not believe how cold harded people can be, when reading this story. I wanted to keep on readying and readying. Great read, awfully sad story!




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Five Stars
ByAmazon Customeron August 1, 2014

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good







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Five Stars
Byfionaon 12 September 2015

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Brave inspiration this lady is a true surivor highly recommend this book x



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An eye opening must read book
ByJaneron 3 January 2015

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After reading her first book 'I did tell, I did' I bought this one straight away.
Such an inspirational and very harrowing read. Cassie has gone through so much and is brutally honest throughout everything.
As someone who has taken anti depressant medication for years I was very intrigued about this side of the book. It's shocking and eye opening how doctors were so readily prescribing these tablets.
I cried throughout this book and thoroughly encourage others to read it. Inspirational.



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5.0 out of 5 stars
A massive eye opener, heart wrenching read
Bygaynoron 22 December 2014

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I cant begin to explain how much this book has touched my heart strings, this book has really set a standard to highlight the needs and effects of prescribed medication, the fight in the author is just as the fight she had in the first book, "I did tell i did." there is no joy in medication but through the words of CASSIE HARTE you can finally get a chance to understand what a tiny part of it can feel like, I hugely recommend you read this book, im so pleased i did,



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Powerful and Inspiring
ByC. owenon 7 December 2014

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I am the author of Living With EvilI read this book in one night, I couldn't put it down. Cassie is very open and honest and courageous to be able to open up the way she does. I suffered something similar albeit for four years on prozac in 1997 when my doctor would not advise or support me in coming off prozac and getting my life back.

Very powerful and well written book, I also read "I did tell, I did" and found that to be heartbreaking and powerful and above all inspiring too, as the author of "Living with Evil" by Cynthia Owen.


ByAmazon Customeron 12 December 2015

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What a poorly written book it belongs in a pound store if anywhere

Cassie Harte COMMENTED 1 day ago


Thank you for your review, as other readers left contact details, I thank them personally but cannot do this in your case. Every review is replied to and the reader thanked. Yours is the first negative I have had regarding I DID TELL but you are entitled to your opinion. Thank you for buying my book as every royalty is gratefully received. I am sorry you did not read what others read but that perhaps is in your reading and interpreting of my story. Thank you again



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Five Stars
Bymike kenwardon 23 November 2014

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Very good book so gripping you cant put it down.x