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I Thought I Wouldn't Tell It: A Memoir of Hard Life and Hope [Kindle Edition]

Deloris Dallas
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In this memoir, Deloris Dallas recalls growing up on Jamaica, an island whose beauty often contradicted ugly moments in her childhood. From her birth in the rural island countryside to abandonment by her parents, she faced life-or-death challenges earlier than most. When she was at a foster home farm, grownups were often enemies. As an adolescent, they often betrayed her trust.

But she remained determined to learn and grow, which led to a flight from her homeland to the United States when she was an adult. The journey forced her to leave her children and break the law, and also forced her to confront sex traffickers.

It was only through years of hard work that she was able to return to Jamaica, rescue her children from poverty, and bring them to the United States, where they could be safe. Although she has been scarred, she somehow beat the odds to build a better life for herself and her family.

Join an immigrant from Jamaica on a tremendous journey, and discover how she found out where she came from, who she is, and why she continues to believe that anything is possible in this amazing memoir.


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About the Author

Deloris Dallas is a wife, mother, author, and entrepreneur. A native of Jamaica, she immigrated to the United States and became a practical nurse and certified medical assistant. She also worked as a teacher's assistant and operated a Jamaican restaurant with her husband. The couple opened Dallas Foster Home in 2005 to provide a safe and caring home for children; they currently live in Portland, Oregon.

Product Details

  • File Size: 256 KB
  • Print Length: 121 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: AbbottPress (March 25, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JEHF9Y2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,308,277 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars each one teach one April 9, 2014
By MoJo61
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It takes courage to share your personal journey. I pray Deloris has surrendered the burden of pain she has carried for so many years. Writing is a cathartic experience. Continued blessings to her and her family
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I was inspired by a Mother's journey from Tragedy to Hope and Triumph. No matter the circumstances she put her Children first and kept her faith. Yes, a must read.
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This book is very easy to read,it pulls you in and show you how one struggles can be a platform for success. This is a must read it will change your life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Universal Truth August 14, 2014
I love to read stories of people who have won in life despite the challenges they've faced along the way. Deloris Dallas' story kept me riveted from the beginning to the end and I really appreciated the fact that she shared the lessons she learned, the way she applied them to her life and I honestly felt as though she was teaching me, through her experiences, how to be wiser as a young woman and practice–not only discernment–but to always stand up for myself and to never be ashamed of my story. Through the raw sharing of her journey, her truth universally resonates. You can't help but to feel the impact of her story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A woman of courage... May 14, 2014
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I was so surprised to hear that someone that I knew wrote a book,I just couldn't wait to get it on Amazon so I could start reading it. From the beginning the book was so interesting I just couldn't put it down because you see I know this Author personally,many of the people and places mentioned in the book I knew,but I was amazed to know the back ground story of this woman's life. You would've never imagined that she had experience such things. I read the book in less than twenty four hours. I enjoyed the book very much,and I love it and would love to read more from her.
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