A Sheep Amongst Wolves: A True Story of Child Abuse

From early childhood, Rosa finds herself in a constant struggle of survival where she is let down by every adult around her except her dear grandfather, Nonno. But Nonno, her only stability in life, has to leave for Italy and then her parents subsequently divorce. Her mother’s work means Rosa is left in the most dangerous hands possible; the hands of a sexual predator. 


assunta-harrisRosa’s mother remarries and what promises to be a fresh start soon turns out to be poison. For her mother’s fear of being left alone causes her to emotionally abandon her child and ignore the stepfather’s cruel verbal, physical and emotional abuse. 

With a good heart and a determination to fight she tries to find friends in the smallest places. However, as with everything else in her life, circumstances seem just as determined to crush her spirit beyond repair. 

WARNING: This book is a true story of child abuse and contains material that some readers may find disturbing. 
NOTE: False names have been used in this true life account.

Taylor Pyles

Tom "Taylor" Pyles is a child abuse survivor and the founder The Blue Ribbon Project. He has been a police officer with Annapolis Police Department for over a decade and is assigned as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Section.  When not working, you'll find him spending time with his family and out enjoying the countryside on two wheels. 

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