Pretense Unveiled

by Bella Gregor



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/5/2011

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 388
ISBN : 9781449726645
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 388
ISBN : 9781449726652
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 388
ISBN : 9781449726669

About the Book

Pretense Unveiled is a true account of the emotional, physical, and sexual abuse that eight children endured during the late 1950s–70s, told through the eyes of the oldest girl, Bella Lorne. Before any substantial healing took place in her own life, she faced many years of an abusive marriage to Jimmie Gore.


Mental and physical abuse plagued the eleven-year union and was made worse by the adoption of a foreign child who got caught in the web.


Determination to rescue her six smaller siblings from the pedophilia and violence constantly compelled her. Ever aware of God’s abiding grace, she conquered mountains and valleys but only after stepping boldly into the truth of God’s Word. 


First, though, there were nightmares to face. Would the adopted daughter ever be honest or pure?  Would Jimmie ever grow up? Bella learned the hardest way possible that survival depended on truth rather than pretense.


About the Author

Short stories, poetry, and devotionals Bella has writtenhave been published in the magazines, including Cross and Switchblade, Seek, The Gem, Purpose, Story Mates, Bread for God’s Children, Partners, Once Upon a Time, and an online women’s magazine WAHMzone as well as local newspapers. Her first book, Haystack Shepherds, was published in November, 2010. 


Gaelon and I live in a large country home on a prime acre of land and enjoy his nearing retirement years. Recently I have completed three courses of biblical counseling through the American Association of Christian Counseling in Forest, Virginia; I was ordained as a minister in April of 2008.