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Paige Dearth

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SOME DIRT ON PAIGE:

Born and raised in Plymouth Meeting, a small town west of Philadelphia, Paige Dearth was a victim of child rape and spent her early years yearning for a better life. To escape the unwanted attentions of her molester, a pedophile uncle who lived with the family, she married at the age of nineteen and moved with her new husband to Chula Vista, California. After two years of marriage during which she struggled to make ends meet, she became pregnant, only to discover that her husband was a heroin addict. Paige waited for the birth of her daughter and when the baby was just eight months old, moved back to Pennsylvania. With no formal education or money to f
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Paige Dearth Hi Julie,

I mailed you an autographed copy the middle of last week.

When you have finished reading One Among Us, let me know what you think I would love…more
Hi Julie,

I mailed you an autographed copy the middle of last week.

When you have finished reading One Among Us, let me know what you think I would love to hear from you.

Love,
Paige
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Paige Dearth Hey Harper! Thank you so much for the note and question. I'm really happy to know that you enjoy my work. I'm currently finishing up my next…moreHey Harper! Thank you so much for the note and question. I'm really happy to know that you enjoy my work. I'm currently finishing up my next novel...more to come on that soon. I have several projects lined up and will continue to write! My deepest gratitude for your support.

Warmly,
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Believe Like A Child (Sample first eleven pages) (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Kindle or paperback editions: http://www.amazon.com/Believe-Like-Child-Paige-Dearth/dp/1461105676/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1309425438&sr=8-1 Fiction never seemed so real. Alessa, a seven year old girl is raped in her home for nine years until she seeks refuge in the streets of Philadelphia. Alone at the age of sixteen in North Philadelphia, she encounters more human predators who want to take over her life. Alessa manages to break away from her new tormentors and flees to a shelter for homeless women. Wherever she goes, however, trouble keeps seeking her out, until she meets three people who change the course of her life forever. But as she begins to settle down, a ghost from the past comes to haunt her again. While the subject matter is harsh, the novel is written so that readers can enjoy a fast paced suspenseful thriller. Strap in for a ride you will never forget.

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"This is the third book I have read by Paige Dearth, I read them out of order, but that did not effect the story at all. I will start by saying this is a novel with language, violence and child abuse, so be forewarned instead of leaving a bad revie..." Read more of this review »
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"That was the most harrowing book I have ever read. I had a terrible foreboding the whole way through that it wasn't going to end well. Very brave of Paige Dearth to write a book like this and I hope the people that read it realise that it isn't wh..." Read more of this review »
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“They shared a sensation that was as addictive as a needle full of heroin to a street junkie.”
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“Sometimes, we are so focused on what we want that we are blind to the things that make us happy. It’s just incredible, and when I focus on what is right in front of me, nothing else matters. All my worries vanish.”
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“JUST LISTEN

“When your mind is quiet and you listen closely, you will hear the children weeping silently. If you can’t quite hear their cries, then listen with your eyes. These are the children of the streets, who have learned pain and suffering before they ever had a chance to experience life. Do not ignore their cries for help, for all they wish is that you will rescue them. They do not have a family that wants them, they don’t know how it feels to be loved and they’ve never lived anywhere that felt like home…the streets are where they find their voice and relief from all of the suffering.

Just listen and you’ll see them.”
Paige Dearth, When Smiles Fade

“It is our flaws that make each one of us so perfect.”
Paige Dearth

“The important thing in life is not where you came from,but where you are going.”
Paige Dearth, Believe Like a Child

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“It is our flaws that make each one of us so perfect.”
Paige Dearth

“Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood.”
Jane Yolen, Touch Magic: Fantasy, Faerie & Folklore in the Literature of Childhood

“JUST LISTEN

“When your mind is quiet and you listen closely, you will hear the children weeping silently. If you can’t quite hear their cries, then listen with your eyes. These are the children of the streets, who have learned pain and suffering before they ever had a chance to experience life. Do not ignore their cries for help, for all they wish is that you will rescue them. They do not have a family that wants them, they don’t know how it feels to be loved and they’ve never lived anywhere that felt like home…the streets are where they find their voice and relief from all of the suffering.

Just listen and you’ll see them.”
Paige Dearth, When Smiles Fade

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

“Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Sherri Jones What can I say about this book....From the moment I read the description, I waited for Paige to send me a copy in the mail(Thank you sooooo much Paige) I was not by any means disappointed! I applaude Paige for taking the chance to write about issues that some would find over the top and outlandish. I, myself, could relate to some of the occurrences that developed through "When Smiles Fade." "Normal" people would think these types of experiences don't exist, but in reality, they do! Alot more than most of us would like to admit. Being in law enforcement I have been jaded by what I have seen and wish that most of the victims could find a more encouraging way to survive, when faced with the same circumstances as Emma. I almost had to chuckle though, at the amount that Emma did, in fact, get away with. And anyone who was fully engulfed in the book, as I was, would not have been surprised by the ending. Well done Paige, I bow my head to you, please keep writing


message 4: by Josie

Josie Grimm I'm on break from school and start back on the 11th of March, I see that you've finally come out with your new book! and since I have oodles of time to catch up on my reading... welp, I just bought your newest and I am super excited to read it. Thank you for giving me another good read! :D (And something to do besides chores) ;)


message 3: by Jia

Jia yousuf thanks for the frnd request!:)


message 2: by Paige

Paige Dearth For all of my giveaway bloggers and interested friends. There is a 4 week giveaway for Believe Like A Child happening. Please visit Jennifer’s blog site this week to enter to win:

April 21 – 27: Can’t Put It Down – A Book Review Blog http://readitreviewit.wordpress.com/a...

TOME TRAVEL – BOOK GIVEAWAY – BELIEVE LIKE A CHILD
•4 bloggers, 1 author, 8 winners, 2 novels
•2 winners of a paperback or Kindle copy of Believe Like A Child (US & UK only for e-book) from each blog site
•All 8 winners will automatically receive a copy of Paige Dearth’s new novel, WHEN SMILES FADE, coming in Summer 2012

April 28 – May 4: Page Flipperz – Kat With Many Tales (http://pageflipperz.blogspot.com/p/co...)

May 5 – May 11: Mary’s Cup of Tea (http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com/search/...)

May 12 – May 18: Fade Into Fantasy (http://fadeintofantasy.com/)


message 1: by Paige

Paige Dearth Sign up for a book giveaway (Believe Like A Child) and author interview...thank you, Brandi.

Love,
Paige

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