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When Angels Die

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July, 1993, a young, single mother became the target of a sadistic rapist. Her world was instantly turned upside down as she was viciously assaulted and left for dead in front of her young children. This story takes you from a broken, shattered life and details how she was able to rebuild her world, while dealing with nightmares and flashbacks, mind-numbing fear, pain, the ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published June 23rd 2012
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Jun 07, 2014 Marjorie rated it it was amazing
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This book is really good but sad too. It is about a woman and her children who are living alone. Her friend and her friend's boyfriend come over one night to borrow some money. They sit and visit for a bit. Later on in the week the boyfriend comes back and the woman sees who he is and thinks since he is her friend's boyfriend he is okay to let into her house at night. But once he comes into her house he begins to assault her very viciously, rapes, and beats her. H
Tandeep Kalsi
Jan 02, 2013 Tandeep Kalsi rated it it was amazing
After reading this book I feel that this book can raise the confidence of an individual. This book conveys the message that whatever the situations are you can surpass all the difficulties if you have a belief in God and yourself.. Hat's off to the writer \m/
Vanessa Thompson
Jun 15, 2014 Vanessa Thompson rated it it was amazing
5.0 stars *****
An unbelieveable account of a woman's struggle after a nightmare!, May 9, 2014

Upon the start of reading this book: When Angels Die from Ms. Caroline de Chavigny, I was confused by the opening letter from the prison system.

I knew in my heart this book would speak to me. I have not been a victim of a violent crime such as the author have, however she was and will always be a "hero" in my vision. This incredible and vicious brutal attack was something that would have had me stuck in
R.W. Lang
Apr 20, 2015 R.W. Lang rated it it was amazing
Caroline's frightening account of being raped, occluded, stabbed and left for dead will leave you screaming with outrage. Unconscious and near death, she begged for more time to raise her young sons, as the Angel of Mercy called her home. Helicoptered to a hospital, she was stitched back together, but she didn't know her physical damage would be the easiest to recover from. Hearing her screams, her youngest son developed a speech impediment. Her oldest witnessed the vile attack and later ...more
May 24, 2014 Peggy rated it it was amazing
This author takes you through her and her sons horrible traumatic trauma and how they have turned something this horrible into a positive. The pain and heart ache that you will feel as this author tells you her story. If you are a domestic survivor or a victim of crime, I suggest, if you chose to read this book, that you read knowing this is a story about the author's situation and what she faced and dealt with and how she survived and helped her children survive what they witnessed. This story ...more
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May 26, 2014 Bibliophile Book Reviews rated it it was amazing
First warning that I will give on this book here is that if you are a victim of crime or abuse, go lightly into this story. Second warning that I will give... Make sure that you have plenty of tissue, you will need them.

Caroline de Chavigny tells her story of being a victim and her children witnessing the horrific trauma, she tells how she survived and how she took the steps and measures years later to be survivor. She expresses her anger and her pain and love for her children as well as the fa
Mona B
Aug 25, 2015 Mona B rated it it was amazing
What an excellent, heart felt, powerfully written story of survival. The author takes you through a detailed process of the physical and emotional pain encountered by rape and violence. How ONE incident changes you forever!! The strength, love, loyalty and commitment to healing from such a horrendous crime, the author engages us in the step by step emotional process. A highly recommended read! Not to just survivors of rape, but to anyone who needs encouragement to over come what ever battle ...more
Karen Morse
May 23, 2014 Karen Morse rated it it was amazing
***** When Angels Die by Caroline de Chavigny. Must Read.

Author Caroline de Chavigny's story is a must-read, powerful, emotional and moving story that you can't put down. You just get pulled right into it. The details of her story show the author possesses resilience, hope and determination to push her own pendulum from the depths of despair to true human triumph.

I would definitely recommend this read to everyone.
Mar 29, 2013 Jd rated it it was amazing
When Angels Die is fantastic. It's haunting, yet beautifully written. This will leave an impression with you and is well worth the read. You will feel like this family is yours, and the emotion you feel while reading is completely real.
Feb 05, 2013 Simon rated it it was amazing
After reading this book I was very much inspired, and think of how women can fight in dangerous situations. This book keeps you interested while reading. Thanks for writing this inspirational book. Great job done!
Andrea Plos
Feb 18, 2013 Andrea Plos rated it it was amazing
Daily I found hundreds of books online, the Name “When Angels die” gained my full attention. I was really impressed after reading this book. Good job done by the author.
Feb 14, 2013 Tia rated it it was amazing
I found this book very interesting and inspirational and glad to read this book and waiting for more to have such real inspirational stories. Good job!
Kari Brien
Apr 08, 2013 Kari Brien rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all women
The author has done a good job in explaining her real experience with us. I’m really inspired with every single word written in this book “When Angels Die.” This book is not just a simple attention grabber. It inspires my deep feelings and gives me strength. Thank you for writing such an inspirational book.
Celina Elwis
Apr 08, 2013 Celina Elwis rated it it was amazing
After reading “When Angels Die “ I was very much inspired. It makes you wonder how women can fight in dangerous situations. Amazing book!
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Sep 24, 2015 Caroline Chavigny rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Caroline de Chavigny's desire for helping others was the catharsis which led her to pen her non-fiction books, which includes the 3-time award winning memoir, When Angels Die. This chronicles the painful journey towards healing - from being a crime/rape victim to a strong survivor. Writing can heal many wounds, as was proven with her next non-fiction book, Letter to a Monster. Monster is a ...more
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