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Love Is the Answer, God Is the Cure: A True Story of Abuse, Betrayal and Unconditional Love

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Her family secrets burst in the spotlight when Aimee and her sister went to the authorities. In this riveting memoir Aimee Cabo shares the inside story of a young girl's courage to stand up to sexual, physical, and emotional abuse while facing her abusers in a trial the media dubbed "The Case from Hell." As she fought court battles, poverty, abuse, and addiction Aimee alwa ...more
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Published January 1st 2019 by Inspirational Books Publishing (first published August 7th 2018)
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Peter
Conviction
Love is the Answer, God is the Cure is a story of how a young girl, Aimee Nogues, from age seven until her marriage to Bobbie in 2000, suffered physical, sexual and psychological abuse from those closest to her. It is a story of immense pain, deep despair, and emotional turmoil, but how holding onto a spiritual belief can provide hope and strength.

Aimee and her older sister Michelle, are two of nine children to Lisette and Andres Nogues that have lived in the Dominican Republic and re
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Margaret Mary
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I found this book so compelling, that once I had started I couldn’t put the book down until I had read the last sentence.

The life and experiences of Aimee, portrayed in the book, seem to be a continuum of troughs with very few peaks except towards the end of the book and even then, you are left with the feeling that this peace is fraught with a fragility that could come crashing down. It was a raw and deeply open account which filled me with a conflict of emotions ranging from horror, anger, dis
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Candace
Fair warning, this book is intense. I would not recommend someone younger than eighteen years of age to give this a read unless they do so with a parent. This book was crushing and harsh in both good ways and bad. This real-life story of a woman who was constantly abused and mistreated will open the eyes of readers to the way the real world behaves more times than not. The message in this book about strong faith and trust in God, despite going through horrific trauma, will astonish you in ways n ...more
Monica Reents
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aimee Cabo Nikolov has written a book that is ultimately a story of inspiration. The author shares the events of her life, a life that has been wrought with abuse, addiction, and turmoil. She writes about the balance she created between good and evil, by sharing her faith in God and the love in her heart.

There were moments that forced me to set the book down and just soak in what I had read, amazed by her determination to be a survivor, while feeling shocked by the amount of sexual, emotional, a
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Charles
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A profoundly moving book

Wow! What a journey inward, this book really asks you to take a look at yourself and the world around you and appreciate each moment. I am not a huge fan of self help or spiritual books but this one is different. You don't feel like you are being force-fed to drastically change your life, it's more of an understanding about who you are and what you want in life that propels this book. The language is easy to read and digest and you often find yourself questioning and thin
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His Wife7474
I received this book via BookTasters in exchange for an honest review. Due to the intensity and seriousness of this book, I'm going to veer from my usual standard of reviewing books. Here goes...

1. This book is tough. It is very detailed and graphic. If you have a high sensitivity regarding child molestation and abuse, let this review serve as a warning. As a victim of child molestation, it raised so many uncomfortable emotions within me that I did not think I would finish it. This is not a nega
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Alicia Miller
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher and author for this opportunity.

Let me start by saying this is not a light read by any means. The events that take place within the book are intense and emotionally crippling for any human being. The author pours out her heart into these words and speaks not only about finding healing after dealing with years of abuse, but the long and difficult process that accompanies that healing. Her story is not for
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Valery
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love is the Answer, God is the Cure by Aimee Cabo Nicolov is an emotional and heart rending story. The author has certainly had to endure a lot, yet created a new life for herself. You can never predict when certain events in life change everything forever, and this holds true for the author. Aimee tells her story in a heartfelt way, from enduring terrible sexual abuse as a child, to being homeless, to substance abuse. Custody battles also took their toll over time while she was fighting for her ...more
Cece Whittaker
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading the title of this memoir, one might think it bears a heavier reliance on religious practices, and chronicles adherence for success in life. The title, however, is more a response to the overwhelming challenge recounted in this author's experience, and ultimately an answer. Ms. Nikolov describes in excruciating, (occasionally unnecessarily so) detail the experiences of living in a home fraught with the horrors of physical abuse and extreme sexual violence levied by both parents, apparentl ...more
Nose In A Book
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Essentially this is an autobiography of a woman who I would definitely describe as a survivor. Although the title includes God, there is actually minimal religious content. Each chapter starts with a prayer, psalm or bible quote and in the final chapter Aimee describes how she began to pray and use rosary beads daily and that’s about it really. The main focus of her story is how everything changed (for the better) when she met the love of her life. The author has had an incredibly difficult life ...more
Amanda Cole
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. I can relate in a lot of ways and it was very hard to see it in black and white. The abuse is very difficult to read. But I felt like I must get through it. The book has so much feeling and honesty. This author took a leap of faith by telling her story. She is very brave, that which most of us be too scary to even think of how many children this is happening today. Great book if you can handle the triggers and want to see some hope in the future.
8th Day Reads
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aimee Cabo Nikolov’s Love is the Answer God is the Cure is not what I was expecting. It’s a heart-wrenching real life account of one woman’s struggles against the odds stacked against her throughout her life and the salvation of finding true love.

Nikolov has gone through so much, all chronicled here. As a reader I was stunned by each additional hurdle she was faced with. In a horror novel a character may be relentlessly pursued by the stuff of nightmares but Nikolov had this for real. I couldn’
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CGY Reviews
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love is the Answer, God is the Cure by Aimee Cabo Nicolov is an emotional and heart rending story. The author has certainly had to endure a lot, yet created a new life for herself. You can never predict when certain events in life change everything forever, and this holds true for the author. Aimee tells her story in a heartfelt way, from enduring terrible sexual abuse as a child, to being homeless, to substance abuse. Custody battles also took their toll over time while she was fighting for her ...more
Ravin Maurice
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love is the Answer, God is the Cure is the story of Aimee Cabo Nikolov and her incredible life. It is a fascinating book about all the things that she lived through in her life, from abuse to addiction and more things than you can imagine.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. With the mention of God in the title I was concerned that it might be preachy but it was not at all. It was the opposite actually. At the beginning of each chapter there was a prayer that went along with the content
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Lust for Lit
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure how to describe 'Love is the Answer, God is the Cure'. It is a memoir that will break your heart and sob uncontrollably, whilst also filling you will with hope and marvel at the strength of the human spirit. Aimie Cabo recounts the harrowing story of her life from nightmarish sexual abuse at the hands of her parents, addiction, and poverty. When there was no other comfort for her, she found God – her love for him helped her to find love for others and receive love in return. However ...more
Mark Smith
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inspirational and autobiography books have become common-place among writers, but none have shown the capacity for turning a truly difficult life into an inspiring journey. Aimee Cabo Nikolov shares her survival over sexual, emotional, and mental abuse. In the current #MeToo climate, battered and abused women will find a confidante in Nikolov. Readers will learn that they too can survive, no matter what the world – or their abusers – throw their way.
Mike Parsons
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love is the Answer, God is the Cure is an extremely moving account of the author’s difficult life. ‘Difficult’ doesn’t really cut it – you just couldn’t make this stuff up! Coming from a terribly dysfunctional family, living in the Dominican Republic, without a father, traumatised, abused both physically and emotionally, having to fight for the right to keep her own child and falling again and again for the same lies and hurt, Aimee’s memoir is something I couldn’t put down.
Only faith in a God w
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Crystal Reed
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you like "A Boy Called 'It'" I'm pretty sure you'll like this book, too. It's the autobiographical account of a life so horrible that it's almost hard to believe except that in my counseling practice I have run across a few--just a few--clients with similar backgrounds so I find this woman's account entirely credible. Plus her story in internally consistent, from a psychology perspective. But if you had any semblance of a functional or decent childhood, it will be hard to fathom that anyone c ...more
Boris Nikolov
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Love is the Answer God is the Cure depicts the difficult life of the author Aimee Cabo Nikolov, who has been abused as a child for many years by her stepfather. Subsequently she was pitted against the whole world during the 5 years trial that was named "The case from hell" by the journalists covering it. Her own mother didn't believe her which devastated her.
Despite this unimaginable suffering she survived after that a 14 years custody battle, struggle with addiction and the near killi
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Caitlin
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a shocking story on a number of levels. Aimee Cabo reveals herself to be a pillar of strength as she opens up about her horrendous life journey and her triumph over her pain. This book had an engaging story, despite being hard to read at times. Cabo's life has been filled with upsetting and traumatic obstacles, yet she managed to overcome these challenges due to the love of her husband and children and her solid religious faith. Cabo is very brave to allow herself to be so vulnerable, ye ...more
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Book Title: Love is the Answer, God is the Cure
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The title of the book'  Love is the Answer, God is the Cure ' appears to be spiritual and emotional.

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The cover image of the book is a close up of a branch in the thick woods. The image gives the reader the impression that the story is going to be extraordinary.

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When a person runs out of every possible option he or she has to expect any sort of help from the people around, the
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litandcoffee
Nov 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love is the Answer, God is the cure is Aimee Cabo Nikolov’s debut memoir in which she talks about her traumatic childhood events and how she found strength to fight adversities of life through love and her unshakeable faith in God.

The author was at the centre of a case the media named “The Case from Hell” in Miami for five years from 1989 to 1994. This sexual abuse case pitted her and her sister against her parents who denied all allegations, and instead, the sisters were labelled as liars.

The b
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Only the Best Books
This is a book packed with such genuine emotion and tragedy, put also layered with strength and, most importantly, hope. The strength and bravery exhibited by the author to put behind her everything she has gone through, but also to put it down in a book to help others is so uplifting and inspirational.

I recommend this book to anyone who has suffered in any way, and if you are one of the lucky ones without darkness in your past then I recommend you read it too, as you will undoubtedly have loved
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Veronica Ouellette
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a heart-wrenching memoir about the authors everyday struggle of surviving childhood abuse and sexual assault throughout her life. She has had a hard life - being shunned by family, homeless, drugs, custody battles, etc. - and yet she persevered.

This book seems like a coping mechanism, a way to tell her story to many. How she persevered through it all, I could not imagine, but she always kept faith even through the worst of times.

If you like to read stories of survivals, you will enjoy
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Blue Bee
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aimee Cabo Nikolov grew up abused and battered while living with her biological mother and stepfather. She knows the face and touch of evil and she has battled this all her life starting from as a young elementary-age girl to a full-grown woman in her mid-twenties. Aimee describes the sexual abuse she suffers in great detail and one has to stomach the cruelty and obscene actions that her stepfather does to her while her terribly stoic and husband-defensive mother turns a blind eye and calls her ...more
Grady
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘We can be beacons of light.’

Florida author Aimee Cabo Nikolov is a Cuban American who has lived most of her life in Miami. She is a trained nurse and the president and owner of IMIC, Inc, a medical research company. This memoir is her first book.

Granted Aimee Cabo Nikolov is bright, well educated, and has extensive experience in fields medical so reading this memoir at first feels like settling back for a well written novel. But then those same traits that enhance her skillful writing talent gr
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Reader Views
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Carol Hoyer for Reader Views (02/19)

“Love Is The Answer God Is The Cure” by Aimee Cabo Nikolov is the very tragic and at the same time very inspirational story of a woman who not only survived but prevailed against all odds. I don’t know if many individuals would be able to endure what Aimee did and still live to tell about it. Her story of abuse, drugs, poverty and neglect is sadly one that happens all too often in our world today.

As a former psychologist, this unbelievable horror,
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Pegboard
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love is the Answer God is the Cure is dedicated to all those who have believed they could not survive their past. We can do more than that. We can be beacons of light. That is a strong statement as Aimee Nikolov shares the horrific childhood she endured out of innocence and guilt. She did not want to be the one to break up the family unit by tell others of the sexual abuse of her stepfather and the physical abuse of her mother. Her parents were professionals in the medical field, they are sworn ...more
Reading Right
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aimee Nikolov wrote a great inspirational memoir here. The spirituality here quite literally saved Aimee’s life, this is a story about persevering despite extreme forces acting against her. Love carried her forward, and faith fueled her.
This story takes us through sexual and emotional abuse, so fair warning for people sensitive to the topic, and Nikolov doesn’t spare us the details. When her own mother doesn’t side with her, it’s a wonder she didn’t just give up. The story continues on, and more
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AMR Reviews
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personally, I tend to stick to the fiction and nonreligious books, but I was glad that I got the opportunity to read this one. Love is the Answer, God is the Cure is the story of the author’s life, from the Case From Hell to her daughter’s secrets revealed.

While reading the book I was astonished that through all of the things that Aimee went through, she continued living to the best ability that she could. She continually turned to religion and praying for help, and working for the best for her
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Aimee Cabo Nikolov is a Cuban American who has lived most of her life in Miami. She is a trained nurse and the president and owner of IMIC, Inc, a medical research company in Palmetto Bay. She lives with her husband, Dr. Boris Nikolov, and two of her children, Sean and Michelle. This is her first book. The book won several awards - Pinnacle, NYC Big book award, Feathered Quill Gold/1st prise.
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