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The Kindness of Strangers

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  8 reviews
What happens when a child’s innocence & trust gets taken away by someone they love? After years of abuse, Sydney Venery finally escapes. With no one else offering to help around her, she accepts the assistance from a kind stranger by the name of Irene. After a frightening attack it is another stranger that comes to her rescue; Ian, who charges in to save her like a knight ...more
Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published May 2010
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Feb 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Wow! What a story! Sydney is definitely the world's strongest fighter.

The story starts out gripping. It immediately grabs your attention & draws you in. I was so caught up in Sydney's ordeal that I seriously could not put this book down. That poor girl went through hell.

I love that Sydney acknowledged that those few acts of kindness shown to her by complete strangers were what built her into the woman she became. Just as I love that Sydney loved Elizabeth despite the circumstances of her existe
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Jun 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. It was different from my normal genre but within a few pages I was captivated. My heart broke and I cried and then I found myself crying tears of joy as the book closed. What a great story.
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012
What a amazing story. Once I began reading I just couldn't stop. The story does not have a single page that is not captivating. At the end of the book I was sad that I had read all of it, I wanted to keep reading about Sydney's life.

I will recommend this book to all of my friends.
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Story of the escape from abuse and how unexpecting people help.
Nov 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Not bad for a first book but it could have used a little more development. All and all I enjoyed it.
Nov 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Not the most well written book but a deeply moving story. Sydney may be one of the strongest MC's I've read about. ...more
Aug 18, 2010 rated it really liked it
A heart-warming tale of overcoming abuse and finding happiness and fulfillment in life.
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: angie
While I respect what the author has been through in her life, and her desire to use creative writing as an outlet, this book gives itself away as a first attempt that was self-published without the much-needed aid of an editor. Grammatical and word-usage errors abound, and though the premise and underlying message of resiliency is worthy of being told, especially knowing the author’s background, it simply isn’t told well. It reads like a very rough first draft.
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J. A. Titus currently resides in Taunton, MA with her husband, three children, and pups, Deuce and Flash. She is the author of "The Kindness of Strangers" (2010), contributor to "Unnatural Disasters" (2011), and WIPs "The Last Curl", "From Heaven", "Summer Lovin'", and a short horror story collection, "Sensing Evil", to be released under her pseudonym.

For more information, you can visit her websit

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