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Publisher's Summary

Not all mothers are nurturing and caring. This is a true story of a woman who controlled her child through fear, and how her daughter escaped the emotional and physical abuse. But to truly move forward and thrive in the future, the daughter has to do more than just survive the past. This story is about that survival and journey toward happiness.

Behind the glitz and the glamour of the beauty queen mother lies a web of secrets. CeeCee is a child desperate for a touch of approval, the love of her mother. Her reality is her mom's retreating back, abandoning CeeCee in front of a burning car.

But somewhere amid the chaos and despair, CeeCee holds onto something precious, the only thing that drives her on - hope.

Ghost No More is a child abuse true story that proves joy can be found beyond abuse.

©2014 CeeCee James (P)2016 CeeCee James

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Encouraging and Inspiring!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This was a great book to listen to and I would recommend it to my friends because it made me feel like I was right there with CeeCee. Very eye opening to what some children go through and encouraging seeing how there is still hope and beauty in life in that can be found.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved this book about how one small girl found hope and joy in the midst of a terrible upbringing. No child should experience the things that CeeCee did, but listening to her thoughts and how she overcame was very inspiring.

Which character – as performed by Julia Farmer – was your favorite?

My favorite character in this book was CeeCee of course! A memoir is such a personal thing to listen to and the reader did such a great job of bringing the story to life. I felt like I was right there with her.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't walk away from this audiobook. I was completely drawn in and wondering what was going to happen next.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend!!

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As a survivor of child abuse myself I highly recommend this book to every survivor of child abuse. Reading what CeeCee James experienced helped me to heal from my own experiences with child abuse.

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Heartbreaking and inspiring

This book breaks your heart, but makes you know that you can overcome anything. You can make sure that abuse doesn't define who you are. This story also helps people realize that whatever they are going through, it could be worse. But no matter what, God loves you and together you can endure and overcome the obstacles. It also reminds you that you never know what some people are going through, be careful how you treat them. I love this book. I would recommend it to anyone that struggles or has struggled with any type of abuse, or suffers from anxiety and/or depression.

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Excellent reading

well written and positive ending I highly recommend this book. The narrator was easy to listen to.

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Absolutely Enthralling!!!!

I could not stop listening. The way this is written is so descriptive I couldn’t help but place myself in the very room with Cece. I winced with her, I cried with her, I smiled hopeful with her... this book is incredible. Thank you, Cece for sharing your story.

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Great story!

Loved this sad but wonderful story of overcoming obstacles and abuse. Cee Cee is my new hero!!

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Ghost No More, Book 1; an Awesome Audible or book read!!

A truly inspiring story of a young girl's search for better life, than the one she was raised to believe, she deserved.
Beautifully read by Julia Farmer!!!

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sad, yet wonderful christian book

this is a sad realistic book of abuse of every kind...yet how god's overwhelming love is able to reach into her heart to gradually heal the brokeness of her heart as she reads god's word as well as experiences the unconditional love by her husband and tiny children. for anyone who is struggling to overcome abuse in their own life as well as understand the feelings and struggles in a friend's life, I highly recommend this book! I really think it is a good read for everybody!!

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Interesting

So sad this actually happens. Impressed with the narration and overall story. Will certainly read more like this. Bringing this to the for front of everyone's mind may help with overall abuse.

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Captivating story of child challenges

Would you listen to Ghost No More: Ghost No More, Book 1 again? Why?

I usually don't read/listen to books a second time around, so my answer would be no. However, the first time I listened to it I did so while getting lost in a painting project. It was nice and relaxing, and the story really took me in so that I was hardly aware of my hand holding the brush and moving over the canvas. My mind was totally engaged in the story! It was really intriguing, so I'm sure there would be at least one other listener that would be more than happy to turn the file on repeat.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ghost No More: Ghost No More, Book 1?

For me, the most memorable part was a part that only briefly came up in the novel: CeeCee's eating disorder. This is because I myself have struggled with anorexia and have written a novel (Just Perfect) about my own experiences with this disorder.

Another particularly poignant scene was when CeeCee's mother made her something that she saw as her mother's show of love to her (I'm trying to keep this vague for those that still want to listen to the audio book, but in this scene CeeCee's mother told her that every stitch of the present was an 'I love you' to her). The next morning, CeeCee's mother told her that she had only said this to make her shut up. This was incredibly poignant!

What about Julia Farmer’s performance did you like?

The way Julia Farmer changed her intonation and voice when she switched characters was really enjoyable to listen to, and it made it easy to know who was speaking.

Any additional comments?

Although not my usual novel (can I honestly say I have a 'usual' when I switch genres so frequently?), the book captured my full attention and left me captivated until the end. It wasn't 'suspense' in the usual sense of the word, but I nonetheless was intrigued and needed to know how CeeCee would survive the difficult experiences of her past. How she would come out of it. The novel was incredibly touching, poignant, and brutally honest. I genuinely praise the author's bravery for putting pen to paper regarding such tough childhood memories!