Damned if I Do, Dead if I Don't by Hannah Bonde

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"Bang! I just cut the corner and ran right into this six foot blond guy. I was just about to say

Watch where you are going!

when I looked up and into the most beautiful eyes I had ever seen. I got a tingle in my body. My cheeks flushed red and all I managed to say was a shy …


Those same eyes that held so much promise now filled me with nothing but fear and terror. For the first time I could see clearly that I had to leave him. He will never change. If I stay, I will end up dead!

I was now ready to leave him but that option wouldn't be easy. When I leave, I need to leave the country and my family in order to stay alive. I will have to find a way to escape from him because he will never let me go. I take that back, he would let me go, if I left in a casket or if I were dead.

Deep down, I already had the answer. I knew what I needed to do, but I took my time to ponder my moves and to plan, and let it sink in. I was planning my escape from him and this nightmare. A plan to save my life!"

About Hannah Bonde

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Hannah Bonde was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1970. Her father, a Finnish native and with a Swedish mother, she became a woman of character and Hannah learned the true meaning of survival and sacrifice. At the age of fifteen she met the one she believed would be the love of her life. Fifteen years later the once love of her life had become someone to be feared rather than loved. After enduring constant verbal and physical abuse Hannah managed to escape from the grasp of her soon would be husband. In 1999, she found herself at Los Angeles International Airport with almost no money, no home, and no family or friends. Absent creature comforts and plan for her future, she kept moving forward with the hope of a better life just over the horizon. Hannah managed to start from scratch, build a new life for herself, working as a nanny/personal assistant for the rich and famous. Her passion for helping other abused women compelled Hannah to share her story in hopes that it will give other women the courage to free themselves from their own private hell as she did hers.
Published October 4, 2011 by AuthorHouse. 247 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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The compelling memoir of a young Swedish woman's journey from a neglected childhood to an abusive marriage and eventually to freedom from violence in the United States.

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