Pretense Unveiled is a true account of the emotional, physical, and sexual abuse that eight children endured during the late 1950s–70s, told through the eyes of the oldest girl, Bella Lorne. Before any substantial healing took place in her own life, she faced many years of an abusive marriage to Jimmie Gore.
Mental and physical abuse plagued the eleven-year union and was made worse by the adoption of a foreign child who got caught in the web.
Determination to rescue her six smaller siblings from the pedophilia and violence constantly compelled her. Ever aware of God’s abiding grace, she conquered mountains and valleys but only after stepping boldly into the truth of God’s Word.
First, though, there were nightmares to face. Would the adopted daughter ever be honest or pure? Would Jimmie ever grow up? Bella learned the hardest way possible that survival depended on truth rather than pretense.