"With tears in my eyes I finished your beautiful manuscript. All I can say is this book is absolutely amazing! I am so impressed by the paperwork that you were able to complete and change the law as well. I have a much better understand now of transgender people. Thank you for sharing. This story will help others, so much." ~ Tori Pines - Author"I Promised Not to Tell is quite possibly one of the most important books to date on a very controversial and little understood social issue: transgenderism. If you are facing such a situation with your child, I urge you to read this book. Both you and your child need what Cheryl has so kindly shared with readers and parents. I loved I Promised Not to Tell. Couldnt put it down. Highly recommended reading." ~ Viga Boland for Readers Favorite - 5 Star Review.What is unique about this story is that it follows one transgender child from birth through age eighteen. You get a real sense of what this family went through. Their sons desperate effort to comply to societal gender norms, a suicide attempt, a family members struggle with God and transgerderism, a heart breaking death and much more. Every step of their sons transition from female to male (FTM) is discussed in detail, including hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgeries. This book shares it all in the hopes of making a difference in what seems like a harsh and cruel world for transgender people.In the beginning, transgenderism was not even on Mom’s radar. There was a so much to learn. She went from knowing nothing at all about the subject to becoming significantly more knowledgeable. The journey this family took is spelled out in the pages of this book in the hope that it offers encouragement, support and wisdom to others. Mom shares many of the resources she used along her own family’s journey and extends to you a friendship that goes far beyond the pages of this book.This is a uniquely written and thought provoking true story which transitions beautifully between the family’s personal journey and some of the larger societal issues that face the transgender community today.Even if you dont know a transgender person, this book will make you feel as if you do. If you have been curious about this topic this mothers story will certainly provide you with great insight. Perhaps you are a transgender person and looking for a book that can help you explain and introduce the topic to your family and friends. This book can help pave the way to acceptance and understanding. I Promised Not to Tell - Raising a transgender child is a honest and timely memoir."I was highly impressed with Evans story and found myself cheering on her and her husband as they supported their son through each step of his transition journey. Evans writes beautifully, and her accounts of Jordans and their lives is authentic and moving. Im hoping that I Promised Not to Tell will be an invaluable guide to those parents who find themselves in the same position that Evans and her husband did. I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a Transgender Child is a bright light showing the way to acceptance through knowledge, understanding and love, and its most highly recommended." Jack Magnus for Readers Favorite - Another 5 Star Review!The Look Inside Preview sample of this book has some spacing issues around the chapter headings etc. eBooks and Print books dont have this issue, they look great inside.Thank you for taking the time to consider the book "I Promised Not to Tell - Raising a transgender child".If you buy, read and enjoy this book please kindly share your review.