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Can I Let You Go? Audiobook

Can I Let You Go?: A Heartbreaking True Story of Love, Loss and Moving On

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Publisher's Summary

Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child.

Faye is 24 and pregnant and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother's alcoholism. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts. The care plan is for Faye to stay with Cathy until after the birth, when she will return home, and the baby will go for adoption.

Given that Faye never goes out alone, it is something of a mystery how she ever became pregnant, and Faye says it's a secret. To begin with Faye won't acknowledge she is pregnant or talk about the changes in her body, as she worries it will upset her grandparents, but after her social worker assures her she can talk to Cathy she opens up. However, this leads to Faye realising just how much she will lose, and she changes her mind and says she wants to keep her baby. Is it possible Faye could learn enough to parent her child? Cathy believes it is, and Faye's social worker is obliged to give Faye the chance.

©2016 Cathy Glass (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Susan Inglis Edinburgh, United Kingdom 06/12/2016
    Susan Inglis Edinburgh, United Kingdom 06/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Touching, Moving and Heart Wrenching"

    As I have said before, I have been listening to this series of books for a while now, but this one got me right in the feels.

    I am a Mental Health/Learning Disabilities nurse and this book absolutely captured my heart.

    The wording used, the descriptions of teaching and the communication difficulties highlighted were SPOT ON.

    This is one that I will 100% be listening to again and again. My favourite so far!

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    Helen 29/11/2016
    Helen 29/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Heartwrenching yet heartwarming"

    Here is another classically story based on true events from Cathy Glass who has become my favourite author over the last year. Her books are always deliciously full of detail. The story takes some interesting turns and kept me eager to listen the whole way through. I would certainly recommend this book and all Cathy's other books. A fascinating window into the world of Fostering. Cannot wait for the next story!

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    Amazon Customer 26/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "another brilliant book."

    i love anything cathy glass writes and this was not a let down. she is one amazing woman

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    steph 28/10/2016
    steph 28/10/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "can I let you go"

    again another good book, although very sad towards the ending of the story.Cathy must have a lot of patience.

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    John 07/10/2016
    John 07/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    A reely good read i would recommend the book i reely injoyed it i couldnt put it down

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    denise stott 05/10/2016
    denise stott 05/10/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"

    I have read all the books by Cathy glass and this one is yet another brilliant story read with feeling and very moving. You feel like you know the family.

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    Kat 15/09/2016
    Kat 15/09/2016
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    "Truly Memorable"

    Faye is 24 years old, has an intellectual disability and lives with her grandparents who have mobility problems. She stays with Cathy and her family during her pregnancy, at the end of which the plan is that her baby will be given up for adoption. Initially, everyone believes she will be incapable of raising a baby because of her disabilities, which were caused by foetal alchol syndrome as her mother was heavily alcoholic whilst pregnant with her. Will she prove them wrong? She has a change of heart and Cathy, as well as her grandparents, are a great support to her throughout the story.

    I love all of Cathy's books, but this in particular had me rooting for Faye, and feeling teary in parts. By the end of the book, I was left feeling maternal myself. As a person with physical disabilities, I have had my own ability to parent up for debate, but this story is a story of courage and hope. Will Faye get to be a mother? No other words can sum up this story other than truly memorable. I have the feeling this will stay with me for a long time.

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    Linda jauncey 15/09/2016
    Linda jauncey 15/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful story....again!"
    Would you listen to Can I Let You Go? again? Why?

    Maybe in a few years I would listen to it again, but now I am looking forward to Cathy's next book!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cathy....a star.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I as crying from the first, because of the death of Cathy's father who had been such a wonderful person. Then again later on, but won't give away the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't stop listening to this book and am very sorry I have come to the end of it.

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  • Randi shelton
    16/09/16
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    "another excellent book!"

    This was a wonderful book as always! So moving! While I teared up many times reading this book, I cried openly at chapter 20. What a wonderful example of courage, true love, and selflessness Faye is! I'm sure we can all learn some lessons from her.

    The reader is absolutely fantastic! I don't think I could listen to anyone else read these books!

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  • Kindle Customer
    14/09/16
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    "Another homerun for cathy"

    What a wonderful and heart wrenching story. Cathy Glass is such a heart catching writer you can feel the story as much as be there with her and her "Kids".

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  • Sarah L G
    10/09/16
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    "The best yet"

    I love this book. I think this is the best one yet that she has written. It made me cry like a fool cry and cry and cry but it was all for good because the story was outstanding!

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