The latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass.
Beth is a sweet-natured child who appears to have been well looked after. But it isn't long before Cathy begins to have concerns that the relationship between Beth and her father is not as it should be.
Little Beth, aged 7, has been brought up by her father Derek after her mother left when she was a toddler. When Derek is suddenly admitted to hospital with psychiatric problems, Beth is taken into care and arrives at Cathy's. Beth and her father clearly love each other very much and Derek spoils his daughter, treating her like a princess, but there is something bothering Cathy, something she can't quite put her finger on.
Meanwhile Cathy's husband is working away a lot and coming home less at weekends. Then, suddenly, everything changes. Events take a dramatic turn for both Beth and Cathy and her family; as Cathy strives to pick up the pieces all their lives are changed forever.
©2014 Cathy Glass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
I've down loaded loads of books. But this book I couldn't put down,its 1of those books that gripping from beginning to end.
When I could see I used to read a bout 1 book ever 3 months if I was lucky, now I can listen to at least 2 books a month, its great,
Again a fabulous story with brilliant narration, as I have not read the books in any particular order I had often wondered what lead to Cathy's divorce and have come to the conclusion that she is in far to much control, I reacted with a lot more passion when my husband had an affair and wanted a divorce. Screaming like a banshee may not be helpful but with no kids around it would have helped and made her feel better.
This is a story about a foster child who suffered a more subtle but very damaging kind of abuse. As with all of Cathy's books, she has a way of creating a warm feeling especially in regard to healing, family life, forgiveness and domestic life. I enjoy hearing about how her children relate to one another, how she deals with difficult situations and I honestly feel a real kinship with her on many different levels. This book goes more into her personal life than the others and I found this very comforting as I've experienced similar things.
"An interesting read"
This was another excellent book by Cathy Glass. I've read of situations like the one Beth lived with but never knew what it was called. Thankfully everone was able to get the help they needed. Again the story is written with warmth and compassion. Another great read.
"such a touching story"
narrator was awesome. I could really put myself in the story. it is a great read.
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