I am so glad I found Maggie Hartley's books! I love this genre and read Cathy Glass,Angela Hart, and one or two others but these three ladies are my favorite foster carers ! Thanks to Amazon, who has the list of similar writers (and products) to peruse. This story was detailed and very well-written, suspenseful, and had a happy ending. My, what these dedicated foster carers do for these poor kids who through no fault of their own, are often hard to manage/live with and have been through horrendous home lives. I like the way Maggie describes what works, what doesn't and does not hold herself up as a perfect foster carer but simply a loving and strong foster mother. I have ordered 2 more of her books! I think the story of Ruth shows what happens in some unfortunate families and how the foster system works- not for entertainment but a memoir and education for readers to learn from.I would like to hear about how Ruth did in her future but maybe that's unknown.
* I wish all MH's books were in paperback since I don't like Kindle!