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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

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Particularly addicting.

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.

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  • Bright, D
  • CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, United States
  • 09-28-18

yuck

I don't believe this story is real, or any of her books. it angers me because it's a slap in the face to anyone working their butts off caring for Foster kids and the REAL struggle these parents and kids go through. people get frustrated. people get hurt. kids are not resilient. there are bad people and most Foster kids don't get a happy ending! this is BS. A fairy tale to misguide potential Foster parents and false comfort for parents who have lost their children to the system- which is particularly corrupt in the UK.

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Great Book!

I've listened to three of Cathy's books so far, and plan to keep listening to all of her books. I usually listen during my commute to and from work, but I find myself listening while I'm at home or whenever I can.

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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.

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such a touching story

narrator was awesome. I could really put myself in the story. it is a great read.

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  • pamela
  • 02-25-18

good read

a interesting book about about fostering a child with problems and how they help her and her dad get help to sort things out

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  • Miss Clare Louise Panes
  • 04-12-15

Fantastic,book on the shelves.

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.

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  • Revs
  • 07-25-18

what a story!

I love Cathy glass's books
what she has done for all the children she has fostered is amazing

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  • Jessica
  • 01-04-15

Fab

Brilliant book, read thoroughly and clearly. Had never trued audible before but would reccomend it.

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  • Mrs. Lorraine J. Brown
  • 07-16-15

Daddy's little princess

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.

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  • Jessica
  • 10-27-16

awful

Dry, dull and boring. very impersonal and quite predictable. one of the worst books I've read.

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  • James
  • 07-26-15

Brave little girl

I love what Cathy Glass do for children. Beth is a little girl that is not treated like a little girl. Things in her life is not right. When Cathy takes her in Cathy does not like what Beth and her father relationship is...... that is all I'm going to tell you. Cathy Glass is a great memoirs author. Denica Fairman reads the book well. 5 out of 5

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