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Please Don't Take My Sisters

Narrated by: Penny MacDonald
Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
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Three-year-old Lexie, five-year-old Amelie and thirteen-year-old Leo come to Maggie after Leo confesses to a teacher that his mother's addiction problems and her latest violent relationship has left him as the sole carer to his younger sisters.   

Maggie welcomes the three children into her home and is touched by the gentle care Leo shows to the two little girls. It is clear that Lexie and Amelie adore their big brother and rely on him for comfort and reassurance. But Leo has experienced the neglect and abuse of his mother and her partner for far longer than his sisters and is struggling with an eating disorder and showing signs of OCD.  

When Social Services begin to look at adoptive families for the children, Maggie is horrified when Social Services suggest that the two angelic little girls will have a much better chance of being adopted without their damaged older brother. Knowing the impact that losing his sisters forever will have on vulnerable Leo, they face the ultimate dilemma. Should the children stay together and dash the hope of them ever having a forever family? Or do they sacrifice the close bond between the siblings to give the girls a chance to be adopted?

©2019 Maggie Hartley (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 08-18-19

Another amazing book.

This was a really good book but it was one of the hardest books to read by this author. It was very sad what these children went threw especially leo. This book was very sad and emotional and very hard to read. It was lovely the way Maggie looked after them. Leo especially struggled and did not deserve everything that happened to him. The way he cared about his little sisters was so touching.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-10-19

Please don’t take my sisters

This has got to be one of the hardest books i have ever listened too as the heartbreak is so overwhelming.
Maggie and many other foster carers go through this heartbreak and I honestly don’t know how they stay so strong! I haven’t been able to keep a dry eye for the last 2 hours. This is the brutal truth of what goes on and not every decision is the right one. Maggie please know i am sending you all the hugs i could ever give and all my love!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-09-19

Wonderful listen

My only issue is that it was over far too quickly, as I inhaled it within a day! Wonderful writing and narration as always.

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  • Kathaleen
  • 08-08-19

I think this book should include a warning

I hope to adopt one day. However this book has made me determined I wont be responsible for splitting up siblings. I think this should be required reading for anyone who wants to adopt.

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