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The true story of two-year-old Anna, abandoned by her natural parents, left alone in a neglected orphanage.

Elaine and Ian had travelled halfway round the world to adopt little Anna. She couldn't have been more wanted, loved and cherished. So why was she now in foster care and living with me? It didn't make sense.

Until I learned what had happened...

Dressed only in nappies and ragged T-shirts, the children were incarcerated in their cots. Their large eyes stared out blankly from emaciated faces. Some were obviously disabled, others not, but all were badly undernourished. Flies circled around the broken ceiling fans and buzzed against the grids covering the windows. The only toys were a few balls and a handful of building bricks, but no child played with them. The silence was deafening and unnatural. Not one of the 30 or so infants cried, let alone spoke.

©2018 Cathy Glass (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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great book!

This was yet another great book by Cathy Glass. I highly recommend this author to anyone who enjoys true stories.

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  • 03-08-18

Good read

Can't go wrong reading one of Cathy's books. Heartbreaking at times yet with her help , love and kindness she can it seems turn each child around and help them with a brighter future & a lot of times the parents as well. I have read all of her books and will continue as long as she writes them.

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what a turn of events

the book was amazing could not put it down from the moment I got it Reddit within 2 days

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About RAD with adopted children

I struggled to finish it because the story was mostly about adopting kids from a foreign country. however I did appreciate the psychological insights on Reactive attachment disorder.

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Fantastic!

This was another great read! The narration was excellent as always, & the story was engrossing. It's the story of one family's experience with international adoption. Heartbreaking at times, but the end is truly amazing! I can't wait for the next book.

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  • Sue
  • 03-08-18

brilliant as always.

I thoroughly enjoy this book, it was beautifully written as always. the norrator was excellent too. can never put Cathy's books down, always sad when completed.

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  • Louise
  • 03-02-18

Fantastic

Really enjoyed this book. Would highly recommend. Different than her other books but informative, emotional and a real page turner.

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  • Chunk83
  • 02-25-18

Fantastic

I am a huge fan of Cathy Glass. This book was just one of hers I couldn't put down. I would recommend to my friends and family and anyone else for that matter x

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  • ian mcnamara
  • 02-25-18

Emotional and heartwarming.

I am a massive fan of this author and her books are always emotional and heart breaking when you learn what the children have been threw. This in a way was one of the most heartwarming and emotional stories as due to her past Anna was badly affected and unable to show love to anyone or even communicate how she felt. Despite her parents loving her. This was one of the most lovely stories due to me becoming an uncle a year a go it really tore at my heart to see a family who clearly loved each other but just did not know how to handle there situation. I am glad that Anna ended up with Cathy because if not I feel that family would have not had the ending they did. Cathy is a tromendus and dedicated carer and I am glad that there are people like her who not only care about helping the children but also assisting the family as well.

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  • Miss W A Reeves
  • 02-25-18

excellent story

I really enjoyed listening to Anna's story. I'm happy things turned out well for her in the end with the help of Cathy for her patience and everyone else who gave her time and understanding. lovely story

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