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Publisher's Summary

A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling author Cathy Glass.

When Cathy receives a call about a terminally ill widower terrified of leaving his son all alone in the world, she is wracked with sadness and indecision. Can she risk exposing her own young children to a little boy on the brink of bereavement?

Eight-year-old Michael is part of a family of two, but with his beloved father given only months to live and his mother having died when he was a toddler, he could soon become an orphan. Will Cathy's own young family be able to handle a child in mourning?

To Cathy's surprise, her children insist that this boy deserves to be as happy as they are, prompting Cathy to welcome Michael into her home. A cheerful and carefree new member of the family, Michael devotedly prays every night, believing that when the time is right, angels will come and take his Daddy to be with his Mummy in heaven.

However, incredibly, in the weeks that pass, the bond between Cathy's family, Michael and his kind and loving father, Patrick, grows. Even more promising, Patrick is looking healthier than he's done in weeks.

But just as they are settling into a routine of blissful normality, an unexpected and disastrous event shatters the happy group, shaking Cathy to the core. Cathy can only hope that her family and Michael's admirable faith will keep him strong enough to rebuild his life.

©2015 Cathy Glass (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

"A moving read that Cathy Glass fans will devour." ( The Sun)
"Cannot fail to move those who read it." ( Adoption-net)
"Heartbreaking." ( The Mirror)
"A truly harrowing read that made me cry." ( The Sun)
"A true tale of hope." ( OK!)

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different heartbreak

this book had me in tears with love and sorrow. once again, Denica is the voice of Cathy and consistently does well. Michael's story is a good one. Michael's father, Patrick, has terminal cancer. the journey Patrick, Cathy and Michael all take is one that will tear at your heart and fill it with love 'll at the same time.

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Very Good Read

Loved it! Was a very heart touching story of a woman with a compassionate heart.

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Excellent!!

This is my second book of Cathy Glass that I have read, like the first one I couldn't put it down. Cathy pulls you in so that you become part of the story, I felt every emotion, sad, happy. I was so happy that this story about fostering was not because, of physical or mental abuse and had a happy ending. Would I recommend this book? I just did.

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Touches Your Heart and Soul

As usual Cathy Glass' book is one that reaches out to you. Only this one is a bit different than her other books I read, as most readers have probably lost someone to cancer or known someone who has. The fallout of these losses is never easy only there is a young boy who is about to lose his parent. Both Cathy and her family are impacted by the loss as well.

I'm a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer who works with children in foster care or transitioning back home after foster care. I would suggest all CASA's read this book as it brings up things I've not thought of if I ever get a child in the same situation.

As an American, I've had to get used to some different vocabulary words and generally look up between 5 to 10 words that I can guess the meaning from context but I just wanted to make sure I was correct. I listen to many of the books and the person reading them does and excellent job! In listening to them it also brings a bit of England into my home.

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Wonderful book.

Another great book. I have now read all of Cathy Glass' books and am looking forward to the one coming out in September. This story is slightly different from the others in that the little boy she fosters doesn't have the many emotional and behavior issues but this story is equally moving and touching.b I typically read he Audible versions so that I can clean and now and drive while listening.

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  • coolmamma
  • JUSTIN, TEXAS, United States
  • 07-14-15

Good listen

Wonderful book! So heartbreaking for Michael. I love all of Cathy's books and the person she choose to read them makes them that much better.

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  • 12-02-15

Smashing,

Beautiful, it takes quite a lot to make a grown man cry. This did do!

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  • Amazon Customer sue
  • 10-15-15

Good read

Not good with words so do not write reviews five stars is worth a read

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  • 04-05-18

tearjerker

omg this book will leave you in tears . very emotional and very well written

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  • Crazymazy
  • 07-26-17

dreaded this one

but very sensitively told story, more learning for future practice - thanks Cathy much appreciated

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  • tracey burton
  • 06-26-17

The night the angels came

This was a fantastic book I enjoyed it I have told my friend to get it

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  • mitchellt
  • 05-19-17

a wonderful story

loved listening to this story. very well read. made my walks with my pooch longer as I didn't want to stop listening.

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  • Pippa
  • 02-08-17

5 star

amazing fabulous brilliant author love her narrator was east to listen to brilliantly read deffo five stars

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  • DnA
  • 01-12-17

couldn't put it down

Had me gripped from the beggining to the end.
Heart wrenching at times.. Overall a brilliant book.

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  • Susan Inglis
  • 08-31-16

Get the tissues ready.

This is such a wonderfully written, heart wrenching story that filled me with so much emotion. Happiness and sadness. Joy and sorrow. I will definitely be listening to this one again. More prepared next time for an emotional roller coaster!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-11-16

Couldnt put it down.

Loved it. Thought the subject was very tastefully written. I connected with the characters. Touching story.

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  • Liz Pralica
  • 03-26-18

Cathy Glass rules!

Denica Fairman has an angelic voice that I will never tire of. Nor will I ever tire of Cathy Glass' books. She is one hell of an author!!

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  • Kylie Abecca
  • 03-18-18

Very Emotionally Touching

This book had me openly weeping. So touching and heart wrenching. Definitely one I recommend.