I just finished the latest Cathy Glass book a few days ago. It was a great read like all of her books are. I do have to say though that I knew what the problem with the mother was right from the get go. It wasnt hard to spot what was going on. Maybe it would be to someone who didnt know a lot about mental illness or psychology, but I knew right away what the issue was with her.
The book centres around two siblings, molly age 3, and kit aged 18 months. they were taken into care due to Kits non accidental injuries. He had a broken arm and bruising to his face.
While in care, the kids are sick a lot. They keep having symptoms like vomiting, rashes, breathing difficulties etc. Normally it happens after contact with their parents. It turns out the mother is making them ill. She has munchausens bi proxy.
It is only after Cathys own daughter Lucy becomes ill that Cathy figures out that the food from contact is contaminated, but she doesnt guess its the mother doing it, she thinks the food is being stored incorrectly at home.
When she finds out the real cause of the childrens mysterious illnesses, she is shocked. I wont spoil the ending, but I will say, I did not like how the book ended. Its true to life though, and I guess the ending was how things happened, and cathy is reporting it exactly how things unfolded.
Overall I enjoyed the book. And I think anyone who reads it will too. I read it in a matter of days. Its a real page turner.
It also highlights the mental illness munchausin bi proxy. That illness isnt very well known. I thought it was good that it gets some attention as this sort of thing does happen far too often and its hard to pinpoint or diagnose.
I rate the book five stars! Its available on amazon, and in paperback from all good book stores, and on kindle and on audible as an audio book also.
I am rereading a book I read a few years ago at the moment. Its a cathy glass book. Its called will you love me and its about how she came to adopt her daughter Lucy, whom she fostered before adopting her.
Its a really good read. I am enjoying it immensely.
Its very very sad though. Lucys early life was very traumatic. Before she came into care I mean.
I wanted to reread this book as I couldn’t remember a lot of the details.
I’ll review it once I am done. Have any of you my readers read it?
This is a book by author Cathy glass. Cathy glass is a Uk foster parent. She writes about her foster kids and her experience of fostering them.
Finding Stevie is a dark and poignant true story that highlights the dangers lurking on online.
When Stevies social worker tells Cathy, an experienced foster carer, that Stevie, 14, is gender fluid she isnt sure what that term means and looks it up.
Stevie, together with his younger brother and sister, have been brought up by their grandparents, as their mother is in prison. But the grandparents can no longer cope with Stevies behaviour, so they place him in care.
Stevie is exploring his gender identity, and like many young people he spends time online. Cathy warns him about the dangers of talking to strangers online and advises him how to stay safe. When his younger siblings tell their grandmother that they have a secret they cant tell, Cathy is worried. However, nothing could have prepared her for the truth when Stevie finally breaks down and confesses what hes done.
This book was fantastic! I cant say enough about it! I highly recommend it! Actually I highly recommend any of Cathys books. She’s a fantastic writer!
You wont be able to put this one down! I read it in two days!
Gripping, poignant, there are many twists and turns!
Its a fabulous read! With a happy ending!
I just finished another amazing book by UK foster parent Cathy glass.
This one is her latest book, called, where has mummy gone? Its a fab read!
A summary of the book follows:
The true story of Melody, aged eight, the last of five siblings to be taken from her drug dependent single mother and brought into care.
When Cathy is told about Melody’s terrible childhood, she is sure she’s heard it all before. But it isn’t long before she feels there is more going on than she or the social services are aware of. Although Melody is angry at having to leave her mother, as many children coming into care are, she also worries about her obsessively – far more than is usual. Amanda, Melody’s mother, is also angry and takes it out on Cathy at contact, which again is something Cathy has experienced before. Yet there is a lost and vulnerable look about Amanda, and Cathy starts to see why Melody worries about her and feels she needs looking after.
When Amanda misses contact, it is assumed she has forgotten, but nothing could have been further from the truth….
This book is a page turner. There are many wonderful twists and turns in it. If you read it you wont be disappointed…
Its available in paperback from all good book stores, on kindle, and from audible.
I just talked to mom. We always talk in the mornings. She told me she’s coming over today. But she can only spend an hour here. I am a little disappointed. I know an hour is better than nothing. But lately when she comes over she’s having to spend less and less time here, as if she wants a lift home she has to rely on my sister to drop her, and she can only do that when she finishes work, mom cant come over until they pick the kids up from school, so that only leaves about an hour to spend in my house. I just wish it was more. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very grateful that she does come. I know not everyone gets to spend one to one time with their mom. So I am grateful. I just enjoy spending time with her and seeing her and am disappointed it cant be for longer.
I read 3 more chapters of my book. I am reading where is mummy gone? by cathy glass. Its really good. I have 7 more chapters to go to finish it. I’ll probably get it finished today. Its a page turner for sure. I love her books so much. They are always so addictive.
I think another cup of coffee is in order. And some breakfast too. Catch yall later!
I am wide awake. Its gone past 2 AM here. Despite my being up at 7:30 this morning, I cant sleep tonight. I cant settle. I read for a while, I read 3 chapters of my book, I’m reading the new cathy glass book. And I love it so far. Now I don’t know what to do with myself. I feel wired. My mind is so full. Full of whirling thoughts. If only I could stop the buzzing. That would feel so good. I may go make a cup of berry tea. That may just do the trick and calm me down. Heres hoping.
I’m super excited! A new cathy glass book is out today!
Its called where is mummy gone, and is about an 8 year old child that cathy fosters.
It looks really good! I cant wait to read it!
I will review it once I am done!
I bet I’ll finish it in one day! I always finish her books really quickly!
I am addicted ha ha!