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!
So I just finished the book a long way from home by Cathy Glass. A wonderful read. Different from most of her other foster care memoirs, this is Annas story. A story about a little girl adopted from an orphanage who came into foster care after being diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder and when her behaviour became unmanageable for her parents.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a poignant read. Deeply moving, very sad in places, but also full of hope.
The summary for the book follows.
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.
This book can be gotten from audible, its also available on kindle. and in paperback. It is Cathy glass’s latest foster care memoir.
so its 11:30. And I cant sleep. sigh. I knew this was going to happen.
I didnt even nap today. I was up at 8 this morning actually.
Why is it I can only get one or two nights of good sleep. I so wish I didnt struggle so much with sleep. It makes life very difficult.
I think I’ll go read for a while. I have 2 hours left of my audio book a long way from home, by cathy glass. Its a good read if your interested I highly recommend her books.
Just finished an amazing foster care memoir by Cathy glass.
This is her latest book, just released last week. Its called cruel to be kind.
This is Max’s story. Max was six when he came to live with Cathy. His mother was in hospital and he’d been left at home alone so was temporarily brought into care.
When Cathy first met him she got a shock because he was very obese. Much of the book centres on his obesity. He was six and weighed 119 pounds.
The book is sad in many places. His mother and sisters are also very obese. Throughout the book he goes on a diet but when he has contact at home he doesn’t stick to it, however he does lose some weight.
I’m not going to say exactly what happens in the book because I don’t want to give too much away but it is a very very good read, parts of the book are very sad and tragic but parts of it are also very uplifting.
The book is available on audible and in print and on kindle.
I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. I was totally addicted as I am with all of Cathys books.
I will say the book has a very positive ending.