Book review: Finding stevie, a dark secret, a child in crisis

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.

Summary

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.

My thoughts?

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!

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Book review: Denied a mummy by maggie hartley

Just finished an amazing book, denied a mummy by Maggie Hartley.

Here’s the summary of the book, and my thoughts are below.

When Maggie’s latest placement arrives on her doorstep, the three young siblings have clearly been through unspeakable traumas in their short lives. Violent, malnourished and showing signs of sexualised behaviour, the two brothers and their big sister have been left to fend for themselves by their drug-addicted parents. Maggie must use all of her skills and experience as a foster carer to help these damaged siblings to learn to be children again. With much love, care and patience, their behaviour gradually starts to improve, and social services start looking for a forever family for them.

But alarm bells start to ring when Maggie meets the couple who have been matched to adopt the siblings. It is clear that they’re looking for the perfect ready-made family, and they’re not going to get it with these vulnerable brothers and sister. Despite raising her concerns with social services, Maggie is powerless to prevent the adoption from going ahead, and she must put aside her own fears to help the siblings settle in with their new parents. But she can’t shake the feeling of dread as she waves them good-bye.

Six months later, Maggie’s worst nightmares come true when she learns that the children have been handed back to the care of social services following the breakdown of the adoption. Maggie must fight to get the children returned to her, but is it too late to undo the damage that has been done?

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My thoughts…

An absolutely fabulous read. Gripping, a page turner. This book you wont be able to put it down! It was heartbreaking in parts, uplifting in parts, an overall great read! You cheer as the children progress, you cry with them, laugh with them, I highly recommend you read this one! It will not disappoint!
Its available on audible, kindle and in paperback.

Currently reading…

Denied a mummy by Maggie hartley.

Its a great read. A very sad book. But so so good. I will review it once I am done. Hoping to be finished by the weekend.

Highly recommend this book to everyone. If you’ve never heard of Maggie Hartley, she’s a UK foster parent who writes about her experiences of fostering kids.

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#JusJoJan prompt 1st january 2019

I decided to participate in Linda G hills Jusjojan prompts!

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 1st, is whatever you want to write.

Here are the rules:

1. Please be sure to link back to THIS POST for January 1st, 2019.

2. Just Jot It January starts January 1st, but its never too late to join in! Here, we run on the honour system; the jot it part of JusJoJan means that anything you jot down, anywhere (it doesnt have to be a post, it can even be a grocery list) counts as a jot. If it makes it to your blog that day, great! If it waits a week to get from a sticky note to your screen, no problem!

3. Ill post prompts at 2am my time (GMT -5). You dont have to follow the prompt every day, but that will be where you leave your link for others to see. Youll get a prompt for every day except Wednesday, when the prompt is simply my One-Liner Wednesday and on Saturday, when your prompt will be the Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS, which will appear at about 9:30am Friday. Each prompt post will include the rules. To ping back, just copy the URL from the daily prompt post, and paste it anywhere in your post. Check to make sure your link shows up where you want it to, and go back occasionally to see other bloggers entries the more you visit others, the more theyll visit you! Note: The newest pingbacks will be at the top of the comments section.

4. Tag your post JusJoJan and/or #JusJoJan.

5. Write anything! Any length will do! It can even be a photo or a drawing youre going to title it, right? Theres your jot!

6. The prompts will appear every day thats neither a Wednesday nor a SaturdaySaturdays JusJoJan prompt will be Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Youll find the list of prompts below. Remember, you dont have to use the prompts. Please write whatever inspires you.

7. If youd like to, use the JusJoJan badge so that others can find your post more easily.

8. Have fun!

And now, to what I am going to write…

First off, I’m late, but as they say, better late than never, right?

Its 1 AM. I cant sleep. Probably because I napped earlier. I probably shouldnt have done that. But my philosophy is, if your tired, and you dont have anywhere to be or anything that needs doing, then its perfectly ok to nap!

I’m glad I did! I needed it! Rest is good!

Tomorrow I can have another rest day. I have nowhere to be. Nothing to do. I can read and hopefully finish my book. Yay. I am loving my book, denied a mummy by Maggie Hartley. She’s great. Her books are amazing, I highly recommend them if you’ve never read one of them you should!

Ok well, time to go make some coffee! Sleep wont be coming for me any time soon so…I can feel free to drink my yummilicious flavoured coffee! Its delicious!

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I started a new book

So I started a new book this morning. Its called sold to be a wife, and is by maggie hartley. Maggie hartley is a UK foster parent. She writes about her foster kids. I’ve read 3 chapters of the book so far and I really like it. I think its going to be a really great read. I have been up since 7:30. Nitro woke me up. He wanted to go out. Its freezing here today. I think it was minus 2 last night. I actually slept really good last night. I went to bed quite early, at like 9:30. I took my night meds and went to bed and slept really well. I woke up at around 1:30 and stayed up for half an hour or so then went right back to bed. I will probably read most of the book today. Its a six hour book so I can probably finish it in one day.

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Book review-Where has mummy gone? By Cathy glass

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:

Summary

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….

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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.

New book!

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!
carol anne

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