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.
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’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!
I’m really enjoying broken by rosie lewis. she’s a great writer. And I am finding the book to be so interesting. I like how Rosie employs therapeutic strategies with the children, despite only being their foster parent and not an actual therapist.
Its very interesting and I think what she does is so helpful and is really helping the kids. I have yet to find out what the actual traumas are that the kids have gone through, I’m not that far into the book though. I’m only 8 chapters in. Am about to start chapter 9.
I think Cathy Glass is always going to be my number one foster parent that writes books that I love, but Rosie Lewis is a close second. I’ve read all of her other books and loved each of them equally. She even adopted one of her foster kids, and wrote about her in another book called taken.
I don’t think I’ll read any more tonight, well I am saying that now, but if I don’t sleep some time soon I may just pick up my book again and read some more until I am tired enough to fall asleep. I don’t want to read too much though what happens me is I tend to get hooked and then I cant put the book down.
Anyway all that to say I am loving my current book and I cant wait to do a review once I am done reading it.
Just finished another amazing fostering memoir by Maggie Hartley. I have to say I couldnt put it down. The book was so addictive, a page turner from beginning to end.
The book summary is below…
When six-week-old Jasmine is placed with foster carer Maggie Hartley, Maggie is delighted to have a baby in the house again. Jasmine has been taken into care over fears for her safety after the police are called to the family’s home several times following her birth. Her mother, Hailey, vehemently denies that anything is wrong, however, and social services allow her to have daily supervised visits with Jasmine.
Baby Jasmine is a joy to be around, but Maggie suspects that all is not quite as it seems with her mum. Maggie struggles to draw timid and extremely quiet Hailey out of her shell and fears that she may be suffering with postnatal depression.
Then one day Hailey arrives for the contact session with her hair streaked with blood and her body covered in bruises. Breaking down, a terrified Hailey admits that she is being abused by her violent husband and is too afraid to leave him.
Maggie realises that the only way mother and daughter will be reunited is if Hailey admits what’s going on behind closed doors and leaves her husband. But after years of physical and psychological abuse, that’s easier said than done….
Like i said this book is an incredible read. You wont be disappointed if you pick it up. Its available in paperback, in audio from audible and on kindle.
So my friend norma visited me tonight. She only stayed for an hour but it was nice to see her. She wanted me to put a new book on her phone for her. I gave her a Rosie Lewis book, called broken. Rosie Lewis is a UK foster parent writing about her foster kids. Her books are really good. Me and my friend spent the hour she was here chatting. She caught me up on all of her news. I’ll be seeing her again on Tuesday though as I’m doing a training session with her on how to use her I phone on tuesday evening. The taxi was delayed dropping her off to my house, they couldnt find where she was living. Funny that as she always uses that company. They knew where I lived though, so thankfully I didnt have to give them directions asI am no good at doing that.
i must say i am really enjoying the book i am currently reading.
its a new maggie hartley foster care memoir. its really great!
its called battered, broken healed, and is about a 4 month old baby that is taken into care, not sure yet what is the reasons other than failure to thrive, as i am only on chapter 7 of the book, but its really good!
a page turner for sure! off to read some more now!