Book review: Please dont take my sisters, by Maggie Hartley

I finished this book a few days ago. It was a great read, but a very very sad read.

I think this was one of the saddest foster care memoirs I’ve ever read.

The book is about 3 siblings, amelee, lexi and Leo. They come into care on an emergency placement. Lexi is 3, Amelee is 5 and Leo is 13.

The little girls do well in foster care, but Leo has tons of issues. He’s been looking after his sisters at home, caring for them, while his mother is drinking a lot, and pretty much out of it the whole time.

Due to this, he has a lot of anxiety, he has OCD tendencies, and an eating disorder. It comes to light too later in the story that he self harms.

I wont ruin the book, but the ending of it isnt really a happy one. You wont be able to stop reading though once you start, you’ll just want to find out what happens to these 3 children.

Basically the story is whether the 2 little girls should be adopted, without their big brother, or whether the children should all stay together. As I said, I wont spoil the ending for you…do read it to find out, you wont be disappointed.

The book is available on kindle, in paperback, and in audio from audible.

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#Socs, on the couch!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is couch Use it as a noun or a verb. Have fun!

I am sitting here on my bed at my parents house. I will move out to the living room soon though. And go sit on the couch to read. I keep saying I will do it and then I keep getting distracted.
I want to start the new maggie hartley book, please dont take my sisters. I have it on my to be read list almost two weeks now, and I havent made a start on it yet. Once I do though I’ll wiz through it I’m sure.
Its sunday, and that means its a lazy day. I dont have things I need to do, so its a good day to read. So I should get started soon on my book!
I can be a couch potato for the day, curl up with a nice hot cup of coffee, and enjoy doing absolutely nothing!
How about you? Do you enjoy doing nothing, is sunday a day where you can do that?

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Books I wanna read this month!

I am planning on getting really serious about reading! I do read a lot, but I’d like to up my reading. I want to spend more time with my nose or should I say ears in a book! So here are some of the books I want to read in August!

Please dont take my sisters, which is maggie hartleys new book

A dog named dez, about how a dog changed his owners life

Just a child, by Sammy woodhouse I started it but need to finish it

The baby snatchers, cant think of the author offhand

A safe place for joey, mary maccracken

trapped, by rosie lewis

swinging sanity, by my blogger buddy stoner on a roller coaster!

I want to also start reading the hannah swensen series, by joanne fluke

I also would love to start reading the in death series, by JD rob

Ideally I’d also love to start reading the harry potter series! Yes I’ve never read these books, shame on me!

If I can get to all of these and maybe a few more, I will be delighted!

I am planning on doing some reviews of what I read also! Stay tuned!

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My new read

I’ve started a new book tonight. Its called tiny prisoners and it is by Maggie Hartley. Its a good read so far. I’ve only read two chapters of it but so far I like it.

Maggie Hartley is a UK foster parent who writes about her experiences of fostering kids. All of her books are awesome. This is her very first book, but I never read it, I’ve read all of her other ones though.

I am taking a break from reading for a while to come and read some blog posts. Its almost 5 AM now. I havent slept at all. I have the radio on and am enjoying the early morning. The house is all quiet, except for nitro pottering around following me from one place to the other.


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Book review: Daddys little soldier, by maggie hartley

Can foster carer Maggie Hartley reunite a vulnerable little boy grieving for his mummy with his ex-military father?

This is an amazing read. I would highly recommend it.

The story has many twists and turns, ups and downs, highs and lows.

I give it a 5 star rating!

Its a fantastic book and you wont be disappointed!

Maggie Hartley has done it once again! She takes the reader into her world, the world of being a foster parent to a traumatised child.

I enjoyed this book very much!

If you want to read it its available either as an Ebook, or an audio book. Both available on amazon and audible.

Also in all good book shops, as a paperback.

Once you start reading, you’ll be hooked, and unable to put it down!

Is anyone else having trouble sleeping?

Or is it just me?

I woke up early, like 4 AM early. I had a fitful sleep and tossed and turned all night.

I decided to just get up. Made some bacon and had breakfast, now having a cup of coffee and trying to start my day.

I have a bit of a migraine. Im sure coffee wont help it. But oh well. Maybe its just a bad headache and not a migraine.

Did anyone else have trouble sleeping last night?

My thoughts were racing. I couldn’t settle down no matter what I tried.

I finished my current book, daddys little soldier by Maggie Hartley. It was a great read. I’ll do a review of it later on today.

A Med update!

I am writing a mini update on our med situation. I did ok with taking our night meds last night and tonight. I forgot the morning ones today though. I meant to take them, I actually thought about doing it but then I got distracted and I forgot to actually go take them. I’m happy I remembered the night ones for two nights running though. I take most of my meds at night. In the morning I only take keppra for my epilepsy and metformin for well I dont know why I am even taking it as my diabetes has been reversed, but my GP wanted to keep me on it anyway. Wondering why he made that choice! He said something about PCOS and how metformin stops the symptoms of that, but well, thats irrelavant as I dont have my ovaries any more! I got them removed 5 years ago! So I really dont know why I am taking it! Anyway. I take prazosin at night, and epilem and keppra, and sometimes fenergan if I cant sleep. If I can remember to take them at night, thats half the battle and I will be very happy. I did do one thing that one of my readers suggested and that was to ask my mom to call me when I am at home in my own house, and give me a gentel reminder to take them. She said she had no issue with doing that for me. So thats good. I’m happy she’ll do that for me. Other than that, I am also going to download the talking alarm clock app and try it out and I will also set my alexa for when I am at home, to remind me to take them. Thanks to all my readers for all of the really great tips. I appreciate all of you very much. I really should go to bed now but I probably wont go for a little while yet. I want to read my book for a while first. I started the new maggie hartley book daddys little soldier! I love it! I’m only on chapter 3 but its really good! A review of it will come once I am done with it!