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A Child Called Hope: The true story of a foster mother's love (HarperTrue Life - A Short Read) (HarperTrue Life - A Short Read Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Mia Marconi
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A dramatic debut short story from London-based foster carer Mia Marconi.

An incredible chain of events that began in Italy during WWII with an illegitimate pregnancy shaped Mia’s destiny. The illegitimate child was her father, a lost soul who she idolised. Protecting him instilled in her an instinct to care for the vulnerable and, after a chance meeting with a chaotic foster family, she decided fostering was her vocation.

In an incredible twist of fate, the first baby she fostered was born to an unmarried Italian girl. Then came Hope, so badly damaged by her teenage mother’s alcoholism she was in hospital for a year. Finally discharged and settled in Mia’s happy home, what happened next would make Mia question if she could carry on.


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    About the Author

    Mia Marconi has an Italian father and an Irish mother. She grew up in London and has been a foster carer here for over 20 years. During that time she has welcomed more than 250 children into her home.

    This is her debut memoir. To protect the identities of people she is writing about she is using a pseudonym.


    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1058 KB
    • Print Length: 97 pages
    • Publisher: HarperTrue (28 Mar. 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00ICCRPCE
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,499 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Truly inspirational ! 8 April 2014
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    It made me cry but also left me wanting to keep turning the pages ! I am looking forward to the next one.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars My kind of book 14 April 2014
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    I like to read fact not fiction and this fitted the bill down to the last word in my opinion.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Very emotional 1 April 2014
    By lane
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    Well done to a very inspirational lady her husband, daughter`s parents. You did so much for someone so small. Rest In Piece little Angel truly loved and never forgotten xxx
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book, very honest 18 Aug. 2014
    By Daisy
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    Brilliant book, very honest. It captures t true emotions. It is a good way to find out about what I believe is a fantastic profession.

    Daisy-May James
    Foster Carer /Social worker
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    4.0 out of 5 stars a child called hope 6 Sept. 2014
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    Great book with a good insight to caring for children, a must for any body wishing to be a care worker.
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    By bibi
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    What I love about this book is the honesty and the raw emotion. Nothing is hidden or sugar coated, even if that's.uncomfortable at times. The author is really brave and talks about her own failings as well as her successes. She is very human and caring and gives her all. The book moved me to tears, which I think is quite rare. Can't wait to read the next in the series
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Not to be missed 3 Aug. 2014
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    Unfortunately things happen in this world that shouldn't - good but upsetting read.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars So sad but also inspiring 13 May 2015
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    I actually cried reading this, having lost two daughters myself I can sympathise with the raw emotions of grief. I am in awe of Mia for helping with Hope, Hope was so loved in her short life and love means more than money or possessions any day. If we all had love and good health the world would be a better place x
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