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Helpless: A True Short Story [Kindle Edition]

Rosie Lewis
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (513 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

A dramatic short story from debut author and foster carer Rosie Lewis.

A digital-exclusive short story from Rosie Lewis, plus a sneak peek chapter from Rosie’s highly anticipated debut memoir, Trapped.

Baby Sarah is born to a crack-addicted mother on a freezing cold night in December. Rosie is woken a few short hours later, at 1am, and taken to the maternity unit by police escort to collect the infant and take her to a place of safety.

But it soon becomes clear that Sarah is suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms. Knowing that separation is inevitable, Rosie tries to maintain a professional distance but that’s easier said than done.


Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 825 KB
  • Print Length: 26 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (5 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GNKY2T6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (513 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,131 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Touching True Story..... 6 Dec 2013
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I got this as a freebie and from the first page I was hooked. It's a short story which begins when Rosie a foster parent is called to the maternity ward to take care of a newborn baby called Sarah who was born to a drug addict mother. Poor Sarah is going through withdrawal herself and it's up to Rosie to help the baby through this.
What make this all the more shocking is that this is a true story and at times the story brought tears to my eyes. It was very short and I read it in under half an hour but enjoyed every minute of it.
I look foward to reading more by this author.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 9 Dec 2013
By nicole
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Loved this book couldn't put it down when I started to read it. is a short book but well worth the read
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling read 7 Dec 2013
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Although this story is short I read the whole lot in one go. Beautifully written it follows the story of one brief fostering describing the foster's feelings and it really tugs at the heart strings. Wish the book was longer and about the other children fostered. Well worth the download.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So touching 5 Dec 2013
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I didn't ever think of foster parents feelings before reading this short story.They don't get enough credit ,they are remarkable people.I too would find it difficult in that situation.I'd recommend this book to all my friends as I think they would like it just as I did .
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK!! 18 Dec 2013
I ABSOLUTLEY LOVED THIS BOOK! IT WAS DEFINATLEY WRITTEN FROM THE HEART! ROSIE LEWIS HAS DONE A FANTASTIC JOB! YOU DONT GET MANY REAL LIFE BOOKS! THIS IS BETTER THAN THE NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINES. I HAVE A NEWFOUND RESPECT IN FROSTER CARERS WELL DONE ROSIE! CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE! (WOULD HAVE PUT 10 STARS BUT THERES ONLY 5) WILL RECOMMEND TO MY TWITTER FOLLOWERS. @BIGSISTER2009. :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet 19 Dec 2013
By Jade P
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Very short but touching story of a foster parent's perspective on how it feels for her to be doing the job that she does. Even though it is short there is a lot of emotion and inspiration within th book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpless 18 Dec 2013
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I really loved it , I wish it had been a longer story so that you knew how the young couple who had her got on but it was very moving I really enjoyed it but I love Babies
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow 19 Feb 2014
By finnan
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Such a good book but so short would of like to find out what happened to the baby and her mum
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