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Helpless: A True Short Story Kindle Edition

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Length: 26 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 865 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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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 628 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,052 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This lady has described with perfect tones how foster careers can feel, when their charges move on.

As a baby I was fostered (in the early 60's - being not only illegitimate but a mixed race baby) my foster father ended up being one of my god parents, when I was christened. He subsequently died when I was 15/16 late 70's, the first funeral I attended.

My foster mother died about 16 years ago, but she continued to foster, & often was woken by police in the early hours to collect a baby & or young children that were taken from their parents for their protection.

Their house was also full of love, you could feel it as soon as the front door was opened.

WTG Rosie Sara will know where she came from & the pains of her start in life, my Aunt had a few of her foster children come back for visits, some with their own children to show off to their foster Mum, because of the excellent start they were given as babies, & as toddlers, were supported to understand that, not all people inflict pain, & that the majority of people will not harm them in any way.

A brilliant read for people who know nothing of the life of a foster carer & their charges. :-)
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