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If Only He'd Told Me: A foster family pushed to the limits (HarperTrue Life - A Short Read) (HarperTrue Life - A Short Read Book 3)

If Only He'd Told Me: A foster family pushed to the limits (HarperTrue Life - A Short Read) (HarperTrue Life - A Short Read Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Mia Marconi
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The third in a series of true short stories from foster carer Mia Marconi.

Brody had been on the at-risk register since birth but was only removed from his alcoholic parents when he reached the age of six. Foster carer Mia Marconi was thrilled when he first arrived – a boy the same age as her son.

It can be so bewildering for foster children when they arrive. The older ones are usually withdrawn and sullen. The younger ones will be screaming, spitting at you, making themselves sick and throwing themselves on the floor.

For Mia, it’s normally her boisterous, happy children who provide the comfort at the beginning, because why should they trust another adult. Children always feel safe and secure when there are other children about. Mia believes it’s through making relationships with other children that they begin to trust adults again. But little did she know that six-year-old Brody was actually taking his anger and frustration out on her son. She quickly begins to realise the heavy price her family has had to pay.

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.

To protect the identities of people she is writing about she is using a pseudonym.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1261 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTrue (26 Sep 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JD40BHG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,915 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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if you haven't read the first two books of Mia's then it's a good story. being a foster carer myself for over 18 years some things ring home. the bad point is in her previous book Mia had a 3rd daughter name Isobella (hubby Martin disappointed he didn't get a son) in this book they have 3 daughters and twins Isobella and Alfie???
must be based on a true story not a true story !
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Mia Marconi writes the most realistic books ! And I have been a foster carer for 20 years I,ve read other books by foster carers but find Mia tells it how it is ! It is refreshing for a carer to say how fostering affects your own families and life's rather than dramatising stories
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By Boffle
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This book has an insight into Foster care and the trials that go along with looking after children in care. True to life account of both children in care and the family's that foster those children. Interesting, frank and heartbreaking. A must read
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5.0 out of 5 stars If Only He'd Told Me 7 Nov 2014
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If Only He'd Told me, A nice short read from Kia Marconi I enjoyed the book look forward to some more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love her books 7 Oct 2014
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Would recommend, a touching story couldn't put it down as with all Mia Marconi books
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