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Learning to Love Amy: The foster carer who saved a mother and a daughter (HarperTrue Life - A Short Read) (HarperTrue Life - A Short Read Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Mia Marconi
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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

India was a child who was destined to end up in care. She came to foster carer Mia Marconi’s house when she was three; she’d already been in care for five months by then. But her mum Amy didn’t get on with her carer and threatened to kill her so India was moved.

But no matter how inadequate parents are, children in care love them and want the world to love them too.

Amy had had a hard life: she was one of seven siblings, all of who had been abused and ended up in care. She was an alcoholic and she phoned all times of day and night threatening suicide.

When India finally settled in Mia’s happy household, Mia embarked on amazing journey to help Amy too.


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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.

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


    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1306 KB
    • Print Length: 103 pages
    • Publisher: HarperTrue (4 July 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00ICCRPCO
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,246 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic read 10 July 2014
    By bibi
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    This is such a dramatic book I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. I loved the unpredictable characters and really felt for the poor little girl stuck in the middle. How Mia and her family survived I will never know. I've just seen that there is a third. Book to come and will definitely read it
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A good read 14 July 2014
    By aj
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    I gave this 5 stars as I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Would have loved it to have lasted longer though.. If you like Cathy Glass, Casey Watson you will like this book.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 Aug. 2014
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    An excellent, gripping story. Would recommend
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 July 2014
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    Kept me up until 1 am , couldn't put it down.
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    1.0 out of 5 stars Not sure.... 7 April 2015
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    Really isn't that believable.... is this a true story and how does Mia fit all this in around her own children.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 Sept. 2014
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    its heart renching
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A very heart felt read very true events as i ... 3 Mar. 2015
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    A very heart felt read very true events as i am also a foster carer cam relate to the writer
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A good read. 13 Sept. 2014
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    Heart rending!
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