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The Night the Angels Came

The Night the Angels Came [Kindle Edition]

Cathy Glass
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews)

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‘A moving read that Cathy Glass fans will devour.’ The Sun


‘Cannot fail to move those who read it.’ Adoption-net

‘Heartbreaking.’ The Mirror

‘A truly harrowing read that made me cry.’ The Sun

‘A true tale of hope.****.’ OK!

Foster carers rarely get the praise they deserve, but Cathy Glass’s book should change all that.****’ First magazine

‘A hugely touching and emotional true tale.’ Star magazine

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A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass.

When Cathy receives a call about a terminally ill widower terrified of leaving his son all alone in the world, she is wracked with sadness and indecision. Can she risk exposing her own young children to a little boy on the brink of bereavement?

Eight year old Michael is part of a family of two, but with his beloved father given only months to live and his mother having died when he was a toddler, he could soon become an orphan. Will Cathy’s own young family be able to handle a child in mourning? To Cathy’s surprise, her children insist that this boy deserves to be as happy as they are, prompting Cathy to welcome Michael into her home.

A cheerful and carefree new member of the family, Michael devotedly prays every night, believing that when the time is right, angels will come and take his Daddy to be with his Mummy in heaven. However, incredibly, in the weeks that pass, the bond between Cathy’s family, Michael and his kind and loving father Patrick grows. Even more promising, Patrick is looking healthier than he’s done in weeks.

But just as they are settling into a routine of blissful normality, an unexpected and disastrous event shatters the happy group, shaking Cathy to the core. Cathy can only hope that her family and Michael’s admirable faith will keep him strong enough to rebuild his life.

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I live in England and have three children, two birth children and one adopted. When I left school I held a clerical position in the civil service, which I left to start a family. At the same time I became a foster carer, which is the inspiration for much of my writing. I have been a foster carer for over twenty-five years and am what's known as a specialist foster carer, sometimes referred to as a level 3 carer. This is in recognition of my experience and qualifications and means that I am often asked to look after children with complex needs or very challenging behaviour. I have a degree in education and psychology which I was awarded as a mature student.

I have always been a writer - from when I was at school, with poems in the school magazine. In my teens I began writing short stories, articles, a few radio plays, and entering writing competitions. Like many writers it was a hobby - something I did almost furtively in my spare time, while working, and then later fostering and looking after my family. The two halves of my life - writer and foster carer - came together in 2007 when I wrote about a child I'd fostered and the book immediately became a number one best seller. Since then there have been many bestsellers, thanks to you. I really appreciate all your support and best wishes. Cathy xxx

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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Moving beyond words 14 Sep 2011
This is one of the most moving but beautiful books that I have ever read. It tells of the true story of a fathers unconditional love for his son and the very emotional journey they make into Cathy's life and family.
It was personally very uplifting to read of a parents unconditional love for their child instead of the usual neglect and abuse inflicted on children prior to coming into the Care System.
I am a huge fan of Cathy's and read and loved all her books but i think this is by far her best book and highly recommend it!
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Inspirational book from Cathy Glass 10 Sep 2011
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Have just finished reading the night the Angels came it arrived at 3pm this afternoon and I had read it by 6pm, Could not put it down it was so moving and had me in tears, but in the way that you had met some one who had faith and how inspirational and thought provoking it was, I laughed and cried at the same time.Would recommend this book most highly, Cathy has surpassed even her high standards.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Read 17 Sep 2011
Just finished reading The Night the Angels Came and yet again it is another great read by Cathy Glass. Couldn't put the book down and my heart goes out to Michael, noone should have to suffer the losses he has in such a short time. I would recommend the book for anyone who loves to read. Keep up the good work Cathy your an inspiration xx
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So moving 7 Nov 2011
I have read several Cathy Glass books but this was the first to move me to tears. Actual heart breaking sobs in fact! Cathy's books show what a fantastic and sometimes testing job foster carers and their families do. I take my hat off to Cathy and her children who sound just as lovely as they should with her as a mother! Fantastic writer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars emotional x 1 Nov 2011
By kimble
This book is a sad storey of a young boy who goes through so much at a young age,, as all Cathy Glass books they are based on true events and always brilliantly written,, highly recomeneded x
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing yet again! 14 Sep 2011
By Kirsty
Read this book in 3 hours - couldn't put it down! Another very emotional but heartwarming book from Cathy. Nice change to have the book about the unconditional love a father feels for his son, rather than the injustice of a child being mistreated, although I LOVE the other books! Keep them coming! :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Angels 22 Nov 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This book delivers abit of everything, it has bits that are emotional, i couldnt put the book down i just wanted to keep reading on and on. Cathy makes fostering really fun and shows you can get attached to families and watch the family grow.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read 1 Nov 2011
By Ann
I really enjoyed this book a great read and a great story couldnt put it down...made me cry and laugh and makes you think about how you would feel in this situation...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A very moving story.
What a great book, I couldn't put it down, it was so moving and sad but with a great ending for Cathy to see Michael in a happy forever home, and to be able to keep in touch with... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Rona
5.0 out of 5 stars heartbreaking
Absolutely Amazing! This story was heartbreaking, the first time I have ever sobbed whilst reading! Definitely buy!
Published 2 days ago by chanelle
5.0 out of 5 stars The night the angels came by Cathy Glass
Another amazing book by a truly amazing woman. It's propelled Cathy Glass that I find truly inspiring and I believe deserve a medal!! Can't wait to read the next one. Read more
Published 4 days ago by anouska
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very sad story but very well written as usual, didn't want to put it down.
Published 8 days ago by Mrs. Valerie Swan
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
not as good as some of her other books
Published 9 days ago by Cheryl W.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good book
Published 15 days ago by Elaine Healings
5.0 out of 5 stars another excellent read
im half way through reading this book. its hard to put it down. another excellent read
Published 18 days ago by julie kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart breaking
Make sure you have plenty of tissues at the ready to read this one. So sad but an excellent read what a brave lady you are Cathy Glass
Published 25 days ago by BB
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Love cathy glass' books. Interesting read.
Published 26 days ago by Askew
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
Had me in tears numerous times but was a very touching book - very different from her usual and very intense.
Published 1 month ago by Ms. L. P. Marriott
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