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Will You Love Me?: The story of my adopted daughter Lucy [Kindle Edition]

Cathy Glass
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REVIEWS FOR DAMAGED:

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

‘Heartbreaking.'
Mirror

‘A truly harrowing read that made me cry.’
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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This eleventh memoir and latest title from the internationally bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass can either be read as a full eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. Will You Love Me tells the true story of Cathy’s adopted daughter Lucy.

Lucy was born to a single mother who had been abused and neglected for most of her own childhood. Right from the beginning Lucy’s mother couldn’t cope, but it wasn’t until Lucy reached eight years old that she was finally taken into permanent foster care.

By the time Lucy is brought to live with Cathy she is eleven years old and severely distressed after being moved from one foster home to another. Withdrawn, refusing to eat and three years behind in her schooling, it is thought that the damage Lucy has suffered is irreversible.

But Cathy and her two children bond with Lucy quickly, and break through to Lucy in a way no-one else has been able to, finally showing her the loving home she never believed existed. Cathy and Lucy believe they were always destined to be mother and daughter – it just took them a little while to find each other.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1668 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007530919
  • Publisher: Harper Element (12 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C8Y3AG2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (316 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,134 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Story of Heartache with A Destiny Fulfilled 12 Sep 2013
By ACB(swansea) TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Lucy is the daughter of Bonnie and Vince who is of Thai extraction. Vince leaves Bonnie who spirals downwards into rough living taking Lucy with her. After a succession of Step-dads, uncles and aunts, the abused Lucy is passed pillar to post by a well-meaning social services department. Lucy is left damaged, mentally and physically. She has no stability in her life, is distrustful and has an eating disorder. Her only friend is Sammy, an observant schoolboy, who sees the predicament Lucy is in and tells the teacher, Mrs Bridges about his concerns to little avail.

Enter Cathy Glass. Her social worker Julie asks Cathy to take Lucy in. Her response is as usual 'yes'. Lucy understandably is reticent about her new surroundings and wonders where she will be sent next. Cathy and her children Adrian and Paula are pillars of understanding and help. Gradually, Lucy, not without difficulty, realises love and genuine affection surround her. She feels part of a family. What happens next is up to the authorities and a bureaucratic tug-of-war to reach the common-sense and obvious solution to Lucy's long-term care.

Cathy Glass has written another winner. There are differences from recent books in that the fringe elements concerning care and depth intelligence are more emphasised, not surprising in view of recent media events. At the centre of all this is the carer, Cathy, who remains passionate about the children in her charge. Heart-rending and written by an expert; engaging, 'unputdownable' and excellent.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story 16 Sep 2013
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I am so pleased that Cathy and Lucy decided to publish there very moving and personal story , as a book on its own merit is a fantastic read and very well written but those of us that are fans of this very special writer it's an amazing privilege to share this magical story , thank you to you both for sharing this beautiful book x
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars will you love me 19 Sep 2013
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this book was good it brought tears to my eyes , cant belive lucy went through so much in the beginning of her little life . im so glad she has a better life now with cathy & her family , cant wait for cathy next book to come out .
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT 3 Oct 2013
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ANOTHER GREAT BOOK FROM A GREAT AUTHOR AND FOSTER MUM ANYONE WHO HAS EVER BEEN IN FOSTER CARE PLEASE READ HER BOOKS YOU WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly heartbreaking but heartwarming story 17 Sep 2013
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This story is about Cathy's daughter Lucy and I know myself and many others have wondered about her story & this book shares it. Thank to Lucy for allowing Cathy to do so. Yet another amazing book by Cathy and I look forward to more even though they always make me cry and then happy towards the end. I am obsessed and have all the stories :D
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 4 Oct 2013
By joyce
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I chose this rating as I found it a very compelling read that I could not put down and did not want to finish
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars will you love me? 18 Sep 2013
By louise
Format:Paperback
Congrats Cathy you done it again you have wrote yet another wonderful book. I couldn't put it down. So looking forward to your new book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 17 Sep 2013
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This is the first book I've reviewed, simply because I believe it's worth doing so. I was overwhelmed in hearing Lucy's story, and I was moved to tears with her innocent comments.Having read all of Cathy Glass' books, I had high expectations of this book, and they were fulfilled! I recommend this book to anybody, and highly recommend you to read Cathy Glass' other books of the children she's fostered, if you haven't already done so!
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