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5.0 out of 5 stars a brilliant book,
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5.0 out of 5 stars The first but certainly not the last,
I have gone on now to read all of Shane's titles...this one remains to be my favorite...
The stories reviewed in this book are intriguing as well as heart breaking...what is more intriguing is how Mr Dunphy dealt with each case and brought it to a conclusion...he has a true gift...
A wonderful read by a remarkable author...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shocking tales of children's awful upbringing,
This review is from: Hush, Little Baby (Kindle Edition)I have read Shane,s other books,though they are not an easy read due to the nature of the stories they are though an insight into how awful some children,s lives are and how wonderful people like Shane become a significant part of helping these children to live a better life. Keep up your wonderful supportive job Shane ...you really do make a difference.
5.0 out of 5 stars powerful, devastating yet hopeful,
This review is from: Hush, Little Baby (Kindle Edition)This book runs the full gauntlet of emotions. The stories show the power over children that parents and those in authority hold both in a negative and positive way.
You are drawn into each one of the stories by the author, Shane Dunphy, his writing is honest, passionate, heartbreaking but above all it is hopeful.
He shows how, for a person (adult of child) who is scared, tormented, pulled apart by abuse and who feels so completely alone in it all, the knowledge that one person cares, that one person is there, that one person believes not just that things that they may share but believes in the person themselves can make the difference, that can help start the healing process.
Sometimes having that one person can make all the difference and a happier ending can be had, sometimes there can never be an ending that is not terrible but one person can make a person feel less alone in their torment. Shane demonstrates this very emotively in his writing.
I find Shane has a refreshing honesty about him, he paints himself as what he is, a man doing his best and nothing more. It is refreshing to read an objective view on the travelling community as well as the parents who don't intend to harm their children but do end up creating such pain.
This book resonated with me on many levels, as a Mother doing the best I can, as a survivor of childhood abuse and as a person hurt badly, who is continued to be hurt by the the actions and inactions of parts of the Roman Catholic Church.
I recommend this book but warn that if your history is difficult, if you have had a hard childhood you will find this book triggers quite allot. It helps quite allot as well.
5.0 out of 5 stars love this!,
This review is from: Hush, Little Baby (Kindle Edition)Amazing read.. A Very recommended author, def makes you want to read more and more.. Was hard to put down.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hush, little baby. By Shane Dunphy,
This review is from: Hush, Little Baby (Kindle Edition)A fantastic read if a little upsetting to think of the innocent children whose lives are ruined by people they trust. The author shares some of the cases he worked in child services. It is an awful to think these actually happened, but interesting to find out how he dealt with them and the positive outcomes.
5.0 out of 5 stars hush little baby,
This review is from: Hush, Little Baby (Kindle Edition)Fantastic book, very difficult to out down, keep the tissue box handy especially if you are like me and feel that all this type of book tear at my heart strings.
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a dunphy virgin!,
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Hush, Little Baby by Shane Dunphy