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A Child Called Hope: The true story of a foster mother's love (HarperTrue Life - A Short Read) (HarperTrue Life - A Short Read Book 1) by [Marconi, Mia]
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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.

This is her debut memoir. To protect the identities of people she is writing about she is using a pseudonym.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1058 KB
  • Print Length: 97 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTrue (28 Mar. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ICCRPCE
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,444 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I actually cried reading this, having lost two daughters myself I can sympathise with the raw emotions of grief. I am in awe of Mia for helping with Hope, Hope was so loved in her short life and love means more than money or possessions any day. If we all had love and good health the world would be a better place x
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I nearly gave up reading this several times but I'm not a quitter. I found the style was boring and the first half never went anywhere, really. The story of Hope herself, while sad, was all about the author and was more cathartic than anything else. I wish her well, but she may well have put many people off the idea of fostering, which is very sad. A lot of wonderful children with special needs are desperate for a loving home, and it's about the child, not the foster carer. Can't recommend this book.
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I am wading my way through this book and am on the verge of giving up. I thought the style would be like cathy glass books but the beginning confused me. It was about the authors life. I would have preferred to read about the child, which is what the title and blurb suggested, then with bits of her life coming into it.
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I was bought this book because I'd read one by this author and the person thought I'd enjoy this one too, being a 'short read'.

This book is called a Child Called Hope, but I think Hope was shy because she didn't appear until three-quarters of the way through the book! If the book is about being a foster mother to Hope then, to me, the book has to be about that, not about your life, another foster child called Sofia and then Hope.

No I didn't like this book. For me, as it comes under the category of 'short read', it would be ideal for anyone going on holiday or during work lunch breaks.
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Not sure I like the author. She comes across as being very smug about herself. How wonderful a person she is to do such a job. I actually think she is selfish for putting her own kids second! Interesting to learn about fostering though. Also her own family history is very I interesting.
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It made me cry but also left me wanting to keep turning the pages ! I am looking forward to the next one.
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What I love about this book is the honesty and the raw emotion. Nothing is hidden or sugar coated, even if that's.uncomfortable at times. The author is really brave and talks about her own failings as well as her successes. She is very human and caring and gives her all. The book moved me to tears, which I think is quite rare. Can't wait to read the next in the series
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Kindle shop suggested this book and I found myself after I'd finished reading it, asking :"Why?"
A woman fostered a child with life-limiting disabilities, she wrote a book about that and I read the book. At the end of it all, I found myself asking "yes, and...?" Fortunately it is not a long book.
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