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A Beautiful True Story - A Wonderful Read!
on 8 February 2014
I have currently read all the books by Cathy Glass except "Happy Adults/Happy Kids/ & Happy Mealtimes", and found her to be an excellent author, recounting the stories of children she has fostered.
"Will you love me?" is that bit different, because Cathy not only fosters Lucy, but in the end adopts her. I think out of all the books, this is the one I have most enjoyed.
Cathy is an exceptional person, as it takes someone very, very special to take on fostering children who have been so let down in life by their blood family. Lucy is one such little girl and Cathy is the very special person to love and care for her and to welcome her permanently into her family.
The story starts with Bonnie, Lucy's birth mother, working in a launderette. Not a good well paid job, anything but, however to Bonnie the job was important because it provided her somewhere to live with her baby. Somewhere to live is an overstatement because i would not even want my dogs living there, but being there, means that Bonnie and baby Lucy are not sleeping rough or squatting.
Bonnie has not been a loved or cherished young person but in her own way she does love baby Lucy, and although the 'care' she gives to her baby is not really care, it is the best that Bonnie can do. Even though thinks are far from good, this night they get worse. Bonnie has to up sticks with her baby and leave. She is now running scared and is really, really desperate but she is not able to trust anyone so she just has to rely on her own wits.
I am not going to tell you all about the story because it really does spoil it for the reader it the plot and content are all written here in a review. The reader will travel on the journey with Bonnie and baby Lucy and then just be following Lucy and the struggles she has in settling down into foster care with Cathy and her children Adrian and Paula.
You will not be able to put this book down and you will be full of admiration for Cathy. You will be horrified at the failings at that time of Social Services, and I think you will feel sorry for Bonnie, Lucy's young mother. Most of all you will be happy, very happy for Lucy.
I thoroughly recommend this book - it is just brilliant!