This book was gripping. Very hard to put down. I admire Maggie for her patience and insight. I think Katherine the Social Worker made things worse for Jess and Darren from Day 1. Goes to show you the humaness of these people.
As a result of winning a Rosie Lewis book in a Goodreads Giveaway a while ago, I've recently read a few more fostering memoirs. One of my friends also reads this type of memoir and has since introduced me to books by Cathy Glass-also excellent reads-and this author, Maggie Hartley.
This is the first book I have read by Maggie Hartley and I will certainly read more. It is written in a very similar style to Cathy Glass and Rosie Lewis-quick, easy reading, told with warmth and emotion. It really kept me guessing; just as things start to go better for Jess and Darren, then they do something that really doesn't help their case. You just don't know which way it is going to turn out and it really keeps you turning the pages.
Like the two other authors of this genre I mentioned, and their books; this memoir too does have an uplifting conclusion. Rewarding reads which really get you caring about the author and her charges and certainly wanting to read more.