This was an excellent read which kept me totally engrossed. I don’t usually go for books with this type of cover, not liking to ‘go there’ if a memoir is telling of children suffering, however, I recently read a book by Rosie Lewis (another lady who writes books about her experiences as a foster carer), and that changed my view. It was an eye opener to say the least and made me interested to read more of these stories. This is my first Cathy Glass book and I’ll definitely be reading more of her writing.
I really liked how this was written, it’s just like Cathy is chatting to you over coffee and telling you all that happened. It’s written simply with just the right amount of detail-certainly no waffling and waiting around to get to the point. I was straight into it right from the first page. Besides the various children Cathy fosters, she also has two of her own children, and, at the start of this book, her husband has recently left her. She picks herself up and carries on with her work, her new charge is seven-year-old Alex. Alex will only be staying with Cathy only for a short time as he will shortly be moving in with his forever family who will be adopting him.
There were so many positive things in the story-it’s certainly not harrowing or sad all the time. But there are so many unexpected twists and about-turns to this case. Cathy Glass is so skilled in putting her story across and leaving you feel uplifted with the outcome-I’m sure she must find her job extremely rewarding. I look forward to reading more of her fostering experiences.