I really enjoy Maggie Hartley's fostering memoirs and this is a great addition to her books. And a bit different to any of the fostering memoirs I've read before, not had this scenario before.
Maggie is looking after Isla for a few weeks while her mum is in hospital and recovering from surgery. There has been a fire at a local children's home so Meg also comes to stay with Maggie for a short while until they have made the necessary repairs.
This was a very good short read. But not that short. About a third of the length of one of Maggie's regular books, but there was plenty of tension and adventure in there which keeps you intrigued. Unpredictable, unexpected.
It's amazing there are people like Maggie Hartley who continue to foster children, difficult children sometimes. Sometimes ones who do untold damage and put Maggie and other members of her household at risk. They would be forgiven for throwing in the towel and giving up fostering. But they continue and help so many desperate souls to have a better chance in life. This is a shorter book as Meg and Isla didn't stay very long with Maggie, so she was right not to try to spin out a whole book.
I don't usually like short books, the variety where there are eg 40 pages, or sometimes even less-10 pages, that's not a book, and certainly shouldn't be charged for. This is far more substantial and I gladly paid 99p for it and it was money well spent. Certainly enough material here. It's been very good, unfortunately, there were a few tiny errors.