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Three Little Words The Heartbreaking True Story of an Abandoned Little Girl by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
  

Three Little Words The Heartbreaking True Story of an Abandoned Little Girl

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Ashley Rhodes-Courter’s heartbreaking story is a revelatory memoir exposing the manipulative and abusive “care” some children receive in the care system. In Ashley’s case it was a foster family who hurt and humiliated her and she was to suffer for many years until she reached the protection of the Courter family. Cathy Glass described Three Little Words as a moving account of surviving in care.

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Three Little Words The Heartbreaking True Story of an Abandoned Little Girl by Ashley Rhodes-Courter

'I am trapped centre stage in the spotlight. Do I have a choice? I stare straight ahead, shrug my shoulders and mumble, I guess so. In three words, it is done...Some people can be trusted.' Ashley Rhodes was taken from her mother when she was just three years old. She was left angry and clinging to an unpredictable, dissolving relationship with her family. But the painful memories of being taken away from her home quickly became consumed by real-life horrors. Ashley was forced to endure manipulative, humiliating treatment from an abusive foster family and spent nine years of her young life moving from home to home. Then she met the loving Courter family. In this inspiring and unforgettable memoir, Ashley finds the courage to accept her past and utter three words that will change her life forever.

Reviews

'A young person's moving account of surviving in care' Cathy Glass

'Nine years in the foster care system could ruin a kid. But Ashley not only survived, she's thrived' Teen People

'Ashley Rhodes-Courter is triumphant in her quest to overcome insurmountable odds. I celebrate her courage to seek out the best in humanity in spite of its failings' Victoria Rowell

About the Author

Ashley Rhodes-Courter has been featured in Glamour,The New York Times and other publications as a role model for young women. Her memoir began as an essay which won a writing contest and was published in New York Times Magazine. In 2010 she married her high-school sweetheart. Together they've fostered sixteen children under the age of five and are now the proud parents of their own biological son.

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Book Info

Publication date

25th September 2014

Author

Ashley Rhodes-Courter

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Author's Website

www.rhodes-courter.com/

Publisher

Ebury Press an imprint of Ebury Publishing

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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Adoption & fostering
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ISBN

9780091958305

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