The Silent Cry There is Little Kim Can Do as Her Mother's Mental Health Spirals Out of Control
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Another emotional and open-hearted story from Cathy Glass, who has been foster mother to over 150 children. ‘The Silent Cry’ travels back in time, to when Cathy’s own children were young, and she was taking a short break from fostering while she finished her degree. Cathy still volunteers to help three children with short term respite care, however the main story focuses on a neighbour who needs help. Cathy writes under a pseudonym, she writes with clarity and love, her tales are simply told but so very readable. With four tales in one, honest, often shocking, yet at times quite beautiful, this is a fascinating insight into Cathy’s world. ~ Liz Robinson
In addition to our expert opinion, a small number of our Lovereading reader review panel members were lucky enough to be invited to review Girl Alone, also by Cathy Glass. You can read the full reviews here.
- Hannah Ward - 'These books are so heart touching that I really do admire Cathy and the work that she does...Another fantastic read.'
- Angie Rhodes - 'Cathy is one amazing lady, and to read her books, gives hope to all the children who come into contact with her.'
- Jennifer Moville - 'Girl Alone is the story of Joss - a girl who is put into foster care after her father dies and her mother subsequently remarries.'
- Jane Macleod - 'The story is tragic from the start, but you do gain an insight in to how vulnerable children behave the way they do, and how foster carers are truly special people who give a part of themselves to all the children they take into their care.'
- Edel Waugh - 'Heart-breaking and eye opening it can vividly make you see what goes on behind closed doors and the good people out there fighting against it.'
- Janet Gilliard - 'This is really not a book I would normally read. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book.'
- Celeste McCreesh - 'I loved this book, it's based on true events also which I really liked. I read in about a day, I couldn't put it down...'
- Cathy Small - 'A truly heart-breaking story as you see Joss a 13 year old taken into foster care making her life worse by getting into constant trouble...'
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The Silent Cry There is Little Kim Can Do as Her Mother's Mental Health Spirals Out of Control by Cathy Glass
It is the first time Laura has been out since the birth of her baby when Cathy sees her in the school playground. A joyful occasion but Cathy has the feeling something is wrong. By the time she discovers what it is, it is too late. This is the true story of Laura whose life touches Cathy's in a way she could never have foreseen. It is also the true stories of little Darrel, Samson and Hayley who she fosters when their parents need help. Some stories can have a happy ending and others cannot, but as a foster carer Cathy can only do her best.
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Publication date25th February 2016
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PublisherHarper Element an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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