Another Forgotten Child

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007486779

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9277

The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after Aimee and, when she reads the referral, Cathy understands why: it says that Aimee kicks and bites her mother, that her mother is terrified of her, and that in rage Aimee strangled and killed four of their cat's kittens. Despite her reservations, Cathy agrees to take on Aimee - there is something about her that reminds Cathy of Jodie (the subject of Damaged and most disturbed child Cathy has cared for), and reading the report instantly tugs at her heart strings. When she arrives, Aimee is angry. And she has every right to be. She has spent the first eight years of her life living with her drug-dependent mother in a flat that the social worker described as 'not fit for human habitation'. There was no heating, no hot water, little food and no furniture. Aimee is so grateful as she snuggles into her bed at Cathy's house on the first night that it brings Cathy to tears. Aimee's mother is aggressive and she is constantly causing a scene at contact, and makes sweeping allegations against Cathy and her family in front of her daughter as well. It is a trying time for Cathy, and it makes it difficult for Aimee to settle. But as Aimee begins to trust Cathy her behaviour improves and she starts to open up. And the more Cathy learns about Aimee's life before she came into care the more horrified she becomes. It's clear that Aimee should have been rescued much sooner and Cathy promises to stand by her no matter what, but as Aimee's journey seems to be coming to a happy end Cathy can't help but reflect on all the other 'forgotten children' that are still suffering.

Don't Ever Tell

Author: Kathy O'Beirne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780578172

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 4413

'I feel my story had to be told. So much evil was done there was a voice inside me shouting, "Justice".' With no one to confide in, Kathy suffered in silence as she was battered by her father and molested by local boys. At the age of eight, she was torn from her family and incarcerated in a series of Catholic homes. When she was sent to a psychiatric unit, she suffered terrifying electric- shock therapy and further cruelty at the hands of her supposed carers. After ending up in a Magdalen laundry, she fell victim to sexual abuse and gave birth to baby Annie just weeks before her fourteenth birthday. Don't Ever Tell is Kathy's harrowing account of her ruined childhood and of her subsequent fight for justice.


Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780007236367

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 339

View: 1503

Describes the author's experiences with Jodie, a girl who has been in five foster homes in four months because of her dangerous behavior, and the surprising discoveries the author makes about Great Britain's Social Services.

Learning to Fulfill the Needs of Your Self

Author: Faith H. Charles

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1436352800

Category: Self-Help

Page: 233

View: 9758

"An interesting and valuable tool to assess the significance of a complex of psychosocial factors affecting the mental and physical health of us all. It's an innovative idea and deserves exposure." Eric Fine, MD "Dr. Charles has an amazing ability to make a difficult concept easily understood." Justin Parr, MD "She presents a natural and practical way to fulfill your needs and bring harmony to your life." Edward Pratowski, author of Writing for the Deep People

Chasing The Cyclone

Author: N.A

Publisher: Peter Thomas Senese

ISBN: 0975912356


Page: 314

View: 468

A Torch Against the Night

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110199889X

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 464

View: 7564

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time Book two in the New York Times bestselling series A USA Today bestseller A Wall Street Journal bestseller “Spectacular.”—Entertainment Weekly “Fresh and exciting...Tahir has shown a remarkable talent for penning complex villains.”—A.V. Club "Even higher stakes than its predecessor… thrilling." —Publishers Weekly, starred review “[An] action-packed, breathlessly paced story.” —Booklist, starred review Set in a rich, high-fantasy world inspired by ancient Rome, Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES told the story of Laia, a slave fighting for her family, and Elias, a young soldier fighting for his freedom. Now, in A TORCH AGAINST THE NIGHT, Elias and Laia are running for their lives. After the events of the Fourth Trial, Martial soldiers hunt the two fugitives as they flee the city of Serra and undertake a perilous journey through the heart of the Empire. Laia is determined to break into Kauf—the Empire’s most secure and dangerous prison—to save her brother, who is the key to the Scholars' survival. And Elias is determined to help Laia succeed, even if it means giving up his last chance at freedom. But dark forces, human and otherworldly, work against Laia and Elias. The pair must fight every step of the way to outsmart their enemies: the bloodthirsty Emperor Marcus, the merciless Commandant, the sadistic Warden of Kauf, and, most heartbreaking of all, Helene—Elias’s former friend and the Empire’s newest Blood Shrike. Bound to Marcus's will, Helene faces a torturous mission of her own—one that might destroy her: find the traitor Elias Veturius and the Scholar slave who helped him escape...and kill them both.

Ember Quartet Digital Collection

Author: Sabaa Tahir

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0593404726

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 1741

View: 6649

Journey deep into the Martial Empire and into “one of the best fantasy series of the last decade” (Buzzfeed) with the complete An Ember in the Ashes quartet by #1 New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir. For the first time together, all in one place, this ebook bind-up includes each complete book of the beloved epic series: • An Ember in the Ashes, One of Time Magazine’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time • A Torch Against the Night, A New York Times bestseller, A USA Today bestseller, A Wall Street Journal bestseller • A Reaper at the Gates, An Entertainment Weekly Summer Reads pick • A Sky Beyond the Storm, One of Amazon’s Best Young Adult Books of 2020 Praise for An Ember in the Ashes: “Sabaa Tahir spins a captivating, heart-pounding fantasy.” —Us Weekly “This novel is a harrowing, haunting reminder of what it means to be human—and how hope might be kindled in the midst of oppression and fear.” —The Washington Post “An Ember in the Ashes mixes The Hunger Games with Game of Thrones...and adds a dash of Romeo and Juliet.” —The Hollywood Reporter Praise for A Torch Against the Night: “The stakes here are high and the plot runs like a well-oiled machine, ratcheting up the tension with every chapter.” — “An adrenaline rush till the very last page.” —Buzzfeed "This sequel has a darker tone and even higher stakes than its predecessor, setting the stage for a thrilling conclusion." —Publishers Weekly, starred review Praise for A Reaper at the Gates: “The book deftly handles serious issues like the costs of genocide and war. Both action-packed and emotionally engaging, A Reaper at the Gates is the perfect summer read.” —The Washington Post "Tahir has created another compelling story that defies readers to stop turning the pages." —Booklist, starred review Praise for A Sky Beyond the Storm: “Tahir’s exquisite storytelling doesn’t miss a beat… This series is an epic hero’s journey, with love, adventure, and magic woven throughout. Recommended for every young adult collection.” —School Library Journal “In A Sky Beyond the Storm, Sabaa Tahir so expertly draws the reader into the lives and thoughts of her characters that their every emotion—anger, pain, love, longing—races through your heart with each turn of the page. A breathtaking conclusion to this incredibly rich and rewarding fantasy series.” —Seira Wilson, Amazon Book Review

The Child Bride

Author: Cathy Glass

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007590016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3118

Cathy Glass, international bestselling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family.

Remember Baby

Author: Pastor Sandy Blake Toles

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency

ISBN: 1612041639

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 82

View: 4666

Never again should a child die because of being left alone in a hot car. The inspiration for the invention and writing of Remember Baby came because both parents forgot. The setting is Las Vegas, Nevada on June 29, 2001, the hottest recorded day so far that year. After reading the tragic account in the local paper, the author was besieged with sorrow, anger, tears, and overwhelming personal grief. While discussing the senseless tragedy with her husband and saying repeatedly, "This has got to stop. Somebody has to do something," a voice from within spoke softly but firmly, saying, "You do it." Thinking it was her spouse, she turned toward him, only to discover he was not speaking. Again and again the prompting came, until the author realized it was a divine call. How could a pastor without formal education in engineering or automotive accomplish such a feat? In answer to her prayers for help, many came to her aid, including the director of automotive for Southern Nevada Community College, who agreed to build her prototype for a safety alarm system that alerts drivers to remove kids from their vehicle before departing. The book raises the consciousness of hyperthermia deaths of children left in hot cars and promotes preventive safety measures. Pastor Sandy Blake Toles is pastor and founder of Love Center Unlimited, a Christian outreach ministry in Las Vegas, whose mission is to empower, educate, coach, mentor, and serve the underserved population. "I was inspired to invent this device and motivated to write this book after reading about the preventable premature death of a six-month-old baby boy forgotten by his parents in a hot car." Publisher's website: http: //