Author: Cathy Glass
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Release Date: 2009-01-19
Genre: Family & Relationships
The Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller. Although Jodie is only eight years old, she is violent, aggressive, and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is Cathy Glass...
Jodie is only eight years old; she is violent and has already been through numerous foster families. Her last hope is foster carer Cathy Glass. Despite her reservations, Cathy decides to take on Jodie to protect her from being placed in an institution. As Jodie begins to trust Cathy her behaviour improves. Over time, she reveals details of her abuse at the hands of her parents and others. It becomes clear that Jodie's parents were involved in a sickening paedophile ring. Jodie becomes increasingly withdrawn, and it's clear she needs psychiatric therapy. Cathy urges the Social Services to provide funding, but they decide to take Jodie away from her, and place her in a residential unit. Although the paedophile ring is brought to justice, Jodie's future is still up in the air. Cathy promises that she will stand by her - her love for the abandoned Jodie is unbreakable.
Author: Chris Wild
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.
Release Date: 2018-06-14
Genre: Family & Relationships
'We were just sacks of flesh existing as punchbags for their rage, or toys for their entertainment' Chris Wild lost his dad aged 11, leaving him to grow up in the care system. There, he witnessed the incessant physical and sexual abuse of children, with the only escape leading to the streets. So many others like him, failed by the systems put in place to protect them, ended up with nothing but drink, drugs, prostitution and crime as their normality. Later, working in a care home himself became the only way Chris could help, but he was shocked to discover little had changed and vulnerable children were still being failed. In Damaged, he shares heartbreaking memories of the care system along with the stories of all the boys, girls, men and women he met along the way - exposing why we must take action now to protect all of Britain's forgotten children.
Author: Louise Brown
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-03-09
THE HIMALAYAN SUMMER is a spellbinding novel of the British Raj period, the quest to find a child, and a love story beyond boundaries - for all fans of Dinah Jefferies 'THE TEA PLANTER'S WIFE and of Louise Brown's earlier novel, EDEN GARDENS. 'Beautifully written, you can smell the spices, feel the heat, and your heart will break. You will laugh, cry and you will want a sequel' Lovereading.com Ellie Jeffreys arrives in Darjeeling with her British husband, en route to Kathmandu. They have ten-month-old, golden-haired twins, and despite appearing to be a happy family, Ellie's relationship with the overbearing, philandering Francis is disintegrating. At a cocktail party, Ellie meets Hugh Douglas, a maverick explorer and botanist. Despite the rumours surrounding Hugh, Ellie is drawn to him. A year later, Nepal is devastated by a catastrophic earthquake and in a falling building, Ellie is forced to make an instant, and terrible, decision: she has time to save only one of her children. When she returns for her son's body the next day, it has gone. Ellie knows he cannot have disappeared; someone, somewhere has her child, and it is to Hugh that she turns for help.
Why does the church seem to falter when in ministering to those caught in sexual sin? And why does victory over these sins seem so elusive? Roy Hession uncovers these forgotten factors of sexual sin, and guides the faltering believer to a place of deeper repentance and full freedom in Christ.