A 13-year old-runaway is left in solitary confinement to relive her experiences. Here, she recalls life with the people she ran from - those strangers, who, years ago, picked up the pieces. Decades later, she revisits the time of her incarceration, and finds other stories, other lives still locked within that history. 'An immaculate 1960s period piece.''.....Seductive and compassionate.''The best portrayal of fifties and sixties Birmingham I've read, including the accent.'...
Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Adoption
Size: 216 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 June 2017 onward
The Girl and the Ghosts can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 1 of 3.Author Angela Hart is an experienced foster carer; The Girl and the Ghosts is the moving true story of her experience fostering one little girl with a heavy burden to carry.Seven-year-old Maria holds lots of secrets. Why won’t she tell how she got the bruises on her body? Why does she run and hide? And why does she so want to please her sinister stepfather?It takes years for devoted foster carer Angela Hart to uncover the truth as she helps Maria leave the ghosts of her past behind....
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Adoption
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 June 2017 onward
These are the ten things you wish you knew before choosing adoptionthe things adopted kids wish their adoptive parents knew before making the adoption decision.
Many people begin to consider adopting a child without understanding how much adoption has changed over recent years. Thats understandable. The concept of having a relationship between birth parents and the adoptive family is still foreign to a lot of people. While open adoption has become increasingly more common, the tragedy is that so many hopeful adoptive parents dont understand how their life will change once birth parents become part of the picture. Too many adoptions start out open only to close communication when things get difficult.
Every open adoption is unique and complex, but the basics are the same. 10 ...
Genre: Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Adoption, Fertility, Health & Fitness
Size: 42 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 16 June 2017 onward
A dramatic short story from debut author and foster carer Rosie Lewis.A digital-exclusive short story from Rosie Lewis, plus a sneak peek chapter from Rosies highly anticipated debut memoir, Trapped.Baby Sarah is born to a crack-addicted mother on a freezing cold night in December. Rosie is woken a few short hours later, at 1am, and taken to the maternity unit by police escort to collect the infant and take her to a place of safety.But it soon becomes clear that Sarah is suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms. Knowing that separation is inevitable, Rosie tries to maintain a professional distance but thats easier said than done.
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Adoption, Self-Help & Counselling, Health & Fitness, Recovery, Self-Help
Size: 26 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 31 May 2017 onward