The journal of a foster carer to a girl who had an emotional incest with her father while the foster carer herself was experiencing divorce.
Cathy Glass is a prolific author with several memoirs as a foster carer. Unlike her other books, this book had two intertwined story lines. The primary story was about a girl named Beth whose father had a mental breakdown and was hospitalized. During the hospitalization, Beth was cared by Glass. Both Beth and her father Derek had a lot of love between, so much so that it looked “inappropriate” to others, including to Glass and Marianne, Derek’s girlfriend. The other story line was about Glass’ “always working” husband who eventually divorced her for another woman. The writing style is straightforward, detailed, and clear.
A detailed account of foster caring an emotionally abused girl and the low point of a marriage due to infidelity. Two poignant lessons of love: don’t love too much and be yourself.
— A book review by BookReviewClub.com.
Genre: Non-fiction, Memoir
Publisher: Harper Element
Publish Date: March 27, 2014
Review Date: January 16, 2017
Author’s Site: CathyGlass.co.uk