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Publisher's Summary

"I'm going to love my baby and give her lots of attention," Jade said. "I'll show my mum she's wrong."

Jade, 17, is pregnant, homeless, and alone when she's brought to live with Cathy. Jade is desperate to keep her baby, but, little more than a child herself, she struggles with the responsibilities her daughter brings.

Cathy is worried as soon as Jade arrives: she's never looked after a pregnant teenager before, but none of the mother-and-baby carers is free, and - 17 years old, seven months pregnant, and homeless - Jade is in a desperate situation.

But Jade doesn't want to listen or advice, and although her daughter is born safely it isn't long before Jade's in trouble with the police.

Cathy knows that Jade loves her daughter with all her heart, but will she be able to get through to Jade in time to make her realise just how much she might lose?

©2015 Cathy Glass (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Amazing story

I really enjoyed this book. It gave me hope, that not all babies get taken from their moms, and placed for adoption.

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Was a sad story to listen to... but so glad that Jade and Courtney made it!

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An Absorbing Book with Outstanding Narration!

This book held my interest throughout: I really worried about the eventual outcome for this young mother and child....even for her younger boyfriend involved too. There was something so adorably human about the protagonist teen, namely -- It's not that Jade was necessarily lazy but she preferred to sleep in (when she could) and let the foster mother change and feed Baby, LOL. Ditto when she was sometimes napping. HAHA. Also, she drank alcohol and smoked, a definite no-no. I did complete the story many months ago so I forget a lot of the details but the plot certainly had twists & turns which made it exciting to follow. I think you will grow to care about what happens to all the main characters in this true story too. Personally, I really loved this audible.com book and I thought Denica Fairman was (and still is) a brilliant narrator/performance artist.

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Well paced

This is a typical Cathy Glass book and that is good news. The pace and storyline are well done. I’m really enjoying this series.

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Another awesome Cathy Glass book

I loved it! I'm in the process of reading all her fostering books and I haven't been disappointed at any of them

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So good!!!!

So so good and heartwarming!!!!! Just loved it!! Worth the purchase. Husband and I highly recommend this book and all her books!

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Another amazing book Cathy! I have a similar story to jades. So the ending made me tear up with pure joy! I also would like to foster and I wish her all the best!!

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so good

loved it. I kept telling at my phone (Where I listen to audible) don't trust her! I also had many night where I had to keep listening. Jade had me going up and Down with my emotions and I worried for Courtney and Tyler.

I love Danica as a narrator and I hope she continues to narrate for Cathy. if I ever meet Cathy, I may be shocked when a different voice comes out of her mouth lol.

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great book

Actually made me cry can't wait to go on website to see how they are doing

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  • MissD
  • 10-23-19

An absolute insult!

How are these books still being allowed to be published as non- fiction ?!?!
Anyone who has an ounce of knowledge of the care system knows the majority of these books aren’t are far fetched at best, but this one in particular is a joke!
It’s actually laughable, especially the ending.

I don’t even believe Cathy Glass is a person anymore, more like a group of writers who work for the publishers just making up as much nonsense as they possibly can, that appeals to public opinion.
They seem to have the care system slang mastered perfectly.... but the rest of it is absolutely disgraceful and a complete insult to kids who lived in the care system!

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  • Piglet
  • 04-09-22

epic listen

loved it. I was captived good easy listen. I loved the way the narrator drew you into wanting to listen and not go to sleep.

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  • stompy
  • 12-04-21

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couldn't put it down, loved it, knowing it was a true story made it more griping

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-29-21

excellent

love all Cathy glass's book a very good read well worth the money .

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  • Reeree
  • 11-23-20

amazing

absolutely amazing another great book by. cathy glass very moving and heart warming but so true to life

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  • QueenMama32
  • 01-15-19

Audio

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. Cathy is a fantastic author I have enjoyed all of Cathys books can't wait till the new one in February. She gives a good clear understanding about all the emotions that foster carers go through that I didn't give much thought to till now. Thank you Cathy for letting us into a part of foster caring x

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  • coot
  • 11-01-18

Please don't take my Baby

Another emotional rollercoaster. Well written with compassion. The ending is so different than you could imagine.

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  • Prudentpru
  • 04-28-18

nice story

it's a lovely story, but could have been written using half the amount off words

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  • Jenny Davies
  • 03-26-18

Already read it but loved on audio too x

Although I’d already read this book in 2015 x i purchased the audio book so I can listen as I work x loved it x

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  • Jacqueline
  • 02-19-17

Another brilliant read

I found myself hoping that Jade would make the right decisions. You always feel part of the journey in all novels by Cathy Glass.

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  • Sarah
  • 10-28-21

Amazing

As always, a truly touching and amazing story, beautifully read but Danika. love all of Cathy's stories

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-15-21

Couldn’t stop listening

Very sad story of teenage couple who are having a baby and far too young to be a parents. In this instance social services did not disappoint! Cathy’s love, patient and understanding is blessing. I cried often. I love Denica’s narration and he calming voice!

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  • Jaz
  • 09-09-20

Amazing as always !!!

Incredible stories, so well written..
Cathy is an amazing women with a heart of gold !

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  • Liz Pralica
  • 11-30-18

Fab author, fab narration.

I have listened to all but 1 of Cathy's books, and I hope she continues writing. Denica Fairman is a wonderful narrator. I could listen to her forever.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-30-17

cathy glass

if you want to feel good at the end of a book cathy glass makes you happy