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Will You Love Me?

The Story of My Adopted Daughter Lucy
Narrated by: Denica Fairman
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
5 out of 5 stars (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The 11th memoir and latest title from the internationally best-selling author and foster carer Cathy Glass. This book tells the true story of Cathy's adopted daughter Lucy.

Lucy was born to a single mother who had been abused and neglected for most of her own childhood. Right from the beginning Lucy's mother couldn't cope, but it wasn't until Lucy reached eight years old that she was finally taken into permanent foster care. By the time Lucy is brought to live with Cathy she is 11 years old and severely distressed after being moved from one foster home to another.

Withdrawn, refusing to eat and three years behind in her schooling, it is thought that the damage Lucy has suffered is irreversible. But Cathy and her two children bond with Lucy quickly, and break through to Lucy in a way no-one else has been able to, finally showing her the loving home she never believed existed. Cathy and Lucy believe they were always destined to be mother and daughter - it just took them a little while to find each other.

©2013 Cathy Glass (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

Reviews for Damaged:
“Cannot fail to move those who read it.” ( Adoption-net)
“Heartbreaking.” ( Mirror)
“A truly harrowing read that made me cry.” ( Sun)
“A true tale of hope.” ( OK! )
“Foster carers rarely get the praise they deserve, but Cathy Glass's book should change all that.” ( First magazine)
“A hugely touching and emotional true tale.” ( Star magazine)

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All 5 stars for every book I've read

cathy glass is my favourite author i have just about finished every book published on kindle or audible. a lady with infinite patience and love that never stops or slows

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a tear jerker

absolutely loved it glad Lucy found a loving family finally great going Cathy and family

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  • DianeF
  • 01-12-2014

I think we all loved Lucy by the end of the book

What made the experience of listening to Will You Love Me? the most enjoyable?

The truth behind the system, one I've had dealings with from many angles in my life.

What did you like best about this story?

The characterisation of each of the individuals involved in the tale, which continue throughout her books. I feel like I've seen Adrian and Paula grow up.

Have you listened to any of Denica Fairman’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I've only listen to Denica narrating other Cathy Glass books, but she captivates me and keeps a human element to the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

no, it was too painful to listen to in one go, but I finished it in a weekend.

Any additional comments?

I first read a Cathy Glass book because I had run out of Torey Hayden's works. I'm a teacher with experience in special needs, mostly thanks to Ms Hayden. I wanted something else that would catch my interest, and these certainly did. I've read four now, and I'm starting to look for someone else, these authors just don't write fast enough to keep up with me!

I've worked with adults who have 'graduated' from the care system, so I've heard some horror stories, it's been nice to hear about some of Cathy's successes.

I know these books aren't for everyone, but if you want your heart-strings tugged but know it's all going to work out in the end, then this is a lovely book to read. Although chronologically it's certainly not the first, it's probably a good first book to choose to meet Cathy's family.

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  • EVE DANIELLE CHITTENDEN
  • 13-05-2019

Awful narration

The Voice of Gill kept changing between a Birmingham accent and without a Birmingham accent. I'm reading the books in the order they were published and NEVER has Gill had a Birmingham accent, let along had her voice changing consistently throughout the book. it completely ruined it.

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  • Ms Gaynor Simpson
  • 16-11-2018

Touching as always

Great read and as with all this series very touching and interesting to see how inspiring Cathy is.

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  • Jen Parker
  • 14-10-2018

Audio changes the experience

I have read all of Cathy’s books. I recently tried Audio version while at work. Audio brings the books to live in a different way.

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  • coot
  • 13-10-2018

Will You Love Me?

Such a heart rendering story. Your just hanging their hoping for a the best. So we'll writen.

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  • 05-09-2018

zing

I loved it, I enjoyed reading song with the audio too. Cathy is such an amazing lady and I love all of her books

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  • Joanne Robertson
  • 28-07-2018

Excellent story of a child in care

This was truly an eye opening story of how social services can let a child down. It's truly inspiring to read how Lucy's life was turned around after being moved to Cathy's house. The ups and downs throughout the story show just how much Lucy and Cathy gained each others trust and love. Such a great ending.

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  • Zoe
  • 27-03-2018

Excellent book

loved this book, easy to follow and true to life, very well written, I'll be down loading another of Cathy Glass audio books

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  • Netty
  • 27-01-2018

Another great story

Loved this story and glad that bad things can turn good. Loved listening to this book.

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  • RRF
  • 25-01-2018

profoundly disturbing but worth it

Helped me to have a better understanding of some much loved friends. Very useful although also incredibly painful. But ultimately an optimistic book, so good, even though upsetting.