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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Withdrawn, refusing to eat and three years behind in her schooling, it is thought that the damage Lucy has suffered is irreversible.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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Fantastic

Cathy Glass is a angel on earth. I love her books and would recommend her books to anyone

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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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  • Lauraji
  • 25-01-2015

Heart warming, page turner

Cathy's books have all become big favorites of mine but I like the heart warming nature of this one especially. She goes way back to cover all of the beginning of her daughter's life and I found this thorough and enjoyable.

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  • Mary
  • 22-05-2015

Cathy Glass' true love.

If you want to have an example of the definition of unconditional and selfless love this is perfect.

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  • 匿名
  • 15-11-2020

such an amazing story

amazingly heartfelt I love this story I can listen to it over and over again well worth the money I spent on it

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  • Jennifer Huffman
  • 22-04-2020

Wonderful story

Cathy Glass is a wonderful author and Danica is a great narrator! I absolutely love this book series. The main characters accents do change a little from book to book, which is funny. Jill sounds a bit more Scottish in this book!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-2020

Absolutely beautiful!

This book spoke to my heart on many levels. They love this family have one another is absolutely beautiful!

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  • SushisArmy
  • 14-03-2019

my favorite

definitely my favorite. I couldn't stop listening! so happy for Lucy to finally find her forever home with Cathy and the kids. well done love!

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  • suzanne
  • 01-02-2019

very sad, but good ending

i loved it! its just so sad that our world has ppl like this in it that has kids and are too hurt themselfs to raise them, so inturn the kids gets hurt and the hurt and baddness just passes from one to other. thank God it stoped for her.

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  • tonya cary
  • 23-10-2018

Great listen

As all of Cathy Glass audio books this was very enjoyable and recommended it highly.

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  • sondra laco
  • 01-10-2017

Absolutely a wonderful heartfelt read

what a heartbreaking yet beautiful family story, could not stop listening and would recommend it to everyone I know

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  • The Girls
  • 04-01-2017

Great Story Line

This is a great story line and glad Lucy found a forever home where she will be highly loved

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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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  • Miss A A Bowers
  • 01-10-2020

touching

Touching tale of how Cathy went on to adopt Lucy. my only criticism has to be about the narrator's ever changing accents!! Gill, Cathy's social worker for example has never sounded like that in any other books, was a touch off putting as the accents changer so much but wasn't off-putting enough not to read!

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  • Emma
  • 29-07-2020

About Lucy

What a beautiful story with a beautiful family. This is probably my favourite Cathy Glass story. It’s a MUST to read it. Xx

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  • 匿名
  • 17-05-2020

will you love me

Another top story from Cathy Glass, brilliant story of Lucy, she lead such a sad life. but a brilliant ending.

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  • ajb
  • 04-07-2019

Lucy's Story

I have often wondered how Lucy came to be with Cathy and tbis book explains it all. Thus book had be gripped from the start.

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  • DANIELLE C
  • 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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  • Trai
  • 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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