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Summary

Experienced foster carer Rosie Lewis takes on the heart-breaking case of Megan, a baby born with neo-natal abstinence syndrome and a cleft palate.

Addicted to drugs from birth because of her mother's substance abuse during pregnancy, new-born Megan is taken into Rosie's loving care. Rosie is supposed to help Megan find her new permanent home, but it turns out that Megan has already found her 'forever mummy' in Rosie.

Rosie grows incredibly attached to Megan and applies to adopt her, but the system refuses her in favour of a young couple and Rosie is devastated. Against all her instincts, Rosie does her job and prepares Megan for her new 'forever family', but everything about Megan leaving feels wrong.

When Rosie learns a few months later that Megan's adoption has broken down, she is saddened but also filled with hope - will this little girl be allowed to return to her true 'forever home'?

©2017 Rosie Lewis (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Absolutely brilliant

I couldn’t stop listening to this heartwarming story about a loving caring Foster Lady Rosie, who loved the new baby Megan - well written and a beautiful story x x x

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loved it

went through every emotion listening to this really good listening.puts it into prospective just what being a foster carer entails.

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Very enjoyable read that brought me too tears

Thoroughly enjoyed the read. A book has never made me cry soooo much. Great work.

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Fantastic book. Couldn’t put it down

So many different emotions reading this book. I really felt for Rosie and her family and stayed up till 3am to find out the outcome. Don’t want to post any spoilers but I really couldn’t believe Social Services stance and being adopted myself I really felt strongly for the poor child.

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Great to hear

I thoroughly enjoyed listening. I would recommend it to anyone 100%. Look forward to next

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Fantastic listening

Love will conquer all, tears to joy, the narrator's voice and accents were brilliant, making me laugh sometimes, this was only my second audio book the first being robotic in narration the story was at times heartbreaking, I hope Rosie finds love..

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loved this book for 1 big reason

I absolutely loved this book it was amazing and loved the fact that Megan's birthday is also mine except I was born in 2001 but amazing book would highly recommend didn't want it to finish

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loved it

What a lovely story . Sad at times . Rosie and All her family are lovely too to do what they do for children in need . A real inspiration

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spoken to fast so I couldn't listen to it so sad r

couldn't listen to it they spoke to fast for me so sad wish I could

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Brilliant and heartwarming

I really enjoyed this book from start to finish, even had a tear in my eye. Defiantly would recommend you read it.

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  • 01-06-20

She is where she belongs!

Such an incredible story! With such an amazing happy ending!!! I cried the whole ending of the book. . They never should’ve took her off of her mom !! I’m so glad she’s back in the loving arms of her true family!!! ❤️ xox

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  • Emma J Wayman
  • 17-05-19

Great book about foster to adopt

Shares the heart ache and joy of a journey through foster care and adoption with unexpected ups and downs along an impossible emotional journey. Great for those considering our going through their own foster to adopt journey.

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  • Jody
  • 25-01-19

Really Awesome Story

This was a brilliant story of love and hope. It is one of my favorites!

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  • lisa
  • 16-05-17

easy read

enjoyable to listen to, narrator voice clear and likeable. story line interesting . not gripping

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  • Maria
  • 02-03-17

An interesting window into the world of adoption and fostering

The author goes into a lot of detail about the process she and the kid had to go through from beginning to end this makes the book interesting, and the more and more exciting as it comes to a conclusion.

There's a couple of characters whom I found not so relevant and in the end I was confused as to who was who. And a couple of others whom I would like to have learned more about.

The first two or so years in Megan's life are chronicled very well. You can really see her going from a newborn to a little girl. I enjoyed that.

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  • Kathleen A. McCabe
  • 20-02-17

too long

there were far too many details. the narrative became tedious. the foreshadowing of impending disaster seemed an exaggerated ploy. story could have been cut in length by at least one third for possibly more impact.