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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

2nd Annual Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop



2nd Annual Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop

It's time for some spring cleaning!
Up For Grabs Are Two Books That I Gave 5*'s To



Another Forgotten Child

A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass.


Eight-year-old Aimee was on the child protection register at birth. Her five older siblings were taken into care many years ago. So no one can understand why she was left at home to suffer for so long. It seems Aimee was forgotten.


The social services are looking for a very experienced foster carer to look after Aimee and, when she reads the referral, Cathy understands why. Despite her reservations, Cathy agrees to Aimee on – there is something about her that reminds Cathy of Jodie (the subject of ‘Damaged’ and the most disturbed child Cathy has cared for), and reading the report instantly tugs at her heart strings.


When she arrives, Aimee is angry. And she has every right to be. She has spent the first eight years of her life living with her drug-dependent mother in a flat that the social worker described as ‘not fit for human habitation’. Aimee is so grateful as she snuggles into her bed at Cathy’s house on the first night that it brings Cathy to tears.


Aimee’s aggressive mother is constantly causing trouble at contact, and makes sweeping allegations against Cathy and her family in front of her daughter as well. It is a trying time for Cathy, and it makes it difficult for Aimee to settle. But as Aimee begins to trust Cathy, she starts to open up. And the more Cathy learns about Aimee’s life before she came into care, the more horrified she becomes.


It’s clear that Aimee should have been rescued much sooner and as her journey seems to be coming to a happy end, Cathy can’t help but reflect on all the other ‘forgotten children’ that are still suffering.



The Deliverer

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In The Deliverer, Mara has to make some major choices: 1) whether to trust her feelings for Jonathan, despite the fact that she fears men in general; 2) will she risk returning to Mexico to find her family, the very ones who sold her into slavery when she was just a child; 3) will she receive God's forgiveness and then offer that forgiveness to those who have so viciously hurt and betrayed her? Lawan is also deeply involved in this final book, as it opens with her winging her way from Thailand and all that is familiar to come and live with the family who adopted her younger sister, Anna. Though still a child herself, Lawan has survived nearly three years in a brothel and feels much shame as a result. Will she be able to bond with her new family and allow God to heal the losses and pain she has sustained in recent years? Jonathan too has much to deal with, primarily his feelings for Mara. Can he, a Bible college student, establish a deep and meaningful relationship with a young woman who has spent the majority of her life as a sex slave? At New Hope Digital (newhopedigital.com) you can find study questions for each book in this series and an "ideas and resources" list to help educate readers and enable them to apply what they've learned and become actively involved in this massive and ongoing human tragedy--Trafficking in Persons.
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25 comments:

  1. The books sound very interesting. I haven't heard of either one but sound pretty good. Great books for the giveaway!! Thank you so much for a chance to win and for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

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  2. Having been involved with cases of child neglect/abuse through working in special education, the books sound very realistic and intriguing to me. I would love to win them both!

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  3. I've been wanting to read the Cathy Glass book for awhile - the other book sounds really interesting too!

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway!
    erma2167@sbcglobal.net

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  5. They both sound like really good books

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  6. These both sound like emotional reads just my kind of books =)

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  7. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  8. Thanks. Books sound like good reads.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  9. Both of these sound really good. I like books that deal with heavy issues like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. These books sound great. Interesting to read such books that are tackling issues such as these. Thank you very much for the chance to win them in the giveaway.

    Shelly H.

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  11. I'd love to read "Another Forgotten Child".

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  12. This is the first blog I have found that is by someone close to me! I live in Oneida, NY! Great books!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  13. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  14. Sounds like great books

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  15. Thanks for the chance!

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  16. Although it's a difficult topic, I've always wanted to read one of Glass' books. She's inspirational and a blessing for all the children who have the good fortune to be fostered by her.

    Thanks :)

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  17. These books sound wonderful - and they've been added to my amazon wishlist, in case I don't win.

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  18. I must read "Another Forgotten Child". As a former foster parent, I do know each child comes with his/her own tragic story. It breaks your heart.

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  19. Spring is in the air and it's time for that spring cleaning. My house certainly needs a little extra spring cleaning this spring as I'm drowning in books! I do have to admit, however, that I'm looking forward to spring weather and longer days. I love flowers. I love hearing the birds chirp.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

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  20. Thanks for the great giveaway

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  21. Thank you!
    -Amber
    goodblinknpark(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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