The Night The Angels Came (2011)
The Night the Angels Came (2011)
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4.44 of 5 Votes: 5
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0007442629 (ISBN13: 9780007442621)
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Harper Element
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When Cathy receives a call about a terminally ill widower terrified of leaving his son all alone in the world, she is wracked with sadness and indecision. After her devastating divorce, can she risk exposing her own young children to a little boy on the brink of bereavement? Eight year old Michael is part of a family of two, but with his beloved father given only months to live and his mother having died when he was a toddler, he could soon become an orphan. Will Cathy's own young family be able to handle a child in mourning? To Cathy's surprise, her children insist that this boy deserves to be as happy as they are, prompting Cathy to welcome Michael into her home. A cheerful and carefree new member of the family, Michael devotedly prays every night, believing that when the time is right, angels will come and take his Daddy to be with his Mummy in heaven. However, incredibly, in the weeks that pass, the bond between Cathy's family, Michael and his kind and loving father Patrick grows. Even more promising, Patrick is looking healthier than he's done in weeks. But just as they are settling into a routine of blissful normality, an unexpected and disastrous event shatters the happy group, shaking Cathy to the core. Cathy can only hope that her family and Michael's admirable faith will keep him strong enough to rebuild his life.I love and admire Cathy Glass, a foster carer that deals with some of the saddest cases you can come across in the job she does. Her books are always moving and it makes it so much harder when you know that this is teal life. This book was no exception, poiniont and moving. Unlike her other books this focuses on death, the boy she fosters is going to loose her dad. I think this made the book so sad to read as you know what the ending will be and you see how close this boy is to his father and how close Cathy becomes also. Cathy does very well in looking after Michael, and trying to ease him into accepting his fathers death. Her two children also seem to be able to help in any way they can (also showing Cathy's skills as a parent.) Their are many moving moments in this novel, from the things the children say, to actions taken. I can never put her books down, and this one being no exception I ensured I read this when I knew I could afford to loose a few hours in a good book. If you don't mind reading stories of this nature then Cathy Glass is a excellent writer. Her books are gripping, easy to read and hard to put down. Story Description:HarperCollins(UK)|November 14, 2011|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-00-744262-1Eight-year-old Michael is part of a family of two, but with his beloved father given only months to live and his mother having died when he was a toddler, he could soon become an orphan. Will Cathy’s own young family be able to handle a child in mourning? To Cathy’s surprise, her children insist that this boy deserves to be as happy as they are, prompting Cathy to welcome Michael into her home.A cheerful and carefree new member of the family, Michael devotedly prays every night, believing that when the time is right, angels will come and take his Daddy to be with his Mommy in heaven. However, incredibly, in the weeks that pass, the bond between Cathy’s family, Michael and his kind and loving father, Patrick, grows. Even more promising, Patrick is looking healthier than he’s done in weeks.But just as they are settling into a routine of blissful normality, an unexpected and disastrous event shatters the happy group, shaking Cathy to the core. Cathy can only hope that her family and Michael’s admirable faith will keep him strong enough to rebuild his life. My Review:A well-written and beautiful story of one young boy’s struggle with the impending death of his father. Eight-year-old, Michael, had already lost his mother when he was just a toddler so and he and his beloved Dad, Patrick, have been a two family home since that time and they have a bond like no other.When Patrick ends up in hospital dying from cancer, Cathy takes in Michael and worries that her own children may be affected by the gloomy circumstances but much to everyone’s surprise her own children take to Michael like a brother.However, when Patrick dies, things change quickly and it wasn’t what I was expecting. Excellent novel that everyone should read!
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chemistry
really enjoyed the book, heart rending and emotional in places, need box of tissues at the ready
kelly78
read this one with a box of tissues- it was a doozy and i think i cried the entire way through.
taco5757
Great book,couldnt put it down, quite a tear jerker at times.
eisse
Another great read from Cathy glass
heidster21
Loved it!
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