The Night the Angels Came

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HarperCollins UK, Sep 15, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
30 Reviews

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

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. 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.


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User Review  - Gan Chin - Goodreads

Very emotional book...and very brave and strong eight yrs old boy..... Read full review

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Well written and a beautiful story. Read full review


Chapter Four So Brave Yet So lll
Chapter Six Lonely and Afraid
Chapter Nine A Prayer Answered
Chapter Eleven Friends and Neighbours
Chapter Thirteen An Evening
Chapter Sixteen An Empty House
Chapter Eighteen News and No News
Chapter Twenty Hospital
Chapter TwentyTwo Improving
Chapter TwentyFour The Night
Chapter TwentySix A Few Days Rest
Chapter TwentyEight Time with
Chapter Thirty The Meeting
Chapter ThirtyTwo Heaven

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About the author (2011)

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.

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