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Hi Cathy, I just finished reading Hidden – what a great story!!!! I have read most of your other books and like your style. I’m a teacher and know how an adult can make a positive difference in a child’s life. Just wanted to say thank you to you and your family for all the love and kindness you have shown to so many children. So pleased to read about Peter – hope the relationship continued to develop – you deserve some love in your life from a man too. Best wishes and keep writing.
Vicki, Australia, 31/12/2020
Hello Cathy, I have just read Innocent and thoroughly enjoyed it especially as you can give updates on the children. I worked in the care services for the last 5 years of my working life and thoroughly enjoyed it looking out for young adults with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. I know how hard it can be but got satisfaction from helping them in all aspects. Hat off to you for your dedication, you are a credit to the service and your family. Looking forward to your next book. Thankyou.
Hi there! I am a huge fan, I’ve read all of your fostering memoirs and they are my all-time favorite books. I want to be a social worker someday, these books have inspired me even more to pursue that dream. I am currently studying sociology at college. Anyway, I just wanted to write to say I really enjoyed your latest book! (A Terrible Secret, about lovely Tilly). My boyfriend gave it to me for Christmas as he knows your books are my favorite, and I’ve just finished it! I couldn’t put it down, as usual! Thank you for continuing to write and for Inspiring me to help children with each of your books.
Claire, USA, 27/12/2020
Dear Cathy, I just wanted to express my deepest thank you, to you and your family. You truly are a wonderful, caring and nurturing family. I have read all of your books, twice over. Once many years before starting my career and now after establishing myself within my role. With each read I find new hope for the work I do. I am a children’s social worker and I have been working with looked after children for just over 3 years now. Even now, with the experiences I have had, your books still fill my stomach with knots, my eyes with tears and heart with pain. But the voice you give to each and every child you write about, the compassion with which you write and the pure love and joy you share about each of them, fills me with warmth, happiness and hope. Knowing there are carers like you and your family in this world really warms the heart and I am happy to share I have worked with some truly wonderful carers myself. Your books remind me what I am fighting for, they reignite the passion and determination I have to fight for what is right and fair. They remind me to have patience, to listen carefully and to never give up hope. What I really want to say, from one professional to another, is thank you. Thank you for the love, care and time you and your family give to these children. Thank you for not giving up, even at the darkest of times and thank you for opening your home and heart to those in need. I don’t think a foster carer can ever be thanked enough for the important and meaningful work they do. Best of wishes to you are your family.
Dear Madam, I just read for the first time one of your book which was really good. I learnt a lot and I wanted to say thank you for sharing your knowledge to us. I read the French version of Mummy Told Me Not To Tell. Thank you.
Nathalie, France, 19/12/2020
Dear Cathy, I’m an avid reader of your books. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the whole world. It gives a big message to the society. I’m a master of sociology student. The experience in your books is very valuable for my social research. The last book I read The Child Bride is very sensitive in our country. My mother is as kind as you. I wish you all the best in your life. Thank you so much for writing beautiful books. God bless!
Jayani, Sri Lanka, 19/12/2020
Hi Cathy, Hope this finds you well. Once again I have to say how moved I was to read your book on little Reece , and how you changed his life around , poor little mite he didn’t know it was wrong to do the sexual things he done as when at home that sounded that it was normal , My heart went out to him and with reading your other books I knew he was with the right foster person , you have so much love and a way of speaking to them is a gift and all that he went through it was lovely to read at the end he had found a loving family thank you and your family as they are with you all the way love
Hi Cathy, A friend bought me your book Innocent. I was hooked. That was two months ago and I have now read 14. I have loved all. I am on DAMAGED. When I describe your books I say you are an earth angel. You gave those kids hope and love. I have become a better person in 2 months because your approach to things is outstanding. I have no children but many nieces and nephews who give me so much comfort. We all think you are amazing.
Lindsay, Scotland, 15/12/2020
Hiya, I have just finished reading your book about Jodie. What an amazing person you are. I was sobbing at the end. Poor girl. I was abused as a child by my brother so this was a very hard read at times. I wish there was someone like you who saved me when I was a child. Jodie was so lucky to have you and your children. Who knows if she would have got the support she needed without your fight for her.
Jenny, UK. 13/12/2020
Good Morning I just wanted to say I love your books and you and your family are truly an inspiration. I had never read any of your books until lockdown started in March and found one of your books in Asda, since then I have ordered and read every one of your books. After I have read each book I have passed them to my Grandma to read and she has also loved every book, as she is high risk she hasn’t been able to leave the house the house since March and you are now our favourite author. I look forward to reading all your future books.
Dear Cathy I would like to say how much of an inspiration you are to me, I have read 9 books since July of this year. I was a lost child to the children service system and have never told my story. I’m a grown adult now and happy but wish I’d had someone like you growing up. I have found a new love for what you do. I became an adoptive mum to my nephew and work with special needs children. I can honestly say we need more foster carers in the system like you. Kind Regards.
Hi Cathy, I just finished reading two of your books in the last 5 days. The last one I have read – Cruel to be Kind absolutely touched my heart. It was so nice to read that Max got back in touch after all those years. It was such a wholesome read.
Cathy I just finished reading your book A Terrible Secret and loved it very much. I have ordered your next book. Love reading your books and you are a lovely person.
Hi Cathy I’ve read a few of your book now and ordered quite a few more. Your books are so moving and the love and warmth you have for each child you foster never changes, also have 3 loving and understanding children of your own. Your story on melody was heart-breaking. Not only did you do wonders with her you also had a place in your heart to go and see Amanda. I think Neave should know a little more how to speak to children. I am pleased for Melody but her happiness was all down to you. Thank you for doing such a good job to all the children that come into your home. Love
Dear Cathy, I hope you are keeping well. I just finished your book Damaged, which absolutely broke my heart and I have not stopped thinking about Jodie or you since finishing it. It is difficult to wrap one’s head around the depravity of some people. The system really let Jodie down and I felt it let you down with the complete lack of support from Jodie’s social worker. I had to laugh when Jodie picked up on Eileen’s insincerity and gave her a good kick. Again you did an absolutely incredible job and thank God that Jodie landed up with you. Take care. Best wishes.
Hi dear Cathy, I recently read your Damaged (Sinhala translation) book. I was very shocked. It was one the most unbelievable and horrible stories I ever read. I felt so sorry about the things which happened to her. Give my regards to her. Thank you.
Pradeepa, 18, Sri Lanka, 06/12/2020
Hi Cathy, I found you just as Covid-19 became a thing and we went to our cabin to hibernate for a couple of months. I was thrilled when I researched you and found all your foster carer books. I continued to order 3-5 at a time. finished your latest and my last one last night. I don’t know what I will do tonight when it’s time to join you and your family! I will be lost. Please get another one finished soon!
Margaret, USA, 06/12/2020
I love your books. They inspire me to be as kind and strong as you are. I hope you keep writing. Regards
Hi Cathy Your latest book. A Terrible Secrete, was amazing. You’re a wonderful kind lady with a heart of gold. I’m so pleased for Lucy and how far she has come with your love and support. I hope Tilly and her mother get back on track, I had a bad marriage with a control freak. Luckily I got out but my children still remember the bad stuff. Keep doing what you’re doing. You truly are an inspirational woman.
Hi Cathy I’ve just read another of your book’s Too Scared To Tell about Oskar, bless his little heart. What that little boy had to keep to himself! But Cathy you are one in a million, for a foster person you go one step further. I’m so pleased there are people like you around. Keep on fostering. Hope your daughter Lucy is OK but having a mum like you she has no problem. You’ll be there for her every step of the way.
Hi, I am a fan from Sri Lanka. I suffered after reading your book Damaged. I hope she is happy and safe. God may protect her.
Iresha, Sri Lanka, 29/11/2020
Hi Cathy, I have read a number of your books that all touched my heart. The reason I am emailing is to reach out because I struggle to talk. I am half way through reading Finding Stevie. There are so many similarities to his behaviour and my youngest child, who was born a girl and is now living as a boy. I have come to terms with this, although it took a long time. Not because I didn’t agree but I just did not see it coming. This is the first time I have wanted to message someone to talk about it. I have always stood by him, even when I was breaking behind his back, I went through denial, grieved, accepted and so may more emotions. I and his sisters are doing we can to support him. I’m only half way through Finding Stevie but relating so much. Not even sure why I am sending this. Maybe just to say thank you.
Hi Cathy I’ve been reading your book Innocent. Molly and Kit sounded wonderful children but it must have broken your heart not to have said goodbye. I have to say you’re doing a wonderful job and you could tell by just reading your books you’re a loving kind lady. Well done love and keep the good work going love
Hi Cathy I love your book. I have bought every book you have written and can’t wait to see the next one. I check your name frequently to see if you have a new book. You are an amazing person to help all these children. I wish there were more people like you. Thank you for writing these books I have enjoyed every one of them. Sincerely
Lauri, USA, 20/11/2020
Hello Cathy l just finished reading your last book A Terrible Secret and l really enjoyed it. Are you all ready for the Christmas Season and hoping that Tilley worked things out with her Mom! Hoping that Jackson is doing okay as he was moving in. Hoping all is okay with you – your Mom and children and foster children. Stay safe Love
Lorrie, Canada. 17/11/2020
Hi Cathy. Having lost both my parents within the last 12 months I had to find a hobby. I looked after my mum before she died so had to find something to keep me busy when not working. I found your books… What can I say. Since April this year I have read all but the one I’m on now. Ironically you mention your dad’s passing in this one. It made me cry as I knew exactly how you felt. My dad passed before my mum. And the worry we are left with is so hard. To get through that as a family and also to continue fostering is just amazing. All of your books have touched me. They have really kept me going. Realising I wasn’t the person with the most problems in the world helped me pull myself together. Keep up the great work. Much love.
Hello Cathy, I love your books. I love your style of writing. Is it possible that there are only 4 books are translated in Dutch? Have a nice weekend! Kind regards
Deborah, Belgium, 14/11/2020
I would just like to say you’re absolutely amazing, the love the care the patience you have got is to be admired. I’ve got every single book you have written. Your books make me feel like I know you and the family so well. I’m always looking out for the latest book. In fact my mom has brought me your latest book for xmas. Yes I’m 41 but like you my mom still looks out for me just like you have with every child you’ve looked after, including your own children. I hope there’s many more books to come, keep up the great work xx
Hi, I’ve just finished a Terrible Secret, and would like to say how much I enjoyed it. It’s great to have your books on Audible. I’m totally blind and have read them all. They are all great stories, and I think your fostering work is fantastic. Keep writing these great books.
Hello Cathy, first of all, sorry for my English : I’m living in Switzerland and we speak French so my English is not very good. I sincerely hope that you and your family are doing well. I have read all your works that have been translated into French. You’re a woman I admire so much. You are of goodness and intelligence rarely seen and the children who have been greeted by your family are extremely lucky. You’re an admirable woman. You can be very proud of you. I hope that you will never stop writing your magnificent books and that they will quickly be translated into French. Take care of you and your family (Adrian, Paula and Lucy) Best wishes,.
Khouloud, 18, Switzerland, 13/11/2020
Hi, your book The Night The Angels Came really touched me. Did you fall in love with Patrick? I feel you had a different relationship with him then you did with any of the other parents or carers of the children you cared for. Also. he way your ex husband treated you was disgusting. I’m a very big fan and I love the way you write. I’m so glad the children got the Scalextric they wanted
I just finished A Terrible Secret and I loved it. I fell in love with Lucy and all your kids. When you bring these characters to life we get involved in their lives. I felt this was an exceptional book like all your others. Your kids are as much a part of the books as the children you foster and I love hearing about them and what is going on in their lives too, because like you said fostering involves all the people in your family. Can’t wait for the next one. Keep on doing an excellent job with your books and fostering. Thank you for taking the time to read.
Dear Cathy. The first time when I first pick up your book was about 4 years ago. From your books, I get to know about every child you foster and the struggle you and the child had been. I get to know you and your children & parents. And I’m sorry to read from your book “Can I Let It Go?” about your Dad. Please continue to stay strong and I believe he is watching over you and your Mum and all your children. I always look forward to reading your books. Thank you for sharing all the beautiful stories with us. Warmest regards
Christina, Singapore, 11/11/2020
I just wanted to write a quick email to tell you how brilliant you are! I’ve listened to every audio book you’ve done and read the others. You are just amazing. I’ve never in my life known such a calm sensitive loving woman and I’m in awe of you. I have a 4-year-old daughter and whenever I feel like I’m getting something wrong or getting stressed out I just refer to your books. They have made me who I am as a parent. I feel confident as a mum and that’s a lot to do with you and your stories. I love them so thank you so much for everything you do. You really are one of a kind!
Dear Cathy, I just finished reading your book Damaged. It was terrible to hear what happened to Jodie, but yet a remarkable one. Yes, you did well, seeing her letter at the end, filled my eyes with tears. What made her parents to do such terrible things? This is the first time I’m hearing such a number of abusers. May you all have the blessings for a healthy and happy life. Love
Hello, I just finished your book about Tilly and now you’re having a boy named Jackson moving in. Look forward to reading your next book. I have read all of your books now. You sound like an amazing woman. Thanks
Hi, I just wanted to say I am not a reader – however I bought a couple of your books and I haven’t been able to put them down. I have since gone on to read 4 more in the space of 2 weeks. I have just finished reading A Terrible Secret. Kind regards
Hi, Cathy, I have just read Damaged (out of sequence) and found it the most harrowing of your books, of all the ones I have read, which is almost everyone. I couldn’t put it down and it made me cry. Poor Jodie and poor you and the family for having to experience her post-trauma behaviour. No way were you a failure. You are such a remarkable woman and foster parent, as well as an excellent writer, with an easy to read style. I look forward to reading your next book. Kind regards
Dear Cathy Glass, I started reading your books a year after my mum past away. She is gone three years now. Since that day I have not put down your books. I’m a slow reader because I have three children so like yourself my daily tasks are ongoing. I have just today finished Nobody’s Son and am starting Too Scared To Tell tomorrow. Every book I’ve read is so interesting. I cannot finish a book without reading the backs of your books to see what book I’m going to get next. You seem a remarkable person helping children in this world. Keep writing books please. They are getting me through.
Dear ma’am, I read your book Damaged. It’s really interesting and a good read. I ended with crying after seeing the letter Jodie has written to you. Thank you for writing a beautiful book. Best regards
Hiranya, Sri Lanka, 02/11/2020
Since being on maternity, I have developed a love for your books. In between my baby napping and any spare time, I have one of your books in my hand. Just after the birth of my daughter I graduated university with a Social Care Degree. I have a massive passion for providing the best care for children. I absolutely admire the work you do and every time I read your stories, I hold a massive amount of praise and respect in my heart, for your love, care and provided service to children within the care system. Over the past two months I have managed to finish fourteen of your books and I have 5 more on my shelf, waiting for me to read them. Thank you. I would love to hear back from you.
Abby, UK. 02/11/2020
Hello Cathy you are a remarkable woman. I just wanted to write to you to thank you for what you do especially because reading your books have helped me overcome many obstacles in my life. I’m A young mum and I suffered a lot in my childhood, being sexually abused and coping with the split of my family. It which has caused me so many problems in later life. I was extremely low, but when I first read one of your books it showed anyone can overcome them. Thank you.
I have read many if your books. I am a 62-year-old Australian male. When I was only three years old my mother passed away. I was raised by my sister who at the age of nineteen took on the responsibility of raising her four brothers all under the age of twelve. I was the youngest. She also had a new born baby and a step daughter. As a nineteen-year-old this remarkable woman mothered a total of 6 children under the age of twelve. If this was not enough my sister fostered more than 20 children but then she and her husband were killed in an automobile accident. They were only thirty-five years old. When I read your books I hear my sister, (who I still call mum), tell her stories. Over the past seven years I have used social media to locate many of the children who became part of our family. Many have families, some are even grandparents. They remember feeling love and security for the first time They speak highly of the time they spent living with us. Cathy I wanted you to know how much your books mean to me. Kindest regards
Kevin, Australia, 01/11/ 2020
Dear Cathy. I am from Spain although I have been living in London for the last two years. I am a nursery teacher. I am writing you because your books are just… wonderful. I started by reading ‘Too scared to tell’ in March. And after that I could not stop! During the last months, I read more than 10 of your books. I find your stories so authentic and moving that I often find myself either smiling, laughing or hiding tears (especially when I read them on my way to work on the train!). I can honestly tell you that you are inspiring, and reading you is helping me grow both professionally and personally. Wishing you and your family all the best.
Silvia, UK, 29/10/2020
Dear Cathy, so far I have read 11 of your books, all of which I have enjoyed. I cried reading three of them and could not get Caz out of my mind for weeks and still think of her. What can I say about Aisha, what a strong, beautiful woman who suffered for far too many years. However, the book that resonated with me most so far having lost my first husband to cancer when I was 24 was ‘The Night the Angels Came. My heart broke for all of you. Patrick reminded me of my Michael and what the two of you shared was incredible special, albeit sadly too short. It was lovely to read about the update on Michael and that he is married with children. May life continue to bless him, God only knows he deserves it. What a selfless human being you are Cathy and I am sad that your husband left you, but truth be told I think you deserve way, way better. Much love to you, Adrian, Lucy and Paula who are an absolute credit to you, and themselves. Love from
Nicole, Australia, 28/10/2020
Hi Cathy, I have just read your latest book and took me total of 2 says, I am a bit disappointed I will have to wait until February for the next book but I am sure it will be worth the wait. I love reading your books and I’ve read every one of them so I always count down until the next release date. You seem like a lovely genuine person and the world would be a better place is there was more people like yourself in it. Hope you and your family are well. Thanks.
Hello, I found one of your books on Booktopia and ordered it. It was the one titled Innocent. I loved it so much I then ordered another 10 of your books. I just finished reading about Faye and Edward and my goodness, I couldn’t put it down but I also balled my eyes out. I don’t normally read but your books are something else and I absolutely love them. I wanted to get into foster care but I started working in youth residential care. I can’t wait to start the next book. I will be reading about Lucy next. I just wanted to say you are seriously an inspiration to me and I appreciate you. I am a single female that is unable to have children but all the kids I work with are my kids as far as I am concerned. Thank you for not only sharing your stories but also for being you and for your big heart. Oh and thank you for getting me into reading although I do only read your books. Ha. Remember to look after you as well. Take care.
Cathryn, Australia, 25/10/2020
Hi Cathy, I have read a few of your books including your most recent A Terrible Secret. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I root for the young people in your stories. I appreciate your candour and how you stress that the ultimate goal is to protect the children in your care. Wish you and your family the best.
Hi Cathy, What can I say with people like you in this world, we need more. Why do people have kids if they don’t know how to treat them right? Why do parents put themselves first before their kids? I’ve just read your latest book and as always, trust your instinct right? You are an amazing writer, and your books usually only last me just over a day lol. Thank u for occupying me through this pandemic.
Hi Cathy, wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading your books, have just finished terrible secret and can’t wait for the follow on. What you do for the children you foster is amazing, and selfless. I wish you and your family every happiness, congratulations.
Good morning Cathy! I read four of your books and just now finished Cut. I am so touched and heartbroken with the story. I’m sad that Dawn didn’t come to see you. You are great, no one will do such fostering other than you, love you, Cathy.
Elakkiya. Sri Lanka, 20/10/2020
Hello, I’m slowly reading my way through all your books. Your writing is fantastic and although I enjoy every single story, my heart goes out to the families you’re helping. I’ve always liked the idea of adoption or fostering. Perhaps one day! I’m sure you hear this a lot, but the work you do is amazing, and the books you write are a true message to the world. Regards.
Menna, UK, 20/10/2020
Hi Cathy I’ve read many of your books you are a true inspiration. You are a kind loving & strong woman. Your books have helped me accept & kind of understand what happened to me. I just wanted to let you know I’m so grateful Thank you Cathy & your 3 amazing children Adrian Lucy & Paula. Sending good wishes to you all.
Hello, I enjoyed A Terrible Secret and your other books. Thank You
Hi Cathy, Wow I have just read your book Mummy Told Me Not To Tell’ and I feel so emotional. What a moving book it is. I just want to say what a wonderful lady you are. It would be lovely to hear back from you.
Dear Cathy. I love reading your books, I have read a few of them. I have just finished A Terrible Secret which I only brought last week. You are an amazing lady. Well done. You should be very proud. Love
I have just finished The Child Bride! I am a very slow ready however I finished this book in under a week. I couldn’t put it down. This story broke my heart. I hope she is living a great life, this poor girl truly deserves it. You are a god send! Thank you for all you do! You’re an amazing person and your books show how much you have touched these kids’ lives. Amen to you! And thank you once again.
Belinda, Australia, 11/10/2020
Hello Cathy, I just came across your books less than a month ago and have read several so far. You are truly a God send for these children. I admire your strength. I have 2 aunts that have fostered and adopted and I loved helping out when I was younger. My heart goes out to all these children. I just finished Lucy’s story last night. “Will you love me” and I cried so much.
Cathy I’m one of your fans, and I’ve got to say you’ve made my life happier, as someone that as suffered like some of your foster children. You have done a fabulous jobs as foster carer and mother. I just wanted to let you know you have made a difference to others people life’s as well as your foster children. I wish you and your family many happy years full of amazing memories. You truly are a very special lady and would like to thank you for happy me too.
Dear Cathy Glass, I am 14 and the first book of yours I read was Where Has Mummy Gone, I borrowed it off my mum and I loved it. Now every birthday and Christmas I ask for more. The one I really wanted was the one about your adopted daughter Lucy and that one is by far my favourite. For my 14th birthday I got Girl Alone, Please Don’t Take My Baby, both which I have now read, The Girl In the Mirror and The Child Bride which I am almost finished reading. I would just like to let you know that since reading your books I have taken an interest in fostering. Yours Sincerely.
Brooke, 14, 04/10/2020
Hi Cathy, I am a French young woman. Some of your books are not translated into French but I am glad I can get them from England. Reading your stories in both languages for 6 years, taught me so much. I am passionate with psychology. I love your writing and the unique content it offers. Thank you for sharing all of these lives with us. I’ve just discovered your website. You can definitely be proud of you and your children. Lucy is such a special soul, just like you. I will read every book that will be written by your admirable hand. Avec toute mon admiration. Merci pour tous ces enfants, merci pour tous vos lecteurs. Vous avez prouvé qu’une seule belle âme peut rendre des milliers de vies plus riches, plus douces.
Mathilde, France, 04/10/2020
Good evening. I have read several of your books and as a person who was in care for many years due to neglect I want to say thank you. My foster experience wasn’t the best in my long term care, but I had an amazing respite carer. I’m reading your books in order. Thank you so much. Kind regards
Thank you Cathy, you are remarkable, I just finished Too Scared to Tell. I cannot wait to read your book about Lucy’s predicament and the angry teenager. You are admired for the work you are doing. God Bless You and your family.
Hi. I am currently on chapter 8 of your book Hidden. The one about Tayo. I have never read any of your books in the past but I’m OBSESSED. When I am finished reading Hidden I am going to read “Mummy Told Me Not To Tell” Honestly I really wish Hidden becomes a movie. I would love to see a scene where Mrs. Glass talks to Mrs. Gillings about Tayo telling Mrs. Gillings that he wasn’t allowed to eat breakfast. And when Minty told Tayo he wasn’t supposed to be black. That breaks my heart. Thank you
Shianne, 13, 30/09/2020
Hi Cathy I have just finished reading A Terrible Secret. It was wonderful and as usual once I started I couldn’t put it down. I hope you and your family are well and coping with staying safe. I will look forward to the next book Take care. Kind Regards.
Just a note to say that I’ve started reading A Terrible Secret and am loving it. I stayed up all night reading it! I’m on chapter six now. I can’t wait to read on and hear what happens next, and will look forward to reading more later on this morning. Also, I just finished Taken, and you do write a great thriller! It is the first of your thrillers I’ve read! I really liked it it was so relatable and believable! Keep writing. Lots of love.
Shirley, Ireland, 27/09/2020
I just wanted to let you know, I have read almost all of your books! You are an inspiration and you have touched so many children’s lives! Thanks for being a wonderful person and a great author!
Kris, USA, 28/09/2020
Dear Ms Glass you are truly a gifted person. Not only as a writer but more importantly as a human being. Your books are so inspiring because you give children a hope and future that have been stolen from them by the sick actions of perverted people. I haven recently finished the book A Terrible Secret. God Bless you and the lives you have touched. Sincerely
Kathryan, USA, 26/09/2020
Loved A Terrible Secret. Couldn’t put it down.
Once again another fantastic book. How Tilly managed her anger and secrets is unbelievable, you gentle guided her through her terrible ordeal. Thanks once again for a brilliant read. I await you next book and a follow up with Tilly.
Julie, UK, 26/09/2020
Hi Cathy. Hope you and the family are all well. I just finished A Terrible Secret and as with all your books, it kept me riveted until the end. I can’t wait for your next book to come out. Keep well.
I have just finished reading your book ‘A Terrible Secret’ and have already pre-ordered the next. I really enjoyed reading it and as soon as I started O was hooked. It was amazing to read about your experiences as a foster carer and I have ordered some more of your books. Already a massive fan!
Dear Cathy, I have read every single one of your books. have just finished A terrible secret. Every book of yours I serious cannot put down! They are gripping…you are such an amazing and lovely lady who has 3 amazing children! Like you I have raised my children alone, my husband had an affair and left us…I was devastated for years and your books kept me company! I feel I know you through your books…anyway I just wanted to say hi and love to all of you. Take care Cathy, you have a big heart.
Hi Cathy just finished reading A Terrible Secret and brought me to tears many times. Can’t wait for your next book to come out. Keep up the good work as you an amazing job with the kids you foster.
Hello Cathy, I’ve just finished your recent book “A Terrible Secret” which was very good. You have a brilliant way of writing & it feels like I’m with you when reading the book. I hope your family are well. Many Thanks.
Hi Cathy, I really enjoyed reading A Terrible Secret. This book and made me cry so many times. You must have been sad to let Lucy’s room go but at least you all talked it over and Lucy was happy about it. I can’t wait for your next book. I am loving reading them especially the true stories as I get right there in the moment. As you describe what places and people look like I can imagine being there. Keep up the good work. Sending you lots of love.
Sue, Australia, 22/09/2020
I have just finished reading your latest book, A Terrible Secret in one day. As with all your books it had me gripped from the very first paragraph, well written and an enjoyable read. cannot wait to read the next book. Kind Regards
Julie, England, 21/09/2020
I just finished your latest book. Love it! While waiting for that book I read all your books again. Got me thinking……I would love to see a blue print of your house like an architect draws in one of your books. Well please keep writing. I do look forward to your books. Take care & thanks for wonderful books.
H Cathy just finished A Terrible secret. Enjoyed it very much and can’t wait for the next one. Congratulations. Sending love to you and all your family. Hope this Covid nightmare hasn’t effected your family. Look forward to the future books at this stressful time. Good luck.
Hi Cathy. Thank you for sharing your fostering memoirs with us. I feel that you are an inspiration, and a light at the end of a very dark tunnel for all of your foster children, past and present. I feel truly humbled to join you and your family in every new book. I wish to offer congratulations for raising your children in difficult and unexpected circumstances. Their maturity and kind heart is all down to your unconditional love and strength as a single parent. They are a credit to you. The best of luck with fostering. I look forward to reading your next book in a few months. Keep being you. Best wishes
Hi Cathy I have been reading your books for years and actually met my best friend through her reading them too. I would just like to say that it’s lovely to know people like you exist out there. I went through the care system but unfortunately did not have anyone as passionate as you in my corner until last year. I’m now 25 and am working with my case worker as I am leaving the care system. I just wanted to say well done and thank you for the amazing job you do.
Hi Cathy, I have recently discovered your books on audible and I felt the need to contact you to say you are amazing. I’ve listened to 3 books in less than a month and I’ve gone through a rollercoaster of emotions. The latest being Finding Stevie. I hope you and your family are all well and thank you for looking after those beautiful children.
Helen, UK, 17/09/2020
Dear Miss C Glass I never really learned to read as I’ve always struggled but I got given your book please Don’t Take My Baby and fell in love. I have now read all your books including your new one A Terrible Secret. Kind regards
Shannan, UK, 17/09/2020
Hi Cathy, I want to start off by saying that the world needs more heroes like you. Those special individuals who rise above the division and chaos of today. Who inspire us and remind us of the human spirit that is so sadly missing today. I have just finished reading your wonderful book about Lucy which I just could not put down. I want to acknowledge you and all your children for creating a very special, loving, welcoming and nurturing environment for 150 fostered children. I salute you all. Warm regards
Hi Cathy, I was in care for 11 years and was moved 45 times. I am inspired by your books and how patient you are with the children you look after. I only wish I had a foster mum like you. Because of moving so many times I have only got my life together and I am 25. I have spent years in a mental health hospital due to self-harm. I just wanted to say you’re an amazing person, Love
Hi I have just recently found your books. Damaged, Jody’s story, breaks my heart. I have since read 3 more of your books. I’m currently reading Lucy’s story. You Adrian and Paula are so awesome for everything you guys have done for so many children. It really broke my heart how upset you kids were when Harrison left you. I hope you are all doing well. I can’t wait to read more of your stories kind regards
Sonia, Australia, 30/08/2020
Hello Cathy! I´ve just finished listening to all your books. I graduated this spring as a preschool teacher. Your books have helped me become a better person, I have lost count of how many times I’ve cried of happiness or sadness from your books, all of them have touched me deeply! You have given me so many ideas to help me in my work, how to take care of all kinds of situations and I just want to say thank you. You have differently changed the lives of many people. I feel that thanks to you I’m a better human and carer! You have made me to a better person and you’ve inspired me to help people with my whole heart! I really don’t have the words to explain all my feelings! I want to send you a really big hug.
Mona, Sweden, 30/08/2020
Hi Cathy, I love all your books (although they have all reduced me to tears). I think you are amazing to do what you do. Please keep writing and sharing your experiences, as they are truly inspirational. Thanks for many happy hours of reading!
Dear Cathy!! Hi, I just realized there are a few books I don’t own by you, and one of those was Run Mommy Run, So i got it and just finished it. It was so so sad. That poor woman. I love all of your books and think you have a true and amazing gift to write. I also wanted to thank you for being my friend. With love.
I have just read your latest Lisa Stone book Taken and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I was gripped from the start. Your books just keep getting better and better. Keep up the great work. Best wishes.
Cathy, I have just read your book Too Scared To Tell and oh my goodness it hit home. I am a ‘survivor’ or sexual abuse. I think you are an amazing person. i don’t read books but I am going to work my way through your books. You clearly go above and beyond. The world needs more Cathy Glasses.
Thank you for writing the book ‘Damaged’. It was hard reading it, but it needs to be clear what horrific abuse some children have to endure and what a massive impact this has on the rest of their lives. Your story gives a voice to children like Jodie and to adults like me, who are not believed, and sometimes utterly alone. It is really helpful knowing someone believed a child like Jodie, like me and helped her, cuddled her in a normal way and cared. Thank you for giving ‘us’ a voice in such a caring way.
Nathalie, Netherlands, 11/08/2020
Hi I tried one of your books a few weeks back and now on my 5th and intend to ready them all. I love them. You’re a very special person to put yourself through all those emotions and help so many. A lovely family. I’ve just finished Too Scared To Tell and I am wondering what happened to Lucy. Thank you for reading my message.
Dear Cathy, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your books and hearing about the incredible, if not sometimes heart-breaking stories of the children you’ve fostered. I currently have 16 of your books, the first of which I got when i was only 11. I can’t wait for ‘A Terrible Secret’ to come out in September and get to know Tilly and her story, as well as finding out what happened to Lucy. I couldn’t believe we were left on a cliff-hanger after Oscar’s story. I’m so glad there isn’t too long left to wait. I really want to be a foster carer when I’m older. I couldn’t imagine a more rewarding career. The work you’ve done is amazing and you really are an inspiration. Thank you for reading.
Amy, 13, 07/08/2020
Dear Cathy, What a wonderfully caring, patient and extraordinary woman you are! I find your recollections of the children you’ve fostered, and adopted heart-breaking and awakening. I’m currently waiting for my latest book to arrive – Too Scared to Tell. However saddened I am by their encounters in their short time, I’m also warmed by the love, kindness and compassion you show them. I hope my email finds you well, and many thanks for your time. A massive fan and supporter.
Liebe cathy glass! Ich habe Ihre 3 Bücher gelesen und bin sehr begeistert davon gewesen. Ich warte schon gespannt auf das nächste Buch welches im Dezember auf deutsch veröffentlicht wird. Ich kann leider kein Englisch deshalb schreibe ich auf deutsch. Meine Tochter könnte es mir auch übersetzen. Die Geschichten ihrer Pflegekinder interessieren mich sehr da
Veronika, Germany, 03/08/2020
Hi Cathy , I hope you are safe and well. I just wanted to share my news as I did on the Cathy glass group on Facebook! I have worked in the early years sector for 24 years. I am an avid reader of your books and you gave me the inspiration to apply for a job with the NSPCC to do more to help children in need. I’m so happy to say today I received a call to say I had the job! So I just wanted to personally say you I inspired me and I’m sure so many others too. can’t wait to read your next book! Thanks Cathy. Kind Regards.
Jo, UK, 01/08/2020
Hi Cathy, I have just finished reading Hidden and I wanted email and say thank you. I’m a foster carer and although still new at it only been doing it for a few years, I haven’t really had any good endings for these beautiful children. Your book has given me faith that I’m doing the right thing in standing up against the social workers and fighting for the rights of the children. You sound like an amazing foster carer and person and I hope my fostering skills and knowledge build up to yours and I can help more children. Thank you for writing about it all and keep up your amazing work that you do. I know it’s not easy and some days are harder than others but these children need people like you and I wish there was more of you. I look forward to reading more of your books. I wish you and your amazing children all the best for the future. Kind regards.
Bonjour Madame, j’ai lus plusieurs de vos livre ,c’est déchirants ,bouleversant les vies de c’est enfants !!!! Merci pour votre dévouement ,je vous trouve bien courageuse je vous souhaite beaucoup de Bonheurs. Merci
Sonia, Belgique, 31/07/2020
Dear Cathy. I just wanted to email you and tell you that I have read a few of your books and there is none that I did not like. I am not sure how you do it but you manage to make the reader not want to put your books down. I find myself wishing that when I was put in care it had been with someone like you. You seem as though you genuinely care about the children you foster. Kind Regards
Danielle, UK, 30/07/2020
Hi Cathy, I am 33 years old and have 6 children. I have always been a reader and your books they have really inspired me throughout the years. I tell my own children they can achieve anything despite what they go through in life. I have a lot of your books in my collection and hope to collect more. I have just finished Cut about Dawn the poor soul, I’m now reading Too Scared To Tell. I didn’t have the best upbringing myself but it wasn’t the worst. I thrive in life by loving my children to the fullest, teaching, guiding and enjoying them as children. Thank you again xx
I’m really enjoying reading your books especially through this difficult time of lock down. You do a great job fostering all those children.
Hello, I emailed you six years ago explaining how much I loved your books and how I wanted to be a social worker when I was older. I just thought I would let you know that I’ve just graduated university with a 2:1 in Social Work. It’s been the most amazing and hard journey and I cannot believe that I have become a social worker at the age of 21. Thank you for your inspiring and raw books that outline and show the difficulty with social work as a whole. I hope you’re doing well in these difficult times and I just wanted to say thank you again for sharing your experiences. Kind regards,
Natalie, UK, 21/07/2020
Hi Cathy I just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful books. I really don’t know what I’m going to do when I’ve read them all! I never really read until lockdown and now I can’t get enough of your books. Just finished reading about Zeena – The Child Bride. Right let’s start another one 7th one now.
Chris, UK, 20/07/2020
Hi Cathy I was introduced to your books during the early part of coronavirus COVID-19. The latest one being about Oskar. You are a very talented lady. My heart goes out to you, your family, and all the children you have fostered over the years. I was abused as a little girl for many years. But it all came bubbling up a few months after the birth of my second child. I’m pleased it’s all in the past now. I do have moments where something will happen and I get upset. But I’m a survivor. I won’t let it haunt me. I just wish I’d had the courage to tell someone. I’m looking forward to reading your latest book that I believe comes out in September.
Hi Cathy, I have only started to read your books and I find them very eye opening. You and your family are truly remarkable you have given so much love and kindness, and have bravely moved onto the next child needing the same. The updates you have provided are lovely. It would be a major step forward if carers like yourself were asked to help make policy. You have so much experience. My mum was a member of the adoption panel for many years. Thank you for your books.
Andrea, UK, 16/07/2020
Hello Cathy, I hope you are keeping well. And your three children are well. I would just like to say thank you for writing your books. You inspire me to be a foster carer one day. The job you do is amazing, and honestly you have helped so many children. They will never forget what you have done. I plan on reading every single book you have published. Take care.
Hi Cathy, I’m really enjoying reading your memoirs, thank you for writing about your experiences. It’s fascinating and uplifting to learn about all the children you’ve helped. You’re a really good person and it’s wonderful that you’ve worked to give so many children a better life.
Cathy: I have just finished your book Too Scared To Tell. I found it very upsetting what happened to Oskar, but you, as always, handled his situation professionally. I have now read ALL of your books and can’t wait to find out about Lucy. I imagine you will handle her situation with great care and give her good advice. May GOD continue to bless you and your family. I will be on the lookout for your next book, which I will buy, read, and keep as I have done with all your books. Hope it will be coming out soon.
Kathy, USA, 10/07/2020
Hello Cathy, I’m at the beach with my family and just finished Nobody’s Son. My eyes filled with tears of sadness and joy all at the same time! I would have taken Alex in a heartbeat! Thank you again for sharing! Stay safe.
Kristen, USA, 09/07/2020
I have already read The Darkness Within and The Stalker – Lisa Stone thrillers – and I am now engrossed in The Doctor.
Cathy Glass I love your books. I’m 72 years old and still remember my time in care. I had three temp foster parents between being the age of 11 and 17. The system has changed so much. Thank you.
Shelagh, UK, 06/07/2020
Hi there, I love your books! I am working my way through them all. I can’t begin to tell you how much of an impact they’ve had on me! Firstly, they’ve blessed me with perspective. The knowledge that some children have survived such horrible treatment certainly inspires hope, but also an understanding that one’s circumstances are not always as difficult as they seem, that someone out there has suffered more. Secondly, your books have seriously helped me understand myself better. I certainly haven’t suffered some of the tragic things that some of the children in your books have but I could strangely relate to so many of them. I thought there was something broken in me. Your books have shown me that it’s not a brokenness in me but more of a reflection of the environment I grew up in. No fault of my parents as they were just living out what they had learnt. It’s just been such an experience reading your books! They’ve given me perspective and understanding. The world would be a better place if people had hearts like yours!
Angelica, Canada, 05/07/2020