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All entries are from emails sent to me, however I cannot be held liable for the validity of the claims made, some of which are very disturbing. I read and reply to as many emails as I can. Thank you.

To add your comments, please email: cathy@cathyglass.co.uk

Hi Cathy. I have collected all your books over the years and I’m still blown away by each one I read. I have just finished Too Scared To Tell. I truly wept at the end. Your kindness not only to him but his brother is incredible.  I feel like I’ve walked these journeys with you. You are truly an inspiration. Thank you for opening up your life to us and of those you have fostered over the years. I will treasure these books for the rest of my life. Kind regards One of your biggest fans.
Courtney, 04/03/2021

Dearest Cathy, I have just completed A Life Lost, I have been reading your books for many years.  You have no idea how much your books have helped with not only the physical but sexual abuse I experienced as a child. However I’m writing to send my sincere condolences. Sending love to you and all your family. Thanks for all you do. Yours truly
Katie, 04/03/2021

Hi I just want to say how much I enjoyed your latest book, A Life Lost. Keep up the good work for all those lost souls. I wish I was fit enough to do what you do. Many thanks and best wishes to you and your lovely family.
Tina, 03/03/2021

I have just read your latest book, A Life Lost. Of course I couldn’t put it down. Please never stop writing, I have read every one. Thank you.
Jean, 28/02/2021

Hi I just finished reading A Terrible Secret. My heart went out to the little girl Tilly. I have your next book to read about the 10-year-old boy. Looking forward to it, so touching. I have read every single one of your books.
Anne, 28/02/2021

To Cathy, I’d like to say that I think you’re an incredible human being, I’m 29 and mum to two little loves. I’ve read all of your fostering books and it’s definitely inspired me to want to help others. I’m emailing to say how sorry I am for your loss. After reading your books I feel I know everyone and I shed a tear. Thank you for inspiring others and for all the amazing help you have given over the years. You’re an incredible woman and role model. Sending you love.
Bonita, 27/02/2021

Hi Cathy, I just wanted to let you know that I finished A Life Lost (in 2 evenings!) and it was amazing. It was so nice to learn the outcome. I think you’re such a special and amazing person to do what you do, literally saving the lives of innocent children who deserved so much more than the hand they were dealt. Much love,
Chrystalle, 26/02/2021

Hi Cathy,  I cried buckets at the end of your book A Life Lost! Your books truly make us feel like one of your family. I’ve read every single one of your books at least twice and listened to them on audible at least twice each as well! You are an inspiring person. I can’t wait for each of your books. All the best for 2021.
Anna, 26/02/2021

Hello Cathy, I wanted to tell you just how much your books have touched me. Not only because of the love you give to each child you care for, but because in you, I see a lot of my own mom. My mom fostered me when I was about six years old, and then went on to adopt me. She did the same for my two younger brothers, as she did not want us to be separated.  She did this all at the age of 25. She had two children already so she went from two kids to five overnight. If you asked her- she would say that it was the reason she was put on the earth. She’s my hero and you are too. Thank you for making the world a better place!
Callie, 27, USA, 25/02/2021

Hello! Well you’ve done it again, another book I couldn’t put down!! Amazing!! I’m lost now I’ve read them all!!  Honestly congratulations you never fail, Kind regards
Helen, 25/02/2021

I just wanted to reach out to you and tell that that through your books (I’ve read them all) I feel like I know you and your family. I cried reading about your loss and feel like a part of my own family is gone. I know you have a great support system but as a fan, I simply wanted to tell you how sorry I am.
Erica, 26/02/2021

Hi Cathy, thank you for writing such amazing books giving an insight into fostering. I’m currently studying to take my sgts exam and your books have made understanding the child protection offences so much easier. I think I can relate most of the offences / and ways of protecting the children to one of your books. You truly are one of life’s heroines for the fostering you do and the books your write. Kind regards
Emma, 24/02/2021

Cathy.  I can honestly say yours are the books I long for. I would love for them to be made into movies. It would be such an eye opener and show how fostering is supposed to be and help these kids. Thank you for showing the kind and loving families these kids are welcomed into. Cathy, you’re in my prayers and heart.
Deb, 23/02/2021

Hi Cathy, I was given one of your books to read by a friend. It was called Mummy Told Me Not To Tell. I couldn’t put it down until I had finished it.  Then I found myself going in to one of our book stores here to see if I could get any more of your books and I got the second one, Saving Danny. I found I couldn’t put that down. So I am pleased to say that I am hooked on your books and I will be buying more of them.
Deirdre, Australia, 22/02/2021

Good afternoon I’m just such a big fan of your books. Throughout my years of reading them I feel I have grown attached to yourself and your family. I actually cried after finishing A Life Lost and felt sad for you all. I just want to say you’re a massive inspiration to myself and my best friend who has just started her own fostering journey. She is 5 weeks into a family placement. It’s been a real challenge for her but she is doing extremely well. She is also a big fan of your books and they inspired her to become a foster carer. Thank you writing your memoirs. I really look forward to your next book. Kind regards.
Stacie, UK, 22/02/2021

Dear Cathy, I have just finished reading your latest book which was about the young boy Jackson. I couldn’t wait for the book to come out as I was also interested in Tilly’s story.  Wow is all I can say about the book. My heart went out to Jackson and his family. Their poor family already hurting from losing his dad and then to lose his brother in the circumstances they did was just truly awful. There were times through the book that made me tear up.  You do an amazing job as a foster carer in all your books. It was sad reading this book especially the end. God bless you all. I can’t wait to read your next book.  Having dealt with a lot myself I would say reading your books has given me help and insight. Good luck to all your family and I look forward to your next book.
Ashley, 21/02/2021

Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for the hard work and commitment you’ve given all this time. Each child, parent, relative you’ve connected with have been blessed by having known you and received care and support from you. And of course, the love and care you’re yet to give, whether that be to other foster children or your own family. It’s been a journey reading every single one of your books. Thank you again, I do love being able to share this journey with you.
Laura, UK, 21/02/2021

Hello Cathy, I hope you are well especially during the current pandemic. I have been an avid fan of your books for a few years now and can honestly say I have enjoyed every single one. I am always impatient for your next new title to be issued.  Reading and music has helped me cope with self-isolation. I must have well over 20 of your books now and have read many more than once. I have a friend in Pennsylvania who I told about your books and I am going to send some to her. Please keep writing as your books give many lots of pleasure Best wishes,
William, UK, 21/02/2021

Dear Cathy, I’ve just finished reading your new book “A Life Lost”. What a sad story. It was difficult reading about Jackson’s brother I also want to send my condolences. Looking forward to reading your next book which I understand is out in September “An innocent baby”. I’ve left a review of this book on Amazon. Many Thanks,
Jodie, 20/02/2021

Hi Cathy, I picked up your ‘A Life Lost’ book and literally could not put it down, so much so I read it in 2 short days. I just want to say I think what you do is an amazing thing and you really are a true hero.
Jenna. 20/02/2021

Dear Cathy, I’ve finished Nobody’s Son, the first of your books I’ve read. Congratulations on an extraordinary story, beautifully told and totally engaging. You have achieved what I thought would be impossible – a compulsive narrative that I couldn’t put down, but knowing full well that, at any time, heartbreak is just a few pages away. I cared deeply about all your characters (with the exception of Edward). I was even able to feel sorry for Rosemary, but frustrated and annoyed with her lack of perseverance. Thank you also for the updates on your web page. The conclusion of Alex’s story was dramatically satisfying. I am a retired primary school teacher who has always been passionate about student welfare and a school curriculum that meets the needs of all children. I have worked with many families with children fostered, adopted and in care. Your books would have provided a wonderful resource for teacher, parents and support staff, if only they had been available at the time. I’m sure they are being used as such now. I look forward to reading more of your books. Kind regards
Ian, Australia, 19/02/2021

Hi, I have read almost all of your books so far and am currently reading the story of Jackson. I have loved all of your books and they have made me laugh some and cry some…. well a lot lol. I love what you do and my late husband and I tried to foster but his health prevented it from happening. I have loved not only hearing about the kids you foster but what’s happening in you. I look forward to reading more of your books. You are truly one of God’s angels. Please continue to not only foster but to write about it. I not only read the books but read the updates you give. Thank you so much for enriching my life the way that you have Much Love,
Kate, USA, 19/02/2021

I absolutely love reading your books, and seeing updates on the foster children. I have read several of your books, and look forward to reading more.
Becky, 15/02/2021

I’ve read most of your books, apart from Hidden, and My Dads A Policeman. They are the next ones to buy. I admire you so much. The stories in the books are a joy to read. I never get bored. When I have read one I start on another. Some of the stories are quite sad but they usually turn out alright with help and hard work. I’m emailing you to let you know what a great job you are doing. Thank you very much for sharing these stories with us. Take care
Lesley, 14/02/2021

Dearest Cathy, Wow! Is all I can say! I stumbled across your books about 2wks ago and let me just say, I’ve read almost every one of them! I am literally addicted. You are truly one of the most amazing women I’ve read about. I really feel like I’ve gotten to know you through your books. I hope Adrian, Paula, Lucy, and yourself are staying safe during this pandemic! Much love from
Ashley, USA, 13/02/2021

Dear Cathy, Just a short and sweet note to let you know that I LOVE your books! My Nan gave me one for Christmas and I’ve since bought 7 more, and I’ve truly enjoyed every single one. I don’t have much free time nowadays, being a final year uni student and working full time, but I always have time to read your books. I love them! I think I have found my new favourite author. Kind regards
Lucinda, 13/02/2021

I just wanted to say what an inspiration you are. I have been reading your books since I was 12 years old, and hearing about how the children you looked after had been so let down by social services actually inspired me to want to be a social worker. I am currently an undergraduate in BA social work and on placement helping young people who are homeless/need supported accommodation.  All in all, I just wanted to thank you for the impact you have had, not only on the lives of the children and families you have personally worked with – but the impact on every single person who has read your books. You truly are an amazing woman, Cathy, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for absolutely everything. Kindest regards.
Abbie, 12/02/2021

Hi I loved A Baby’s Cry. You are an exceptional lady. I was nearly crying reading this book.  Take care
Anne, 12/02/2021

Dear Cathy, I just finished your book “Damaged”. It was an unbelievable story. I must say you are a great woman and very sorry for Jodie. Your children are very lucky to have you. Thank you very much for your effort. Much love. Regards
Dilhara, Sri Lanka, 06/02/2021

Good morning, I love your books. I’ve read them all more than once and am eagerly awaiting your next one. You are an inspiration and since reading your books it has strengthened my ideas to become a foster carer myself.  Take care and many thanks for sharing all your books.
Marie, 06/03/2021

Hi, I just wanted to say that your books are literally the only books I enjoy.  I was born in the 90’s and some books really set the scene of my childhood and make me consider certain factors of my own childhood. I love hearing how quickly you take those children under your wing from a genuine place in your heart. You have really made me consider fostering.
Abi, 02/02/2021

Hi Cathy  I’ve just finished reading ‘Innocent’. My heart wrenched for you when you at the end. I really don’t know how you coped. Thank you for helping so many children. Thank you for writing such brilliant books.  I have ‘A Terrible Secret’ to start reading next. Keep up the good work.
Anita, 02/02/2021

Habe mir jetzt das 4.Buch welches in deutscher Sprache übersetzt wurde gekauft. Es ist wieder sehr interessant geschrieben. Ich hoffe das bald ein nächstes folgen wird. Bin schon sehr gespannt darauf.  Besuche jedes Jahr die Buchmesse in Leipzig die ja in diesem Jahr wieder ausfallen muss wegen Coronavirus. Vielleicht sehen wir uns ja dort mal. Bleiben Sie gesund.
Veronika, Germany, 31/01/2021

I’ve just read Can I let You Go, and I just love how you are willing mum to succeed. I have kids but it can be hard sometimes. Please keep fostering and fighting for children. Looking forward to getting your next book. Thank you so much for brightening up my life with your books which ooze love!
Anne, 31/01/2021

Hi Cathy, I have now finished every single book you have written. You are the earth angel so many kids were so lucky to have. Every single book has touched my heart. Can’t put my admiration into words.
Lindsay, 30/01/2021

Hi Cathy, I just wanted to say thank you. With the whole covid pandemic going on your books have been one of the only things to keep me going and keep me in a good place. I struggle with depression and anxiety and your books take me to another place. You are such a inspiration and I love reading all your books. So far I’ve read 15. I’m a keyworker and have worked through all our lockdowns so hard trying to find spare time to read, especially with my children at home. Really really looking forward to reading your next one!! I’ve pre ordered it. Hope you and all your family are keeping safe and well. Stay safe. Many thanks.
Paige, 30/01/2021

Hi Cathy, I cannot stop reading your books!!  Every book I have read has been thoroughly enjoyable.  I have now found myself an avid collector of all your books and waiting for your next new one to come out.  Currently reading Hidden extremely good book, sad and happy all at the same time. I feel like I can actually see you with these kids! I think you are an inspiration to all those you have fostered.  Well done Cathy Glass. I cannot wait for the next book to come out, keep up the good work.
Karen, 30/01/2021

Dear Cathy, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your family. I adore you books. l have read them all and l am now revisiting them via audio books during lockdown. I have recently had to have 2 major operations and l been unable to walk. During this time l have been totally absorbed by your memoirs. You have made a difficult time very easy to endure. Thank you, kind regards
Teresa, 27/01/2021

Hi Cathy, I hope you and your family are all well throughout this pandemic which is affecting all our lives. I just wanted to say thank you for another superb book ‘A Terrible Secret’. I’ve just finished it and I loved every minute. It’s so well written that I can actually visualize your home and your lovely family. I can’t wait for your next book which I have preordered. Don’t ever stop writing of fostering, the children you foster are so fortunate to come live with you and your family. I have left a review of your last book as I always do, you deserve the praise. Best Wishes
Linda, 27/01/2021

Hello Cathy, I’ve read all your books and I’m waiting for the next one to be out!! They are fantastic and I can adapt them to my situation as a child, I can never put your books down!! You sound a lovely family. Keep writing, your amazing!
Helen, 24/01/2021

Hi Cathy, I think you are a brilliant foster carer and have done so much for the children in your care. I almost feel like part of your family after reading so much about them. Your books gave me inspiration, and made me reflect on my own childhood. I have so much empathy for the children in care, the children who are suffering, and the now adults that have never quite dealt with their trauma. I want to give something back so I am starting a new career with a course on counselling. Thank you again. I look forward to your new book to come out. Take care.
Leah, 22/01/22

Hello, I’d like to thank you for your books. I love reading them. I’ve just finished A Terrible Secret which I enjoyed. I’ve just pre-ordered February release, thank you
Debbie, 21/01/2021

Good evening, I have been following your work for some years now.  I’m 24 years old and read your book “Cut” many years ago as I was struggling with self-harm and suicidal tendencies. The book really called to me! Your work is absolutely phenomenal and I can’t wait to read on. I’m currently 3 chapters into “Innocent” and am so gripped already! Thank you for your work.
Paige, 21/01/2021

Hi Cathy Hope you and the family are all well. I have just finished A Terrible Secret bout Tilly… once again I loved it. It’s your books that are getting me through lockdown. Can’t wait to read your next one. I’ve just ordered another 3 from Amazon. I’m hooked. Please don’t ever stop writing I love every one of your books. Take care.
Chris, 19/01/2021

Hi. I just want to thank you for the books you have published, the real life stories you are telling. They have become my coping mechanism rather than relying on a therapist.  Reading your books is like opening up my own life story, I never thought I would cope with this, I never wanted to, I wish I had forgot. It’s helping me heal, I didn’t even know I was broken. In the last month or so I have realised the ‘norm’ for me growing up was in fact like living in a war zone. Thank you so much for sharing reality with the world, I could only have wished you were my foster carer. Best wishes
Gemma, 18/01/2021

Dear Cathy I have read so many books of yours and it encourages me. I learn so much. Thank you for being such a blessing. God bless.
Natasha, 15/01/2021

Hi Cathy I have read many of your books. What a caring woman you are. I really enjoyed them all and the way you work with these children. I am reading Will You Love Me?
Gillian, 15/01/2022

Hi Cathy I love your books so much. I never liked reading until I found one of your books on a book shelf at school. I showed my mom your book and she loved it. She bought almost every book you published. She is overjoyed when another of your books comes out. When it does we’re going to get it. Thank you for keeping up the good work.
Carly, Canada, 12/01/2021

Good Afternoon, I admire your way of handling children. When I read Damaged I thought the best way to handle Jodie would be to spank her. That is the way I was raised. But my circumstances were totally different to Jodie’s’ and afterwards I saw that all she needed was to be loved. Thank you so much for sharing your stories with us, and in such a way that we can learn from you. I raised my daughter with love and patience and today I see how it benefited her. She is studying to become a teacher.  Looking forward to reading all your books. Thank you so much. Please keep on writing! Kind Regards.
Rina, South Africa,  11/01/2021

Hi Cathy I’ve just read A Terrible Secret. I loved it and poor Tilly was such a nice girl who was treated so badly. I have all of your books.  You’re a brilliant author and have three wonderful children. hank you Cathy. Can’t wait for your next book.
Carol, 06/01/2021

Dear Cathy, I am an avid reader and I have read a lot of books written by you. I have an adorable 5 year old girl. I just started reading your books to know more about handling kids and parenting, but as I read the stories of kids you have fostered, I was really touched by the sadness in their life and comforted by the empathy, kindness and love you have showered on them. I feel that as a mother I can really connect with the feelings that you have gone through while you were taking care of the kids. I really want to thank you for the kindness that you have bestowed on those less privileged kids. Thanks for helping them and making the world a little better. The world needs humility and love. Warm wishes and blessing for you and your family. Love
Shama, 05/01/2021

Hello Cathy, I hope you and your family are keeping well in this current climate. I just wanted to say I have read your books for years now and I wanted to thank you for sharing your stories. I think you are all amazing and your books give me more courage to keep working towards building a future and maybe one day be able to help children as you do. Yours Sincerely
Gemma, 05/02/2021

Hi Cathy, I just finished reading your book The Silent Cry which I thoroughly enjoyed. I liked how the story wasn’t primarily about one child you fostered but of a family you met and supported using your wealth of knowledge and skills! That being said it was lovely to read the shorter stories of the three other children and the relatively happy endings for those involved, something I know isn’t always the case. I am currently in my third year of a social work degree and I am interested in fostering and adoption so your books are really interesting to me and teach me a lot too. Kind regards
Natalia, 03/01/2021

Hi Cathy, I bought A Terrible Secret and once again I couldn’t put it down. I feel like I know your family down to your cat now Sammy hahaha. You are the only author I read. I have all your books and want to go back to re-read Lucy’s story after hearing her news. I’m so excited about her news and I cried when I read about you finally receiving the text. I wanted to say a massive thanks to you, you have helped so many children over the years and you have had a massive impact on them changing and believing in themselves, it’s a gift that you keep giving. Your kids also so caring and giving! Much love
Lisa, Australia, 02/01/2021

Hello Cathy, I really hope this email finds you well. I have been reading your books for so many years now, and every time I read them I just wonder what your children look like!! When I’m reading I imagine your house to be my grandad’s. I still have some to read and have already preordered Jackson’s book. I love reading all about your work and how the children are doing.  Best wishes
Amy. 02/01/2021

Dear Cathy. I’ve been reading your books for a while but recently on holiday I got the chance to read back to back books uninterrupted as our foster child refused to take a Covid test to be able to come with us. We were really upset about it as she said she was happy to stay with another foster family. I hadn’t realised the break we all needed until we came back. I want to thank you for your insight into the children you have fostered. We too have been let down by the children’s social workers and I admired your composure when you described how they have spoken to you. I would have put the phone down after a few choice words which probably shows I have much more to learn. I have been a foster carer for 15 years and enjoy every second. The children have taught me far more than I ever expected them too. Thank you very much for your insight. Lots of love to your family
Jeanine, 01/01/2021