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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. 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 diedWhen 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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ISBN : 9780007442621
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Number of Pages : 312 Pages
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The Night the Angels Came Reviews

  • Emy
    2018-12-07 13:43

    Firstly, I have great respect for Cathy Glass as a foster carer, especially as it's something I've considered doing myself when I'm older. What comes across in her prose is how much she really cares about the children who come to live under her roof, and I love that about her.The Night the Angels Came is about a young boy, Michael, who comes to stay with Cathy because his father, Patrick, is dying of cancer. Michael's mother also died when he was very young, so his father is all he has left. Meanwhile, Cathy is still recovering from her husband, John, leaving her for another woman, and is struggling through the divorce process. What follows is a touching story that allows both Michael and Cathy to heal.The prose is not technically brilliant: you won't find any dazzling metaphors or sparkling adjectives here. It is plain, clear words - just words. The story is strong enough that it carries itself without the need for authorial brilliance. Because of the simple nature of the text, it is quite a quick read, but is by no means any less of a book for it. The chapters are also quite short, making it easy to dip in and out of, especially when you don't have much time.The story, of course, is a true story. But, even if it were not true, it would still be heart-wrenching. I found myself crying several times, even having to put the book down at one point.The Night the Angels Came is not one of your run-of-the-mill 'true story' books. It is written from the point of view of Cathy herself, a foster carer, and really offers a unique perspective of what foster care is truly like: its highs, its lows and, most importantly, its emotional rewards. If you are thinking of taking that step and registering as a foster carer, I'd recommend you read at least one of her books, just for some insight.I found Cathy easy to relate to and it never seemed as though she was deliberately depriving me of information, as is sometimes the case with first person narratives. I really trust her as a narrator, and I think that's important in a book.The last thing I have to say to anyone deciding what to read next: Give Cathy Glass a try. You might be surprised at what you find.

  • Demi
    2018-12-02 12:37

    Again not the best author of this genre and I find the constant praise of herself annoying even if other people said it. The story was very sad and I felt sorry for the little boy. However since Cathy was also supposed to be so upset I did find it odd that having already read the story that comes almost immediately after this one she didn't ever state that she was upset or missed anyone in that story. I understand that it was a completely different story but I would have thought she could have included her grief in that story also without mentioning any details. The writing was very methodical and lacked much style almost for me. I did enjoy the story and I think these poor children's story's should be told but they could be told better

  • Laura
    2018-11-26 06:36

    one of my fave cathy glass books

  • Di
    2018-11-18 14:29

    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.***************************************This is one of the most moving but beautiful books that I have ever read. It tells of the true story of a fathers unconditional love for his son and the very emotional journey they make into Cathy's life and family. It was personally very uplifting to read of a parents unconditional love for their child instead of the usual neglect and abuse inflicted on children prior to coming into the Care System. Just have the hankies close by - there was times that I was sobbing, other times just shedding some tears.

  • Louise
    2018-11-10 11:15

    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!

  • Amanda
    2018-11-23 10:32

    Having read a few of these books now, the thing that is getting to me is the remarkable detail the author goes into to tell the story. The may not be thirty (short) chapters if she didn't feel the need to explain every detail, some of which aren't relevant. For example, she describes where she parks the car or she explains that she takes the stairs up two flights to the next floor because even though there was a lift available she couldn't take it for some reason. Was that important to the story, I ask you? I agree that certain details make you feel closer to the action, but wow. What I did like was she finally allowed herself to be vulnerable and resentful and even a bit angry sometimes which was nice, to feel like she had times she was unsure or things didn't go her way. Often in these books, she comes across as someone who always knows what to say or what to do, and though I'm sure she is an excellent parent and foster carer, it was nice to see her reveal a more personal and more imperfect side of herself.

  • Ashley Jacobson
    2018-11-16 12:22

    This story was great, but Cathy's writing was pretty awkward. She was like a school girl in love, which was weird. It did not take away from the story too much, but I thought it could have been written better. Michael, the boy she is looking after, has lost his mom and now his father is terminally ill. It is a moving story, but Cathy gets way too attached to the dying dad and acts irrational about it. She is finishing up her divorce and obviously liked the attention from this man, but it was unprofessional and, again, the writing was like that of a school girl in love. But I did like the happy, albeit hard, ending.

  • Anne Marie
    2018-11-27 12:24

    Cathy Glass is an excellent author. I love sitting down and reading her books and can read them all in one sitting and would read them again. What I loved about this book is the fact it was a different reason as to why she was taking in the little boy. The story either way is truly heart breaking. I like to read it to see what the children truly go through when dealing with dysfunctional families. It also gives a light to what foster is truly about by someone that does it. The children in her stories are lucky to have her love and care for them like she does.

  • Catherine Brown (c4thb)
    2018-11-29 07:29

    I love Cathy Glass. I find her writing style easy and flowing yet gripping. this story looked at another side of fostering and caring, and initially I was sceptical as to whether this would be as good, because although the stories and experiences of abused children are harrowing we all love a happy ending! I was however not wrong in deciding to read this book and it sits up there with the best. a beautifully told, heart wrenching yet heart warming story of Michael and his terminally ill father. of course as usual I read in practically one sitting; a highly recommended read.

  • Beth
    2018-11-22 11:25

    One of the most touching books I've ever read. It had me in tears several times, I felt so strongly for Michael and everybody else involved in this story, and a lot of that is down to the way Cathy Glass writes. She has a way of telling a story that makes you feel as though she is a personal friend speaking directly to you, and the way she writes is strangely comforting; I think I would be happy just reading a diary of her day-to-day life, when I finish one of her books I really feel like I am missing her!

  • Nila
    2018-12-05 12:42

    Another winner from Cathy Glass,I just love all of her books about the children she fosters!! This story is NOT about a abused child just one she fostered because his mother was dead and his father soon became terminally ill. It was a great reminder that children come into foster for many reasons. Onto her other books for now....God bless all you foster parents out there doing the hardest job of all!

  • Suze
    2018-11-10 11:17

    THE NIGHT THE ANGELS CAMEThis is a very good book, a tear jerker. But it could have been quite a bit shorter, there were way too many details about errands and tasks.

  • Christine
    2018-11-14 07:22

    I admit I needed a box of tissues after I read this one. But once again I finished it in one sitting.

  • Leanne Drake-kavanagh
    2018-11-20 09:20

    I love reading Cathy Glass's books. This one had me in tears more than once.

  • Tanya
    2018-12-10 08:16

    Good book. Have your tissues ready

  • Abi Hook
    2018-11-18 09:13

    This book was very moving. I loved it from beginning to end. I looked forward to picking it up to read when I could. Very good read. :)

  • Kathy
    2018-11-22 08:21

    This book was very different from other books by Cathy Glass I have read. As a foster parent in England, Cathy deals with hurt, abused and damaged children, some of whom have retreated deeply into despair to the point of trying to commit suicide. Many of her books are about these children. This book is about a little boy with a wonderful loving father dealing with terminal cancer. Michael goes to Cathy's house for care whenever his father is hospitalized. She and her two children quickly develop an attachment to Michael and to his father Patrick. The reader can't help but wonder what kind of impact this will have on Cathy and her family at the time of Patrick's inevitable death. Cathy Glass has a tremendous gift of empathy and love for children and also a gift for writing about her experiences. This book is inspirational.

  • Sheila
    2018-12-04 13:34

    In this inspirational memoir, Cathy Glass an experienced foster care worker, takes in the child of a terminally ill single father, devoted to his son. The story is well told in a strong narrative voice, and reads like fiction, except that a writer of fiction might have taken the story to a different conclusion than real life did. As I am about to publish a book in this genre, I had much to learn from how this was presented in audiobook form.

  • debbie styler
    2018-11-11 08:17

    Brilliant read,couldn't put it down Amazing book ,but very sad,what a brave little boy,Cathy you are such an amazing women,I think there is not enough words to describe your kindness and passion and treating this children as your own

  • Sabra Bates
    2018-12-02 07:17

    Wonderful book, and though it didn't end the way I would have liked, real life rarely does. But according to Gods perfect plan, I'm sure it was for the best.

  • Tania
    2018-12-07 13:14

    Anothe beautiful read by Cathy Glass. lots of tears flown. My heart went out to Michael no little boy should loose both parents at 8 years of age. luckily he had Cathy to help.

  • Kiden
    2018-12-02 12:25

    Something different for me

  • cynthia petrucci
    2018-11-12 13:43

    Such a touching story.Even though early into the story you know how it's going to end, it's a wonderful story of faith, strength and bravery.

  • Wendy Fitzpatrick
    2018-11-29 08:40

    This is another book that had me wiping tears from my eyes, but for a totally different reason. Here, we read about a very well cared for wee boy who has to deal with his fathers terminal illness.

  • Sue J
    2018-12-03 07:20

    A very poignant read!

  • Linda Tilling
    2018-12-07 13:38

    A 5 star rating for another wonderful book by Cathy Glass The Night The Angels Came. An 8 year old boy's Dad is dying of cancer and his mum is already dead and he has no relatives. Cathy comes to the rescue of not just him, but his Father too, and together they make his last few months the best they can be. It it beautifully told and explores all the emotions Michael is going through and how she incorporates him into her own family and how accepting they are of a boy in need of love and care. The ending is lovely and after all the tears of the book, puts a smile on your face. Great book.

  • Monica Willyard
    2018-11-24 14:32

    What can I say about this inspiring story? It caused so many emotions in me as I read it. Most of all there is love, God's love as well as love from people to each other. That's important. There are hope, forgiveness, and trust as well. Yet there is heartbreaking loss at the grief that comes with it. Still, love conquers all, just as it should. For once, something went right on this crazy planet.

  • shirley jill carroll
    2018-11-21 12:39

    Very sad , but a good read.

  • Mellanie C
    2018-11-17 10:35

    This one was a little repetitive, kind of page-filling. There wasn't much suspense to it, and the title made it sound like it was going to be a completely different type of story. Still, it's always worth a visit with Cathy and her family and whichever child(ren) she's fostering.

  • Ah Tan
    2018-12-01 10:31

    A very moving memoir.