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      Daddy’s Little Princess and Will You Love Me 2-in-1 Collection
Cathy Glass

Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author and foster carer Cathy Glass’ moving memoir Will You Love Me now combined in a single volume with her heartbreaking title Daddy’s Little Princess, about a little girl who doesn’t understand what her father has done wrong.Daddy’s Little Princess tells the story of Cathy’s suspicions about there being something wrong with the relationship between Beth, aged 7, and her father Derek. Despite Cathy flagging her concerns to the social worker Jessie, no action is taken. Until Jessie accompanies Beth to the hospital to see her father… Then, suddenly, everything changes. All contact is stopped and Cathy is left to help pick up the pieces as poor Beth struggles to understand what her daddy has done wrong.Will You Love Me tells the true story of Cathy’s adopted daughter Lucy, who was abused and neglected for most of her childhood. When she comes to live with Cathy, it is thought the damage done is irreversible. But Cathy and her two children bond with Lucy in a way no-one else has been able to, finally showing her the loving home she never believed existed. Cathy and Lucy believe they were always destined to be mother and daughter – it just took them a little while to find each other.

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Contents

Cover (#u20044ea5-555d-5861-b982-f4074227c795)

Title Page (#uda614f68-10ee-58ff-a101-d084930272df)

Daddy’s Little Princess (#uad2bf4b8-4592-5280-b643-bf32d3e328c7)

Will You Love Me (#litres_trial_promo)

Exclusive sample chapter (#litres_trial_promo)

Also by Cathy Glass (#litres_trial_promo)

If you loved this book … (#litres_trial_promo)

Moving Memoirs eNewsletter (#litres_trial_promo)

Copyright (#litres_trial_promo)

About the Publisher (#litres_trial_promo)

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Contents

Cover (#u9563d500-ff20-568d-92e8-2bf291ddd441)

Title Page (#uad2bf4b8-4592-5280-b643-bf32d3e328c7)

Acknowledgements (#u8d5c39de-bf2d-5596-9f64-213ea2c85288)

In the Beginning (#u0cb5e672-c73f-52c9-a55b-fdb9d490bafd)

Chapter One: Close to Tears (#u1a454176-9b4a-5b39-b1c5-e4b46a8a0dee)

Chapter Two: Mr Sleep Bear (#ua220acf2-018a-565e-80cc-5788b430b036)

Chapter Three: The Photographs (#ud96cbe48-aabd-5db3-b78b-d7ecda8620c2)

Chapter Four: Inappropriate (#u23bfb167-9a03-54c0-b49f-6f8b33826db8)

Chapter Five: Marianne (#udecc68ba-f8e9-595f-b285-c44bbdbf86ee)

Chapter Six: My Concerns Grow (#uad251c09-147b-5083-b07a-2691cd07ac52)

Chapter Seven: Guilty (#ud28b3aef-e193-5c5a-94bb-997bc34125ba)

Chapter Eight: Wise Owl (#u7db6bc67-c40f-5342-9c5c-97a038e6bfb4)

Chapter Nine: Sexualizing the Innocent (#u2e92eae8-6366-569e-877a-f66399ae6116)

Chapter Ten: Calm Before the Storm (#uc8f96bd1-1ff8-5b35-86ba-ee4dabeb0146)

Chapter Eleven: Ignorance (#u7ba8a15f-3983-58fe-94bb-b5bb892b8ad7)

Chapter Twelve: Very Upset (#ueaa55b37-0a42-508b-a25b-9d650c4f2537)

Chapter Thirteen: Two-Parent Family (#ufdb2b94a-bfb3-572a-84a5-fad25b4d5129)

Chapter Fourteen: The Meeting (#ue504a035-9dc1-5236-a555-b9a5772fa8d2)

Chapter Fifteen: Loyal to Abuser (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Sixteen: Are You Happy Here? (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Seventeen: Special Present (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Eighteen: Sudden Turn of Events (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Nineteen: Dr Jones (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty: He’s Mine! (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-One: The Telephone Call (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Two: Icing on the Cake (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Three: She Must Hate Me (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Four: A New Friend (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Five: The Decision (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Six: The Visit (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Postcard (#litres_trial_promo)

Chapter Twenty-Eight: Couple in the Playground (#litres_trial_promo)

Epilogue (#litres_trial_promo)

Acknowledgements (#u153a148d-b658-5d7d-90bf-6da2e4de43fa)

A big thank-you to my editor Holly; my literary agent Andrew; Carole, Vicky, Laura, Hannah, Virginia and all the team at HarperCollins.

In the Beginning (#u153a148d-b658-5d7d-90bf-6da2e4de43fa)

To write this book – Beth’s story – I need to go back in time, to when Adrian was six and Paula was just two. I had only been fostering for a few years, and back then foster carers were given little in the way of training or support, or background information on the child. They were ‘thrown in at the deep end’ and left to get on with it, either swimming or sinking under the strain of it all. Looking back now, I shudder to think of some of the unsafe situations my family and I were placed in, and I also wonder – with the benefit of hindsight from years of fostering and training – if I would have handled situations differently. Some, maybe, but not with Beth. I am sure I would have made the same decisions then as now, for some behaviour is never acceptable and has to be stopped to save the child.

Chapter One

Close to Tears (#u153a148d-b658-5d7d-90bf-6da2e4de43fa)

I was starting to think that they weren’t coming after all. Beth’s social worker had telephoned me during the afternoon and had said she would bring Beth to me at about ‘teatime’. It was now nearly seven o’clock – well past teatime – and Adrian, Paula and myself had eaten. I’d make Beth something fresh to eat if and when she arrived. It was a cold night and little Beth would be upset enough at being parted from her father without arriving tired and hungry. I knew that plans in social care often change unavoidably at the last minute, but I thought the social worker might have telephoned to let me know what was going on. A little while later I told Paula it was time for her to go to bed. We were in the living room, at the rear of the house, snug and warm, with the curtains closed against the cold, dark night. Paula and Adrian were sitting on the floor; Paula had been building a castle out of toy bricks and Adrian was poring over a large, beautifully illustrated book on vintage cars and motorbikes he’d been given as a Christmas present three weeks previously. Toscha, our lazy, lovable cat, was curled up on her favourite chair.

‘I thought that girl was coming?’ Adrian said, glancing up from his book.

‘So did I,’ I said. ‘Perhaps her father isn’t as ill as they thought and she was able to stay at home. I hope so.’

Adrian, aged six, had some understanding of what fostering meant from having children stay with us previously, while Paula, aged two, wasn’t really old enough to understand, although I’d tried to explain that a girl aged seven who was called Beth might be coming to stay with us for a while. All I knew of Beth, other than her age, was that she lived with her father and that he was now ill and likely to be admitted to a psychiatric hospital. That was all the social worker had told me when she’d telephoned and I’d hoped to learn more from her when she arrived with Beth.

I rose from where I’d been sitting on the sofa and went over to Paula to help her pack away the toy bricks. ‘Bedtime, love,’ I said again.
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