Can I Let You Go?

  • by Cathy Glass
  • Narrated by Denica Fairman
  • 9 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Can I Let You Go? is the true story of Faye, a wonderful young woman who may never be able to parent her unborn child.
Faye is 24 and pregnant and has learning difficulties as a result of her mother's alcoholism. Faye is gentle, childlike and vulnerable and normally lives with her grandparents, both of whom have mobility problems. Cathy and her children welcome Faye into their home and hearts. The care plan is for Faye to stay with Cathy until after the birth, when she will return home, and the baby will go for adoption.
Given that Faye never goes out alone, it is something of a mystery how she ever became pregnant, and Faye says it's a secret. To begin with Faye won't acknowledge she is pregnant or talk about the changes in her body, as she worries it will upset her grandparents, but after her social worker assures her she can talk to Cathy she opens up. However, this leads to Faye realising just how much she will lose, and she changes her mind and says she wants to keep her baby. Is it possible Faye could learn enough to parent her child? Cathy believes it is, and Faye's social worker is obliged to give Faye the chance.

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Most Helpful

Touching, Moving and Heart Wrenching

As I have said before, I have been listening to this series of books for a while now, but this one got me right in the feels.

I am a Mental Health/Learning Disabilities nurse and this book absolutely captured my heart.

The wording used, the descriptions of teaching and the communication difficulties highlighted were SPOT ON.

This is one that I will 100% be listening to again and again. My favourite so far!
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- Susan Inglis

Heartwrenching yet heartwarming

Here is another classically story based on true events from Cathy Glass who has become my favourite author over the last year. Her books are always deliciously full of detail. The story takes some interesting turns and kept me eager to listen the whole way through. I would certainly recommend this book and all Cathy's other books. A fascinating window into the world of Fostering. Cannot wait for the next story!
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- Helen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited