Cathy Glass, international best-selling author, tells the shocking story of Zeena, a young Asian girl desperate to escape from her family.
When 14-year-old Zeena begs to be taken into care with a non-Asian family, she is clearly petrified. But of what?Placed in the home of experienced foster carer Cathy and her family, Zeena gradually settles into her new life, but misses her little brothers and sisters terribly.
Prevented from having any contact with them by her family who insist she has brought shame and dishonour on the whole community, Zeena tries to see them at school. But when her father and uncle find out, they bundle her into a car and threaten to set fire to her if she makes anymore trouble. Zeena is too frightened to press charges against them despite being offered police protection in a safe house.
Eventually, Cathy discovers the devastating truth from Zeena, and with devastation she believes there is little she can do to help her.
©2014 Cathy Glass (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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3 out of 5 stars
By lynda on 08-11-14

Interesting in parts.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I found this book quite boring and repetitive in parts.

If you’ve listened to books by Cathy Glass before, how does this one compare?

This was the first by Cathy Glass.

How could the performance have been better?

The voices of the daughters were so annoying and loud.

If this book were a film would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

I found the book became quite boring until Zeena revealed what had happened to her and then it was hard to put it down.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs tingle on 01-06-17

beautiful story

a very touching story and so true for.many.toung women, another fantastic story by Cathy glass

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5 out of 5 stars
By LaughingSun on 06-05-17

Heart wrenching story

I was amazed to find out the story was true, at every turn of the page it pulled at my heart strings. The best part is that I can read about how everybody is doing now!

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5 out of 5 stars
By karin on 30-04-17

Beautiful story- and updates on cathy's website!

What made the experience of listening to The Child Bride the most enjoyable?

The author sounded like she was Cathy just telling me her story. Warm, loving voice of the narrator took me right into the story. Actually, the first night i started listening i couldn't stop until the wee hours of the morning.

What other book might you compare The Child Bride to and why?

Tory Haden's books and Mary Mc Cracken's books. They were teachers but were writing about the same subjects- helping children who were in trouble.

What does Denica Fairman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The book is set in England and she sounds like a loving, English (not American/ Canadian) mom. I liked her accent.

Any additional comments?

Bonus deal: Also got 3 pairs of pants hemmed while listening to this story. Kind of like when i would save my mending or folding for Oprah to come on. Now i didn't have to wait for a specific time.And as i listened on the cloud format, it started where i left off without me having to rewind or fast forward or anything!

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