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To impress her boss, Linda Rogers eagerly volunteers to take in a foster child for the holiday season. She's well-organized in and outside the office; the addition of a child? A simple matter of blocking out the hours in her day planner and laying in a few supplies. Never mind that she's single. Never mind that she's never cared to have a lasting relationship or build a family. Housing seven-year-old Lucy Green for Christmas is simply to boost Linda up the next career step, nothing more. At least, that was the plan. But when Lucy's presence triggers long-hidden memories that challenge the carefully constructed foundation of Linda's life, will the emotions awakened by this little girl's harrowing experiences bring these two injured souls together, or tear them irrevocably apart?
©2012 Carolyn Nash (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Me & My Girls on 19-07-14

No Matter How Hard You Push it; it Doesn't Stay Do

Linda runs cold and that's the way she likes it; so when her boss asks for volunteers to foster a child during the holidays. Telling herself it's to impress her boss she volunteers to take a child. The child turns out to be a girl named Lucy who has survived more trauma and pain than anyone should have to know in a lifetime; much less seven years. As Linda grows closer to the child she grows closer to the feelings she was forced to hide as a child. Traumatized herself at age twelve she was forced to deny those feelings by her mother. The trauma of that night has adversely affected both her and her brother since that night. This is the story of a woman who in helping a girl get past the horror of the abuse she's suffered in her short life may just be able to able to get past her own.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 29-12-15

great story

Loved how you broken people helped each other heal. Both hard been let down by people they loved and together they learned to forgive.

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