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Not To Blame - Maggie Hartley ebook short

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A new short story from the nation's favourite foster carer. Sixteen-year-old Rebecca has been in care all her life, bouncing from foster carers and children's homes without ever having a permanent home to call her own. Social Services are at a loss as to what to do with the troubled teenager. Prone to violent outbursts and sudden, uncontrollable tantrums, Rebecca has ne A new short story from the nation's favourite foster carer. Sixteen-year-old Rebecca has been in care all her life, bouncing from foster carers and children's homes without ever having a permanent home to call her own. Social Services are at a loss as to what to do with the troubled teenager. Prone to violent outbursts and sudden, uncontrollable tantrums, Rebecca has never spent more than a few months in any one placement. When she comes to live with foster carer Maggie Hartley, it seems like there is little hope of Rebecca ever finding a long-term home. Her strange behaviour and sudden flashes of anger present challenges unlike any Maggie has ever seen before.But when a secret from Rebecca's past finally comes to light, it seems that Maggie has finally found the root of this vulnerable girl's out-of-control behaviour. Can Maggie help Rebecca come to terms with her past and realise she's not to blame?


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A new short story from the nation's favourite foster carer. Sixteen-year-old Rebecca has been in care all her life, bouncing from foster carers and children's homes without ever having a permanent home to call her own. Social Services are at a loss as to what to do with the troubled teenager. Prone to violent outbursts and sudden, uncontrollable tantrums, Rebecca has ne A new short story from the nation's favourite foster carer. Sixteen-year-old Rebecca has been in care all her life, bouncing from foster carers and children's homes without ever having a permanent home to call her own. Social Services are at a loss as to what to do with the troubled teenager. Prone to violent outbursts and sudden, uncontrollable tantrums, Rebecca has never spent more than a few months in any one placement. When she comes to live with foster carer Maggie Hartley, it seems like there is little hope of Rebecca ever finding a long-term home. Her strange behaviour and sudden flashes of anger present challenges unlike any Maggie has ever seen before.But when a secret from Rebecca's past finally comes to light, it seems that Maggie has finally found the root of this vulnerable girl's out-of-control behaviour. Can Maggie help Rebecca come to terms with her past and realise she's not to blame?

30 review for Not To Blame - Maggie Hartley ebook short

  1. 4 out of 5

    Monica Willyard Moen

    I learned a lot from this story.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nicky

    I found this rather a cop out on a story line & doubt very much this placement went that smoothly & she was placed into supported living accommodation that quick, so it would ideally have been nice to read more of each person's feelings & such like.. I feel I pre-ordered this book expecting it to be as long & descriptive as Maggie Hartly' other books but there was no note of how many pages this was so now I've finished it within probably 40min I feel cheated out of the book price when I usually I found this rather a cop out on a story line & doubt very much this placement went that smoothly & she was placed into supported living accommodation that quick, so it would ideally have been nice to read more of each person's feelings & such like.. I feel I pre-ordered this book expecting it to be as long & descriptive as Maggie Hartly' other books but there was no note of how many pages this was so now I've finished it within probably 40min I feel cheated out of the book price when I usually order & pay for books that are around 300+ pages.. I'm disappointed it wasn't a full story but all the best to Rebecca in her own place.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Tria

    Barely a novella, but with multiple mistakes. Why is it so hard to proof-read and spellcheck a work that's less than 50 pages in length? I reported at least four errors in language, punctuation or repeated/missing text. In a story this short, that's not really acceptable. The story itself was barely more than basic, and rushed very quickly through what little there was to tell. Barely a novella, but with multiple mistakes. Why is it so hard to proof-read and spellcheck a work that's less than 50 pages in length? I reported at least four errors in language, punctuation or repeated/missing text. In a story this short, that's not really acceptable. The story itself was barely more than basic, and rushed very quickly through what little there was to tell.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Abigail Green

    I was expecting it to be longer I enjoyed reading about Rebecca my mum had a girl living with her in supported lodgings who had a sister with the same condition. We suspected she had it as well but was in denial. She found out a few years ago she does have it and sadly wasn't capable of caring for her baby girl. I was expecting it to be longer I enjoyed reading about Rebecca my mum had a girl living with her in supported lodgings who had a sister with the same condition. We suspected she had it as well but was in denial. She found out a few years ago she does have it and sadly wasn't capable of caring for her baby girl.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Connie Williams

    Fetal alcohol syndrome in Teens While reading the book I noticed the symptoms straightaway. I didn’t realise when I bought it that is what they were talking about in conjunction with the book. Brain was that tired when I purchased it for my e-reader. Maggie is definitely a good writer and I wonder what else she has written about. I would love to know what time period this was done also. Just to compare to what we know over here in America that the UK hadn’t realized at the time. Looking forward t Fetal alcohol syndrome in Teens While reading the book I noticed the symptoms straightaway. I didn’t realise when I bought it that is what they were talking about in conjunction with the book. Brain was that tired when I purchased it for my e-reader. Maggie is definitely a good writer and I wonder what else she has written about. I would love to know what time period this was done also. Just to compare to what we know over here in America that the UK hadn’t realized at the time. Looking forward to another story of hers.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Charlotte

    Good book

  7. 5 out of 5

    susan stanley

    Good book Very good read learned something I didn’t know about f a s very interesting hope Rebecca has a good life now she understands what is wrong with her

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kate Stratton

    Very quick easy light read. Good book by Maggie again. I like reading her view of the children and their stories together. Want some more

  9. 5 out of 5

    Lydia

    Quick and easy read; sad story about the children in the UK foster system, but does offer a happy ending.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Gayle

    Fab read even through a short story , enjoyed it as much of all Maggie's books , read within a couple of hours wished it lasted longer Fab read even through a short story , enjoyed it as much of all Maggie's books , read within a couple of hours wished it lasted longer

  11. 5 out of 5

    Teresa ann cowburn

    Really good yeah Really good book liked it a lot would defiantly recommend for someone who loves this genre of book. 5 star

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Ferrett

    Not To Blame. Maggie Hartley. A great short story that will captivate you from the start! Maggie has her hands full with 17 year old Rebecca ... In time Maggie realise not all is as it seems ... Is there a reason behind Rebecca’s outbursts ... Maggie is soon to find out the truth. A great fill-in book if you only have a short time and find it hard to put a book down!

  13. 4 out of 5

    imelda petticrew

    My view I loved the book couldn't put it down hats off to Foster carers they deserve medals. They don't get the recognition they deserve thank you Maggie for another great book. My view I loved the book couldn't put it down hats off to Foster carers they deserve medals. They don't get the recognition they deserve thank you Maggie for another great book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Angela Williamson

    Another great book by Maggie Hartley

  15. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte

    Really good book

  16. 5 out of 5

    Gail

    Alcohol Abuse Maggie Hartley writes excellent books about her adventures of becoming a Foster parent or carer as they are called in England. She specialized in hard to place teenage girls. When it comes to light that Rebecca's mother drank heavily while pregnant, Maggie does some research in Fetal Alcohol Abuse Syndrome. Once it is realized 17 year old Rebecca suffers from it a permanent solution is found. Alcohol Abuse Maggie Hartley writes excellent books about her adventures of becoming a Foster parent or carer as they are called in England. She specialized in hard to place teenage girls. When it comes to light that Rebecca's mother drank heavily while pregnant, Maggie does some research in Fetal Alcohol Abuse Syndrome. Once it is realized 17 year old Rebecca suffers from it a permanent solution is found.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Joanne Dickinson

    Great story I love Maggie Hartley books just wish this one had been a bit longer. Worth reading and read in a day.

  18. 4 out of 5

    stephanie forshaw

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cliff Billington

  20. 4 out of 5

    glennis hays

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Woolfrey

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jennie Oliver

  23. 5 out of 5

    sarah warren

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mandymoo

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nuri Ozguven

  26. 5 out of 5

    Natalie Veart

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kim

  28. 4 out of 5

    Emma Maclennan

  29. 4 out of 5

    kim broadbent

  30. 5 out of 5

    Pat Miles

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