Will You Love Me?: Lucy's Story
Cathy Glass

Will You Love Me?: Lucy's Story

Will You Love Me? is the story of Cathy’s adopted daughter, Lucy, who arrived as a foster child and stayed for good.

Lucy was born to a single parent who had herself been abused and neglected for most of her childhood. Lucy’s mother couldn’t cope with a baby and Lucy was neglected right from the start. Despite concerns being raised by her teachers and other adults Lucy wasn’t taken into permanent foster care until she was eight years old. But even then her problems weren’t over. As she was moved from one foster home to another she became increasingly upset and angry.

By the time Lucy arrived at Cathy’s, aged eleven, she was withdrawn, refusing to eat and had bouts of terrifying anger. It was thought that the damage done to her was largely irreversible.  Cathy set out to prove them wrong.

Book Details:

  • Author: Cathy Glass
  • On Submission
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Harper Collins
    • Holland: Meulenhoff
    • Poland: Muza
    • Italy: Mauri Spagnol
    • Germany: Beltz Verlag
    • Russia: Eksmo
    • Sweden: Nona Bogforlag
    • Sri Lanka: Pahan Publications
Cathy Glass

Cathy Glass

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 25 years, during which time she has looked after more than 150 children, of all ages and backgrounds. She is a specialist foster carer, also referred to as a level three carer, which means she often looks after children with complex needs or those with very challenging behaviour. Much of her inspiration for writing comes from fostering. She was awarded a degree in education and psychology, as a mature student. Cathy has always combined fostering with writing, rising very early every morning in order to write, before the day begins with her ever changi...
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Book Reviews

  • "Best-selling author Cathy Glass' new book based on moving real-life story of adopted daughter. "
    The Mirror
  • "Couldn't put the book down! I love Cathy Glass' work and this was no different. A really personal memoir and all the more touching as Lucy features in other books too. "
    Amazon review
  • "Excellent book, as are all of Cathy's books.  "
  • "Another brilliant book by Cathy Glass that won't disappoint. "
    Waterstones reviews
  • "Another fantastic read. "
    Google Books review
  • "Brilliant read. Would defiantly recommend! "
    iTunes Review
  • "Having read all of Cathy Glass' books, I had high expectations of this book, and they were fulfilled! I recommend this book to anybody. "
    Amazon review
  • "In this latest book from bestselling author Cathy Glass, she tells the story of her own adopted daughter Lucy. Taking us back to the start of Lucy’s life with her mother Bonnie, Cathy Glass shows us how Bonnie struggles to care for her daughter. Lucy’s Thai father disappears, leaving Bonnie to battle with her own depression and isolation. Lucy’s early years are spent outside the radar of social services, and even once her needs are brought to the attention of the authorities she spends many years drifting in and out of foster care."
    Gina Ford