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Publisher's Summary

Evie and Elliot are scrawny, filthy and wide-eyed with fear when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep. Aged just two and three years old, this brother and sister have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a terrifying world of abuse, violence and neglect.
Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking the basic life skills we all take for granted. The outside world terrifies them; the sound of the doorbell sends them into a panic that takes hours to abate. Gradually unlocking the truth of their heartbreaking upbringing, Maggie tells their shocking true story.
From emotionally scarred and damaged little children, we see how - with warmth and dedication - Maggie transforms their lives. As this moving story unfolds, we share Maggie's joy when these children finally smile again - when they realise they do have a future after all.
©2016 Maggie Hartley (P)2017 Orion Publishing Group
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cathy S. on 02-01-18

Amazing story!

Well written and well read. This book keeps you listening to it and tells a magical story of hope. What happened to the children wad terrible, but they had love and patience and compassion shown and their story is one of joy. Great read!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Shopaholic on 12-25-17

Truly Captivating!

As someone once interested in adopting and still very much interested in the well being of children, I found this a very informative read. The children's personalities and struggles were so very real and heartwrenching. As a mother of my own I can relate to the feelings and decisions of Maggie the Foster Mom. This is a must read for anyone looking to adopt or become a foster parent.

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By linda chenapa on 06-20-18

What a heart wrenching story

What a heart wrenching story. Make sure you have tissues at the ready. An insight to an otherwise unknown world.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-29-18

tiny prisoners<br />

Maggie Hartley's stories are wonderful they make you appreciate what a wonderful job she does

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