Helpless: A True Short Story [NOOK Book]

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A dramatic short story from debut author and foster carer Rosie Lewis.A digital-exclusive short story from Rosie Lewis, plus a sneak peek chapter from Rosie’s highly anticipated debut memoir, Trapped.Baby Sarah is born to a crack-addicted mother on a freezing cold night in December. Rosie is woken a few short hours later, at 1am, and taken to the maternity unit by police escort to collect the infant and take her to a place of safety.But it soon becomes clear that Sarah is suffering from severe withdrawal ...
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Helpless: A True Short Story

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Overview

A dramatic short story from debut author and foster carer Rosie Lewis.A digital-exclusive short story from Rosie Lewis, plus a sneak peek chapter from Rosie’s highly anticipated debut memoir, Trapped.Baby Sarah is born to a crack-addicted mother on a freezing cold night in December. Rosie is woken a few short hours later, at 1am, and taken to the maternity unit by police escort to collect the infant and take her to a place of safety.But it soon becomes clear that Sarah is suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms. Knowing that separation is inevitable, Rosie tries to maintain a professional distance but that’s easier said than done.

Rosie Lewis is a full-time foster carer. She has been working in this field for over a decade. Before that, she worked in the special units team in the police force.Based in northern England, Rosie writes under a pseudonym to protect the identities of the children she looks after.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007541829
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/5/2013
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 59,929
  • File size: 734 KB

Meet the Author

Rosie Lewis is a full-time foster carer. She has been working in this field for over a decade. Before that, she worked in the special units team in the police force.

Based in northern England, Rosie writes under a pseudonym to protect the identities of the children she looks after.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

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    You can¿t beat free. Helpless is a mesmerizing sneak peek into t

    You can’t beat free. Helpless is a mesmerizing sneak peek into the upcoming memoir by Rosie Lewis. A top notch story.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    What a sad story

    So happy she found a loving home it would be so hard to have to give a baby back i dont know if i could do it

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2013

    Good

    What a wonderful story. I had to read this book, because of the picture on the cover. A sadstory at first but later a great story. Thanks for the great read. J... :-@

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    Happy and sad

    Good read want to know rest of story

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Sweet Story

    This is a sweet story that draws the reader into the author's experiences in an almost tangible way, despite its short length. It plays on the reader's emotions, making them feel protective of such an endearing, helpless little one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Really good

    very well written

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 7, 2014

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    Great, True Story

    This was a great, short read; an interesting glimpse into the life of a foster parent.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Really good story

    I loved this story it wasn't a very intricate story but the way it was written I really felt the main character's happiness, struggles and pain. I read this on my lunch break, I couldn't put it down. Of course it's a super short story and I only have a half hour lunch but hey it was still really good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Heart-Wrenchingly Sweet & Tender Short Story

    This short story provides an amazingly insightful glimpse into the world of foster care and the emotional toll it has on everyone involved. The true-to-life characters grip your heart and pull you right alongside, into their world of wonder. Mesmerizing and awe-inspiring reading that leaves you with the understanding of how foster parents are every day heroes to a world of children who need TLC.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Tears

    Wonderful story...of course i cryed ...so will you....jw

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2014

    Amazing! Heartwarming!

    The kind of love this woman shows is inspiring! Can't wait to read more of her stories

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    I thought this was a great short story. I look foward to reading

    I thought this was a great short story. I look foward to reading more from Rosie Lewis. Had to get my tissues out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Touching

    Heart felt from the foster parents perspective
    Gives an insite to how much love & hurt are
    Involved
    =Kelli

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Good

    A good short story

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Good book...

    A very tender short story sharing the thoughts and feelings involved in foster care.

    Dli Illinois

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  • Posted December 28, 2013

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    Helpless is a troubling, yet brilliant story. The author (Rosie

    Helpless is a troubling, yet brilliant story. The author (Rosie Lewis) expertly crafts the story with wisdom and raw emotion.

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