Helpless: A True Short Story

Helpless: A True Short Story

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by Rosie Lewis
     
 
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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007541829
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/05/2013
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
271,448
File size:
751 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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Helpless: A True Short Story 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can’t beat free. Helpless is a mesmerizing sneak peek into the upcoming memoir by Rosie Lewis. A top notch story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very well written
ctinka More than 1 year ago
This was a great, short read; an interesting glimpse into the life of a foster parent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read want to know rest of story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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... :-@
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The social workers in london must be complete monsters. They smell,are sourpusses,frown, blow their noses and keep the tissues, talk loud and scare thekids, are hideous, and psychopathic. Surely they should be fired and the author should take over as she and her children are loving, perfect caregivers. Of course the author admits she neglects herself care and that her house is dirty. She justs sweeps the dirt under the cabinet. People are not all good or all bad. The author and her two natural kids are all good. Others, especially social workers in her view are all bad, and disgusting. She makes the decision to make the kids fall in love with her and then turn them over to the evil social workers. Why. To make money and to woek at home. Making the social workers out as monsters shows how perfect she is and how it is their fault she abandons these kids for money. She makes it clear she does not belive in God. I realize why. She thinks she is him
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
The kind of love this woman shows is inspiring! Can't wait to read more of her stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 More than 1 year ago
A very tender short story sharing the thoughts and feelings involved in foster care. Dli Illinois
Link0 More than 1 year ago
Helpless is a troubling, yet brilliant story. The author (Rosie Lewis) expertly crafts the story with wisdom and raw emotion.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story...of course i cryed ...so will you....jw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Heart felt from the foster parents perspective Gives an insite to how much love & hurt are Involved =Kelli
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good short story