After a lifetime of pain and torture at the hands of sadistic adoptive parents, thirteen-year-old Shawna finds peace knowing her final sacrifice will save her brothers. Now it's up to social worker, Amber Walker, to guide these two boys back down their broken road and onto a new path of hope and healing. Struggling with bureaucratic red tape and politics while trying to balance her desire to help others with the needs of her own family, Amber longs to learn more about her own abusive past. A stalker who is hell-bent on revenge turns this young social worker's already-frightening job of trying to protect the innocent into a horrific nightmare.
|Publisher:||Martin Sisters Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
Aimee Taylor has a B.S. Degree in criminal justice and began working for the Florida Department of Children and Families in 2002 as a Dependency Case Manager. She remained in the field of child welfare for nearly a decade, committing her career to helping those in crisis. Now, Aimee is giving a voice to the untold story of child abuse and those who dedicate their lives to working with abused children and their families. She writes from a place of familiarity as Aimee, too, was fostered and adopted as a child and grew up to pursue a career helping families in similar circumstances. Her novels, while fiction, are based on her own family history and inspired by her experiences as a case manager.
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Don't You Cry based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Reviewed by Patricia Day for Readers' Favorite Amber works in social services. She loves the results of the work she does, but does not always like the circumstances leading up to those results. Her workplace is Florida. Her office is the Department of Children and Families. Amber spends much of her waking hours rescuing children from abusive homes. It is not the work for the faint-hearted. Her goal is to place the children she saves into good homes, which hopefully become their forever homes through adoption. This is the goal of every good social worker, but sadly they can be deceived. When the plight of Shawna, Max and Justin come to her attention she puts her career on the line in her drive to give these youngsters a better life. They have endured horrendous abuse at the hands of people they were supposed to trust. Amber becomes embroiled in their lives, fighting for their futures against the law and so-called loving family members. To top everything, her husband does not understand her long hours at work. Her battles endanger not only her but her family also. There is despair, anger and graphic child abuse detail. It is a powerful read and is delivered with a punch. I chose this book because I too have worked in social services, though, thankfully, not in child protection services. In this particular work field you encounter many horrific stories of neglect and need. My experience with children’s services remained minimal. My work colleagues dealt more closely with the dysfunctional families. I enjoyed this book immensely, although it certainly dredged up anger and disgust. How a person can commit such heinous crimes against another human being is beyond me, but the truth is, they do. This is a gripping story told in strong terms. Aimee accurately reveals the highly stressful workplace that is the norm for social workers, as they deal with the chronic dysfunctional ills of human-kind. There is some profanity but the story is good, so I was able to skim past ‘those’ words.