The Night The Angels Came

Paperback | September 15, 2011

byCathy Glass

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A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass.When Cathy receives a call about a terminally ill widower terrified of leaving his son all alone in the world, she is wracked with sadness and indecision. Can she risk exposing her own young children to a little boy on the brink of bereavement?Eight year old Michael is part of a family of two, but with his beloved father given only months to live and his mother having died when he was a toddler, he could soon become an orphan. Will Cathy's own young family be able to handle a child in mourning? To Cathy's surprise, her children insist that this boy deserves to be as happy as they are, prompting Cathy to welcome Michael into her home.A cheerful and carefree new member of the family, Michael devotedly prays every night, believing that when the time is right, angels will come and take his Daddy to be with his Mummy in heaven. However, incredibly, in the weeks that pass, the bond between Cathy's family, Michael and his kind and loving father Patrick grows. Even more promising, Patrick is looking healthier than he's done in weeks.But just as they are settling into a routine of blissful normality, an unexpected and disastrous event shatters the happy group, shaking Cathy to the core. Cathy can only hope that her family and Michael's admirable faith will keep him strong enough to rebuild his life.

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A new memoir from Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Cathy Glass.When Cathy receives a call about a terminally ill widower terrified of leaving his son all alone in the world, she is wracked with sadness and indecision. Can she risk exposing her own young children to a little boy on the brink of bereavement?Eight year o...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007442629

ISBN - 13:9780007442621

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not one to be missed I laughed and cryed with this story, it just seemed to real. The people that Michael went to live with eventually seem really nice and caring people.
Date published: 2015-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Night the Angels Came. Great story but sad.
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down Bring on the next cathy glass
Date published: 2014-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The night the angels came Heartbreaking but inspiring
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The night the angels came This book was extremely difficult for me to read because it basically made me think of what my children and myself went through when my husband passed away from lung cancer. I shed many many tears while reading this. It also helped me to understand a little better what my children... At the ages of 11,12,13 & 14....went through. I learn so much from all of Cathy Glass's books. I now help raise my three grandchildren and live with my son and his wife and feel so very blessed to be a part of their family. Thankyou cathy glass from the bottom of my heart for teaching me patience and understanding and giving me tools to better cope with certain situations. 5 stars.
Date published: 2013-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking! Story Description: HarperCollins(UK)|November 14, 2011|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-00-744262-1 Eight-year-old Michael is part of a family of two, but with his beloved father given only months to live and his mother having died when he was a toddler, he could soon become an orphan. Will Cathy’s own young family be able to handle a child in mourning? To Cathy’s surprise, her children insist that this boy deserves to be as happy as they are, prompting Cathy to welcome Michael into her home. A cheerful and carefree new member of the family, Michael devotedly prays every night, believing that when the time is right, angels will come and take his Daddy to be with his Mommy in heaven. However, incredibly, in the weeks that pass, the bond between Cathy’s family, Michael and his kind and loving father, Patrick, grows. Even more promising, Patrick is looking healthier than he’s done in weeks. But just as they are settling into a routine of blissful normality, an unexpected and disastrous event shatters the happy group, shaking Cathy to the core. Cathy can only hope that her family and Michael’s admirable faith will keep him strong enough to rebuild his life. My Review: A well-written and beautiful story of one young boy’s struggle with the impending death of his father. Eight-year-old, Michael, had already lost his mother when he was just a toddler so and he and his beloved Dad, Patrick, have been a two family home since that time and they have a bond like no other. When Patrick ends up in hospital dying from cancer, Cathy takes in Michael and worries that her own children may be affected by the gloomy circumstances but much to everyone’s surprise her own children take to Michael like a brother. However, when Patrick dies, things change quickly and it wasn’t what I was expecting. Excellent novel that everyone should read!
Date published: 2012-06-02

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REVIEWS FOR GIRL IN THE MIRROR'A moving read that Cathy Glass fans will devour.' The SunREVIEWS FOR DAMAGED'Cannot fail to move those who read it.' Adoption-net'Heartbreaking.' The Mirror'A truly harrowing read that made me cry.' The Sun'A true tale of hope.****.' OK!Foster carers rarely get the praise they deserve, but Cathy Glass's book should change all that.****' First magazine'A hugely touching and emotional true tale.' Star magazine