Terrified

The heartbreaking true story of a girl nobody loved and the woman who saved her

4.08 based on 51 ratings & 1 reviews on Goodreads.com

A Sunday Times Bestseller

'A no holds barred insight into the reality of looking after someone else's children. A remarkable story from a remarkable woman, it brought back a lot of memories for me' Casey Watson

'A moving story that testifies to the redemptive power of love. I hope Angela Hart inspires many others to foster' Torey Hayden

Terrified tells the emotionally devastating but ultimately uplifting story of Vicky, a little girl who arrives on Angela's doorstep unwanted and unloved after suffering years of emotional abuse at the hands of her mother. Desperate never to return home, Vicky is haunted by many demons and waking nightmares. This book tells the moving story of Angela's determination to set Vicky free.

A moving story that testifies to the redemptive power of love. I hope Angela Hart inspires many others to foster.
Torey Hayden, Sunday Times bestselling author
Angela Hart gives a no holds barred insight into the reality of looking after someone else's children. A remarkable story from a remarkable woman, it brought back a lot of memories for me.
Casey Watson, Sunday Times bestselling author
Angela Hart gives a no holds barred insight into the reality of looking after someone else's children. A remarkable story from a remarkable woman, it brought back a lot of memories for me.
Casey Watson, Sunday Times bestselling author

About Angela Hart

I live in England with my husband Jonathan. We met at a village dance when we were teenagers in the seventies, and shortly afterwards we both moved away from our home town for work. I loved the bright lights of the city, and my demanding job in a bank. We stayed for ten years before returning home to take over the family floristry business from my parents.

One day an advert in the local paper caught my eye: 'Foster Carers Wanted'. I knew straight away it was something I'd love to do. As a child I had a friend whose family took in foster children and I had often asked my mother if we could do the same, but she always said she wasn't cut out for it, and didn't have the patience. After living a fast-paced life I felt I could easily manage to sell flowers and care for youngsters. Having a family was something Jonathan and I planned for the future; surely fostering was just like bringing up your own children, if not easier?

Looking back, I was incredibly naïve. I was convinced fostering kids would be like caring for flowers: if we provided the right environment, nourished the children well and treated them with love and respect, everything would be rosy. We could foster for a few years, and maybe even carry on when we started our own family. Of course, it wasn't like that at all! Each child had a unique set of problems, some incredibly sad, others very shocking. We found ourselves immersed in a care system we knew nothing about, yet soon found impossible to leave.

I thrived on the challenges and rewards of being a foster carer, went on to train as a specialist carer for teenagers with complex needs, and have never looked back. Jonathan and I have fostered more than fifty children over the past twenty-seven years. I hope you will enjoy reading about some of the wonderful children we have been privileged to have in our lives.

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Books by Angela Hart

The Girl Who Ran Away
The Girl Who Ran Away
The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved
The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved
The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved Part 3 of 3
The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved Part 3 of 3
The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved Part 2 of 3
The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved Part 2 of 3
The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved: Free Sampler
The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved: Free Sampler
The Girl With No Bedroom Door
The Girl With No Bedroom Door
Terrified Part 3 of 3
Terrified Part 3 of 3
Terrified Part 2 of 3
Terrified Part 2 of 3
Terrified: Free sampler
Terrified: Free sampler