Wicked Girl by Jeanie Doyle @themirrorbooks @kindle @netgalley #jeaniedoyle

How do you teach a mother to love her child, when she’s still a child herself?

Jeanie Doyle nurtures, teaches and cares for young and dysfunctional mums, showing them how to care for their newborn babies, sometimes even taking the mother into foster care before the baby is born.

The first in a brand-new series of books by the foster ‘super-gran’, Wicked Girl is the shocking true story of the very first case Jeanie dealt with: a baby girl who was found abandoned on the steps of a church just before Christmas. While the 14-year-old mother was tracked down, Jeanie took her little daughter into her own care. But while she tried to help the two of them heal and bond, the terrible truth about the baby’s father was revealed…

A twist on the standard Cathy Glass books, Wicked Girl offers Jeanie’s rare perspective of fostering young women alongside their babies. Will mother and daughter be reunited for good, or will the vulnerable young mother make the heartbreaking decision that they are both better off apart?

Jeanie Doyle tells a heart wrenching true story about her life as a young teen mom abandoned by her father in her time of need. In the face of adversity, challenge, neglect, and fear, Jeanie managed to find a way of putting her child first. Her resilience as persistence lead the way in her harrowing account, leaving any reader with heartache and joy over her triumph.

I read through Jeanie’s story furiously. I could never critique the content of her story as it is the fabric of her story. Although very easy to read, I do believe short chapters and a better timeline would have made this story even better. At times, flashbacks and present time were difficult in transition.

All in all, I would highly recommend this story to anyone! I loved reading about her life and how she was able to help so many foster children!

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