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Cheryl_Shepherd

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Up until now, failed adoptions in the UK are a hidden part of society. There are plenty of books on the subjects of fostering or even biographies of child abuse, yet none cover what happens to families who are blown apart by adoptions which go terribly wrong. I hope to break wide open this unseen yet devastating issue.
Born and raised in Bath England UK, I had always enjoyed writing, but was driven to write my autobiography after trying to raise a mentally damaged adopted daughter and receiving little to no help from the professionals.
My daughter's story has been in the Daily Mail UK, Take a Break magazine, and I have received an invitation to appear on a television chat show to discuss my book.
Since posting sample chapters here, my book was professionally edited and is on sale on Amazon.

There are hundreds more families like mine whose lives have been shattered through adoptions that go wrong and I am hoping my book will inspire more families to come forward with their stories.

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When love is not enough.

Cheryl Shepherd.

The true and tragic tale of a mother's fight to help her damaged adopted daughter.
All she needed was someone to listen..


When Cherry Willoughby adopted two angelic sisters, she thought that a loving family would heal the wounds of their troubled past, how devastatingly and terrifyingly wrong she was.
Her dreams of becoming a mother became reality when she looked into the eyes of her beautiful daughter, little did she know that those innocent eyes held a deep and troubled past that would tear her world apart in ways she never could have imagined.
Lies, coverups and even files missing from the social services play a part in Cherry's struggle to help her daughter,.
Things begin to make sense when she discovers her daughter held a shocking secret, but things were going to get worse, much worse.
The book begins here on chapter 3, the ending has been withheld.

When love is not enough is now available in paperback and in Kindle. Both from Amazon.

 

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BL1 wrote 263 days ago

Hello There Nice reading about you. I wonder if you are intereste....

BeeJoy wrote 308 days ago

Hello. How are you? I would appreciate to switch comments and feedbac....

philthomas wrote 308 days ago

No problem Cherry your book genuinely deserves the praise it gets and....

ShirleyGrace wrote 308 days ago

You are welcome. Hope you get a chance to read a few chapters of "The....

Stellajr wrote 308 days ago

Dear Cheryl, I just looked up your story online and learned that, un....

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I wrote 309 days ago

Ok, I'm hooked!!.. Your writing draws a person in to read more, a sign of a good writer I think. You paint pictures with your words which I love, I can see your dad sitting in the chair just as you described. My Nan had dementia and it was so sad to see the woman I loved disappear into a world of h... view book

I wrote 309 days ago

Ok, I'm hooked!!.. Your writing draws a person in to read more, a sign of a good writer I think. You paint pictures with your words which I love, I can see your dad sitting in the chair just as you described. My Nan had dementia and it was so sad to see the woman I loved disappear into a world of h... view book

I wrote 401 days ago

Having such a busy life I didn't intend to spend too long on your book, but found myself absorbed just the same! I really love the names of the characters they take me back to when I was child and read the Enid Blyton books. I think this book will do well and I wish you much luck with it. Cherr... view book

I wrote 612 days ago

Wow what an imagination! this book will do really well I am sure. Publishers especially like stories for children that holds morals to them as this book clearly does. Thank you for reading and commenting on mine. I have put your book on my watch list and I have backed it. Best wishes and much luck... view book

I wrote 617 days ago

I love this! I have already started this book and I am definitely going to finish it! Great stuff.. a real good read. view book

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