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Little Mercies Free read Þ 109 Et smarts The last thing she wants is a social worker but when Ellen's and Jenny's lives collide little do they know just how much they can help one anotherA powerful and emotionally charged tale about motherhood and justice Little Mercies is a searing portrait of the tenuous grasp we have on the things we love the most and of the ties that unexpectedly bring us togeth. A book that serves as a caution to the many of us out there working and raising families How very easy it is to let something slip how one mistake can have a serious outcome uickly spiraling out of control Also the look a the hard job of being a social worker and the many terrible things that happen in familiesI love this author because her books are usually so different uirky and surprising This book was much predictable I pretty much guessed everything that would happen That is not to say that this is not readable it was I read it avidly The subject was a hard one and the author handled it well but I guess I expected waited for some sort of surprise This tugs at your heart strings but it is apparent that this is what the author tried to do So a good read but with a few reservationsARC from NetGalley

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Little Mercies Free read Þ 109 Veteran social worker Ellen Moore has seen the worst side of humanity; the vilest acts one person can commit against another She is a fiercely dedicated children's advocate and a devoted mother and wife But one blistering summer day a simple moment of distraction will have repercussions that Ellen could never have imagined threatening to shatter everything she holds de. 4 stars I really liked this novel This is the first book I have read by Heather Gudenkauf and I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style The story is told from two perspectives children s advocatesocial worker mother of three Ellen and ten year old Jenny Both characters perspectives were eually interesting to me I was drawn into their lives right from the start It was an intense highly emotional story that pulled at my heartstrings I was on edge while reading Ellen s story my mouth hanging open in shock as I felt I personally witnessed the tragedy that happened to her I felt so involved in the story that I wanted to jump into her life and somehow save the horrific situationJenny was a ten year old girl abandoned by her mother at an early age and left under the care of her alcoholic neglectful father My heart broke for her many times as she lived through things that no one should ever have to endure One of the main themes in this novel is the struggle that women and men have creating a worklife balance The terrible tragedy that occurred in this book was a direct result of a mother being pulled in too many directions putting the majority of her focus on work and losing focus on her family Reading this novel made me reflect on my own life and feel thankful for my current situation I am so grateful and happy with my decision to give up my career and be a stay at home mom It wasn t an easy decision but one that I am thankful I made I know many people might not agree with this or may be offended by it but it s just my opinion and I certainly don t think negatively of mothers who keep their careers while parenting young children Some mothers and fathers don t have a choice so I feel very fortunate and appreciative that my situation allows me to stay at home with my children For a lot of women and men I think it is challenging to juggle a high pressure career and parenthood It is next to impossible to give 100% of yourself to your job while at the same time giving 100% to your family one or the other usually suffers as this book shows in detail I admire the people who seem to truly pull it off it s not an easy feat Another theme in this book is the strength of the motherchild bond This was also one of the main themes in the novel The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle which I recently read It is proven that a child is willing to endlessly forgive neglectful and abusive situations imposed on them by their mother if it means they can stay with them The love that a child has for their mother is irrepressible they will continuously excuse and protect their mother I am baffled and fascinated by this notion that children will choose to remain in a harmful situation if it means they can stay with their mother such power a mother holds These abused innocent children can come up with endless excuses to justify the neglectful behaviours and constantly hope their mother will change for the better It s simply heartbreakingThe writing of this story was 5 stars for me I will definitely be reading of Gudenkauf s books What prompted me to drop one star was some of Ellen s choices toward the end of the novel as well as some convenient situations that occurred at the end The terrible tragedy that Ellen endured at the start of the book was due to making the mistake of putting too much focus on work instead of family Yet toward the end of the novel she once again chooses work over family when she decides to skip the important meeting with her lawyer to instead help a neglected child While I commend her on her empathy for this child she is once again putting her own family at risk did she not learn anything from her huge mistake I was very upset and frustrated with her and I lost some sympathy for her at that point The ending also had a couple very convenient situations which took away from this being a 5 star read Overall I enjoyed this book and would recommend it

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Little Mercies Free read Þ 109 Ar and trapping her between the gears of the system she works forMeanwhile ten year old Jenny Briard has been living with her well meaning but irresponsible father since her mother left them sleeping on friends' couches and moving in and out of cheap motels When Jenny suddenly finds herself on her own she is forced to survive with nothing but a few dollars and her stre. The early morning rush was nothing new for dedicated social worker Ellen Moore Adam her husband and their three children all went in different directions most days so leaving Adam at home with the children while she rushed off to work knowing she was going to be late yet again was normal But Ellen had a phone call from the young daughter of a client and her immediate response was to change directions and head for the house hoping desperately that she wasn t too lateThe heat was blistering the air heavy and relentless but Ellen and the police did their best under bad circumstances It was only the disturbance behind them the smashing and yelling of frantic voices which alerted Ellen to a problem And her life changed and shattered in that instant Jenny Briard was ten years old and her love for her irresponsible father was real But when they were separated and Jenny was on her own in a bus heading away from him she wasn t sure what to do Older than her years through necessity she was usually smart enough to keep herself safe and hidden when she encountered the kindness of a waitress it meant everything to Jenny but could she trust her Little Mercies is another brilliant psychological thriller by Heather Gudenkauf every book I ve read by this author has been to the same standard high Gripping and intense the plot is one that sadly could and has happened on many occasions The emotional tension the heartache the guilt and trauma it s all there I have no hesitation in recommending Little Mercies highly


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    (KINDLE) Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf As someone who holds a Bachelors in Social Work and is currently working on a Masters I was VERY excited to read Little Mercies I was pumped to read a book about a Social Worker a self proclaimed advocate for children I was extremely disappointed I should start by saying that I've read one of Gudenkauf's other books and I was less than impre

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  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Little Mercies
  • Heather Gudenkauf
  • English
  • 13 June 2020
  • 9780778316336