The Night the Angels Came by Cathy Glass

The Night the Angels Came

By Cathy Glass

  • Release Date: 2011-09-15
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 41 Ratings
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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.



‘A moving read that Cathy Glass fans will devour.’ The Sun


‘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

About the author

Cathy has been a foster carer for over 20 years, during which time she has looked after more than 70 children, of all ages and backgrounds. Cathy runs training courses on fostering for her local Social Services, and helps draft new fostering procedures and guidelines. She has three teenage children of her own; one of whom was adopted after a long-term foster placement. The name Cathy Glass is a pseudonym.


  • personal, and emotional

    By Snow_season
    what a personal and emotional memoir from Cathy Glass, a foster carer and her friendship/relationship with one of the foster child and also his parent. Its a book that i needing to read in parts. too afraid of the ending, too fearful for the end.
  • The Night The Angels Came

    By Papaz_Angel
    Very moving, emotional but well worth reading!
  • The Night the Angels came

    By Jennifer Wrens
    Once again I spent the weekend in tears.Cathy Glass you are one amazing person. Even though the book was just so sad I really enjoyed reading it. I will now pluck up enough courage to read the the next one. I just hope I do not go through another box of tissues.
  • The Night The Angels Came

    By SylviaMelbourne
    Truly amazing! I could not put this book down. I don't normally cry watching movies or reading books, but this one broke my heart!
  • Such an emotional read

    By Daalley
    I bawled my eyes out reading this book
  • Must read!

    By Mzduki
    Moving! Brought me to tears several times! Loved it!
  • The night the angels came

    By Bakesxxxoo
    Sometimes a little repetitive.
  • Brilliant!

    By Grannyxxx
    I emailed cathy a while ago, and she replied, I have since read 3 more of her books... and this will be the next. Thanks Cathy xx