In The Best Interest of the Child

In The Best Interest of the Child Severely injured in an accident that forever changed her life year old Olivia becomes another faceless underserved child in foster care With no time to mourn or grieve the young girl is easy pre

  • Title: In The Best Interest of the Child
  • Author: Felicia Denise
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Severely injured in an accident that forever changed her life, 10 year old Olivia becomes another faceless, underserved child in foster care With no time to mourn or grieve, the young girl is easy prey for uncaring social workers and ambivalent foster families.Olivia quickly learns to hold her tongue and mask her emotions Even when exposed to neglect, bullying, and assauSeverely injured in an accident that forever changed her life, 10 year old Olivia becomes another faceless, underserved child in foster care With no time to mourn or grieve, the young girl is easy prey for uncaring social workers and ambivalent foster families.Olivia quickly learns to hold her tongue and mask her emotions Even when exposed to neglect, bullying, and assault, no one seems to care Holding fast to the teachings of her late father, Olivia ages out of the system broken, but no longer a victim.Now a successful child advocate attorney, Olivia is a passionate voice for children However, a routine case assignment by the court plunges Olivia back into the trauma of her childhood If she doesn t face her demons, a child will be sent into foster care, and Olivia will lose the only chance at love she s ever had or wanted.Foster care for her young client is not an option But Olivia s emotional scars run even deeper than she realized Reconciling with her past means Olivia must confront the one woman she blames for her battered soul.A woman who has no idea who Olivia isTE This book is intended for 18 only due to language, sexual activity and scenes of child abuse and near rape Those with emotional triggers should reconsider purchasing this bookVISED January 2017.

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    1. Title: In The Best Interest of The ChildAuthor: Felicia DeniseGenre: Women’s Fiction/Psychological/RomanceRating: 5 Wholehearted ♥‘sI want my own Bellamy! Before you get any ideas, it’s not just for the man, himself – but his entire cray-cray, laugh-out-loud, we do everything with passion family! Grab your box of Kleenex, you’re going to cry, especially when you laugh. Grab your beverage of choice and a guilty pleasure kind of snack, because oh yeah…it’s that kind of book.Olivia [...]

    2. I was given a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.“In The Best Interest of the Child” is a romance/psychological novel by Felicia Denise. Olivia Chandler, the protagonist, is a child advocate attorney with a difficult past. At the age of ten, she was involved in a car accident which resulted in having her entered into the foster care system. She suffers through years of abuse and is nearly raped but when she leaves foster care she is determined to become a child attorney. [...]

    3. I fell upon this book by chance, seeing it listed under the 'customers also bought' category. The title just drew me in, and the story that followed did much the same thing. It didn't matter that I knew nothing about the topic (foster care and the legal system in the US) because the author filled in the gaps for me, but she did it through an engrossing story and a shedload of captivating characters. Olivia Chandler is not your everyday child advocate; she doesn't just empathise with these kids, [...]

    4. LOVED IT!! In The Best Interest of the Child by Felicia Denise is a powerhouse novel, overflowing with emotion and real life messages that quite frankly NEED to be said. This book gives insight into legal AND personal prospective when it comes to DCS and the U.S. foster program. It does it in such a way that makes you feel very personally attached, not only with facts but also with very heart wrenching emotion. The main character, Olivia Chandler, is a very prominent child advocate attorney, and [...]

    5. In The Best Interest of You to Read This Book! Debut novelist Felicia Denise definitely knows how to capture her readers’ attention with the depths of the characters she presents along with the layers of subplots that support the main storyline very well.Without giving away too many Easter eggs, Olivia Chandler, lawyer and child advocate, is a complicated and tough woman who has no time for games. But the reader soon discovers the "why" behind Olivia's approach to life and those around her. It [...]

    6. FunThis story explores and interesting topic, family court, that frequently is cited as not in the best interests of children. One attorney made a difference. I wish this was an example of things to come but I really am afraid this wonderful story is an exception rather than the rule.

    7. This story is full of heart. Olivia is a woman who works so hard to protect children but she carries the weight of her past and we wonder if she'll ever find love and happiness. That's until Bruce.

    8. Book Title: In the Best Interest of the Child #1 Book Author: Felicia DeniseGenre: Women’s Fiction, Contemporary FictionSource: K.U. Rating: 5 starsNOTE: This book is intended for 18+ only due to language, sexual activity and scenes of child abuse and near-rape. Those with emotional triggers should reconsider purchasing this book.Side note: R&R Blog Tours shared with me a sign-up for a cover reveal for the second book in the series by Felicia Denise. I decided to read the first book be [...]

    9. A dedicated child lawyer finds love and healing A sweet (and spicy) love story housed within a story of child protection. Olivia had faced the dangers when child protection falls short of its goals. She passionately commits to protecting children through the practice of law. The legal pieces were my favorite, the spots where the writing really glimmers. As a warning, there are two explicit sex scenes, which took me by surprise. Overall, a lovely story about how we can (and should) protect our ch [...]

    10. Fantastic debut for Felicia Denise. Incredible character study. Olivia is an advocate for children not only in her work but in all of her life. Now face to face with a client who’s story is a mirror of her life, Olivia must revisit her past or never move beyond it. Without meaning to, she allows Bruce into her life and it will never be the same. Two hearts moving past issues of being abandoned to give each other new life.

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