Red Coat by Isobella Dunn is one of those stories that will tug at your heartstrings.
Sara was in the foster system when she was younger, and that fueled her during her studies to become a social worker. Because of Sara’s background, she is the best for dealing with “problem children”, or the ones who are difficult to place for whatever reason. When Rachael’s name comes across her desk, Sara is quick to try to get to the bottom of it. When Sara finds out she has more in common with Rachael than once imagined, it brings emotions to the surface that Sara thought she had gotten over some time before. With Sara’s past unraveling, will she be able to help Rachael?
As someone who would love to foster and adopt, this hurt my heart. Though I’m not sure it’s an accurate representation of the current foster system, it’s just sad to think this could ever happen to a child.
Review by Carly Vogler