About Saving AbbyPaperback
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (May 31, 2016)
All children’s book illustrator Claire Turner ever wanted was to be a mother. After six years of trying to conceive, she and her husband, Josh, have finally accepted that she will never be pregnant with a child of their own.
Yet once they give up hope, the couple gets the miracle they’ve been waiting for. For the first few months of her pregnancy, Claire and Josh are living on cloud nine. But when she begins to experience debilitating headaches, blurred vision, and even fainting spells, the soon-to-be mother goes to the doctor and receives a terrifying diagnosis. Since any treatment could put their unborn baby’s life at risk, the Turners must carefully weigh their limited options. And as her symptoms worsen, Claire will have to make an impossible decision: Save her own life, or save her child’s?
USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Steena Holmes brings us an unforgettable story of one woman’s courage and love.
I first read Steena Holmes' work when I reviewed her novel, "Finding Emma." So I was delighted to be able to review her latest book, "Saving Abby." As before, Holmes' storytelling skills draws the reader into the heart of the story and she delivers a beautifully told tale that is heartwarming and heart-wrenching at times.
Holmes's cast of characters are fascinating to get to know, and the plot of "Saving Abby" is compelling and sadly wonderful. As a new grandmother myself, I can't imagine the unbearable pain of the unknown that this young mother in the story goes through. This is a realistic and timely book that I'm glad I was able to share with other readers. Well done, Steena! I look forward to more of her work!
About Steena Holmes
After writing her first novel while working as a receptionist, Steena Holmes made her dream of being a full-time writer a reality. She won the National Indie Excellence Book Award in 2012 for her bestselling novel Finding Emma. Now both a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Steena continues to write stories that touch every parent’s heart in one way or another. To find out more about her books and her love for traveling, you can visit her website at www.steenaholmes.com or follow her journeys over on Instagram @steenaholmes.
Connect with Steena
Steena Holmes’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:Monday, May 30th: Luxury Reading
Tuesday, May 31st: Readaholic Zone
Wednesday, June 1st: Thoughts on This ‘n That
Thursday, June 2nd: Kritter’s Ramblings
Monday, June 6th: Reading Cove Book Club
Tuesday, June 7th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, June 9th: A Chick Who Reads
Friday, June 10th: Not in Jersey
Monday, June 13th: FictionZeal
Monday, June 13th: Books a la Mode – guest post
Tuesday, June 14th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Thursday, June 16th: Just Commonly
Friday, June 17th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Monday, June 20th: Book Mama Blog
Tuesday, June 21st: The Warlock’s Gray Book
Wednesday, June 22nd: Stranded in Chaos
Friday, June 24th: Chick Lit Central – spotlight
My thanks to TLC Book Tours for including me on this tour and to Lake Union Publishing for supplying the review copy. I was not compensated for my opinion.