Friday, July 20, 2012

"Finding Emma" by Steena Holmes

These are the things that keep mothers up at night. We want to do everything in our power to guide and protect our children. But's just not enough.

The product: Finding Emma by Steena Holmes is a story about a family's tragic loss and subsequent journey. Everyone deals with a loss in a different way, but for this family there is still a little hope since their little girl was kidnapped.

Megan sees her daughter Emma everywhere. She’s the little girl standing in the supermarket, the child waiting for the swings at the playground, the girl with ice cream dripping down her face. But it’s never Emma. 
Because Emma’s been missing for two years. 
Unable to handle the constant heartache of all the false sightings, Megan’s husband threatens to walk away unless Megan can agree to accept Emma is gone. Megan’s life and marriage is crumbling all around her and she realizes she may have to do the thing she dreads most: move on. 
When Megan takes a photo of a little girl with an elderly couple at the town fair, she believes it to be her missing daughter. Unable to let go, she sets in motion a sequence of events that could destroy both families lives.

What I thought: While this book was sad, the sad part is out of the way at the beginning. Most of the book is about the family trying to get back to life as normal after the disappearance of their precious daughter. From feeling fault to still seeing the girl in crowds, each member of the family deals with their feelings differently. But there is always a little feeling of hope in this family.

I really enjoyed this book, mostly because I can relate to the mother a little. Of course I've never been in a terrible circumstance like this, but I can only imagine. Her emotions make sense to me. She never gives up hope in finding her daughter again. Don't let this lead you to believe this book is just sad. It's not. There is some hope, and as the story unravels you'll be drawn right in.

Where to buy: Finding Emma is now available for purchase in stores and online.

How to connect: You can learn more about this book, the characters and the author at The story even continues a bit, and you can follow it on this site. You can also hear more from author - Steena Holmes - on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

*Disclaimer: I received this product for review. All opinions are my own.*


Steena Holmes said...

Thank you for your lovely review (what a wonderful birthday gift!)! I've added it as a link on my website, I hope that was all right.