I hadn’t read a Steena Holmes novel before meeting Steena at BEA in Chicago last month, and picking up an ARC of SAVING ABBY (LakeUnionPublishing). I found Steena to be an incredibly warm woman and once I started reading her book, it made sense that she should be the author writing this sensitive, heart-wrenching story.

Josh and Claire Turner have been married for six years. Josh writes children’s books focused on a little boy named “Jack” who travels the world, and Claire illustrates them. The two have been trying without success to get pregnant and have just taken an European trip to hopefully accept that fact. But once they get home, a miracle, Claire and Josh learn they are going to become parents. At the same time, Claire begins to experience increasingly debilitating headaches and fatigue, which at first everyone thinks is symptom of her pregnancy. Medical tests are performed and a diagnosis is revealed.

I’m not going to give anything away, but get some tissues and prepare to be drawn into Steena Holmes’ novel, SAVING ABBY. While reading I could physically feel a growing tension that something was wrong, and I found myself totally invested in these characters and the narrative. The book is written in short chapters, with the various characters alternating from their perspectives.

The takeaway for me after reading SAVING ABBY is just how fragile life is. I should be grateful and hold on to those I love and any feelings of happiness I’m blessed to experience. Life is a gift and it could be taken away in a split second. I think all of us need a wake-up call like SAVING ABBY once in a while. Thank you Steena Holmes, for writing such a beautiful, tender and important story.

For all things STEENA check out her website                                       Twitter  @steenaholmes     and on Facebook

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Thanks to TLC Book Tours   and Lake Union Publishing we have one copy of SAVING ABBY to giveaway. Just tell us which Steena Holmes’ novel is your favorite. If you’re like me, this is the first one you’re reading, so it’s my favorite! We’ll pick a winner Friday. Have a great day!

Steena Holmes’ TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Monday, May 30thLuxury Reading
Tuesday, May 31stReadaholic Zone
Wednesday, June 1stThoughts on This‘n That
Thursday, June 2ndKritter’s Ramblings
Monday, June 6thReading Cove Book Club
Thursday, June 9thA Chick Who Reads
Friday, June 10thNot in Jersey
Monday, June 13thFictionZeal
Monday, June 13thBooks a la Mode – guest post
Thursday, June 16thJust Commonly
Friday, June 17thGood Girl Gone Redneck
Monday, June 20thBook Mama Blog
Tuesday, June 21stThe Warlock’s Gray Book
Wednesday, June 22ndStranded in Chaos
Friday, June 24thChick Lit Central – spotlight

16 thoughts on “SAVING ABBY by Steena Holmes & GIVEAWAY

  1. I haven’t had the chance to read any of Steena Holmes’ books yet. But I look forward to doing so soon. this book sounds really good. Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  2. My favorites (!) are The Memory Child and Saving Abby. I just read Saving Abby for the second time and I cried in all the same places!! (Not entering the contest…just wanted to leave a comment.)


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