All childrens 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 theyve 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 babys 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 childs?USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Steena Holmes brings us an unforgettable story of one womans courage and love....
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Saving Abby Reviews
Claire and Josh Turner have been married for six years. They work together writing and illustrating a series of children’s books. Both have always wanted children of their own, but have been unsuccessful in starting a family.
Together they embark on a trip to Europe visiting many cities. They use this time to explore ideas for their next book. Together, they realize that their dreams of raising their own children is not in their foreseeable future.
After the trip they find out that Claire is preg ...more
I love books that give you an impossible scenario and force you to choose which you'd pick. That's certainly true with this novel, because you don't get much worse than having to decide whether you should save your own life or your unborn baby's.
I completely adore Steena Holmes' books. They're short and easy to read, but at the same time, there is so much character development and plot packed into them. I can speed through them without feeling like quality has been sacrificed. (I also love how p ...more
I adored Saving Abby...it was emotional, heartfelt, honest and raw. Holmes has a way to write characters that touch the readers heart. She grabs the reader and causes them to ignore everything else until the reader turns the last page and sets the book down. Readers will be left feeling changed, moved....different than they were before they started Saving Abby It is more than just reading a book...it is an experience you engage in. I think Holmes keeps getting better with every book she writes. ...more
Lake Union Publishing and NetGalley provided me with an electronic copy of Saving Abby, in exchange for an honest review.
Claire and Josh Turner are a successful team, in love and in life. As the writing and illustrating duo for a series of children's books, the idea of having their own children is never far from their minds. When infertility breeds disappointment for years, the couple is on the verge of giving up hope until unexpected news changes everything. When the chance to be a mother threa ...more
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing.
This is Steena Holmes at her best. This book is written from the heart of this author. It will take you to places you have never been. You will absolutely need tissues for this one. I cried so much. The characters are well developed and believable. The storyline is heart wrenching. The story flows well from beginning to end. I could not put this book down and read it in one sitting. Claire and her husband are faced with deva ...more
Steena Holmes, when she writes books like this that are straight from the heart just creeps right inside to the readers heart and life blood, you tend to just take these characters in and want to hug them, keep them safe from harm and enjoy all the little bits of excitement of life they do, their smiles, their disappointments, their heartaches, their survival techniques.
Claire is a children's book illustrator and her husband is a children's story teller.
They work well together.
You go on their a ...more
3.5 stars. "Saving Abby" is a tearjerker of a book. After a long time of struggling with infertility, Claire and Josh finally are able to get pregnant. They are incredibly excited as their entire life shifts. Furthermore, they will do anything to ensure that the baby is born healthy so when Claire is diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain cancer, they know they have to act quickly in order to save the baby but they may not be able to save Claire in the process.
Like I said this book is d ...more
I received ARC of this from Net Galley and just can’t thank them enough for that.
At the beginning of the story, Claire and Josh Turner are traveling and have all but given up the idea of having a child of their own.
But fate has a way of intervening and when the couple returns home from their adventures, Claire finds out she is indeed pregnant. However, their excitement is short-lived as Claire is extremely tired and also experiencing very debilitating headaches.
The doctors are hopeful that it is ...more