Emma’s Secret

Author: Steena Holmes
Publisher:  Amazon Publishing
Pages:  243
Genre: Contemporary Fiction                                          

Source:  BookSparks

Goodreads:      For two years, Megan, Peter, and their two older daughters, Alexis and Hannah, dream of nothing but being reunited with the family’s youngest child, Emma, who was kidnapped just before her third birthday. When Emma is miraculously found living with an elderly couple just miles from the family’s home, they are hopeful that her return will heal the wounds her disappearance created.

But Emma is vastly different from the sunny toddler they remember. She barely remembers her parents or her older sisters. She is quiet and withdrawn, and, worst of all, longs for the very people who kidnapped her.

Megan is consumed with bitterness, while Peter works later and later nights in the company of his gorgeous business partner. And in the middle of everything, Megan’s best friend has become suddenly distant and secretive.

Then a chance encounter in town leads to a secret that changes everything again for Emma. And Peter must decide between the happiness of his youngest daughter and the trust of his family.

Ope’s Opinion:  The story was very well written.  It was fascinating to see a story written about after a child returns from the kidnapping.  You read so many kidnapping stories that end when the child is returned home ( happily ever after ).  I enjoyed seeing the authentic struggle I am sure it is to put a family back together after the child is returned.  This story feels like it was written by someone who had experienced a being child returned to them.

                                 Each characters emotions were expressed.  It was written so you could feel what each child and the parents were experiencing.  Your heart was pulled in all directions.  You wanted them all to be okay and be a united family again, but it was clear it wasn’t going to be an easy road.

                                The book Finding Emma was a wonderful story.  I wasn’t sure it could be followed up by an equally excellent book, but Steena Holmes did it!  You could read this book alone, but it is sooo much better if you read Finding Emma first.  I highly recommend them both! 

Rating:  Five Chairs – This book is so good it will be passed on and on and on…

                 FTC – Disclosure of Material Connection: 
      I received one copy of this book free of charge from BookSparks. 
            I was not required to write a positive review
                 in exchange for receipt of the book;
         rather the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


12 thoughts on “Emma’s Secret

  1. I have pre-ordered this book and am counting down the days till it is released. Only 11 to go! I LOVED Finding Emma and also read the second book in the series, “Letters to Jack”. If you have not read that one, you should! Don't know when I have fallen so in love with a book series!


  2. Isn't it wonderful when you can find an author, characters and a story that you love. You don't want it to end. I will look into Letters to Jack. That would be another great read. Thanks for the suggestion.


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