Author: Steena Holmes
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Source: Steena Holmes
Goodreads: Twenty-year-old Abigail Turner has only known her mother, Claire—who died shortly after she was born—through letters, videos, postcards, and journals. Abby’s father, Josh, has raised his precious daughter himself, but his overprotectiveness has become stifling. Abby longs to forge out on her own and see the world after a childhood trapped indoors: she suffers from bronchopulmonary dysplasia, which means a case of the sniffles can rapidly escalate into life-threatening pneumonia.
But when Abby’s doctor declares her healthy—for now—her grandmother Millie whisks her away to Europe to visit the Christmas markets that her mother cherished and chronicled in her travel journals. Despite her father’s objections, Abby and Millie embark on a journey of discovery in which Abby will learn secrets that force her to reevaluate her image of her mother and come to a more mature understanding of a parent-child bond that transcends death.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Steena Holmes offers a tender and heartfelt exploration of parental love and a daughter’s longing for connection in the poignant next chapter following Saving Abby.
Ope’s Opinion: This book could be read as a stand alone, but reading Saving Abby first makes it more meaningful. Having Abby’s family background gives you more understanding to the characters in this story.
Steena Holmes wrote this in such a way that I felt each character. I understood each of their points of view. She also wrote Abby’s trip in such a way that I could see where she was – it made me want to take my own trip to see all the markets.
Once again, thank you Steena Holmes for your amazing writing!