Friday, July 20, 2012

Finding Emma by Steena Holmes

From Amazon - A child torn from the arms of loving parents, a relationship torn apart from loss... 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.

I really empathized for Megan.  I think as a mother, I would always be looking for my child, no matter how long time has passed, but when it could destroy your family that is still with you, it becomes a matter of choices.  The characters in this book are realistic and fully developed, I could envision them in my mind.  I felt sorry for their other daughter, Alexis, who seems to become invisible to Emma, the missing sister.  I also empathized with Peter, Megan's husband, who, although he wanted to find Emma, believed after two years she was gone and it was time to move on with their lives.  

A parent's worst nightmare, your child missing.  Something I hope I never have to go through.  Finding Emma is a page-turning, gut-wrenching read that will burrow it's way into your heart.  

Proceeds from each book sold will be donated to Missing Children's Society of Canada - - an organization dedicated to reuniting families. 

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

No comments:

Post a Comment

The old grey donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, "Why?" and sometimes he thought, "Wherefore?" and sometimes he thought, "Inasmuch as which?" and sometimes he didn't quite know what he was thinking about.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to leave a comment. It's appreciated.