Jul 3, 2012

Finding Emma by Steena Holmes

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.

Author of the new heart wrenching story “Finding Emma“, Steena is a woman who believes that ‘in the end, all things succumb…to the passions of your heart’. Steena’s life revolves around her family, friends and fiction. Add some chocolate into the mix and she’s living the good life. She took those passions and made them a dream come true by pouring her heart into each of her stories.

Proceeds from each book will be donated to The Missing Children’s Society of Canada – an organization dedicated to reuniting families. Visit www.mcsc.ca for more information.

Author’s Website: www.steenaholmes.com

I can't imagine how any parent can deal with having a child missing from their family circle.  Not knowing where they are or if they are being mistreated must be the absolute hardest thing in the world.

This heart-wrenching story of little Emma who was taken from her family and disappears without a trace, is one that I won't soon forget.  Seeing things from the perspective of Emma's mother Megan was an open and transparent look at how devastating something like this would be to the entire family.

Megan's friends and family think she is so totally obsessed with finding little Emma, almost to the point of abandoning the needs of her children and her husband. She refuses to go for counseling and adamantly refuses any medication that would supposedly help her deal with the loss of Emma.

The other side of the story is just about as heart-wrenching as the story of Emma's biological family.   It is hard to say more without giving away spoilers, but I couldn't help but feel compassionate and understanding towards the persons responsible.

So many stories of child abduction end in heartbreak and pain, and while this is a painful story ... it also offers hope and healing for hurting families.

I highly recommend this book, and will be purchasing several copies for friends, in support of a very worthy cause ... The Missing Children’s Society of Canada.

Disclosure: Book received courtesy of SparkPoint PR and the author, in exchange for my honest review.

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