Title: Saving Abby
Author: Steena Holmes
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publish Date: May 31, 2016
What's the Story?:
From Goodreads.com: "All children’s 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.
once they give up hope, the couple gets the miracle they’ve 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 baby’s 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 child’s?"
My Two Cents:
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
definitely a tearjerker and as a mother it definitely brought tears to
my eyes. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to struggle with
something like this when you're trying to have a child. All in all, I
really liked the book. I really appreciated that the way that the author
was able to elicit my emotions throughout the book. This book
definitely pulled on my heartstrings.
I liked the characters but
both of the main characters Josh and Claire seemed a little flat to me.
I would like to get to know both of the characters a little bit better
in order to understand them better and perhaps even feel for them a bit
more. Rheir situation is so heartbreaking that you are still pulled into
the story. Overall, I thought this was a good book especially if you're
looking for a good cry.