Saturday, April 5, 2014

Emma's Secret By Steena Holmes GIVEAWAY!

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 She is quiet and withdrawn, and, worst of all, longs for the very people who kidnapped her.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.

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Growing up as a small town Canadian girl, there wasn't much to do but ride your bike, hang out with friends on the beach and daydream. I always wanted to write but never dreamed it was something I could do as a career. I love to travel and fell in love with the sheep covered hillside, old castles and romantic history of Scotland and England. I dream about waking up in Tuscany and touring small town shops in the south of France with my husband, of placing my toes in the ocean and experiencing history first hand. As a mother with three daughters, I'm learning that teaching them to pursue their dreams is a lasting legacy. I love to wake up to the Rocky Mountains, will forever enjoy the taste of coffee and chocolate and can't imagine the day when a story doesn't unfold in my heart. Living a life with passion and pursuing dreams is a life well lived.
I am here again with another one of Steena's books. As you all read in my review of her first book in this series Finding Emma I had a hard time with this one as well, the lack of editing and the abrupt ending that left me hanging in a way that is not good. I was confused so much in this book. I went into it from page wanting to love it so bad.
The covers of these books in this series are great and the synopsis for all the books are great it is just once you get into  them that it is so sad for the readers.
This is not a Christian Fiction book.
I have one more book in this series and I WILL make myself read it because the author was gracious enough to send me copies of all three books in this series.
I was given a copy of this book for my honest review.


  1. This book sounds so good but you found it lacking. Maybe the third book will be better! I think I would still like to read this book. I won't buy it but will check and see if it is in our library.

    Thanks for your honest review Mary!
    Judy B

  2. Not one I want to read but thank you for taking the time to warn us.

  3. Sounds like it could be a great book with that theme. However, if you say it is lacking, then I do not want to read it. We should be held captive with a book, not have to struggle with it. Thank you Mary for this review and your honest opinion.

    1. Mable you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  4. Thanks for letting us know about this book. Not one that I will want to read.

  5. Thanks for your review. This book would be worth trying. many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. The cover must be misleading. I love the cover on both books but I can't waste my time reading non-Christian books when there are so many good Christian ones.
    Thanks for your honest review, Mary. I'll be sure to steer clear of this novel as well.

  7. a follower of your blog. Thanks for your review. Please enter me in contest.Thank you for the opportunity to win.Have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Thanks mary for your review. Because of the topic I would still like to read it if I can win it. Thanks. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  9. Honesty is the best policy, and maybe this author will gain from your reviews of her books, Mary. It's unfair to an author or readers to gloss over a book that definitely needs some work. Thanks for your honest opinion.

  10. I am intrigued by this story and would love to read this book. Thank you for your review, Mary.