Saturday, November 9, 2013

Emma's Secret

Emma's Secret
by Steena Holmes

Genre: Women's Fiction

Synopsis:  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 is 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  She is quiet and withdrawn, and, worst of all, longs for the very people who kidnapped her.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 distance 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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Review:  I love that there was a follow up to Finding Emma.  I fell in love with the family in that book and wanted to know how they coped with having their daughter back after 2 years and how Emma was able to fit into the family again.  My heart also ached for Jack, the man Emma knows as Papa as his life has completely been taken away from him.  He was such a kind, old man who made the toughest but yet best decision he could.   I wanted his happiness as well.  This story told of the trials everyone had being reunited with Emma.  It talks about the tough transitions and also how hard it was on Megan and Peter's relationship as they both seemed to think different things would help Emma.  I felt like the part with Emma's best friend was superfluous but other than that, I thought it was a great sequel.

Rating: 4 stars

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