Review - Saving Abby by Steena Holmes

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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.
Yet 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?

About the Author:
With her passion for storytelling, Steena Holmes took her dream of being a full-time writer and made it a reality, writing her first novel while working as a receptionist. Her novels have won awards, such as:
2012 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK Award for her bestselling novel Finding Emma 
2015 USA BOOK NEWS Award for The Word Game, 
2015 USA BOOK NEWS finalist for The Memory Child.
Now both a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, with over a million copies sold, Steena continues to write stories that touch every parents heart in one way or another.

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My Take on the Book:
This started off as a slow read for me, but once that ended, it got very interesting. There were some aspects of Josh and Claire Turner that I couldn't identify with. Despite Millie Jack's nonchalance, she has some of her own secrets. There were some things that I wish could have happened in the novel; though I understand why they didn't; which makes me wonder what happens to that aspect of the story after the novel ends. I ended up giving this a 4 star rating. I got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:
I'm so happy that I requested this book on Netgalley. There was a scene in this book that brought back a particular memory that I smiled at.