Jaclyn’s Review: Saving Abby by Steena Holmes

Saving Abby
written by Steena Holmes
published by Lake Union Publishing, 2016

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Did I enjoy this book? I liked this book up until the very end. I liked the characters, and the plot was pretty routine. Claire and Josh want to have a baby but struggle to conceive. As soon as they give up hope–boom, she’s pregnant! And before they can celebrate–boom, she has brain cancer! Everything that you expect to happen next does.


Would I recommend it? It was touching and sad–so buyer beware. I was entertained while reading it, so it wasn’t a bad book. I was a little frustrated with the predictability of the book, but with a plot like this there isn’t really much you can do. The ending will either make you cry or roll your eyes–be prepared for both!



About the book – from Goodreads: 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?

USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Steena Holmes brings us an unforgettable story of one woman’s courage and love.


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  1. I think this sounds readable. Very intense!

    Ashley @ A Cute Angle // acuteangle.blogspot.com

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