Steena Holmes könyvei a rukkolán
Steena Holmes - Emma's Secret
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 She is quiet and withdrawn, and, worst of all, longs for the very people who kidnapped her.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.
Steena Holmes - Elena Aitken - Halfway in Between
By New York Times Bestselling author, Steena Holmes and Elena Aitken, comes their latest collaboration, sure to resonate with women everywhere. Life hasn’t been easy for Melissa Tait-Rhodes — but then, how could it be since she's been living a lie for the past ten years. A lie that has completely changed her daughter’s life and affected Parker, her brother-in-law in ways neither of them imagined. As the only one in town who shares her secret, it was natural for Melissa to lean on him. After all—he’s family. When Nikki Landon decided to say in her hometown of Halfway, Montana, things with her new boyfriend naturally became more serious. In fact, things might be getting t a lot more serious between them if it wasn’t for one thing—his all too involved sister-in-law getting in the way. But there’s more to their relationship that anyone is admitting and when Parker finally comes clean with the truth, Melissa’s carefully constructed deception begins to crumble. Secrets in a small town have a way of getting out, and if Melissa and Nikki aren’t careful, this is one secret that could destroy everything, including what they both want more than anything—to be with the one they love.
Steena Holmes - Megan's Hope
What is normal when a kidnapped daughter returns home? Emma is now home and Jack, the man Emma calls Papa is part of their family. Life should be good, right? Except Jack is dying and no one is quite ready to say goodbye. This novella follows the life of Jack and Emma throughout the past year and if you thought your heart had already broke while reading Finding Emma and Emma’s Secret - get ready. You’ll need kleenex (tissue) and lots of it.
Steena Holmes - Elena Aitken - Halfway to Christmas
Christmas has always been one of the busiest times of the year for the women of Halfway, Montana, and this year is no exception. It’s barely been a year since Nikki Landon and her son, Ryan returned to town. But a lot has happened in such a short time, and this year, with her new love by her side, the holidays are set to take on a whole new meaning. Despite how busy Becky Jennings and her husband Matt are running their tree farm, Christmas has always been a time for love, laughter and…baking. Now, with a baby on the way, their lives are about to change—but is all the stress starting to take its toll? Melissa Tait has spent the last nine years celebrating the holidays without her husband Wade. Now that he’s returned, the whole family has a lot of adjusting to do. But is it too much? After ten years away, Nyah Henderson has finally returned to Halfway to take over her father’s medical practice. As happy as she is to be home, small town life can be tough. Maybe the holiday season is just what she needs to find her way? Join the women of Halfway, Montana as they celebrate love, friendship and the benchmarks of life this holiday season while learning some hard life lessons along the way.
Steena Holmes - Finding Emma
Megan is the harried but happy stay-at-home mother of three little girls living in a small town. Her life implodes when her youngest daughter, Emma, disappears on her third birthday. Two years later, Megan is preparing to commemorate Emma’s birthday and the anniversary of her kidnapping, compelled to keep her name alive in the minds of her community and her family. Her commitment to Emma, however, borderlines on obsession as she follows the families of little girls who look like the daughter she lost. Her obsession with finding Emma has distanced Megan from both friends and family. Her two older daughters are resentful of her relentless and fruitless search for their sister, and her husband pleads with her to accept that Emma is gone so that the family can move on with their lives. Meanwhile, in the same small town, Jack is beginning to question his wife’s secrecy about their adored granddaughter, Emmie. As Dottie slips into dementia and becomes increasingly protective over Emmie, he can’t help but wonder if there could be a dark secret that Dottie is keeping from him. Jack and Megan’s worlds finally intersect at the town carnival, when Megan snaps a photograph of a little girl on her grandfather’s shoulders.
Steena Holmes - Emma nyomában
Megan a harmadik születésnapján látta utoljára a legkisebb lányát, Emmát. Azóta két év telt el, de ő még most is valamennyi szőke kislány arcában a saját lányát véli megpillantani – az élelmiszerboltban, autók ablakában, az orvosnál. Mindenáron meg akarja találni, csakhogy eltökéltsége lassan rögeszmévé válik. Ugyanabban a kisvárosban él a nyugdíjas Jack, aki bolondul kis unokájáért, Emmie-ért. Ám örömét megzavarja felesége, Dottie viselkedése, titkolózása Emmie-vel és a gyermek édesanyjával, Maryvel kapcsolatosan. Dottie-n az időskori elbutulás egyre jobban elhatalmasodik, és Jack képtelen nem gondolni arra, hogy felesége valami sötét titkot rejteget előle. Jack és Megan története a kisvárosban évente megrendezett vásár alkalmával fonódik össze, ahol Megan véletlenül lefényképezi a kislányt és a nagyszüleit – és lehet, hogy tette katasztrófához vezet, mindkét család számára.
Steena Holmes - Dottie's Memories
Did Dottie really think Emma was Mary, her long lost daughter? Have you ever wondered what went through Dottie's mind on the day she found Emma and then leading up to her death? Did she understand the magnitude of what she'd done? Why did she keep it a secret from Jack? This 5000 word excerpt contains deleted journal entries from Emma's Secret - entries that might be of interest to those who fell in love with the Finding Emma series. -- o -- o -- o -- Sales from this short excerpt will be donated to The Missing Children's Society of Canada on an ongoing basis to help reunite families. Thank you for making this possible!
Steena Holmes - Elena Aitken - Halfway to Nowhere
By USA Today Bestselling Author Steena Holmes and Elena Aitken comes their latest story sure to tug at the heartstrings of those who understand the depth of a mother's love. Nikki Landon walked away from her small town, Halfway, Montana, ten years ago, with no intentions of setting foot there again. But, when her mother dies unexpectedly, Nikki has no choice but to return, and this time with the child she was trying to hide—ten year old, Ryan. Becky Jennings is living her happily-ever-after. She’s married to the man of her dreams and even though that means being the wife of a Christmas tree farmer, she’s happy. There’s only one thing missing from her fairy-tale life: a child to hold in her arms. After countless miscarriages, she’s struggling to accept that might be one dream that will never come true. As teenagers, Nikki would have done anything to protect her best friend, Becky from heartache, which is why she left. But ten years later, there’s nowhere to hide in a small town where everyone can see the truth of the secret she can no longer keep. Could Nikki’s son be the child Becky has always longed for? And if he is, can the already fragile bond between the two friends, withstand the heartache?
Steena Holmes - Dear Jack
This novella details the relationship between Dottie and Jack, two characters who originated in Finding Emma. Dear Jack… the journal of a woman unwilling to let go. Dottie is a woman with a heart full of emotions but unable to express them unless through her journals. When Jack goes off to war, Dottie is left behind having to be strong for their young daughter, Mary. While Jack is away, she keeps a journal full of letters for Jack, for him to read when he comes home. Except, word comes that Jack has gone missing and leaves Dottie to fend for herself. She keeps hope that her husband is alive and will be coming home, until Jack’s personal effects are returned to her by a member of Jack’s unit. When Doug, her husband’s best friend, shares with her a letter Jack wrote for her in case he never came home her world falls apart and it’s all she can do to hold herself together for Mary.
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