“Saving Abby” made me very emotional. I am like Claire in the regard that I have been trying to conceive and have been unsuccessful. Unless you have been through it, you really have no idea what a roller coaster it is. As Claire and her husband went on their travels I planned along with them and was able to understand and empathize with them. I was so happy when Claire got pregnant. It was like a weight was going to be lifted off of their marriage and their relationships. Then Claire got sick.
My husband could not believe how this book made me happy one day, and so sad the next. I found myself counting days with Claire and I was so happy when the baby was delivered. I loved the name they picked too, and where they got it from. I should have stopped reading the book here, but I couldn't. The last few pages gave me goosebumps, and are again as I write this review.
I hope that the little touches at the end of the story make a comeback in the next book in the series. I am giving this book a 5/5.
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.