With Emma’s Secret releasing in 11 days, I’ll admit I’ve been on pins and needles waiting to see what reviews have to say about this novel. I wrote this story for my readers, for those (for you) who fell in love with a little girl named Emma and the Papa she loves most.

So many of you emailed me, posted on my website and on my facebook page letting me know how much you loved Finding Emma and more importantly, why you loved it so much. Over and over I was asked if I wrote this story from personal experience. I’m so thankful to say no. But I did write it from a mother’s heart.

Emma’s Secret is a story about hope. It’s a story about secrets and how damaging they can be to relationships. It’s about fears that are debilitating to the body and soul. But more importantly, it’s about a mother’s fear that even though her deepest wish came true, maybe she wasn’t deserving enough for it to be real.

I am participating in a blog tour where advanced copies of Emma’s Secret have gone out to reviewers for an honest review. This is why I’ve been so worried. What if the story I wrote doesn’t meet my readers expectations. Today, the first official review for Emma’s Secret is out and I’m off to go buy some chocolate to celebrate!

I’ve posted just a little smidgen of what was said. Why don’t you go over and take a look at the full review and leave a comment 🙂


“The book Finding Emma was a wonderful story.  I wasn’t sure it could be followed up by an equally excellent book, but Steena Holmes did it!  You could read this book alone, but it is sooo much better if you read Finding Emma first.  I highly recommend them both! Five Chairs – This book is so good it will be passed on and on and on…”

~ Ope’s Opinions