Emma's Secret: A Novel
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... show more
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 She is quiet and withdrawn, and, worst of all, longs for the very people who kidnapped her.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.
Publish date: 2013-06-25
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Pages no: 254
Edition language: English
I have a rule with myself...an unwritten rule of course. One that I have broken on occasion but each time I hate breaking on principle. This rule is that I do not start watching a movie unless I can watch from the very beginning (previews preferably). Once you're late coming into a movie, it's a c...
Is the story plot or character driven? Tough one. We discussed this quite a bit at the book club and each of us had a different opinion. I am going to go with plot. The entire story, and characters escalate from one particular incident which was Emma's 'kidnapping'.Is the plot well-developed? Extrem...
If you were to talk with the author, what would you want to know? Why did she choose to keep the connection with Jack? He did not question his wife's actions and dementia or not, her actions brought a lot of grief to another family so why maintain this connection that caused so much sadness in the f...
Do any characters grow or change during the course of the novel? Emma. She is taken from her real family by Dottie who has dementia. Emma becomes attached to Dottie and her husband only to be found years later and is then taken 'home'. But is home really home? It's very emotional for her to become c...
List the characters and describe them. Emma, a child who is kidnapped before her third birthday. Megan and Peter are her parents. Dottie has dementia and kidnaps Megan. She then 'pretends' that Megan is her grandchild. Jack is Dottie's husband.What was the mystery and how it was solved. The mystery ...