Rocked by the tragedy in their small town, both women discovers that amidst the pain of living with loss, dreams still can come true. Stillwater tides focuses on members of the small knit community as they learn to heal. Included is an excerpt from Stillwater Deep – the next in the series. Note: this was previously published as Dreams of Stillwater.
Stillwater Tides Stillwater Bay Series Book 2 #ad - Every day she wonders if today is the final straw for Paige and if she’ll walk away – leaving Camille alone. That kind of guilt doesn’t go away and in fact, it holds the power to destroy lives. Camille bloomin struggles to give her sister time to grieve while keeping their business afloat. What kind of life can you live when you know you should be dead? What happens when all your dreams fall apart and it’s a struggle just to get through each day?Grace Bryar is only alive because she called in sick to work and convinced her best friend to go in her place.
Same story, different cover and title.
Stillwater Deep Stillwater Bay Series Book 3Steena Holmes Press Inc. #ad - The secret jordan's keeping is too much to carry and he needs to confess - but Charlotte won't let him. While charlotte is trying to remain strong, her husband is slowly falling apart. Everyone knows nothing good ever comes from keeping secrets. The secret charlotte is keeping is this: she knows why Gabriel Berry went into the school with a gun and it's all her husband's fault.
Is the truth worth the cost? Charlotte isn't so sure. Stillwater tides focuses on members of the small knit community as they learn to heal. Fans of jodi picoult and elin hilderbrand will fall in love with this story set in the town of Stillwater Bay, a final continuation of bestselling author Steena Holmes heart-touching series of the devastating aftermath of a small town school shooting.
Stillwater Deep Stillwater Bay Series Book 3 #ad - Control-focused charlotte stone, mayor of Stillwater Bay, unravels little by little as the secrets become too much for her to carry. If he tells the truth it would destroy their town and all those they consider friends. Hidden truths are unspoken lies. Or what others might call secrets. One of their own had gone into a local elementary school with a gun and too many lives were lost.
Or trying to.
Stillwater Shores Stillwater Bay SeriesSteena Holmes Press Inc. #ad - You will see what their lives were like BEFORE the storm that rocked their little community descended upon them. This is the prequel to Stillwater Rising. Note: this story was originally titled BEFORE THE STORM. No one expected their lives to be torn apart, their friendships tested in one short minute when their town is rocked by a danger lurking in their tight-knit community.
This story gives you a glimpse into the town of Stillwater Bay and its residents. Their monthly girls' night was coming up and they couldn't wait to get together. Before the first shots are fired within the walls of Stillwater Elementary School, life went on as normal for five women who were close friends.
Stillwater Shores Stillwater Bay Series #ad - They all needed this night to run away and be carefree - from their husbands, their children, their church - with no expectations, no responsibilities, where they weren't mothers or wives. Fans of jodi picoult and elin hilderbrand will fall in love with this series that sets the stage for Stillwater Rising, from NY Times bestselling author Steena Holmes.
Please note: This was once titled Before the Storm. 5 women. Five women bonded by friendship, there for each other no matter the storms that came. Five women who had no idea their lives were about to be destroyed. Five women bonded by friendship.
Stillwater RisingLake Union Publishing #ad - Meanwhile, her best friend, the school principal, struggles to keep the town together, and Charlotte’s husband, Mayor Charlotte Stone, may not be the hero everyone thinks him to be. Jenn and charlotte’s relationship is put to the ultimate test as each weighs her own interests against the bonds of their friendship.
. Yet charlotte is equally desperate to hold the town together, fighting the school closure and helping the shooter’s mother regain her place in the community. As they try to heal from this irrevocable trauma, Jenn and Charlotte find themselves at a crossroads—within the town and within their friendship.
Stillwater Rising #ad - After losing her son in an elementary school shooting that devastates the tight-knit community of Stillwater Bay, Jennifer Crowne finds herself unable to settle back into her role of perfect stay-at-home mom and committee organizer. For jenn, there is no going back, broken and grieving, and she demands that the school be closed so that she can bury the past.
Dear Jack Finding Emma SeriesSteena Holmes #ad - 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. Were you one of the readers who wanted to know about the story behind Dottie and Doug? This is where you'll find out.
Please note this novella is only 10, 000 words long and is meant as a companion to Finding Emma. Bonus material included — excerpt from Emma's Secret! 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. While jack is away, she keeps a journal full of letters for Jack, for him to read when he comes home.
Dear Jack Finding Emma Series #ad - 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. Except, word comes that Jack has gone missing and leaves Dottie to fend for herself. When jack goes off to war, Dottie is left behind having to be strong for their young daughter, Mary.
Megan's Hope: a Finding Emma novella Finding Emma Series Book 5Steena Holmes #ad - 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. Enjoy! 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 and lots of it. Each of the monthly stories found in this novella were available to Steena’s newsletter subscribers as a special bonus but now they are available for everyone.
Dottie's Memories Finding Emma seriesSteena Holmes #ad - 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.
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! .
Finding EmmaLake Union Publishing #ad - 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 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. 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. 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.
Finding Emma #ad - Meanwhile, jack is beginning to question his wife’s secrecy about their adored granddaughter, in the same small town, Emmie. A mother’s near-obsessive devotion to her missing daughter threatens to destroy more than one family. Megan is the harried but happy stay-at-home mother of three little girls living in a small town.
Emma's Secret: A Novel Finding Emma Book 2Lake Union Publishing #ad - And in the middle of everything, Megan’s best friend has become suddenly distant and secretive. And peter must decide between the happiness of his youngest daughter and the trust of his family. For two years, dream of nothing but being reunited with the family’s youngest child, Emma, Megan, Alexis and Hannah, and their two older daughters, Peter, who was kidnapped just before her third birthday.
She is quiet and withdrawn, worst of all, and, longs for the very people who kidnapped her. She barely remembers her parents or her older sisters. 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.
Emma's Secret: A Novel Finding Emma Book 2 #ad - But emma is vastly different from the sunny toddler they remember. Megan is consumed with bitterness, while Peter works later and later nights in the company of his gorgeous business partner. Then a chance encounter in town leads to a secret that changes everything again for Emma.
The Forgotten Ones: A NovelLake Union Publishing #ad - A spellbinding novel about an unspeakable secret that could destroy a family, from the New York Times bestselling author of Finding Emma. Elle is a survivor. Racked by grief, regrets, an imaginary friend, he has a tale of his own to tell Elle: about her mother, and a haunted conscience, and two strangers who came to the house one night and never left.
As elle’s past unfolds, so does the truth—if she can believe it. She’s managed to piece together a solid life from a childhood of broken memories and fairy tales her mom told her to explain away bad dreams. She must face the reasons for her inexplicable dread. As dark as they are, elle must listen…before her grandfather’s death buries the family’s secrets forever.
The Forgotten Ones: A Novel #ad - It’s just another of so many unanswered questions she grew up with in a family estranged by silence and secrets. Elle’s world turns upside down when she receives a deathbed request from her grandfather, a man she was told had died years ago. But weekly visits to her mother still fill Elle with a paralyzing fear she can’t explain.
Abby's JourneyLake Union Publishing #ad - Abby longs to forge out on her own and see the world after a childhood trapped indoors: she suffers from bronchopulmonary dysplasia, which means a case of the sniffles can rapidly escalate into life-threatening pneumonia. But when abby’s doctor declares her healthy—for now—her grandmother Millie whisks her away to Europe to visit the Christmas markets that her mother cherished and chronicled in her travel journals.
Abby’s father, has raised his precious daughter himself, Josh, but his overprotectiveness has become stifling. Despite her father’s objections, abby and millie embark on a journey of discovery in which Abby will learn secrets that force her to reevaluate her image of her mother and come to a more mature understanding of a parent-child bond that transcends death.
Abby's Journey #ad - New york times and usa today bestselling author Steena Holmes offers a tender and heartfelt exploration of parental love and a daughter’s longing for connection in the poignant next chapter following Saving Abby. Twenty-year-old abigail turner has only known her mother, videos, Claire—who died shortly after she was born—through letters, postcards, and journals.