Every once in a while an author comes along that writes stories that will not only entertain but also truly touch the heart. Ms. Steffen is one of these authors. "Life Happens" is a story that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you believe in the power of love.
Mya Donohue is in her late thirties, owns her own business and is engaged to a handsome E.R. doctor. What she doesn't have is peace in her heart. She should love Jeff but she doesn't. She cares for him, but she loved once and she won't do it again. Her friends think she's off her rocker, and her mom doesn't have much to say at all. Then everything changes on a dark rainy night. Her past comes back, and she has no idea that the little baby girl she gave up for adoption nineteen years earlier would ever come knocking on her door, let alone have a baby girl of her own. Mya also has no idea that her life is about to change...but life is like that...it just happens.
See Elle is sick with cancer and she wants to find someone that will take care of her baby when she's gone. What she finds instead is a family she thought she'd never have, strength, acceptance, and she helps bring back together her birth parents. They never stopped loving each other and when Dean Laker is faced with his two ladies, all bets are off. He won't loose either one of them a second time.
This story will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you look at your life. Ms. Steffen truly creates characters that jump right off the page and into your heart. This character driven story will stay with the reader long after the final word is read. This read is heart-warming, heart breaking, and a true celebration of life. Ms. Steffen is an author that I highly recommend...just have a rather large box of Kleenex on hand.
Loved it. So heart-felt! I am so addicted to these NEXT books. This one in particular just melted my heart.
Just finished this book. What can I say? Well, the characters jumped off the page at me and I loved each of them. The story was interesting and involved. I lived it, and enjoyed it very much. (Crying and laughing 'enjoyment'.) Mya was introduced first, then Ella and Kaylie, and finally Dean. I won't spoil the ending for you, so I can't say more. My second NEXT book - both excellent.
Great story of a broken family reuniting. It seemed like it could have happened -- nothing hokey, genuine emotions.
Very good book, highly recommend.
This book was sad and happy. It was a tale of a girl given up for adoption finding her real family because she has cancer and need blood relatives for donations. I have never read her before and would definitely read more of her work.
She's hiding something ... Well, everyone is hiding something - but Mya Donahue's secret is knocking on the front door, in no uncertain terms. Mya is about to answer to the daughter she'd given birth to nineteen years ago, and Elle has news for her biological mother. Mya is not only a mom, but a grandmother too. And Elle isn't sticking around for long. She can't
Offering Mya their assistance are her best friends - the only ones who will dare tell her the truth in unmitigated terms; her mother - a woman still sowing her own share of wild oats; and Elle's father - a man of few words, but usually memorable ones, at that.
I enjoyed her writing and would read more. Woman's 19 year old daughter given for adoption)shows up, also pregnent.
This was a very good book;one that was hard to put down. It was the first book I have read by this author so I will definitely be checking to see if she has written anymore.