Stella MacLean just keeps getting better! I thoroughly enjoyed her debut novel Heart of My Heart and thought it would be a tough act to follow, but Ms. MacLean did an amazing job, delivering a heartwarming hybrid of category romance and emotionally charged women's fiction.
When her first grandson is born and named for her late husband, Emily Martin finds herself drawn out of grieving and back into life. The process is helped along by a series of letters she finds written by Andrew during the final months of his life. Through those letters, we see Emily and Andrew's marriage unfold, with its all its joys and challenges. Drawing upon those experiences, Emily is able to work through new challenges in her present life and the lives of her children and even take the first steps toward a new beginning that is waiting for her.
Once again Stella MacLean impressed me with how effortlessly she could weave past and present events together to create a compelling story. This book is rich with emotional truth that I could relate to my own life. Though it deals with a heart-wrenching subject, the story was very uplifting with lots of surprises, funny moments and a wonderful ending. Baby In Her Arms shows how much effort and courage and sacrifice can go into creating a "happily ever after", yet the sweet rewards are well worth it!