SAV­ING ABBY

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All chil­dren’s book il­lus­tra­tor Claire Turner ever wanted was to be a mother. Af­ter six years of try­ing to con­ceive, she and her hus­band, Josh, have fi­nally ac­cepted that she will never be preg­nant with a child of their own.

Yet once they give up hope, the cou­ple gets the mir­a­cle they’ve been wait­ing for. For the first few months of her preg­nancy, Claire and Josh are liv­ing on cloud nine. But when she be­gins to ex­pe­ri­ence de­bil­i­tat­ing headaches, blurred vi­sion, and even faint­ing spells, the soon-tobe mother goes to the doc­tor and re­ceives a ter­ri­fy­ing di­ag­no­sis. Since any treat­ment could put their un­born baby’s life at risk, the Turn­ers must care­fully weigh their lim­ited op­tions. And as her symp­toms worsen, Claire will have to make an im­pos­si­ble de­ci­sion: Save her own life, or save her child’s?

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