CrossBooks is pleased to announce the nationwide release of Lenora Livingston’s debut novel, Where’s Stephanie? A Story of Love, Faith, and Courage, that shines a light on one woman’s deeply personal quest to stop an abortion and to know the child whose life is spared. The book’s theme is bold and clear: As long as there is life, there is hope.
Where’s Stephanie? introduces Anna Weber whose son, Ian, is already engaged to another woman when he learns that a former girlfriend is pregnant with his child. In a dramatic act, Anna prevents her grandchild from being aborted but still has to weather the emotions of not being in the baby girl’s life when the mother puts little Stephanie up for adoption.
Allowed to write Stephanie a letter for her Social Services file that does not share identifiable information, Anna nevertheless places clues in her letter, hoping her grandchild will someday seek her birth family. As the story grows and the lives of grandmother and granddaughter draw remarkable parallels from a distance, Livingston’s writing captures the real emotions of the situation, from the birth family’s sense of loss to the adoptive family’s newfound joy.