Emma's Secret Summary & Study Guide

Steena Holmes
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"Emma’s Secret" is a novel by Steena Holmes which details the aftermath of Emma’s kidnapping and her successful return to her parents following two years away. The novel is a sequel to Holmes’s “Finding Emma.”

In “Emma’s Secret,” Emma has been home for a little more than month. Her mother Megan, her father Peter, and sisters Hannah and Alexis struggle to adjust to her return. Emma, though kidnapped, was well cared for and loved by her kidnappers, Jack and Dottie. Thus, Emma fondly refers to Jack as “Papa,” which annoys and frustrates Emma's mother. Against the advice of their family counselors, she wants to cut off as much of the past two years as possible from Emma, who is now five. Hannah blames herself for Emma’s initial disappearance, and Alexis believes that Megan doesn’t care about her and Hannah like she cares about Emma. Megan and Peter’s marriage is strained. Megan – who has been unfaithful to Peter – believes that Peter is on the verge of walking out. Jack, meanwhile, mourns the death of his wife and misses Emma.

Ultimately, Peter and Megan repair their marriage and soothe Hannah's conscience. They also reassure Alexis that they love her just as much as they love Emma. In an act of great courage and good will, Megan allows Jack back into Emma’s life, which delights Emma and helps put to rest the terror of the past two years.

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