After learning she's pregnant, single-mom Priscilla Macy
loads her car with eight-year-old Janie and 17-year-old
Raine Dae, a child with special needs, to head for an
adventure with Grandma Mona and Poppy (Grayson) in the back
seat. This will be the last family vacation they will take
Janie loves her family, even grouchy old Grandma Mona, who
strives to teach Janie of life's cruel twists. Janie is the
protector of her special needs sister and is always there
for Priscilla. Janie is devastated when she learns
Priscilla is considering an abortion.
Now Janie is struggling with unbelievable truths as the
task is placed upon her to convince her mother of the
mistake she will make by aborting the infant. Upon the
birth of Lilly Gray, the most amazing miracle happens to
bring into reality everything Janie has ever longed for.
This being the first novel I have ever read by Nicole
Seitz, I was completely unprepared for the essence of
the story. I found her characters to be warm, loving and
extremely tender. I thoroughly enjoyed the way she weaved
her story around the very sensitive issues. For a
fulfilling, heart-warming story, do NOT miss this novel.
Even though it's a tear-jerker, you'll walk away feeling
good after reading it. SAVING CICADAS has made me an avid
admirer of Nicole Seitz.
A novel of unconditional love and the freedom of letting
go. When single mother Priscilla Lynn Macy learns she's
having another child unexpectedly, she packs the family
into the car to escape. Eight-year-old Janie and Rainey
Dae, her seventeen-year-old sister with special needs,
embark on the last family vacation they'll ever take with
Poppy and Grandma Mona in the back seat. The trip seems
aimless until Janie realizes they are searching for the
father who left them years ago. When they can't find him,
they make their way to Forest Pines, SC. Priscilla hasn't
been to her family home in many years and finds it a mixed
blessing of hope, buried secrets, and family ghosts.
Through eyes of innocence, Janie learns the hard realities
of life and the difficult choices grownups make. And she
must face disturbing truths about the people she loves in
order to carry them in the moments that matter most.