Holding On

Holding On, the sequel to Meant To Be — available at all major retailers in e-book and paperback.


When you have everything you’ve ever dreamed of, the hard part is Holding On.

British NYU professor Daniel Gardner thinks life can’t get better than the day his three-year-old stepdaughter, Ella, calls him Daddy for the first time. Then his wife Marienne tells him she’s pregnant. Daniel is thrilled, but worried about Marienne’s health. Not wanting to cause her stress he turns to writing to calm his nerves. He pens a screenplay, thinking it’s nothing more than a mental health exercise, but when a colleague reads it and hands it to a producer, it turns into a production contract. Daniel accepts the offer and transfers to a teaching position at Dartmouth, hoping that small town living and a shorter commute will simplify his life.

As he attempts to juggle his new responsibilities he gets an unexpected letter from Roger, the father he never knew. For the first time since they met, Daniel and Marienne are at odds; she wants him to give Roger a chance but Daniel wants nothing to do with the man he thinks abandoned his mother. As Daniel and Marienne struggle they must contend with interference from Daniel’s sexy ex-wife, who appears to want him back, and a handsome, all-too-helpful single dad who desires Marienne as more than a play-date pal. They must both confront deep-seated issues with trust and acceptance if they’re going to find a way to make their marriage work and hold on to the love they share.

5 Responses to Holding On

  1. Eileen says:

    I am looking forward to reading more about Daniel and Marienne. Just finished reading Meant to Be and loved it! Great job. Come on Nov 26th.

    • karenstivali says:

      Thank you so much! This comment made my day! I’m so happy to hear that you loved Meant To Be. There’s plenty more Daniel and Marienne coming in Holding On. I’ll be putting up the blurb and a sneak peak here in a few weeks and you may want to check back to see if I do a giveaway of an early copy! (Hint, hint) :) May I ask how you heard about Meant To Be?

  2. Elizabeth Murphy says:

    I love “Meant To Be” !!! I was so excited when I got to the end of the book and realize that there is a sequel (and that was 2 months ago).. Have been holding my breathe since then. Can’t wait to get my hands on this book!!!! :)

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