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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:366
  • Format:Hardcover
  • eBook ISBN:9781543970968
  • Hardcover ISBN:9781543970951

Holding On To Hope

by Lisa Mercado-Fernandez View author's profile page

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In a hospital waiting room Nicholas Garrett paces. Just a day ago his life was filled with joy and excitement as he and his wife, Hope, anticipated the birth of their twins. With hopes and dreams they restored their newly purchased dream house and plan for their future. Due to complications during delivery, Nick is suddenly separated from Hope who begins to seizure while his twins are taken to a neonatal until. Unable to understand what happened or why his wife is suddenly in a coma , Nick struggles to meet his children without the love of his life by his side. With only a few weeks before Christmas, Nick questions his beliefs and searches for answers to his past in order to prepare himself for the possibility of having to raise his twins alone. In those few days Nick attempts to find the meaning of Faith in order to cope with the unthinkable and all he can do is hold on to hope.
With only a week before Christmas, Nicholas Garrett is second-guessing everything he has ever done as he looks for someone to blame for his present situation. Just two weeks ago he and his wife Hope were filled with excitement and joy awaiting the birth of their twins. During the delivery, Hope's blood pressure unexpectedly spikes and causes Hope to go into a seizure. As the surgeons struggle to stabilize her and deliver the twins safely, Nick is removed from the operating room. Unable to help the woman he loves, Nick is desperate to understand why she is in a coma. Unable to see his twins without his wife by his side he questions his faith. Coming from a home that had an absent Jewish father and a struggling catholic mother, his brother is the only family that remains. As Nick attempts to figure out what he believes in and which faith makes the most sense, the world prepares to welcome the child in a manger. Pressed for time with a heartbreaking decision to make, Nick continues to hold on to hope.
About the author
Lisa Mercado Fernandez is the author of The Shoebox and The Eighth Summer. Born in NY, and residing in Bucks County,PA with her family Lisa writes about the moments that matter and what truly defines us. Her characters are memorable and her stories are heartwarming and relatable. Lisa writes about settings that are familiar and dear to her like Cape May, NJ and Bucks County. If you wish to find out more about Lisa go to

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