Holly must decide between her life and that of her unborn child. It’s a very human dilemma, beautifully and tenderly written. The author lost a child and tapped into her experience via a diary of his life and her thoughts about traveling back in time to see her son again. A magic plot device enables Holly to see the future and explore her dilemma. It plunges us into the mystique of maternal instinct and deepens the emotional impact.
Holly doesn't tell her husband. Their marriage is strong but she wants to avoid discussions. She wants to make the decision alone.