Friday, November 29, 2013

Book Review: Where Petals Fall by Melissa Foster

author disclosure

And now today I have a wonderful new book from one of our favorite authors, 
Melissa Foster!

Where Petals Fall

On the surface Junie Olson's life looks idyllic, from her handsome husband and beautiful daughter to her successful business, the bakery she'd always dreamed of opening. But in the past few months her world has slowly unraveled. Her precocious child is withdrawing, showing unexplainable signs of emotional regression, a condition that frays the bonds of Junie's once impenetrable marriage. When her father dies suddenly of a heart attack, Junie packs up her daughter and goes home to help her mother. Her homecoming stirs up memories of the nightmare she thought she had put behind her, the disappearance of her childhood friend, Ellen. Haunted by recurring memories of what happened on that fateful day, Junie must gather the courage to revisit her past and untangle the secrets surrounding her missing friend, and the trauma that has caused her little girl to climb back into herself. As the pieces come together on the event that shook her small town, and at the risk of losing everyone she loves, Junie will question everything she thought she could rely on and everyone she thought she knew.

WOW- Melissa gives us her ultimate roller coaster ride with this new book! As always her characters are amazing- they are so real, you feel like you know them, and you feel like you are part of the story, a bystander if you will, versus being a reader! Melissa's book are modern- and by that they don't always have a perfect happy ending, and this book holds true to that course. In the end though, the reader understands why the author led them down the path, and mothers will find themselves asking if they would act like Junie did, or not. It's sure to be a book you discuss with your friends and pass on to everyone you know! Another hit for Melissa and a great read this holiday season!

About the Author: 

Melissa is the founder of the Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. She also hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Nicole! I'm so glad you enjoyed Junie's story. I do try to keep the endings realistic. I think when not writing romance it's important to explore the ups and downs of ramifications:-) xox


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