Reviews of Megan's Way from Melissa's 2011 Blog Tour
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"This was a work of elegance, the writing was just a style of emotional grace. I recommend this to all book clubs, so much to discuss especially if it is among close friends. The mystery of the forbidden secrets unfolding, so touching, I was mesmerized. So many special moments, scenes, traditions, friendship history etc. I recommend this one to all fans of Adult Fiction.4 1/2 Great to the last drop." Tea Time with Marce, review by Marcie
"...a cast of characters so real and so flawed that you will not only feel you know them, you will feel a part of their lives." Peeking Between The Pages, review by Darlene
"With two Melissa Foster books under my reading belt I can say she is a well rounded story teller. Usually you find writers are really good with characterizations or imagery and setting. They work hard to learn the craft so that they can be balanced and write both well. Melissa Foster is already there with amazing imagery and setting talent in her writing yet she crafted diverse characters with depth and emotion. What I love about a story is when I can’t guess how it works out. In Megan’s Way I was almost cocky thinking I had the story all figured out but what a nice surprise to find it didn’t play out like I thought." Surrendered Scribe, Julie Arduini
"A truly joyful book...One I consider a must-read for teens on up! Foster has created a set of characters that we all must come to know. Becoming a Finalist in the Indie Book Awards is not a surprise. There is no way this book would not be separated out as special, fulfilling a need in all of us to know more about death and dying...and how we may find our own way to accept and overcome it! Foster takes us into the potential supernatural aspect of an individual's own will and then permitted fate to appear beyond that...allowing the Holy One of their Ritual to smooth out the edges that remained..." GA Bixler Reviews, Glenda Bixler
"Melissa Foster has given us a true-to-life rendering of the process of dying. From the earliest stages of the person’s acknowledgement of impending death, to their release of loved ones, their body and spirit; to the angst and responses of those who live with and love them, Ms Foster paints a portrait of the struggles and survivals. She understands the pain of those left behind and the awareness of those who have to do the leaving...Ms Foster is spot on in her every detail of this experience with death, in my experience...The intertwined tale of friends and surrogate family lends itself to be a realistic possibility in light of the “secrets” that people tend to hold close in relationships. While one is living, the secret is easily kept and the “family” can pretend to overlook and rationalize…but once a foundational/pivotal person is going to be removed–the structure that holds it all together is jeopardized and must be delicately “readjusted.” This is an element I’m also familiar with, personally, and one I thought Ms Foster handled elegantly." The Booking Dame
"Melissa Foster is such a talented and exceptional writer, she has written a book with such a heavy subject matter, something we all fear and dread, yet turns it around to touch our hearts with it. This is writing at its’ finest. This story will stay with you always. You will never forget this book. It puts that mark on our hearts forever. Is it any wonder this book has been adapted into a movie? Yes, it IS that good! This one is VERY EXCEPTIONAL...5 star review..." Laurie Is Here, Laurie Carlson
"I found that the beginning of the book pulled me in and the rich description and evocative, sensitive writing kept me reading...Megan's Way is a lovely, touching and sad book that is sure to stay with the reader for a long time. It would be a great one to discuss with others who have read it." Books and Other Creative Adventures, Coreena McBurnie
"Author Melissa Foster enlightens the reader as she takes us on Megan’s final journey into the other world...There is so much more that the author brings to light in this outstanding novel...An ending so riveting and explosive...You need to read this outstanding, soon to be a movie for yourself." All Genre Reviews, by Fran Lewis
"You can tell instantly that this book was lovingly written and the author has known these characters for a long time. Every good book has secrets and anticipation, and this story is chock-full of them! This is not your typical mother/daughter bonding book, but it does show you how strong of a bond a mother and child can have. The book is riveting, and I can not wait to see the movie! Hanging Off The Wire, by Haley K.
"Be warned, you will need a BOX of tissues if you are a parent, while reading this book. Foster captures the true essence of a mother wanting to protect her daughter from the pain of her loss. Her characters jump off the page and into your hearts and I truly did see a movie in my head while reading the book, so I am glad that it is in pre-production to become one! While not your typical Summer read, this is definitely a page turner that will give you pause to think about your kids and what would happen to them if you were not there. This is one of those books that when you get done with it, you will want to pass it around to your friends! I highly recommend it!" Bless Their Hearts Mom, Review by Nicole H.
"I like emotional books such as this one, and enjoyed the bond between mother and daughter. I also enjoyed the friendship aspect, and the closeness of the group. But, boy, did these friends have some skeletons in their closets! You won't believe the secrets from their pasts, which will all affect one another greatly." Steph The Bookworm
"A wonderful blend of paranormal effects melted into a women's fiction plot. Each character that made up her "family" unit was unique and genuine. I could picture some of my friends in their roles. Their close knit bonds are those that everyone craves and only a few have in their lives. The story twists and turns, but leaves you wondering.A book for both genders, but beware I definitely shed some tears and may at not the most opportune times - in a restaurant waiting for my family or at work on my lunch break." Kritter's Ramblings, by Kristin Durham
"Oh my gosh what a great book, with everyone holding secrets of their own...Definitely a book I would recommend to anyone looking for a great in depth book of mother and daughter and close friends." Community Bookstop, by Paula Mitchell
"At times I wanted to take the author’s characters aside and beg them just to tell the truth—a tribute perhaps to how real they seem...Megan’s Way is a hard novel to classify; it follows a path through several different genres, not quite family drama, nor paranormal mystery, nor coming-of-age, nor spiritual; the story, like the characters, is complex and passes through clear and distinct stages...Not a novel for readers seeking straight-forward story-telling, or triumphant traditional values, this is a tale that will make readers think and leave them content to know the whole truth’s still more than we’ve heard, and the whole love more than we can tell." Gather, by Sheila Deeth
"The mystery surrounding Olivia's birth and the identity of her father adds a layer to an already complicated situation. Throw in a supernatural connection between mother and daughter and this book has a little bit of something for everyone! I would definitely recommend it to book clubs, just be sure to have a tissue box handy." Book Club Queen, by Desiree (2010)
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