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Thank you for a wonderful evening of top-flight entertainment, Ave P.
"Megan's Way was everything anyone could want in a great read. The characters were marvelously well crafted, dramatically realistic...the conversation flowed so very well and the entire story kept me engaged from beginning to end..."
A MUST, MUST, MUST read! Laura Y.
"...I laughed, I cried, I believed. The story was powerful and connected with the reader on so many levels..."
Have a big box of Puffs handy. Denise Z.
"As I read this book I was amazed at how one individual could touch so many lives with their presence on this earth...Most people in their lifetime will experience a significant loss and I loved the way this wonderful character was able to help those left behind deal with their feelings...
The bottom line this was a beautifully written book with rich descriptions of the characters that was believable. These were characters I would like to have known in my life and Megan was a character I would have cherished as a friend. I would recommend this book to anyone who would enjoy a great story about and incredible woman's ability to touch so many lives, a good cleansing cry, and a resolution that lets you come away feeling good. The caveat being of course - have a big box of Puffs handy."
Megan's Way was more than outstanding. Cheryl W.
I finished it last night and still can't stop thinking about it. I can't tell you how much this book touched me. It was 10 years ago that my best friend since 1 year old passed away and I still miss her dearly. Also, within the last 1 1/2 years I lost my Mother and my infant grand daughter. Needless to say your book really got to me. I loved it and it helped to reinforce my belief in the after life. Thank you, thank you for writing such a powerful novel and sharing it with me.
Is there a sequel? Cheryl M.
"I so enjoyed MW..could not put it down, and in all honesty, was so disappointed when it ended. I became friends with the characters and I to continue following their lives."
I LOVE MEGAN'S WAY! Karen K.
"I just finished reading your book "Megan's Way." I loved it...absolutely loved it...Truly, you are an amazing author and storyteller. I instantly
fell in love w/ all of the characters...and I savored each page...I didn't want to finish the book...Kleenex was always at my side."
Five Stars! Celeste J.
"It's a very powerful story with great characters. It is one of those that you want to turn over and start again."
A work of elegance, Marce "Tea Time with Marce"
"The mystery of the forbidden secrets unfolding, so touching, I was mesmerized....This was a work of elegance, the writing was just a style of emotional grace...So many special moments, scenes, traditions, friendship history etc. I recommend this one to all fans of Adult Fiction."
So powerful! Pat F.
"I read this book from start to finish in a matter of hours. It is so powerful!! It is a story of a Mother's love of her daughter, her life, and friends. Secret's that effect all their lives, and the ebb and flow of a person living and dying with cancer. There are no words to really explain how I felt about this story. I can only recommend reading it and experience it's power and magic."
I found myself totally absorbed by Melissa Foster's debut novel Megan's Way and could not put it down, Cathy B.
"When I finished the book I went and hugged my best friend, my Mother. I would love to see this book made into a movie..."
I am so glad that I decided to purchase this book and read it, even though I was told that it is sad at times, Ashley, B.
"I was immediately invested in each of the characters' well beings and could not put my book down. I am fortunate that I have not had to go through watching a loved one die from cancer, but after reading this book it feels like I have. I felt that Megan was ripped away from my life as if she was a real person. I loved getting to know each of the characters and enjoyed how smoothly the transition was from one character's thoughts to another. Usually when there are multiple points of view I find that authors dedicate one chapter per person so that it is constantly disrupting the storyline. In Megan's Way, the story continues but you still get to hear the inner thoughts of nearly every character introduced to the reader. Some twists I saw coming, but the ending left me shocked. Great job!"
Although I wasn't able to finish it that first day, I certainly finished it on the second, Rachel
"A very emotionally riveting book! I found myself hooked within the first few pages..."
Great story from beginning to end, Kerri D.
"Megan's Way grabbed my attention right from the beginning and held to the end. This is one of those books you can't put down. I enjoyed it completely. It took me through the entire emotional spectrum. Melissa Foster hit the mark with her first novel. Can't wait for your next book!!"
I loved your book, Megan's Way!, Mie B.
"It was so sad and beautiful and well written, tears were just running down my face. I have worked as an RN at an oncology department and you have just nailed all the emotions! I am very impressed:-)Looking forward to your next novel!!"
Excellent Writing, Kristie M.
"From the moment I picked up this book, I could not put it down. When I had to put it down, I could not wait to pick it up again and start reading it again. I cried and was truly touched by this book. Excellent writing, it kept me reading. I can't wait for her next book and hopefully a movie."
Four stars, MDLady.
"What an amazing debut. This was a very powerful book for me because I can relate to both Megan and Olivia. I know exactly what they are feeling. I had to put the book down a few times just to get through my own grief. This was so beautiful."
Oh my! Linda R.
"I just finished Megan's Way...it was absolutely wonderful..your warm, fascinating, and memorable characters, your descriptive words that made me picture each scene as if I were there, the foreshadowing that kept me thinking throughout, and then the twists in this very touching and profound story. I loved it!!! Funny...as I was nearing the end of your book, thinking about my own daughter whom I had talked to earlier in the day, who had decided she might not come home for the extended August visit as we had hoped...well, she just emailed me and said she had taken us up on our offer and had already booked a flight home for my upcoming birthday...yes, the mother-daughter relationship you so aptly depict between Megan and Olivia (and Holly) is unlike any other...You are a very gifted writer, Melissa, and I can't wait for your next book. For now, I am just savoring the aftermath of finishing Megan's Way."
I loved it...absolutely loved it! Karen K.
"I just finished reading your book "Megan's Way." I loved it...absolutely loved it...Truly, you are an amazing author and storyteller. I instantly fell in love w/ all of the characters...and I savored each page...I didn't want to finish the book...Kleenex was always at my side."
You are an excellent writer! Carol S.
"Maybe TOO excellent because I just finished the scene where Megan rescues her daughter...I felt like I was living the whole experience and feeling her pain...Her depleted condition and pain were palpable...When actors become inseparable from their parts, people say "well, she's an ACTRESS" so I guess what I'll say here is that you are a WRITER! Can't wait to steal a little time tomorrow to continue Megan's journey."
I LOVE Megan's Way so far!! Michelle A.
"I am about halfway through - I ignored my husband for 2 hours last night- and my kids for the past hour because all I really want to do is read!!! It is SO sad though I am crying through the whole book!! BUT- it is making me even more thankful than I already was for my health and kids/hubby's health and appreciate every moment we have together..."
All in all, well done. Ginath13.
"This was a nice debut. The story was touching, the characters were intriguing and the book was infused with a sense of good-feeling spirituality despite difficult topics and unpleasant situations."
This Novel is EXCELLENT, Pat B.
"Good afternoon Melissa. Hope all is well. Not to take you away from your busy schedule writing novels, :) but I must tell you, that this Novel is EXCELLENT. I would recommend anyone to read this. Girl, you out did yourself...I'm trying hard to hold back my tears. I can't wait to finish it to see what happens."
I loved it!, Jacklyn R.
"I started and finished the book last night! I loved it....the characters seemed well developed and there were enough twists and turns in the plot to keep you going but without it being too much. I even cried at the end."
My sister-in-laws and friends are going to LOVE THIS BOOK! Peg D.
"Last night i went out to check the mail and was soooooo happy that MW was here...I'm on page 148 Megan's birthday bonfire ritual. I definitely love the story and your characters are soooooo well developed. I feel like I am there at their house.....can smell the candle. I have been brought to tears several times....the tears that stream down my face. Wanted you to know it's great it is ...My sister-in-laws and friends are going to LOVE THIS BOOK ! :)"
Terrific Book! Linda M.
"What a terrific book... I finished it last night. I can see this being a movie on lifetime... I felt like I knew the characters and felt their emotions. Knowing what they were feeling from the loses I have experienced. Can't wait to read your next book."
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