Beau Johnson is found barely alive in the middle of the Iraqi desert by two women escaping honor killings with no way to communicate and no hope of rescue. Set against the backdrop of a broken world, Beau must carry out his dangerous escape, while his wife deals with the apparent death of her husband, and, adrift in a world of failed plans and fallen expectations, is forced to confront her circumstances head-on.
“COME BACK TO ME is passionate, romantic, and moving. A vivid story of loss and hope – a fine read for a wide audience.”~ Diane Donovan, ebook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“Fast moving and suspenseful, it depicts a test of commitment, strength, and love that will keep you on the edge of your seat and rooting for the main characters.” ~ T. Elliott, Editor, MENSA Bulletin
Tess Johnson has it all: her handsome photographer husband Beau, a thriving business, and a newly discovered pregnancy. When Beau accepts an overseas photography assignment, Tess decides to wait to reveal her secret–only she’s never given the chance. Beau’s helicopter crashes in the desert.
Tess struggles with the news of Beau’s death and tries to put her life back together. Alone and dealing with a pregnancy that only reminds her of what she has lost, Tess is adrift in a world of failed plans and fallen expectations. When a new client appears offering more than just a new project, Tess must confront the circumstances of her life head on.
Meanwhile, two Iraqi women who are fleeing honor killings find Beau barely alive in the middle of the desert, his body ravaged by the crash. Suha, a doctor, and Samira, a widow and mother of three young children, nurse him back to health in a makeshift tent. Beau bonds with the women and children, and together, with the help of an underground organization, they continue their dangerous escape.
What happens next is a test of loyalties, strength, and love.
FEATURED IN USA TODAY’S BOOK BLOG
As featured in USA Today’s, Happily Ever After blog, “Come Back to Me is perceptive and penetrating look at the intricacies of love, respect and relationships. Foster’s characters are solid; her writing style engaging and her story moving.” ~ IndieReader 5 STARS
FINALIST, Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books Award
FINALIST, Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Named Notable 100 Winner in Shelf Unbound 2016 Best Indie Book Awards
What People Are Saying about COME BACK TO ME “..a hauntingly beautiful love story against the backdrop of betrayal in a broken world.”~ Sue Harrison, Bestselling author of MOTHER EARTH FATHER SKY
“complex and beautifully written…a unique story of danger, loyalty, and undying love.” ~ Bestselling novelist Darcie Chan
“COME BACK TO ME is perceptive and penetrating look at the intricacies of love, respect and relationships. Foster’s characters are solid; her writing style engaging and her story moving.” ~ IndieReader
“Foster’s writing captures the complexity of life, and keeps you flipping the pages til the end–surprising you all the way through.”~ Kathleen Shoop, bestselling author of THE LAST LETTER.
“A story of dark realities and faith in the future–validation of love and friendship–a love story with twists and turns that will keep you reading to the end.” ~ Kaira Rouda, author of HERE, HOME, HOPE
Melissa Foster is a New York Time and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page.
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