Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for One Way Home by Melanie Campbell, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: One Way Home
Series: Whispers of Grace #2
Author: Melanie Campbell
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: November 1, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Women’s Fiction
She’s hanging by a string—with only one chance left.
A recovering alcoholic and longtime widow, Sharon has struggled to build a new life. She’s made amends with her only daughter, Cassie, who’s been through a treacherous divorce. Cassie’s daughter, Renee, too young to understand her grandmother’s earlier mistakes, has become the light of Sharon’s life.
But Sharon can’t seem to escape from her past. Her mother’s deathbed confession haunts her. Convinced the answer to truly overcoming her addiction lies with her biological father, Sharon sends off a DNA test in the hope of finding him. When the results of the test aren’t as revealing as Sharon anticipates, she and Cassie team up to find the truth.
Meanwhile an old flame shows up. Sharon doesn’t think she can ever love again, but what Johnny offers seems like a dream come true. His charm and kindness shine so bright, Sharon can almost believe he’s changed.
As the search for her father continues to frustrate and tensions escalate with Cassie, Sharon wonders if leaving it all behind for a life with Johnny will save her crumbling heart.
Will the truth set Sharon free? Or it will it be the final blow to her sobriety?
IN MY OPINION
In the second book of the Whispers of Grace series, Melanie Campbell once again takes a difficult subject (addiction) and weaves a story of forgiveness, grace, and love throughout.
While One Woman Falling told Cassie’s story, One Way Home is all about her mother. Sharon’s life has been rocky and after learning a secret her own mother held during a confession, she’s on a mission to find the father she never knew and answers she longs for.
This is not a light read. Campbell’s characters are faced with temptations, challenges, and consequences of their poor decisions. But they’re also given hope, healing, and some redemption. Sharon’s relationship with Cassie is fraught with uncertainty but considering the history they have, it works and makes the story well-rounded and the conclusion that much more special.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melanie Campbell’s debut novel, One Woman Falling, won the 2020 Oregon Christian Writer’s Cascade Award for contemporary fiction and is a finalist for the Selah Award for first novel. One Way Home, the second novel in her Whispers of Grace series, releases on November 1, 2020.
Melanie wrote her first story when she was eight-years-old and has been in love with the power of storytelling ever since. She is also passionate about social issues and holds a degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon, which she obtained during her stint as a single-mom. She’s now married and lives in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley with her family and several spoiled pets.
When not writing, Melanie enjoys exploring Oregon’s beautiful outdoors by hiking, kayaking, and going for drives in the country. In less-than-favorable weather conditions, you will find her enjoying an intriguing book and a strong cup of coffee.
(1) winner will receive a signed copy of One Way Home and a $25 Amazon gift card!
Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 10, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on November 17, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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