Friday, September 4, 2009

Megan's Way by Melissa Foster

Description From Amazon: What would you give up for the people you love?

When Megan Taylor, a single mother and artist, receives the shocking news that her cancer has returned, she'll be faced with the most difficult decision she's ever had to make. She'll endure an emotional journey, questioning her own moral and ethical values, and the decisions she'd made long ago. The love she has for her daughter, Olivia, and her closest friends, will be stretched and frayed.

Meanwhile, fourteen-year-old Olivia's world is falling apart right before her eyes, and there's nothing she can do about it. She finds herself acting in ways she cannot even begin to understand. When her internal struggles turn to dangerous behavior, her life will hang in the balance.

Megan's closest friends are caught in a tangled web of deceit. Each must figure out how, and if, they can expose their secrets, or forever be haunted by their pasts.

My Thoughts: This is Melissa Foster's first book and I hope there will be many more to come. If you've ever lost someone to cancer or have cared for someone going through chemo, this is a very emotional and sensitive book to read, it's so dead-on to what you feel and go through when you're involved in something like that. I started crying on page 90 and did not stop until the end of the book, I am sitting here crying as I try to type my review.

The characters in this book are so real, they become like friends. I worried about what would happen to Olivia, I wanted to be best friends with Holly. I wanted to be in the backyard, laying on a blanket during the bonfire. Melissa Foster displays a talent for drawing the reader's senses into each scene, allowing vivid mind pictures where the story plays out. The characters' actions and reactions are natural, and the various plot lines are nicely woven throughout.

I can not recommend this book enough. I think it is great and everyone will enjoy it. Come back tomorrow and check out my Q&A with Melissa Foster as well as a giveaway. That is right I will be passing my very gently read copy on, I want someone else to get a chance to read this great book. This is with out a doubt my favorite book this year.

If you would like to read more about Megan's Way or buy the book please check out this website.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow and enter for a chance to win a copy of Megan's Way.


  1. This sounds like something I would enjoy reading. Thanks for the review!

  2. This sounds like it is a very insightful and beautiful book. Since I've had such an emotionally taxing year I think I will have to wait for awhile to read it though. Thanks for the thorough review.

  3. Hi! First time on your blog. Very nice. Please enter me in the book giveaway. :)

    ConnieJ at FR

  4. I hosted Melissa too and wanted to stop by and get your views on the book and see what Melissa had to say. Great interview!
    I also cried ALOT. I have recommended this book over and over and will continue to do so. It is beautiful and I was honored to be a host during this tour.