Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Blog Tour- Review and Giveaway: Come Back to Me by Melissa Foster

Giveaway Details:
Ms. Foster has generously offered 4 books (e-books) to giveaway.  I have 2 e-copies of Come Back to Me, 1 e-copy of Chasing Amanda and 1 e- copy of Megan's Way.  4 lucky winners will be chosen at random using  Since these are electronic books, this will be open internationally.  Just leave a comment with a valid e-mail address and preference of title (if you have one). This will be open until 12/31.  Good Luck!

Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: Greenforge Books
Date of Publication: November 2011

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.

Come Back to Me is the latest book by Melissa Foster.  Come Back to me is a beautifully written and heart wrenching tale.  It is really two stories in one.  First, Tess is waiting for her husband to return from assignment and finds out she is pregnant.  While trying to cope with how this will change their 5 year plan, she find out he has been killed.  The struggle with how she comes to terms with not only her pregnancy, but putting her life back together was very realistic. I could really feel her internal struggles.  The second story is of Beau and his struggle to get back to the woman he loves.  The situation he finds himself in was written very well.  Ms. Foster was able to realistically convey the horrors of war to the reader as well as the cruelty that some women encounter in the area.
Come Back to Me is a lot more intense than the last book I read by Ms. Foster.  I have to admit that I enjoyed the book until the end.  It wasn't the ending I would have liked to see and I'm not sure I walked away satisfied.  Despite that, it is a compelling read and one I know fans will enjoy.  I look forward to seeing what Ms. Foster has in store for us next!

About the Author:
Melissa Foster is the bestselling, award-winning author of three novels, Megan’s Way, Chasing Amanda, and Come Back to Me. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and WoMen's Literary Cafe. She is currently collaborating in the film production of Megan’s Way. Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written a column featured in Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa is currently working on her next novel, and lives in Maryland with her family. 

Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping women see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod. 
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Sana said...

Thanks for holding the giveaway! =D

I would love to read Come Back to Me.


artsy musings of a bibliophile

Brittany C. said...

Thank you for taking the time to host this giveaway :)

brittanyrose40 AT yahoo DOT com

Amber said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like an intense tale!

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Literary Chanteuse said...

Amazing giveaway thank you! Count me in for a copy of Come back to Me.


Gena Robertson said...

What a wonderful giveaway, thank you so much!!

I would love Chasing Amanda, if I were to win =)

Gena Robertson

Rhonda Rae Baker said...

I would love one of Melissa's books.. TY.

Sariah said...

Thanks for the chance. These books sound great. Added to my wishlist.

Gratitude ♥ Sharing Gratitude said...

Thanks for hosting this contest!

I just read 'Come Back To Me'...oh my gosh Melissa, I would love to see this made into a MOVIE!! What a wonderful story! I have this (bad) habit of critiquing books and movies that I can outguess. Some of you know what I mean by outguessing; the movie or story is so predictable you know what's going to happen next...and then it does! Nothing gets to me more :o) 'Come Back To Me' is ANYTHING BUT predictable!! I LOVED IT! From beginning to end I was completely intrigued and couldn't wait to read more, you had me all the way to the end. The story exudes emotion from every page. I felt like I personally knew each of the characters. Great book!

Began reading 'Chasing Amanda' last night and would LOVE to own Megan's Way! Thank you again Melissa Foster!

May you continue to be blessed as you bless your readers with your talent!
Holly E.

The Bee said...

Megan or Amanda for me... will be my first!
Denise DeSio, author of Rose's Will.

Unknown said...

Great idea for a giveaway! Greedy me would love to win all three, but the #1 on my list is Come Back To Me.

madnzanymomma said...

Any of them would be okay with me. :)

Canada said...

Chasing Amanda is not my first book by Melissa Foster. I recently read and reviewed Megan's Way by the same author, and just like Megan's Way, Chasing Amanda definitely does not disappoint.