One Way Home

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

one way home

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for One Way Home by Melanie Campbell, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

My Review

This story is about Sharon. She lives with her daughter Cassie and granddaughter, Renee. Sharon has had a hard life and is struggling in her middle years. She works as a cleaning lady for a local hotel. She is also an alcoholic who struggles to stay sober.

Sharon speaks throughout the book and shares her inner-most feelings. She gives an honest look inside her mind and heart and it is troubled. The story begins with her on a quest to find her biological father. Her mother only told her this secret right before she died.

Because the secret was kept very well, finding her real father proves to be very difficult. Sharon goes through so many emotions and fears as she looks for him. She’s tempted over and over to stop the emotional pain with a drink. People from her past also tempt her back into that lifestyle.

Cassie is a Christian who tries to get her mother back to church and getting right with God. She has to be patient with her mother and forgiving as Sharon struggles. The book follows this story until we see what becomes of Sharon.

I really liked the book and it kept my interest throughout the story. It’s a story that could be found in many families and could be helpful for those who are also living with these battles. It could also help those who have a friend or loved-one in a similar situation.

ABOUT THE BOOK

One Way HomeTitle: 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? PURCHASE LINKS*: Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melanie Campbell

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.

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TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a signed copy of One Way Home and a $25 Amazon gift card!

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2 Comments

  1. Sounds great. Thanks for the rec, Lisa! 🙂

    1. Author

      Glad to 🙂

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