On the surface Junie Olson’s life looks idyllic, from her handsome husband and beautiful daughter to her successful business, the bakery she’d always dreamed of opening. But in the past few months her world has slowly unraveled. Her precocious child is withdrawing, showing unexplainable signs of emotional regression, a condition that frays the bonds of Junie’s once impenetrable marriage. When her father dies suddenly of a heart attack, Junie packs up her daughter and goes home to help her mother. Her homecoming stirs up memories of the nightmare she thought she had put behind her, the disappearance of her childhood friend, Ellen. Haunted by recurring memories of what happened on that fateful day, Junie must gather the courage to revisit her past and untangle the secrets surrounding her missing friend, and the trauma that has caused her little girl to climb back into herself. As the pieces come together on the event that shook her small town, and at the risk of losing everyone she loves, Junie will question everything she thought she could rely on and everyone she thought she knew.
WHERE PETALS FALL is a gripping and emotional novel with an undercurrent of suspense, featuring a determined mother whose world slowly comes apart around her. Readers will root for Junie as they follow her transition into an indomitable heroine who must reconcile what she discovers about her husband and family’s tragic past, and find a way to put the pieces of her family back together and carry on.
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About the Author
Melissa Foster is the award-winning author of a number of International bestselling novels. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she’s written for Calgary’s Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa’s interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.
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I already love Melissa Foster and everything about her writing and stories. When I was given the opportunity to read yet another novel by her, I jumped at the chance. The main character, Junie, seems like she has it all: the perfect husband daughter, and of course, her bakery. All of a sudden everything that seemed amazing starts to crack and crumble. Junie then has to face an even bigger reality that her father is now gone. With all of this going on, I would not know how to handle myself but Junie turns to her mother. There are some things that she will need to face when she gets there that could be even more of a downfall. I loved this book because it was a journey for Junie that a lot of women have to go through to learn more about themselves and to grow from both passed and current experiences. Sometimes bringing closure to other things in your life makes it easier to deal with the demons that are haunting you now.
This author has a great way of making you understand what the character is feeling and going through without making everything overbearing for the reader. Junie and her husband made me upset for most of the book because as a reader I was thinking about what should have happened with them instead of what actually did. Even though the characters were quite frustrating at times, they were real and true, and that is something that I have come to expect with Melissa Foster and her writing. She makes everything believable even if you don’t want it to be the reality in the book. She did a great job with how the book ended. Some problems were not completely wrapped up, but such as life. Maybe we will get a glimpse into their lives once again in the near future.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves Melissa Foster or to anyone who has never experienced her writing. She is a talented author and I am grateful to have had a chance to read her works. Here is to more FIVE star writing from this author to come! I just can’t get enough.
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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