Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Book Review - Come Back to Me

Some of you may remember the guest post from Melissa Foster last week; well today I'm reviewing her book, Come Back to Me.

The Blurb on Goodreads:

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

What I Liked: The writing was Excellent. I never once got distracted with typos or repetition or even adverbs. The story was strong and the characters knew who they where and they weren't backing down from being themselves.

What I Didn't Like:  My only complaint was that I wanted more resolution in the ending. I just wanted to know that the characters could pick up the pieces of their lives and survive and I didn't get that. I guess I can hope that Melissa is writing a squeal, but I didn't get that vibe either. In reality, that's such a small thing when you have a great story.

Overview: Come Back To Me is a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss. If you're looking for a book that is real and doesn't paint a rose colored view of the world, then you'll want to pick this one up. Melissa is wonderful story teller that makes you feel for her characters and at the same time feel gratitude for loved ones in your life. 4 out 5 stars!

Since Melissa is such a generous and kind person she has agreed to give out THREE PDF copies of Come Back to Me. All you have to do is leave a comment with your e-mail address below! I'll be picking the winners on Friday :)


Daph said...

I would love to get this book if possible. It sounds intriguing. my email is daughterofcokie@yahoo.com

Kelley said...

Thanks for this review. Sounds very good!

Leigh Covington said...

This sounds AWESOME! That is totally generous of her! I am going to keep my fingers crossed for this. :) Wonderful review.


David P. King said...

Sweet! Count me in.


Emily R. King said...

Good job on the review! It sounds like a tearjerker. Count me in for the contest. erittelking(@)gmail.com

Angela Brown said...

There is something very classic about this story. It seems to have that timeless feel that could last beyond all trends. Very nice indeed.

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David said...

Good review of what sounds like a good book.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Great review!

PS I've left you an award on my blog. Stop by and check it out.

Patricia Tilton said...

Sounds like an excellent book. I'm always searching for books about military families that offer a different perspective. Lost a grandson to the war. Will look forward to reading Melissa's book.

Christina W. Cook said...

I wanna read it!

you have my email! Pick me, pick me! ;)