Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Review - Megan's Way by Melissa Foster

Book Synopsis of Megan’s Way

When Megan Taylor, a single mother and artist living on Cape Cod, receives the shocking news that her cancer has returned, she's faced with the most difficult decision she's ever had to make. Megan’s illness reawakens the torment of her best friend, Holly Townsend, whose long-held secrets and years of betrayal come back to haunt her. How does one choose between a daughter and a life-long best friend? Can the secret she has been keeping be revealed after years of lying without destroying everyone in its wake?

But Megan isn’t the only one struggling. 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, even the paranormal connection she shares with her mother might not be enough to save her - her life will hang in the balance. Megan’s Way is a journey of self discovery and heartfelt emotions, exploring the depth of the mother-daughter bond, and the intricacies of friendship.

My Review - 4 1/2 Great to the last drop

This was a work of elegance, the writing was just a style of emotional grace.  I recommend this to all book clubs, so much to discuss especially if it is among close friends.

The mystery of the forbidden secrets unfolding, so touching, I was mesmerized.  Only friends that are this in tune with each other would keeps these kind of secrets to protect each other, but in the end did it really protect them?  The true meaning of God works in mysterious ways.

I really enjoyed the title Megan's Way.  She was dying from cancer and struggling with leaving her daughter and friends.  She didn't want to deteriorate in front of everyone including herself.  There were things she decided put in place, it was Megan's Way. The emotions of this circle of friends were so genuine, a special connection indeed. 

There was also a paranormal element, a feeling, a belief they had on life after death and being able to feel Megan which was easy to believe.  When Olivia was hurt, scared etc she was able to feel it.  There was a scene where she saved Olivia's life because of this connection.

So many special moments, scenes, traditions, friendship history etc.  I recommend this one to all fans of Adult Fiction. 

Megan's Way is currently being made into a film, what an honour for Melissa.  Casting is underway now and will be filming later this summer.  Melissa says "then... it's off to the film festivals!"

Come back tomorrow for Tea with Melissa Foster, I will be interviewing her and she looks forward to comments and questions.

I am happy to be a part of the WOW-Women on Writing Tour for Melissa Foster at

This is currently an Amazon kindle download for 99c. 

If you have read Widow's Season by Laura Brodie you will enjoy this.


  1. I have this book in my Kindle waiting to be read and after reading your review, I now want to read it asap. Ms. Foster will also be visiting my blog while on her virtual tour.

  2. This soundslike a tearjerker! Might give it a try if I find it in the library.

  3. Marcie, thank you for posting such a kind review.I look forward to chatting with anyone who leaves a comment.

    Cheryl, I'm loooking forward to our blog stop:-)

    Jillian, if your library doesn't carry it, it's available online from many venues and can be ordered from bookstores, too. Thanks so much for the support.


  4. Thanks for the review! I have this on my wishlist, so I am glad to see that the book lives up to expectations. It seems like an emotional read.

  5. I love emotional books - just reserved it from the library :) As a photographer - I love the image!

  6. I finally started it and am hooked and am only 8% of Kindle (wish Kindle would put page numbers instead). What are your thoughts on that?


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