Friday, August 5, 2011

"Homeward" by Melody Carlson - Glass Road Tour with Review

Homeward: A Novel
Author: Melody Carlson
Publisher: Multnomah Books
ISBN: 9781576730294 (paperback)
Also available in E-book format

From bestselling author Melody Carlson comes this award-winning story of three generations of Lancaster women. For twenty years Meg Lancaster has avoided Briar Hedge, the Lancaster family estate. Now she has been drawn back to her grandmother's home to uncover secrets that have been hidden for decades and to try to regain the family she long ago abandoned.

Winner of Romance Writers of America Rita Award.

My Thoughts: 

This is a story that every woman will be able to identify with. It is a story of Meg Lancaster who returns home after being away for 20 years. When she returns, she's not sure if she will be accepted or forgiven for past transgressions and for being away for so long without any communication with her mother or grandmother. She discovers that mending fences isn't easy on her part, and she needs to learn how to forgive and move on.

This story was one that truly touched my heart and my conscience in a number of ways. Anyone woman that has/had a mother will be able to identify at some level with Meg. The difficulty of returning to your family and trying to get past arguments, bitter words, and resentments of things that happened in childhood are familiar with just about everyone. Things that took place in this story made my heart pound in my chest at times and made me cry other times. This novel is emotional and packs a powerful message of the healing power of forgiveness.

Make sure to add this one to your reading list, but remember, keep the tissues handy.

About the Author

Melody Carlson published her first book in 1995 and she has been writing prolifically ever since. To date, Melody has published over 200 books, making her one of the top 20 most prolific authors of all time. With total sales of over 1.4 million her award-winning books include: Homeward, Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon; Limelight; the Diary of a Teenage Girl series; the True Colors series; and the Charter House Girls series.

In her professional life, Melody has worn many hats: from pre-school teacher to political activist to senior editor. Currently, she writes full-time, and freelances from her home. She has two grown sons and lives in Sisters, Oregon with her husband, Chris, and Bailey, her chocolate lab. They enjoy skiing, hiking, and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.

This e-book was supplied by Glass Road PR for me to honestly review.

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