One Way Home Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

**I received a complimentary copy of this book for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 



One Way Home Blog + Review Tour 

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



One Way Home
Title: 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? 

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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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One Way Home is the second book in Melanie Campbell's Whispers of Grace series. While I think reading the first book will certainly help readers understand the relationship between mother and daughter much better, this could certainly be read as a stand alone as well.  In One Way Home, we get an insight into Sharon's (Cassie's mother) point of view. As we know from the previous book, Sharon is a recovering alcoholic. This story follows her as she struggles with that addiction, and searches for answers about her past and her family. 

In my review for One Woman Falling (book one), I said that it was not an easy or particularly enjoyable book to read--- not because of the writing, not because of the story, but simply because of the subject matter of abuse. The same can be said for this book as it takes on another difficult subject with addiction. But like the previous book, this is another very important read. Addiction and alcoholism are big issues in our world today, and some that even Christians struggle with. I felt like it was covered very well in this book, giving those of us who don't have any experience a better look at what the struggle really looks like. I think so often we tend to think that addiction that is something easily controlled, which makes it easier to empathize with those struggling... books like this told from a Christian perspective in such a raw- not always easy- way are so very important for this reason. 

Overall, this was a very good story about relationships, forgiveness and grace... and one that I would certainly recommend checking out. 

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

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