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.
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.
Where Petals Fall is a heart wrenching story of love and loss full of twists and turns.
The characters are complex and realistic. They are all as flawed as you or me. Melissa Foster does a good job at describing Junie’s thoughts and feelings as well as how she dealt with so many issues all at once. Talk about having your world come crashing down! Throughout the book, Junie worried about being a bad mother and a terrible person and I kept thinking what a strong person she actually was to be dealing so well with everything on her plate, but how many of us do constantly question ourselves and how we deal with issues.
Where Petals Fall is a well written and engaging story. It’s suspenseful, full of drama, heartbreak and joy. Although it’s not the genre I have normally read in the past, I really enjoyed it and had a hard time putting it down. This is the first Melissa Foster book I’ve read but definitely not the last. I highly recommend this book.
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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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