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.
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I’ve been reading Melissa Foster’s Sisters in Love series and absolutely adore it. This book takes an entirely different turn. Rather than it being a light, contemporary romance it is more of a suspense novel.
Where Petals Fall is an emotional, suspenseful story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. We watch Junie deal with the death of her father and her trust issues with her husband. We follow Junie as she tries to figure out what is wrong with her daughter, what is wrong with her marriage and where it all went to pot.
There are so many twists and turns! You go back and forth wondering if this person did it or this other person did it. Did what you ask? The person that made Junie’s childhood best friend disappear. Did she run away? Was she abducted? Was she abused? Junie follows her instincts, even if it isn’t what she’s “supposed” to do. She has “visions” and memories of her childhood, but nothing makes sense in her head.
After some time, Junie gets her answers. They aren’t all sunshine and fairy tales, but they are the truth and she can begin to repair any underlying damage. She also gets to the bottom of what is ultimately responsible for making her child regress. This book makes me wonder how much I would be willing to follow my instincts and how much I would be able to forgive.
Melissa Foster has a great storytelling ability and her books are easy to dive into and get lost.
About the Author
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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