Tuesday, October 27, 2020

One Way Home by Melanie Campbell



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?


What a beautiful and sad story.
A story that will leave you feeing love, hope and redeemed all at once. A good story that will clense your heart at the same time and leave your heart feeling full all at once. I love stories like these!
I could relate to some of the things that were going on in this story.
The feeling of loss, betrayal and yet there is forgiveness also. That's the hard part. Too much pride will make ppl not see what the Lord wants them to.
This book I feel will grab your attention and never let you go until the book is finished. You'll be thinking about Sharon, Cassie and Renee long after it's over.
I finished this book in a couple of hours. I simply couldn't put it down. I definitely recommend a box of tissues by your side as you read.
I love this new to me author and I look forward to reading more from her. She has done an awesome job with writing this book. Five stars. I wish I could give it more.
I do want to remind you about the most important lesson that some won't ever learn..Truth nough said but I love it.
But, here's another thing, You were loved and wanted from the moment you were created.
God loves and forgives no matter who or where, what you did.
I recommend this book. It will have your emotions all over the place.
I was NOT required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.


Melanie Campbell is a member of Oregon Christian Writers and ACFW. She 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 husband, their three children, and several spoiled pets.

When not writing, she does the bookkeeping and other office work for her husband’s painting business, obsesses over the well-being of their three daughters, and cooks healthy meals. In the spring, you may find her hitting the trails to one of Oregon’s magnificent waterfall

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