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Product Details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Greenforge Books (October 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0984716513
  • ISBN-13: 978-0984716517
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,100,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...a hauntingly beautiful love story against the backdrop of betrayal in a broken world."
- Sue Harrison, bestselling author of Mother Earth Father Sky

"Come Back to Me is passionate, romantic, and moving. A vivid story of loss and hope--a fine read for a wide audience." 
- Midwest Book Review

"A story of dark realities and faith in the future--validation of love and friendship--a love story with twists and turns that will keep you reading until the end." 
  - Kaira Rouda, author of Here, Home, Hope

"Enthralling" - Kindle Book Review

"Foster's writing captures the complexity of life, and keeps you flipping the pages until the end--surprising you all the way through." 
- Kathleen Shoop, bestselling author of The Last Letter

complex and beautifully written...a unique story of danger, loyalty, and undying love." 
-- Bestselling novelist, Darcie Chan

"Foster's latest novel is in the same league as books written by such authors as Nicholas Sparks, Jennifer Weiner, and Kristin Hannah."
     - Carrie Green, author of Roses are Red
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"Foster's polished style develops emotional impact that will stay with the reader long after the story is done." - Leslie P. Garcia, Author


"Watch out Nicoholas Sparks, here comes Melissa Foster."
  -- P. Martin

"The courage of women--and men--to find love in changing, often dark places, makes Foster's work unusually poignant and memorable."
- L. Garcia

INTERNATIONAL Bestseller
AMAZON Bestselling Kindle, Literary Fiction, 
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From the Author

Melissa Foster's Literary Awards 
Megan's Way
  • 2011 Beach Book Award Winner (Spirituality)
  • 2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Fiction/Drama), Finalist (Women's Fiction) 
  • 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist (Spirituality)
  • 2011 New England Book Festival, Honorable Mention (Spirituality)

Chasing Amanda
  • 2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Paranormal), Finalist, (Women's Fiction, Mystery)
  • 2011 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards, Winner, (Paranormal)
  • Top 10 Books of 2011, Pixel of Ink
  • Amazon Top 100 75+ Days running
  • Indie Reader's Bestselling List That Counts (8 weeks)
  • Top Books of 2011, The Write Agenda

Come Back To Me
  • Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist, 2012 
  • Readers Favorite Awards, Finalist 2012 
  • Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books Award, Finalist2011 
  • Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards, Finalist 
  • Top 5 Must Read Books of 2011
  • IndieReaderTop Ten Books of 2011
  • IndieReader Best Reviewed Books of 2011, Huffington Post


More About the Author

NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Some say her romance novels are lovingly erotic, she deems them simply loving and real. 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 World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa 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.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on social media or her personal website.

"What sets Melissa Foster apart are her compelling characters who you care about... desperately. I dare you to read the first chapter and not be hooked." International bestseller, M.J. Rose


Awards:

HAVE NO SHAME

New York Times & USA Today Bestseller
2013 Readers Favorite Award, Gold Medal Winner (Southern Fiction)
2013 Readers Favorite Award, Finalist (Historical Romance)

SLOPE OF LOVE (The Remingtons)

USA Today Bestseller

LOVERS AT HEART (The Bradens)

2014 Readers' Favorite Award, Silver, Contemporary Romance

HEARTS AT PLAY (The Bradens)

2014 Readers' Favorite Award, Gold, Romance Sizzle

FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE (The Bradens)

2014 Readers' Favorite Award, Silver, Romance Sizzle

DESTINED FOR LOVE (The Bradens)

2014 Readers' Favorite Award, Bronze, Romance Sizzle

TRACES OF KARA

2013 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Award, Gold Medal Winner (Thriller)
2013 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Award, Bronze Medal Winner (Suspense)

WHERE PETALS FALL

2014 Readers' Favorite Award, Gold, Realistic Fiction
2014 Readers' Favorite Award, Gold, Finalist (2 categories): Fiction Drama, Fiction Suspense

MEGAN'S WAY
2011 Beach Book Award Winner (Spirituality)
2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Fiction/Drama), Finalist (Women's Fiction)
2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Finalist (Spirituality)
2011 New England Book Festival, Honorable Mention (Spirituality)

CHASING AMANDA
2011 Readers Favorite Awards, Winner (Paranormal), Finalist, (Women's Fiction, Mystery)
2011 Dan Poynter's Global eBook Awards, Winner, (Paranormal)
Top 10 Books of 2011, Pixel of Ink
Amazon Top 100 75+ Days running
Indie Reader's Bestselling List That Counts (8 weeks)
Top Books of 2011, The Write Agenda

COME BACK TO ME

2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist,
2012 Readers Favorite Awards, Finalist
2012 Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books Award, Finalist
2011 Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards, Finalist
Top 5 Must Read Books of 2011, IndieReader
Top Ten Books of 2011, Tea Time With Marce
IndieReader Best Reviewed Books of 2011, Huffington Post

PUBLISHER'S MARKETPLACE: Melissa Foster

MEMBER: League of Extraordinary Authors.

Comments from Melissa:

Hello everyone! I grew up in Maryland with my mother, a slew of wonderful brothers, and never a shortage of friends. I am passionate about writing, reading, living healthy, and helping others do the same, and enjoy just about anything outdoors (and anything chocolate!). I love to chat with readers and book clubs, and welcome your comments and suggestions. Feel free to email me. You can also catch me on Facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor.

Thanks for reading!

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Customer Reviews

The writer has a way of making the characters and story feel very real.
Ruben Goodstein
Even the ending didn't really satisfy me in tying up loose ends and feeling like all the characters had a resolution.
Amanda
It was a very good book, it kept me reading to see what was going to happen.
Shirley Gunderson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

148 of 163 people found the following review helpful By E. Barnes on November 1, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Come Back to Me is a story of loss, love and loyalties. When Beau leaves for Iraq as part of a photography assignment, he promises Tess he will come back to her, and when Tess hears the news of Beau's death, she holds tight to that promise. She refuses to give up on him and doesn't believe he's dead, especially when she is carrying their child. But when she meets Louie and at the insistence of her family and friends, she doesn't know whether to give up on Beau and move on with her life or still hold him to his promise of returning.

Beau wakes up in the middle of the desert in Iraq with two Iraqi women mending him back to health. He doesn't know how he will get home, nor does he know if he'll survive the trip with the women to get out of Iraq. What he does know is that he isn't giving up on going back home to Tess. She is what keeps him going.

Does Tess give up on Beau? Does Beau make it back home? What happens to these characters? I think these are answers you should find out on your own when you read, Come Back to Me.

I'm not lying when I say that I lost sleep the week I was reading this book. I stayed up way too late trying to find out what happened next. I neglected my own writing in order to read the tale woven by Melissa.
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61 of 65 people found the following review helpful By Tia Bach on November 1, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
As I sat down to write this review, I was still overcome with emotion. I read this book in two evenings. The last evening I was clutching my IPad, tears streaming down my face, until past midnight. I couldn't put it down. I needed to be with Tess until the end.

There's so much I want to tell readers, but so little I want to give away. From the first page, we are thrown into Tess Johnson's life, a vibrant woman who has just found out she's pregnant and soon discovers her husband is presumed dead. She fights so hard to hold onto him, refusing to believe he's gone.

The reader knows he's alive and trying to get back to her, but it's her desperation and heartache driving the story. Her husband, Beau, is in a foreign land, facing challenges he can only begin to understand. The family he encounters there deserves freedom, and I felt for them and their struggles. He survived a helicopter crash, but can he survive the escape to freedom?

My heart ached through every phase of Tess's grieving process. Two friends stuck with her through everything: Kevin, Beau's best friend, and Alice, her co-worker and best friend. Their mutual affection brings them together, ultimately in a way they weren't expecting. A new friend, a potential client named Louie, enters the picture and helps Tess move forward.

The ending is exhilarating and heartbreaking. We journey through Beau's trek home and Tess coming to grips with reality to then be thrust into them finding their way back together. The results are not cookie cutter or expected. No simple running into his arms.

I thought that's what I wanted, but Melissa Foster crafts such a fine story woven around people we can relate to and care about, that you trust where she takes you.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Pat Fordyce on November 1, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is the third novel by award winning author Melissa Foster, all totally different stories, told with compelling words. All the reviewers have given details of the story, I would like to give my reactions. I laughed, cried, gasped and cried again. Bess refused to believe she had lost Beau, when family and friends tried to convince her otherwise. Beau's total goal, even with devastating injuries, was to get back to Tess. These lovers went through countless hardships to try and make that happen. "Come Back To Me" is a beautiful story of undying love, friendship, and family. I know it is a story that I will read again. Don't miss it! Ms. Foster is on my list, waiting for every new novel she writes.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Cinta Garcia de la Rosa on April 6, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This story of never-ending love and heartbreak has really made me cry and made me feel moved. When Beau, Tess's husband, goes to Iraq to work as a photographer, and he disappears, Tess's world will change forever. Will she be able to accept her loss? Will she be able to move on?
The story is so well-written, and the plot is so beautifully woven that it keeps you trapped in the words since you start reading till you finish reading it. The story is very beautiful and grips you from the beginning, so when you least expect it, you are so hooked that you cannot put it down. The characters are very well-defined, very well-described, and each of them has personality traits that make you think they are real people, and not only a work of fiction. The plot is quite reliable, and its unexpected twists and events in the story make you gasp, cry, be angry, feel sorry, and experience all kind of emotions while reading it. The style suits perfectly the story, using a different register for each character, in what I think it is a very clever use of the language. I really would like to see this book become a film. It would be very interesting to watch the story that I already watched in my mind, thanks to the evocative language used by Melissa Foster. A real winner, a sure best-seller, I strongly recommend this book to everyone who likes reading about feelings and relationships.
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