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Megan's Way (Family Drama, Women's Fiction) [Kindle Edition]

Melissa Foster
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (386 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"[Foster] drew me into this amazing tale easily, with masterful yet not overly complex language that flows beautifully into a story one will remember always...Though clearly creatures of fiction, the characters in Megan's Way are wonderfully three-dimensional, brought vividly to life by Foster's careful details, from their unique back stories to the idiosyncrasies that make each person believable and real.  To put it succinctly, Foster knows her stuff. Whether conveying Megan's soulful struggle over continuing her treatment, or delving into the fears of a teenager forced to deal with situations beyond her tender years, Foster does so skillfully and poignantly." --Barnestable Patriot
"Megan's Way...beautiful and tender portrayals...very enjoyable read on the order of a Jodi Picoult novel." 
      - The Bookish Dame, Book Reviewer
"...a vivid portrayal of each character's journey through life; of the joys and travails of putting one's heart on the line and making oneself vulnerable through the act of giving the heart."
  - Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards
What would you give up for the people you love?

When Megan Taylor, a single mother and artist, receives the shocking news that her cancer has returned, she'll be faced with the most difficult decision she's ever had to make. She'll endure an emotional journey, questioning her own moral and ethical values, and the decisions she'd made long ago. The love she has for her daughter, Olivia, and her closest friends, will be stretched and frayed.

Meanwhile, fourteen-year-old Olivia's world is falling apart right before her eyes, and there's nothing she can do about it. She finds herself acting in ways she cannot even begin to understand. When her internal struggles turn to dangerous behavior, her life will hang in the balance.

Megan's closest friends are caught in a tangled web of deceit. Each must figure out how, and if, they can expose their secrets, or forever be haunted by their pasts.
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Editorial Reviews


"Megan's Way by Melissa Foster is an emotionally moving book...Melissa does a great job in bringing you into the life of her characters and keeps the story rolling smoothly..." --Jeanette Stingley, Women's Literary Editor, Bella Online

"A wonderful, warm, and thought-provoking story with a touch of the paranormal. This is a deep and moving book that speaks to men as well as women, and I urge you all to put it on your reading list. " --Thomas Elliott, Book Review Editor, Mensa Bulletin

”Megan's Way" is a fine and fascinating read that many will find hope in. " --Midwest Book Review

"Megan's Way...beautiful and tender portrayals...very enjoyable read on the order of a Jodi Picoult novel. " --The Bookish Dame

FINALIST, Next Generation Indie Book Awards: New Age

From the Author

Megan's Way was inspired by a true - and very personal - event that took place many years ago. My mother had undergone surgery for what I was told, at the time, was a benign condition. Years later, she revealed to me that there had been an oncologist in the operating room - the doctors had thought she had cancer. She also confessed that had they found cancer, she would not have sought treatment. Upon hearing this, I instantly reverted into a little girl again, What? How could you leave me?! The emotional impact of that event, and what that loss would have meant to both of us, festered for years - until Megan's Way was born.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3513 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481969234
  • Publisher: World Literary Press (December 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002LISR7C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,499 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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79 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drama Explores Death and Dying Within Family... June 15, 2011
A Tearjerker...

Love, Friendship, Joy

I never try to think what a new book may be about before I pick it up to read. From the front cover I knew it must be spiritual, but I just wasn't prepared for the tears... Actually, I don't think you can prepare for crying but I used to try sometime...I wouldn't watch movies that I thought would bring tears...wouldn't attend public events where I might cry... To me, tears were indicative of my period of job burnout--a time when my body and mind had just had experienced so much that all I could do was cry. That's been years ago though I still cry easily but today's tear are normally those of joy. Quite a different set of feelings...

In Melissa Foster's book, I found the joy and cleansing of tears... How beautiful!

Megan was dying. Her cancer had moved into her bones and there was nothing that could be done. The doctor had given her a variety of pills that would help reduce pain and prolong life, but death was still soon...

The only concern Megan had was for her daughter, Olivia. She had already made arrangements for her to be adopted by her best friends Holly and Jack. They, together with Peter, had been friends of Megan since long before she had a daughter. In many ways, they were much closer than family and loved and depended upon each other so much. It was natural that Megan had turned to them to ensure Olivia would be cared for.

But there were other reasons why Megan turned to Holly and Jack. Secrets that she had never shared with anybody.

The problem was that all three of her friends also had secrets that could now come to the surface in ways that could affect the rest of their lives...
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner! September 28, 2010
Because of my work, much of the reading I do is non-fiction but every now and then I treat myself to a novel. I can honestly say that Megan's Way is such a good read that I couldn't put the book down! Melissa Foster's characters are so real and the drama of Megan's story actually left me breathless at times.
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Melissa Foster Does it Again! June 10, 2011
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This book was given to me via the author for a honest and fair review, and part of her summer tour promoting the book which will be made into a movie. We open up learning something about Olivia and Megan. Megan is suffering from Cancer and knows her time is running out. She tries to deal with it best she can not always sure she is making the right choice. She starts out trying to distance herself from her daughter knowing that it would make it easier when she was no longer around. Olivia hates this idea, she was so close to her mother before the Cancer struck her why is her mother pushing her out now? Megan holds deep secrets that impact her friends and family, and keeps them hidden away until she is no longer around to answer the heated questions.

Oh my gosh what a great book, with everyone holding secrets of their own. Holly hiding a deep secret from both Megan and Jack. Jack and Megan with their secret from Holly. Megan with her own secret from everyone including her daughter until it was too late. Even Olivia has her own secret. I love how they each tried to honor Megan in their own way. Definitely a book I would recommend to anyone looking for a great in depth book of mother and daughter and close friends.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars QUITE INSPIRING April 30, 2012
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Feelings, secrets, strong bonds, and supernatural elements are intertwined in this beautifully written novel by Melissa Foster. When Megan discovers that she is sick, she has to face a very difficult decision, mainly concerning her daughter, Olivia. Megan deals with the burden of being keeping secrets from the people she most love. What she is unaware of is that everybody around her are keeping secrets, secrets concerning all of them, secrets that can make their worlds shake.
Wonderful account of the relationships among a group of friends, and a wonderful reflection about the meaning of being family and of loving and sharing love with others. Powerful story about the power of love and about the ways people develop to deal with the pain of losing loved ones.
The pace of the novel is quite adequate, since it lets the reader know new information little by little, giving you space for trying to guess, although the twists are so unexpected that it is difficult to guess what is going to happen next. The building of suspense is so good that the story keeps you hooked almost from the beginning.
The characters are well depicted and seem quite real. Using a different register for Olivia, so she sounds like a real teenager.
If I have to find a flaw to this enjoyable and emotional book is that sometimes I found some vocabulary a bit repetitive. We love synonyms!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars And ok book. A little too drawn out. July 20, 2011
We both read this book for review. We were going to do our own separate thoughts, but the more we discussed the book, the more we realized that our thoughts aligned on the book and how we felt about it.

Megan's Way is a tear jerker, no way around it. So if you read it, be prepared to have a box of kleenex next to you.

Megan is a single mother (to Olivia) and is dying of cancer. Their mother/daughter relationship was incredibly close, and some of the dialogue felt almost unnatural between the two of them. Olivia doesn't appear to act like a typical 14 year old in that she doesn't seem to have any friends besides her mom.

She was also incredibly whiny towards her mother, but this is mostly due to the fact that her mother is in fact dying and not saying anything to her about it.

We also felt like some of the scenes were very drawn out and overly long, thus dragging out the sadness.

What really kept us reading was the mystery surrounding Olivia's father. As the book progressed it became clear that there were a lot of secrets between the friends and a lot of unexpected twists.

We received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book club read!
An emotional book about how a woman who is dying of cancer spends the last days of her life.

Megan has a close, but complex relationship with her daughter, and a great... Read more
Published 18 days ago by Kim Cano
5.0 out of 5 stars I cannot say enough good things about this author
I cannot say enough good things about this author. She is wonderfully creative and her books never cease to amaze me. Always pre-order!! Read more
Published 28 days ago by julie minton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good reading!
Published 1 month ago by joe beran
2.0 out of 5 stars Confusing and unsatisfying
When Megan Taylor's cancer strikes back with a vengeance, she makes a decision to stop taking her medication so that her 14-year-old daughter, Olivia, would not have to watch her... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Anna
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Easy read. Twist with regard to Olivias real parents a bit far fetched. Overall an enjoyable story.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Just so-so.
It did keep my interest, but hardly a page turner. Also, the ending was rather unsatisfying.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
Lots of twists. Good plot.
Published 3 months ago by Cindy P.
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly amazing
I absolutely fell in love with this story! Being a single mom myself to a 15 year old it touched me! I cried when the cried and could feel myself apart of the story!! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Aimee
1.0 out of 5 stars Melodrama at its worst
This could have been a really good story, but the writing got in the way. Too many cliches, too much melodrama, too much repetitive drivel. Read more
Published 4 months ago by theweed
2.0 out of 5 stars Started strong... Then crashed and burned
This book started out really good but at some point around the halfway mark, it shifted. There were too many unresolved stories that leave the story feeling very incomplete. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Katrina H.
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More About the 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



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

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2014 Readers' Favorite Award, Silver, Contemporary Romance

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2014 Readers' Favorite Award, Gold, Romance Sizzle


2014 Readers' Favorite Award, Silver, Romance Sizzle


2014 Readers' Favorite Award, Bronze, Romance Sizzle


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


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

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)

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


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


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

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