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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (July 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1432744429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1432744427
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (379 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,720,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"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

WINNER, READERS FAVORITE AWARD: Fiction/Drama
WINNER, BEACH BOOK AWARD: Spiritual
FINALIST, Next Generation Indie Book Awards: New Age
FINALIST, READERS FAVORITE AWARD: Women's Fiction
HONORABLE MENTION, NEW ENGLAND FILM FESTIVAL: Spirituality

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.

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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, LGBT romance, contemporary women's fiction, 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 been published in Calgary's Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

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

"Melissa Foster is a wonderful connector of readers and books, a friend of authors, and a tireless advocate for women. She is the real deal"--Author Jennie Shortridge

Awards:

HAVE NO SHAME

2013 Readers Favorite Award, Gold Medal Winner (Southern Fiction)
2013 Readers Favorite Award, Finalist (Historical Romance)

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)

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 The Women's Nest, user name, "Thinkhappy".

Thanks for reading!

Customer Reviews

When you read this book, you will be crying.
C. Wong
The plot had promise, but the writing was very unorganized, the characters were difficult to like, and in the end it felt like the whole story was pointless.
Areader01
The characters were well developed and the story was nicely written.
Sawdo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

79 of 90 people found the following review helpful By GABixler on June 15, 2011
Format: Paperback
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 By Chloe Jon Paul on September 28, 2010
Format: Paperback
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 By Paula Mitchell on June 10, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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 By Cinta Garcia de la Rosa on April 30, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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 By Jenna Bee on July 20, 2011
Format: Paperback
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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