One Way Home by Melanie Campbell ~ Book Review + Giveaway

November 17, 2020


Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for One Way Home by Melanie Campbell, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


One Way Home
Title: One Way Home 
Series: Whispers of Grace, Book 2 
Author: Melanie Campbell 
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink 
Release Date: November 1, 2020 
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Women's Fiction 

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? 

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One Way Home is the second book in the Whispers of Grace series. I did not read the first book and although I followed the story pretty well I think it would have beneficial to read the first one and understand a little more of the relationships in this story. In book one the reader learns that Sharon is a recovering alcoholic. This story follows her as she struggles with her addiction and trying to find answers about her family and her past. This one is told from her point of view. 

Sharon is continuously reminded that truths her parents and husband shared with her are what help her remain sane and lead her directly to God's ever loving arms. This story is not for the faint of heart. It deals with the heavy subject of addiction and alcoholism which sadly is a huge issues in our world today. The way the author dealt with it was done in such a way that truly makes you stop and think. If you have never dealt with this in your personal life Ms. Campbell does a great job at helping you see that addiction and alcoholism struggles simply don't disappear just because you are a Christian. The thoughts and desires are still there but it is up to us to truly call upon and fully rely on God in those times. This book is definitely raw and real and I recommend it if you are looking for something to inspire you. 

My Rating: 4 Stars/ Really well written. Raw and Real. 


Melanie Campbell 
Melanie Campbell’s debut novel, One Woman Falling, won the 2020 Oregon Christian Writer’s Cascade Award for contemporary fiction and is a finalist for the Selah Award for first novel. One Way Home, the second novel in her Whispers of Grace series, releases on November 1, 2020.  

Melanie 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 family and several spoiled pets. 

When not writing, Melanie enjoys exploring Oregon’s beautiful outdoors by hiking, kayaking, and going for drives in the country. In less-than-favorable weather conditions, you will find her enjoying an intriguing book and a strong cup of coffee.

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of One Way Home and a $25 Amazon gift card!

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