WOW Blog Tour & Review: Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster

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Title: Chasing Amanda
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher:Solstice Publishing
Publication Date:May 12,2011
Source:From the author for WOW Blog Tour Review (My FTC Disclaimer)
Purchase: Amazon, Smashwords

Synopsis:
Nine years ago, Molly Tanner witnessed a young girl’s abduction in the busy city of Philadelphia, shifting her occasional clairvoyance into overdrive. Two days later, the girl’s body was found, and Molly’s life fell apart. Consumed by guilt for not acting upon her visions, and on the brink of losing her family, Molly escaped the torturous reminders in the city, fleeing to the safety of the close-knit rural community of Boyds, Maryland.
Molly’s life is back on track, her son has begun college, and she and her husband have finally rekindled their relationship. Their fresh start is shattered when a seven-year-old girl disappears from a local park near Molly’s home. Unable to turn her back on another child and troubled by memories of the past, Molly sets out to find her, jeopardizing the marriage she’d fought so hard to hold together. While unearthing clues and struggling to decipher her visions, Molly discovers another side of Boyds, where the residents–and the land itself–hold potentially lethal secrets, and exposes another side of her husband, one that threatens to tear them apart.

OTHER INFO:
Megan’s Way is currently FREE for a limited time on Smashwords: https://bit.ly/m2TReS
Summer Kindle giveaway

The Trailer:

Author Bio:
Melissa Foster is the award winning author of two novels, Megan’s Way and Chasing Amanda. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and is currently collaborating in the film production of Megan’s Way. Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she’s written a column featured in Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa is currently working on her next novel, and lives in Maryland with her family. Melissa’s interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping women see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Coming September 2011: Women’s Literary Cafe, an extension of The Women’s Nest, will promote the writing communitybridging the gap between readers and authors. The Women’s Lit Cafe will offer free promotions to authors, reviewers, bloggers, and editors–bringing readers, authors, and author services together under one umbrella in a free, easily navigable venue.

Awards:
Megan’s Way
2011 Beach Book Award Winner (Spirituality)
2010 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist (Spirituality)
Nominated Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Award 2011 (Winners TBD summer 2011)
Chasing Amanda
Nominated Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Award 2011 (Winners TBD summer 2011)
PUBLISHER’S MARKETPLACE: Melissa Foster
Member: Maryland Writers’ Association

My Review:
First, let me say this: Melissa Foster is an AMAZING author. She really blew me away with this novel. I don’t know how to explain it, but she has got phenomenally seasoned skills. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, and read it in one night, I was THAT hooked. The characters, the plot, the wording….it all really wrapped itself around me and left me in awe.

With a character by the name of Molly (ahem…cough*cough*….it’s a VERY good name, if I might say so), you can’t go wrong. Well, you COULD go wrong, but Melissa Foster did NOT go wrong. I loved the characters, the little lost girls were my favorite and my heart truly went out to them. And the plot line….well, if you engross yourself into the story the way I did, the story becomes reality. I found myself feeling as though I was Molly Tanner, seeing the visions and the emotions of trying to salvage my marriage. It was all quite an experience. Vanishings, mystery, drama, family, and secrets. The key elements that make up this INCREDIBLE novel!

I highly, without doubt, recommend this to every reader. There is something in this novel that will hook everyone. With twists and turns that don’t leave you hanging, and an ending that will leave you hungry for more Melissa Foster work, this 5 star book is worth the read! Great job, Melissa- you have a new fan in this reader!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Melissa Foster 28 July, 2011 at 12:37 pm
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