Aug 5, 2011

Homeward by Melody Carlson

From bestselling author Melody Carlson comes this award-winning story of three generations of Lancaster women. For twenty years Meg Lancaster has avoided Briar Hedge, the Lancaster family estate. Now she has been drawn back to her grandmother's home to uncover secrets that have been hidden for decades and to try to regain the family she long ago abandoned.

Melody Carlson has published over 200 books, making her one of the top 20 most prolific authors of all time. With total sales of over 1.4 million her award- winning books include: Homeward, Love Finds You in Sisters, Oregon; Limelight; the Diary of a Teenage Girl series; the True Colors series; and the Charter House Girls series.

This Melody Carlson novel was a RITA award winner and is now available as an e-book for $2.99 at

Melody has worn many hats: from pre-school teacher to political activist to senior editor. Currently, she writes full-time, and freelances from her home. She has two grown sons and lives in Sisters, Oregon with her husband, Chris, and Bailey, her chocolate lab.

Three generations of women, separated by misunderstanding and unforgiveness.

Meg moved away from her hometown and her entire family many years earlier, and she has finally decided to come home for a short visit. Her own wedding plans have been called off, and her dreams are on hold. She doesn't expect to stay long, but she wants to make peace with her elderly grandmother before it's too late.

Meg is totally unprepared to see her mother, and is shocked to find that her mom has actually mellowed over the years. In fact, she seems like a totally different person than what Meg remembers. Even Meg's sister and her family are like total strangers, yet they welcome her with open arms. 

Some of Meg's sweetest childhood memories are of her grandfather's cranberry bogs, which have been abandoned for many years and are totally overrun with weeds.  With her grandmother's blessing, she tackles the ruined fields and tries to bring them back to their earlier glory days.  She faces unbelievable opposition from certain family members, but others support her efforts wholeheartedly.

Homeward is all about a broken family who learns that it's never too late to work on broken dreams and broken relationships. Overall, it's a great story!

DISCLOSURE: I received an ebook of Homeward courtesy of Glass Road Public Relations, in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated for my thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds great. I just read her River's Song and want to read some more of her books. I like the mystery that this book sounds like it has :)