Monday, November 14, 2011

Review: Come Back to Me by Melissa Foster

Come Back to Me by Melissa Foster

Publisher:  Greenforge Books 
Pages:  307 
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Tess Johnson has it all: her handsome photographer husband Beau, a thriving business, and a newly discovered pregnancy. When Beau accepts an overseas photography assignment, Tess decides to wait to reveal her secret—only she’s never given the chance. Beau’s helicopter crashes in the desert.

Tess struggles with the news of Beau’s death and tries to put her life back together. Alone and dealing with a pregnancy that only reminds her of what she has lost, Tess is adrift in a world of failed plans and fallen expectations. When a new client appears offering more than just a new project, Tess must confront the circumstances of her life head on.

Meanwhile, two Iraqi women who are fleeing honor killings find Beau barely alive in the middle of the desert, his body ravaged by the crash. Suha, a doctor, and Samira, a widow and mother of three young children, nurse him back to health in a makeshift tent. Beau bonds with the women and children, and together, with the help of an underground organization, they continue their dangerous escape.

What happens next is a test of loyalties, strength, and love.

Kritters Thoughts:  I laughed, I cried and I cried some more! The reader gets attached to Tess Johnson a newly pregnant, independent wife who is left to keep down the homefront while her husband, Beau, heads over to Iraq as a photographer. As the reader finds out quickly, his helicopter goes down and we know he has survived. I enjoyed that the reader was in the know because it made the journey for both more interesting; the reader was able to enjoy the story because they knew that he was alive the entire time.

As always, I can not reveal the ending because it is more than worth reading to get there, but I was completely affected by the ending - even after a few hours, I am still debating on whether I want to change it.

This is definitely a read that you are going to want to read with a few tissues at hand and may not want to be around others because sobbing may occur. I would suggest curling up with this book this winter and enjoy a tearjerker.

Rating:  absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


  1. Wasn't this fantastic, Melissa did a great job on this one.

    The OMG moment made me email Melissa immediately, I was in shock and like you not sure if I wanted it different or not.

    I look forward to more from her.

  2. Oh, I read this book and I definitely recommend that box of tissues! You might even want to hide, while reading, if you're a messy/ugly crier like I am. I end up a runny nose and my eyes become puffy and red, but 'Come Back To Me' was totally worth it!

  3. Hi Marce and Carrie. Thank you for stopping by. Marce really did send me an email at midnight with the subject line: OMG!

    She made my night. I was so happy to see that she couldn't put it down. Remember, it broke my heart to write that part, too:-)


  4. I loved "Come Back To Me". It's definitely a read with tissues. I actually had a "gasp" in there too! I felt like a "friend" in Beau and Tess's life, watching the story play out. Wonderful story, wonderful author. Looking forward to her next!!!!

  5. Thank you, Pat. So happy that you enjoyed the characters as much as I did. I hope you'll follow my tour because several of the posts are written from the perspective of the characters!


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