Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Author Interview & Giveaway: One Way Home by Melanie Campbell

One Way Home Blog + Review Tour 

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 #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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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.

CONNECT WITH MELANIE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram



What was the inspiration behind One Way Home?

Melanie: One Way Home was inspired from my experience of having an alcoholic parent who made some mistakes but was a good, loving person. I think people who have never dealt with addiction firsthand can fail to see the hidden pain that often leads to addiction. One Way Home was my way of exploring that through a character who was inspired by my own mom.

How long did it take you to write this novel?

Melanie: From the time I wrote the first sentence until my final content edit was about a year and half.

Do you have a favorite quote from this novel?

Melanie: That’s a tough one! I think I’ll go with this:

I sighed and shook my head. “I think once a lie is planted is grows. The longer it goes on, the harder it is to cut it down and reveal the truth.”

What do you hope readers take away from One Way Home?

Melanie: More than anything, I hope readers will realize how much God loves them and that His grace is inexhaustible. There is no problem too big or messy for Him! I also hope readers will have increased compassion for others they might not understand.

Would you share something about yourself that most readers would not know?

Melanie: I can’t sing at all. I sound like a drowning cat. In fact, I have absolutely no musical talents. This made writing One Way Home a little challenging. I’m excited that the person narrating the audiobook has an education in music, an amazing voice, and sings like an angel.

What are you reading now?

Melanie: I’m reading Patricia Lee’s Love’s Autumn Harvest. Pat is in my critique group and we are both published with Mountain Brook Ink. I have many books in TBR pile. Next up is Susie Finkbeiner’s Stories that Bind Us.

How many bookcases are in your home?

Melanie: I’m lucky to have some built in bookcases, so I have a total of three, with one more built-in in the works.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Melanie: We recently bought a used RV, so lately my favorite thing to do is go camping or traveling in it. I absolutely love the feeling of setting off in a house-on-wheels to go explore. I might even have a future novel brewing in me because of it.


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

One Way Home JustRead Giveaway

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  1. This looks like a fantastic read. I love how the cover was done to fit it.

  2. Thank you for sharing! - JustRead Tours

  3. Very nice giveaway.

  4. I think One Way Home will be an edifying read, not just a book for leisure reading.

  5. This sounds really good and intriguing.