MICHELLE SCHLICHER is the author of the novels THE BLUE JAY and GRACIE’S SONG. A graduate of Iowa State University, she subsequently worked for six years in communications and marketing.
Behind every lost dream lies a second chance...
When adored town spinster Joy Talley ends up in a coma after a peculiar accident, she is surprised and incensed to hear what is being said in her hospital room, including plans for her funeral. When she finally wakes, her well-meaning, but bossy, brothers and sisters dismiss her claims, thinking her accident has knocked her off her rocker, but Joy has never felt better, and is determined to set the past right. Now Joy must face her darkest secret and risk reopening wounds caused by an old flame who rejected her more than twenty years ago. But taking risks brings change, as well as a new, younger man into Joy's life, making her feel like a teenager again. Suddenly Joy's once humdrum life is anything but boring and routine and the future beckons, exhilarating and bright.
Kara Dawson, a twenty-five-year-old student therapist, has shut life out to focus on her sister’s illness. That is, until a chance meeting pushes her to confront the possibilities—by letting go and moving forward.
Eighty-three-year-old Nettie Campbell heals in the hospital while facing the consequences of her actions. Can she repair relationships and forge new bonds as she comes to terms with the truth?
Come This Way is an emotional, honest look into the lives of women who are discovering their own strength. It is a story about difficult choices and the people around us who help us find our way.
Don’t miss all five books in the Lean On Me Series, heart-wrenching stories of teens in jeopardy and the adults who’ve dedicated their lives to helping them. PROMISES TO KEEP, MICHAEL’S FAMILY, TRUST IN ME, WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN and A PRICE WORTH PAYING.
Praise A PRICE WORTH PAYING:
“I started the book well after midnight...almost didn't sleep... and woke only to continue reading and finished it out in one fell swoop.”
“It was so refreshing to read a book about an imperfect couple who have been married a long time with big problems in their relationship but a determination to save the marriage.”
“Overall a good read. Subject matter was very serious, but done very well. It also had enough of a mystery going on that it keeps the reader engaged.”
“This has been by far one of the best books I have read in a while!”
“This is pure drama with a very good dose of angst thrown in. I wondered how these two could ever come back together again since what has torn them apart has become a runaway train. They both have to admit what their part is in what has happened to their love. Again......I love the teenagers in this book and Kathryn Shay knows how to write her kids (and adults).”
“Kathryn Shay is best at creating edgy plot lines from hot button issues, and creating a world where Romance characters heroically meet tough challenges. She is able to take the best from the Romance genre and complicate the lives of realistic and exceptional characters to create satisfying stories that don't shy away from the complexities of life - a must read!!!”