$25 GIVEAWAY- Home by Melissa Pearl

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$25 GIVEAWAY- Home by Melissa Pearl

$25 GIVEAWAY- Home by Melissa Pearl


Melissa Pearl

Published on 7-28-2015

Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Rachel Myers never meant to stay in the small town of Payton. Her eyes are set on bigger things than waitressing at Clark’s Bar. She wants to perform on a stage of her own with bright lights, fame, and fortune. But her dreams seem too far out of reach and so she stays put, content with the love of her boyfriend, Joshua Clark. He’s a good man, a solid rock she can depend on. She wants that to be enough, but it hasn’t quelled her yearning for the big city.

Josh has never loved anyone the way he loves Rachel and he dreads the day she might leave him. He’s happy in his small town home. Running the bar that has been in his family for two generations is a dream come true. He couldn’t be happier with his life…until one night, a city boy from Hollywood promises Rachel a record deal and destroys everything.

Jumping at a chance she never thought she’d have, Rachel leaves Payton. And Josh. But the sparkle of Los Angeles is not all it’s cracked up to be, and Rachel quickly figures out that some sacrifices are not worth the risk. Is she too late? Will Josh forgive her, or has her desire for fame ruined the best thing she’s ever had?

Sometimes you have to say goodbye before you can say forever.

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Young Couple in Love, Kissing at Sunset

My heart squeezed tight at the sight of him–my towering man with his hangdog frown.
“I–” I pointed behind me. “It’s time for me to go.”
“Yeah.” Josh stared at the floor as he slowly moved toward me.
“I’ll call you when I get there.”

Damn, I was going to miss that deep voice–the soft, husky sound of it.
His pale blue gaze hit me, making me feel everything from guilt to despair. He opened his mouth to speak but couldn’t say anything. He’d always struggled to talk about his feelings. I guess I just instinctively knew most of them, and as much as I wanted it, I couldn’t expect gushy prose.
I needed to get the goodbye over with.
Stepping forward, I rose to my tiptoes and brushed my lips against his. “I’ll see you, Josh.” My voice wavered, tears burning my eyes as I spun for the door.
I yanked it open and headed for Parker’s car.
“Rachel, wait!”

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My boot heel dug into the ground, and I turned to face my man. His large, grizzly bear body strode over to me, his jaw set tight and determined. He stopped right at my feet and pulled a note from his pocket.
“What’s this?” I took the one-dollar bill from him.
“I want you to buy me a postcard,” he croaked. “Find me one of a sunset or something.”
My song–“Picture Postcards From L.A.”
Well, ain’t that just the sweetest thing.
Tears lined my lashes as I clutched the note in my hand. “I’ll sign it with love forever more.”

~ Rachel


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About Melissa Pearl

Melissa Pearl

Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November, 2011. Since then she has produced three more books with her fifth novel, Betwixt, due out in November 2012.

“I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love.”


101 Responses to “$25 GIVEAWAY- Home by Melissa Pearl”

  1. Mary Preston

    I left home because I was virtually pushed out of the nest. Nothing bigger about that.

  2. Sue LeBlanc

    We actually sold our home and moved away for bigger things in FL and have not regretted it for a second. Best decision ever made for us.

  3. Anne

    No, I grew up in a suburb on the border of Chicago, that was big enough for me. We also lived near NYC the first 10 years of my life and went downtown every weekend.

  4. Stephanie

    Yes. I left a very small town of just under 50K people in Michigan for Los Angeles. I’ve been here over 25 years.

  5. Shelly S.

    Sort of. I moved out of state to try new things. I basically sowed my wild oats (such as they were) and then moved back home eventually.

  6. Deanna

    I moved away. not sure if it was for bigger things but i sure did learn a few things along the way and had fun while doing so 😀 now im planning to move back home in a few years! So excited for that. ready to be back home 😀

  7. Kim

    Yes. Twice….LOL. But miss my family and home very much. I don’t get to visit very much.

  8. Marcy Meyer

    I did not. I stayed in my hometown for a few years after high school, then moved 30 minutes away for college. Now, I live near my college town and about 45 minutes from my parent’s house.

  9. Heather Scully

    I left home at 19 for college and then I came home three years later to work. I left again for other reasons, and worked in Ireland and the UK, other places. Came home again after major surgery meant I couldn’t work or live there without income. Been home 5 years now, 4 years in Uni, and now too sick to do anything. My feet are itchy again, I need to get out again.

  10. Kim Holliday

    No…I’m such a homebody and feel more comfortable at home than anywhere else.

  11. Barrie

    I did leave home for bigger things…I left a small, central Wisconsin home for Tallahassee, Florida to be with the man I love. We are now in Kentucky, closer to home.

  12. Christi

    No,I didn’t leave home. I stayed for my boyfriend and we got married. Still together 35 years later :)

  13. Cali W.

    Thanks for the giveaway; I haven’t left home for bigger things, but I hope one day I will. 😉

  14. Rachelle C

    I guess in a way I did I got my first apartment after graduation for me and my infant daughter

  15. Renee Henson

    I left home when I got married I had big plans to.leave before then but my mom.died when I was 21 so I stayed home with my brother and daddy

  16. Sammie lynn

    I left home to go away to Undergrad and Graduate school for my PhD in Chemistry but I think I’ll head back after.

  17. Kailey

    No! Still in my small hometown with my husband and 2(almost 3) kids. I do hope after he finishes being an apprentice and doing his schooling in 4 years that we get to move somewhere else. I’m interested in going somewhere bigger.

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