"The characters are easy to relate to. I loved them, laughed with them, cried with them. And not just any cry..an out and out ugly cry..." ~ Heather (Heather's Book Reviews)
"Right from the start, I was captured by the characters that weave throughout the novel. I felt like I was right there with them through everything. At one point I even felt like I WAS them."~Nicole (Author Nicole L Daffurn)
"I highly recommend this story to all, but be warned, a part of your heart and soul may stay in the pages of this story just as mine has." ~Jenny (Black Words - White Pages)
Melissa Shuler is an expert at running away. Unfortunately, doing so always lands her in more trouble than she was trying to escape. This time, she's running back to her hometown. Her family needs her, and she needs them—more than she's ready to admit. She doesn't need a new romance, and certainly not two. Melissa never dreamed that finding home would take her on a journey like this.
Parting Burden is a stroll through the lives of several twenty-somethings, told from the perspective of the main character, Melissa Shuler.
Melissa, Catherine, Angela, Seth, Travis, James, and Shane: each is searching for their path in life, love and friendship. As in life, drama and comedy walk hand-in-hand, soul-searching and self-analysis are evil necessities, and moving forward sometimes means leaving something, or someone, behind.