Blog Tour: Familiar Ground by Michelle Lynn


ad•dic•tion noun \ə-ˈdik-shən, a-\
: a strong and harmful need to regularly have something or do something
: an unusually great interest in something or a need to do or have something
Leah and Adam have never met.
However, they live parallel lives.
Lives plagued by addiction.

When a tragic, but common demon, surfaces between their siblings, Leah and Adam’s worlds collide, never to be the same again.

Adam loses his sister forever.
Leah’s brother returns.
Both gain a niece, neither knew existed.

Now they face an obstacle to raise a niece together while Leah’s brother struggles to free himself from the grip of drug addiction as Adam’s family grieves for the sister and daughter they lost.

A commonality is discovered.
Deep wounds begin to heal.
Lines blur as their lives entwine.



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Wow! What a heart-wrenching and moving story. Emotions are all over the place. I think this was the first book that I’ve read about the main characters being directly affected by family with a drug addiction. It was hard to read about at some points but so worth it. The characters were well written and the story line drew me in.

Adam and Leah have a connection that most don’t have. They not only have siblings addicted to drugs but also have lost someone close to them. They understand each other on a whole other level. Adam is patient and understanding. He’s sweet to Leah and adores his niece, Dani. Leah is so used to being in control and taking care of herself but easily takes Dani into her life. I really liked both of them and their personalities were wonderful. They complimented each other very well.

The story flowed seamlessly and the scenes transitioned smoothly. I easily read this in one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down. It evoked a lot of emotion, some good and some not so good. I really enjoyed this book and found it very touching. I highly recommend reading it. 5 out of 5 books!

“Do you want to talk about it?” I hesitantly ask, running my own finger along the steering wheel.

“I’m not sure. It’s just all so crazy in my head. Nothing makes sense. Nothing is going as I’ve planned.”

“Sometimes the best things that happen are the ones you least expect,” I say, like some damn philosophy professor.

She turns to me with a serious face. “Adam, what if Shane doesn’t get clean? What if he can’t do it?” A tear clings to her lashes before falling from her eye and trailing down her cheek.

Michelle moved around the Midwest most of her life, transferring from school to school before settling down in the outskirts of Chicago ten years ago, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.  She developed a love of reading at a young age, which helped lay the foundation for her passion to write.   With the encouragement of her family, she finally sat down and wrote one of the many stories that have been floating around in her head. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can be found playing with her kids, talking to her mom on the phone, or hanging out with her family and friends.  But after chasing around twin preschoolers all day, she always cherishes her relaxation time after putting the kids to bed.

Twitter: @michellelynnbks




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One thought on “Blog Tour: Familiar Ground by Michelle Lynn

  1. Thank you so much for participating in the blog tour! You’re review is wonderfully written and I’m glad you enjoyed the book


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