After nine months of living in the Highlands of Scotland with just his dog while recovering from a devastating divorce, Shawn Stewart, a changed man, begins an interesting and emotional journey back to his hometown of Astoria Oregon. On the way, he reconnects with lost parts of his heart, mind, spirit, and forgotten memories and says goodbye as he begins the next stage in getting his life back. Along the way, he reconnects with his best friend Billy who unbeknownst to Shawn has a lot riding on his recovery and future happiness.
Soon after arriving home, an old romance begins to blossom but teeters on a precipice as personal struggles and serious family conflict begin to make cracks into his new life. Shawn’s sister struggles to find a balance between work and family life while his teenage niece, Charlie, is secretly dealing with dark struggles of her own. These struggles lead to dangerous choices that could affect everyone in her family in ways she cannot imagine which leads Shawn into action to save her life.
Shawn struggles not with just who he wants to be but also with who his family needs him to be. Unknown to him it is a feeling he shares with Charlie as they are both trying to find their place in the world. Amidst the chaos, the sudden appearance of a mysterious old man named Pockets leads to life-altering choices for Shawn and life changing news for his best friend.
All the Roads Home is a story about how a group of people comes together not just for the benefit of one man but also for each other. It is an often edgy character driven novel which deals with some of the darker sides of family life such as death, divorce, teen drug use and depression all while interweaving a story about deep family love, new beginnings, and romance.
Michael Melville (Author)
My name is Michael; I am 36, a novelist, former business owner and a senior at Grand Valley State University. I am also a proud father of an amazing year and a half-old little boy named Jax and happily engaged to his mother; an amazingly inspirati...