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Welcome. I'm Melina Druga.

Hi.  I’m Melina Druga, a multi-genre author with a lifelong love of books and the English language.  I pen historical fiction, contemporary fiction and nonfiction.  All my fiction stories feature strong heroines who know what they want.  So far, I’ve published nine nonfiction books and three historical fiction/women’s fiction novels.  Three historical fiction/women’s fiction novellas will publish in 2022, and my contemporary fiction/chick lit/women’s fiction series will debut in 2023.

Introducing Journey of Hope

Coming January 2022

Journey of Hope by Melina Druga

Hardship defines Claire’s life.  Her husband, Harold, dreams of greater opportunity.  A treacherous journey lies ahead.

1829. Claire Appleton experiences an arduous life filled with hard work, struggle and sacrifice in the rugged British North American wilderness. In her lifetime, she hasn’t traveled more than a few miles from her hometown.

Harold dreams of adventure and suggests uprooting their lives and traveling 900 miles in search of a better life. Content, Claire resists. 

Claire’s mind, however, changes when her drunken father-in-law threatens to the kill her family.  Getting away from him is the best thing they could do, but a journey comes with risk.  Many aspects could go wrong, and often do for travelers. 

Will the Appletons’ journey of hope end safely?  Will they achieve success?

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It is always a joy to read this author's stories. This author is not just a writer but a great storyteller. I look forward to reading many more stories by this author.
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Druga masterfully takes the time to build the atmosphere of the era and establish a compelling plot
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