Friday, January 13, 2012

The Shadow of Your Smile - by Susan May Warren


The Shadow of You Smile – by Susan May Warren

While this is the first of this book series that I have read I must say that I enjoyed it greatly. I have heard this type of story before, the kind where a tragic event happens and someone loses their memory and a loved one helps them rediscover who they are. It is almost like a rebirth type of opportunity that this person is given. Not always does the person recognize the opportunities that they are given but I think those around them do. This book is no exception to those statements. I highly recommend this book!

While the main characters are well written and the story easy to follow it did not become a story that you could weed out what was coming next. From the onset you did know that this story would have a happy ending but I do not think that I expected the twists that this book allowed. As much as this book shares the lives of the characters and develops them with a good sub-plot I think that using a similar situation of events between the mother and daughter with the tragedy helped the reader get a better feel for the family dynamic and what would cause someone to consider divorce.

I thought it was a very sweet story about rekindling the love of two folks who at one time loved each other so much to produce three children. I think it is a shame that marriages are not as rock-solid as they once were and I am glad that the author makes the reader aware that God does indeed work for our good. Kudos goes to Ms. Warren for a great addition to the series. I look forward to seeing more in this series and catching up on those already available.

I would like to thank LitFuse Publicity and NetGalley for this free book.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Shadow of Your Smile (Book Review on the 13th)

About the book: The Shadow of Your Smile

A beautiful blanket of snow may cover the quaint town of Deep Haven each winter, but it can’t quite hide the wreckage of Noelle and Eli Hueston’s marriage.

After twenty-five years, they’re contemplating divorce . . . just as soon as their youngest son graduates from high school. But then an accident erases part of Noelle's memory. Though her other injuries are minor, she doesn’t remember Eli, their children, or the tragedy that has ripped their family apart. What’s more, Noelle is shocked that her life has turned out nothing like she dreamed it would. As she tries to regain her memory and slowly steps into her role as a wife and mother, Eli helps her readjust to daily life with sometimes-hilarious, sometimes-heartwarming results. But can she fall in love again with a man she can’t remember?

Will their secrets destroy them . . . or has erasing the past given them a chance for a future? Read the story behind the story here: Shadow of Your Smile

About Susan: Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.

Susan's larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of http://www.mybooktherapy.com/, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!)

A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at:http://www.susanmaywarren.com/.

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Sometimes love requires a little forgetting ... Come back to Deep Haven and find out what's been happening in your favorite quaint hamlet. If you're new to the Deep Haven series - this is the perfect book to start with - each book in the series is a stand alone story.

Susan is celebrating the release of The Shadow of Your Smile by giving away a prize pack worth over $200 from 1/9-1/28.

One grand prize winner will receive:
A $200 Visa Gift Card (Use that to rekindle a little romance, treat yourself to a spa day, snap up those shoes you’ve been eyeing, or purchase a few great books!)
The entire set of Deep Haven Books
The winner will be announced on 1/30/12 on Susan’s blog, Scribbles! Just click one of the icons below to enter and tell your friends about Susan's giveaway on FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.


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Julie Arduini: The Surrendered Scribe http://juliearduini.com

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1/10

Kalyn at The Feminine Intellect www.thefeminineintellect.com

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April's Lifestyle Show http://aprilslifestyleshow.com

Chelle at Chasing the Divine http:www.chelled.blogspot.com

Thou Art Jules http://thouartjules.com

1/11

Kianna's Corner http://kiannaskorner.blogspot.com

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Michele at My Blessings From Above http://koreamom.blogspot.com

Shari at The Knit Wit by Shair http://www.theknitwitbyshair.com

Elizabeth at Count It All Joy http://texasjoy.blogspot.com

1/12

Casey at Writing for Christ http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com

Kaylea at My Scrappy Life http://www.myscrappylife.com

Net's Book Notes http://www.annetteirbyreviews.blogspot.com

Michelle at Our Little Corner of the World http://littlecornerofworld.blogspot.com

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1/13

Christen at Mom, Writer, Crafter, Coffee Drinker www.ChristenKrumm.com

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Scott LaVigne's Blog http://lavignesblog.com

Whitney at Rambles of a SAHM http://ramblesahm.blogspot.com

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1/14

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Charla at For What It's Worth www.quiet-rebel.blogspot.com

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1/16

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Jill at Frugal Plus http://www.frugalplus.com

Lesley at Dragonflies 'n Daydreams http://www.lesleypeck.com

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1/17

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Becky at Christian Chick's Thoughts http://christianchicksthoughts.blogspot.com

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1/19

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Anna at The Cross Is All http://annawood.wordpress.com/

1/20

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Becky at In the Pages http://inthepages.blogspot.com

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Barbara's Thin Line Between Truth & Fiction http://www.barbarasthinline.blogspot.com

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1/21

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Come Back to Deep Haven and Win a $200 Visa Card from @SusanMayWarren!

Sometimes love requires a little forgetting ... Come back to Deep Haven and find out what's been happening in your favorite quaint hamlet. If you're new to the Deep Haven series - this is the perfect book to start with - each book in the series is a stand alone story.





Susan is celebrating the release of The Shadow of Your Smile by giving away a prize pack worth over $200 from 1/9-1/28.










One grand prize winner will receive:


  • A $200 Visa Gift Card (Use that to rekindle a little romance, treat yourself to a spa day, snap up those shoes you’ve been eyeing, or purchase a few great books!)

  • The entire set of Deep Haven Books 

The winner will be announced on 1/30/12 on Susan’s blog, Scribbles! Just click one of the icons below to enter and tell your friends about Susan's giveaway on FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.






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