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: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/books/the-shadow-of-your-smile.
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 ofwww.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:www.susanmaywarren.com.
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My Thoughts and Review:
I have enjoyed Susan May Warren books for a few years now, so I was excited when I was selected to read and review the 6th book in the Deep Haven series, The Shadow of Your Smile. The Shadow of Your Smile is another "Winner" for me! Susan draws the reader in with the tragedies and emotions of the book. I started reading this book and just couldn't put it down, I felt like my heart and mind had jumped right into the book and the events were almost real life happenings! I was riding high in emotions for Noelle and Eli over the loss of the daughter, their thoughts of divorce after 25yrs of marriage and then Noelle's memory loss. I have never experienced such tragedy personally, but I can see how and why tragedy can cause such drama and trama in a family. I really appreciate that The Shadow of Your Smile really shows the reader that we need to trust in God and not rely on our own plans. "Our plans are not always God plans".
I highly recommend The Shadow of Your Smile, you will not be disappointed! Though this is the 6th book in the series, it is also a "stand alone novel". Susan May Warren is a great writer and this book is no exception!
GIVEAWAY hosted by Susan May Warren:
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
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book as part of my participation in the LitFuse Blogger Program. I was only required to give an honest review, no other compensation was given.