Monday, January 9, 2012

The Shadow Of Your Smile by Susan May Warren ~ Litfuse Blog Tour

Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (December 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414334834
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414334837

From the Back Cover

Sometimes love requires a little forgetting.
A beautiful blanket of snow may cover the 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 on the brink of divorce when 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 them apart.

What’s more, Noelle is shocked that her life turned out nothing like she dreamed it would. What happened to her ambitions? Could she really be married to this grizzly man?

As she steps back into her role as wife and mother, Eli attempts to help with both humorous and heartwarming results. But can she fall in love again with a man she can’t remember? Will the secrets she discovers destroy them . . . or has erasing the past given them a chance for the future?

My take on this book:
What a story. When tragedy strikes Noelle's family instead of pulling them together it drives them apart. So much so that the marriage in in shambles. Then an accident occurs that causes Noelle's memory to be erased. She doesn't  remember her  husband, her children or the reason why her marriage is in shambles.  Will the loss of her memory help her regain what she held important in life, could it be the second chance that her marriage needs?
This is one of those stories that slowly works its way into your brain and has you thinking what if. I couldn't imagine being in Noelle's shoes, having an accident waking up and realizing that twenty plus years of memories are wiped away. As she comes to realize that her marriage had been disintegrating she can't help but wonder how her life turned out the way it did. It was easy to like the characters in this story, and as the story progressed I couldn't help but hope that the marriage would be saved and that Noelle and her husband might get a second chance.
A contemporary story with a small town setting that weaves together several spiritual messages together with a compelling family story of tragedy and loss that stayed with me long after the final page. While this book is part of Deep Haven Series it can easily be read as a stand alone work. Although for me reading this one makes me want to go back and read all the books in the series.  Highly recommended!

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About the author:
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, 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 

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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      1 comment:

      1. WooHoo! Please enter me! I haven't read any of the Deep Haven books. I have catching up to do!
        Thank you for the video promoing The Shadow of Your Smile. Very nicely done.
        What if we woke up tomorrow without a yesterday?
        Jack Jones: The Shadow of Your Smile



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