Monday, July 12, 2010

Book Review: Shades of Morning, by Marlo Schalesky

 Shades of Morning: A Novel
Shades of Morning, by Marlo Schalesky is a heartwarming story about miracles and finding love and hope when you think all is lost.  Marnie has little hope of ever having a miracle in her life, buried in her work at her coffee/book shop she works day in and day out, that is until she receives a letter which will change her life forever.  Marnie does not in any way welcome what is about to happen in her life.  Her sister, whom she has not seen or talked to in years has passed away, leaving a young son behind.  Marnie did not even know she had a nephew, now she's to become his guardian.

Emmit, a young boy is left motherless, will he find love when living with his aunt?  What about his good friend Taylor who have been a father figure to him, torn apart with the death of his mother, will Emmit and Taylor find their way back together?

The twist.....Marnie and Taylor just happen to be still in love with one another in spite of being states apart and not seeing or speaking to each other in many years.

Marnie's box of regrets ties events in this story together weaving it's way through love, sorrow and things that Marnie would like to keep hidden.  We all have an angel in our life, sometimes that angel is where we least expect it, this is a book that will tug at your heart and realize that even when you feel lost there is a way out of the tunnel toward happiness

*I was given a copy of this book to review from Waterbrook Multnomah publishing, and was not compensated in any other way for my honest opinion.


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