Friday, January 27, 2012

Book Review: 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:

Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirations 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, 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!)

Divorce, accident, secrets...drama, this book has it all, and once again Susan May Warren writes a fantastic story that draws you in and makes her characters feel as though they're a part of you.  This is an excellent book that deals with real to life issues.  It is full of heart, and will keep you turning the pages as quickly as you can!  

If you're already a fan of Susan May Warren, you're going to love this book, if you haven't read her books, what are you waiting for?!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from Litfuse

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. I did not know about the Deep Haven series before this tour. I would like to read "The Shadow of Your Smile." Thank you for your review.

  2. Looks great. Thanks for the heads up about the contest. I have read a few of Susan's books. I love a good series.

  3. hi i just checked the kindle version of this book, but i don't have enough money on my gift card to purchase it. buT I Love the review. Anyways i am following you from The World Bloggers community.
    I crochet to in my spare time.


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