Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Title: The Shadow of Your Smile
Author: Susan May Warner
Publisher:  Tyndale 
Source:  Publisher
Available:  Now

Genre:  Christian Fiction
Series:  #6 of Deep Haven
Rating:  PG
Pages: 384

About the Book:
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?

My Take:
What would happen if the last 25 years were suddenly erased from your life?  This book is raw emotion throughout the entire book.  There is so much happening in the book that it actually took me longer to read than usual and deals with some very serious subjects, but it reads very easily and lets one focus more on the heart of the subject than just reading words.  I found myself returning to the story and trying to figure out my reactions if the same thing had happened, and what do I want back from my youth that I had given up.    I didn't realize this w as part of a series when I picked it from the tour, but I was not lost...all of the novels in this series can be a standalone.  I probably will go back and read some of them, just to find out more about this small town!   

I would absolutely add this to your To Be Read Pile.  I think this would also be a great book for a group book discussion club to talk about.  This book will make you laugh, cry, think, become prepared for the unthinkable and so much more.  

About the Author:
Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of thirty novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.
A seasoned women’s events 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. You can find her online

More about the Giveaway:

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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I got a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  I am disclosing this in accordance
With the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the
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1 comment:

  1. Jacque, I love the layout and color! I really like how you set up the beginning of your blog. Very nice. I haven't read any of this series so do not know anything about Deep Haven. Was wondering if friends come alongside and help them in their struggles. I would like to read the Shadow of Your Smile.