Dec 14, 2011

The Shadow of Your Smile by Susan May Warren

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?

Susan May Warren is the RITA Award–winning author of more than thirty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church.

Susan holds a BA in mass communications from the University of Minnesota. Several of her critically acclaimed novels have been chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times and won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. Four of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women's events about God's amazing grace in our lives.

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Noelle and Eli were technically married, but they had virtually nothing in common. A horrible tragedy tore their lives apart, and their family had never recovered.

Noelle witnessed a brutal and senseless crime, and is herself a victim. When she wakes up in the hospital, she has totally forgotten her husband and her children, and thinks that she is single and attending college. The first look in a mirror shocks her world, and she doesn't recognize the old woman looking back at her.

The Shadow of Your Smile is a heart warming, tender look at a broken family who is given a second chance for wholeness and forgiveness. They get a second chance at love, if they are only willing to take the risk.

Susan May Warren has become one of my favorite authors, and this book was an absolute delight to read. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley, courtesy of the publisher Tyndale House, in exchange for my honest review.

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