LitFuse Blog Tour Review: The Shadow Of Your Smile by Susan May Warren(+ Giveaway!)

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The Shadow Of Your Smile
Susan May Warren
Tyndale
January 2012
384 pages
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5/5 Books

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?

Author Susan May Warren

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 ofwww.MyBookTherapy.com, 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!)

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Join the Flock! LitFuse Publicity Group blogger My Review:
Wow! She did it AGAIN! Susan May Warren is an author who creates books worth reflecting on. This is one of those books that you need to sit on and ponder back on awhile. Susan is an author who can take anything and turn it into a masterpiece. It doesn’t matter if it’s romance, drama, historical or humor….give it to her and she turns it into a work of art.

That’s what this book is. A masterful work of art. Simply put. I didn’t get to read the first Deep Haven novel but I am SO happy that I had the chance to read this one. The Shadow Of Your Smile is a story that combines tragedy, drama, humor, love, romance, friendship, trust and secrets and turns it into a whopper of a fantastical read. I was hooked from the start and this book kept me in awe the whole time.

Noelle and Eli. What amazing characters. Both are ready to throw in the towel on their marriage. After 3 years of living as despondent roommates, rather than as the husband and wife that they were, Noelle wants to start her life over and follow her life long dreams. Eli stays away more often than not. But, then something tragic happens. An accident that can erase time and leave people starting from the beginning. Noelle loses her memory.

Devastated Eli vows to help her remember. Tries to bring his beautiful Noelle back to where they were before the first tragic accident. But, can his love and smiles bring her back? Or has he lost his one true love forever?

Though this story is about Eli and Noelle, whom the reader will fall instantly in love with, the secondary characters….Kyle, Emma, Kirby, Lee….all of them lend an added depth and turn the story into a heartwarming, humor-filled, captivating read.

This is most definitely a high 5 Book worthy novel. A story based on tragedy and drama, you’ll fall in love with the sweet town of Deep Haven, it’s residents, and the history behind the family torn apart by tragic circumstances. You’ll follow them, feel their emotions as your own, and get lost among the messages of God’s unending love and guidance. A truly amazing story of tears, laughter and second chances. Well done, Ms. Warren! I can’t wait until the next Deep Haven novel or to go back and read My Foolish Heart, Deep Haven #1!

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Susan’s Giveaway:
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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6 Comments

  • Reply Dorothy

    Love love love that book cover!

    21 January, 2012 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Maria D.

    This sounds like a really great book. Thanks for the info.

    21 January, 2012 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Patty

    I’ll be reviewing this one myself. I found it to be OK

    21 January, 2012 at 10:29 pm
  • Reply Lane Hill House

    I would like to read this book and the previous book. I have not read any of the Deep Haven series. I was wondering if this family has been mentioned before “The Shadow of Your Smile” ~*~ growing together and relearning to love. Sounds like a strong book.
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

    22 January, 2012 at 1:52 am
  • Reply Catherine Lee

    I love the premise and your review. Thank-you.

    22 January, 2012 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Shari

    Great review! I’m glad you enjoyed this one so much.

    23 January, 2012 at 11:51 pm
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