Friday, July 16, 2010

Shades of Morning by Marlo Schalesky

Shades of Morning is the latest drama from Marlo Schalesky. If you like Karen Kingsbury then you will love this author. Marlo writes a jaw-dropping story that defies most other Christian fiction. Each book has a twist of some kind. Just when you think you know where the story is going, POW! she drops the real story on you. You just never know what to expect. If you like trying to figure out the story (and knowing that you CAN'T!) then you'll love this book.


About the book:

Marnie Wittier has life just where she wants it. Quiet. Peaceful. No drama. A long way away from her past. In the privacy of her home, she fills a box with slips of paper, scribbled with her regrets, sins, and sorrows. But that’s nobody else’s business. Her bookstore/coffee shop patrons, her employees, her friends from church—they all think she’s the very model of compassion and kindness.

Then Marnie’s past creeps into her present when her estranged sister dies and makes Marnie guardian of her fifteen-year-old son—a boy Marnie never knew existed. And when Emmit arrives, she discovers he has Down syndrome—and that she’s woefully unprepared to care for him. What’s worse, she has to deal with Taylor Cole, her sister’s attorney, a man Marnie once loved—and abandoned. As Emmit (and Taylor) work their way into her heart, Marnie begins to heal. But when pieces of her dismal past surface again, she must at last face the scripts of paper in her box, all the regrets and sorrows. Can she do it? Or will she run again?

About the author:

Marlo Schalesky is the author of several books, including Beyond the Nightand Empty Womb, Aching Heart. A graduate of Stanford University, Marlo also has a masters of theology with an emphasis in biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Married over twenty years, she lives with her husband, Bryan, and their five children in California.

You can purchase this bookhere.

This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah

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