Monday, January 16, 2012

The Shadow of Your Smile Review

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“The Shadow of Your Smile” is one of those novels that pulled me in and kept me reading. Noelle and Eli have been married for years, but after the tragic death of their daughter, they have stayed together, but they haven’t lived. So much history stirs the characters' choices until a marriage is almost ruined. 

And what happens when Noelle is injured and can't remember Eli? The opportunity for a new romance in a mid-life marriage doesn't proceed smoothly. But this isn't the only story or romance. Others are intertwined in a way that reinforces Noelle and Eli's journey. Are we willing to risk after we've been hurt? Are we willing to trust others or will we retreat into the safety but lifelessness of our inner hearts. It's the kind of book that engaged my emotions and never let go.

This is a great addition to the Deep Haven series, but stands completely on its own... though it did make me want to track down more novels in the series. 

More about the novel....
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: 


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 comment:

Lane Hill House said...

I would like to read, "The Shadow of Your Smile." I have not read the Deep Haven series. I have been wondering if this family was mentioned in previous novels in the series? Do they have friends to help them in their growth together?


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