Monday, May 24, 2010

Recommending SHADES OF MORNING by Marlo Schalesky

Hey all,

Here's another great book by an author I love. Hope you will check it out. Marlo is a fantabulous storyteller whose work will tug your heartstrings. You might find yourself different when you close her book than you were when you opened it...and that's a good thing. Be blessed! Here's more info:

By Marlo Schalesky
Published by Waterbrook-Multnomah Publishers
Shades of Morning is Marlo’s third “Love Story with a Twist” (think a Nicolas Sparks type love story with an M. Night Shyamalan type twist!).

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?

Top Pick! 4 ½ Stars! “Schalesky has a knack for weaving a surprising spiritual twist into her tales. The touching plot will make readers examine how they deal with past regrets, and how God moves them through it. A not-to-be-missed, stunning novel!”

Marlo Schalesky is the award winning author of numerous books, including her latest novel Shades of Morning, which combines a love story with a surprise ending twist. Marlo’s other books include the Christy Award winning Beyond the Night, and its sequel If Tomorrow Never Comes. Marlo is also the author of nearly 700 articles, the mother of 5 young children, and holds her Masters in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. When she’s not changing diapers, doing laundry, or writing books, Marlo loves sipping Starbucks white mochas, reading the New Testament in Greek, and talking about finding the deep places of God in everyday life.

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Cheryl Wyatt


Project Journal said...

Ummmm....Nicholas Sparks AND M. Night Shyamalan!!! WHAT?! Sounds amazing, 'nuff said, girl ; )

Okay, just barely saw that you responded to your Seekerville post, lol! I'd LOVE to meet your niece. I like to think that I'm a nice person, I bet she's great! *grin*

Cheryl, you have to understand that I was reading A Soldier's Reunion. Okay? Well, last night I was on page 80 and in oh about an hour, I FINISHED IT!!! IT. WAS. PHENOMENAL!! Blew me out of the water with this one, I am telling you! *stands up, round of applause*

By the way, if you get a minute, go check out my blog. I signed up in the Spring Reading Thing 2010. You should see my list *GRIN*

Talk to you soon, can't wait to read another Cheryl Wyatt book!!!!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Hannah, YOU ROCK! That's all there is to it. You have got to be my number one fan. Love you!


Project Journal said...

Awwww....*blush*......Cheryl! Lol....

No, I bet I'm not your number one fan, but I like to think so *wink* LOL! You seem so cool, what's not to like?! And your books....I just eat 'em up, girl!

Got your email this morning and have been thinking of Bridget all day. It must be such a tough time right now, I just can't even imagine.

LOVE talking with you Cheryl. I propose a toast with some Welches sparkling grape juice.

Here's to many more conversations and good times with this wonderous friendship (if I'm allowed to call it that). Also, here's to the future with new friendships (Bridget), new challenges, and many more Cheryl Wyatt books!! YAY!

Talk to you soon,