Sunday, July 11, 2010

Morning Shade Book Review

Every once in awhile, I come across a book that is haunting, poignant, beautiful. One that moves my very heart and soul.

A book that makes the me feel so glad that I read it, even while I'm mopping the tears that are streaming down my face.

Marlo Shalesky
ISBN-13: 9781601420251

ISBN: 1601420250

From the publisher:

Marnie didn’t know much about miracles.Mistakes maybe. 


And monstrous mess-ups. 

She knew a lot about those. But miracles? Those were for other people.

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?

Author Bio:

Marlo Schalesky is the author of several books, including Beyond the Night and 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 .

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Many thanks to Kelly Blewett  and  Waterbrook Multnomah  for the opportunity to review this book!


Christina said...

I love this author. I read Beyond the Night and another book she wrote. She is amazing. Beyond the Night had a really great ending. I also read her book "If Tomorrow Never Comes," it was amazing also.

Alice Teh said...

I've not read this author and she certainly sounds good. This book sounds good. I've read a few good tear jerkers too.