Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Shades of Morning ~ Book Review
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?
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.
Oh wow. What a story. It was one of those books that draw you into it and make you want more. You want to be friends with these people. And then it has surprises and twists that you don't expect. It left me speechless ... in a wonderful way. I absolutely loved it. That's all I can say. It was the exact type of book I like to read.
*Disclaimer: I was provided this book free for review. The opinion is my own.*