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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Shades Of Morning

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's 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?

Cafe Lily's Review:

Marlo Schalesky won my heart with Beyond the Night – the first book I ever read of hers.   

Shades of Morning stole my heart again and I fell in love with it from the start. Marlo writes with creativity and has the ability to take unusual, sensitive topics and create a story you can get lost in.  Shades of Morning revolves around Emmit, a boy with Down’s Syndrome and the aunt who unexpectedly gains custody of him, when his mother dies.  

This is a story of lost love, regrets, second chances and the courage to start over.  It’s also a story about God giving us gifts in unexpected ways we sometimes can’t recognize.

This is one book you won’t want to miss out on!

PURCHASE Shades Of Morning

This book was provided free for review by Waterbrook Multnomah

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