Noelle and Eli Hueston’s marriage begins to rapidly unravel from its already thin strand. They might as well live separate lives, for all the time Eli spends at his fishing house, while Noelle secretly hides out in an art studio, reigniting her first love.
Everything changes with Noelle’s accident, which leaves her with a 25 year memory loss.
She has no idea who this grizzly man is in her hospital room, although nurses swear he is her husband, and she insists she never had the two boys who are calling her mom. She doesn’t even remember the tragic loss of her only daughter, the one incident that sent the Hueston family spiraling out of control in the first place.
Noelle learns how to care for her “new” family, and without the reminder of why her marriage was falling apart, she renews her passion with Eli. Just as life seems to be settling into a new normal, misunderstandings and an alleged affair cause her to wonder if she ever belonged.
The Shadow of Your Smile reminds readers how to find hope through adversity. You will follow a family through stages of grief, sorrow, and a multitude of “what-if’s”.
This is not a syrupy romance, with predictable plot lines and story book endings. No, this is a refreshing story about a family who doesn’t have it all together, yet they work through the pain in spite of how easy it would be to walk away.
Life doesn’t always follow the path you expect and I appreciate authors who don’t force their piece into a conventional mold. Sometimes, we need to read fiction with a little bit more realness to the manuscript, and Susan May Warren accomplished that remarkably.
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 eying, 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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I received this book free from the Litfuse Publicity blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.