Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SHADES OF MORNING by Marlo Schalesky

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 doesn’t know much about miracles. Mistakes maybe. Accidents, too. And monstrous mess-ups. She knows a lot about those. But miracles? Those are for other people. But in Shades of Morning (Multnomah Books, on shelves June 15, 2010), Marnie is about to discover that God can turn a past full of regrets into a beautiful future.

Summary: 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.

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!”

Note from Marlo, taken from her website:
You can drop me an e-mail and say hello, stop by my blog to read about my latest thoughts on living in God’s wonder (and let me know what YOU think!), or sign up for my newsletter by clicking the Sign Me Up button on the right so we can stay in contact. I love hearing from my readers!
Until then, may God bless you with peaceful hours of good reading, friends with whom you can share stories, and the wonder of knowing God loves you more than you’ve ever dreamed!

Serving a vivid God,


Author of:
SHADES OF MORNING, Love Stories With a Twist!, coming JUNE 2010
IF TOMORROW NEVER COMES, Love Stories With a Twist!, 2009
BEYOND THE NIGHT, Love Stories With a Twist!, 2008 (Christy Award Winner!)
VEIL OF FIRE, Historical, 2007 (ACFW Book of the Year Winner!)
EMPTY WOMB, ACHING HEART, nonfiction, infertility

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