Monday, 12 July 2010

Shades of Morning ~ Review

SHADES OF MORNING by Marlo Shalesky ~ About the Book

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?

About the Author ~

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.

My Review:

I thouroughly enjoyed Shades of Morning!! Marnie Wittier is a woman who is determined to live life according to HER way! That in itself had me "speaking to this character!" LOL Pleading with her to allow God to work instead of her stubborness ;) The story was a bit slow in parts for me but in the end I REALLY enjoyed reading this book and NEVER saw the end coming! What a glorious ending! You will fall in love with Emmit and his innocence speaks volumes! I appreciate how well written the characteristics of a child with Downs' Syndrome was - loving, stubborn, and very determined! This is a story of Gods never ending Love and desire to help us be all the HE desires for us to be! His pursuit of us to restore us to HIMSELF is beautifully written!

Heart Of A Bookworm gives Shades of Morning ~ &hearts &hearts &hearts &hearts

To purchase Shades of Morning go here

Thank you Multnomah Books for providing a complimentary copy of this book in return for my humble and honest review!


Anonymous said...

Great review! This book sounds good :)

Denise said...

Awesome review.

Heart2Heart said...


Wasn't this book so amazing. I never saw the ending coming and it completely took me by surprise. I had to read the last chapter again to make sure I hadn't missed something. Great review.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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