Thrifty Tip #31: Writing book reviews is a great way to enjoy a new book...at no cost!
Many of you have been masterfully writing book reviews on your blogs for quite some time, but today, I'm jumping on the book review bandwagon! Truthfully, I'm
a little a lot nervous! My regimen of reading has been mostly consumed with children's literature or Christian living / ministry books the last few years. It was surprisingly fun to read a novel again!
Here are a couple of the sites that offer books for bloggers:
(let me know if you have other recommended sites)
Waterbrook Multnomah: Blogging for Books
Shades of Morning by Marlo Schalesky is filled with hints of romances and much intrigue through many, many twists and turns! Marnie Wittier is living the seemingly dream life as the owner of a peaceful coffee shop and quiet book store in beautiful California. She has moved miles and years beyond her past regrets, hurts, sins, and sorrows and has become the picture of kindness and compassion to her new patrons. Any hints from her past are quickly stuffed into a secret box where she dares not face them.
Marnie's life is suddenly turned upside down with the notice that her sister has passed away leaving a child in her custody. Emmit arrives and Marie unwillingly dives into a life of caring for a 15 year old boy with Downs Syndrome. As Emmit slowly wins Marnie's heart, more and more of her past secrets are brought to life. Marnie is given a chance to heal from her regrets and experience restoration. But will she take the opportunity or continue to run?
The story is suspensefully woven with tales of sins and regrets which can only be resolved through the forgiveness, grace, and redemption offered through Jesus Christ. Malachi 4:2 The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings.
I would highly recommend this book for fun summer reading. Not only is this a great story which you will be glued to, but you will be encouraged and challenged with spiritual lessons woven throughout the book. A huge bonus for me was the reader's guide in the back. Every theme and spiritual nuance is explained with Scripture and discussion questions are provided.
One more thing... I did discover that the author, Marlo Schalesky, is known for adding an unexpected twist at the end of her novels. This book doesn't disappoint! Don't say you weren't warned...
It wouldn't be right to let a good book like this sit on my shelf collecting dust, so would you like to read it? Just leave me a comment! One comment will be chosen at random on SATURDAY NIGHT at MIDNIGHT to receive my very gently loved copy!
You can also purchase the book here at Multnomah Publishing.
This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Company.