As she drives down Deep Haven's snowy road, Noelle has a collision which erases her memory, the memory of her twenty-five year marriage to Eli, their children, or the tragedy that ripped their family apart. As she slowly regain s her memory, she discovers that her hopes and dreams for the idyllic life were not her reality at all. Is it possible to redo and renew a broken marriage? With warmth and humor follow Noelle's journey to find herself and perhaps have a new chance at an old love.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 384 Vendor: Tyndale House Publication Date: 2011 Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1414334834 ISBN-13: 9781414334837 Availability: In Stock Series:Deep Haven
A beautiful blanket of snow may cover the quaint town of Deep Haven each winter, but it cant quite hide the wreckage of Noelle and Eli Huestons marriage. After twenty-five years, theyre contemplating divorce . . . just as soon as their youngest son graduates from high school. But then an accident erases part of Noelle's memory. Though her other injuries are minor, she doesnt remember Eli, their children, or the tragedy that has ripped their family apart. Whats more, Noelle is shocked that her life has turned out nothing like she dreamed it would. As she tries to regain her memory and slowly steps into her role as a wife and mother, Eli helps her readjust to daily life with sometimes-hilarious, sometimes-heartwarming results. But can she fall in love again with a man she cant remember? Will their secrets destroy them . . . or has erasing the past given them a chance for a future?
The Shadow of Your Smile by Susan May Warren tells of God working through tragedy. While running to escape a holdup, Noelle Hueston hits her head, losing all memory of her married life. As Noelle struggles to discover who she's become during her first 25 years of marriage, her family members question whether they should reveal her forgotten grief.
Five characters' perspectives are told, showing differing views of the situation, mainly focusing on two specific couples. As Eli and Noelle's marriage slowly rekindles the love it once knew so well, a romance also starts to develop between Emma and Kyle, Noelle's son. Eventually, all are drawn together by conflict and renewal.
Whereas Kyle and Emma see that they can be together despite grief and confusion, Eli struggles to be faithful to resentful Noelle, as she tries to reconcile the gap between her past and present. God works through all their circumstances to give them new realizations of relationships with Him. Frustrated, spunky Noelle; gruff, caring Eli; confused, poetic Emma; and angry, determined Kyle make up a very realistic cast. They blend well, although they are not always likable.
With believable characters, artful writing, and a God-focused story, this book would be enjoyable for fans of Christian romance. Carlita Stewart, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Warren—the award-winning author of more than 30novels—returns to Deep Haven for her latest effort. Snow covers the northern Minnesota town as Noelle and Eli Hueston discover that they are drifting apart. When Noelle loses her memory in a bizarre accident, her husband and sons must try to keep the fragile family together. As she tries to remember, secrets are revealed and hearts reconnected in unexpected ways as the couple face the demons that have been haunting them in the wake of their child Kelsey’s death three years earlier. Warren is at her best as she plumbs the human heart, revealing motives, feelings, and undercurrents. The past looms large in this book, and Warren handles well the many facets of lives intertwined by love, hope, and tragedy. This is a book of second chances for the Hueston family, for those who care about them, and for readers looking for clarity in their own lives. (Feb.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.