Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Shades of Morning by Marlo Schalesky
This is the first book of Marlo's that I have read. Multnomah sent me the book to review and blog about. Shades of Morning is one of the best books I have read in a while. The book is about Marnie Wittier who has had a hard life and a lot of regrets. She puts all of her regrets in a box and hides it on a shelf. Her sister, who she had not talked to in fifteen years suddenly dies and Marnie becomes the guardian of her 15 year old nephew, that she never knew about. When he gets there, he is a down syndrome boy whom she has no idea how to take care of. All of her memories from the past that she has tried to hide away comes back to the surface, including her old love, Taylor. Marlo does a great job of of showing every body's point of view and feelings in this book. It also has an ending that you will never expect. I could not put this book down and I read it in two days. This is a must read book!
If you are on FB be sure to friend Marlo Schalesky, she is a very nice lady. http://www.facebook.com/MarloSchalesky
Here is her blog: http://marloschalesky.blogspot.com/
Her website: http://www.marloschalesky.com/
There are a lot of places to find out more information about her and her books.
You can go here to buy the book: http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/results.php
I can not wait to read more of her books!