Tuesday, October 30, 2012

You Don't Know Me - a Litfuse review

First, let me make my apology to Litfuse and Susan May Warren for not getting this review out when I was supposed to. I was scheduled to put my review up on the 3rd, and somehow I must have deleted the email, and weeks later noticed that there were reviews being put up on the Litfuse site. After then emailing Christen for info on the blog tour, I got delayed with a bad costochondritis flare-up (was not able to type up my review) and then went out of state for my dad's knee surgery and to help out afterward....It's not been my month! Please accept my apology for my tardy review.

If you've not read Susan May Warren's Deep Haven series, you have really been deprived! If you enjoy a nice, Christian contemporary novel with little splashes of romance and suspense thrown in, you will love the novels in this series. I've been given the opportunity once again to review one of these novels (last year I reviewed an advanced copy of The Shadow of Your Smile and also My Foolish Heart). Susan absolutely is a terrific writer. She magnificently fleshes out her characters in a way that leaves me wondering how she does it! I can tell that she spends quality time allowing her characters to develop into their own personalities. She weaves the storyline in a way that feels natural and not at all forced.

The emotion in You Don't Know Me was palpable. Several times, I found myself in tears because of the characters' emotional situations. When a book can bring me to tears, I know it's excellent!!

About the Book: 

A Deep Haven Novel

Sometimes the secrets we keep to protect ourselves can be our undoing.

To all who know her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother. She’s a permanent member of the PTA, never misses a sporting event, and is constantly campaigning for her husband’s mayoral race.

No one knows that Annalise was once Deidre O’Reilly, a troubled young woman whose testimony put a dangerous criminal behind bars. Relocated through the Witness Security Program to the quaint harbor town of Deep Haven, Deidre received a new identity and a fresh start, which began when she fell in love with local real estate agent Nathan Decker.

Twenty years later, Annalise couldn’t be more unprepared for her past to catch up with her. When Agent Frank Harrison arrives with news that the man she testified against is out on parole and out for revenge, Annalise is forced to face the consequences of her secrets. Will she run again, or will she finally find the courage to trust those she loves most with both her past and her future?

Meet Susan:
Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning novelist of over thirty novels. A five-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award. A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. Find out more about Susan May at http://www.susanmaywarren.com/.

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I received You Don't Know Me as a complimentary gift in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to give a favorable review; my opinions are my own.

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