Book Review: The Shadow of Your Smile

I know I am behind the times since this book was released over six months ago but hey my life’s been a little busy. (Did I mention that I finally finished writing my book? No – Well I will have to talk about that as my next post.) 🙂

I must add though that I loved reading about the bitter cold north as I sat in 110+ temperatures. It is like reading a beach novel in the dead of winter. I figure if I want to escape into a novel – might as well be different from where I am.

Okay, on to the book. First let me say – I LOVED IT! Susan May Warren has the ability to create such a real world for the reader and compelling characters that are both real and loveable. They are the kind you want to fight for and make it difficult to put the book down. I read it in two nights.

But there are a lot of great story creators out there, so why do Susan May Warren’s books stand out to me? They hold a strong element of life truth and biblical truth in them that hangs with you after the book is done.

I am the mother of three children Boy, Girl, Boy. And in a way, looking at this family pre-tradegy was like a glimpse of my little family in fifteen years. I pray I never have to face a tragedy like they did, but the reality is I cannot control that.

We don’t know what our future will look like but I know I want to enjoy every day I have with my kids while they are young. I also will place my faith in a God who loves me much and believe it or not loves my kids even more than I do.

This book really challenged me to be a better mom and wife. And if I can walk away from any book wanting to be a better version of myself while enjoying the story – that is a great book.

Thank you Susan May Warren for allowing God to speak though your words into my life.

Have any of you read this book? What makes a good book in your opinion?