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I’ve got a wonderful book to share with you today. If you enjoy Christian contemporary romance and don’t mind a bit of ‘danger’ in the story, then this title (You Don’t Know Me by Susan May Warren) is one you will want to check out.
About You Don’t Know Me
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?
You Don’t Know Me retails for $13.99 US.
About Susan May Warren
Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of thirty novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. A four-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!. She is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.
Find out more at www.susanmaywarren.com.
My Thoughts on You Don’t Know Me
This is not the first book I’ve read by Susan May Warren (I reviewed The Shadow of Your Smile earlier this year and loved that one!) and I highly doubt it will be the last. She has a beautiful way of drawing in the reader and enabling them to make connections to the characters in such a way that you are not only vested in the story, but desire to maintain that connection. This title is the 6th book of the Deep Haven series. I love knowing that beloved characters could make another appearance in a subsequent book. Also, the town of Deep Haven becomes a place you long to visit and experience first hand.
When I read the prologue, I wasn’t sure how much I would like the story. The idea of a mother going to say good-bye to her daughter and not knowing if she’d had the strength to do so really tugged at my own heartstrings. Reading later that a real life encounter with a woman on a plane going to see her child for the last time before entering the witness protection program, I wasn’t surprised that Ms. Warren could take that situation and mold an engaging story.
What really struck home for me when reading this novel is how those secrets we keep to protect those we love can end up tearing apart relationships. Another theme that came across to me was the compulsion to do things that we believe will make us look better to others. In the end, we only need to live life as God calls us to live it. But, it sure is challenging when we think others are watching and judging us.
I, for one, am now anxious to see what her next novel will be as I truly love the experience of being both entertained and contemplating challenging situations in a safe environment.Check out what other reviewers thought by visiting the You Don’t Know Me Blog Tour Page on LitFuse.
Welcome to the campaign launch for Susan May Warren’s latest offering in her beloved Deep Haven series, You Don’t Know Me. Susan is celebrating with a $200 Weekend Getaway Giveaway and hosting a fun video Author Chat Party!
- A $200 Visa Gift Card (Use that to catch up with a loved one and “Get to Know” your spouse, friend, sister, mom…whomever!)
- The entire set of Deep Haven Books
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 22nd. Winner will be announced at the “You Don’t Know Me” Author Chat Facebook Party on 10/23. Connect with Susan for an evening of book chat, Deep Haven trivia, and a live video chat! There will also be info about Susan’s BookShout read-along and a chance to win gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!
So grab your copy of You Don’t Know Me and join Susan on the evening of the October 23rd for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books – don’t let that stop you from coming!)
Don’t miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!
Disclaimer ~ I was provided with a copy of the book to facilitate a review. No monetary compensation occurred and all opinions are my own.