Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Shades of Morning

Regrets. Do we all have them? Do we learn to move past them? Or gather them up and try to sweep them under the rug?

Marnie writes her regrets on slips of paper and slips them into a box. She ran from the life she once had and has created a new life. Bookstore/coffeeshop owner, a quiet and solitary life. Unexpectedly, Marnie is entrusted with the care of her sister's son, who has Down Syndrome. This development opens the door to her past. Her past love, mistakes and finally, healing.

Marlo Shalesky doesn't write this book with a typical storyline. I am not giving it away, either. While parts of the book may follow a typical plot, surprises are in store. It was a delightful and emotional read.