Monday, March 23, 2009

If Tomorrow Never Comes by Marlo Schalesky (And Giveaway)!

***Leave a comment before Monday March 30 at midnight to be entered in a drawing to win a copy.***

Childhood sweethearts Kinna and Jimmy Henley had simple dreams—marriage, children, a house by the sea… Everything they needed for happily ever after. What they didn’t plan on was years of infertility, stealing those dreams, crushing their hopes.

Now, all that’s left is the memory of young love, and the desperate need for a child to erase the pain. Until…

When Kinna rescues an elderly woman from the sea, the threads of the past, present, and future weave together to reveal the wonder of one final hope. One final chance to follow not their dreams, but God’s plan.

Can they embrace the redemptive power of love before it’s too late? Or will their love be washed away like the castles they once built upon the sand?

My Review:
If Tomorrow Never Comes is part of a series with unrelated characters called Love Stories With a Twist. The author describes them as Nicolas Sparks meets M. Night Shymalan. I read this book in one afternoon. I read the first one Beyond the Night the same way. Both were excellent! The pace is slower but perfect for the story. It unfolds as you read and I found myself holding my breath in parts. The story is well written and the story at times poignant and painful. I felt like I was in the story and cared about what happened to Kinna and Jimmy and their marriage. And the ending comes with a surprising breathless twist. I can't wait for the next love story with a twist. I highly recommend this book and the first Beyond the Night. :)

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Author Bio:
Marlo Schalesky is the author of several books, including Beyond the Night and Empty Womb, Aching Heart. A graduate of Stanford University , Marlo also has a masters of theology with an emphasis in biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Married over twenty years, she lives with her husband, Bryan, and their five children in California


Grateful Gramma said...

Sounds good! Count me in, please.

Merry said...

The cover is so beautiful, the story sounds touching. Add me for the giveaway. Thanks!

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Unknown said...

Count me in - it sounds like a wonderful book.

Anonymous said...

Would love to be included in this giveaway! Sounds like it would be a "different" story - based on the Nicholas Sparks/M. Night Shymalan reference!

kherbrand at comcast dot net

Carolynn said...

Please enter me, it sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bookfool said...

I could have sworn I signed up to review this one for FW, but I guess I didn't. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Don't add me to the drawing, though. I'll let someone else have a go at your books. ;)

The Lovely Wife said...

Sounds great. I am always up for finding a new book/author, so please count me in for the give-away as well.

Nice job with your review.

Jennifer said...

I like the sound of this book ... I am always looking for something new and different. Great review and please count me in the giveaway. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

sounds like a great book. please enter my name in the draw.
sarahwoll at hotmail dot com

Carole said...

I love Marlo's writing and would love to win a copy of "If Tomorrow Never Comes." Thank you for the giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Tarasview said...

I'd love to win this one :)

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