Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"You Don't Know Me" by Susan May Warren Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway

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!

One fortunate winner will receive:
  • 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 todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!


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?
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This book hooked me from the moment I began reading the prologue.  It was written in such a way that for the first portion of the book,  I wasn't even sure what was happening.  In time, I picked up on enough of the author's hints that I figured out what was going on.  The entire premise behind the book is somewhat intriguing.

Unfortunately, what began so well did not seem to end that way.  Before long, I was able to figure out the entire story, and it just became the same, old recycled Christian contemporary story.  I was no longer intrigued nor truly interested in the characters.  It became another sappy romance with a bit of danger and mystery.

The Christian message in the book was there, but I wish it had been a little stronger amongst the main characters.  I much  prefer books where the gospel is such an integral part of the storyline that to remove it, will harm the story.  I can't say that is entirely true in this case.

For many readers, this will be an ideal read.  It is a nice, quick read that has some obvious entertainment value as well as genuine interest.  I do appreciate the fact that telling the truth and not lies is a message that is stressed over and  over again. Although this book was not necessarily my cup of tea, it is an average Christian fiction/romance/suspense book that will keep you entertained for some time.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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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!.
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