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You Don’t Know Me by Susan May Warren
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 REVIEW: I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for my review. Whenever I pick up a Susan May Warren novel, I can expect stellar writing, characters that grip my heart and a setting that makes me want to visit. Her Deep Haven novels create such a realistic sense of community that I want to search the map until I find this charming town. I loved You Don’t Know Me. Most of Susie’s novels have unmarried heroes and heroines who find their happily ever afters together by the book’s end. The Shadow of Your Smile and You Don’t Know Me have a married couple as main characters. I love how she showed the family’s imperfections while maintaining their core values. I planned to read a few chapters, but ended up finishing the rest of the book…and staying up way past my bedtime. And I was in tears by the time I read the last word. An emotionally gripping book about lies, consequences, grace and the Truth that offers freedom. 

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!.

Find out more about Susan May athttp://www.susanmaywarren.com/.

Win a $200 Weekend Getaway from @SusanMayWarren! RSVP for Facebook Author Chat Party on Oct. 23rd! 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 today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 23rd!

Lisa Jordan
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Lakeside Family Book Release Celebration!

Let’s Celebrate Lakeside Family!


Lakeside Family has been released by Love Inspired! To say I’m excited is an understatement. Having my first book published was a dream come true, but to have another book in less than a year–wow! I’m humbled and overwhelmed.

If you read Lakeside Reunion, you met Josie as the owner of Cuppa Josie’s. I never expected Josie to have her own story, but my friend Ginger said she enjoyed meeting Josie and wanted to know more about her. So I did some pondering about Josie–why she was a single mom, where was her child’s father, etc, and Lakeside Family was born.

I will be celebrating the release of Lakeside Family with a month-long celebration during August. I will be visiting friends’ blogs, giving away free copies of Lakeside Family, drawing random names from my Author Facebook page for Starbucks gift cards and offering other goodies.

Since Josie owns a coffee shop, I figured it was fitting to offer two giveaway baskets: Coffee Lovers Basket & Tea Lovers Basket. 

Coffee Lovers Basket

The Coffee Lovers Basket offers a coffee-themed hand towel, 6 packs of different flavors of coffee, a travel coffee mug, Nonni’s biscotti in chocolate and chocolate hazelnut, handmade cards by me, chocolates, a small coffee cup candle, a copy of The Coffee Mom’s Devotional, a copy of Margery William’s The Velveteen Rabbit and whatever else I may decide to throw in there. 

 

Tea Lovers Basket 

The Tea Lovers Basket offers a beautiful Romans 15:13 tea set with an assortment of Tazo teas, a copy of Tea Time with God devotional book, handmade notecards by me, a tea-themed memo pad, Nonni’s biscotti in chocolate and chocolate hazelnut, assorted chocolates and whatever else I may throw in there. 

 

Other Giveaways

  • In addition to these giveaways, I will be drawing 1 name every Monday during the month of August from those who “Like” my Facebook Author Page for a $10 Starbucks gift card. 
  • Also I will be participating in a blog tour and giving away copies of Lakeside Family and other goodies
  • To be entered in the Coffee Lovers Basket or Tea Lovers Basket Giveaways, simply post a comment here with your name, your email address and your coffee or tea preference. Two names will be chosen randomly for each basket–one name per basket. Be sure to leave your email address so I can notify you if you win. 

Contest Rules

  • The names for the Coffee Lovers and Tea Lovers baskets will be selected using the number generator at www.randomizer.org.
  • All contests begin at 12:01 a.m. EST on August 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on August 31, 2012. 
  • Contests participants must be at least 18 years old by August 1, 2012. 
  • Contest participation is limited to U.S. residents only.
  • No purchase necessary to participate.
  • The odds of winning are dependent on the number of participants.
  • Winners will be contacted via email by Friday, August 31. Winners have one week to respond to prize notification. If a winner has not contacted me by 11:59 p.m. EST on September 7th, 2012, another winner will be chosen. Prizes that need to be mailed will be mailed via USPS within one week of contest closing.
  • Winners will be posted on my blog on Monday, September 3, 2012. 
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