Litfuse Blog Tour + My Review: You Don't Know Me (Deep Haven, Book 6) by Susan May Warren
|You Don't Know Me|
(A Deep Haven Novel, Bk. 6)
by Susan May Warren
Tyndale House Publishers
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?
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 at http://www.susanmaywarren.com/
My Thoughts on the Story:
It's not everyday when you come across an author as talented as Susan May Warren. With her 4th Deep Haven novel, My Foolish Heart she grabbed my attention and with her stellar historical romance, Heiress she earned her place on my must read list! This latest contemporary romance in the Deep Haven series entitled You Don't Know Me has proven that this lady has staying power when it comes to variety and new themes in Christian fiction.
You Don't Know Me has us back in Deep Haven following yet another one of its finest families. The Deckers seemingly have it all, great kids, a home and Nathan Decker is even a shoe in for mayor. Annalise Decker however had a great big secret that although it's 20 years old is bound to catch up to her. With the appearance of her "Uncle" in Deep Haven she's sure that her life is going to fall to pieces and potentially her entire family's lives could be at risk. She has to decide whether to let everything out to her husband about her past life and risk losing him or leave to protect her family and lose everything she's worked so hard for.
You Don't Know Me has everything I look for in a book, great characters, unpredictable twists and turns and a happy ending. I was a little worried at first that I wouldn't like Annalise for keeping so many secrets, especially from her husband but I could see her reasoning behind it and her fear. The other relationships portrayed in this book between Annalise and her children were definitely authentic and I liked that even though they seemed like a calm, cool, and collected family on the surface they all had their issues that mirror a lot of families today. Also, I know that this wasn't labeled as a suspense novel but it definitely had that feel from the first page. If you're thinking of shying away from this book strictly because it's a mushy romance, don't do it because you'll be missing out. I think that even some of the guys out there will like this one! If you're into a good suspense novel or books that examine family issues check this book out. If you haven't read other Deep Haven novels each stands alone so you don't have to worry about confusion or major spoilers if you decide to read this first.
~ My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ~
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*I received a complimentary copy of this book for review from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255.*
Details on a Cool Giveaway & Video Chat with the author:
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
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!