What I’m Reading

6 Oct
My Thoughts

Annalise lives an ideal life as a wife and mother. Her husband is running for mayor of the small town they live in. She is very involved in her children’s school and also in the community. All of that is turned upside down when her past resurfaces and puts the people she loves and the life they share in danger.

Annalise is actually in the witness protection program due to testifying against a murderer. Her problem is two-fold: she has never told her family about her past and the man she testified against has been released from prison. Along with these issues she is also dealing with a daughter she fears is going down the same path that she traveled.

You Don’t Know Me is about secrets. Secrets that we keep to protect others. Secrets we keep to hide. Secrets that have the power to destroy the lives we lead. It is also about the power of truth. To unite. To heal. To set us free.

What I liked about this book is the journey that not only Annalise takes, but her family as well. The journey through her past to heal the present. Annalise is like so many of us hiding to protect ourselves when the truth is the only way to be truly set free.

You can read more reviews here and you can purchase the book here.

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About the Book

To everyone who knows her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother. She’s a permanent member of the PTA, never misses her kids’ sporting events, 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 sleepy town of Deep Haven, Deidre got 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 bail and out for revenge, Annalise is forced to face the consequences of her secrets. Will she run again, or will she finally find the grace to trust those she loves most with both her past and her future?


About the Author

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/.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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12 Responses to “What I’m Reading”

  1. Marci Smith October 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Thanks Wendy!!! I just finished reading J. Heather Leigh's books and have been searching for another great book to read. I will definitely be downloading your recommendation today! Enjoy your day my sweet sister! 🙂 xoxo

  2. Ren October 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    I'm going to look for this at Half Price books.. Thanks!

  3. XxxLoveIsBeautyxxX October 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    followed you back 🙂 http://xxxloveisbeautyxxx.blogspot.ie/

  4. Robin October 6, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    Oh wow, this book sounds great 🙂 I am half way through another book right now, by Francine Rivers called "The Scarlet Thread" but this one sounds great to stat next 🙂 Thx, Robin 🙂

  5. Bernadette Veenstra October 7, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    Sounds like a great book. I always like these kind!

  6. Wendy October 9, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Welcome friend! Now which book would you most recommend from that author? I am always looking for new books to read as well. Blessings to you! Love and hugs!

  7. Wendy October 9, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Welcome Ren! So hope you enjoy it! Blessings!

  8. Wendy October 9, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    Thanks so much! Blessings!

  9. Wendy October 9, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    Welcome Robin! I love everything I have read written by Francine Rivers. Have you read the Lineage of Grace series? It is my favorite along with Redeeming Love. Blessings!

  10. Wendy October 9, 2012 at 12:06 am #

    Me too! What are you reading right now sister? Blessings!

  11. Sharon Martin October 12, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing x Thanks also for popping over to our weekly book blog hop this week xx

  12. Wendy October 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

    Thanks Sharon! Blessings!

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