What would you do if you could see your future? Would you change it? What if you couldn’t? Sometimes this thing we call “the gift” is really a curse.
Mariah Davis loves animals, running, and her hunk of a boyfriend, Kevin Creamer. Everything looks bright for her until the day she finds a pair of sunglasses that allow her to see the future.
When she glimpses a disaster looming, she tries to avoid it but fails. She has a car accident that lands her in a wheelchair, smashing her hopes for a running scholarship to the veterinary program at Ohio State University. She pushes Kevin away, thinking he’ll want to end their relationship now that she can’t walk.
Will she ever learn to trust and love again? She could search for an answer in the sunglasses. But she’s afraid that what they reveal might destroy her.
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Shades of the Future, published by Turquoise Morning Press, July 2012.
REVIEWS FOR SHADES OF THE FUTURE
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Anonymous, Posted July 15, 2012, Five Stars
I COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN!!!!
Mariah is a strong lovable character, that you can’t help but empathize with. She has a good head on her shoulders and overcomes adversity when she could have just given up. There was a little romance mixed into this all around feel good story about never giving up. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will give it to my 14 yr old daughter to read.
Loved it! July 17, 2012 Five Stars By V. Maldoran
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I don’t normally read young adult romance, but thought the cover looked interesting so I bought it. I read it and was surprised by how much I liked it. It’s a quick read that gets you hooked and hoping for the best for the main character. It’s not so much romance, as it is a young woman struggling to cope with a serious blow while trying to keep a positive attitude. I also like that the author provided Bess’s chocolate beet cake recipe at the end of the story!! I think I’ll give it a try!
July 18, 2012, Ashley Maker rated it
I absolutely loved this book. I read it in two sittings, and if I hadn’t been interrupted by my family, it would have been only one. There were parts where I smiled, laughed, and even teared up. I’m from a small town myself and could totally relate to what life was like for Mariah in Honey Creek.
What Bloggers Are Saying about Shades of the Future:
Five star review and nominated for the Book of the Month award, July 2012.
Or just this excerpt:
The charming setting of Honey Creek is tangibly real and in some respects, so believable as to be an ‘everyday’ location; a spot where any of us might visit relatives…off the beaten track, but real. Its so charmingly rural you notice scents like honeysuckle drifting in the windows.The story is unpredictable and surprising, has funny moments and wonderful characters. This is ultimately the coolest YA book I’ve ever read: You don’t have to be a teen to love this book!
4.5 out of 5 stars
Bet you read it in one sitting!
This was a great book.
This is a charming YA book! The character of Mariah is someone you would love to hang out with–and the town of Honey Creek—let’s just say I would love to have grown up there!
The author, too, has created an awesome community in her book and from looking at her website, it seems she has other Honey Creek books. Her secondary characters are fun and colorful and I could see the diner, especially, so clearly. I want to visit, sit and have a piece of chocolate beet cake.