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About Beyond the Night

They say love is blind. This time they’re right…

As a woman lies unconscious in a hospital bed, her husband waits beside her, urging her to wake up and come home. Between them lies an ocean of fear and the tenuous grip of memories long past. Memories of wonder. Of love. Memories of a girl named Madison and a boy named Paul…

Madison Foster knew she was going blind. But she didn’t want pity–not from her mother, not from her roommate, and especially not from her best friend Paul–the man she secretly loved.

Paul Tilden knew a good thing when he saw it. And a good thing was his friendship with Maddie Foster. That is, until he started to fall in love.

With the music of the seventies as their soundtrack and its groovy fashions as their scenery, Maddie and Paul were drawn together and driven apart. Then one night changed everything…forever.

And only now, when life tiptoes past the edge of yesterday, along the rim of today, can they glimpse the beauty that awaits them…beyond the night.


“In this engaging story, Marlo Schalesky invites the reader on a journey that explores the difference between sight and vision. Her writing is not only compelling, but also accurately depicts the world of light and shadow and attempts to answer the age-old question: Is love blind?” 
- Jim Stovall, president, Narrative Television Network, and author of The Ultimate Gift

“Paul and Maddie’s story–a powerful tale of both darkness and glorious light–moved me deeply. I can’t recommend it highly enough. I’ve always loved Marlo Schalesky’s historical fiction, and now, I love her contemporary fiction too. Move over, Nicholas Sparks! There’s a new author in town.”
- Laura Jensen Walker, author of Miss Invisible and Reconstructing Natalie

“Marlo Schalesky has the ability to take your emotions on a roller coaster of a ride.  Beyond the Night is an incredible novel that reminds readers of the supernatural power of everlasting love.”
- Kristin Billerbeck, author of The Trophy Wives Club

Beyond the Night is a gripping, tender love story with a poignant twist and profound life lessons for anyone facing darkness. The surprise ending made me want to read this moving book all over again!”
- Susan May Warren, award-winning author of Taming Rafe

“No exaggeration–Beyond the Night is a wonder! Marlo Schalesky leaves no emotion unturned throughout the telling of this story of family, friendship, faith, loss, and love. And just when I thought it couldn’t get any better, it did, with a surprise ending that called for a box of tissues. I will definitely be reading more from this author.”
- Tamara Leigh, author of Splitting Harriet and Faking Grace

Beyond the Night is a beautifully written novel and a brilliant love story. Marlo Schalesky created two characters that I cared deeply about and took me on a journey through the joys and heartbreaks in their relationship. The ending stunned me, and I closed the book with a smile. An incredible conclusion and a lasting reminder of the hope that is just beyond the night.”
- Melanie Dobson, author of The Black Cloister and Together for Good

“In her latest offering, Marlo Schalesky leads readers down an unexpected path to a place of breathtaking, yet gentle, surprise. Richly layered with symbolism and meaning, Beyond the Night is a story that leaves a mark on the heart. Expect to be touched by this story. Expect to be moved. Expect to be changed. Highly recommended.” 
- Annette Smith, author of A Bigger Life and A Crooked Path

“Marlo Schalesky is a talented writer who pulls no punches in this intimate look at family dysfunction and redemption. Beyond the Night is a love story for the ages.”
- Kathryn Mackel, author of Vanished

Beyond the Night is a tour de force. A deeply emotional portrayal of two lives and the many different kinds of love.”
- Lyn Cote, author of Blessed Assurance

Beyond the Night is a captivating story. A beacon shining the way to new life and abiding love.”
- Roxanne Henke, author of After Anne, The Secret of Us, and Learning to Fly

“Marlo Schalesky weaves a beautiful, fierce story, intertwining love, pain, regret, and hope.   Through a character's blindness, you will find yourself seeing like never before. The end will you leave you breathless!”
- Rene Gutteridge, author of The Occupational Hazards Series

Beyond the Night is dazzling! A brilliant beacon of light in a world of darkness and fear. You will walk away a changed person.” 
- John Olson, author of Fossil Hunter and Shade

“From the first paragraph of Beyond the Night I was transfixed. A story to keep you wanting more and prose so stunning I felt every word. Beyond the Night reminds me again why Marlo Schalesky is one of my favorite authors.”
- Tricia Goyer, author of A Whisper of Freedom

“A story of love and grace told as only Marlo Schalesky can so beautifully tell it.”
- Cindy (Martinusen) Coloma, author of Orchid House

“Marlo Schalesky takes us into the depths of her character's souls where we see reflections of our own worst and best moments. Her writing makes make me weep, laugh, and embrace once again the God who doesn't always give me the answers I seek, but always offers me His presence. Her stories are not to be missed.”
- Janelle Clare Schneider, author

About Marlo Schalesky

Marlo Schalesky is the author of several books, including Veil of Fire, Only the Wind Remembers, Cry Freedom, and Freedom’s Shadow. A graduate of Stanford University, Marlo also has a masters of theology with an emphasis in biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. Married nearly twenty years, she lives with her husband, Bryan, and their four daughters in California.

Product Details

304 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Sep 14, 2011

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