Book Review: “Take A Chance On Me” by Susan May Warren

November 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Susan May Warren in her new book “Take A Chance On Me book coverTake A Chance On Me” Book One in the Christiansen Family series published by Tyndale House Publishers takes us into the life of Darek Christiansen.

From the back cover:   Come home to the Christiansen’s, where faith and family meet real life.

To all who know her, Darek Christiansen is almost a dream bachelor—oldest son in the large Christiansen clan, heir to their historic Evergreen Lake Resort, and doting father. But he’s also wounded and angry since the tragic death of his wife, Felicity. No woman in Deep Haven dares come near.

New assistant county attorney Ivy Madison simply doesn’t know any better when she bids on Darek at the charity auction. Nor does she know that when she crafted a plea bargain three years ago to keep Jensen Atwood out of jail and in Deep Haven fulfilling community service, she was releasing the man responsible for Felicity’s death. All Ivy knows is that the Christiansens feel like the family she’s always longed for. And once she gets past Darek’s tough exterior, she finds a man she could spend the rest of her life with. Which scares her almost as much as Darek learning of her involvement in his wife’s case.

Caught between new love and old grudges, Darek must decide if he can set aside the past for a future with Ivy—a future more and more at risk as an approaching wildfire threatens to wipe out the Christiansen resort and Deep Haven itself.

I like this town of Deep Haven.  Ms. Warren does such a good job with the town and its inhabitants that you want to go there and live with them despite that the winters there are brutal.   Ivy Madison is the perfect heroine, she is the new assistant county attorney.  Ivy has an indirect connection with Darek though neither knows it at first.  Each of them has scars and wounds they need healed.  The only one who can heal them is God and they won’t let Him.  “Take A Chance On Me” is an emotional ride that will wring you out and then fill you with renewal.  God tells us that all things work together for the good and that, in His time, He makes all things beautiful.  Want to really know how He does it?  Susan May Warren shows us the how in this exciting story.  “Take A Chance On Me” is a wonderful, sweet story with power and depth that will keep you flipping pages.  I recommend this book highly and look forward to a return to Deep Haven.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers.   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 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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