Sunday, August 3, 2014

When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren

About the book: 

Hawaii was the last place Grace Christiansen ever imagined she'd vacation, much less fall in love. But when her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in paradise, she is pulled-or maybe yanked-away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime.
Max Sharpe may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Which is why he lives for the three-week culinary vacation he takes each year in Hawaii. Upon being paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away.
Wrestling with personal demons, Max fights against opening his heart to a love he knows he should never hope for. And as his secrets unfold, Grace is torn between the safe path in front of her and what her heart truly desires. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace's faith will face its toughest test yet.

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About the author: 

Susan May Warren is the bestselling, RITA Award-winning author of more than forty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church. Several of her critically acclaimed novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. Five of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women's events about God's amazing grace in our lives. She also runs a writing community for authors.

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My Take:  I really like family sagas that take  believable characters and make them just like you and me.  The Christiansen  Family Series is just like that.  This is the 3rd in the series and you will want to read the first two in the series before you read this one.  This book gets us right back into the action with the Christiansen family and many of the family are back in this story.   This story with grab from the beginning and keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next.  Great installment in the series.  You will be hooked as I am.  


  1. Sounds like a delightful book ~ love family series ~ Am visiting from AsTheCrackerHeadCrumbles: A Sunday Drive ~ glad I found you ~ am an avid reading myself ~ xoxox

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  2. Doesn't get much better than Hawaii as a setting for romance…Visiting via AsTheCrackerHeadCrumbles: A Sunday Drive also. I'm a big reader, too, and I love love love your header photo and title (one of my mottoes, that). Thank you.

    ~~ds (third-storey window)


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