Sunday, April 14, 2013

Take A Chance On Me: A Book Review

About The Book:

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.


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.

Susan holds a BA in mass communications from the University of Minnesota. 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.

For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at www.susanmaywarren.com.

My Review:

Susan May Warren has done a wonderful job of taking a sorrowful situation and describing the journey that occurs when one takes chances to move on. While the journey is not always pleasant, it is necessary. Warren describes the characters in wonderful detail, as well as the community of Deep Haven. So much so that I felt like I was right there. 

Forgiveness and grace are definitely themes that are seen throughout the amazing plot and this allowed for an emotional and heartfelt plot. With a little bit of suspense, romance and the reminder that unforgiveness will only lead to bitterness and the inability to move on in our lives Take A Chance On Me is another wonderful read from Susan May Warren.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Take A Chance On Me at your favorite bookseller from Tyndale House Publishers

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the publisher, as a member of the Susan May Warren Fiction Launch Team, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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