Tuesday, July 29, 2014

When I fall in Love By Susan May Warren

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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Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I'm a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I'm an adventurer -- having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that's why my characters can't sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another -- they're too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories, that I hope inspire and entertain!

The Christiansen Family series continues and this latest book in the series takes us back to another story of hope.
I have to be honest it was slow and hard for me to get into this one as the others were a lot easier read for me. The characters for hard for me to connect with, I did not care for them that much.
I have loved all of Susan May Warren's books in the past this one was a little bit different for me.
It did pick up about midway. I would have to give this book 3.5 stars.
I think the next book by Susan will be much better than this one, and I look forward to reading it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review. 


  1. Thanks for your honest review Mary. I don't think that I would want to read this book.

  2. Sorry this one was a disappointment. I love Susan's books, well the ones I have read so far. Love your honest reviews!


  3. I have enjoyed all of Susan's books so far, but I haven't read this one yet. It's a good thing we don't all have the same tastes in books. That would be so boring :)

  4. I have not read any of her books yet. Thanks for your honest review.

  5. Susan May Warren is a dandy! Thank you, Mary!

  6. I adore the Christiansen family series and can't wait to read this latest addition!

  7. I just ordered this book. I hope I enjoy it more than you did, Mary. Thanks for your honest opinion. Ü

  8. Enjoyed her books. And would love to see this one!