When I Fall in Love (Book Review)

When I Fall in Love book coverFear and I have been bosom buddies for years. Consequently, I really identified with both main characters in Susan May Warren’s novel, When I Fall in Love. Fear of the future, fear of letting others see the real person behind the mask, fear of rejection, fear of stepping outside your comfort zone – these fears and more initially ruled the characters. And those same fears have often ruled my life.

In this heartwarming story, Grace and Max discover the same truth I learned: when fear rules you, it binds and cripples you, keeping you from becoming who and what you were intended to be. It’s much better to take a chance and face your fears than to live a life of unfulfilled dreams and hopes.

Revka’s Rating: A-

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The Official Blurb: A Christensen Family Novel.

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:

photo of Susan May WarrenSusan 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.

Find Susan online: website, My Book Therapy, Twitter, Facebook

Susan May Warren‘s newest book in the Christiansen Family Collection, When I Fall In Love, has won over readers’ and critics’ hearts alike. With critical reviews like “. . . an exquisite romance. Profoundly touching on the topic of facing fears, this book is a true gem” and more than 60 five-star reviews at Amazon, When I Fall in Love is sure to please.

Susan has teamed up with some amazing food bloggers for a fun food challenge and a KitchenAid Mixer giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

Grab your aprons and wire whisks and buzz on over to the When I Fall in Love website to learn more and enter the Hawaiian Chef Showdown! Susan is challenging you to make a Hawaiian-inspired dish using coconut, mango, or one of the other ingredients mentioned in the book. You’ll get extra points for creating your own recipe—plus she might share it on the When I Fall in Love site! Or if you’re not up for an adventure in the kitchen, just click one of the icons below for easy entry.

Hurry, the giveaway ends on August 10th. All winners will be announced August 13th at Susan’s blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Susan’s blog on the 13th to see if you won!

FTC-mandated notice: Litfuse Publicity provided me with a free copy of this book for review purposes.
My review reflects my own opinions.

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