What an amazing, heart-squeezing, read!
After reading so many great things about Warren's writing, I opted to give her a shot when Tyndale offered up her latest book Take a Chance on Me for review. I am glad to report that I loved the book! Tiger, Darek's son, is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! I loved reading about Darek caring for him, it was so sweet and helped endear me to Darek after he was so grumpy in those opening chapters.
Ivy, our heroine, really brings to life the sad realities of our foster care system. I really connected with her sweet personality and love for helping other people. I also really liked how over the course of the novel Warren showed her slowly allowing herself to accept God's unconditional love. I hope we get more glimpses of her in the next Christiansen Family novel, Walk on By, because I truly enjoyed reading about her.
With two primary couples heading the storyline, I thought for sure it would put me off. But it didn't. I found myself completely waist deep in both of their stories and wouldn't change a thing. I'm in love with the small town of Deep Haven and I can't wait to get my hands on some of Warren's earlier works. Fans new and old should enjoy this one!
I received this book from Tyndale in return for an honest review of my opinions, thanks!
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
Go here to read the first chapter!