01 August 2014

When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren

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!


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!

About the Book

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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.

Sigh. I can’t get enough of the Christiansen family. I just love them – but with the way Susan May Warren creates and writes her characters, it’s nearly impossible not to. This family is real and inviting, full of love and their share of problems, and their interactions heartening and entertaining. When I Fall in Love, preceded by Take a Chance on Me and It Had to Be You, brings yet another charming and unique Christiansen romance to the series.

Grace Christiansen and Max Sharpe become fast friends on their food-oriented vacation to Hawaii and I couldn’t help but smile. Together they have so much fun with all the required tourist activities (when they’re not working hard in the kitchen), and their dialogue is continually witty and encouraging. Sweetly, stubbornly, inevitably, Grace and Max fall in love – but their relationship isn’t an easy one, since each character carries hidden baggage. As they individually struggle for and against the relationship, Warren skillfully cultivates an overarching spiritual theme of confronting the fear and uncertainty of the future within her narrative and provides authentic character growth and resolution.

When I Fall in Love is challenging, inspiring and heart-melting. Fans of the Christiansen family will not be disappointed and first-time readers will certainly be hooked. Pick it up now and fall in love – it’s a perfect summer read (especially on the beach). I highly recommend it, and I can’t wait to read what’s next for the remaining Christiansens!
Thanks to Tyndale House Publishers and LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of When I Fall in Love and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

Feel free to go behind the pages of When I Fall in Love at Susan's website and check out other reviews. Also, don't forget to purchase your own copy here!

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. 

Find Susan online at her websiteMy Book TherapyTwitterFacebook and YouTube.


  1. This book looks pretty good! Hope I get to read it in the future!
    Also wanted to tell you that I have nominated you for either The Inspiring Blogger Award or the Sunshine Award (or both). The link for more info is below:

    1. I hope you get the chance to read it, too. It's good. :) Thanks for stopping by!