Another great novel about the family from Deep, Minnesota
August 25, 2014
It Had to Be You is another good book about the Christiansen family from Deep, Minnesota. This time the spotlight is on Eden who really loves her family and is especially protective of her little brother, Owen. The story takes place mostly in the city and we see Eden really struggling with finding out what her place is in life because she feels she is just on the sidelines especially since her family seems to rely on her too much. She also dreams to be a successful reporter and through her work, she meets Jace. Jace seems to be a bit rough at first and wishes that he could be seen as more than just an enforcer for the National Hockey League. As Eden and Jace get to know each other, hints of interest and romance trickle however, they are too fearful to allow love to blossom. Will Jace and Eden overcome their fear and make a life together? Will Eden find out where she belongs in life? Will Jace ever come to terms with his career and being in the spotlight a lot?
I like Susan May Warren and this book didn't disappoint. Yes, it's pretty clear from the beginning what is going to happen, but she doesn't make every character's life be just perfect. Owen lost his ability to play hockey because of an accident caused by anger; Jace fought headaches and gave up playing because of the risk to his health. But overall, I think it's a good Christian Romance. I really enjoy reading about the Christiansen family.
Can't put it down Christian Spring/Summer/Fall/Winter Read!
August 6, 2014
Age: Under 18
Eden Christian has always been there for her little brother Owen ever since he was a little boy. Always cheering him on from her place in the stands as he does what he loves: plays Hockey. Only problem is, he isn't ten anymore and he is starting to resent her bossy, big sister attitude always trying to keep him out of trouble.It seems the better his Hockey career gets the more Eden sees it as her life and not Owen's. Not to mention the team's enforcer Jace Jacobsen is no help and is definitely NOT someone Eden wants around Owen. His seemingly beastly nature both on and off the ice is known by everyone and she certainly doesn't want her kid brother going that way, even if he is 20 and old enough to choose his own friends. Unfortunately the more Eden merges her life with Owen's the more he pushes her away. Then a trip to the hospital could change Owen's future forever, as well as Eden's and the rest of her family. Will they get through it and be stronger in the end? Or will there seemingly tightly woven family unravel with the pain one family member must endure? Meanwhile Jace has his hands full as well trying to figure out how to pull his Best friend's life back together again. Eden and Jace both need a break. Somehow they both end up in the same place, right in the mist of the perfect story for Eden. Will they work together to solve their problems as well as someone else's? Or will they yank apart in resentment towards one another? Are their assessments of each other correct or will they need to take another look? Find out in this wonderful story of faith, hope, love and not only sticking together but also knowing when to Let Go.