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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.
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 X 1.00 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Christiansen Family
Darek Christiansen is almost a dream bacheloroldest son in the large Christiansen clan, heir to their historic Evergreen Lake Resort, and doting father. But hes 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 doesnt 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 Felicitys death. All Ivy knows is that the Christiansens feel like the family shes always longed for. And once she gets past Dareks 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 wifes case.
Caught between new love and old grudges, Darek must decide if he can set aside the past for a future with Ivya future more and more at risk as an approaching wildfire threatens to wipe out the Christiansen resort and Deep Haven itself.
CassandraMaineAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5June 3, 2014CassandraMaineAge: 18-24Gender: female
I really enjoyed this book. The people were very real, broken and in need of God's grace. I also loved the ending. I think this in one of my favorites.
Glenda FowlowAge: 35-445 Stars Out Of 5God is Rooting for MeApril 28, 2014Glenda FowlowAge: 35-44Quality: 5Value: 5
I avoid books that give me an uncomfortable feeling. You know, novels that contain a quiet voice whispering there's room for improvement in my own life. And dang it, this book has that whisper. No escaping this time.
Because this story sucks you in and won't let you go. There's actually four main characters with their own carefully crafted story set in Deep Haven, Minnesota. Darek grew up here, but has withdrawn from living. Ivy has just arrived and can't wait to dig her roots into small town Minnesota living. Jensen can't wait to escape this hell hole. Claire wants to remain in Deep Haven forever. And young Tiger is always seeking his next adventure here, accidents notwithstanding.
This is a community story allowing you to meet a wonderful cast of characters. The pace moves well with consistent action. Before you know it, you're cheering them on. Even Jensen. (What?! How is that possible.)
Dare you to read this book. I've read it three times in less than a year and every time that whisper gets me. It's a keeper alright.
Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Take a Chance On MeApril 4, 2014Amy CVAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
I really found Take a Chance on Me a great read. This is the first book I have read by Susan May Warren and she's gained herself a new fan. The story was full of variety emotions: happiness, heart wrenching, learning forgiveness, and of course love. I loved the character of Ivy. She was such a strong woman, overcoming so many life difficulties in her life.
I can't wait to read book 2 of the Christiansen Family series. Great book!
Doris WrightMorganfield, KYAge: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5What was all the hype?February 27, 2014Doris WrightMorganfield, KYAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2
What was all the hype about this book? I finally decided to see for myself and frankly I don't know what the hype was. It started out being good but in the middle the story just started dragging. The author kept saying the same thing just in a different way. Jensen said to Claire "how would feel watching the woman you love die in your arms?" Then, later Jensen was reminiscing about he, Claire and Felicity at the beach and Felicity had fallen asleep and Jensen knew right then he was in love with Claire. So. who was he in love with and how could he be in love with two women at the same time? This book wasn't all the hype it was made out to be. I'm glad I didn't spend any money on it.
CharityUAustenAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Lovely Family StoryFebruary 21, 2014CharityUAustenAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4
Iâ€™m so glad I finally got to read a book by Susan May Warren! This one was delightful â€“ a lovely read. The characters felt very real and I can definitely feel an attachment to them already, even after only one book. Theyâ€™re easy to connect to and easy to love. I could identify with them from the very start and empathize with their problems as well. I wasnâ€™t entirely blown away by it, but I definitely did enjoy this book and will read more by Susan.