I really like Susan May Warren and her style of writing. Yes, she writes a pretty, predictable romance, but I like the balance of faith and love she puts into her writing. I didn't really like the flipping back and forth between Max and Grace and Casper and Raina, but that because I wanted to know it was all going to end and that just prolonged it all. I'm still curious how Raina's story is all going to end up. I think I know, but it will be a long journey to get there. I'm ready for the rest of the Christiansen family series now.
I fell in love with the Christiansen family during the first book and enjoyed reading Grace's story now. Grace, the daughter who is content to not leave the nest and be with her family, the very family that sent her to Hawaii for a cooking course vacation. Her sister Eden wants Grace to be prepared to cater her wedding to hockey star Jase. Jase's teammate Max is also headed to Hawaii for his yearly cooking course vacation and was asked to look out for Grace. The two develop a friendship but each must deal with their own issues in order for the friendship to proceed. We were also given a tiny peek into Grace's single brother's lives and hopefully we will get to read their stories soon.
This book has skillful character development and scene setting. The family showed strong faith and support, with realistic tensions among the siblings, like any family. I enjoyed the drama, the emotional romances, and the different insights into how each character thinks. This story drew me in and had me wanting to know more about the characters. Im glad the author plans to continue this familys saga. Healing through Christ is nicely done. The descriptions made me feel I was right there. I really like this clean, engaging story.
When I Fall In Love is a fabulous is a fabulous third installment of the Deep Haven series. Susan May Warren just knows how to write a book. The setting, the plot, the characters, the light humor and heart tugging drama - a perfect combination. I loved the interaction between Grace and Max. Their chemistry is undeniable. I also love the moral of embracing life to the fullest. A great book. Highly recommended! 5 stars.