Hook, Line and Sinker is a novella that is part of Susan May Warren's Deep Haven Series. When you are introduced to Ross Springer and Abigail Cushman on the opening pages of this tale, you immediately sense that there is some bad history between them. You will soon learn that they lost their friendship the day that his older brother, Scotty, died!
When suddenly Abigail and Ross are competing against each other in a fishing contest, you have no idea what will happen to their struggling relationship by the end of this endeavour!
Hold on and to see where Abigail and Ross land by the final pages of this short novella!
Another great Susan May Warren story to fit in the middle of the Deep Haven series!! This book is available as an ebook but I actually ended up reading it as part of a romance collection called "Change of Loving You" that Tyndale put out that includes short books by Terri Blackstock, Candace Calvert, & Susan May Warren. You won't be able to put this one down!!!
I'm a big time fan of the Deep Haven Series and was so happy to have the opportunity to read this novella. It's a light, fun read with some great lessons packed into 40 pages!
We may feel inadequate because we don't have a certain skill or personality trait but God can use all of our gifts and talents to evangelize.
Along with plenty of humor and some Ã¢â¬Ëoh, so sweet moments' between Abby and Ross, you'll have a delightful time watching these two sort out their misunderstanding and learn how to be fishers of men together!
Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a review copy through NetGalley. I was under no obligation to write a positive review, just my honest opinion.
My first introduction to Susan May Warren came through her Deep Haven series. Excellent! She just released Hook, Line & Sinker, a novella which is a prequel to the series.
Since I haven't read the entire series, I wasn't familiar with these characters. However, I really enjoyed a brief (only 40 pages!) peek into the history behind some of the characters in Deep Haven. I loved reading Ross and Abigail's story and seeing how God helped them work through their past. Warren did a great job getting my curiosity up about their background and then reveal the reasons for the tension between them. My only complaint is that the book just wasn't long enough (40 pages). I think 100 pages would be the perfect length for a novella, and the extra pages would have allowed a bit more depth to both the characters and the story.
I received a free copy of this book from Tyndale House in exchange for my fair and honest review.
Abby Cushman has been in love with Ross Springer for as long as she can remember, hanging with Ross and his older brother, Scotty. And Ross once told her he loved her too, but that was before Scotty died, before he worked out that Abby and Scotty had been a couple on the Bethel College campus. Now Ross runs the New Life Christian group at Bethel while completing his senior year, even though he is three years older than the other seniors. Meanwhile, Abby is completing her PhD in Greek, running the Sojourners Bible study and resenting Ross for being a girl-magnet who all but ignores her. Friendly rivalry between the New Life and Sojourners groups leads to a challenge to enter the Deep Haven fishing competition in the lakes around Deep Haven, Missouri, a competition which Abby is determined to win.
Hook, Line and Sinker is a straightforward romance based on a simple misunderstanding, yet still touches on issues of how we see ourselves and how others see us. Hook, Line and Sinker has all the charm of the other Deep Haven books, in a smaller package. And how can you not like a romance series where the first book is called Happily Ever After?
Thanks to Tyndale House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook to review.