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.
Caught between new love and old grudges, Darek must decide if he can set aside the past for a future with Ivy—a future more and more at risk as an approaching wildfire threatens to wipe out the Christiansen resort and Deep Haven itself.
Author: Susan May Warren
Genre: Christian Fiction
Source: Litfuse Publicity Group
Goodreads: Darek Christiansen is almost a dream bachelor—oldest son in the large Christiansen clan, heir to their historic Evergreen Lake Resort, and doting father. But he’s also wounded and angry since the tragic death of his wife, Felicity. No woman in Deep Haven dares come near.
Ope’s Opinion: Susan May Warren has continued to amaze me with her story telling. She had me so wrapped up in this story I lost total track of time. Some times while reading I was holding my breath, waiting to see what would happen next. The beginning of the story started out a little slow – only to introduce you to everyone. Then it picked up speed like going down hill on a bike.
The characters were all very believable. There was even a grandfather in the book that was a little on the preachy side – reminded me of some the grandfathers I knew at my church ( including my own!). Each characters relationships developed at realistic pace. Their relationship to God was interesting – it all centered around needing to forgive someone and understanding that God had already forgiven them.
Now that I know my way around Deep Haven and know the people there, I can’t wait for Susan May Warren’s next book. I want to see where they go and what happens next.
Rating: Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.
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I received one copy of this book free of charge from Litfuse Publicity Group.
I was not required to write a positive review
in exchange for receipt of the book;
rather the opinions expressed in this review are my own.