Hawaii was the last place Grace Christiansen ever imagined she’d vacation, much less fall in love. But when her family surprises her with a cooking retreat in paradise, she is pulled—or maybe yanked—away from her predictable, safe life and thrown headfirst into the adventure of a lifetime.
Max Sharpe may make his living on the ice as a pro hockey player, but he feels most at home in the kitchen. Which is why he lives for the three-week culinary vacation he takes each year in Hawaii. Upon being paired with Grace for a cooking competition, Max finds himself drawn to her passion, confidence, and perseverance. But just when Grace dares to dream of a future beyond her hometown, Max pulls away.
Wrestling with personal demons, Max fights against opening his heart to a love he knows he should never hope for. And as his secrets unfold, Grace is torn between the safe path in front of her and what her heart truly desires. If love means sacrificing her ideal happily ever after, Grace’s faith will face its toughest test yet.
Series: Christiansen Family
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (July 1, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Susan May Warren is the bestselling, Christy and RITA Award–winning author of more than forty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church.
Susan holds a BA in mass communications from the University of Minnesota. Several of her critically acclaimed novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA's Inspirational Reader's Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. Five of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women's events about God's amazing grace in our lives.
For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at www.susanmaywarren.com.
When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren is book three in the Christiansen Family series. It is a nice story that I enjoyed. I like how Max and Grace became friends and how their relationship sweet, but a different kind of love story.
Grace is a very loving, charming kind of person that takes no one for granted. She is always putting everyone ahead of her and likes to fall in the background. She feels like she never wants to leave home and never wants to be away from her family.
Max is a very highly strung person who doesn’t want anyone to get to close to him. He wants to protect others and also himself.
Both Grace and Max love to cook and find themselves going to the same cooking vacation. They become partners on the vacation and find out that they really are quite comfortable being together. Will Grace overcome her shyness and will Max open his life to new adventures?
I enjoyed this book and recommend it. I think you will like it.
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