Welcome to Memorable Monday! The purpose of Memorable Monday is to showcase an influential book read in the past that still sticks with you today. This fun Monday morning post is hosted by the lovely Becca at The Becca Files.
This week, I am featuring:
Take a Chance on Me
by Susan May Warren
Susan May Warren really is one of today’s best Christian Contemporary authors. Her writing is so engaging, and her treatment of sensitive topics is always so well done. Take a Chance on Me is the first book I ever read by Warren and I absolutely loved it. This story is so good, and it ripped my heart out in several places. I think I cried three different times. It is a novel filled with excellent writing, great characters, and a timely discussion on redemption. If you have not read this novel, I highly recommend it and every other novel in this beautiful series.
About the Book
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.
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.
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!
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