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Book Review & Cooking Giveaway | When I Fall In Love by Susan May Warren

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When I Fall In Love
Susan May Warren

*** Special THANK YOU to the publisher & LitFuse for providing me with a review copy.***
***My review is my own personal opinion***


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.


Susan May Warren is the bestselling, 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. 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. She also runs a writing community for authors. Visit to learn more. For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at


I love this series and I love this family!
I was so excited to get the chance to get to know Grace a little more and finally she gets her story told in When I Fall In Love. I enjoyed delving into Grace’s love of cooking and food. Caution: this book may cause cravings!
I could totally relate to Grace’s fear of getting out of her comfort zone and getting out of Deep Haven…I loved seeing her growth as a character throughout the story. At one point in the story, Grace is devastated by something that happens and she begins to question God and in the end she must make a choice that could change everything!
I also enjoyed the other characters in the story…Raina, Casper, Owen and Amelia- I cannot wait to hear their stories!!! I don’t want this series to end, I love it!!! I think fans of Karen Kingsbury and Debbie Macomber will definitely enjoy Susan May Warren!!!




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