Thursday, April 30, 2009

CFBA Review - Nothing But Trouble

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This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Nothing But Trouble

Tyndale House Publishers (May 1, 2009)


Susan May Warren

Susan grew up in Wayzata, a suburb of Minneapolis, and became an avid camper from an early age. Her favorite fir-lined spot is the north shore of Minnesota is where she met her husband, honeymooned and dreamed of living.

The north woods easily became the foundation for her first series, The Deep Haven series, based on a little tourist town along the shores of Lake Superior. Her first full-length book, Happily Ever After, became a Christy Award Finalist, published in 2004 with Tyndale/Heartquest.

As an award winning author, Susan returned home in 2004 to her native Minnesota after serving for eight years with her husband and four children as missionaries with SEND International in Far East Russia. She now writes full time from Minnesota's north woods and the beautiful town that she always dreamed of living in.

You can sample a chapter of each and every one of Susan's novels, on her website, HERE.

PJ Sugar knows three things for sure:

1) After traveling the country for ten years hoping to shake free from the trail of disaster that's become her life, she needs a fresh start.

2) The last person she wants to see when she heads home for her sister's wedding is Boone-her former flame and the reason she left town.

3) Her best friend's husband absolutely did not commit the first murder Kellogg, Minnesota, has seen in more than a decade.

What PJ doesn't know is that when she starts digging for evidence, she'll uncover much more than she bargained for-a deadly conspiracy, a knack for investigation, and maybe, just maybe, that fresh start she's been longing for.

It's not fair to say that trouble happens every time PJ Sugar is around, but it feels that way when she returns to her home town, looking for a fresh start. Within a week, her former teacher is murdered and her best friend's husband is arrested as the number-one suspect. Although the police detective investigating the murder—who also happens to be PJ's former flame—is convinced it's an open-and-shut case, PJ's not so sure. She begins digging for clues in an effort to clear her friend’s husband and ends up reigniting old passions, uncovering an international conspiracy, and solving a murder along the way. She also discovers that maybe God can use a woman who never seems to get it right

If you would like to read the first chapter of Nothing But Trouble, go HERE

PJ Sugar may be Nothing But Trouble, but author Susan May Warren is Nothing but Talented! This book is full of adventures and mishaps that sometimes gave me a chuckle and at other times made me cringe. While much of it is resolved by the end of the book, it's obvious that more mayhem is ahead for PJ in upcoming installments. Although it has plenty of entertainment value, this book's primary appeal lies in PJ's quest to figure out how her relatively new trust in God will affect the relationships she is somewhat reluctantly renewing as she returns to her hometown. And that is the challenge for us all - taking our faith out of the pews and into our daily lives. This is a great addition for your summer reading list!

Happy Reading!


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Brook said...

I thorougly enjoy Susan May Warren's books too and can't wait to read Nothing But Trouble!