Take a Chance on Me

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 theDarek 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 and at risk as an approaching wildfire threatens to wipe out the Christiansen resort and Deep Haven itself.
Take a Chance on Me 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 tragi

  • Title: Take a Chance on Me
  • Author: Susan May Warren
  • ISBN: 9781414378411
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Susan May Warren

    I can t help be amazed at the gifts God has delighted me with a wonderful husband, four amazing children, and the opportunity to write for Him.I ve been writing as long as I can remember I won my first book writing contest in first grade Over the years, writing has become, for me, a way to praise God and see Him at work in my life.Although I have a degree in Mass Communications from the University of MN, my real writing experience started when I penned the The Warren Report a bi monthly newsletter that detailed our ministry highlights.Living in Russia meant I never lacked for great material and those experiences naturally spilled out first into devotionals and magazine articles and finally into my first published story, Measure of a Man, in the Tyndale HeartQuest, Chance Encounters of the Heart anthology.Susan and husbandI grew up in Wayzata, a suburb of Minneapolis, and became an avid camper from an early age My favorite fir lined spot is the north shore of Minnesota it s where I met my husband, honeymooned and dreamed of living The north woods easily became the foundation for my first series, The Deep Haven seriessed on a little tourist town along the shores of Lake Superior I have to admit I m terribly jealous of Mona, the heroine of my first full length book, Happily Ever After, a Christy Award Finalist published in 2004 with Tyndale Heartquest.Our family moved home from the mission field in June 2004 and now we live in the beautiful town I d always dreamed of God has amazed me anew with His provision, and blessings and allowed me a season when I can write full time for Him.I m delighted you ve stopped in to visit My hope is that you ll be blessed and encouraged by soul stirring stories of regular people interacting with a God who loves them.I d love to hear from you I love getting mail, especially from readers and I welcome your questions and comments Write to me at susan susanmaywarren And, if you re interested, sign up for my newsletter, a quarterly sneak peek into upcoming releases and projects Thank you for your interest and support.God Bless and Happy Reading In His Grip,Susan May Warren

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    • Jody Hedlund said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      My first book by Susan May Warren and I loved it! Can't wait to read more about this family!

    • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...) said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      I love the Christiansen Family series! This first book got me hooked on the drama, angst, emotion, hope, and romance. I love how the characters come to life and I feel like I know them. Highly recommend this book and the whole series!

    • Shannah Mauney said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      I am so glad I took a chance on this novel. I absolutely loved it! The story gripped my heart from beginning to end. Following the lives of 3 best friends and a new comer was interesting, exciting, and at times heartbreaking. The events that led each character to where they are at this point in time were each traumatizing in it's own way, but watching them grow, triumph, and overcome their pasts gave me immense satisfaction in the story. Read my full review: faithlovebooks/20

    • Renee said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      I probably shouldn't have started reading Take a Chance on Me right before bedtime on a school night. Then the next day the book distracted me from grading papers. This became slightly dangerous when my students realized I had a new book by one of their favorite authors. But it was worth the risk. Yes, Take a Chance on Me was that good.This romantic story is the first in Susan May Warren's new series about The Christiansens: six adult siblings and their parents. What's this book about? Two best [...]

    • Melissa Tagg said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      I read Take a Chance on Me in just a few sittingswould've been one if I didn't have a little thing called a day job getting in the way. But I absolutely adored this first book in Susan May Warren's new Deep Haven spin-off series. She's set up a wonderfully fun and unique family with characters I know I'm going to enjoy getting know more and more in subsequent books.As for the main characters in Take a Chance, Darek and Ivy tug at your heart from the first chapter. Their backstories, their hopes, [...]

    • Tanara McCauley said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      Ivy Madison moved to Deep Haven, Minnesota with a simple wish list: make a difference as the assistant county attorney, find her place in a small town community, and maybe–just maybe–land a man.But Ivy gets more than she bargained for when, on impulse, she bids during the VFW auction and lands single father Darek Christiansen as her date. Not only is this handsome bachelor baggage-laden, his past and Ivy’s work are more connected than either of them know.As they seek to build on their frag [...]

    • Sarita said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      There was a lot of great ratings and ravings over this series and I thought I should give this series a try, so when it was available at the library I made sure to get it before someone else gets to it.I really enjoyed this story - Tiger was my favourite little character! Darek, Ivy, Jensen, Claire and Nan had so much emotions and struggles to work through, and the author did a great job in bringing the characters to life. This book portrayed just what unforgiveness and bitterness will do to a p [...]

    • Meredy said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      This is my first time reading the work of Susan May Warren and I'm impressed. Darek Christiansen and Ivy Madison are powerfully-written characters. Warren's wording grabbed my attention straight away and I read the book in one sitting.I received this novel compliments of Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review. It's a delightful book! You'll most definitely want to take a chance on it!

    • Nora St Laurent said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      This is the first novel in the series and features Darek Christiansen and his young son Tiger. The author states, “We are in this season of life…As you nurture your children, then guide them, then walk beside them…and finally stand back as they walk into life. And then you really start praying! These books are about those years…watching, hoping, praying your adult children into a legacy of faith.”I instantly connected with Darek, Claire, and Jensen and was intrigued at how their lives [...]

    • Dawn said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      Ivy Madison is the new county attorney in the small town of Deep Haven. She didn't know when she took the job that she drafted the plea bargain that has kept Jensen Atwood serving time of community service for killing the wife of Darek Christiansen. Darek is the town's most ineligible eligible bachelor. He's the eldest son and heir whose family runs the Evergreen Resort. He's a devoted father, but he's also hurt and angry over the death of his wife. As Ivy gets to know both Darek and his family, [...]

    • Laura said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      Susan May Warren is one of the best at creating a family of characters that leaps off the pages. Rugged Derek is heir to the Christiansen family's resort and should be on the top of every eligible bachelor's list. But, he's not. Angry over his wife's death at the hand of his best friend, he's determined to focus on his son and reviving his family's business.When Ivy Madison moves to town, looking for a place to call home after a childhood of jumping from foster placement to foster placement, she [...]

    • Rebecca Holland said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      Susan May Warren, Take a Chance on Me, ISBN 978-4143-7841-1, TyndaleYou ever pick up a book because of its cover? Or is it the name of the author? Or the title? What makes you look at the back cover to find out about the story, what makes you open the book to page one to get a peek? What drives you check the book out, download it or buy it?With Susan May Warren's "Take a Chance on Me," you will pick it up because of the cover and the name, but what will grab your eyes, or at least did mine, were [...]

    • Susan said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      This is the first in a new series, The Christiansen Family. I listened to the audio version. We are introduced to the family and they are delightful. Darek, the eldest has had tragedy in his life, is now a widower raising a lively, rambunctious 5 year old son called Tiger. Ivy has longed to belong and be part of a family since her days in foster care. Claire is the daughter of a missionary couple who are doctors, who have specific plans for Claire, now age 25. Jensen is trying to complete commun [...]

    • Maryann said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      It looks like it took an incredibly long time for me to read this, but that isn't really the case. I'm close to ocd about reading series in order. I knew that technically this was the first book in a series, but I recognized the town of Deep Haven, so backtracked and in the time since January 25 along with a number of other books I read all of the Deep Haven series. As several had told me, I wouldn't have been lost had I not done that, but it was fun recognizing names as I read, kind of getting [...]

    • Rissi said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5Tragedy has been chasing Darek Christiansen from the moment he agreed to do the “right thing” by marrying the girl from his small hometown of Deep Haven. Instead of becoming a good husband and father, Darek was too busy travelling the country as one of the Hotshots, an elite firefighting team, leaving behind what should have been his greatest treasures. Now after a brief, tumultuous marriage, Darek’s wife Felicity died five years ago in a tragic accident and now the l [...]

    • Susan Snodgrass said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      I love Susan May Warren's books and I especially love her books set in the small Minnesota town of Deep Haven. I wish it were a real town and I could go visit. She's set 6 books there already, I believe. They are all stand alone books but this time: she's written Take a Chance On Me, the first in a 6 book series about the Christiansen family.I was fortunate enough to be on the launch team for this book and I am so glad to be given this book early. What a joy to hold another of Susan's books in m [...]

    • Brittany said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      I love finding a new book series to fall in love with! And that is what I feel has happened after reading Take a Chance on Me. This book was wonderful and introduced me to a family that I want to learn everything about. I have had this book on my Kindle for awhile, however, had not gotten around to reading it until now. I knew that I needed to read it, since I have book two waiting to be read and reviewed as part of an upcoming blog tour. I am so glad that I did.Take a Chance on Me takes place i [...]

    • Laura said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      Title: TAKE A CHANCE ON MEAuthor: Susan May WarrenPublisher: Tyndale May 2013ISBN: 978-1414378411Genre: contemporary/romanceDarek 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 [...]

    • Carrie Padgett said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      Take a Chance on Me by Susan May Warren is a gem. Her characters are so real, I expected to look up and see Darek swaggering into my living room, dusty and sooty and asking for Tiger. Instead I got a limping cat who begged for more food, took one sniff, and stalked away.Anyway, where was I? Oh yes. Take a Chance on Me.Darek Christiansen has his hands full taking care of his five-year old son and running the family resort on Lake Evergreen, outside of Deep Haven, Minnesota. He has no time for dat [...]

    • Caitlyn Santi said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      This is the first book of Ms. Warren's that I have read. Let me just say that it will not be the last! I enjoyed this book immensely! The author portrays life in a small Minnesota town so well it makes you feel like an honorary resident of Deep Haven! Aside from the setting (which became a prominent character in it's own right!), what stood out to me the most was the incredible message of forgiveness, and the fabulous, utterly unforgettable characters. I loved both Ivy and Darek, but I think Cla [...]

    • Wendy Sparkes said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      #1 Christiansen FamilyA beautiful story of redeeming love, grace, mercy & second chances.I especially enjoyed Jenson & Claire's story.Favourite quote:I’m not hurting them. I’m pruning them so they’ll grow better.Maybe God had used these years to prune her, to heal her so she could bear fruit. She wasn’t a disappointment or a failure. She simply needed time to bloom. ~ Claire Gibson Now on to reading the rest of this series.Christiansen Family0.5123456 plus hoping to get at some p [...]

    • Stephanie said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      What can I say except that I loved this book! Which is kind of weird because it took me so long to read this book. I said I would read it in exchange for some truthful reviews. I’m kind of a stubborn person, and the thought of having to read a book felt like school work (if you must know I didn’t like any of the books that I had to read for school) so I put off reading it. Then it got some good reviews, and I was afraid to be the person who didn’t like it. So I put it off some more. But on [...]

    • Teresa Snyder said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      WOW! This is one of those books that grabs you from the first page and does not turn lose until the last page. If you've never read a Susan May Warren book, you're in for a treat. If you have, you'll soon discover that this is by far her best book! Although a spin off from her Deep Haven series, it's not a requirement to read the six book series prior to reading Take A Chance On Me. For me, having previously read the Deep Haven series, it was nice to visit with old friends - Deep Haven is a smal [...]

    • Sarah Ruut said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      Darek isn’t the only one whose world fell apart after Felicity’s death. Jensen, Claire, Ivy, Tiger, Nan – truly the entire community of Deep Haven was impacted by the accident. Three years have passed, but the pain and anger still lingers.Ivy thought moving to Deep Haven would be an escape to a quiet community. Little did she know that she was settling right into the middle of this hurting people. Can this town forgive those “at fault” – and themselves – for all that has happened? [...]

    • Melanie said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      Review on : amazon/review/R2G4PTIUReview on my blog: christianbookshelfreviewsI've read more than a dozen of Susan May Warren's books and I don't think any of them have disappointed me, so I wasn't surprised that I loved Take A Chance On Me.There were so many things about Take A Chance On Me that I loved! I'll name a couple of them:The Setting: I've only read a couple of Warren's "Deep Haven" novels, but I really liked how it was a small-town set in Minnesota. The location and writing-style was [...]

    • Maureen Timerman said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      This is the first book in the Christiansen Family Novel series. It was such a good read, and I am thrilled to know there is another book coming!The Author shows how most of the characters in this story need to find forgiveness. They blame God for their circumstances, and won't take his gift of redemption.Darek Christiansen is mad at the world, feels he has been handed a rotten deal, and the only good thing in his life is his 5 year old son Tiger. He was a willing player, but now feels life has n [...]

    • Gwendolyn Gage said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      Ivy Madison is Deep Haven's new Assistant County Attorney, and she's looking to put down roots and finally belong somewhere. Starved for love and family, a growing relationship with young widower Darek Christensen, looks like a dream come true. But sooner or later, Darek will learn the truth about her professional involvement in the light sentencing of his late wife's killer. And while she waits for that shoe to drop, a custody battle for Darek's five-year-old son also makes it to Ivy's desk.I f [...]

    • Margaret said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      I loved the characters and the intertwining stories, the setting is in a small town in the woods of Minnesota which I really appreciated. The ending was perhaps a little sweet and idealistic but in this case it was alright because after all isn't reading suppose to be an escape? I don't mind as long as there is depth and a good message and there was, quite happy, not earth shattering but I really enjoyed this book.

    • Cara Putman said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      A wonderful story of two couples and their journeys through the pain of the past into the hope of the future. I love Susie's story telling. She is a master.

    • Noura said:
      Aug 21, 2018 - 20:24 PM

      More like 3.5 I enjoyed it, but I felt it was missing something though.

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