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by Susan May Warren

  • Author: Susan May Warren
  • ISBN: 1414378424
  • ISBN13: 978-1414378428
  • ePub: 1533 kb | FB2: 1997 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (February 1, 2014)
  • Pages: 480
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 690
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It Had to Be You (Christiansen Family) ePub download

Oct 24, 2013 Brittany rated it it was amazing. I am absolutely loving this series about the Christiansen family! It Had to Be You is a wonderful addition and I just could not put this book down once I started reading it! The author did such a great job creating characters that are flawed, yet likeable. And the setting she chose, the hockey world, is exciting and dangerous at the same time.

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Only 20 left in stock (more on the way). If you have not added this book to your shopping cart by now, check your pulse. It Had to be You is a sigh-worthy, coming-into-her-own romance highlighting the importance of family, the necessity of faith, and how losing yourself for the right reasons can open your heart to something beautiful.

What could they possibly want when they already have everything?

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. Casper longs to be the hero of at least one family story, but a never-ending Deep Haven winter and costly repairs threaten their efforts-and the future of the resort. Worse, one of Casper's new jobs constantly brings him into contact with Raina, whom he can't seem to forget. What could they possibly want when they already have everything?

Warren, Susan May. Sam leaned forward in a bright-orange chair of the transplant center at the University of Minnesota children’s hospital and scrubbed his hands down his face. I don’t think I can do this.

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Susan May Warren pens a delightful story of heartache and healing in her latest Deep Haven novel, which introduces the Christiansen family and a new series of. .

Susan May Warren pens a delightful story of heartache and healing in her latest Deep Haven novel, which introduces the Christiansen family and a new series of contemporary romance tales. COM . Susan Warren writes with a fresh, new voice and creates characters that will delight her readers. Andrew Warren, for sharing the journey with me. It had to be you. Rachel Hauck, for helping me craft every scene, every moment, every sentence. You are my secret weapon. Okay, not so secret anymore!) Elaine Clampitt (aka P. J. Ryley), who knows her hockey.

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It Had to Be You Summary. Christiansen Family, Book 2. Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins. Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen's cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits - and starting to fear that she doesn't have the chops to land a major story.

To everyone who knows her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother.

Widower Darek Christiansen is mortified at having to fill in for his hockey-star brother at a charity bachelor auction. To everyone who knows her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother.

Eden Christiansen never imagined her role as her younger brother Owen’s cheerleader would keep her on the sidelines of her own life. Sure, it feels good to be needed, but looking after the reckless NHL rookie leaves little time for Eden to focus on her own career. She dreamed of making a name for herself as a reporter, but is stuck writing obits―and starting to fear she doesn’t have the chops to land a major story. If only someone would step up to mentor Owen . . . but she knows better than to expect help from team veteran and bad-boy enforcer Jace Jacobsen.Jace has built his career on the infamous reputation of his aggressive behavior―on and off the ice. Now at a crossroads about his future in hockey, that reputation has him trapped. And the guilt-trip he’s getting from Eden Christiansen isn’t making things any easier. But when Owen’s carelessness leads to a career-threatening injury and Eden stumbles upon a story that could be her big break, she and Jace are thrown together . . . and begin to wonder if they belong on the same team after all.
Ces
Since I wanted to like the first one so much, I had to give book two a shot. (I can never decide if it's the book or the author just isn't my cup of tea until I read at least two books, sometimes more if I really wanted to like them.) This was also another story featuring a star hockey player. I'm really not into sports but this is the one sport I do have a vague fanship for so I enjoyed that aspect. Especially as it addresses the serious physical danger hockey and football players face, which is the reason I have qualms with liking the sport.

While not as overwhelmingly serious as the first book, it was still a heavy story - not a light and fluffy romantic read, that's for sure. I liked Jace and Eden a lot. There were times I got frustrated with Eden as she judged him based off her initial impression and then was constantly jumping to conclusions over everything he did. I found Jace a very sympathetic character so it was hard seeing her judge him so harshly (though, of course, I had the advantage of reading his POV while she didn't. ;) ) There was also a heart-wrenching side-story involving a young girl in desperate need of a transplant.

The book also included a novella, I Really Do Miss Your Smile, about the Christiansen parents. When it came to the romance, I liked it better than the main books since it was cuter and fluffier. But I thought it suffered from the drawbacks I usually find in novellas - not enough character development and a bit of insta-love. But that's definitely personal taste - I rarely care for novellas but many people love them.

Over all, I'd say it's an excellent series, just a bit too heavy for my tastes.
lets go baby
Once again I have been left a humble mess after finishing one of Ms. Warren's books. This particular book, about two unlikely people coming together and finding redemption and love, has combined with a personal event in my life and touched me on a much deeper level than I expected.

Hockey player Jace and favorite daughter but oft ignored Eden are unwittingly brought together when her brother Owen's life starts to spiral out of control. She's struggling to find her purpose in life and he's struggling to accept God's grace after escaping his empty past. Their "enemies-to-friends-to-more" transition was SUCH a miraculously beautiful thing to watch over the course of the story and with the added secondary focus on a homeless teen who touched so many lives, I can't believe I'm able to function after such a poignant reading experience.

Ms. Warren has a breathtaking talent for composing a touching and emotional cast of characters that always seems to speak directly to my past and present circumstances. Her beautiful use of scripture in moments of doubt or personal reflection have been such a blessing in my own faith. I can't begin to express how deeply her books have affected me but her words are best compared to the balm of Gilead; helping heal some prominent spiritual wounds I've struggled with over the last few years. If you're looking for books that are wholesome, clean and with a positive message of hope and forgiveness then I would highly recommend this and more by Ms. Warren.
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This is the second book in a six book series. It follows the six Christiansen siblings as they find love: Darek, Eden, Grace, Casper, Amelia and Owen. The titles of the books, in order, are: Take a Chance on Me, It Had to Be You, When I Fall in Love, Always on My Mind, The Wonder of You & You're the One That I Want.

In this book, Eden is trying to keep her hockey-star brother, Owen, in line. He's gone a little off the rails lately, and she's looking for someone to blame. She takes most of the responsibility, but she also throws out a little of the blame on the team captain, Jace "J-Hammer" Jacobsen, who has a terrible reputation.

When Owen is injured in an accident one night, Jace and Eden come together and start to form a friendship. They find a coma patient tucked away in the hospital, a John Doe, and decide to work together to find the young man's family. In the meantime, Eden is coming to think that her job writing obituaries isn't fulfilling, and Jace is fighting an injury that could end his career. They have some major misunderstandings in there, but truth eventually heals their hearts.

Also, we have a side story of Sam and Maddy. Maddy is nine years old and needs a heart transplant. Sam doesn't understand how God could have abandoned him and allow his little girl to suffer. This part of the story is a real tear-jerker, and I wish there had been a bit more of a wrap-up for this part of the story.

I haven't read any of the other books in the series, but I was able to read this one without feeling lost. You get glimpses of the personalities of the other siblings, but I don't think it's enough to spoil it if you read them out of order or as a stand alone. This was a good book that I enjoyed reading.
Lightwind
Wow! I loved everything about this story. The characters were great--very likeable and well-developed. The main characters, Eden and Jace, each had their own problems and insecurities, but were able to help each other see their good points and strengths.The story was wonderful and flowed well. This story is part of a series, but it is a stand-alone book. It doesn't leave you hanging at the end, and the books in the series don't have to be read in order. I really liked revisiting some of the characters in the previous book in the series.

This is a contemporary Christian novel. I appreciated the fact that it didn't have cursing and vulgar language, and there were no sexual scenes. I hate the way a lot of authors feel they have to throw those in to make a story "real". I feel they generally detract from the story, and I don't want to read about them. Thanks, Susan May Warren, for a great story. I'm sure I will want to re-read this in the future, and I'm looking forward to more stories about the Christiansen family. I would recommend this to those who want a clean, romantic read.
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