When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren

About the Book: 

A Christiansen Family Novel
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.
Learn more and and purchase a copy at Susan’s website.

About the Author:
Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning novelist of over thirty novels. A five-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol Award.
A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!.
She is also the founder of www.MyBookTherapy.com, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice. You can find her online at www.susanmaywarren.com.

My Take on the When I Fall in Love:
Have you ever read a book you wish wouldn't end-- it's that good?!  When I Fall In Love by Susan May Warren made me feel that way!!  I finished reading the book a couple of days ago.  Later that afternoon I was preparing supper and all I could think about was When I Fall in Love and the interactions between Grace and Max. I also enjoyed "catching up with the other Christiansen family members that I haven't "seen" in a while. :)
Max's story is tough.  He has hard decisions to make that will affect his entire future and that of those he loves.  Is it worth it to love and be loved?
Grace is a homebody and an introvert.  She's afraid to fail and at the same time, she's afraid not to try.  When Max dares her to go for her dreams, her whole world is turned upside down.
This is a beautiful story full of hope and encouragement.  I recommend you read it... again and again!! :)