Review: ‘Have Yourself A Christiansen Christmas’ by Susan May Warren

About The Book
Owen picked back up on the first ring. “Hey. Sorry. I’m in the middle of something here, so I couldn’t wait. I’m not sure I’m going to be able to make it, Ames. I have a small kerfuffle I’m into here, but, I’ll do my best.”

“Please try. Not to be dramatic, but it might be the last Christmas we all spend together.”



Please…come home for Christmas…

It’s Christmas in the winter wonderland town of Deep Haven, and the Christiansen kids are all heading home for the holidays. But no one feels very merry.Grace is worried about her husband’s life-changing illness…
Eden is facing devastating news…
Casper is in over his head (of course!)…
Amelia is dodging a walk down the aisle…
Owen…well, Owen just nearly died, again…
But it’s Darek who has news that just might destroy the family legacy.
The trip home for all is filled with secrets, memories and old dreams. But when they discover the real reason they’ve been asked home for the holidays, it will shake their world. It’ll take a disaster for them to discover that home is the place for answers, hope and most of all…miracles.

This year, spend Christmas with your favorite small town family.

About Susan May Warren

Growing up in Minneapolis and attending the U of MN, I learned to love city life, although I’m a woodsy girl at heart. Or maybe I’m an adventurer — having lived and traveled all over the world, including Siberia Russia as a missionary for eight years. Probably that’s why my characters can’t sit still, and seem to get into one scrape after another — they’re too much like me! I love God, my family, my country, my church, and feel privileged every day to be able to write stories.

Here’s my “Official” Bio.

With over 1 million books sold, critically acclaimed novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over seventy-five novels with Revell, Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas.

With books translated into eight languages, many of her 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.

Of her books, Publisher’s Weekly has written, “Warren lays bare her characters’ human frailties, including fear, grief, and resentment, as openly as she details their virtues of love, devotion, and resiliency. She has crafted an engaging tale of romance, rivalry, and the power of forgiveness.”

And Library Journal adds, “Warren’s characters are well-developed and she knows how to create a first rate contemporary romance…”

Susan is also a nationally acclaimed writing coach, teaching at conferences around the nation and winner of the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Mentor of the Year award. She loves to help people launch their writing careers and is the founder of Novel.Academy and http://www.LearnHowtoWriteaNovel.com, a writing website that helps authors get published and stay published. She’s also the author of the popular writing method, The Story Equation.

My Rating: 5 Stars!!

‘God can change your desires…if you are willing to give them to Him.’

Oh, how I love this family, the Christiansens. Susan May Warren has somehow managed to craft thsi family in her writer’s mind and made them seem so real that they worm their way right down into this reader’s heart. When I read this book, it’s not like I was sitting in my chair reading. No, I was in every scene, felt every emotion—and there are some bone-deep emotions in this one, for sure. In every family member’s life. These folks are as real as a literary family can be. This series has been the absolute best in Christian fiction in my opinion! They come to my mind often even when I’m not reading one. And Warren includes some mighty big spiritual truths, too. Her books take you to church, and I mean that.

I grinned and shed tears all the way though this book. I could not stop reading it. I was in bed and had to get back up to finish. I just couldn’t make myself leave these wonderful Christiansens. Absolute perfection!

My thanks to the publisher and author for a copy of this book. The opinion in this review is expressly my own.

Publication Date: November 25, 2021
Publisher: SDG Publishing:
Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09HT9DN8N/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

Discover more Deep Haven stories

The Christiansen Family Collection
Prequel: Evergreen
Book 1: Take a Chance on Me
Book 2: It Had to Be You
Book 3: When I Fall in Love
Book 4: Always on My Mind
Book 5: The Wonder of You
Book 6: You’re the One That I Want
Book 7: Have Yourself a Christiansen Christmas

Deep Haven Collection
Book 1: Still the One
Book 2: Can’t Buy Me Love
Book 3: Crazy for You
Book 4: Then Came You
Book 5: Hangin’ by a Moment
Book 6: Right Here Waiting

Deep Haven Series
Book 1: Happily Ever After
Book 2: Tying the Knot
Book 3: The Perfect Match
Book 4: My Foolish Heart
Book 5: Hook, Line, & Sinker (ebook novella)
Book 6: You Don’t Know Me
Book 7: The Shadow of Your Smile

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