Friday, March 14, 2014

Litfuse Publicity Book Tours Presents: t Had to Be You (Christiansen Family #2) by Susan May Warren


A Christensen Family Novel.

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.

Learn more and purchase a copy at Susan’s website.

 About The Author
Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the bestselling, RITA Award–winning author of more than forty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church. Several of her critically acclaimed 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. Five of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women’s events about God’s amazing grace in our lives. She also runs a writing community for authors. Visit to learn more. For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at

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My Review:

Wow! I loved my return visit with this great family. There is even a novella at the end ...a the family began.
This is Eden and Owen's story. Knowing what it is like to come from a large family and being one of the older siblings. We do the mothering thing. This is Eden, she has taken over the care of her hockey star brother. Yes, she was the one who took him to his meets and training as a youngster, and wiped his tears, and hurts.
They are both adults now, and Eden still wants to mother, guess that is a hard roll to release, even though, in fact, Owen does have parents. Do we need to pick up and protect our siblings for the rest of their lives, or let them make their own mistakes?
We also meet a fan hero, superstar, and Hockey player, Jace Jacobsen. He is nearing retirement, and dealing with some medical issues. He is also haunted by his own demons.
Ms Warren, places you right on the ice, in the living room. You are going to feel like you are a participant! Talk about feeling the cold emanating from the ice! You also feel the pain of parents loving and wanting the best for their children. How can you let go? We find some amazing answers.
Looking at the book and seeing how big it is can be intimating, but in reality, it was a very quick, page turning read. You will not want to miss this one!

I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.

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