Monday, December 22, 2014

Book Review: "Always on my Mind" by Susan May Warren

"Always on my Mind" by Susan May Warren is the 4th book in the Christiansen Family series (plus 1 novella).  It continues Casper Christiansen's story that started in the 3rd book ("When I Fall in Love").  Casper fled Deep Haven after finding out the reason for Raina Beaumont's deep hurts.  He tries to find fulfillment and satisfaction as an archaeologist and searching for treasure on the side in Roatan.  However, he is never able to get far from the memory of the summer he spent with Raina.  After his dig doesn't pan out, he heads back to Deep Haven to surprise Raina and tell her how he feels about her.  Showing up unexpectedly, he wasn't prepared for the fact that Raina was pregnant!  When Raina starts dating Monte Riggs, can Casper step back and let Raina go and not try and fix everyone's problems like normal?

"Always on my Mind" has a lot of things going on in it!  There is the main story line of Casper and Raina, but there is also a thread following Darek Christiansen as he struggles to keep the family resort afloat as well as a thread about trying to solve the mystery of the Duncan Rothe treasure.  I have read all of the Christiansen Family books except the first one about Darek (I think I'll have to remedy that!) so it was fun to get to see the other members of the family again.  I think that this book would be best to read after at least reading "When I Fall in Love" as Casper and Raina's story actually starts there.  There are "refreshers" in this book, but I think it would be best to get the whole story from reading the previous book.   I enjoyed reading "Always on my Mind" and read it too late into the night!  I wanted to shake some of the characters sometimes and held my breath in other places to see what was going to happen.  I would recommend this book to those who like Christian romances.

"Always on my Mind" is available in Kindle format:
  • File Size: 3015 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (December 18, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

and paperback:
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (December 18, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414378440
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414378442
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches

I received a free paperback copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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