Monday, January 12, 2015

Always on My Mind (Christiansen Family #4) by Susan May Warren

Book Description:  After a failed dig in Honduras, aspiring archaeologist Casper Christiansen heads home to Minnesota to face his unresolved feelings for Raina Beaumont, the woman of his dreams. But when he arrives unannounced on her doorstep, he receives the shock of a lifetime: Raina is pregnant with someone else’s baby.

Heartbroken, especially when he discovers the identity of the baby’s father, Casper tables his dreams and determines to be dependable for once, helping his older brother, Darek, prepare the family resort for its grand reopening. 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. A tentative friendship begins to heal fresh wounds, but can they possibly overcome past mistakes and current choices to discover a future together?

My Thoughts:  This is the fourth book in the Christiansen Family Series.  I've read the others in the Christiansen Family series and was so looking forward to this read.
And, as much as it pains me, I was disappointed in this story.  
Susan May Warren is one of my favorite authors but this story is like a soap opera.  
I understand that Susan is trying to bring the message of forgiveness and love but, honestly!, another man's baby!  And to Casper is suppose to be kind and forgiving because of Raina's "mistake/abuse?" 
(this is where I had a 'little' problem).  I was mentally telling Casper to leave and go have a life...quit wasting his time on someone who doesn't seem to understand his love.  
Just because a christian is suppose to forgive it doesn't mean s/he has to be a doormat.
I was greatly! disappointed in this read!  And I didn't want to be!  

*This book was provided for review by the Tyndale for my honest opinion*
  • Series: Christiansen Family
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (December 18, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1414378440
  • ISBN-13: 978-1414378442

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