By Kelly Bridgewater
I have read all of Susan May Warren’s Deep Haven and Christiansen’s family's series. I have really enjoyed these family's members and the small cozy feeling of Deep Haven. Warren has decided to grace readers with a chance to read more about her familiar characters and helping budding writers to make a name for themselves by allowing them to write stories in their own voice, but feature Warren’s beloved characters. Rachel D. Russell is the first published author to come through the Sunrise Publishing and has a book coming out in 2021 with Still the One. My favorite aspect of Still the One was the setting. I love the snow. The beautiful deep snow that encompasses the whole town. I loved how Russell describes the snow in all the scenes. I could feel the cold as I flipped through the story. As for the plot, It was nice to see familiar characters return from Warren’s Deep Haven world. I loved how they interacted with the new heroine and hero, offering Godly advice to help them back the correct decisions. I love how the element of hockey gets woven into the characters. Being a huge fan of the Colorado Avalanche, hockey is a huge part of my winter life. Being a contemporary romance, the romance storyline does fit the description and answers all the boxes. I really enjoyed this story. I hope the rest of them happen either in the winter again or in the fall. Russell’s writing definitely shone on the page just like Warren does. But Russell has her own voice. She has taken beloved characters and brought them to life. This is a neat idea from Susan May Warren and Lindsay Harrel. I can’t wait to see what the next two books that take place in Deep Haven by budding writers will entail. I anxiously await the next book in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of Still the One by Rachel D. Russell from Sunrise Publishing, but the opinions stated are all my own.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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