Hangin’ by a Moment by Andrea Christenson

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About the Book

Title: Hangin’ by a Moment
Series: Deep Haven Collection #5
Author: Andrea Christenson presented by Susan May Warren
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: September 14, 2021

He just wants to erase his past.

The day Jack—formerly Winston Stewart—walked out of jail, he vowed to keep his conviction a secret. After all, it wasn’t like he’d committed a murder. Just a terrible mistake, and he did his time. Now he wants a new life in a sleepy town where no one knows his name. Deep Haven is the perfect place to start over as a chef. The last thing the former pararescue jumper wants is to get involved. But when Boone Buckam—his friend and the one guy he owes for getting him out of the slammer—asks for help, how can Jack refuse?

She can’t seem to escape hers.

Colleen Decker has already escaped evil once—as a teenager, she was kidnapped by a murderer. But she’s put all that behind her as a trauma nurse in Minneapolis. Or maybe not, because a freak mistake in the ER sends her past crashing down on her. She needs a timeout in her hometown of Deep Haven. She doesn’t plan to stay—even when she’s roped into the job of flight nurse for the town’s Crisis Response Team chopper. Colleen’s not sure why she’s drawn to danger, but she’ll be safe enough. After all, she’ll need training, and her teacher is a handsome former pararescue jumper. What could go wrong?

But facing the past might put their future together in jeopardy.

When Jack said he didn’t want to get involved, he especially meant his heart—but being with Colleen feels like a fresh start. He’ll even climb aboard a chopper again, despite his vows. They’re headed for a happy ending…
But secrets never stay buried in a small town. And when disaster strikes one snowy night, they’ll both have to decide if the past will destroy them…or if it just might lead them home.

Cozy up to this perfect Deep Haven drama about discovering a season of second chances.

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Want more of Deep Haven?

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 (September 2021)
Book 6: Right Here Waiting (November 2021)

Deep Haven Series by Susan May Warren
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

The Christiansen Family Collection by Susan May Warren
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

About the Authors

Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling novelist of more than 85 books. With more than 1.5 million books sold, she is beloved by reviewers and readers around the world. Visit Susan at http://www.susanmaywarren.com.

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Andrea Christenson lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two daughters. When she is not busy homeschooling her girls, she loves to read anything she can get her hands on, bake bread, eat cheese, and watch Netflix. Andrea’s prayer is to write stories revealing God’s love. Visit Andrea at http://www.andreachristenson.com.

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Merging the creative energies of best-selling authors Susan May Warren and Lindsay Harrel, Sunrise Publishing is the matchmaker for established authors who want to build on their current success for future growth and aspiring authors looking to break out, build an audience, and hone their writing skills.

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My Review

Hangin’ by a Moment
By Andrea Christenson, Susan May Warren
Book 5 in the Deep Haven Collection
Rating: 4.5/5

Wow. I love how these new authors just keep getting better and better. This story was full of adrenaline-pumping action and swoon-worthy heroes. As someone in the medical field, I was curious how the author would address the medical aspects and I feel they did a decent job. I loved having a story about an ex-convict and second chances. Though this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone, but you’ll recognize some of the characters if you’ve read the previous books.

As Win leaves prison behind, he vows to start over as Jack (his middle name) and agrees to Boone’s request to lay low in Deep Haven. His military training makes him a prime candidate for the flight nurse position the new Crisis Response Team needs but he’s reluctant to commit. When ER nurse, Colleen Decker, shows up, she admits to some interest in the job, but she’s not certified and would need some training. When Boone volunteers Jack to help train Colleen, a friendship begins to develop between the two. While Colleen and Jack are both haunted by some PTSD, can they find a way to work together and save lives, including their own?

The different emergencies that the author comes up with in a small town like Deep Haven is impressive (coming from a suburban/city girl). This story comes when I am currently residing in a rural area and makes me think about the complications that occur when trying to save lives. My stomach dropped every time they flew on the helicopter, and I give props to those that can work in these non-ideal situations. Colleen’s fears were real — imposter syndrome is a real thing — but she did what her gut told her to save the patient.

“I suspect He put that love of a challenge and adventure in your heart for a reason.”

I love this quote because it illustrates the creativity of God in His purpose for designing us a certain way. How often do we feel like we were made for a purpose that’s different than everyone else? How often do we feel different and like we don’t quite belong? Colleen’s character is so relatable for me and I really enjoyed getting to know her. I also loved seeing all the other characters that I’ve come to love in Deep Haven.

Highly recommend if you enjoy Christian romance with some humor, small-town charm and heroic rescues.

My thanks to the author and publisher for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.