This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Nothing But Trouble
Tyndale House Publishers (May 1, 2009)
Susan May Warren


Susan grew up in Wayzata, a suburb of Minneapolis, and became an avid camper from an early age. Her favorite fir-lined spot is the north shore of Minnesota is where she met her husband, honeymooned and dreamed of living.

The north woods easily became the foundation for her first series, The Deep Haven series, based on a little tourist town along the shores of Lake Superior. Her first full-length book, Happily Ever After, became a Christy Award Finalist published in 2004 with Tyndale/Heartquest.

As an award winning author, Susan returned home in 2004, to her native Minnesota after serving for eight years with her husband and four children as missionaries with SEND International in Far East Russia. She now writes full time from Minnesota’s north woods and the beautiful town that she always dreamed of living in.

You can sample a chapter of each and every one of Susan’s novels, on her website, HERE.


PJ Sugar knows three things for sure:

1) After traveling the country for ten years hoping to shake free from the trail of disaster that’s become her life, she needs a fresh start.

2) The last person she wants to see when she heads home for her sister’s wedding is Boone-her former flame and the reason she left town.

3) Her best friend’s husband absolutely did not commit the first murder Kellogg, Minnesota, has seen in more than a decade.

What PJ doesn’t know is that when she starts digging for evidence, she’ll uncover much more than she bargained for-a deadly conspiracy, a knack for investigation, and maybe, just maybe, that fresh start she’s been longing for.

It’s not fair to say that trouble happens every time PJ Sugar is around, but it feels that way when she returns to her home town, looking for a fresh start. Within a week, her former teacher is murdered and her best friend’s husband is arrested as the number-one suspect. Although the police detective investigating the murder—who also happens to be PJ’s former flame—is convinced it’s an open-and-shut case, PJ’s not so sure. She begins digging for clues in an effort to clear her friend’s husband and ends up reigniting old passions, uncovering an international conspiracy, and solving a murder along the way. She also discovers that maybe God can use a woman who never seems to get it right.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Nothing But Trouble, go HERE


I have been a fan of Susan May Warren for awhile now and have enjoyed each and every book of hers that I have read. Still have a couple I haven’t gotten hold of yet – but I will eventually. There is only so much money and so much time.

I wish I had time to do justice to this review but I am already behind on everything I need to do to get everything ready for my daughter’s pre-wedding reception. She and her intended are flying to Hawaii to have a private wedding on the beach and are celebrating with friends and family before the blessed event. Mom still has a lot of cooking to do and serving dishes to locate. You know the routine.

Anyway, just let me say that Nothing But Trouble is another winner for Susan. It is a fresh and humorous tale with plenty of situations that will have you laughing out loud. The romantic storyline will keep you guessing and probably hoping that PJ will make the right choice – at least I know I was. And as in all Susan’s novels, there is a spiritual life lesson that is woven artfully into the story without a heavy hand.