“Hook, Line & Sinker” was a short but sweet romantic novella set in Deep Haven, home of Susan May Warren’s popular Deep Haven series. It is a story of broken hearts, misunderstandings, and unfortunately, spiritual competition – even though one of the parties did not realize that there was a competition.

Although brief, “Hook, Line & Sinker” not only brought resolution to a broken relationship but managed to pack a major spiritual punch with its lesson on working together toward the same goal.

I am constantly amazed at the depth of Warren’s skill. Whether a comedy, a drama, a suspense, or a romance and whether long, short, or in-between, Susan always leaves me with something to ponder. Not every author can do that.

This book was provided for review by Tyndale House Publishers and NetGalley.


The annual Deep Haven fishing contest draws professional and amateur anglers from across the country, but this year, Ross Springer is determined to win the top cash prize. In fact, he has no choice. It’s his last chance to leave a lasting legacy at Bethel College. He just never imagined his fundraising scheme would hook Abigail Cushman, the grad student who reminds him of all they’d had—and lost—every time she glances his way.

Abigail Cushman may not know the difference between a bass and a trout, but how hard can it be to catch a fish? She’s a quick learner, and she’s certain her smarts can net her a win over Ross Springer, the handsome charmer she’s tried to forget since grief tore them apart.

In the ultimate showdown between brains and heart, will Ross and Abby reel in more than they bargained for?

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Susan May Warren is an award-winning, best-selling author of over twenty-five novels, many of which have won the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, the ACFW Book of the Year award, the Rita Award, and have been Christy finalists. After serving as a missionary for eight years in Russia, Susan returned home to a small town on Minnesota’s beautiful Lake Superior shore where she, her four children, and her husband are active in their local church.

Susan’s larger than life characters and layered plots have won her acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. A seasoned women’s events and retreats speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the beginning writer’s workbook: From the Inside-Out: discover, create and publish the novel in you!. She is also the founder of, a story-crafting service that helps authors discover their voice.

Susan makes her home in northern Minnesota, where she is busy cheering on her two sons in football, and her daughter in local theater productions (and desperately missing her college-age son!)

A full listing of her titles, reviews and awards can be found at Susan’s website.