ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Ellie Karlson is new to Deep Haven. As the town’s interim fire chief, she is determined to lead the local macho fire crew in spite of their misconceptions about her. But when someone begins setting deadly fires, Ellie faces the biggest challenge of her life. Especially when sparks fly with one of the volunteers on her crew: Pastor Dan Matthews. As Ellie battles to do her job and win the respect of her crew, she finds that there is one fire she can’t fight—the one Dan has set in her heart.
(This book is the repackaged edition published in 2004)
2004 American Christian Fiction Writer’s Book of the Year
A Romantic Times Magazine TOP PICK – 4½ stars
Romantic Times Magazine:
Vibrant characters and vivid language zoom this action-packed romance to the top of the charts. This is a one-sitting read –once you pick it up, you won’t want to put it down.
Lisa’s Thoughts: The Deep Haven series holds a special place in my heart because it’s they were the first SMW books I read. I fell in love with her characters that stayed with me for years after finishing the books, her ability to write engaging plots, and the lush descriptions that pulled me into the story. I met Susie at the 2005 ACFW conference and felt like such a groupie. Thrilled to meet one of my favorite authors, but now I’m blessed to call this wonderful author and woman of God my friend.
I asked Susie to be a guest blogger on my blog, so come back tomorrow and read about the fire Susie endured with her family. Leave a comment on today’s post or tomorrow’s and you will be entered in a drawing for a copy of The Perfect Match.