Wednesday, April 29, 2009

CFBA: Nothing But Trouble by Susan May Warren

Song Stuck on the Brain: A Whole New World from Aladdin's Soundtrack. It was a passing phrase from a co-worker that set it off. Now I have it stuck on everyone's brain. It's like ID the Musical, we're all breaking out into song. :)

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing:

Nothing But Trouble


Susan May Warren
Tyndale House Publishers (May 1, 2009)


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


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.

1 comment:

Christine Lynxwiler said...

With Nothing But Trouble, Susan May Warren becomes the Christian Janet Evanovich! Like Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, Warren's P.J. Sugar handles every tight situation--and there are many--with her smart, sassy, tough wit. Yet there's something endearingly vulnerable about P.J. that had me attached to her by page two. I spent the rest of the time rooting for her, unable to put the book down. P.J. Sugar is a rarity - an unforgettable heroine - and I can't wait for book two!