Hangin’ by a Moment by Andrea Christenson and Susan May Warren is the fifth book in the Deep Haven Collection. When Winston Stewart walked out of jail after serving his time, all he wants is a new life complete with a new identity (just call him Jack). He was not looking for community, family, or love.
My Review of Hangin’ by a Moment
I love how sweet this romance was. Colleen had lost some of her self-confidence because of events in her past and needed someone to speak truth to her. Jack was that person. He helped her to see past the stain of her mistakes to her true heart.
The Characters in Hangin’ by a Moment
We had met Colleen briefly in Can’t Buy Me Love as Ella’s best friend. She had been the person egging Ella to play Cinderella, but by the time she showed up in Deep Haven, she had lost some of her belief in love. Jack was the perfect guy to resuscitate her confidence and faith in men.
He saw her in a way maybe none of the people from Deep Haven saw her and was able to get her to accept and live up to her truest self.
In a lot of ways, Jack needed a family to surround him and love him. He found that in Deep Haven. Colleen balanced him out and gave him a reason to want to forge a place for himself in Deep Haven but it didn’t come without struggle. Together, Jack and Colleen found balance and acceptance.
The Themes in Hangin’ by a Moment
Readers will be reminded that none of us are beyond God’s redemption as long as we confess our sins with a contrite heart and seek His face.
Final Thoughts on Hangin’ by a Moment
Hangin’ by a Moment continues the storyline of the Crisis Response Team and it was great to see the progress that had been made in creating the team since the first book in the series. It was also good to check in with characters to see what they had been up to since previous books.
This sweet story made a great addition to the Deep Haven series. Although Hangin’ by a Moment is the fifth book in the Deep Haven Collection, it can be read as a stand-alone.
I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher through Just Read Tours; a positive review was not required.
Hangin’ by a Moment (Deep Haven Collection Book 5)
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. Purchase Hangin’ by a Moment on Amazon.
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 www.susanmaywarren.com.
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 www.andreachristenson.com.
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