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Friday, February 26, 2010

Blog Tour: Nothing But Trouble and Double Trouble

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity for providing a free review copy of these books. No other compensation was received for this review. The opinions contained herein are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

After reviewing Get Cosy, Josy and The Great Christmas Bowl, I quickly added Susan May Warren to my "favorite authors" list. Her books are witty and humorous, yet realistic in both character and plot. I was very excited to be given the opportunity to review the two "PJ Sugar" novels she has published so far.

Both Nothing But Trouble and Double Trouble met my expectations which I had formed based on the books I had previously reviewed. The books are written in Mrs. Warren's signature style, which includes plenty of witty dialogue and engaging narrative. What I didn't expect, although I probably should have, was that I would so deeply relate to P.J. Sugar, the heroine of this series.

In Nothing but Trouble, P.J. Sugar returns home from a 10-year exile which was brought about by her poor judgment and others' outright lies. Although she had become a Christian during her exile, P.J. lives with regret and pain from past decisions, carrying the baggage with her, never seeming to be able to escape her past or her proclivity for trouble. Throughout the highly entertaining story, PJ discovers important truths about becoming a new creature in Christ and letting go of past baggage.

In Double Trouble, PJ is pursuing what she believes to be her life's purpose - becoming a Private Investigator. Through hilarious mishaps, PJ solves the case and finally figures out who (and with whom) she wants to be. I found encouragement in PJ's newfound knowledge that you are not bound to your past nor does it define you.

If you are looking for a hilariously entertaining yet thought-provoking story, you will love both of the PJ Sugar books. Honestly, you'll love any book written by Susan May Warren.

Want to know what others think? Visit the blog tour post for links to others' review.

About Double Trouble:
With one solved case under her belt, PJ Sugar is ready to dive into her career as a private investigator. Or at least a PI's assistant until she can prove herself to Jeremy Kane, her new boss. Suddenly PJ's seeing crime everywhere. But is it just in her head, or can she trust her instincts? When she takes on her first official case-house-sitting for a witness in protective custody-Jeremy assures her there's no danger involved. But it soon becomes clear that there is someone after the witness . . . and now they're after PJ, too.

About Susan:
Susan May Warren is the RITA award-winning author of twenty-four novels with Tyndale, Barbour and Steeple Hill. A four-time Christy award finalist, a two-time RITA Finalist, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Book of the Year. Her 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: