Risking Love

Risking Love

by Brenda S. Anderson

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Overview

Risking Love by Brenda S. Anderson

Bank employee Lissa Morgan likes all the columns of her life to add up. From her job to romance, every major decision is planned out. But before she can go out on a date with Mr. Perfect, she attends a charity auction with her meddling mom who wins Lissa a date with thrill-seeker Caleb Johnson.

Caleb lived for adventure until heart disease stole his wife's life. Then debt closed his business and now threatens to take his home. With a toddler to raise, he vows that his risk-taking days are over. But then he meets the cautious yet curious Lissa Morgan and decides it's time to take one more risk-this time on love.

When Lissa learns the extent of Caleb's debt, she wonders if she can collect on his heart if she forecloses on his home. And why is she falling for the wrong man-one who challenges her to leap from her orderly life and into his waiting arms?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780986214745
Publisher: Vivant Press
Publication date: 09/30/2016
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Brenda Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and is currently President of the ACFW Minnesota Chapter. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, travel, and baseball, and she loves watching movies with her family. Brenda lives near Minneapolis, MN with her husband, their three kids, and one sassy cat. Learn more at brendaandersonbooks.com

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Risking Love 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many books, but rarely do I read late into the night! The characters are believable and so is the plot. I enjoyed the way God's presence was so much a part of the story, as it is in our lives if we let Him in!
CarolJo 12 months ago
A delightful story where a young woman has to choose between the predictable man she has had a crush on for years and the man who encourages her to try new things and makes her heart fly! Lissa, Caleb and Haven are all well written characters. This is the first book I've read by Brenda S. Anderson but I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend Risking Love to anyone who enjoys contemporary fiction. i received my e-book from the author. This is my honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story of imperfect people that love God. Good lessons in the expectation of others to be perfect when we are not.
DChatley More than 1 year ago
Charming Christian romance with realistic characters. In this story, you will meet Lissa who finds herself dating 2 guys and having her heart torn between them. One of them is perfect for her and the other one is exciting and risky. Oh how is a girl to decide? My favorite part of this story was that the characters are facing very real life challenges and you as the reader get to walk through life with them. Too many times, characters are painted as having the perfect life but I as a reader can relate to them so much more if they are real. In this book, we see the struggle of addiction, the struggle of financial woes, and the struggle of regrets from the past. And through each of these the characters are learning to turn to God to get them through. Oh what a life lesson that alone is for us. But all of that character struggles is the backstory, in the forefront, is Lissa and her relationships with Haven and Caleb and as the story develops, you as the reader get to know them on a more personal level along with Lissa and it makes it easy to relate to Lissa's real quandary over who God would have for her. So get a copy and prepare to get caught up in the tangled romance while feeling for the characters in their struggles of life.
ConR More than 1 year ago
I was given an ARC for review. I love Brenda Anderson's writing. She's not afraid to tackle the not-so-clean areas of her characters' lives. In Risking Love, I felt that one of the items she tackled was perfectionism and how it can cause havoc in our lives, both in how we perceive others but how we perceive ourselves. For me another aspect of this book is how the world as we experience it, and the way we interpret life and relationships, are not necessarily truthful. Or rather, there is our own truth, and then there is the way the situation really happened. Lissa faces this with the life and death of her father. I got really invested in the story, to the point that I was getting frustrated with Lissa!!!! That's when you know you're reading a good book!!! Great start to a new series for Brenda, and I'm looking forward to more.
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
Risking Love is the first book in the Where the Heart Is series, and if the rest of them are going to be as good as this one it is going to be a wonderful series. I really enjoyed this one. I was completely pulled into the lives of Caleb and Lissa from the first pages and following their story was filled with twists and turns that certainly kept me reading. and wondering if they would be able to move past the hurts they both had gone through to find their happiness together. This one is another outstanding read from this author with wonderful characters and a combination of faith and romance that I certainly can recommend. I am definitely will be looking forward to the next book in the series. I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Hudsybear More than 1 year ago
Lissa was making the effort to cross off everything on her 6th grade to do list. She wanted to be boss. She thought that getting married, buying a home and having children would come in time. For a long time she had a crush on Haven but then Caleb came into the picture. Two very different men. Which one would win her heart so she could cross another item off her list. Only God knows and she was hoping He would lead her to the right one. I guess the most important thing I can say about this book is that I cannot wait for the next one to come out in February 2017. This book was enjoyable and kept you wondering what would be happening next. Read it for yourselves and find out. I received this book for an honest review.
BH More than 1 year ago
Risking Love, written by Brenda Anderson, is book one of Where the Heart is Series. This story is filled to the brim with soooooo much...good stuff! Just loved the way that Anderson took the storyline and weaved so much into it that you just Have to keep turning the pages to find out what will happen! I’m pretty sure that my favorite character is Caleb in this book. Caleb comes into the story with such a sad past. He’s a handsome widower with a toddler and is on the brink of losing the home that he custom made with his deceased wife. The business he started with his deceased wife has failed, his home is near foreclosure, his heart breaks to see his little one growing up without her mama, and yet somehow he has to find hope…is he truly willing to risk loving someone else? Will someone else be able to risk loving a guy with so many failures? Don’t expect to think you know what is going to happen in this read as Anderson takes you on an adventure of a lifetime between all of the characters. Anderson takes her characters who think they know where they are going and have plans for a specific life and shows how God's plan is not always our plan. The characters grow as individuals first and then realize that God is in control and He will work things out. Expect a great contemporary Christian romance read! Expect a great read! I was gifted an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.