Review: Chance of Loving You

by Terri Blackstock, Candace Calvert, & Susan May Warren

Chance of Loving You Chance of Loving You is an anthology by three bestselling romance authors. If you are looking for fun and sweet love stories, this may be a good match for you.

Although all three are novellas, I felt like I got to know the characters in each novella fairly well. None of the stories felt rushed to me and all three had sweet, happy endings. I did not really connect well with the two main characters from For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock. It was well-written and an interesting storyline, but Blake Adcock got on my last nerve. My frustration with Blake just got worse as the story continued and I didn’t really want him to end up with Julie! So, although many others will probably enjoy this story, I just did not. I will add, though that this novella had quite a few humorous moments.

I did like the two other novellas. The Recipe by Candace Calvert was a very emotional and heartfelt story. I thought that the two main characters, Aimee and Lucas, had great chemistry. Their journey together and the individual growth that each experienced in the book was heartwarming and I did not want to see their novella come to an end.

I also enjoyed Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren. Abigail and Ross had some big hurts to work through. Tragedy pulled them apart and, to be honest, when I learned their backstory, I was a bit surprised at exactly how things had gone wrong. One conversation could have cleared up the confusion and saved some additional heartache! But, it was an enjoyable story and I liked getting to know the characters.

If you are a fan of romances, these three stories will be an enjoyable way to pass the time. (4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers.


Chance of Loving You

An anthology by three bestselling romance authors

For Love of Money by Terri Blackstock
Trying to launch her own design firm while waitressing on the side, Julie Sheffield was drawn to the kind man she waited on at the restaurant last night . . . until he stiffed her on the tip by leaving her half of a sweepstakes ticket.

The Recipe by Candace Calvert
Hospital dietary assistant Aimee Curran is determined to win the Vegan Valentine Bake-Off to prove she’s finally found her calling. But while caring for one of her patients—the elderly grandmother of a handsome CSI photographer—Aimee begins to question where she belongs.

Hook, Line & Sinker by Susan May Warren
Grad student Abigail Cushman has agreed to enter the annual Deep Haven fishing contest. She’s a quick learner, even if she doesn’t know the difference between a bass and a trout. But nothing could prepare her for competing against the handsome charmer she’s tried to forget since grief tore them apart.

One chance for each woman to change her life . . . but will love be the real prize?


Terri Blackstock
Terri Blackstock

Terri Blackstock’s books have sold six million copies worldwide. Her suspense novels often debut at number one on the Christian fiction best-seller lists, and True Light, published in 2007, was number one of all Christian books—fiction and non-fiction. Known for her “Up All Night Fiction,” Terri has had over twenty-five years of success as a novelist.

In 1994 Terri was writing for publishers such as HarperCollins, Harlequin and Silhouette, when a spiritual awakening drew her into the Christian market. As she was praying about her transition, she went on a cruise and noticed that almost everyone on the boat (including her) had a John Grisham novel. It occurred to her that some of Grisham’s readers were Christians, and that if she wrote a fast-paced thriller with an added element—a strong Christian message—she might just find her niche. As God would have it, Christian publishers were just getting interested in the suspense genre, so she quickly sold a four-book series to Zondervan. Since that time, she’s written over thirty Christian titles, most of them suspense novels.

Her newest book, Double Minds, is in stores now. Other recent books include those in her acclaimed Restoration Series, which includes Last Light, Night Light, True Light and Dawn’s Light. She is also known for her popular Newpointe 911 Series and Cape Refuge Series. Terri makes her home in Mississippi, where she and her husband Ken are enjoying their empty nest after raising three children.

Terri has appeared on national television programs such as “The 700 Club” and “Home Life,” and has been a guest on numerous radio programs across the country. The story of her personal journey appears in books such as Touched By the Savior by Mike Yorkey, True Stories of Answered Prayer by Mike Nappa, Faces of Faith by John Hanna, and I Saw Him In Your Eyes by Ace Collins.

Susan May Warren
Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the bestselling, Christy and RITA Award–winning author of more than forty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. She served with her husband and four children as a missionary in Russia for eight years before she and her family returned home to the States. She now writes full-time as her husband runs a lodge on Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, where many of her books are set. She and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, and being involved in their local church.

Susan holds a BA in mass communications from the University of Minnesota. Several of her critically acclaimed novels have been ECPA and CBA bestsellers, were chosen as Top Picks by Romantic Times, and have won the RWA’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice contest and the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year award. Five of her books have been Christy Award finalists. In addition to her writing, Susan loves to teach and speak at women’s events about God’s amazing grace in our lives.

For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at

Candace Calvert
Candace Calvert

Candace Calvert is a former ER nurse and author of the Mercy Hospital and Grace Medical series. Her medical dramas offer readers a chance to “scrub in” on the exciting world of emergency medicine. Wife, mother, and very proud grandmother, Candace makes her home in northern California. Please visit her Web site at


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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One Response to Review: Chance of Loving You

  1. Gwyn says:

    My biggest problem with novellas is that I usually don’t connect the characters because the books are so short. I’m glad to hear that wasn’t a big problem with these. Thanks so much for sharing. I’ll just may give them a try.

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