Friday, February 26, 2010

Double Trouble by Susan May Warren Blog Tour

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

My Thoughts
PJ Sugar is back and once again she seems to have a knack for investigating. Deciding to stay put in her hometown, residing in her sisters spare bedroom PJ has started training as a private investigator, which in-turn has her family and boyfriend upset and worried. Working as a PI in training with her new boss Jeremy, her first is stand in for a woman in the witness protection service. PJ is determined not to mess this up although her knack for jumping to conclusions and being unable to say to helping people, has landed her in hot water. Not to mention the fact that someone is out to harm the woman she’s standing in for. With her super sleuth skills running high, PJ is out to find the culprit Although while filling in for Dally, PJ, with the help of her new friend the eccentric Gabby, realizes that no matter how hard one tries to succeed, no one can truly become a new person until they trust and rely fully on God. Finally her life is starting to come together the only thing left to sort out is whether or not she should marry Boone, the man she loved since high school or by chance will her new boss Jeremy finally claim his ‘princess’?

The PJ Sugar series has become my favorite series by Susan May Warren. Once again Susan has captured the everyday struggles with our faith that we all face. How many times have you found yourself in the same position as PJ, struggling within yourself with day to day decisions regarding following your own path or the path that God has chosen for you? I think that is one of the reasons why I have connect with the character’s in these books because they are true to life. Susan May Warren has a knack for creating amazing characters that stand out and stay with you, many of us can even pick out a few that we ourselves either went to high school with or live by. This book has truly inspired and uplifted me. It has also reminded me to “Draw with confidence to the throne of grace”. I cannot wait to tell people about this amazing book, and I will be looking forward to seeing what PJ Sugar get up to in the next book. Both books are the perfect mystery novels that will uplift, inspire and entertain the reader.

Favorite line that will stick with me:
“Every day the choices you make tell you who and what you are.”


Nothing but Trouble, A PJ Sugar Novel book 1

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.

My Thoughts

Everyone one has heard the old adage “you can’t go home again”, well PJ Sugar is about to test the saying. Returning home 10 years after being accused of a crime she didn’t commit, PJ wonders if she can rise from the ashes of her past and be noticed as the woman she’s become. Although trouble does seem to find her as she wonders if she will ever be able to shake the nickname nothing but trouble that her former flame and current boyfriend called her. When her best friends husband is accused of murder PJ delves into the world high crime as she begins her own investigation. All the while trying to prove that she has become a reliable and trust worthy daughter, sister, and friend.

Susan May Warren has created a believable cast of characters as well an amazing plot that not only offers mysteries and romance but spiritual guidance as well. PJ Sugar is a character that I believe anybody could relate to. You watch the character grow into her own confidence as she realizes that the life she had ten years ago is not the same as the one she is leading today. As she struggles with her faith, we are reminded that once you have been saved the old you is gone and a new you appears. I enjoyed that Susan May Warren has reinforced that statement as well as provided the comfort that we all falter, and that the Lord will be there to pick you up and dust you off. I never knew that I could receive such a blessing from reading a fictional mystery novel. Truly an amazing read that will lift your spirit and touch your heart.


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:

One Grand Prize winner will receive a $150 SUPER SLEUTH prize package that includes:
Winner will be announced March 1

A brand new iPod Shuffle (perfect for those all-night stakeouts)
A $10 iTunes gift card (we recommend the ALIAS soundtrack)
A $10 Amazon gift card (why yes, they do sell spy pens)
A $10 Starbucks gift card (for fuel, obviously)
A pair of designer sunglasses (be stealthy AND super chic)
A gorgeous scarf from World Market (can also be used as a blindfold, and/or for tying up bad guys)
AND signed copies of both Nothing But Trouble & Double Trouble. (romance! danger! intrigue! sooo much better than Surveillance for Dummies!)
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My thanks to LitFuse for providing a free copy of both books.


Ann Elle Altman said...

They sound like really interesting reads, I will go have a peek.


KR said...

I'd love to read these!