Thursday, August 5, 2021

Then Came You


Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Then Came You by Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Title: Then Came You

Series: Deep Haven Collection #4

Author: Rachel D. Russell presented by Susan May Warren

Publisher: Sunrise Publishing

Release Date: July 6, 2021

Genre: Contemporary Christian Fiction 

He doesn't need any trouble. She can't seem to escape it.

Detective Daniel “Boone” Buckam is more than burned out. After fourteen stellar years on the job, one bad judgment call—and, fine, a whole lot of cynicism—has forced him into a mandatory vacation. If he can get his head on straight, there’s a job as Police Chief waiting for him back in his Minneapolis suburb. And then he meets Vivien.

Actress Vivien Calhoun isn’t really a drama queen. Sure, she gets swept up in the emotions of life—but please, she’s an actress. Or, um, was until a stalker made her flee the bright lights of Broadway. Now, she’s passionate about directing her local theater production. But when she accidentally ropes an uptight police detective on vacation into her cast, she can’t help but wonder if he might be the leading man she’s always longed for.

Boone can’t help but like Vivien. He might even have a type—vivacious and bubbly, with a penchant for attracting danger. He can smell trouble even if she can’t, and is pretty sure her stalker has hunted her all the way to Deep Haven. He’ll have to stay by her side—even if it means being in her silly play—to keep her safe. But Vivien is more than he expected as she helps him discover a part of him he’s locked away…the part that said he could never love again.

It’s summertime in Deep Haven, and the fun is heating up in this laugh-out-loud, charming story.

My Review:

I know Boone is from another series, but I do not recall reading that series. So, my context of him and the other characters is they are all new to me. 

 "Vivian Calhoun needed a man within the next five minutes."

From the first line, I was drawn into Vivian's drama. She is quite the character, quirky, fun, and a great actress. She puts on a remarkable show of how nothing phases her. She is not looking for a relationship. All she wants is to put on a play that is successful.

"I've learned you have to embrace the life you have, not the one you expected you'd have-or the one others expect you to have."

Boone has been banished to Deep Haven for a vacation and to work on his "anger" issues. He is immediately wrapped up in Vivian's drama when she ropes him into pretending to be her friend when her evil half-sister makes a sudden appearance. Boone does not feel that his "vacation" is justified and does his best to keep busy.

This story is a sweet second chances novel when life does not turn out how you expect it to. There are quite a few laugh-out-loud moments, a bit of mystery, and the wonder of how it will all turn out. I would highly recommend Then Came You to anyone who loves a delightful contemporary romance with a thread of faith. Fans of Michelle Pennington, Pepper Basham, and Karen Witemeyer will enjoy this author as well.

Thank you to the author and JustReads for the opportunity to read this book. I was not required to give a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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 SMW & Rachel Russell

Susan May Warren is the USA Today best-selling novelist of 80 books. With more than 1.5 million books in print, she is beloved by reviewers and readers around the world. Visit Susan at

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Rachel D. Russell is a member of Oregon Christian Writers and My Book Therapy’s Novel Academy, and is a regular contributor to the Learn How to Write a Novel blog. The mother of two teenagers, she often interrogates her husband on his own military and law enforcement experience to craft believable heroes in uniform. The rest of her time is spent cantering her horse down the Oregon trails. Visit Rachel at

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(1) winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card + 3 Then Came You ebooks (one ebook for the winner and two to give to friends)!

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  1. Thank you for the review, sounds good.

    1. Hi Rita, You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your review! So glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Great review! I love the line "I've learned you have to embrace the life you have, not the one you expected you'd have-or the one others expect you to have." It’s so true! This sounds like a fun book.

    1. I know, I love books that can give a great message too! How often do we try to live to other's expectations, tying ourselves in knots?!

  4. I love the sound of this one! What a fun summer read. :D

    1. Lark-it really was :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!