[PDF] Download ✓ Taking Chances | by ↠ Shannon Guymon

By Shannon Guymon | Comments: ( 612 ) | Date: ( Feb 24, 2020 )

Meet Maggie Tierney, a lighthearted, kind, free spirit who has a lot to be happy about at 24, she is independent, successful, a wealthy artist, and she s just inherited a home in beautiful Alpine, Utah, the place where her mother, Lisa, grew up However, her excitement is colored by the reality that Maggie has never been to Alpine, and that this home was left to her by heMeet Maggie Tierney, a lighthearted, kind, free spirit who has a lot to be happy about at 24, she is independent, successful, a wealthy artist, and she s just inherited a home in beautiful Alpine, Utah, the place where her mother, Lisa, grew up However, her excitement is colored by the reality that Maggie has never been to Alpine, and that this home was left to her by her estranged great grandmother, a woman Maggie never met Armed with Propels, Doritos, and her favorite easel, Maggie dives into Alpine life, ready to make it her home.


  • Title: Taking Chances
  • Author: Shannon Guymon
  • ISBN: 9781599552057
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Shannon Guymon

In the fourth grade, Shannon Guymon wandered into the school library and figuratively never came out again She decided one day to take her love affair with the written word once step further and wrote her first novel, Never Letting Go of Hope.Shannon grew up all across the United States but has finally found her home in Utah, where she lives with her six children She enjoys the mountains, gardening, being with her family, and, of course, writing.



Comments Taking Chances

  • Heidi

    I liked this book a lot more reading it the second time through. It tackles some pretty tough topics the main one being child sexual abuse. When I read it the first time several years ago I remember not loving it. I was pregnant at the time I believe, and not in a situation that I wanted to read something so heavy, tragic, or sad. This time I was able to appreciate more how well the author handled the topic and how she was able show so well the power of forgiveness and the effect it can also hav [...]


  • Kathy

    This series of books has been so fun to read. I have thousands of books on my to read list, hundreds sitting on my bookshelf and yet I made a trek to the library to get this series so they are definitely worth reading. I think it is the humor in this series that I enjoy the most.This one tackles the tough topic of child abuse. You would think with that topic it would be depressing but it's not. Overall it's a lighthearted read with lots of laughs. The message is one of forgiveness, love, accepta [...]


  • Judie

    I loved the characters and the humor. I felt the story portrayed the reality of the Atonement and the need to forgive very well.


  • Shawnee

    Absolutely hilarious! You think you know what's going to happen next, but you're wrong. The author is amazing at coming up with the unexpected.


  • Angela

    I love Shannon's books. They are always fun quick reads that put a smile on my face. In this book, she tackles some bigger issues, but still manages to keep the book uplifting and fun.


  • Emmeli

    This book was so cute! It was one of my favorites that Shannon Guymon wrote. I Love her novels. I recommend it to everyone!


  • Sally

    Loved this book! I loved the fun characters and witty dialogue. A fun love story with a touch of seriousness.


  • Auntie Soni

    I think I have read all of Shannon's books, and liked them, but this one is my favorite. The voice is strong, and I can hear them speak the dialogue.


  • Kathy * Bookworm Nation

    I remember seeing this in Desert Book years ago, I was drawn to the cute cover, but scared off by the heavy subject material. Now that I've read all of Shannon's other books and am familiar with her style I decided to give this one a try. I ended up enjoying it way more than I thought I would. Maggie is a great character, I really loved her personality. Maggie's mother was sexually abused as a child and teenager. It went on for nine years before she was able to escape. Her mother, Lisa, is now i [...]


  • Tausha

    I think out of this series this was one of my favorites. I love Maggie! Her passion and commitment to those she loves is very admirable. Good, clean, fast reading book. The authors message is great and very powerful the same time I am grateful I have finished the series. Every book was unique in it's characters and I love how they all intertwine so you can keep up with who you fell in love with in the last book. They all had a great story, yet were all so similar. The message was the exact same [...]


  • Jennifer

    I think I am a huge reader of LDS Fiction. I have entire shelves of books in my home, and a lot of times, I noticed that I can't tell one book's plot from another. However, this book is a unique addition to my library.It has some of the basics that a lot of LDS Fiction has: Boy meets girl, fall in love, etc. However, there's more to the story that simply that. Maggie Tierney moves to Utah after inheriting her great-grandmother's house. Seems nice enough, especially considering she has never met [...]


  • Sami

    It's kinda fun reading a book that is set around about where I live. It's fun when things are mentioned I can picture it perfectly because, well, I've been there before or driven past it before. I also really like Shannon Guymon. She writes really well balanced books. This book was just as enjoyable as Makeover and Maggie was a pretty awesome character. That opening scene where her neighbor Luke comes over and covets the pot roast in her oven is pretty great. I laughed my pants off!


  • Alysia

    Wow, Shannon Guymon did a wonderful job tackling such a horrible topic in a sensitive way. And, created some fantastic characters and humor to add a lightheartedness to the novel. I really love the main character. And, I love how Guymon hilighted forgiveness. I've always wondered how a person would forgive something like that, and this book shed light on it a little more for me. Pass the nicotine patches around (ha ha, so funny).


  • Kathryn

    great read about a serious subject of child sexual abuse. A story of a mothers journey to forgiveness and a daughter trying to learn to follow her mothers example and trust men enough to find love. Margarett is a strong name just like she is and is honest to a fault. Luke has had sorrow in loosing his fiance to death, but they both help the other to trust, love and heal.


  • Susan

    This story teaches the importance of forgiveness. Maggie is a "hoot"! She is straight-forward and verbally honest. Shannon Guymon tells the story of a mother who was sexually abused by her step-father and still puts a smile on your face.


  • Aubree

    As far as Mormon fiction goes this was a 5-star book. It was really cute.


  • Julie

    Shannon Guymon is one of my favorite authors. Her books are light-hearted and fun, yet have a great storyline. I really liked this book


  • Terri St.

    Shannon Guymon has become one of my favorite LDS authors. Taking Chances is just as well written as a Trusting Heart. Very enjoyable.


  • Sharon

    I love this series of books by Shannon Guymon. They are a quick fun read. They handle some sensitive subject very well. I love the couple in this story. Strong characters and fun interactions.


  • Jessi

    AH! one of the very best lds romance novels. So funny and cute.


  • Brenda

    Funny, sweet story about how forgiveness and love can help heal. Hysterical situations and lovable characters.


  • Katie W

    Very cute story about a serious subject. I thought the main characters were just hilarious!


  • Traci Mork

    This book touched a part of my heart that was difficult to share. I love Maggie so much. Such a great character. Out of all of Shannon's leading women, Maggie is my absolute favorite. This book has difficult subject matter, but written beautifully & with great sensitivity. Terrific, humorous & clean love story.


  • Diana

    I really liked this book. The characters in this story were so real. Maggie and Luke are wonderful together right from the start. I like how their story unfolds and they stay true to who they are. There was a lot of healing that took place in this book and I like how the author portrayed such a serious issue and how the victim of such evil isn't really the only victim.


  • Miriam Reeves

    I liked it, fun LDS fiction.


  • Ali

    I had started to get tired of the same old LDS "romance" fiction story. They all seemed like they were the same story recycled with different names, cities, and perfect looking girls who don't know how beautiful they are (oopsat one was still in this, but it was tolerable in this situation). I was bored at the library and saw this book and decided to give it a try because I thought the cover was cute (I know, stupid shallow reason to try a book, but it got my attention).This book took a horrible [...]


  • Darla

    (Genre: LDS fiction/romance) When I started to read this book and realized what the "main" challenge was for the lead character, I got a little nervous. Some books that talk about childhood abuse are way too dark for me to read and enjoy (and that is why I read--to enjoy!). But Guymon did a very tasteful job of it and the book still had a lot of humor and fun dialogue to keep me very interested in the story. Her message of forgiveness was well done (in my opinion) and made me think of how freein [...]


  • Connie

    3.5 starClean: No swear words. Simple kisses. For readers 16 & up.Spiritual Element: Seeing how the atonement can help sexually abused victims and their families find peace and forgiveness. There weren't any specific details about what went on. You just know that it happened to Maggie's mother for several years before she left at the age of 18. The main character, Maggie, is a very strong-willed & funny gal. She can handle almost anything. Watching her get to know her father's parents an [...]


  • Pat

    This author is fast becoming one of my favorites.Taking chances touches on a sensitive subject (sexual abuse.) The topic is handled with care and good taste. It illustrates the far reaching affects of abuse, and the characters' journey to overcome it and find healing and forgiveness. The story still manages to be touching and in spots laugh out loud funny.I love that the story takes place in the area where I grew up.


  • Susan

    As usual, a lightheared story but this time the underlying message is not so underlying. Maggie Tierney inherits her great grandmother's home and moves to her parents home town. Since she has never met her grandparents and her mother has had no contact with them since she moved away at 18, Maggie had to decide just how much contact she wants with them. Good look at long term effects of abuse and forgiveness.


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