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My life was perfect. I’d had it all: a doting husband, a career on the rise, and great kids. When all that comes down around me—when I lose the one person I need— it feels like my world has been swirling around the edges of a black hole. A never-ending despair that is consuming me. The vows I had made to him still haunt me, still feel as fresh as the day I’d spoken
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Published March 10th 2017
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Title: Resurrection
Author: Maggie Jane Schuler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 10, 2017
Cliff Hanger: No

4 Stars

*This story is for mature audiences only. Contains explicit scenes and language intended for adults 18+

My life was perfect. I’d had it all: a doting husband, a career on the rise, and great kids. When all that comes down around me—when I lose the one person I need— it feels like my world has been swirling around the edges of a black hole. A never-en
Mar 21, 2017 Bozica rated it liked it
I received this book as a "blind date with a book" - not knowing the title, author or synopsis.
Its a great concept and I love the idea of it.

This is the authors debut novel and whilst the premise was good, and I was engaged in parts of the book, most of it fell short for me because she was telling me the story rather than showing me. I did not feel an emotional response to the scenes where it would be expected and I am emotional reader known to be brought to tears on page 1 of a book.

I am not a
Started reading this book not knowing what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it. When it starts I was thinking omg this is going to be one of those heartbreaking books and lets just say that's how it started with both Chase and Jenna receiving tragedy heartbreak . But then they learn to slowly move on with their lives they both have 3 kids each to look after all. When they first run into each other Chase saves Jenna from falling flat on her face and lets just say the pu ...more
Vanessa Villegas
Mar 20, 2017 Vanessa Villegas rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!
I received an Arc as "Blind date", and it was better than I expected.
I liked the beginning very much, had a well developed argument and the truth made me wish I did not stop reading. Both characters have to go through very difficult situations and my heart was broken.
Chase is a very sweet character, with a great empathy, Jenna is a strong girl, that reaches your heart.
I also like the relationship between the characters, both main and secondary, as they interact.
I love certain scenes th
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 19, 2017 Nerdy Dirty & Flirty rated it it was amazing
Jenna is figuring out how to live and care for her three young children on her own. After losing her husband shortly after the birth of there twin sons, she's left to care for them and their three year old sister. Grief is strong, and she thought she'd be prepared, but nothing could prepare her for what it would truly be like.
Chase is in the same boat. He was living the dream. A perfect wife, three year old sons, and a brand new baby girl. When a tragic accident claims his wife, he has to be st
Mar 15, 2017 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I received an arc of this book and am voluntarily reviewing it.

Wowza this gave me the feels! This book took me on a ride through happiness and sadness over and over. I was heartbroken and elated all in the same novel! That's how you know you're writing a great book. You inspire many emotions in your readers to come out.

Jenna and Chase both experienced such deep sorrow through the loss of a spouse. Being a single parent and being depressed is how they both start out. Then by chance they are able
Jillian Mackenzie
Mar 15, 2017 Jillian Mackenzie rated it liked it
I was given this book as a "Blind Date" read. I didn't know who the author, title or even what the cover was. Looking at the cover now, and the title I know that I would have purchased this book from those things alone.

This book started strongly for me, I was really enjoying it until things started coming together a little too neatly. I like a bit of grit and toughness in my reads. This book is really quite sweet, and if you love second chance romances then I think it is definitely worth giving
Wendy Livingstone
Mar 16, 2017 Wendy Livingstone rated it it was amazing
This is a debut novel from this author, and my goodness, what a fantastic job she has done! There is nothing I enjoy more than reading a new authors work, as going into a story totally blind is compelling and intriguing.
Chase and Jenna are both strong characters, who do what they have to in order to navigate through life after each of them enduring tragedy. This is an emotional and heartbreaking storyline, which is beautifully written.
I ended up reading this book in one sitting as I could not p
Lynn Newman
Mar 15, 2017 Lynn Newman rated it it was amazing
Read this on a recommendation , am I glad I did. Not really knowing much about the story made it an even more entertaining book. Resurrection is the story of Chase and Jenna - 2 people who have both suffered so much sadness in their lives. We meet them at the same point in both there lives, 6 months from the sad events that shape their family lives.
As you move through the book chapter by chapter you feel the emotion, the excitement ,the sadness the hope.
A lovely read, and one I thoroughly recom
Mardell Bonasso
Mar 16, 2017 Mardell Bonasso rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give Resurrection more than 5 stars. I'd give 5 stars each to Jenna and Chase's characters. I was so into their stories I could not turn the pages fast enough. Maggie Jane Schuler took a very emotional storyline and turned it into a wonderfully written, amazing story! She definitely brought out all the feels, starting in the very first chapter and continuing throughout the entire book. An excellent debut novel. I highly recommend this book, with a box of tissues.
Lisa Mccrey
Mar 21, 2017 Lisa Mccrey rated it it was amazing
Review: I absolutely adored this novel. This book, the first of what I hope to be many from this author, is a joy to read. It takes you on an emotional roller coaster from chapter 1 and by chapter 2 I was reaching for Kleenex and hoping that his book was NOT going to be a cry-fest. We all need one every now and again, but in the middle of a trying semester, I was NOT ready for that type of release. Luckily I was not subjected to much more tissue grabbing. Thank goodness.

I love Chase (H). He is s
Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
This book was amazing....brilliant debut

I cannot believe the RESURRECTION is the debut novel for Maggie, it was brilliant. It flowed easily from scene to scene, the editing was perfect and the storyline itself was heartbreakingly beautiful.

RESURRECTION is a story that will tap into all of your emotions from the moment that you start reading it. This book opens with two families facing the ultimate tragedy - the loss of a parent and a life partner. Chase and Jenna's lives are torn asunder and the
United Indie Book Blog
Mar 20, 2017 United Indie Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Reviewer: Lindsey
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Heartbreak is something we all go through, but Jenna and Chase world shattered around them and they didn’t think the pieces would ever get put back together again. This story will test your emotions and take you on a rollercoaster ride to last a lifetime. This book will take your emotions and leave you feeling lost when it’s all over. Maggie Jane Schuler gives a great story and I enjoyed every second of it. The chemistry between these two characters is strong an
2OCC Reviews
Mar 11, 2017 2OCC Reviews rated it really liked it
Shelves: jessica
This is another book I went into totally blind. There's something to be said about experiencing a book with out knowing who the author is, what the book is about, or with out a cover!

Chase was super amazing! He was really sweet but went after what he wanted with no apologies.

Jenna was so strong. I won't go into detail, but she was truly amazing!!

I love how raw and real this book was. It consumed me and never let me go. We have 2 characters that are learning to navigate life after what's they
Mar 17, 2017 Stina rated it it was amazing
I was given this book as an "blind date". Didn't know who wrote it, what name on the book was. But seeing it now, and reading the blurb, I have to be honest, I wouldn't have purchased it. But I don't regret reading this book!

This book is amazing!

Resurrection, is about how to come back to your life after a traumatic loss!
"One second it's all okay; the next? It's the worst possible idea ever."

Both Chase Houston and Jenna Lee are struggling to learn how to move on. To not let the guilt rule your
Mar 16, 2017 Beth rated it it was amazing
I had the luck to read this book, not knowing the author or the title or even the book cover, it was a total blind read, thanks to the "Quirky Blind Date With A Book" a FB group of readers, I was so glad I had the opportunity to read this book. I will admit I have never heard of Maggie Jane Schular before? but I know she will be an author that I will be keeping an eye on to see what happens next? Here's hoping her writing career will be a plentiful one indeed!! ... I enjoyed her writing style. I ...more
Becky Wise
Mar 20, 2017 Becky Wise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A beautiful emotional read

Pass me the tissues please. Wow this book was a truly beautiful emotional read. It had me from the first page. Chase and Jenna were simply beautiful. They draw you in with how they go through the stages of lost for each of their spouses all while both caring for multiple young children. It was wonderful to see how Chase never let Jenna run when it became a battle for her. I loved how the families seamlessly fit together. All the kids were simply adorable.

I really loved
Nicola J Hardy
Mar 18, 2017 Nicola J Hardy rated it it was amazing
I went into this book totally blind , I had know idea what the cover looked like , who the author was , what the book was about , absolutely nothing about it at all , I was given it as a secret blind date book and chose to review it all opinions expressed are totally my own , I was a bit worried about going into it blind however my worries were soon put to rest , this book is nothing short of amazing! the first few chapters really tugged at my heart strings and as the book and characters progres ...more
Stacey Broadbent
Mar 13, 2017 Stacey Broadbent rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic debut novel for Maggie Jane Schuler. I went into this with no idea what to expect and I can say, it was so much more than I anticipated.
The absolute heartbreak that these characters both endured is something I wouldn't wish upon anyone. I couldn't imagine going through such heartache while at the same time trying to bring up three children. I loved seeing them grow and push through, letting go a little at a time so that they can move on, and find that love on the other side
Carissa Janes
Mar 13, 2017 Carissa Janes rated it it was amazing
I got this book Saturday morning, and I wanted to make sure it downloaded onto my kindle...and then 4 hours later I finished it. This book was unputdownable. There were so many emotions in this book,and I admired Jenna's quiet strength to forge ahead with her life and her kids. She was still drowning, but starting to keep her head above water. I felt like she was a friend that I was cheering on. Chase was perfect. I loved how he stepped in and dealt with all of the chaos without missing a beat. ...more
Joshua Smith
Mar 11, 2017 Joshua Smith rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic first novel. I'll warn you that it starts out with a whole lot of death and sadness, which is a bold choice in the romance genre. But things brighten up, and it turns into a viscerally real story of what it's like to find love as a single parent. Times two. Schuler is a skilled writer, who knows how to paint a scene without burying you in detail. The story is told in dual first person, which isn't my favorite (I prefer a little less exposition about what people are thinking t ...more
Monique Tinline
Mar 20, 2017 Monique Tinline rated it really liked it
I got this book going in blind. Not knowing the title, author or blurb. It was something new and I quite enjoyed it.

Resurrection was a sweet story of second chances. When life throws you a curve ball, reality of being a parent never stops and you need to face up to it. Doesn't mean the grieving is any easier, but when you meet someone with similar circumstances it make life abit easier.

Jenna and Chase are a well matched couple. I enjoyed watching there insecurities and then overcome then.

I foun
Kirsty Turner
Mar 17, 2017 Kirsty Turner rated it it was amazing
I went into this book completely blind. I didn’t know the name of the author, the title or even what the cover looked like. I really enjoyed reading like this. I enjoyed Jenna and Chase’s story and found the plot to be quite unique. I especially loved little Lacey, her toddler speak was just adorable and it really made me smile. I liked Chase’s persistence in being with Jenna and the way Jenna slowly started to change as the story went on. A must read and a fantastic debut novel from this author ...more
Mar 14, 2017 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read
When Jenna and Chase are both trying to survive losing their spouses while raising three children under the age of three neither thinks they'll be whole again. Until that is Jenn finally decides to go back to work after being off on maternity and family leave only to meet a new client in Chase and they know something is special from the start. I read this blind, not knowing who the author what or the content of the book. It made it very exciting. I laughed and cried. It was a very emotional book ...more
Nicola Chiappinelli
Mar 13, 2017 Nicola Chiappinelli rated it it was amazing
I would give this book 6 stars if I could.
I was given this book to read with no synopsis or title or the authors name so had no idea what to expect.
This one grabbed me in the first chapter and I couldn't put it down. So emotional with the characters sizzling chemistry bursting from the pages. I love Chase so sweet, romantic and hot but also pushy and persistent. Loved the story from start to finish. It's so well written and won't be my last read from this author. A new one added to my faves list
Tania's Book Blog
Mar 16, 2017 Tania's Book Blog rated it really liked it
**ARC received voluntarily for honest review**

This book started out really emotional and then turned into a beautiful love story of two people that had lost their significant others. They were both trying to get by when they found each other.

It's hard to review and trying not to spoil. They were some events that had me fuming and were so unexpected but the heroine had her head on and the hero was all alpha. The bonus were the kids between both of them, ❤
Shannon Davison
Mar 12, 2017 Shannon Davison rated it it was amazing
I'm so in love with this new author. This book was absolutely amazing. Jenna and Chase have so much in common. Their children are so important to them. This is such a sweet, heartfelt romance that makes you happy. I can't wait to read more from Maggie in the future. I voluntarily reviewed a copy via Quirky Blind Date with a Book.
Stevie Wolfsbauer
Mar 17, 2017 Stevie Wolfsbauer rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from the minute I picked it up! You will not be disappointed reading it. Definetly took me on a rollercoster of emotions. Chase is amazing and I Love the character Lacey and would Love to know more about her as she gets older !
Melissa Travis
Mar 11, 2017 Melissa Travis rated it really liked it
This was a great read about loss, love and finding yourself before, during and after.
Mar 13, 2017 Lee rated it it was amazing
Received this book as a "blind date" and was completely wow'd! This book was well written with just enough detail in all the right places. An emotional story of two people finding themselves and each other after experiencing their own tragedies. I would highly recommend this book. If this book is any indication of what we have to look forward to from this author then I think we are in for a treat. I'm excited to see what she writes next.
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Maggie Jane Schuler is a wife, mother of three almost grown children, and teacher by day. While she has always loved to read, the thought of writing her own prose did not strike until she was in the middle of writing her Master’s Thesis. From that point on she was hooked.

She Resides in Southern California. Besides the family and books, she loves baseball. Since the Dodgers, Angels, and Padres are
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