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4.55  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  50 reviews

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 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
It was going OK until around 80% then the author threw in that farfetched plot change which ruined a reasonable storyline. That twist spoiled this story for me and appeared to be thrown in without a real explanation. To rushed too much skimming over and there was a massive gap from that to their HEA.
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely beautiful.....this story had me mesmerised, so beautifully told. I absolutely loved Chase and Jenna and fell in love big time with Lacey and all her very comical 4 year old sayings and words, she melted my heart. At one stage I was having a cry for the heartbreak that both Chase and Jenna were faced with and then I was sitting reading with the goofiest smile on my face, as a new attraction/ friendship was starting. This story will be forever a favourite read that I will pick up again ...more
Book Buddies
I love Resurrection, definitely hit the spot for me. I love the characters Jenna & Chase, I will definitely be back to read more by Author Maggie Jane Schuler :) A definite 5 Stars for me :)
Mar 15, 2017 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
Danielle Dickson
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book as part of a 'book blind date' for honest feedback and was eager to get started on it.

The story follows Jenna and Chase, a widow and widower trying to come to terms with the untimely death of their spouses. They're both just going through the motions with their kids until they meet each other. Not knowing the book title, blurb or author I didn't know what to expect, and when I read the first page I did find myself thinking 'Oh, another Cancer book,' I was so glad this wasn't
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 19, 2017 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
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The writing is beautiful, lyrical even. Not my normal go to type of book, but it sucked me in and gave me the 'feels'. A lovely story about loss and climbing up from the destruction it leaves in your life. ...more
Jillian Mackenzie
Mar 15, 2017 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
Lynn Newman
Mar 15, 2017 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
Wendy Livingstone
Mar 16, 2017 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
Mardell Bonasso
Mar 16, 2017 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. ...more
Vanessa (When Vane Reads)
Mar 20, 2017 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
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
Ria Alexander  - 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
Mar 16, 2017 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
Lisa Mccrey
Mar 21, 2017 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
Pandora Spocks
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Resurrection by Maggie Jane Schuler begins with heartbreak. Jenna watches as her husband slowly succumbs to the ravages of cancer, even as she struggles to work full-time and parent their toddler daughter and infant twin sons. After his death, she numbly moves forward, caring for the children and eventually returning to work.

On the other side of town, Chase is devastated at the sudden loss of his wife to a drunk driver. He can't imagine how he can pick up the pieces and raise their three childre
Stacey Broadbent
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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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
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story!
My stomach sunk when I read the first line. Was I going to cope with reading this story?
And yes, I did find it difficult to read at first, imagining myself in their hearbreaking situations, but I persevered and I'm so glad I did as once I'd started, I couldn't stop. Talk about pulling on your heart strings though, this story was an emotional rollercoaster!! Just as I thought I was coping and their situation was lightening, something was thrown in to start the tears again..
Joshua Smith
Mar 11, 2017 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
United Indie Book Blog
Mar 20, 2017 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
Nicola Chiappinelli
Mar 13, 2017 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
Just A Reader
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jenna and Chase's story is a beautiful tell of what happens when the rug is pulled out from underneath you and you must move forward. Chase's determination to bring Jenna out of her shell provides all the feels and the subtle twist along the way are Easter egged nicely for the 'Ah ha' moments which ties it all together. Schuler does a great job in her debut and I'm looking forward to watching more from her. ...more
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Resurrection is a little bit of something different. It is a tender and heartfelt read. Chase and Jenna had both lost their partners and were striving to step out of the darkness that they were both left in. A chance meeting between the two set them both on the path to rebuilding their lives. The storyline was jammed packed with drama with some unexpected plot twists. A debut novel that is an entertaining easy book to read and become engrossed in.
Apr 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I got this book through a blind date with a book. I knew nothing when I started didn't even see the cover. I was hooked from page one! Couldn't put it down.

Jenna lost her husband, chase lost his wife, both find themselves single and heart broken not knowing where life would take them. By work or a guardian angel (read the book to find out - no not a paranormal romance) the two meet, does Great loves happen twice in your life?

The story is very well written and flows nicely.
Rebecca L.
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a birthday present and although I usually prefer historical romances with ballgowns and horse drawn carriage rides, this tale of second chances didn't disappoint! The author doesn't shy away from describing the pain of losing a loved one and her descriptions of the bereaved children left me misty eyed. I appreciate the message that love always finds a way through the darkest and most troubling times. I found myself rooting for the protagonists and wondering if they would ...more
Monique Tinline
Mar 20, 2017 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
Becky Wise
Mar 20, 2017 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
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Maggie Jane Schuler is a wife, mother of three children who have flown the nest, 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

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