Wild Montana Skies

Warren, Susan May. Wild Montana Skies: Montana Rescue Series- Book 1. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2016.

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SUMMARY:
Ben King, an international country music star, returns home to Mercy Falls, Montana, to help care for his injured, ageing father. Kacey Fairing, currently on leave from her position with the military as a helicopter pilot, spends time with her daughter and parents in her hometown of Mercy Falls. With a past history between them, Ben and Kacey find themselves working together to save the town from flood waters but may need help rescuing their own hearts as well…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Cowboys, danger, survival, romance, drama, secrets and faith all combine for a fast-paced, amazing read. With likeable characters, several storylines, and a message of second chances, Wild Montana Skies sets the stage for an enjoyable new series, Montana Rescue. Though I did not read the prequel to this first book, If Ever I Would Leave You, I had no problem connecting with the story, and look forward to the continuing saga in book 2, Rescue Me, due out in spring of 2017. Definitely a good book by a well written author.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Wild Montana Skies from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

Evergreen

Warren, Susan May. Evergreen. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. 2014.

SUMMARY:
evergreenEmpty-nesters John and Ingrid Christiansen are excited to start the next chapter in their life; however, they didn’t plan on some unforeseen family circumstances. Mixed with a difference in priorities, John and Ingrid must come to terms with their history before continuing on with their future in chilly northern Minnesota…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Sparkling snow, chilly weather, swirling icicles…the perfect setting for a story at Evergreen Resort in Minnesota. With true perspective, Susan May Warren threads a story of a married couple later in life who have very contrastive thoughts of moving forward. Though only a novella, the storyline was truly developed and read as if a full-length novel. Following several other books in the series, Evergreen was included as a story on the parents (as I assume the previous books were about the children). Emotional, heart-warming and rewarding all the same, I appreciated the novella as a story within itself even though I was a bit confused as to the many characters mentioned in the beginning. A circle-story of sorts, the family Christmas letter at the start of the book soon turns into a much longer, more in-depth letter when rewritten at the end of the book. Another new author for me, I am sure this will not be the last from this author I will read.

RATING:
4 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of Evergreen from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review*