Saturday, June 30, 2018

My Bookshelf: Storm Front by Susan May Warren

Life and love hang in the balance during a deadly summer of storms.
A tornado has destroyed a small Minnesota community, and among the missing are not only a group of students but also PEAK Rescue team leader Chet King. Ty Remington will stop at nothing to rescue his mentor, not even when the girl he loved—and lost—walks back into his life. But Brette needs his help more than he knows, despite her stubborn determination to push him away. And when he gets a second chance, loving her just might cost him more than he can imagine.
A blogger for Vortex Storm Chasers, Brette Arnold didn’t expect her adventures to land her in the same place as Ty, the guy who she walked—no ran—from over a year ago. She had her reasons—good ones. The kind that tell her that falling for him again would only lead to heartache. But Ty isn’t the kind of man to give up—not on the missing students or on her.

Storm Front is the fifth book in Susan May Warren’s Montana Rescue series, coming after Wild Montana Skies, Rescue Me, A Matter of Trust, and Troubled Waters. I have really, really been enjoying this series, and I have to say, I think Storm Font is one of my favorite ones yet. I knew a little bit about Ty and Brette’s story from A Matter of Trust, since Susan is so great about weaving bits and pieces of other character’s stories into every book, and since Brette is close friends with Ella Blair, one of the main characters in that third novel. Since I had already fallen in love with the two of them, I was very excited for this novel, but I had no idea what was really in store. Ty is amazing. Just, absolutely, amazing. And I loved getting to know more about his past, and what made him who he was and caused him to be the caring, compassionate hero I found in this book.
Since every good story also needs a little bit of action, Susan incorporated tornadoes and missing children into this one, and I honestly couldn’t have asked for anything better. Although in reality, tornadoes scare me to death, I absolutely loved reading about the ones in this novel. There were quite a few, and every time there was action and danger and just a little bit of worry, and it gave such a perfect sense of drama to add to the love story that was developing.
One of my favorite aspects of this story, however, was the theme of redemption that ran through it all. Brette is going through so much when we meet up with her in this story, and she has been through even more in the time that has passed since we were first introduced to her, and it just made my heart go out to her in ways I couldn’t deny. I longed for her to realize God’s sovereignty through it all, and I so badly wanted her to be healed, not only physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. But let me refrain from giving away any spoilers; as much as I never want to do that, I also love talking about what I’m reading!
All in all, I absolutely loved every part of this novel, and I practically sped my way through it. I highly recommend it as a FANTASTIC summer read, or anytime read really, though I would DEFINITELY suggest reading all of the series in order. Although you could probably get away without it, you might be just a little bit lost, and the stories are much better read all together. They were just written to be that way.
I happily give Storm Front all five bookshelves, and a place on my all-time favorites list along with the rest of the series. Susan’s writing has just been getting better and better—even though it was already phenomenal to begin with—and I absolutely cannot wait to read the final book in the series. Too bad for me that it doesn’t come out until November. Either way, Wait for Me will be the perfect conclusion to the series.
Happy reading!

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All credit for the italicized synopsis goes to Susan May Warren and Revell Publishing.

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