Storm Front Review

 

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I’ve been following The Montana Rescue series from book one, and had absolutely loved each consecutive story. Storm Front is no different. To be honest, at first I had mixed feelings about the main characters, mostly because they’d been lingering in the background in previous books. I had no clue what to expect from them. They may have been casted before as extras but Susan May Warren brought them center stage, and they steal the show!

About the book:

A tornado has destroyed a small Minnesota community and among the missing are not only a group of students but 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.

Life and love hang in the balance in Susan May Warren’s breathless story of holding on to hope during a deadly summer of storms.

My Thoughts: 

My heart went out to Brette Arnold, rooting for her happiness, as early as chapter one. Having close friends who, only recently, have battled breast cancer, this one hit a bit close to home for me. Brette may appear weak and one who rolls with the punches, but as the story progresses, the reader sees her for who she truly is—a fighter with a resilient heart. And Ty Remington?! What a hero! He pursued Brette, loving and protecting her. Not only was his effort to win her affections moving but the way he planted seeds of faith into her withered heart was both tender and inspiring. Brette’s resistance coupled with Ty’s persistence created an emotional tug-of-war for the reader, but oh, was it worth it! The adventure element was fast-paced, believable, and may cause you to gasp several times before you reach the final page. Overall, it was truly an amazing read.

This series is like a jigsaw puzzle. With each story you get more pieces to the lives of the characters, of the ongoing mystery presented in book one, and of the ups and downs of romance. But above all, you get a layered picture of God. How he pursues us, protects us, and loves us with a fierce devotion.

I received a copy of this story. All opinions are my own.

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About the Author:

309115_10151025782841246_660114708_nSusan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of over fifty novels with more than 1 million books sold, including Wild Montana SkiesRescue MeA Matter of Trust, and Troubled Waters. Winner of a RITA Award and multiple Christy and Carol Awards, as well as the HOLT and numerous Readers’ Choice Awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. She makes her home in Minnesota and can be found online at http://www.susanmaywarren.com, on Facebook at Susan May Warren Fiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.

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Last Chance Wife Review

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I’m a sucker for a great love story. Seriously. It could be in the form of a movie, a book, browsing a friend’s wedding album, eavesdropping at Panera Bread. You get the picture. Today, I have the privilege of gushing over Janette Foreman’s debut book Last Chance Wife.

About the book:

When six-time mail-order bride Winifred Sattler is stranded in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, she’s grateful to find a temporary position at Mr. Ewan Burke’s business until she can return home. Ewan is handsome, but stuffy and serious—her complete opposite. Unlike her new anonymous correspondent, Mr. Businessman, who appreciates her bubbly optimism.

To keep his mining company afloat, Ewan can’t be distracted by Winifred’s vivacious beauty. He needs a no-nonsense wife. Someone like Miss Thoroughly Disgruntled, the only respondent to his recent ad with whom he truly connected. In person, Winifred and Ewan don’t get along, but in their letters they’re falling in love. Will they discover a perfect match in each other?

My thoughts:

The premise of this story captured my attention because it reminded me of one of my favorite movies – Shop Around the Corner. (Hubby and I watch it every year around Christmastime.) And though the plotline is lightly touched with similarities of the classic, this story is distinct and memorable, possessing its own dynamic elements.

For starters, there’s the heroine, Winnie. She’s weighted by past failures but refuses to let dark circumstances dim God’s light within her. She shines bright even in a dusty, mining town. Her go-getter attitude complements her sensitive heart.

Let’s not leave out the hero, Ewan. At first glance, this man appears stiff-necked, but as the pages turn, I found him to be compassionate, level-headed, and having a heart that longed to believe in the impossible.

Take Winnie’s spirited disposition and match it with Ewan’s straitlaced manner, and you have the makings of a great romance! This story is sprinkled with hope, brushed with light humor, and steeped in a beautiful thing called love. I enjoyed what this author brought to the table and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!

*I received a copy from the author. All opinions are my own*

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About the author:

21371236_1479962642083252_6576790669271838472_n.jpgA former English teacher, turned stay-at-home mom, she’s passionate about God-centered romances. She’s a proud member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), ACFW Dakotas chapter secretary, and is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray at the Steve Laube Agency. She loves to read, quilt, make cloth dolls, and draw. Janette makes her home in the northern Midwest with her amazing husband, polydactyl cat, bird-hunting dog, and the most adorable baby twin boys on the planet.