Book Review: Rescue Me

Rescue Me by Susan May WarrenI’m a fan of contemporary Christian author Susan May Warren and her suspense fiction. Her latest series, Montana Rescue, is set in my beautiful state of Montana (I say “my” state because I love it so…and I did live there for four years in college) and my most favorite of all national parks, Glacier.

Book one, Wild Montana Skies, was definitely worth picking up for a bit of fun and suspense, so I eagerly awaited book two in the series, Rescue Me, which released this past January.

When Deputy Sam Brooks commits to something, nothing can sway him–not just on the job but in his private life. He’s the one who stuck around to take care of his mother after his father’s accidental death. And he’s the one–perhaps the only one–who believes Sierra Rose is the perfect girl for him. Safe, practical, and organized, she’s nothing like her hippie, impulsive, bleeding-heart sister, Willow.

Willow, however, has been in love with Sam Brooks for as long as she can remember. But she wants her sister to have a happy ending. Besides, Willow has other things to focus on–namely, nabbing the job of her dreams. Best thing for her to do is to purge Sam from her heart.

Neither can predict the events that will bring them together in a fight for their lives in the forbidding wilderness of Glacier National Park. Stranded, injured, and with the winter weather closing in, Sam and Willow will have to work together to save a crew of terrified teenagers. As they fight to survive, they might just discover a new hope for love.

As always, Warren is an accomplished writer with a knack for creating suspense and likable characters. And while her Montana Rescue Series isn’t my favorite series of hers, I am enjoying the novels.

The setting plays a role in these novels as though it were a character itself. This installation was full of Montana beauty and plenty of adventure in Glacier National Park. It makes me want to visit again!

The heroine, Willow, is a struggling young woman just trying to do the right thing. In the shadow on her older sister and all those she loves and respects in her community, Willow doesn’t quite fit in. As a younger sister myself, I could relate to some of those struggles.

The plot didn’t keep we up at night wondering what would happen to Willow, Sam and the troop of teenagers in their care, but it did keep me engaged each time I picked up the book. So while it may not be groundbreaking fiction, it was enjoyable!

Themes of overcoming the odds, struggle in the face of doubt, and being comfortable in your own skin are woven throughout the characters and their faith journeys as the book follows their physical struggle to get back home safe and sound.

I received a complimentary copy of Rescue Me from Revell Books, but I was not otherwise compensated for this review. All writing, thoughts, and opinions are solely mine.

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