Happy (belated) Mothers Day to any moms out there and a special shout-out to my mom who (in my opinion) is the best mom ever!!!
I cannot believe it's been a month since I have added a book to our "Must Read" list! I forgot how busy I get in the summer (and summer has not even started yet!) But now that school is about finished, we can look forward to enjoying the lazy days of summer... sitting on a lounge chair with a cup of ice cold lemonade, an exciting book and a bottle of sunscreen :) Unfortunately not all of us can enjoy doing nothing this summer, but if you have some free time and are looking for a new book to read during those (hopefully) quiet summer afternoons, check out the first book on my May 2018 "Must Read" list Storm Front by Susan May Warren.
I would recommend this book if you:
- have read the previous books in the Montana Rescue Series or any other books by Susan May Warren.
- like to read books by similar authors, Irene Hannon and DiAnn Mills.
- want to read a story full of drama, suspense, faith and a bit of romance.
- want to check out a new author.
- just want to read a amazing new book!
First, I want to say that this is book 5 in the Montana Rescue series, so there are events referenced in this book that occurred in previous book, but I cannot say which ones... don't want to give any spoilers 😉
So here is the story,
Brette Arnold is excited to be the photographer/blogger for the Vortex Storm Chasers. The more that she hears from the leader of their group, Jonas - the more she finds herself eagerly looking forward to the next storm. She discovered that the adrenaline of trying to capture the perfect picture of the storm kept her mind of her ever increasing health issues. But even though her new job is exciting, Brette did not expect the storms they were chasing to become so deadly. When the group finds out that an F-4 tornado was sighted and touched down in Duck Lake MN, they immediately head over there since that is where Jonas's family lives and his younger brother is among the missing. Brette is determined to do anything to help Jonas find his brother... But she did not realize that by offering her help, she was volunteering to work with Ty Remington, the guy that she ran away from about a year before...
Ty Remington, a member of the PEAK rescue team - has been in love with Brette Arnold from the moment he first laid eyes on her and it broke his heart that she left him without saying goodbye. Now that he found her again, he is shocked at how different Brette is from the way she was a year ago. He knew that she had some major health issues, but he was not prepared for her super-short hair or how thin she looked. He tries to show her that it does not matter what the sickness has done or taken away from her, that she is still priceless to him and to God. However no matter what he does, she seems determined to push him out of her life and face her battles alone. Anyway, right now his focus has to be on finding and rescuing the tornado survivors. As a member of the PEAK rescue team, he is tasked with going out to search not only for the missing teenagers but also their Team Leader Chet King. Tyler feels now more then ever, that he has to prove himself not only to Brette, but also to his team because of an incident that happened in the past. Will Tyler's lead be enough to locate the remaining survivors or will it be too late?
Will Brette ever let Tyler past her emotional defenses?
Will her fears keep her from having a relationship with the one person she wanted one from the most?
So what did I think?
As I mentioned before - Storm Front is the 5th book in the Montana Rescue series. I read the book as a standalone but I know that I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the previous books(they all connect) The story line is good and the plot grabs you from the beginning of the book. It was awesome how the author wrote about each character in a way that you can see not only their good attributes but also their weaknesses - which is not something you find in a lot of books. My favorite characters were Brette and Tyler. I really enjoyed reading about their struggles and accomplishments, especially how they held on tight to their faith, even when the world was crumbling down around them. Overall I would rate this book at a 4 out of 5 Stars **** and on the emoji scale 😊
If you want to check out this series or any of Susan May Warren's other books: Here is the link!
Happy Reading :)