Sunrise by Susan May Warren – Book Review

Posted February 8, 2022 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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Sunrise by Susan May Warren – Book Review

Sunrise

by Susan May Warren


Series: Sky King Ranch #1
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Published by Revell
Publication Date January 4, 2022
Genres: Action/Adventure, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Alaska Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Pages: 349

Synopsis:

Pilot Dodge Kingston has always been the heir to Sky King Ranch. But after a terrible family fight, he left to become a pararescue jumper. A decade later, he's headed home to the destiny that awaits him.

That's not all that's waiting for Dodge. His childhood best friend and former flame, Echo Yazzie, is a true Alaskan--a homesteader, dogsledder, and research guide for the DNR. Most of all, she's living a life Dodge knows could get her killed. One of these days she's going to get lost in the woods again, and his worst fear is that he won't be there to find her.

When one of Echo's fellow researchers goes missing, Echo sets out to find her, despite a blizzard, a rogue grizzly haunting the woods, and the biting cold. Plus, there's more than just the regular dangers of the Alaskan forests stalking her . . .

Will Dodge be able to find her in time? And if he does, is there still room for him in her heart?

I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.


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I love heroes who love deeply! Dodge was exactly that kind of hero. He has loved Echo from the time they were teenagers and will never stop!

Sunrise was filled with the action, mystery, and a little of the suspense I’ve come to expect from Susan May Warren. I really enjoyed seeing Alaska through her eyes – it really came to life. Seeing the lives of the homesteaders, awed by the Aurora Borealis, catching my breath in fear as the characters encountered grizzlies, flying through the snow behind the dog sled… What an adventure!!

I loved the detailed description of Dodge flying the plane. And how he attempted so valiantly to not crash when the fuel pump failed. That was so amazing. I think my heart stopped for a beat or two during that part. And when the bullets were flying. And when the grizzly attacked. And when… (not recommended  for the faint of heart!)

One of the things I’ve always appreciated about this author is the profound way she makes God such a significant part of her stories. Dodge’s father was such a great picture of solid faith amid storms. His persistent and loving reminders to Dodge and Echo of God’s character were spot on.

Readers who enjoy suspense filled with romance and faith will want to read this exciting first book of the Sky King Ranch series! I’m eagerly awaiting the release of Sunburst in June 2022!

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About Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award–winning author of more than eighty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. The mother of four grown children, and married to her real-life hero for over 30 years, she loves traveling and telling stories about life, adventure, and faith.

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