The Price of Valor by Susan May Warren – Book Review

Posted October 30, 2020 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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The Price of Valor by Susan May Warren – Book Review

The Price of Valor

by Susan May Warren

Series: Global Search and Rescue #3
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Published by Revell
Publication Date October 6, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Action/Adventure, Clean Romance
Setting: Italy, Minnesota, Washington DC Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 24-35
Written for: Adults
Pages: 368


A high-octane mix of love and adventure

Kidnapped by rebels while serving as a humanitarian aid worker in Chechnya, Signe Kincaid has spent the past decade secreting out valuable information about Russian assets in the US to her CIA handler. Fearing for her daughter after being discovered as an operative, Signe sends her to former Navy SEAL Hamilton Jones for safekeeping. Signe is ready to give her life for her country, and she can hardly expect Ham to rescue her after breaking his heart over and over.

Hamilton Jones has never forgotten the only woman he loved--and he can't believe after all these years she's shown up alive. But can he forgive her for her secrets? And, when Ham discovers the reason Signe has kept her distance, he must choose between love for her and love for the nation he has vowed to protect.

Will he save the many? Or the few? And what is the price of valor?

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

Also in this series: The Way of the Brave, The Heart of a Hero

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Wow! I’ve been waiting for The Price of Valor to learn Ham’s story and also to see how all the loose ends in both the Global Search and Rescue and The Montana Marshalls series tied up. And it was everything I hoped for, and more!

While the action seemed non-stop as Ham and his team journeyed to Italy to rescue his wife, Signe, there was still plenty of romance and heart-wrenching struggles with faith. Both Ham and Signe have flashbacks to their past, filling in details that showed tragedy and deep, abiding love.

I’ve admired Ham as I’ve gotten to know this born leader with a protective nature that can’t be stopped. But I wasn’t prepared for how much more my heart would be stolen by him! It was amazing how in his (literally) darkest times he sang hymns to remind himself of God’s goodness and deliverance. Though his faith wavered, it never failed.

Signe was not difficult to love, either. I was so intrigued by her and how she ended up in the circumstances she was in! However, by the time I learned more and became a little disgusted with choices she had made to serve her country, I already liked her enough that I hoped for the best for her and that she would be able to surrender her heart to the God she had never been able to trust in the past.

My favorite spiritual lesson here was that of forgiveness. Ham had plenty of reasons to hold a grudge against Signe. Yet he didn’t take the easy road, choosing instead to seek the power of the Holy Spirit to walk the narrow path and forgive. And what a struggle it was as he learned more and more about her past. His struggle intensified and his heart was shredded.

Many of the main characters from the two series that chronicle the events that concluded here make an appearance, some in big ways and others in minor roles. As everyone began to converge, I was thrilled to see them help to bring an end to the conspiracy that had so greatly impacted all their lives.

The only warning I am including is that Signe’s life during the years she was missing from Ham’s included violence toward her that readers should be aware of if they are sensitive to that in fiction. Susan May Warren handles this very tactfully and does not go into detail – it is merely mentioned as having happened and causing the emotional scars that resulted.

If you enjoy high adventure and suspense, The Price of Valor is a book you won’t want to miss. The events in this story take place just after those in The Montana Marshalls therefore I recommend reading those first. 

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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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