Thursday, October 27, 2016

Book Review: "Wild Montana Skies" by Susan May Warren

Kacey Fairing is on leave from military service after a harrowing experience following a helicopter crash. She is hoping for some time to recover mentally and reconnect with her teenage daughter, but when Ben King ends up being on the same rescue team as her, she is confronted with her past failures. When Ben sees Kacey again, he finds himself wishing for a do-over on their relationship. Will they find a new ending to their story?

Ever since I picked up a copy of the 2nd book in Susan May Warren's Christensen Family series, I've been hooked on her books. I always find myself wanting to read faster, but having to force myself to slow down as I miss things otherwise. Sort of like savoring a delicious meal instead of gulping it down. This book deals with having a child without being married. I'm not a fan of this topic and I know it happens to Christians, but I try to read books I can share with my pre-teen daughters and I don't want them reading about that in a book. I want to instill that they wait to be married. That said, this book's conflict wouldn't exist without the "secret baby" theme. Susan May Warren always deals with issues like this in a manner that is not crass or indelicate.  There is a lot of Christian message woven through this book and how God can take our failures and redeem them for Himself. The characters in this book discovered this and grew in their walks with God. The story is told from both Ben and Kacey's point of view (3rd person) but also follows Ian Shaw and Sierra Rose in a secondary plot. Ben and Kacey's story reaches a happily ever after, but the secondary plot is not wrapped up and I'm assuming we will get more of it in the other books in the series. I cried, I laughed, I yelled at the characters, and I really wanted to shake some of the characters and ask them how could they do what they did. This book has elements of mystery and adventure as well as the romance.

"Wild Montana Skies" is available in paperback:
  • Series: Montana Rescue (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 18, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800727436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800727437
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches

and in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 5911 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (October 18, 2016)
  • Publication Date: October 18, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions and thoughts are my own and are given at my own volition. No compensation was received.

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